Why was the entrance of KA into statehood so controversial?

All extra credit assignments are optional.

Objectives of Extra Credit John Green:

This assignment will not be graded on the following scale.

Exceeding Credit: Student answers all the questions to one video and connects John Green’s presentation to the lessons of the week. A student must only answer questions for one video. The student demonstrates through critical written analysis their ability to identify and evaluate important concepts and place them in the context of the course. Also, student utilizes citations   (10 points)
Meeting Credit: Student answers all the questions to one video and connects John Green’s presentation to the lessons of the week. A student must only answer questions for one video. (8 points)
Approaching Credit: Student answers all the questions to one video. (5 points)

John Green 6x

John Green, popularly known as an author, has created an online history resource specifically for YouTube called Crash Course. He covers both World and U.S. History. In this class, you will watch his videos that relate to the week’s topics. You will find that there are often multiple videos for a single week of material. I expect that you will watch them all. John Green presents the current historical debate and scholarship. You will find him a welcome introduction to the formal material of the course. He is entertaining, but he is also academic. Pay attention to both, but take care that you don’t miss the latter! There will be two sets of videos a meta and a micro. The meta videos have a larger scope and question how we pick the topics we study and why we think historically the way we do. Enjoy!

Remember, there will occasionally be extra credit assignments attached to these videos. Be prepared to identify how he either supports or contradicts the other course material for formal, graded assignments.

All extra credit assignments are optional.

Objectives of Extra Credit John Green:

This assignment will be graded on the following scale.

Proficient Credit: Student answers all the questions to one video and connects John Green’s presentation to the lessons of the week. A student must only answer questions for one video. The student demonstrates through critical written analysis their ability to identify and evaluate important concepts and place them in the context of the course. (10 Points)

Competent Credit: Student answers all the questions to one video and connects John Green’s presentation to the lessons of the week. A student must only answer questions for one video. (7 points)

Novice Credit: Student answers all the questions to one video. (5 points)

War & Expansion: (US #17) (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

  • The compromises admitting states into the union is the equivalent to taping over holes in the bottom of a boat.  Explain the analogy.
  • How did California become a state with only having a population of 3500 in 1820?
  • How did America decide whether CA entered the Union as a free or slave state?

The Election of 1860 & the Road to Disunion: US #18Links to an external site.

  • Why did many Republicans believe that there was a conspiracy in Washington called Slave Power?
  • Why was the entrance of KA into statehood so controversial?
  • Why was the Dred Scott decision of the Supreme Court so monumentally controversial and explosive?

Battles of the Civil War: US #19 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

  • All the battles of the civil war had casualties of American citizens, compared to a battle with foreign nations how would this effect American daily life?
  • From previous video #13 you learned that the south neglected several developments how did possibly effect them in the Civil War?
  • Because the battles were all over the map, how would the types of economies in the North and the South effect the results of the war?

The Civil War, Part I: US #20 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

  • Why would others argue that slavery was not the main focus of the Civil War and what is the refuting argument of that?
  • Why if the North had such overwhelming advantage in resources did the war continue for four years?
  • Why was the victory of Atlanta, Georgia so important to the end of the war?

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