American Slavery-Conditions and Methods of Freedom

Although slavery has been around since humanity began in agricultural communities, American chattel slavery was uniquely cruel. Slaves worked by force, under threats of beatings for disobedience. Disobedient slaves were often also mutilated or sold as punishment. Slaves were considered property and seen as inferior because they were black. Most slaves, called field slaves, workedContinue reading “American Slavery-Conditions and Methods of Freedom”

US Bill of Rights- Short Form and Activity

As part of the Anti-Federalist’s compromise with the Federalists, the Bill of Rights was added as the first ten amendments to the US Constitution. Use the complete Bill of Rights to fill out this simple version of the Bill of Rights for your reference. Now, focus on one of the 10 rights in the BillContinue reading “US Bill of Rights- Short Form and Activity”

Cotton Gin and Slave Suicide

Part 1. Civil War and Industrialization: The Invention of the Cotton Gin.  Read the following information and answer the comprehension and critical thinking questions.  On March 14, 1794, Eli Whitney was granted a patent for his cotton gin. The cotton gin is a machine that separates the seeds from the fibers of cotton. Without aContinue reading “Cotton Gin and Slave Suicide”

America’s First Census in 1790

The first U.S Census was conducted in 1790. The census categorized the population of the new nation according to liberty, sex, and age: free white males age 16 and older, free white males under age 16, free white females, all other free people, and slaves. Below is the 1790 Census: The first U.S. Census wasContinue reading “America’s First Census in 1790”

The Compromises of the Constitutional Convention

When designing the United States Constitution, the Founding Fathers had to make compromises to appease competing differences. Below are the five major compromises of the Constitutional Convention. Source The Great Compromise – Created two chambers in Congress: the Senate and the House of Representatives. To suit the needs of small states like New Jersey, eachContinue reading “The Compromises of the Constitutional Convention”

APA History Class Work Schedule

World History: Period 1: Expansion and Isolation – 09/29/2021 Eurasia Vocabulary- 09/29/2021 Participation is graded weekly World History Test (Summative) – 09/27/2021 A Day in the Life of a Geisha/Samurai 10/19/2021 UN Declaration Packet 10/19 Letter as a Russian Serf 10/21 Test- Japan/Columbus Day (Summative)10/11 Test- Russia (Summative) 10/29 History Day Project (Unit Test) 11/3Continue reading “APA History Class Work Schedule”

Articles of Confederation

Introduction: With the introduction of the Declaration of Independence, the continental congress recognized the need to establish guideline for a new government. Congress’s overriding concern to insure that the government was not as strong as centralized body similar to the British Parliament. With that in mind, the Articles of Confederation were drafted and adopted, providingContinue reading “Articles of Confederation”

History Day!

History Day is an annual competition where a person or team presents a chosen history topic to a team of judges.  Theme: The theme for 2022 is: Debate & Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences.  Information: We will have the preliminary competition in the first week of November. Everyone will participate. The top team fromContinue reading “History Day!”

APA US and World History Welcome + Class Expectations

Hello! Below is the presentation I shared with you concerning the expectations for this class. I hope you enjoy this class as much as I enjoyed meeting all of you. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask me. Check this website regularly whenever you need help knowing what work we have doneContinue reading “APA US and World History Welcome + Class Expectations”