Honors United States History Weekly Assignments Page
Quarter 2

Q2 Week 9


The UCHS Commander Newspaper

Final Exam Wednesday 11/20


Practice Quizzes

C19 Americal Empire

The Imperial Republic 1

The Imperial Republic 2

The Imperial Republic 3

The Imperial Republic 4

C 20 Progressivism

Progressive Era 1

Progressive Era 2

Progressive Era 3

Progressive Era 4

Progressive Era 5

C21 World War  and its Aftermath

World War I

World War 2

World War 3

Q2 Week 8



World War I  

The Associated Press ranked World War I as the 8th most important event of the 20th century. In fact, almost everything that subsequently happened occurred because of World War I: the Great Depression, World War II, the Holocaust, the Cold War, and the collapse of empires. No event better underscores the utter unpredictability of the future. Europe hadn't fought a major war for 100 years. A product of miscalculation, misunderstanding, and miscommunication, the conflict might have been averted at many points during the five weeks preceding the fighting. World War I destroyed four empires - German, Austro-Hungarian, Ottoman, and Romanov - and touched off colonial revolts in the Middle East and Vietnam. WWI shattered Americans' faith in reform and moral crusades. WWI carried far-reaching consequences for the home front, including prohibition, women's suffrage, and a bitter debate over civil liberties. World War I killed more people (9 million combatants and 5 million civilians) and cost more money ($186 billion in direct costs and another $151 billion in indirect costs) than any previous war in history.

Triggered by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, World War I began in August 1914 when Germany invaded Belgium and France. Several events led to U.S. intervention: the sinking of the Lusitania, a British passenger liner; unrestricted German submarine warfare; and the Zimmerman note, which revealed a German plot to provoke Mexico to war against the United States. Millions of American men were drafted, and Congress created a War Industries Board to coordinate production and a National War Labor Board to unify labor policy. The Treaty of Versailles deprived Germany of territory and forced it to pay reparations. President Wilson agreed to the treaty because it provided for the establishment of a League of Nations, but he was unable to persuade the Senate to ratify the treaty.

Nearly 10 million soldiers died and about 21 million were wounded. U.S. deaths totaled 116,516.

Four empires collapsed: the Russian Empire in 1917, the German and the Austro-Hungarian in 1918, and the Ottoman in 1922.

Independent republics were formed in Austria, Czechoslovakia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, and Turkey.

Most Arab lands that had been part of the Ottoman Empire came under the control of Britain and France.

The Bolsheviks took power in Russia in 1917, and fascists triumphed in Italy in 1922.

Other consequences of the war included the mass murder of Armenians in Turkey and an influenza epidemic that killed over 25 million people worldwide.

Under the peace settlement, Germany was required to pay reparations eventually set at $33 billion; accept responsibility for the war; cede territory to Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, France, and Poland; give up its overseas colonies; and accept an allied military force on the west bank of the Rhine River for 15 years.

1. Read and Take Notes
C21 World War I

2. C21 HTS due Sunday 1/17 (google classroom)

1. Discuss the social, economic, and political effects World War I had on the home front.

     a. Social effects 

     b. Economic effects 

     c. Political effects 

2. Why did the battle over ratification of the Treaty of Versailles come to an impasse? Why did the Senate ultimately reject the treaty? What was the significance of that rejection? 

C21 World War I Key Terms

1. Allies                                                 

2. Central Powers 

3. Triple Entente

4. Triple Alliance 

5. General John J. Pershing              

6. “Great Migration” 

7. Lusitania 

8. Zimmermann Telegram

9. Trench Warfare

10. Western Front

11. Bolshevik Revolution

12. Palmer Raids                                  

13. Red Scare                                      

14. Senator Henry Cabot Lodge           

15. The Fourteen Points 

16. Treaty of Versailles                              

17. Espionage and Sedition Acts
18. Schenck v. United States
19. A war to "Make the World Safe for Democracy"
20. League of Nations
21. War Guilt Clause
22. Reparations

