Flipped Assignment #1:  Flipped-assignment-1–2018.docx


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Flipped Assignment #2
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Flipped Assignment #3: Thomas Paine’s Common Sense

Questions to answer for your game. You can make up your own if you wish:

Thomas Paine’s Pamphlet “Common Sense” lays out seven basic arguments why the Colonies should be independent.


1. The first argument concerns itself with the fact that an ___________ is trying to rule a _____________.

2. Over time, the Colonies have lost their _________ identity and are now, because of the arrival of many different nationalities, are now ________________.

3. What kind of mother is the “Mother Country” being towards the colonies? _________________

4. What was the major concern of the American Colonies regarding British foreign policy?

5. Can you come up with an analogy that clearly describes the problem addressed in question 4?

6. Why is there an argument of distance? _______________________________________-

7. The sixth argument considers __________________ because the colonists, in many cases, left to get away from the ________________________ foundation.

8. In the final argument, Paine says that Great Britain will not rule the Colonies in the ____________ ______________ of the colonies.



Flipped Assignment #4

Answer the questions that appear at the bottom o the video. See I forgot my Homework for the questions as well.


Flipped Assignment #5: Valley Forge History in 4 minutes


Flipped Assignment #5

1. Where does the Continental Congress go once the British occupy Philadelphia?

2. What is the condition of Washington’s Army after Germantown?

3. Why did Washington Choose Valley Forge for his winter quarters? Close enough:_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________. And, far enough away:___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

4. What two issues fell onto Washington’s Army while at Valley Forge? (2:45- on)



5. Valley Forge gave Washington “A much needed opportunity to reorganize”. What did he do and who were his primary trainers?

6. When the Army left Valley Forge, what was their overall condition?

7. What was Washington’s greatest victory?

Flipped Assignment #6: John Paul Jones

Questions: John Paul Jones

1. Who is known as the “Father of the United States Navy”?

2. Why did the Scotsman John Paul change his name?

3. What did Ben Franklin arrange for Jones to obtain from their French ally?

4. Jones named his ship “Bonhomme Richard”, Why?

5. Why was the “Serapis” faster than Jones’ ship?

6. What was John Paul Jones’ famous response to the Captain of the Serapis when asked if he had “Struck his Colors” (surrender)?

7. What event caused the British Captain to decide to surrender to John Paul Jones?

8. Where is John Paul Jones buried today?


Flipped Assignment #7:  The War in the South

Questions: The War in the South

1. What were the British hoping to find by fighting in the South?

2. What did the British do to inflict more punishment on the colonists in the South?

3. What would Banastre Tarleton do to those who tried to surrender?

4. What curious distinctions can we attribute to the colony of Georgia?

5. Who did General Washington send to command the Army in the South after the Battle of Camden?

6. What was the condition of the American Army in the South when the new Commander arrived? How many men fit for duty, how many days of provisions?

7. What battle made it more difficult for the British to form a loyalist army in the South?

8. Morgan defeated Tarleton here, in what historians consider the most brilliantly planned battle of the entire war:


Flipped Assignment #8

Watch the video and answer these 5 questions for your game:
1. What was America’s first attempt at unified government?

2. What was the decision making body called?

3. What is one danger of a strong central government?

4. Where do decision making powers in a weak central government reside?

5. When would a weak central government interfere with state government?


Flipped Assignment #9: Newburgh Conspiracy

1.Why is the Army in a bad mood?They were exhausted over two matters:

2.The Confederation wants to Amend the Articles of Confederation for what purpose?

3.Which state said “NO” to the power of taxation?

4.Which two generals wrote a threatening petition to Congress demanding to be paid or suffer the possibility that the Army will

5.Why was the Army unhappy about the news of a peace settlement in February 1783?

Flipped Assignment #9A Another view of the Newburgh Conspiracy (Can you tell it’s important?)


1. Why were the officers of the Continental Army upset?

2. What was the subject of the letters that were circulating in the camp?

3. What position did the officers envision for Gen. Washington?

4. What were the two main points in the Newburgh Address?

5. Did Gen. Washington support the Newburgh Letter?

6. What statement by Gen. Washington deeply affected the men present?

7. In the end, what was the decision of the officers?

Flipped Assignment #10
Shays’s Rebellion


1. What was Daniel Shays afraid would happen to him?

2. If you lost your economic standing what was your status in the country?

3. What was the orientation of the political elite in Massachusetts?

4. Where did most of the people who followed Shays live?

5. When Samuel Adams became Senate President, what does he want to abolish?

6. What was the irony of Samuel Adams’s career after the Revolution?

7. What was the view of the people of Western Massachusetts towards lawyers and politicians?

8. What did Daniel Shays sell to help pay his debts?

flipped assignment #11: The Flexible Constitution


    1. Why is the US Constitution flexible? (0:26- 0:49)

    The Constitution is flexible in 4 ways:
    2. #1 “It comes with a pencil and an eraser” What does that mean? (1:00)

    (1:15- 1:55)
    3. What portion of Congress is needed to change the Constitution?

