Mrs. Wilson's History Festivus

United States History II



Use the following powerpoint to fill out your guided notes…

Reconstruction Power Point

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Civil War Battles Webquest



You NEEEEED to do this webquest for a couple of reasons…

1. It is worth a million points

2. You can use it on the test. Let me repeat…YOU CAN USE IT ON THE TEST

If you don’t do it, you will miss the assignment points and the test questions.

Click here to download the assignment if you are not in class.

Click here to get to the website to do the assignment

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National Survey


Click on the link below to take the survey…

National Political Opinion Survey

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A House Divided


“House Divided” Speech Transcript

Abraham Lincoln

Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Convention:

If we could first know where we are and whither we are tending, we could better judge what to do and how to do it. We are now far into the fifth year since a policy was initiated with the avowed object and confident promise of putting an end to slavery agitation. Under the operation of that policy, that agitation has not only not ceased but has constantly augmented. In my opinion, it will not cease until a crisis shall have been reached and passed. “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved; I do not expect the house to fall; but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other. Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the further spread of it and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in the course of ultimate extinction, or its advocates will push it forward till it shall become alike lawful in all the states, old as well as new, North as well as South.


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Manifest Destiny/Lewis and Clark


Lewis & Clark Journal  Entry


Write a journal entry from the perspective of one the members of the Corps of Discovery. Your entry should be in the 1st person, writing as if you are actually experiencing the journey yourself. You may NOT be Meriwether Lewis or William Clark, but you must include your opinions of these two men and their leadership. You may write from the perspective of any of the real crewmen, Sacagawea, or you may pretend that you were selected by Lewis and Clark for the expedition.


Be sure to include the following information:


Heading: “Corps of Discovery Journal Entry” along with a date (sometime between 1803 and 1805)


*1st Paragraph:

  • Your name, age, and your duties as a member of the Corps of Discovery (at beginning of entry)
  • Your opinion of both Captain Lewis and Captain Clark


*2nd Paragraph:

  • A description of your travels along the Missouri River
  • An account of the events of the day you are writing about (ideas: weather, events, scenery, wildlife, challenges, thoughts, fears, )


*3rd Paragraph:

  • A description of at least one encounter with Native Americans that you met during your travels


Conclusion: 1 or 2 sentences about what you expect or hope to see in the next few days of your travels.

Work Sited: Include a list of what information you got from the different websites


Include a separate page with some sketches and drawings of things that you saw during your journey across the western frontier. Effort and accuracy will be rewarded.


Journal entries should be a minimum of ONE PAGE in length. Do your best to provide a detailed and historically accurate account of events in your journal entry.


*A paragraph needs to be 5-7 full sentences!


Good Luck!


Use these websites for information…

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Bill of Rights Court Cases


Tinker v Des Moines Reading 1

Tinker v Des Moines Reading 2

Tinker v Des Moines Reading 3


Hazelwood District v Kuhlmeier Reading 1

Hazelwood District v Kuhlmeier Reading 2

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Bill of Rights scenarios


Follow the directions at the top of the assignment and complete it on a lined piece of paper. You may work together but everyone needs to turn in their own paper. When you are finished, KEEP THE ASSIGNMENT! We will go over it when I get back.

Bill of Rights scenarios

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Constitution Scavenger Hunt


Click on the link below and complete the assignment on a lined piece of paper…


Constitutional Scavenger Hunt

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Thomas Paine “Common Sense”


Using the SOAPSTone organizer, analyze the following excerpts from Thomas Paine’s Common Sense

Common Sense

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Lost Colony of Roanoke


After our class discussion, read and answer the questions about the following theories. When you are finished, you and your partner will write up to 3 paragraphs describing what YOU think happened to the colony. You must have at least 3 facts to support your claim.

Roanoke Reading

Lost Colony of Roanoke Theories


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