Archive of ‘Social Studies’ category

James K. Polk

He was born in a small town in South Carolina

He served as a great Tennessee legislator .

He was governor of Tennessee.

A close election.

James Polk

President of 1845

One of the youngest presidents.

Known for his territorial expansion.

Because of him Texas became a state.

He had a good presidency all the way around.

December 7, 1941

People dead on the terrible day December 7, 1941 8:00 AM.

Every year it is remembered

Arizona ship sunk

Real heroes   including my Papaw

Little came out unharmed


Heroes names on the memorial in Hawaii

Attackers were Japanesse aircraft

Rough day for most Americans

Brought us into World War 2

Often still a hard subject for older Americans to talk about

Remembrance Day




Yam and other harvest

Massasoit, the Indian chief

Only colony to not have an official charter

Unhealthy amount of food


Help from the Indians

If I were in colonial times and I had the choice I would definitely chose to be with the pilgrims

Well, first of all I’m a girl so I would not be able to be in Jamestown anyway, but I would  still chose  to be with the Pilgrims. I agree with the Pilgrims that a lot of England’s rules are ridiculous. Although it was a tough trip to America, it would be very cool meeting Indians  and having the first Thanksgiving.


Henry Hudson

June 1611

Explorer Gazette

What happened to Henry Hudson is still one of histories many mysteries.

Henry, his son , and seven loyal crewmen were angrily put in a small boat with no oars. The angry crew that put them there sailed back home an reported it.  Although, no one knows what really happened my guess is that since they had no oars and were put in a very cold spot, they could have froze to death or starved to death. If Henry and his crew somehow made oars out of  the wood from the boat they could have made it over  to Canada or America, but they still had a very slim chance of survival.