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Friday, May 11, 2012


I am so proud of your work this year!

I think when you see your score you will be very pleased! Regardless please know that this has been a great year for AP US History and I know each of you did your best. Last year I was able to see the scores on July 1st. This is much earlier than when you will get them mailed home. You are welcome to call, text or email me to find out your score. Here is my cell phone number: 737-0856

On Monday we will begin work on our last two projects for the year- the AP Living History Museum & the 2012 AP US History Mural. These two projects will require no work to be done outside of class. You all have worked so hard, now is the time to continue learning, but in a more relaxed atmosphere. :) You may even turn your book into me on Monday if you wish.


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

U.S. History Debate

Here is a link to a useful site for our debate. We will have our debate on Monday. Email me with any questions- I will give you a handout tomorrow regarding our format.
Evidence each side could use in debate---CLICK HERE FOR LINK

UPDATE: There are many events going on for Black History Month at ETSU that are FREE & FUN! Not to mention you also get extra credit for attending them!
Below is a link to the events calendar:
Click here for the Black History Events @ ETSU Calendar

See you all tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Hello all! I hope you are staying toasty...

I think I have most everything put into mygradebook. Please check this on your own to make sure that everything is correct. If there is an issue please see me in class THIS week so we can remedy the problem. Remember, Thursday is favorite Jersey Day/New Jersey Day and Friday is Blue and Gold Day.

See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Return to Normalcy?

After WWI America craved security and elected Warren G. Harding as President. What followed was the worst case of corruption in the Executive Office (until Watergate)- the TEAPOT DOME SCANDAL.

The Teapot Dome Scandal was a bribery incident that took place in the United States in 1922–23, during the administration ofPresident Warren G. HardingSecretary of the Interior Albert B. Fall leased Navy petroleum reserves at Teapot Dome and two other locations to private oil companies at low rates without competitive bidding. In 1922 and 1923, the leases became the subject of a sensational investigation by Senator Thomas J. Walsh. Fall was later convicted of accepting bribes from the oil companies.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

This day in HISTORY: Is July 4th really Independence Day???

Aug 2, 1776:

Delegates sign Declaration of Independence

On this day in 1776, members of Congress affix their signatures to an enlarged copy of the Declaration of Independence.

Fifty-six congressional delegates in total signed the document, including some who were not present at the vote approving the declaration. The delegates signed by state from North to South, beginning with Josiah Bartlett of New Hampshire and ending with George Walton of Georgia. John Dickinson of Pennsylvania and James Duane, Robert Livingston and John Jay of New York refused to sign. Carter Braxton of Virginia; Robert Morris of Pennsylvania; George Reed of Delaware; and Edward Rutledge of South Carolina opposed the document but signed in order to give the impression of a unanimous Congress. Five delegates were absent: Generals George Washington, John Sullivan, James Clinton and Christopher Gadsden and Virginia Governor Patrick Henry.
Exactly one month before the signing of the document, Congress had accepted a resolution put forward by Richard Henry Lee that stated "Resolved: That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved."
Congress adopted the more poetic Declaration of Independence, drafted by Thomas Jefferson, two days later, on July 4. The president of Congress, John Hancock, and its secretary, Charles Thompson, immediately signed the handwritten draft, which was dispatched to nearby printers. On July 19, Congress decided to produce a handwritten copy to bear all the delegates’ signatures. Secretary Thompson’s assistant, Philadelphia Quaker and merchant Timothy Matlack, penned the draft.
News of the Declaration of Independence arrived in London eight days later, on August 10. The draft bearing the delegates’ signatures was first printed on January 18 of the following year by Baltimore printer Mary Katharine Goddard.