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American History Packet

Postby Cheynem » Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:16 am

To work off some rage after ACF Nationals, I wrote an American history packet of about 100 or so short tossups (3-4 lines). It's pretty hard, although not insanely so, and it's mainly politically driven (since I had covered some of my crazier pet topics in the other packet I wrote, this gives slightly shorter shrift to the postwar 20th century). If you want it, let me know.
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Re: American History Packet

Postby NickConderWKU » Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:36 am

Cheynem wrote:To work off some rage after ACF Nationals, I wrote an American history packet of about 100 or so short tossups (3-4 lines). It's pretty hard, although not insanely so, and it's mainly politically driven (since I had covered some of my crazier pet topics in the other packet I wrote, this gives slightly shorter shrift to the postwar 20th century). If you want it, let me know.


I would love to have that, and you're earlier 20th century Political History packet too if you still have it. And since you're posting this in the HS section, would it be somewhat reasonable at least to go over it with some high schoolers looking to improve at American History?
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Re: American History Packet

Postby Down and out in Quintana Roo » Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:39 am

As an AP American History teacher, quiz bowl coach, and guy who happens to like learning "quiz bowl stuff" a lot and faking real learned knowledge in all sorts of venues and to people all the time, i'd love to see these questions.
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Re: American History Packet

Postby at your pleasure » Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:05 am

I'd like this too.
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Re: American History Packet

Postby dyetman89 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:09 am

Yes please.
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Re: American History Packet

Postby Papa's in the House » Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:29 am

Ditto
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Re: American History Packet

Postby Cheynem » Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:43 am

It's kinda hard to really improve high schoolers. I have the original packet I wrote but not on the computer at school. I'll send that one off when I go back home for the summer.
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Re: American History Packet

Postby Duncan Idaho » Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:11 am

Send it to me, too, please, at the email listed under my avatar.
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Re: American History Packet

Postby Matthew D » Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:41 am

I would love to have it also. Thanks
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Re: American History Packet

Postby No Electricity Required » Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:31 am

I also would like to have it. Thanks.
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Re: American History Packet

Postby Down and out in Quintana Roo » Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:45 am

These are really hard questions. They are also notably really awesome for having an average of like three-and-a-half lines.

Probably my favorite:
This sentence was first announced while at the “summer White House” in the Black Hills. True to form, the man making the announcement to the press wrote it on pieces of paper which he distributed to reporters. For 10 points, identify this famously terse statement released by Calvin Coolidge which surprisingly took him out of the presidential race in 1928.
ANSWER: “I do not choose to run for president in 1928.”
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Re: American History Packet

Postby Madagascar Serpent Eagle » Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:54 am

I would enjoy having this as well. Thanks.
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Re: American History Packet

Postby jonah » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:01 am

I'm interested.
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Re: American History Packet

Postby DrCongo » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:13 am

Hilltopper22 wrote:
Cheynem wrote:To work off some rage after ACF Nationals, I wrote an American history packet of about 100 or so short tossups (3-4 lines). It's pretty hard, although not insanely so, and it's mainly politically driven (since I had covered some of my crazier pet topics in the other packet I wrote, this gives slightly shorter shrift to the postwar 20th century). If you want it, let me know.


I would love to have that, and you're earlier 20th century Political History packet too if you still have it. ?


Could you please email me the same two packets? If you can, thank you.
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Re: American History Packet

Postby Coelacanth » Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:54 am

Cheynem wrote:If you want it, let me know.

I am assuming this is an intentional homage to Olivia Newton-John.

In any case, I'd like to see the packet.
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Re: American History Packet

Postby Sir Thopas » Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:58 am

Sure, I'll take it, thanks.
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Re: American History Packet

Postby the return of AHAN » Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:27 am

Matthew D wrote:I would love to have it also. Thanks

what he said
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Re: American History Packet

Postby Eric Huff » Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:08 am

DrCongo wrote:
Hilltopper22 wrote:
Cheynem wrote:To work off some rage after ACF Nationals, I wrote an American history packet of about 100 or so short tossups (3-4 lines). It's pretty hard, although not insanely so, and it's mainly politically driven (since I had covered some of my crazier pet topics in the other packet I wrote, this gives slightly shorter shrift to the postwar 20th century). If you want it, let me know.


I would love to have that, and you're earlier 20th century Political History packet too if you still have it. ?


Could you please email me the same two packets? If you can, thank you.


I would also appreciate having these packets. Thanks!
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Re: American History Packet

Postby Yellow-throated Honeyeater » Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:12 am

At this point, couldn't it just be posted at one of the archives or attached to this thread?
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Re: American History Packet

Postby mpellegrini » Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:49 am

If we're still doing it by email, I'll take a copy.
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Re: American History Packet

Postby Cheynem » Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:02 pm

Coach Reinstein makes a helpful suggestion here.

I've attached it here so anyone can have it.
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Re: American History Packet

Postby Skepticism and Animal Feed » Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:51 pm

Eh, I'd have preferred to play it, but now that everybody and his brother has read it I suppose I'll have to download it and mine it for clues.
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Re: American History Packet

Postby Cheynem » Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:04 pm

I'll read it in the IRC at some point perhaps for those diehards who would like to play it semi-competitively.
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Re: American History Packet

Postby Duncan Idaho » Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:42 pm

Coelacanth wrote:
Cheynem wrote:If you want it, let me know.

