Monday, February 25, 2013

New Technology & The 1920s

1)How did the automobile affect America?
-Automobiles affected America because it changed America significantly. It opened many jobs because there was now roads, home garages, gas stations, motels, camp sites, shopping centers, traffic signals, etc.

2)What's urban sprawl, and what caused it?
 -Urban sprawl is when cities spread out in all directions. The reason for urban sprawl is because of cars being created in the 1920's.

3)What was the first use of airplanes NOT during the war?
-The first use of airplanes NOT during the war was a carrying service for the U.S. Post Office.

4)Predict what's going to happen to the American economy.
-I predict Americans economy decreases because cars cost money and being able to go around enables people to spend more money. Also, new inventions were being created to enable people to have an easier life. Although, the new better inventions cost more money.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The U.S. After WWI

1.Describe the feeling many American had after the WWI?
  • Americans felt horrible after the war, they had to work more. They were tried of the war.
2.What were some reations by Americans to their post WWI feelings?
  • They were afraid of outsiders, they practiced nativism and isolationism. They had a fear of communism too.
3.What did the Palmer raids acomplish? Why did palmer do the raids?
  • He was going after political radicals. He was affraid of communism.
4.What did the KKK fear? Did their membership grow in the 1920's?
  • Their numbers grew by almost 600%. They feared that the African- Americans, jews and everybody else would be treated equally.
5.What was the quota system?
  • the quota system was made to limit the number of immigrants coming over to the U.S.
6.Was the quota system discriminatory?
  • yes the quota was discriminatory to people in Eastern and Southern Europe mostly Jews and Catholics.
7.How was Mexico affected by the quota system?
  • Mexico was not affected by this system as well as Canada, this law did not apply to them.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Progressive Exam Reflection

I didnt think that I was going to do that good but that just shows when you do your work it shows. 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Treatment of Peoples of Color

1. How did Mexicans earn a living in the late 1800's, and where did they do this work?
  • Mexicans constructed rail lines in the Southwest. They also did some agriculture work. They worked in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma, becuase thats what the Southwest consists of.

2. Describe African - American life in the 1900's (where did they move to, what was their experience ?)
  • African-American life in the 1900's was rough because some moved to the northern area but there was still discrimination and in the Southern area they had Debt peonage which is when laborers had to be a slave in order to work off the debt to the employer

Friday, February 1, 2013

Teddy Roosevelts Presidency

1.Teddy was born into a wealthy family in New York City on October 27, 1858 , he was a sickly child who suffered from asthma and stayed at home studying natural history and was home schooled. Roosevelt became an eager student at Harvard University.

2. A bully pulpit is a position sufficiently conspicuous to provide an opportunity to speak out and be listened to.