Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Chapter 3 MacArthur

This is for Second period Only..
Chapter 3.
--List three specific changes MacArthur implemented at West Point.
--Did MacArthur support the West Point Football team? explain how
--Did MacArthur support the West Point baseball Team? explain how
--Who were the DOGS and why did they have an opinion of General MacArthur? What was it? Why?
--When they had a bonfire in front of MacArthur's residence, what was MacArthur's reaction? Did he approve or disapprove? Why
--Why did General Pershing harbor resentment for General MacArthur? What fueled their animosity?
--Who was Henrietta Louise Cromwell Brooks? How did she fit into General MacArthur's life?
--What happened on Saint Valentine's Day 1922?
--Where did MacArthur get stationed at after his time as Superintendent of West Point?
--Why were the 1928 Olympics mentioned in this book?
--Who was Isabel Rosario Cooper ? Why is she mentioned in this book? Describe her interactions with Douglas MacArthur and his mother.
--How did MacArthur respond to the Bonus Expeditionary Force (BEF)??
--What was MacArthur's relationship with the CCC, Civilian Conservation Corps?
--After MacArthur's tour of duty as Army Chief of Staff, where did he get stationed? This is at the very end of Chapter 3.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Chapter 2 American Caesar book

1. How did MacArthur's "Anschauungsvermogen" help and/or hurt him?
2. How many times was MacArthur wounded during World War One? The Purple Heart medal is the medal awarded for being wounded.
3. The Medal of Honor is the highest award for heroism in combat that a military service member can win. How many Medals of Honor did MacArthur win in World War One/
4. The Silver Star is a medal awarded to military people for heroic action in combat. How many of these did MacArthur win during WW ONE?
5. What was Joseph C. Chase's impression of MacArthur?
6. What did MacArthur do when he was held up at gun point?
7. How would people who were with MacArthur during World War One describe MacArthur's conduct during World War One?

Thursday, March 23, 2017

For 2nd Period Only...hints about Chapter One quiz tomorrow
Rainbow Division
Vera Cruz: what did MacArthur do there? How many men did he kill?
USS Nebraska

What did Douglas MacArthur do in the Philippines…how many men did he kill there? What sickness did he get?

Monday, March 20, 2017

TEST for EVERYONE...Imperialism:...2nd Period : MacARthur BOOK.. Week of March 20-25

Test Tuesday: Imperialism.  See online textbook chapter 10 to study.
2nd period:  MacArthur book: FINISH CHAPTER One  pgs. 59-finish
homework AND Quiz 
5 Key people named, key dates and what happened, 5 examples of cause and effect, and one Thinking map that shows some aspect of those pages in visual form.

Friday, March 10, 2017

MacArthur Book

2nd PERIOD only... Next Quiz: Begin Chapter 1. Read up to and including page 59 only. 
March 17: 
5 Key people named, 5 key dates and what happened, 5 examples of cause and effect, and one Thinking map that shows some aspect of those pages in visual form.
Quiz on pages 39 to 59
Here are some vocabulary words that occur in these pages. Take time to look them up, because you should know them by quiz time: nimbus, Spartan, Valkyrie, piety, fastidiousness, caissons, indifferent, elocution, valedictorian, dossier, cloistered, filial, colloquy, pompadour, shako, high jinks, 
1. What high school did Douglas MacArthur attend? 
2.  What college did he attend
3. What was Douglas MacArthur's "favorite entertainment to the end of his life?"
4. What did Macarthur learn at Fort Sedan?
5. Why was Jefferson Davis' name mentioned?
6. What is the significance of the "wad of envelopes" that is mentioned? 
7. Why did "Pinky"  cite Robert E. Lee and MacArthur's father to Douglas as examples?
8. What did MacArthur overhear when he was 13? 
9. What sports did Macarthur play while at the West Texas Military Academy? 
10. WHy was MacArthur initially refused entry into West Point Military Academy? 
11. How did Dr. Franz Pfister fit into Douglas MacArthur's life?
12. What kind of competition did MacArthur win in Milwaukee? 
13. What was the "key to success and victory" according to MacArthur? 
14. Why was Craney's Hotel important?
15. What were plebes, yearlings, "wives" 
16. What were "Beast Barracks"
17. Who suffered a convulsion on page 51, and why?
18. Why did MacArthur appear before a Congressional Committee? 
19. Why was MacArthur called "Dauntless Doug?"
20. What did MacArthur wear until he was age 70? 
21. What event involved "Inchon and MacArthur?" Do research. 
22. What academy pranks involving "reveille gun(s)" did MacArthur participate? 
23. What was the incident involving the "goat sheet" all about? 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


The Next Test will be on IMPERIALISM.  In order to be successful, you MUST read the book. 
  -- Here is a link to book.  You should read CHAPTER 10 in the online textbook.
--- Helpful Video #1
---  Helpful Video #2
-- Here are your terms
Chapter 18 America Claims an Empire

