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Welcome to World History with Mr. Polish! Our class will meet every Thursday from 8 – 9:15 am and your attendance there is required. Because we only meet one day a week, it is important that you maintain communication with me by e-mail if you are having any issues with me, school, or the work. My e-mail is bpolish@champscharter.org and I check it every day so expect me to get back to you no more than 24 hours after you have messaged me.

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Mexico:  From Independence to Revolution Part 3:  Homework

First, read over the packet, highlight/underline the main points from each paragraph and define all of the words in bold.

Then, answer the following questions in full sentences (at least two sentences per question).  Be sure to support your answers with evidence from the reading.

Part 1:  The Diaz Years

  1. How did Porfirio Diaz come to power? How did he manage to stay in charge of Mexico for 33 years?
  2. What did Diaz realize after visiting the U.S.? How did he attempt to achieve this goal?
  3. How did Diaz’s land policies affect Native Americans?
  4. What was one of the positive economic developments under the Diaz regime? How did this development hurt ordinary Mexicans?
  5. How did urban workers fare under Diaz’s presidency?
  6. Why did Diaz allow Francisco Madero to run against him in an election? Given what happened afterward, was this a smart move?  Why or why not?

Part 2:  The Mexican Revolution

  1. Why did Emiliano Zapata revolt against Francisco Madero?
  1. What led Victoriano Huerta to take power? How did his decision to murder Madero backfire on him?
  1. How did Venustiano Carranza gain recognition from the United States?

 10.Why did Pancho Villa launch attacks against civilians in the U.S.?

Part 3:  The 1917 Constitution

11.What were some of the lasting reforms established by the Mexican Constitution?

12. Why do you think Carranza and subsequent Mexican presidents did nothing to enforce the Mexican Constitution? What does this have to do with Mexican immigration to the United States today?

 

 

 

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“The Great War Begins” HW

 READ THE WORLD HISTORY TEXTBOOK FROM PAGES 352-357, DEFINE ALL THE BOLD WORDS AND ANSWER EACH OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN COMPLETE SENTENCES (2 SENTENCES PER QUESTION).

  1. Why did the different European countries form military alliances?  Why do you think this made war inevitable?
  2. What countries were in the Triple Alliance?  What countries were in the Triple Entente?
  3. What were the three major things the major European powers competed over?  Why do you think they competed over these things?
  4. How did nationalism also create tension between the European powers?
  5. What multinational empires “particularly feared rising nationalism”?  What minority populations had already started fighting for their independence?
  6. What event set off WWI in Sarajevo?   How did Austria respond to this?
  7. How did other European countries come to get involved in the Serbia-Austria crisis?
  8. What was Germany’s plan to win the war and how was it supposed to work?
  9. What was going on in many European countries before the war and why do you think this led many governments to embrace the war?

“A New Kind of War” HW

READ THE WORLD HISTORY TEXTBOOK FROM PAGES 358-364, DEFINE ALL THE BOLD WORDS AND ANSWER EACH OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN COMPLETE SENTENCES (2 SENTENCES PER QUESTION).

  1. How was it that World War I “was the largest conflict in history up to that time”?
  2. Why did the Schlieffen Plan fail?  How did it lead to a stalemate?
  3. What were six forms of modern technology that Europeans used in WWI?  How did these technologies lead to massive battlefield casualties?
  4. Why do you think WWI led to a revolution in Russia?
  5. Why did the Ottoman Empire join the Central Powers?  What did the Ottomans use as an excuse for the deportation of the Armenian people?
  6. How did the British government get Arabs to revolt against the Ottomans?
  7. Why did colonized peoples have “mixed feelings” about fighting on behalf of their colonizers?  What did they expect to gain from helping the colonial empires?
  8. After reading the passage from All Quiet on the Western Front, explain why the narrator speaks to a dead French soldier.  What does this suggest ordinary soldiers thought about the war?