Tuesday, April 29, 2008

FDR's Supreme Court Reorganization Plan

Use the following links to complete the Court Reorganization worksheet:

http://newdeal.feri.org/court/toons.htm (political cartoons demonstrating different views on the topic.)

http://www.hpol.org/fdr/chat/ FDR's Fireside Chat on his Supreme Court Reorganization Plan

Agricultural Readjustment- US v. Butler

Minimum Wage - West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish

Interstate and Foreign Trade - Panama Refining Co. v. Ryan

Congressional Authority over commerce - Carter v. Carter Coal Company

Congressional Power to influence state laws - Steward Machine Co. v. Davis

The following links will be helpful in your efforts to summarize landmark cases that occurred under FDR's administration:

Thursday, April 17, 2008

AP US history review site

Use the links on this site to review, focusing mainly on the early and later colonies materials.

Create flash cards on topics you feel you need to review; we will have a practice test (that will be graded and count) on these topics in our review session after break.


Monday, April 7, 2008

Useful links for researching the 1920's






women’s activities



Was the Great Depression inevitable?

Read the following sources and respond to the essential questions posted below.

A) a brief review of the political, economic and social developments of the 1920’s published by the US State Department:


B) a summary of the reasons why the Stock Market crashed in 1929 from PBS online:


C) pages 194-205 in The Story of American Freedom

Consider these sources and all you learned from the text and discussions this week on the 1920s. Was the stock market crash inevitable? In your opinion, did the US government do all it could have to prevent and alleviate the economic crisis that swept the nation from 1929- 1935? Provide evidence to support your views.

Your response should be at least 200 words and include comments on at least one other post. Due Friday 4/11 before class.