Friday, February 13, 2009
Schedule for February 16-20
Monday: Graded Discussion over Revolutions in the Atlantic World (Ms. Nocca's class did not get this Friday, so read it on line) AND Documents in English Democracy
Tuesday: BIG TEST (review is after documents) STAMPS Due, Project Check Due
Wednesday: Causes of American Revolution (Chart Am. Rev.)
Thursday: Results of American Revolution (Chart them too)
Friday: Reading Quiz 7, French Revolution Video (Chart it) HW - French Revolution
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Thursday, February 12, 2009
Simon Bolivar (Due Monday for Graded Discussion)
Revolutions in the Atlantic World: The Nature of Revolutionaries
Directions: Read the “Jamaican Letter by Simone Bolivar and the History of Latin America by Haynes (pages 1-9) and answer the following Questions:
What class is the revolutionary leader from?
Paraphrase each of the 8 sections of the letter.
What are Bolivar’s attitudes about tyranny, mercantilism and his position as a Spanish colonial?
Why does Bolivar believe that Spain’s efforts to hold on to its American territories are doomed?
What Spanish policies, according to Bolivar, made Spanish rule odious to him and other revolutionaries?
In Bolivar’s view, what complicates the task of predicting Spanish America’s political future?
Does Bolivar’s letter reveal concern for the economic and social condition of South American’s nonwhite population? What are some of the implications of Bolivar’s attitudes?
Based on your reading of Bolivar, what guesses can you make about the reasons why the new nations of South America found it difficult to achieve stable republican governments?
Explain “diverse interpretations”
What kind of government does he favor for South America?
Why were Brazilians hesitant to revolt?
Read Mexico’s Road to Independence (pages 10-14) and add the information to the Revolutions Chart.
Read “The Revolution in politics” (pages 14-16) by McKay and answer the following...