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Elections

February 4, 2004

Period 8

Webquest Questions

1. An election is the process by which people vote for the candidate or proposal of their choice. 2. In the United States, we have a democratic republic, which allows us to engage in the election process. 3. A presidential caucus is any gathering of individuals to nominate candidates for office or to endorse a policy or program. 4. A primary election is a way to select candidates to run for an office.  In a primary election, a political party holds an election among its own members to choose a person who will represent it in the coming general election. 5. New Jersey holds a presidential primary, which is held on June 8 th, 2004. 6. At the conclusion of the conventions the major announcements will be the nominees for different offices, such as vice president or president. 7. The Republicans will meet in the city of Philadelphia. 8. The city where the Democrats will convene is in Los Angeles.

The Difference getween Chesapeak and New England Religion

Both New England and the Chesapeake regions were settled predominantly by people of English ancestry, but by 1700 the areas had evolved into two distinct societies. This divergence was a result of numerous factors including the notion of communion and family, the motivation of settlements, and the eminence of God and religion. These aspects influenced the lives of the colonists and determined their actions as well.

The primary reason for diversity within the two societies is attributed to the perception of family. In New England, it was viewed as essential to the growth and development of colonies. For example, though social classes and other imbalances occurred, John Winthrop stated:

Important People in History

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitutional_Convention_(United_States)#Delegates_Who_Attended

http://www.constitutioncenter.org/explore/FoundingFathers/index.shtml

Three of those present (George Mason and Edmund Randolph of Virginia and Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts) refused to sign what they considered a flawed document.

An ailing John Dickinson of Delaware was unable to attend the Conventions final session but had fellow delegate George Read sign his name in absentia, for a total of 39 signers.

Society of the Cincinnati: Washington was elected the first President General. He served from December 1783 until he died in 1799. The second President General was Alexander Hamilton.

Connecticut

Oliver Ellsworth

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Random History Facts

September 18, 2003

Period 8

Homework

Social Studies

1.     Three states border New Jersey

2.     If I lived in Sussex County and traveled to Ocean, I would be traveling southeast.

3.     Sussex, Passaic, Essex, Union, Somerset, Hunterdon, and Warren border Morris County.

4.     The current Governor is James E. McGreevey.

5.     Morris County got its name after Colonel Lewis Morris, who was the Governor of New Jersey.

6.     The top seven largest New Jersey cities are Newark (273,546), Jersey City (240,055), Paterson (149,222), Elizabeth (120,568), and Edison (97,687).

The Constitutional Convention

The Constitutional Convention – 1787

55 Delegates:

21 who were 40 or younger

  1. Gunning Bedford Jr. (40)
  2. Jacob Broom (34)
  3. Abraham Baldwin (32)
  4. William Few (39)
  5. William Houstoun (32)
  6. Luther Martin (39)
  7. James McHenry (33)
  8. John Francis Mercer (28)
  9. Rufus King (32)
  10. James Madison (36)
  11. Edmund Randolph (34)
  12. Nicholas Gilman (32)
  13. Jonathan Dayton (26)
  14. Alexander Hamilton (32)
  15. John Lansing Jr. (33)
  16. William Blount (38)
  17. William Richardson Davie (31)
  18. Richard Dobbs Spaight Sr. (29)
  19. Charles Pinckney (29)
  20. Jared Ingersoll (37)

Leaders and Presidents

May 15, 2004

Period 8

Martin Luther King Jr. deserves to be one of the most revered leaders and revolutionists in the 20th century. He has shattered the shackles of segregation, racism, injustice and purified the futures of blacks everywhere. His dangerous spell-binding voice along with his biblical cadences drew countless numbers of people to follow beneath his footsteps. Kings courage was always unswerving and defiant, facing hundreds of death threats and endangerment towards his family. Through his famous speech I have a dream, King demanded several injustices to be righted with words such as: We have come to our nations capital to cash a check. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check; a check which has come back marked insufficient funds.

Christianity and Medieval Civilization

A.     Christianity and Medieval Civilization

1.      Christianity was an integral part of the fabric of European society and the consciousness of Europe

2.      Papal directives affected the actions of kings and princes alike, and Christian teachings and practices touched the lives of all Europeans

3.      The Papal Monarch

a.      Since the 5th century, the popes of the Catholic church had reigned supreme over the affairs of the church

b.      They had also come to exercise control over the territories in central Italy that came to be known as the Papal States, which kept the popes involved in political matters, often at the expense of their spiritual obligations

Chapter 4: Ancient Greece Identifications

Chapter 4: Ancient Greece Identifications

1. Knossus

The Minoan civilization reached its height between 2000 and 1450 B.C.E. The palace at Knossus (near modern Heracleion on Crete), the royal seat of the kings, was an elaborate structure that included numerous private living rooms for the royal family and workshops for making decorated vases, ivory figurines, and jewelry. Even bathrooms, with elaborate drains, like those found at Mohenjo-Daro in India, formed part of the complex. The rooms were decorated with brightly colored frescoes and storerooms held jars of oil, wine, and grain. The remains revealed a rich and prosperous culture with Knossus as the apparent center of a far-ranging sea empire, probably largely commercial in nature.

India- Indentification

10/24/04

India- Indentification

  1. Arjuna/Krishna: Arjuna- warrior prince in the Bhagavadgita to whom Krishna explains the nature of being, the nature of God, and the way humans can come to know God; Krishna- Chariot driver who advises Arjuna in the Bhagavadgita and was the incarnation of the Indian deity Vishnu.
  2. Ganges/Indus River: Ganges- Indias holy river and sacred to Hindus; Indus River- River to the west that flows into the Arabian Sea
  3. Harappans: Civilization covering over 600,000 square miles, from Himalayas to the coast of the Indian Ocean. They have similar language and physical characteristics to that of the Dravidian peoples and are a fascinating enigma.

Across

Across