July 23rd 1885: Ulysses S. Grant dies
On this day in 1885, former Civil War general and 18th President of the United States Ulysses S. Grant died. He became a national icon after he led the Union to victory over Robert E. Lee’s Confederate forces in the Civil War and secured Lee’s surrender at Appomattox in 1865. He became President in 1869, and enforced Reconstruction and civil rights laws. However, his presidency was marred by stories of his alcoholism and corruption in his administration. He left the office in 1877, and launched an unsuccessful bid for a third term in 1880. In 1885 he died of throat cancer at the age of 63 and his body lay in state.
"I hope that nobody will be distressed on my account."
- Grant’s last words
Interest in the duel between Vice-President Aaron Burr and former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton has not died down over the last 210 years, and the topic is still one that has produced some iconic pop culture videos, including this one - the first-ever Got Milk? commercial.
So I googled dumb things people have written in their APUSH DBQ’s:
- At the Boston Massacre, colonists were throwing ice and lobsters at British troops.
- The British started diseasing the natives with blankets covered in epidemics.
- Obviously the British won because the French aren’t exactly known…
and he sent me a list of dumb shit people wrote on their APUSH exams
it’s kind of amazing
Question 1 (DBQ)
In the post–Civil War United States, corporations grew significantly in number, size, and influence. Analyze the impact of big business on the economy and politics…
- Quaker activist in both the abolitionist and women’s movements.
- With Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Mott was a principal organizer of the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848.
Selfie game too
apush teacher: have a nice weekend
me: what's a weekend
a quick list of links for anybody who takes the AP-USHistory course and wants more than one source to get information or review from!! these links are targeted towards those who use the “the american pageant” textbook, but the information should work the same for everyone in the course.
March 4, 1933: First Inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt
On this day in 1933, the first inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt was held in Washington, D.C. The longest-serving president in U.S. history, and leader through the Great Depression and World War II — two of the nation’s worst crises — Franklin Delano Roosevelt is considered by many to be our greatest president.
Photo: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Joseph Robinson in Washington, Washington, D.C., March 4, 1933 (National Archives).