United States History
10th Grade Accelerated Summer Assignment
Students and Parents,
Welcome to tenth grade accelerated United States History. This year you will be introduced to a new and more difficult learning experience. This summer assignment is designed to provide students with the background knowledge they will need to achieve success throughout the coming year. Please review the assignment and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the department coordinator throughout the summer at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Define each of the vocabulary terms in a three subject college ruled notebook. Start the words in the back of the notebook and work forward. Be sure to use the “historical” definition of the word. You will also need to study these because you will be expected to use them in your essays and you will be quizzed on them during the first month of school. Use your book and NOT Wikipedia or an online dictionary!
In your textbook read and outline Chapters 23, 24, & 25. Outlines should be completed according to the sample contained in this packet and be limited to instructions found in your active reading guide. Be sure to include the chapter’s big idea and some supporting facts. Outlines are due on September 6 or7.
I will check my email at least two or three times a week, so if you have any questions you can email them to me.
United States History
In the back of a 3 subject college ruled notebook define the following terms. Be sure to use the historical definition.
Be prepared for a quiz on these terms during the first full week of school.
Gilded Age Pendleton Act
Greenback Party McKinley Tariff 1890
Sherman Silver Purchase Act Populist Party
Panic of 1893 Coxey’s Army
“Cross of Gold” Dingley Tariff 1897
Social Gospel Movement Melting Pot
Henry George, Progress and Poverty Sherman Anti-Trust Act 1890
United States v. E. C. Knight Social Darwinism
Gospel of Wealth Dawes Severalty Act 1887
Helen Hunt Jackson, A Century of Dishonor
Plessy v. Ferguson Jim Crow Laws
Farmers’ Alliances Interstate Commerce Act 1886
Populist Party Cornelius Vanderbilt
J. Pierpont Morgan William Vanderbilt
Andrew Carnegie John D. Rockefeller