Progressivism Power Points – NOTE TO ALL OWNERS OF THE SLIDE SHOWS

Please change your setting so the “public” can view your slideshow ASAP.  Without this setting, I cannot share your presentations with each other. Thank you!

Women’s Suffrage – P4

Women’s Suffrage – P2

Prohibition – P2

Prohibition – P4

Labor Reform – P4

Governmental Reform – P4

Governmental Reform – P2

Square Deal and New Freedom – P4

Homework – Due Friday March 22 (but get a start on it now!)

Homework due Friday March 22 – Unit 8 Identifications.  Yep, we are back to these based on the performance of your last two quizzes.  ONLY complete the identifications for the IMPERIALISM section of the outline.  Hard copy due at the beginning of class.  Begin work on these NOW!

Also any changes your group needs to make to their Power Point slides needs to be completed and shared/emailed to me by Wed, March 20.  I will post all PPT/Slide Shows on the blog on Wed (with corrections or not).

What do “Bad Romance” and the Women’s Suffrage Movement have in common?


Wow, this woman obviously loves her American history – the video is full of allusions to specific historical events in the Women’s Suffrage Movement.  Continue to check back throughout the summer for other off-beat and quirky posts!

Progressivism Power Point Presentations – Due Monday, March 18th

ALL GROUPS MUST BE READY TO PRESENT ON MONDAY, MARCH 18th – I will randomly draw names to determine which groups go first.  The P2 class will present all PPTs on Monday – P4 will present three on Monday and the other two on Wednesday.  Remember that ALL MEMBERS of the group will present so determine in advance which part of the presentation is your responsibility. Here is a copy of the Progressivism Research Rubric.

Here are the guidelines for the PPTs:

  1. Title page – Topic, names and presentation date (March 18, 2013).
  2. All events should be presented chronologically – please don’t jump back and forth in dates.
  3. What were the goals of the movement?  What situations did the movement want to fix/improve?
  4. Who were some of the key individuals associated with this movement?  How did they influence the movement?
  5. How successful was the movement?  How did it fail to meet all of its objectives?
  6. What specific social/political tactics did the movement use to meet its goals?
  7. What (if any) amendments, legislation and/or Supreme Court decisions were associated with this movement?
  8. Please include a Works Cited Page for all in-text citations (yes, you need to have in-text citations!)
  9. Create a hyperlink citation for any images/video/audio – use the original caption/title of the work – if there is not caption provided (a probability for some images) then you make create your own but stick to basic facts.
  10. Please make sure the slides have a consistent format and are ready for “prime time” viewing.  Presentation should last between 8 to 10 minutes.  I will cut you off after 10 minutes.

REVISED! Unit 8: Progressivism and Imperialism / Homework – Week of March 4 and March 11

Reminder: Current Events were due today – if you forgot to submit yours please bring to class on March 7th and sibe to sub.  The Unit 7: Reconstruction Quiz is on March 7th – please make sure you also study Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois (last page in the reading booklet).

New week, new unit – Progressive Era and American Imperialism. This will not be a long unit and will finally move us into the 20th Century (hurrah!).  You will be responsible (in teams of two or three) for teaching the content (ie in PowerPoint format).  Assignments are as follows:

  • Women’s Suffrage Movement (up to 1920) – Rachel, Rebecca, Jessie  /  Melissa, Skye and Sam
  • Prohibition (up to 1930s) – Chris B, Chris C, Robbie  /  Matt and Eric
  • Labor Reform (up to 1929) – Mitchell D, Ethan
  • Government Reform (up to 1914) – Brandon, Ross, Connor / Evan and Xavi
  • Roosevelt’s Square Deal and Wilson’s New Freedom – Mitchell C, Nathan and George
Here is Unit 8 Outline.
In the meantime, review America Becomes an Imperial Power powerpoint and read the following pages in your textbook:  548 – 568 (Imperialism) by Monday, March 11th.  I will assign the Progressive Era readings for homework on Wednesday, March 13th  – here is the assignment if you want start early (for the moment you will only read the section related to your presentation):
  • Women’s Suffrage – 257 – 258, 520 – 522, 540 – 541
  • Prohibition – 513 – 514, 642 – 643
  • Race Issues – 492 – 495, 530 – 531, 598 – 600, 658 – 662
  • Labor Reform – 447 – 455, 514 – 516, 526, 623 – 624
  • Government Reform – 473 – 477, 515 – 516, 518,
  • Roosevelt’s Square Deal – 523 – 529
  • Wilson’s New Freedom – 538 – 540, 541 – 543