Q2 Week 7


Black Student Union Survey


The Politics of Reform

Roosevelt and the Square Deal

1. SAQ (Chapter19 assignment due tonight posted on Google Classroom)

American Imperialism due 1/4

C20 The Progressive Era Chapter Summary

Progressivism is an umbrella label for a wide range of economic, political, social, and moral reforms. These included efforts to outlaw the sale of alcohol; regulate child labor and sweatshops; scientifically manage natural resources; insure pure and wholesome water and milk; Americanize immigrants or restrict immigration altogether; and bust or regulate trusts. Drawing support from the urban, college-educated middle class, Progressive reformers sought to eliminate corruption in government, regulate business practices, address health hazards, improve working conditions, and give the public more direct control over government through direct primaries to nominate candidates for public office, direct election of Senators, the initiative, referendum, and recall, and women's suffrage. By the beginning of the twentieth century, muckraking journalists were calling attention to the exploitation of child labor, corruption in city governments, the horror of lynching, and the ruthless business practices employed by businessmen like John D. Rockefeller. At the local level, many Progressives sought to suppress red-light districts, expand high schools, construct playgrounds, and replace corrupt urban political machines with more efficient system of municipal government. At the state level, Progressives enacted minimum wage laws for women workers, instituted industrial accident insurance, restricted child labor, and improved factory regulation. At the national level, Congress passed laws establishing federal regulation of the meat-packing, drug, and railroad industries, and strengthened anti-trust laws. It also lowered the tariff, established federal control over the banking system, and enacted legislation to improve working condition. Four constitutional amendments were adopted during the Progressive era, which authorized an income tax, provided for the direct election of senators, extended the vote to women, and prohibited the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages. 

2. Read and Take Notes (Week 7)

C20 The Progressive Era

I. Introduction

II. Mobilizing for Reform

III. Women’s Movements

IV. Targeting the Trusts

V. Progressive Environmentalism

VI. Jim Crow and African American Life

VII. Conclusion

C20 The Progressive Era Key Terms (Week 7)

1. Roosevelt's "Square Deal"

2. Triangle Shirtwaist Fire                                              

3. Election of 1912                               

4. Muckrakers                        

5. Bull Moose Party 1912

6. Walter Rauschenbusch                                               

7. 16th Amendment                        

8. Social Gospel                                                               

9. 17th Amendment                                    

10. National Women's Suffrage Association                   

11. 18th Amendment   

12. The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union            

13. 19th Amendment  

14. Jane Addams and Hull House                                    

15. Ida B. Wells                                                             

16. Upton Sinclair                                                  

17. John Muir                                                                    

18. Ida Tarbell                                                             

19. Woodrow Wilson                                          
20. Booker T. Washington                                               
21. The “Atlanta Compromise” Speech                                     

22. W.E.B.DuBois                                                            

23. NAACP                                                                    

3. C20 HTS Week 7 due Sunday 1/10 (google classroom)

1). How did W. E. B. Du Bois's philosophy on race relations differ from that of Booker T. Washington?

2). Discuss the presidential election of 1912. What happened and why? 

3). Outline the domestic policies of the Progressive Era. Organize your research around the administrations of Theodore Roosevelt and Roosevelt and Wilson. Identify key terms and events focusing on domestic affairs between 1900-1920.

Q2 Week 6



1. The New Gilded Age

2. The New Gilded Age: Income inequality in the U.S. by state, metropolitan area, and county

Complexity Point (conclusion)

Why do historians label the 21st Century the New Gilded Age?

C16/18 Assessment Monday 12/14

Read and Take Notes
C19 American Empire

3. Long Essay Question #2 due Friday 12/18

Two major problems of the Gilded Age were urbanization and immigration. Assess the economic, social, and political impact of these two major issues from 1875-1920.

         Monday-Outline (Industrialization/Immigration/ Urbanization)

         Tuesday-Intro and Thesis (Contextualization and Claim)

         Wednesday- Topic sentences and Main Body Paragraphs (Support for Argument and Outside Information)

         Thursday-Conclusion (Analysis and Complexity)

C19 American Empire Key Terms

1. "new Manifest Destiny"

2. Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine

3. American Intervention in China 

4. American interventions in Mexico

5. The De Lome Letter

6. General Wyler's reconcentration policy

7. The U.S.S. Maine

8. Treaty of Paris 1898

9. Yellow Journalism

10. The Spanish-American War

11. The Philippine–American War

12. Emillio Aguinaldo

13. Anti-Imperialist League

14. Open Door Policy

15. Annexation of Hawaii

16. Queen Liioukalani

17. Alfred Thayher Mahan

18. Theodore Roosevelt

19. Rough Riders

20. Panama Canal

Q2 Week 5


C16/18 Assessment Monday 12/14


C16 Capital and Labor

C18 Life in Industrial America

Practice Quizzes

Populism 1

Populism 2

The Rise of Big Business and Labor 1

The Rise of Big Business and Labor 2

The Rise of Big Business and Labor 3

The Rise of Big Business and Labor 4

The Rise of Big Business and Labor 5

Immigration and Urbanization 1

Immigration and Urbanization 2

Monopolies Suck


Immigration and Migration

The Gilded Age

1. Read and Take Notes
C18 Life in Industrial America

Around the turn of the twentieth century, mass immigration from eastern and southern Europe dramatically altered the population's ethnic and religious composition. Unlike earlier immigrants, who had come from Britain, Canada, Germany, Ireland, and Scandinavia, the “new immigrants” came increasingly from Hungary, Italy, Poland, and Russia. The newcomers were often Catholic or Jewish and two-thirds of them settled in cities. In this chapter you will learn about the new immigrants and the anti-immigrant reaction. Also in this chapter traces the changing nature of the American city in the late 19th century, the expansion of cities horizontally and vertically, the problems caused by urban growth, the depiction of cities in art and literature, and the emergence of new forms of urban entertainment.

2. HST due Sunday 12/13 (google classroom)

1. What were some of the problems that resulted from rapid urbanization, and how did urban governments respond to these problems?

2. What was the relationship between immigration and ­urbanization in the late nineteenth century?

3. Examine and evaluate the urban political machines and political bosses of the late nineteenth century.

4. How did the rise of mass consumption affect leisure and entertainment?

       a. sports,

       b. entertainment

       c. consumerism

       d. popular journalism.

C18 Key Terms

1. William Randolph Hearst

2. Joseph Pulitzer

3. Urbanization

4. Immigration

5. Machine Politics

6. Tammany Hall

7. Boss Tweed

8. Jim Crow

9. Ida B. Wells

10. Booker T. Washington

11. W.E.B. DuBuios

12. The “Gospel of Wealth”

13. Fredrick Law Olmstead

14. Popular Entertainment

15. Jacob Riis

16. How the Other Half Lives

17. Tenements

18. Jane Adam & the Settlement House movement

19. Mass Circulation Newspapers

3. LEQ Revision due Friday 12/11

4. C18/18 Assessment Monday 12/14

Q2 Week 4


The Rise and Fall of Populism

The Wonderful Wizard of OZ Lives On-Michael Genovese

Howard Zinn People's History of the United States

Robber Barons and Rebels (paragraph 1-28)


The Rise of Industrial America

Technology of the 1800s

Captains of Industry 

Between the Civil War and World War I, the modern American economy emerged. A national transportation and communication network was created, the corporation became the dominant form of business organization, and a managerial revolution transformed business operations. By the beginning of the 20th century, per capita income and industrial production in the United States exceeded that of any other country except Britain. Unlike the pre-Civil War economy, this new one was dependent on raw materials from around the world and it sold goods in global markets. Business organization expanded in size and scale. There was an unparalleled increase in factory production, mechanization, and business consolidation. By the beginning of the 20th century, the major sectors of the nation's economy--banking, manufacturing, meat packing, oil refining, railroads, and steel--were dominated by a small number of giant corporations. Around the turn of the 20th century, mass immigration from eastern and southern Europe dramatically altered the population's ethnic and religious composition. Unlike earlier immigrants, who had come from Britain, Canada, Germany, Ireland, and Scandinavia, the new immigrants came increasingly from Hungary, Italy, Poland, and Russia. The newcomers were often Catholic or Jewish and two-thirds of them settled in cities. In this chapter you will learn about the new immigrants and the anti-immigrant reaction.

1. Read and Take Notes

C16 Capital and Labor

2. HTS due Sunday 12/06 (google classroom)

1. What factors drove America's industrial expansion in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries? 

2. Who were some of the businessmen and industrial titans of the late nineteenth century, and what did they contribute to America's industrial growth? 

3.What changes took place in corporate organization in the late nineteenth century, and how did these changes affect the nation's economy?

