The 1800’s in America was a time of change and it was a time of resistance. Many people were against the new laws that were being created or reinstated by different leaders at different times. Of these laws, the one that received probably the most backlash was the Fugitive Slave Act. This act, which was […]Read more "Blog #9 – Protest, Resistance, and Violence."
Dear Ms, It was brought to my attention in class today that you believe that my teaching Fredrick Douglass’ Narrative is me teaching hate. I am writing this in response to your statement. Fredrick Douglass was a slave; an educated slave at that. He struggled the adversities that come with slavery and being a Black man in […]Read more "Blog #8 – To Whom It May Concern."
Chapters 1-3 (Note Share) Choose 3 of the passages that you underlined or highlighted and describe anything that surprised, challenged, or changed what you already knew. Few slave-mothers know anything of the months of the year, nor of the days of the month. They keep no family records, with marriages, births, and deaths. This quote opens […]Read more "Fredrick Douglass – My Bondage and My Freedom."
Face it, we all know that learning about American history is not always the most exciting thing in the world, but my job today is to teach you about the War of 1812 in a way that won’t put you to sleep! Let’s begin. So basically, after Thomas Jefferson was reelected in 1804, Britain and […]Read more "Blog #7 – Crash Course: The War of 1812"
Hi I’m Sidra and today I’m gonna teach you about the electoral college and why it is completely unnecessary! To start, the electoral college is a body of people representing the states of the US, who formally cast votes for the election of the president and vice president. It was a system of voting created in 1787 […]Read more "Blog #6 – The Electoral College."
Throughout history, Thomas Jefferson has been revered as a good, honest, All-American man. He wrote the Declaration of Independence, pushed to emancipate slaves, was elected for 2 terms as President of the United States, and bestowed upon us the well-known line, “we hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal.” Sounds […]Read more "Blog #5 – The Paradox of Liberty."
During the 18th century, New England and the Middle colonies went through many changes. The urbanization of the North and its colonies is what set it apart from agricultural South. The Northern colonies reached to develop a predominantly urban society based on commerce and trade. Much like present-day Northern cities like New York and Philadelphia, […]Read more "Blog #4 – We’re the Voice of the New Generation."