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The New Colossus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

Emma Lazarus, 1883

Class Resources
2015 US Syllabus

1500 – 1880 Colonial America until Reconstruction
1850 – 1920 Industrial America
1850 – 1920 Imperial America and The Great War
Midterm Review
1919 – 1939 The Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression
1929 – 1950 World War II and the Early Cold War
1956 – 1975 The Sixties, Civil Rights, and Vietnam
1976 – 2000 Modern America
Final Review

 Map Quizzes

The following is a tentative list for the Map Quizes during the semester weeks. Every Friday we will have a quiz with at least 15 questions and one  bonus. There are several maps in the textbook and student planner that may be used to study by. In addition, there are currently over twenty different smartphone apps and websites for studying maps. These links (National Maps and Eduplace) have a wonderful collection of PDF files to download.

US Map Quizzes (Blank Map)
Group 1: Pacific Ocean, Bering Strait, Colorado River, Columbia River, Rio Grande, AK, HI, CA, NV, UT,  WA, OR, ID, MT, WY, CO, AZ, NM, TX, OK, KS, NE, SD, ND

Group 2: Rocky Mts, Appalachian Mts, The Great Lakes, Red R, Missouri R, Ohio R, Mississppi R, MN, IA, MO, AR, LA, AL, MS, TN, KY, IL, IN, OH, MI, WI

Group 3: <Atlantic Ocean, Chesapeake Bay, Massachusetts Bay, Long Island, Gulf of Mexico, Mexico, Canada, Cuba,  FL, GA, SC, NC, VA, MD, DE, WV, PA, NY, NJ, CT, RI, MA, VT, NH, ME

Group 4: Everything west of Mississippi River.
Group 5: Everything east of Mississippi River.

Europe Map Quizzes (Blank Map)
Group 1: Spain, Portugal, Andora, France, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourge, United Kingdom (Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland), Ireland, Atlantic Ocean, English Channel, Strait of Gibraltar, Pyrenees Mts, the Alps

Group 2: Iceland, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Russia (Kaliningrad), Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Ukraine, Austria, Czech Republic, Belarus, Slovakia, Hungary, Baltic Sea, North Sea

Group 3: Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria, Albania, Greece, Turkey, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina,  Montenegro, Macedonia, Cyprus,  Black Sea, Adriatic Sea, Ionian Sea, Aegean Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Seine River, Danube River

Middle East Map Quiz (Blank Map 1 and Blank Map 2)
Group 1: Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, UAE, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Black Sea, Caspian Sea, Strait of Hormuz, Gulf of Aden

Group 2: Jordan, Israel, Palestine (Gaza Strip, West Bank) Lebanon, Egypt, Sudan, Morocco, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Suez Canal, Sinai Peninsula, Red Sea, Dead Sea, Persian Gulf, Tigris River, Euphrantes River, Nile River, Jordan River

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