4. How did Social Darwinism attempt to justify the social consequences of industrial capitalism?

Key Terms

1. Bessemer Process                                       

2. Henry Ford                              

3. Thomas Edison 

4. Taylorism                                                    

5. Andrew Carnegie                     

6. Fordism

7. Social Darwinism                                      

8. Laissez-Faire                             

9. Anarchists

10. JD Rockefeller                                           

11. Gospel of Wealth                       

12. Sherman Anti Trust Act 1890

13. Monopoly ,Trusts, Pools, Cartels            

14. Vertical Integration                   

15. Haymarket Square Riot          

16. Horizontal Integration                               

17. Socialist Party of American    

18. Eugene V. Debs

19. Railroad Strike of 1877                             

20. Wright Brothers                                                      

21. Pullman Strike                                           

22. Homestead Strike 

23. Samuel Gompers                                       

24. American Federation of Labor                                                        

25. Henry George

Q2 Week 3


Long Essay Reconstruction Notes



1. C14-15 Assessment Tuesday 11/17

C14 Civil War practice questions

Civil War 1

Civil War 2

C15 Reconstruction practice questions

Reconstruction 1

Reconstruction 2

Reconstruction 3

2. Long Essay Question Friday 11/20

Evaluate the extent to which Reconstruction fostered social change in the United States from1865 to 1900.

LEQ Rubric

Q2 Week 2



Civil War and Reconstruction 1861-1877 


Reconstruction 1865-1877

C15 Study Guide

1. Read and Take Notes

C15 American Yawp


I. Introduction
II. Politics of Reconstruction
III. The Meaning of Black Freedom
V. Racial Violence in Reconstruction

VI. Economic Development during the Civil War and Reconstruction

VII. The End of Reconstruction

VIII. Conclusion

2. Short Answer Question due Thursday 11/ 12

The First Vote

Using the post-Civil War image above, answer (A), (B), and (C).

A). Briefly describe ONE perspective about citizenship expressed in the image.

B). Briefly explain ONE specific historical development that led to the change depicted in the image.

C). Briefly explain ONE way in which the historical change depicted in the image was challenged in the period 1866-1900.

3. C14-15 Assessment Tuesday 11/17

C14 Civil War practice questions

Civil War 1

Civil War 2

C15 Reconstruction practice questions

Reconstruction 1

Reconstruction 2

Reconstruction 3

4. Long Essay Question Thursday 11/19

Evaluate the extent to which Reconstruction fostered social change in the United States from1865 to 1900.

C15 Key Terms

Lincoln’s Reconstruction                                        13th Amendment                                        10% plan

Pocket Veto                                                               Hiram Revels                                             Thaddeus Stevens 

Plessy v. Furguson                                                    Scalawags                                                   Wade Davis Bill   

Charles Sumner                                                        Carpetbaggers                                           Ida B. Wells

Andrew Johnson’s Reconstruction                          Crop-Lien System                                      Booker T. Washington

Radical Reconstruction                                             Sharecropping                                           Seward’s Follies

Civil Rights Act 1866                                                Ku Klux Klan                                            Grandfather Clause’s

Black Codes                                                               Redeemer Governments                            Literacy Tests

Freedman’s Bureau                                                   Ulysses S. Grant                                        Poll Taxes

Military Reconstruction Act                                      Force Acts                                                 Lynching

Tenure of Office Act                                                  Grant Scandals                                          Rutherford B. Hayes

Johnson’s Impeachment                                            Panic of 1873                                             Election of 1876

14th Amendment                                                        Compromise of 1877                                 Jim Crow

15th Amendment                                                        Black Republicanism                                                

Q2 Week 1



The Civil War

Economic Impact of Civil War

C14 Civil War 1861-1865

C14 Study Guide

1. Read and Take Notes

C14 American Yawp 

I. Introduction

ll. The Election of 1860 and Secession

III. A War for Union 1861-63

IV. War for Emancipation

V. Conclusion

2. HST C14 due 11/6 (google classroom)

C14 HTS Contextualization

1. What was the Republican platform in 1860? To what specific political groups were the Republicans trying to  appeal, and how did this platform propose to appeal to them? What was the outcome of this election and its impact on the future of the country?

C14 HTS Continuity and Change

2. Discuss the political, economic, and social costs of the Civil War (1860-1865),

C14 Civil War Key Terms

1. Fort Sumter

2. Anaconda Plan

3. border states

4. Abraham Lincoln

5. Writ of Habeas Corpus 

6. Robert E. Lee

7. Emancipation Proclamation

8. Battle of Antietam 1862

9. Battle of Gettysburg 1863

10. Battle of Vicksburg 1863

11. NYC draft riots

12. Sherman’s March to the Sea

13. The Election of 1864

14. Copperhead Democrats

15. Appomattox Court House 1865

16. Ulysses Grant

17. Clara Barton

18. 54th Massachusetts

19. Homestead Act 1862

20. Morill Land Grant Act 1862

21. National Railroad Act 1862

22. National Banking Act 1862