Thursday, April 20, 2017

APUSH Review


On Wednesday the 26th in the morning and afternoon we will write a LEQ under the time limit!  I will score the essay, and give it to you the next week!

Hope to see you there!



This Day In History


23 Apr, 1898 - Spain declares war on the United States
23rd April, 1898 : Spain declares war on the United States on April 23rd, 1898 after rejecting America's ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba. Following the declaration The American Asiatic Squadron under Commodore George Dewey engaged the Spanish Pacific Squadron under Admiral Patricio Montojo y PasarĂ³n in Manila Bay, the Philippines and decimated the Spanish squadron.

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/april23rd.html

Happy Earth Day - April 22nd!


This Day In History


22 Apr, 1889 - U.S.A. Oklahoma Land Rush
22nd April, 1889 : The Oklahoma Land run begins with an estimated 50,000 people lined up at noon hoping to stake a claim for a homestead ( the claim could be up to 160 acres in size ), it included most of the following Oklahoma Counties, Canadian, Cleveland, Kingfisher, Logan, Oklahoma, and Payne ( in total about 2 million acres ). This land had previously been occupied by Indians but the Indian Appropriations Bill approved the transfer of two million acres for settlement. 

Taken from:http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/april22nd.html

This Day In History


21 Apr, 1989 - Student Protest Tiananmen Square
21st April, 1989 : 100,000 students gather at Beijing's Tiananmen Square to commemorate Hu Yaobang the deposed reform-minded leader of the Chinese Communist Party and voice their discontent with China's authoritative communist government. This was the beginning of the mass demonstrations in Tiananmen Square, Beijing prior to the Chinese Government declaring martial law in May of the same year which led to the June Massacres by Chinese troops killing hundreds of demonstrators and arresting thousands of protesters and other suspected dissidents. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/april21st.html

WW2 and Cold War

Here are the videos I told you guys about.  They will help you understand important ideas and concepts.

World War 2 and Japanese Internment


APUSH was restructured 2 years ago, and they made the experiences of minorities crucial to AP US History.  So being familiar with Japanese Internment would be good, and it is mentioned in the Key Concept.  I showed the shortened version in class, but the full one is worth the watch!


Cold War Beginnings


The video found at YouTube - search Untold History: Stalin, the Soviet Union and WWII - explains nicely Stalin's position during and after WW2.  It is an eye opener!







This Day In History


20 Apr, 1999 - Columbine High School Shooting
20th April, 1999 : Two students ( Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold ) wearing balaclavas go through Columbine High School in Denver, Colorado, firing automatic weapons and throwing homemade bombs killing 13 people and wounded 24 others before the two students committed suicide. They had originally planted two home made bombs in the cafeteria and were planning on murdering the students as they ran from the building, when the bombs failed to go off they went into the school and began the massacre. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/april20th.html



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