Due for Friday 9/29 Test thru the End of the American Revolution
1) The test for the periods between the Late Colonial Period through the American Revolution arrives today.
It will cover the following topics:
Colonial Facts Late Colonial Notes 7 Years War Road To Revolution Notes
2) You may bring in a standard sized balloon with anything you want written on it to be used during
your test. I recommend using a sharpie. Balloons will be given out on Friday. If you decide to pop
the balloons of people you don't like on test day, make sure to make it look like an accident. (It
shouldn't be hard... the school is full of aspiring actors)
3) Your review questions are due today. Answers should be uniquely yours, not a paraphrase of what
your best friend wrote, unless of course your friend is never wrong. You will thank yourself for having
Due for Wednesday 9/27 Fireworks and the Birth of Baby USA!!!
1) Study for the American Revolution and have the following sets of class notes neatly organized in your
notebooks for the first notebook check today. There should not be blank spaces on these notes!
a) Early Colonial Notes (Cahokia, etc)
b) Colonial fact sheet (on test)
c) Late Colonial Notes (on test)
d) 7 Years War Notes (on test)
e) Road to Revolution & American Revolution Notes (on test)
2) Watch this unusual college lecture on the American Revolution and answer these questions.
3) Study for the next test on Friday, 9/29. It will cover Chapters 3, 4, 5 and the following topics:
Colonial Facts Late Colonial Notes 7 Years War Road To Revolution Notes
4) Continue working on the review questions due on Friday. Especially if you believe in foreshadowing.
Finish it before it's allowed to grow into something frightening. (Possible footage of homework which has
grown out of hand)
Due for Monday 9/25 - So you want to start a Revolution...?
1) Instead of your Ch. 5 and 6 textbook readings (<---optional) , Complete this shorter assignment...
(CAREFULLY) analyze the 5 outline and 6 Outline. Its a crucial time, (1763 - 1775) the dirty dozen 12 years
where everything went wrong between Britain and the 12-ish American Colonies. Simply put, know this
outline material. Highlight it, write notes on it. If you like it, consider using it for other chapters.
2) Watch this video on the American Revolution. Its exciting so you won't mind filling out a few questions.
Plus it will make your brain grow wise. Like a fortune cookie.
3) Complete the following handout showing population growth in the 13 colonies. Use different
colors for each colony to graph the size of the 13 colonies between 1740 and 1800. I already placed the
1740 starting totals for each colony on the graph... it is up to you to add the data points for 1760 and
1780. The 1800 numbers are not included so you will have to PREDICT the growth of each colony based
on prior 1760-1780 numbers.
4) We will be using the following form for class notes on the Road to Revolution. If you prefer a
storyboard style of notes, try these instead. Either way, be sure to check out the
American Revolution Powerpoint we used in class if you had questions or missed class -gasp-.
5) There is a high correlation rate between these questions and what you will see on the next test. Be
as specific as possible when answering. APUSH requires detailed facts & you will reminisce
fondly of the days when you could "fake" your way through a test without really knowing the facts.
To give you plenty of time to do them well, they will not be due until Friday, 9/29. Don't let them hide
in the corner, growing feral, waiting to attack you when your back is turned. Definitely don't leave
them unattended in your little brother's or sister's room or this could happen. (Actual footage of
homework stalking a former student)
6) If you want the guidebook seen here, bring in $18.50 to class this week and a student leader will
order your guide promptly.
Due for Tuesday 9/19 - The French and Indian War and the Road to Revolution
1) Review the following video by another teacher on the French and Indian War. There are a couple
of minor mistakes but its a good review of the French and Indian/ 7 Years War. Then answer the
2) Read Chapter 5 and answer the following questions. I fear a War is coming...
A) What were the goals of Parliament and King George III in passing new taxes & regulations on the
colonies after the end of the 7 Years War in 1763?
B) What arguments did the colonists use to object to the English Crown’s tax measures?
C) What economic factors convinced colonists to disagree w/ their own British government?
D) How did the Townshend Acts dramatically escalate tensions?
E) What was so intolerable about the Coercive (Intolerable) Acts?
F) What were British strengths and weaknesses at the outset of the war?
G) What were the American strengths and weaknesses at the outset of the war?
3) We will use the following timeline for our class notes on the Road to the American Revolution.
Due for Friday 9/15 - The French & Indian War
1) Finish reading the Chapter 4... its only 8 pages (135-143) and it covers one of the most pivotal conflicts in
American History: The French & Indian War. Then answer the following questions:
A) The French & Indian War has been described as an “Inevitable War for Empire”. Is this statement
accurate and was the War's outcome?
B) What were the conditions of the Treaty of Paris I (1763)?
C) What after-effects from the war would haunt the British? The French?
D) Why did Chief Pontiac revolt after the French and Indian War? What was the outcome of his "revolt"?
2) Define and learn the following terms:
Ohio River Valley - Seven Years/French Indian War - Albany Plan of Union
Iroquois Confederation - William Pitt - Ft. Duquesne - Battle of Quebec
Treaty of Paris I (1763) - Chief Pontiac’s Rebellion - Proclamation line of 1763
3) Watch the Crash Course video on the French and Indian War and answer these questions.