    4. What portion of States is required to change the Constitution?

    5. What is the 22d Amendment and which President caused this Amendment to be put in place? (2:00- 2:17)

    6. #2 “The Elastic Clause” What does that mean? (3:03- 4:25)

    7. #3 “The unwritten Constitution” What does that mean? (4:25- 5:25) You’ll have to understand this for certain.

    8. #4 “Judicial Review” what is it and how is it flexible? (5:25-6:00// 6:08- 7:37)

    We will be discussing the court cases so you might want to know them (at least a little bit).
    (7:38- end review)

    Flipped Assignment #12:The 3/5 Clause explained Review

    1.Who was Frederick Douglass?

    2.Frederick Douglass was told to overthrow the
    Constitution because it was a ________________.

    3.What organization paid Frederick Douglass to go
    one the road full time?

    4.How did Frederick Douglass finally realize that
    the 3/5 Clause was an Anti-Slavery clause?(What did he read other than the Constitution that led to this

    5.Name the three hardcore Southern States:

    6.At this time in history, how many inhabitants
    were needed to get a Representative in Congress?

    7.Delegates from the Southern States said Slaves
    are _______________but should be counted as persons for representation.

    8.What did the Delegates in the North use as an
    argument to counter the Southern demand that slaves be counted as people?

    9.What was the 3/5 Clause calculated against?
    (every 5 individuals, or the entire Slave population)

    10.In the end, was the Constitution considered to
    be a Slavery or Anti-Slavery document?

    Flipped Assignment #13 Electoral College Review

    1.What is the Electoral College comprised of?

    2.What is the job of the Electoral College?

    3.Where do we find the Electoral College specified
    in the Constitution?

    4.How do you arrive at a total number of 538

    5.What is the magic number of Electors needed to
    become President?

    6.What event causes a state to gain or lose
    electors every 10 years?

    7.Can a candidate win California by millions of
    votes and the overall popular vote and lose the Electoral College vote?Provide two examples if you can recall:

    8.Critics argue that the Electoral College gives
    an _____________ __________________ to states with large numbers of Electoral

    9.How many large states must a candidate win in
    order to reach enough votes to win the election?

    10.Name three of the large states needed to win:

    11.When does the Electoral College protect small
    population states?

    12.What is the definition of a “safe state”?

    13.What is the definition of a “swing state”?

    Flipped #14


    1.What are the three branches of our government? 0:16- 0:23

    2.What is the purpose of “Checks and Balances”? 0:27- 0:30

    3.What is the main job of the Congress? 0:33-0:44

    4.What is the President’s check on the Congress? 0:52-1:05

    5.What vote is necessary for Congress to override the President? 1:09- 1:20

    6.How does the Supreme Court check the law-making power of the Congress? 1:22- 1:34

    7.Can the Supreme Court throw out a law that the president has approved? 1:34- 1:40

    8.How can Congress check the Supreme Court’s decisions? 1:44- 1:57

    9.Who has the duty to select and appoint Federal judges? 2:00- 2:06

    10.What is the responsibility of the Congress with respect to the selection of judges? 2:16- 2:24

    11.What branch has the final say on Federal Courts and Judges? 2:27- 2:34

    12.What can the President do to deal with emergencies? 2:39- 2:50

    13.Which branch of Government can declare war?2:50- 2:55

    14.If the President sends troops into action and the Congress doesn’t want him to do that, what can the Congress do to stop it? 2:56- 3:07

    15.If the President breaks the law, what can the Congress do? 3:17- 3:24

    16.Who presides over the Impeachment trial of the President? 3:30- 3:36

    17.What can the President do to check the Judicial Branch? 3:50- 4:00

    18.How are tie votes broken in the Senate? 4:26- 4:33

    19.Who is the most important check on the government? 4:40- 4:49

    Flipped #15


    1.What are the individual list of freedoms known as today?

    2.The first “Truly National Government” of the United States was under what document?

    3.What three shortcomings showed that the national government needed reform?

    4.Which state did not send delegates to Philadelphia for the convention that ended up
    as the Constitutional Convention?

    5.What was the purpose of developing a new national constitution?

    6.After the final text was drafted in September what was necessary before it could go
    into effect?

    7.Who were the three statesmen who championed the new Constitution?

    8.These three men laid out their position in a series of 85 essays known as the
    ______________ ________________.

    9.What was the primary concern of the Anti-Federalists?

    10.Who were the three prominent Anti-Federalists?

    11.What lack of protections worried these men most?

