• Launchpad: The Social Security Act: Activity One, Group D

    Created September 10, 2010
  • Van Buren Cartoons

    Created September 9, 2010
  • Robert Gould Shaw and the Massachusetts 54th

    Created September 9, 2010
  • Launchpad: Emancipation Proclamation: Activity 3

    Created September 9, 2010
  • Launchpad: Emancipation Proclamation: Activity 2

    Created September 9, 2010

    Launchpad: Salem Witch Trials

    Salem Witch Trials: Understanding the Hysteria

    Section 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

    Launchpad: Colonizing the Bay

    John Winthrop's "Model of Christian Charity" Speech


    Read the last two paragraphs below from "A Model of Christian Charity" by John Winthrop 1630.

    Launchpad: FDR & the Lend-Lease Act

    FDR and the Lend-Lease Act

    Activity 1 | Activity 2


    Activity One: Expansion of Executive Power

    Read the following letter, written by Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg 10 months before Congress began deliberations on the Lend-Lease legislation. Make a note of each noting each fear or objection Vandenburg raised to the prospect of America joining the war against Germany. Categorize each objection as either relating to money or to loss of freedom.

    Launchpad: The Social Security Act

    The Social Security Act

    Activity 1, Group: A | B | C | D

    Activity 2 | 3


    Activity One, Group A: Debating the Social Security Act

    Review the Great Depression time line and the section entitled “The Stock Market Crash and The Great Depression” on The Historical Background and Development of Social Security page, and answer the questions below.