Chapter 18 Section 1- Imperialism and America

Alfred T. Mahan- Navy Admiral that advocated for American military expansion
Imperialism- the policy of extending a nation’s authority over other countries by economic, political, or military means
Pearl Harbor- an American naval base in Hawaii used to refuel American ships
Sanford B. Dole- leader of the temporary government established in Hawaii after overthrowing Queen Liliuokaiani
Queen Liliuokaiani- Queen of Hawaii that surrendered to the US, causing the annexation of Hawaii in 1893
William Seward- arranged for the US to purchase Alaska from the Russians for $7.2 million (about two cents an acre)

Chapter 18 Section 2- The Spanish-American War

George Dewey- commanded the attack on the Spanish ships and troops in the Philippines
Jose Marti- Cuban poet that launched a Cuban revolution against Spain based on an active guerrilla campaign and destroying property
Rough Riders- a volunteer cavalry regiment, commanded by Leonard Wood and Theodore Roosevelt, that served in the Spanish-American War
San Juan Hill- location of the most important battle of the Spanish-American War where the Rough Riders defeated the Spanish troops
Treaty of Paris- (1898) the treaty ending the Spanish-American War, in which Spain freed Cuba, turned over the islands of Guam and Puerto Rico to the US, and sold the Philippines to the US for $20 million
U.S.S. Maine- a US warship that mysteriously exploded and sank in the harbor of Havana, Cuba on February 15, 1898
Valeriano Weyler- Spanish General sent to Cuba to crush the rebellion, put 300,000 Cubans in concentrations camps to prevent them from aiding the rebel force
Yellow journalism- the use of sensationalized and exaggerated reporting by newspapers and magazines to attract readers

Chapter 18 Section 3- Acquiring New Lands

Boxer Rebellion- a 1900 rebellion in which members of a Chinese secret society sought to free their country from Western influence
Emilio Aguinaldo- Filipino leader that led a revolt against the US annexation of the Philippines
Foraker Act- legislation passed by Congress in 1900, in which the US ended military rule in Puerto Rico and set up a civil government
John Hay- US Secretary of State that issued a series of policy statements called the Open Door notes
Open Door notes- messages sent by Secretary of State John Hay in 1899 to Germany, Russia, Great Britain, France, Italy, and Japan, asking the countries not to interfere with US trading rights in China
Platt Amendment- a series of provisions that, in 1901, the US insisted Cuba add to its new constitution, commanding Cuba to stay out of debt and giving the US the right to intervene in the country and the right to buy or lease Cuban land for naval and fueling stations
Protectorate- a country whose affairs are partially controlled by a stronger person

Chapter 18 Section 4- America as a World Power

Dollar diplomacy- the US policy of using the nation’s economic power to exert influence over other countries
Emiliano Zapata- Mexican revolutionary leader
Francisco “Pancho” Villa- Mexican revolutionary general
John J. Pershing- American General sent into Mexico to find and eliminate Mexican revolutionary leader Francisco Villa
Panama Canal- an artificial waterway cut through the Isthmus of Panama to provide a shortcut between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, opened in 1914
Roosevelt Corollary- an extension of the Monroe Doctrine, announced by President Roosevelt in 1904, under which the US claimed the right to protect its economic interests by means of military intervention in the affairs of Western Hemisphere nations

Monday, February 6, 2017

Test Prep: Textbook and Terms

Here is a link to your textbook.
Wednesday's test information is found in
 Chapter 5. Sections I and II and III 

Here is a link to your TERMs to study. The terms on this test are from Chapter 13 in the in class textbook. The online textbook and the in class textbook are the same; however, they have different page numbers and different chapters. The content is the same.

Thursday, January 26, 2017


Instructors:   Ms. Harris and Mr. Steven A. Hill
American History II,  Spring 2017 Syllabus
Contact  info for Mr. Hill:
      1)      US History Textbook: provided in class
      2)      Two notebooks. One will be your personal notebook the other an in-class journal
--   1 pack of pencils / pens
--      1 three ring binder
--      1 ream of paper 8x11 inch…any color
Basis for Grading:
60% Tests
40%  Homework  / quizzes, journals, and in class assignments / formal essays
Goals of the course:
Students will gain an understanding of the history of America and the forming of the United States from 1877 to the present. In addition to learning content information (dates, events, people, ideas, etc) students will learn how to think like historians. Students will learn about the four historical thinking skills and in doings so, develop habits of the mind that will lead to greater understanding of how to evaluate past, and future, events.
Historical Thinking Skills
Skill 1: Crafting Historical Arguments from Historical Evidence
Skill 2: Chronological Reasoning
Skill 3: Comparison and Contextualization
Skill 4: Historical Interpretation and Synthesis