Homework Week of Feb 26 / Unit Quiz Reminder / Feb Current Events

Reminder: We will have a Reconstruction quiz on Tuesday, March 5th. It will have about 10 multiple choice questions and two extended paragraph questions.


  • Feb 28 – read the following pages in the textbook: 376 – 391.
  • March 6 – answer the following questions: page 382 #2 and 4, page 392 # 2, 3 and 4, and page 401 #3.

Current Events – only one article is due this month – due March 5th.

Change of Date for Reconstruction Quiz

The date of the Reconstruction has been moved to March 5th – please make this change in your agendas! Have a great GCW experience.

Reminders, Due Dates and More

  • – I have changed the settings so you should now be able to upload your document today.
  • Current Events for Jan was due Jan 31 – I am missing several folders – turn them in on Friday or I will have to start passing our MSH emails!!
  • Bring hard copies of both the Slave Review Questions and the Civil War Questions to class on Friday – I will grade these and post the grades over the weekend.
  • We will have an in-class discussion about the Antietam Reading in class on Friday – bring your annotated packet and your preparation for the discussion.  
  • I will be posting the Colonization Essays as I grade them – in other words you may receive your grade before or after your classmate!
  • Feb 12 – Civil War Quiz – covering Slavery and Civil War (up to Lincoln’s assassination).  This quiz will have Identifications, Short Answers and Extended Writing sections.  It will not take the complete period and we will watch part of the “Lincoln” movie in the second half of class.
  • Just read this news story about a city in the south renaming its parks – think about the impact this decision makes on the legacy of slavery in the South.

Colonization Essays – – Missing Submissions

The following people have not submitted their essay to – please do so ASAP:

  • Connor
  • Evan
  • Ross
  • Brandon
  • Mitchell Craig
  • Xavi
  • Skye

Antietam Reading – Guided Annotation – Due Feb 8

We will discuss the “Antietam” reading in class on Friday – please make sure that your annotations are complete.  In addition, please prepare responses to the following questions (you may write these out in bullet point or full sentence format).

  1. What is the author’s thesis?
  2. How was the Battle of Antietam a turning point in the American Civil War? (Hint – start reading on page 94)
  3. What were Lee’s goals in moving from a defensive strategy to an offensive strategy?
  4. What was Lincoln’s position on slavery prior to 1863?
  5. “The Civil War was more that a clash of armies; it was a battle between two societies.”  Be prepared to argue for or against this statement – have specific details to support your position.
  6. Why did both the North and the South each expect Great Britain to support their side of the war?  What position did Britain take?
  7. Consider the components of Just War Theory (see below) – to what extent was the Civil War a just/unjust war?
  8. How did the improvements in military technology impact the war?
  9. What impact did the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 have on the war?
  10. How did the evolving war goals change the military strategy on the ground?
  11. What was the legacy of Antietam? (Hint – start reading on page 98)


A Just War should be waged:

  1. Only as a last resort.
  2. By the legitimate government/authority of a nation
  3. In response to some “wrong” committed against your nation by the other side.
  4. With a reasonable chance of success.
  5. To establish a more perfect state of peace than the conditions that existed prior to the war.
  6. Using only force/violence justified by (proportional to) the original wrong committed.
  7. Using weapons that only target soldiers.  Great care should be taken to prevent civilian deaths.