What is the difference between a reservation and an allotment when explaining government accommodations for Native Americans?

W6D1 Westward Expansion and the American Indian Read pages 500-503 about the Indian Wars

Today’s Assignment:

Respond to the following questions: 1. What is the difference between a reservation and an allotment when explaining government accommodations for Native Americans? 2. What were the requirements of the Dawes General Allotment Act? There should be three.

3. What cultural changes were Native Americans expected to make?





W6D2 write 1-2 paragraphs on ONE of the following topics Topics: The choices are gold, transcontinental railroad, cattle ranchers and the ‘open range’ system, or motivations of the farmer. The following components must be included for the first question:

● a title and a picture of your topic; ● the years your chosen topic occurred; ● specific details about who, where, how and why; ● at least three long-term effects

● Be specific and organized!!




After watching the following videos, please write 3 things for EACH video that you learned.


African Americans: Read pages 520 – top of 523 and answer the following:

1. List and describe the three ways African Americans were prevented from voting. 2. investigate the origin of the term “Jim Crow” and describe the term 3. What was the goal of Jim Crow laws? 4. What famous court case upheld the constitutionality of Jim Crow Laws? 5. What phrase will be used to defend the decision in this case? 6. What does the phrase mean? 7. Explain the major differences between Booker T. Washington and W.E. B. DuBois in their background and their views

on rights and methods for African Americans. Answer this in a solid paragraph with specific support.

Chinese: Read pages 523 – top of 524

View the following video to gain a better understanding of the situation in the U.S. for the Chinese: click here. State 3 things you learned



Mexican Americans and Women: Read pages 524 – 525 and 527 and answer the following questions:

1. Why did Mexican Americans lose rights to their land?

Corruption in Politics: Read pages 529-532 and describe the following:

1. The spoils system 2. Pendleton Civil Service Act

Problems for Farmers: Read the lesson below and pages and list the three problems farmers faced.

Since the early 1800s, the United States has been a land divided between agriculture and industry. The question is which will dominate – but the truth is, each is equally needed. As the 2nd Industrial Revolution following the Civil War has shown, businesses made great strides and changed the face of the US with large, booming cities and huge corporations and developments. In the meantime, the farmer and his needs were basically ignored.

To counter this, farmers began to organize and unite (similar to the factory workers in the cities). A network (many connected with the same goals) of organizations was created to address the problems.

The goals of the Grange (organized by Oliver H. Kelley):

● Provide education on new farming techniques (to create better production, more efficient work, etc) ● Regulate (watch over) charges for using the railroads and for storing grain (many businessmen were charging

high rates because the government did not interfere



Victories for Grange:

● Laws that set a maximum rate for shipping on the railroads and for storage. ● Establishment of the ICC (Interstate Commerce Commission) – in other words – government watches over

anything that goes across state lines for the purpose of buying and selling – usually requiring the use of railroads

Following the decline of the Grange, Farmer’s Alliances began to form in order to also gain help from one another and from the US government.

Eventually, all of these alliances together formed the Populist Party, or the People’s Party. In a country that was only used to having two political parties, the Populist Party – a third political party – would now split the votes even more and put pressure on the other two parties to get more votes.

The most important thing about a third party is that it brings attention to particular issues – the fact that it has formed as a party demonstrates that enough people think the issues are important and worth fighting for, and that the other two parties are not concerned enough.

What did the Populists want?

● Increase in money supply by minting silver as well as gold ● Graduated income tax – the rich pay more and the poor pay less ● Government loans for farmers



● Election of US senators by popular vote ● Eight-hour workday ● Restrictions on immigration (to keep them from taking jobs of those already in the country) ● Government ownership of railroads (so businessmen can’t take advantage of farmers)

During the Presidential election of 1896, a man named William Jennings Bryan ran on the Democratic ticket, but believed in many of the Populist goals. It looked like the Democrats and Populists might win the election. William McKinley ran for the Republicans. As much as they hoped, the Democrats/Populists failed to win and the Republicans took the Presidency. The party lost “popularity” – nice pun, huh?? And soon most of the people from that party moved over to the Democrats.

BUT, the Populists did gain some victories as we shall see when we get to The Progressives – a group that is all about reform!




W7D5 Document Based Assessment Today’s Assignment: page 543 – complete the document-based assessment. Please work through the 3 questions after reading the documents carefully, then write a paragraph or two in response to the final question.




W8D1 • View the following videos and answer the following questions: What do these videos reveal about man’s heart? Which incidents most closely reveal that? Did any good come from this situation? If so, what? Is there a truth you can state from God’s Word that might address what you have written above.

1. Video: The Guilded Age and Progressive Reform – this first video is an overview of the Progressive reform movement and discusses Muckrakers in the first 5 minutes. That is probably all you will want to watch. https://youtu.be/d0bwcppAGFc

2. Video: Meatpacking Jungle – this short video gives a short insight into Upton Sinclair’s book The Jungle. https://youtu.be/h2ppaJwQ9UM

3. Video: How the Other Half Lives – this is a photo gallery of Jacob Riis’ famous photos from How the Other Half Lives. https://youtu.be/UxxSV1F-sM4

Political Cartoon

Cartoon Analysis Worksheet Before beginning your analysis, review the topic of the cartoon(s) to refresh your memory.

1. List the objects or people you see in the cartoon. Be observant. (3)



2. Which of the objects in your list are symbols, and what do they mean? Remember, most, if not all, symbols are there for a reason! Don’t overlook them. (3)

3. Which words or phrases in the cartoon appear to be the most significant? What do they mean? (4)

4. Explain the overall message of the cartoon. Be specific. (4)

5. What groups living during that time would agree with the cartoon’s message? Why? (2) 6. What groups living during that time would disagree with the cartoon’s message? Why? (2)



Total: 18 points

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