    12.What was the practical reason why the Federalists opposed adding a Declaration of
    Rights to the Constitution?

    13.Why did Madison feel that people’s rights were already guaranteed?What process did he consider as solving the

    14.If there was a list of things the government could not do, what did some fear that
    would that imply?

    15.Who proposed the very Amendments he believed were unnecessary because he had made a

    16.How many years did it take for the Bill of Rights to be ratified after the Constitution
    went into effect?

    17.The Bill of Rights are considered fundamental to the _______________
    _________________ __________.



    1. When you write a Constitution, your focus should be to write one that is ____________________________________________________.

    2. What are the three problems with writing a Constitution:
    #1 the right level of ____________________________________________

    How ___________________ should it be?

    What happens if it is too detailed?___________________________________________

    #2 What are the 5 basic values you want to protect?:

    2. __________________________
    3. __________________________
    4. ___________________________
    5. ___________________________

    How do you divide power?
    ______________________ and ____________________________

    What must you insist on?

    #3: Task. What do the people have to do?


    3. There are 309 million people in the USA. 308 million are NOT lawyers or judges. What do the 308 have to decide?


    4. If the Rule of Law isn’t followed, how would problems be solved? ________________________________-

    5. What is the hardest thing about the Rule of Law?

    Flipped #17: French Revolution


    1.What was the profound intellectual
    and cultural shift called?

    did it promote?

    printing press and the rise of a middle class encouraged what?

    of the three estates who was the largest? What group of people were they? How
    much of the population did they make up?

    5.Rebellion eliminated what in

    6.The revolution saw how
    ________ Constitutions and _______ Governments in ______ years.

    Flipped Assignment #18

    1. Why was the Election of 1800 known as the Revolution of 1800?

    2. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were President and Vice President for the last 4 years and were best friends. True or False

    3. Each party decided to run “running mates” for the candidates to avoid one becoming Vice President and repeating what happened in the last four years. Who were the running mates?

    a. John Adams and ________________________________

    b. Thomas Jefferson and ___________________________

    4. Thomas Jefferson and Burr tied at how many votes?

    5. Who had to pick the winner of the tie?

    6. This election marked the decline of the Federalist Party. How many more Presidents would be a Federalist?

    7. What compromise helped Jefferson win the Presidency?

    Flipped Assignment #19

    1.Who did President Jefferson purchase the Louisiana Territory from?

    2. The Louisiana Territory _________________ the size of the United States.

    3.Jefferson wanted to discover the ________________ __________?

    4.The exploration group was called the Corps of Discovery. It had 3 main goals:

    a.Discover the Northwest Passage, an all water connection from the ___________ Ocean to
    the _____________ Ocean.

    b.Document the _______________, ___________ and __________ life along the way.

    c.Meet the ____________ ________________ tribes and extend friendship of the US

    5.When they ran out of navigable rivers, the men tried to purchase ________ from Native Americans to reach the
    Oregon Coast.

    6.Which goal dID the men ul>NOT


7.How long did the journey take?

Flipped #20

18th Amendment

1. What groups started the Prohibition movement?

2. What was hoped to decrease by enforcing Prohibition?

3. What was ONE positive effect of Prohibition?

4. What was ONE negative effect of Prohibition?

5. What effect did Prohibition have on smoking?

6. Who was the most famous gangster of the 1920’s?

Happy St. Valentine’s Day (Massacre that is)

Flipped #21

1. What happened to the women that protested in front of the White House in November 1917?

2. What was the objective of “The Night of Terror”?

3. What did President Woodrow Wilson want to do to Alice Paul?

4. Why were these women going through all this pain and suffering?

5. What was going on in the World during this period in history? (You should know, but it isn’t really mentioned.)

Flipped Assignment #22

1.What was the first thing that upset Americans?

2.What was the second?

3.Why were the first two years of the war considered a “stalemate” (no one was
clearly winning)?

4.What town do the British burn?

5.When the British ended their war with France, what happened to the 2 causes of
American war?

6.Why did so many different people fight with Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans?

7.What was the outcome of the war?

Flipped Assignment #23

Directions: Take your time, you may have to pause the video. Think about the questions and your answers!

1. How did Samuel Slater steal the textile plans from England?

2. America moved from being a ___________ society to a _____________-____________ society.

3. How does the assembly line work?

4. Does an assembly line increase or decrease the working conditions in factories?

5. What is the difference between an unskilled laborer and a skilled laborer?

Flipped Assignment #11


1. Who was missing from the Constitutional Convention?

2. What was the original purpose of the Convention?

3. What was the Virginia Plan?

4. What was the New Jersey Plan?

5. What was the Connecticut Compromise?

6. What did they do about slaves?

7. Several delegates refused to sign unless this was included;


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University of Cambridge: 7 steps

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