Tuesday, April 7, 2009


#4. AIM- (American Indian Movement)- wanted equal opportunities
Autonomy- self government( Native Americans wanted it)
Dennis Banks and George Mitchell- started AIM and faught for equal rights
* They wanted their land back which was aken illegally from them

Friday, March 20, 2009

"The Kennedy Assassination: was there a conspiracy?"

I do not think it was a conspiracy. One reason would be that if the government wanted President Kennedy killed they would have found an expert and Ozwald was not an expert and was very unexperienced. I think that Ozwald may have had one or two friends working with him, which would explain the several shots. Although i think his friends were not involved with the government and the government had no knowledge of the assasination.

Monday, February 9, 2009

the butter battle book compare/contrast

Dr. Seuss' "The Butter Battle Book" is very comparable and similar to events during the Cold War. In the butter book the two sides dont like eachother because one side butters their bread butterside up and the other side butters their bread butter side down. The idea of hating eachother over the side of buttered bread can be compared to the sides during the cold war hating eachother because pf support for communism or not. A major comparison between the cold war and the book is the idea of an arms race during the cold war. An arm race is when the countries tried to out-do the other country with machinary and weapontry. In the book each side does the same thing, they keep making bigger and better weapons until the weapons are just crazy amazing. Both the war and the book also end in a stalemate.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

George F. kennan

Kennan belives that the United States is clearly a more dominant nation over the Soviet Union. Also he mentions that the Soviet Union is "a rival, not a partener". Politically the United States and the soviet Union are enemies. Also, although the Soviet Union is weak the United States can not eliminate or stop communism alone. He belives that the United States have the power to make the spread of communism very difficult, because they are such a strong nation, but they can not stop the spread alone.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

reaction to movie

I think that it must have been a very hard desison for Truman to bomb the Japanese citizens. But he also must have thought it was effecitive and would help lead to the Japanese surrender because he bombed them a second time. I am not sure if i agree with these methods because i think it is unfair to the Japanese citezens because they are not apart of the war and he JApanese soliders should be the ones who are hurt. As a result of the bmbing alot of Japanesecitizen died slow pain deaths or imediate deth, both which were unnessary.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Question #6 on pg. 831

I imagine that life during World WarII was very difficult and scary. People had to go to bed not knowing if they would wake up in the morning or if their homes would be bombed. Today our only worries are things we have to get done and such, but we never have to worry about being attacked because we feel safe and protected.