H8 L50 – Inventions of the 1800s

   There were many new inventions in the 1800s, including the steam hammer, the steam engine, steam boat, the battery, the arc lamp, electromagnet, and many, many more.     Each of these things contributed to the store of knowledge that the country already had, but only a few fit the two main requirements of the industrial Revolution;  one, it had to be steam powered, and … Continue reading H8 L50 – Inventions of the 1800s

E8 L50 – Out on the Pampas Book Report

       All G. A. Henty books are great, and Out on the Pampas is no exception.  Henty combines a set of historical facts with fictional characters, and packs in a fictional plot with realistic details to make it more real.    Henty is a great writer, and I’ve read a few of his books.  There are ones that start boring but speed up a … Continue reading E8 L50 – Out on the Pampas Book Report

H8 L45 – War of 1812

200 years ago, what some say is the second half of the Revolutionary War started, known as the War of 1812.  This war, which would decide America’s part in foreign influence.  Started by the searching of American ships in foreign ports for no reason at all, this war basically outlined the trade, shipping, and foreign influence of America. Supposedly, the foundation of this war was … Continue reading H8 L45 – War of 1812

H8 L40 – Napoleon

          Remembered as one of the greatest generals in history, Napoleon Bonaparte is the man who singlehandedly stopped the French revolution, united most of mainland Europe under his banner, and sold Thomas Jefferson the Louisiana Purchase to fund his infamous exploits.            Not much is known about the early childhood of Napoleon, but what we do know is that he was sent off to military … Continue reading H8 L40 – Napoleon

H8 L35 – Cultural Updates

From 1789 – 1800, many cultural events took place.  These varied from the French Revolution to the First bank of America, to the cotton gin, and even up to the Quasi-War. 1789 – 1792 was studied in Lesson 32.  The lesson focused on Mozart, but Mr. Fish also mentioned a few other things.   In 1789, the French Revolution was started.  This was to last ten … Continue reading H8 L35 – Cultural Updates