Students preparing for the US History Regents Exam on June 18th may participate in this blog in order to ask questions on terms, people, places, things from the test. Any topic may be asked about from US History!!!!
I will be accepting questions (comments) starting on June 3rd, but will be online directly during the cram session on Thursday, June 17th, from 6-8 PM and will have your answers by 9:00 PM that night.
a good site i found last year has alot of us history regents review things others can use it's mrklaff.com its a bunch of songs a teacher made up.
Also, what are some of the other more likley topics?
SEC - Security & Exchange Commission - they are the ones who monitor the Stock Exchange (you know they put Martha Stewart in Jail!)
WPA - Works Progress Administration created projects to put the unemployed to work, most famously artists, musicians, and playwrites. The murals in our post office were painted by an artist commissioned by this program.
FDIC - part of the Glass-Steagall Act it created an insurance for deposits stored in banks. At first it insured up to $500 but now reaces $100,000. It gave the people great conidence that the banks were stable.
AAA - Agricultural Adjustment Act dealt with farmers giving them loans so they could keep their farms but more importantly it helped to adjust prices by adjusting supply. It paid famries subsidies in exchange for farmes not farming acres of their land, destroying crops, or slaughtering livestock. It got local farmers to police it through local committees (Washington County benefited greatly from this)
PWA - Public Works Administration - jobs project that built infrastructure projects like Dix Avenue, and public buildings like schools, post offices, police stations, libraries...
CCC - Civilian Conservation Corps - placed young unemployed men to work conserving our environment. making trails, planting trees, clearing underbrush. They built camps with barracks in places like the Adirondack mountains and many of them came from the cities.
Lincoln took away our rights to habeas corpus durig the Civil War
Wilson passed Sedition laws during WWI to stop anti-war speakers like Eugene v. Debs. this resulted in the Schenck Case in which Schenck published pamphlets against the war and the draft and was arrested. the questions was whether freedom of speech was violated. the court said no because the words caused a "Clear and present danger"
The Smith Act was passed during WWII for the same purpose, later used to support getting rid of Communists in the McCarthy era
Japanese Internment during WWII supported by teh Supreme court in Korematsu v. US.
LBJ got a blank check with the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution in 1964 and sent troops to Vietnam to fight it was taken back in 1970 and the War Powers Act limited the president's power in 1973 by making him get permission from Congress to keep troops for longer than 90 days.
Finally, 9/11 led to congress pasing the Patriot Act adn approving wars in Afghanistan and Iraq