You may want to slow it down as he talks fast. Watching it helps earn an "A", respect, and
an imaginary friend named Mr. Vitale.
Due for Wednesday 9/13 - British Colonial Development
1) Ever wonder what a teacher's writing ability was in college? Read the following paper given to me
by Mr. Lawler to understand the connection between Slavery & Sugar in the New World. If you wonder
how I got ahold of this, ask him.
2) In the 1700's a religious wave swept over the British Colonies. Read Ben Franklin's account of his
meeting with one of the movements biggest preachers, George Whitfield. It's an insightful "take" on
the First Great Awakening as seen through the eyes of the greatest American thinker of the age.
3) Read Chapter 4 pgs. 114-134 in your textbook. Answer the following questions on a separate sheet
A) What roles did women play in English colonial society? Did those roles differ between northern
and southern colonies?
B) Who were the new migrants coming to the colonies in the early 1700’s. Why did they leave Europe
and Africa and where did they tend to settle?
C) In what ways did the Enlightenment & the Great Awakening challenge traditional sources of
authority? Be specific about what authorities were being challenged by each!
D) What groups of people were most likely to participate in the Great Awakening and why?
4) Define the following chapter 4 terms:
First Great Awakening - Old lights vs New lights -John Edwards and George Whitfield
Harvard University - William & Mary College - Scot-Irish immigrants - Anglican Church
Paxton Boys - Regulator Movement - The Enlightenment - John Locke - Ben Franklin -Cotton Mather
5) Next set of class notes? Try these: Late Colonial Notes
Due for Monday 9/11 -English Settlement
1) Read the info for each colony and fill in the information on the chart. Our next quiz will be about the
characteristics of the original 13 (actually 12) colonies. True fact-Delaware wasn't really a colony.
2) Watch Mr. Pate's video about colonial angst. Hint, Hint...take notes. It's only 13 minutes but this teacher
is really good and remember the girl in the well from the movie "The Ring" is waiting for you if you
turn off the video early.
3) We'll know what happened if you are not there on Monday morning at 7:30 am. However, you can
we move on to bigger and better things. Not there may be the remnants of a tropical storm early
next week so be prepared for a late start school day.
Due for Thursday 9/7 -English Settlement
1) Test Scores will be in the system by Sat. afternoon. Anything above a 70% is pretty good but you are
welcome to retake the test next week either before or after school after making test corrections.
2) Textbook readings formally begin with Chapter 2... pgs. 40-79. Answer the following Ch. 2 questions.
a) How did the North American colonies of the Spanish, Dutch, French and English differ?
b) Why were death rates so high in early Jamestown (and other southern colonies)?
c) Explain why Bacon's Rebellion is one of the most important events in US history. (pg. 56)
d) What were the differences between the Pilgrims and the Puritans? (pg. 58)
e) What were the differences between the Northern English colonies and the Southern English colonies?
f) What did John Winthrop mean when he called Massachusetts Bay a "City on a Hill"?
g) How were the New England Town Meetings a different form of democracy than Virginia's House of
h) What was the long term impacts of King Philip's (Metacom) War on New England?
I) Why did Massachusetts expel Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson?
3) Finish the DBQ. Follow the instructions and analyze the documents and lay out a structure of how you
would answer the overall question. I am not looking for a masterpiece yet... just that you can layout the
structure of a solid essay.
4) Rho Kappa, the History Honor Society has a brief interest meeting afterschool on Tuesday at 4:25.
Anyone can drop by for free pizza and a taste of what's to come this year.
5) For those of you who have not been able to order the AMSCO guide (any year ok) try the following link
for the latest edition costing 18.95. If everyone has it, we can assign shorter readings from it.
Due for Tuesday 9/5 (First Test today)
2) Start the DBQ worksheet. It will be due next class (9/7).
3) Powerpoints for the Early Colonial Era have been loaded here
4) Watch this video by a professor which does an AMAZING job of describing the differences between
the Northern (Mass Bay) and Southern (Jamestown and Chesapeake Bay) English colonies. It's 25
minutes of incredibly useful info for the test. Watch it. You'll... appreciate it later.
Due for Thursday 8/31- Welcome! Your journey begins today... with your first homework assignment:
1) If you have not finished the summer assignment, please do so. Next Tuesday's test covers the summer
reading chapters 1-3.
2) Complete questions 1-15 for Parts 1 & 2 on the Chapters 1 and 2 quizzes to test your knowledge of
its the BEST documentary on the European Invasion. There is a substantial reward for completing
the video. If you have time, you may agree it was worth it :) . Or just watch this mindless video instead
and call it a day :).
5) Advance Notice of Weekend assignment:
IF you wish, you may begin working on the DBQ (Document Based Question) for this weekend, due next
Thursday (9/7). It will be good practice for the DBQ model we will use to this year. Please let me know
if you have any questions, but don't wait to ask until the night before it's due. If you need this printed out,
please ask me in class THIS WEEK! If you are confused or need help for any reason, please contact me