I am assuming this is an intentional homage to Olivia Newton-John.

Or perhaps to Lil Jon?

Cheynem wrote:I'll read it in the IRC at some point perhaps for those diehards who would like to play it semi-competitively.

Please do, and post the prospective time in this thread or on Facebook.
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Re: American History Packet

Postby Cheynem » Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:45 pm

For nighthawks, I'll be in the IRC probably after 10:30 central time tonight.
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Re: American History Packet

Postby Grace » Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:16 pm

This was a terrific (and difficult) packet.
I think I got only 3 before the FTP line (Mugwumps, Underwood, and Andrew Jackson's inauguration).
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Re: American History Packet

Postby Cheynem » Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:32 pm

We are beginning to read this in a few minutes.
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Re: American History Packet

Postby Charbroil » Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:06 am

We read this at practice; it was a great deal of fun. Thanks for writing this!
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Re: American History Packet

Postby Black-throated Antshrike » Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:12 pm

I would like a copy
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Re: American History Packet

Postby Cheynem » Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:24 pm

It is available in the thread. Go up a few posts.
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Re: American History Packet

Postby Kyle » Sat Apr 23, 2011 4:32 am

I mention this only because you might actually think it's interesting, Mike...

Mike's question about Levi Woodbury wrote:Besides Salmon Chase and Jimmy Byrnes, this is the only man to have served in all three branches of national government and been a state governor


Strictly speaking, you mean "under the Constitution." I realize there weren't really "branches" back then, but John Jay nevertheless had an equally illustrious career in which he managed to serve in a legislative position and in a precursor to a cabinet position under the Articles of Confederation, then he got to be Chief Justice and governor of New York under the Constitution.
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Re: American History Packet

Postby Cheynem » Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:32 am

Good point. Also, very interesting.
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Re: American History Packet

Postby crs@mchsi.com » Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:04 am

Good catch. Along that same line, my son answered Samuel Huntington as the first president of the U.S. on his Constitution test and was marked wrong. He argued that if they wanted George Washington as the answer the question should have been "Who was the first president of the United States under the Constitution?" They finally marked his answer as correct. I believe that George Washington was actually the 13th president of the United States. The Articles of Confederation called for a president to be elected every year.
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Re: American History Packet

Postby Madagascar Serpent Eagle » Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:56 am

crs@mchsi.com wrote:Good catch. Along that same line, my son answered Samuel Huntington as the first president of the U.S. on his Constitution test and was marked wrong. He argued that if they wanted George Washington as the answer the question should have been "Who was the first president of the United States under the Constitution?" They finally marked his answer as correct. I believe that George Washington was actually the 13th president of the United States. The Articles of Confederation called for a president to be elected every year.


The people who were president under the Articles of Confederation were known as "President of the United States in Congress Assembled." If the question had asked for that, Samuel Huntington would have been the correct answer (although to be really nit-picky, there were several people who were "President of Congress," referring to the Continental Congress before the passage of the Articles of Confederation, such as John Hancock). If it asked for "President of the United States," George Washington was the correct answer. If had just asked for "President," he should have asked for clarification.
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Re: American History Packet

Postby christino » Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:24 pm

You might want to make it available in the first post.
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Re: American History Packet

Postby unleashmayhem » Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:45 pm

The Hub (Gainesville, Florida) wrote:
Cheynem wrote:To work off some rage after ACF Nationals, I wrote an American history packet of about 100 or so short tossups (3-4 lines). It's pretty hard, although not insanely so, and it's mainly politically driven (since I had covered some of my crazier pet topics in the other packet I wrote, this gives slightly shorter shrift to the postwar 20th century). If you want it, let me know.


I would love to have that, and you're earlier 20th century Political History packet too if you still have it. And since you're posting this in the HS section, would it be somewhat reasonable at least to go over it with some high schoolers looking to improve at American History?


Is it possible for you to upload your 20th century Political History packet to this thread?
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Re: American History Packet

Postby Cheynem » Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:16 am

I'm not sure if I have a copy to be frank, as it was written on a computer I no longer own. I'll check around.
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Re: American History Packet

Postby Papa's in the House » Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:14 pm

I believe this is the packet in question.
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Re: American History Packet

Postby Cheynem » Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:31 pm

No, I think the people were requesting the packet I wrote for VCU Open, which features longer and in some cases, much harder questions.
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Re: American History Packet

Postby Papa's in the House » Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:18 pm

Cheynem wrote:No, I think the people were requesting the packet I wrote for VCU Open, which features longer and in some cases, much harder questions.

Ah, well, if you do find a copy of it I'd also like a copy of it to read through.
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Re: American History Packet

Postby Cody » Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:28 pm

I believe this is it.
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Re: American History Packet

Postby unleashmayhem » Sat Jul 23, 2011 7:41 pm

Thank you very much. Great questions by the way Mike.
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