The series known as “Schoolhouse Rock” began appearing in the mid 1970’s and covered everything from history to math and science. Of course, my favorite ones were the history ones (and conjunction junction). Here are a trio of 3 minute videos about events surrounding the American Revolution with a couple of questions.
video # 1 No More Kings
Our presidents are term limited to 2 terms or 10 years maximum. Imagine having the same king for 59 years!
(39) Schoolhouse Rock- No More Kings – YouTube (Links to an external site.)
1) How is King George III’s mental stability presented in this video? Do a couple minutes of internet research research on George’s medical history. In your opinion, is this an accurate portrayal of the King of England (ruled from 1760 to 1820)
video # 2 Fireworks (About the Declaration of Independence)
(39) Schoolhouse Rock – Fireworks – YouTube (Links to an external site.)
2) At time index : 41 why is a woman loading a cannon? Can you figure out which historical figure this is based on? If not, it will be revealed when I cover the later battles of the American Revolution.
3) What is on the back page of the newspaper the king is reading at time index 1:32?
video # 3 The Shot Heard Round the World
(39) School House Rock Shot Heard Round the World America Rock – YouTube (Links to an external site.)
4) Name five battles mentioned in this video. (note: Valley Forge was winter quarters but there was no battle there). Which very notable 1777 battle is left out?
D. Rockefeller’s Oil refinery etc. controlled the economics of United States. But also, today it is “impossible for employees to leave for a better-paying job elsewhere” (Covert, 3). Companies regulate their own prices, in favor of their profit. The main goal of almost every business person, is to get the highest most possible profit and win. Customers will prefer a company which offers the lowest price and will regard the high-price-companies. Even though, most of the people would say, that monopolies do not have a big influence on the economic, as it was back then in the Gilded Age. Nevertheless, it still does affect the way how customers think or handle by regulating very cheap prices, manipulate smaller businesses and do not increasing the wages. Monopolies in the Gilded Age brought many jobs to the nation’s citizen, but they also set the wage very low, why also labor unions were created. Some obdurate Politician took benefit on the monopolies to strengthen their campaigns for their presidential elections, like the one in 1896 between Democrat W. Bryan and Republican W. McKinley, which was won by the Republican because the employees/voters were dependent on their job which were given by the monopolies (in cooperation to the Republican McKinley). But also, today some companies keep their wages by the minimum of $7.25 an hour. They also beat small businesses down by keeping the selling prices as low as possible to make the buyer a favor on their own industry and so other businesses go down and their will become a monopoly. Although most of the people will say that the conditions are different now than back then in the 19th century, but monopolies still do have a big influence on other businesses, the economic and politics. Back to Charles Darrow’s legendary board game “Monopoly”, it is really obvious how the rise of a monopoly can influence other players. Of course, this is the point of the game to get a monopoly, to leave the other players only one way, and to collect all the money by oneself. Indeed, it is only a game, but however this is also to find in the modern society and ancient history.>GET ANSWER