U.S. Government

Hilltop Summer, 2020

Mr. Schneemann

 

Thomas Jefferson

***** Welcome to Hilltop High School Summer *****
Monday June 8

SYLLABUS PAGE


In this assignment you are free to express your opinions. Yet, it is important that you not engage in hateful or vulgar speech of any kind. We are all part of the same human family and we need to express respect for each other.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING YOUR
GEORGE FLOYD
REFLECTION

If for some reason you do not want your reflection to be posted on the internet, just send your reflection through email an I will give you credit

 

George Floyd Assignment
  • LESSON
    • In the assignment below you will study a web page about George Floyd and then write a reflection that expresses your opinions on the matter.
    • Study the stories on the page. Make sure you view the "Philadelphia Badlands Story"
    • You will find a place for you to express your opinions.It will look like this.

     

  • ASSIGNMENT
    • After studying the page enter your name, my name, and your message
      See the form above.
    • Click the submit button
    • Click to see your completed remarks
    • Click the refresh button so your remarks can load
    • Click here to access your assignment

 

June 10

In this lesson you will learn about Thurgood Marshall and Civil Rights in the 1950's. Mr. Schneemann will tell a story about his experience with Jim Crow laws.

Thurgood Marshall used the court system to fight for civil rights. He was eventually appointed to the Supreme Court by President Johnson.

Supreme Court Assignment
INSTRUCTIONS FOR DOING YOUR ONLINE ASSIGNMNETS
June 12 to 16

Ch-1 PowerPoint
CH 1 TEXTBOOK
Gov Text Glossary

You can use the tools above to help you answer the test questions. It is ok to look up the answers in the Power Point, Textbook or Glossary

 

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June 17

This assignment is a study in how nations, businesses and people need to conduct successful negotiations. The ideas are true for today and they were true throughout history.

Thee are two main rules

  1. Be strong. Always negotiate from a position of strength

  2. Treat the other party with respect. Never cause the other party to "loose face."

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  • Events leading to the Declaration of Independence
    What did England do wrong that caused the American Revolution?

  • Resources to Study
  • Assignments

In the late 1700's Americans loved King George and were proud to be British. At the same time each of the coloies had there own governors, legislatures and court systems and they were proud of their state.

England found it necessary to impose certain taxes on the colonies. Americans did not resent the taxes, it was the way that they were imposed. England told the colonies they had no say in the matter. They needed to pay the taxes, "like it or not."

Americans felt they were being treated like children or slaves. It was the disrespect that bothered Americans. We sent a petition to the king and parliament, asking them to treat us with respect. Their answer was to send a British army to occupy Boston and burn one of our cities.

At first it was only the state of Massachusetts was affected but when the British army began marching South to occupy New York, the colonies felt they had no choice but to prepare for battle.

 

 

June 18

The Declaration of Independence gave meaning to the philosophy of the Enlightenment. For the first time in history ordinary common people declared that they could govern themselves without a king.

Dr. Martin Luther King used it as the foundation for his, "I Have a Dream Speech." and people all over the world have used it to justify their quest for freedom.

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The Declaration of Independence
The Enlightenment put into practice

On the left you see Thomas Jefferson presenting the Declaration of Independence to Benjaman Franklin and John Adams. In the original version of the Declaration, Jefferson spoke out strongly against slavery but the congress removed his comments.

Jefferson owned slaves himself and after his wife died he began a relationship with one of his slaves named, "Sally Hennings." They were together for the rest of his life and she was with him when he died. In Chicago there is an African American family named "Hennings" who are the direct descendents of Thomas Jefferson.

We need a time out from the hatred and violence.

Dionne Warwick has an idea.     

June 22-23

On the right there are lots of resources to help you learn the Constitution.

  • Use the study guides and video lectures to prepare you for the assignment.

  • When you are ready, click on the assignment.

  • If you turn off your computer or close the assignment page, you will have to start the assignment over again

  • As long as you keep your assignment open you can continue to work on it.

  • You can always take screen shots of the answers you have finished to continue the assignment later

 

The Constitution of the United States
Seven Articles and Twenty Seven Amendments

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR DOING YOUR ONLINE ASSIGNMNETS

You are doing great. Keep up the good work.

June 24-25

In the 1600's the Parliament tried to force King Charles I to sign the "Petition of Rights." He said that God made him the king and he did not have to obey Parliament.

Parliament cut off his head and tried to run the country without him. It was a disaster so Parliament asked his son, Charles II to become king and he did.

After the U.S. Constitution was written some states refused to ratify it without a Bill of Rights. The Founding Fathers drew from the English Bill of Rights and included one in the Constitution. This document is what you are going to study in this unit.

The Bill of Rights
This document protects the citizens from the government

Thank you James Madison and the rest of the Founding Fathers


INSTRUCTIONS FOR DOING YOUR ONLINE ASSIGNMNETS

You are doing great. Keep up the good work.