Monday, March 18, 2013

The Little Rock Nine

link for video on youtube

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Which Winnie the Pooh character are you?

If I had to guess I would say I would be Pooh because pooh is very laid back, as am I. Pooh becomes extremely caught up with finding honey and devotes himself to that, which I tend to do with different things.

When I took the quiz I was told that I am Tigger. I was slightly surprised by this but not entirely. Tigger is fun-loving and full of energy, which for the most part I am. Tigger was the character I thought I most resembled after Pooh.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Sunday, December 2, 2012

On friday's class we had a substitute teacher. We were assigned a small packet that I completed with Jake Aponas. The packet consisted of questions about the South separating from the North.

Friday, November 16, 2012

The Constitution's Dirty Little Secret
By: Mike Shea
(Due to Google Docs issues, written on Blogger)

The Constitution, is arguably America's most famous and influential document ever created. American's look to this document as a price, a sort of medal to show what this country came from and what it has achieved. Although this document is looked upon with such high regard, there may be hidden details that suggest the Constitution may have a dirty little secret. Lets take a look at the facts. The Constitution was written by white  men, most in which, were slave owners themselves. The Constitution considers a slave to be three fifths of a vote, this gave slave owners a great deal of voting say. Finally, the Constitution also included a section supporting slavery, but this section was taken out after the civil war.

Our founding fathers, the men whos brains and bravery created this great nation, wrote the Constitution. Not all of these men, but most of them were slave owners themselves. Owning slaves and using them as free labor was an extraordinary source of income. These men, as smart and influential as they were, would not be willing to cut themselves off us this income and source of wealth. If they wrote the Constitution in such a way that slavery could strive, so would their income. This hidden agenda of the writers of the Constitution showed that the Document was actually written in a way that would keep slavery alive.

In the Constitution lies the Three-fifths Compromise. This "compromise" was a way for slave owners to have a larger say in the government. Someone who was anti-slavery would have made the Constitution say that a slave did not count for anything. This may sound backwards, but you have to break it down. If a slave counts as a full person  and a slave owner owns one thousand slaves, that slave owners opinion is now really worth one thousand voices in the government. If the slaves vote doesn't count, then that slave owners opinion counts as one vote. When the Constitution put in the three-fifths compromise, it gave slave owners MORE power. Now if that slave owners has one thousand slaves, each worth three fifths, then the slave owners opinion counts as six hundred voices, still much more than they should be given. This "compromise" shows that the Constitution was tiered toward pro-slavery.

The Constitution actually included a section on pro-slavery, but it was not around for long. This slavery promoting section was actually removed from the Constitution after the civil war. As soon the side of the country that opposed slavery won the civil war, the Constitution no longer included this section. It seems much too coincidental. The Constitution clearly wanted slavery to remain in the United States, or else no talk of slavery would have been considered. Once the country was clearly headed into a slavery free way of life, all talk of slavery was pulled from the Constitution. The slave owning writers wanted to keep their businesses alive, but once this was impossible, the Constitution changed its mind.

The Constitution is a wonderful document. One that exemplifies the greatness and success of this great nation. Although this document has done such great things, it is apparent that it had a hidden agenda all along.   The Constitution promoted slavery, but did it in a way that was not apparent, by using words like "compromise." The Constitution was created with the words, "all men are created equal," but obviously the Constitution does consider a slave to be a "man" at all.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Today I complimented Teresa Benoit on her hair. She had her hair up in a long braid that clearly took time and effort in the morning. It must have been nice for her to be rewarded for her hardwork this morning. She smiled when i complimented her and it made me happy to see that.