Wednesday, April 13, 2011

April 12

Yesterday in history we talked about the anniversary of the first shots fired during the civil war. That night I was watching the news and they were talking about how much it meant to our country and how if not for the Civil War everything would be different. I started thinking about how weird it is that for me April 12th is just like any other day, but for the people living 150ish years ago it was the start of something huge that would last for years, in my mind, its just hard to grasp that concept.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

April 6

Today we learned about the 14th Amendment, and how the South decided to purposefully misinterpret it. They made up things called "Black Codes" basically allowing them to make the lives of slaves just as bad as they had been before... It seems as if nothing has really changed in the South after the war,  besides the downfall of the economy. Which is kind of surprising, I expected a whole different backlash than that.

Monday, April 4, 2011

April 4

Today in class we talked about what life was like after Lincoln was assassinated. It wasn't to great, the government was kind of in a state of confusion due to the fact that a Southener became the president. Because of this nothing got done, and it seems as if the US was worse off  now that Lincoln was gone, even if the Southeners didn't think so. If they had really stepped to look back at the situation and how Lincoln wasn't totally against them, and had actually wanted to fix the issues the war had caused maybe things would've been different. Instead the Radical Republicans didn't get anything done with Andrew Johnson as president and impeached him.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

April 1

Soooo our pranks for April fools day failed... Just wait Mr. Boyle, we'll trick you somehow. In class we learned about Lincolns assassination and how Booth was an idiot, cause he wore spurs and got caught and broke his ankle. I dont get how nobody stopped him from getting into the Presidents box, he needed more security obviously.

Friday, April 1, 2011

March 31

So I keep forgetting to blog, but I'm going to get better at it. Yesterday in class we were split up into groups and learned about what was happening in the government after the civil war... basically everybody was against lincoln. Which I think was kind of stupid on their behalfs. Today we are learning about Lincolns assasssination, its hard to believe somebody disliked him enough to kill him.