Monthly Archives: July 2012

George W. Bush addresses the Nation (9-11 attacks) 2011, primary source documents with reading questions

  President George W. Bush addresses the Nation after the 9-11 attacks.   Joint Session of Congress, September 20, 2011 On September 11, 2001, the world witnessed the deadliest terrorist attack in its history. That morning, nineteen Islamic extremists hijacked … Continue reading

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Chief Justice Earl Warren – Supreme Court Opinion on Brown v. Board of Education (1954), primary source documents with reading questions

    The U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down School Segregation (1954) Speaking of America: Volume II Since 1865 In the 1930s, lawyers at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People outlined a long-term strategy for challenging segregation. Charles Houston … Continue reading

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Franklin D. Roosevelt, First Inaugural Address (1933), Great Depression primary source document with reading questions

    Franklin D. Roosevelt, First Inaugural Address (1933) Speaking ofAmerica: Volume II Since 1865 by Laura A. Belmonte The Depression was the central issue in the 1912 presidential election. Despite Herbert Hoover’s efforts to improve the national economy, many voters … Continue reading

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George H.W. Bush Calls for “A New World of Freedom” 1989, Primary Source Documents with Reading Questions

     George H.W. Bush Calls for “A New World of Freedom” 1989 Speaking of America: Volume II Since 1865 by Laura A. Belmonte Upon becoming Soviet premier in 1985, Mikhail Gorbachev rapidly transformed the USSR. His glasnost policy abolished many … Continue reading

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Jacob Riis describes life in the Tenements (1890) Primary Source Documents with Reading Questions

Jacob Riis describes life in the Tenements (1890) Speaking of America: Volume II since 1865 by Laura A. Belmonte During the massive urban migration of the late nineteenth century, slums developed in virtually every major city. Although many cities instituted … Continue reading

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Petition Against Hawaiian Annexation,1897: Teaching with Primary Source Documents (Activities & Questions)

Teaching With Documents: The 1897 Petition Against the Annexation of Hawaii    (National Archives) Background of Hawaiian Annexation: When the Hawaiian islands were formally annexed by the United States in 1898, the event marked end of a lengthy internal struggle between native … Continue reading

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Team Martinez visits New Orleans (2012)

    While in New Orleans, we took advantage of riding the old street cars running along the St. Charles line.      Debbie  and Rob @ Jackson Square.     Bourbon Street         Red Beans & Rice….           Beignets … Continue reading

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