Tuesday, February 6, 2018

World War One

The first social studies unit in quarter 3 is World War One. There are a few different things building tension in Europe before France Ferdinand was shot and killed, sparking immediate conflict between the two major alliances.

M: Militarism - Each country was building up a large army in order to protect themselves from invasion
A: Alliances - Each country made sure they had a few powerful friends to protect them
I: Imperialism - Each country was fighting over colonies, and there right to rule
N: Nationalism - The people of every country believed in it, so when there leaders were killed, conflict strikes.

The two major alliances were Triple Alliance, and the Triple Entente. The Triple Alliances consisted of Germany, Italy, and Austro-Hungary, while the Triple Entente consisted of France, Great Britain, and Russia.

When France Ferdinand of Austro-Hungary was assassinated, it declared war on Serbia, the home of the killer. This quickly brought Germany into the fight, as it was aligned with Austro-Hungary. Russia, feeling bad for Serbia, quickly declared war on Germany and it's ally, involving France and Britain in the war. Italy and The U.S. declared Neutrality.

The alliances were quickly shaken up though, when a German U-boat sunk an Passenger boat containing 128 Americans, and Germany promised Mexico U.S. territory if they declared war on The States. America Declared War on Germany, and after political issues, Italy declared war on Austro-Hungary. Germany immediately gained allies in The Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria.

Deadly Trench Warfare led to many casualties , including millions on the Russian Fronts. Russia withdrew from the War and signed an Armistice with Germany after inside civil war. The war finally ended when German leaders realized, that the Allies had more resources then they did, and they would give in before the rest of Europe. Germany signed the Treaty of Versailles, forcing them to accept extremely high Reparations, and acknowledge their part in starting the War. This treaty would eventually lead to World War Two.

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World War Two Propaganda Poster (See Below)

Monday, February 5, 2018

WWI Propaganda Poster

The Main Point of my Poster is to encourage regular Men to enlist in the army, to support your country. Many Families of Veterans are proud of the fact that their Siblings, Children, or Parents, were willing to risk their life in service of there country. The goal of my poster, is to encourage people to make the sacrifice of fighting in War, for this family pride


Monday, January 22, 2018

Graphic Design Hobby

A newly found hobby of mine is basic graphic design. I draw shapes on google drawings, then link them all together to make one big product. I have done vector portraits of people, objects, and logos.

Below is a few examples of my work:



Wednesday, December 20, 2017


Leaving things on Earth can be classified into 5 main categories. Animals, Plants, Bacteria, Fungi, and Protists. Most people know what the first four categories are, but what are protist?

Protist are sort of the miscellaneous category of creatures. They go where nothing else fits. Fungi, Animals, and Plants are all Multicellular. Bacteria, are Unicellular, and Prokaryotic, meaning they have no nucleus. Protist are Unicellular organisms that have a Nucleus, and are classified mainly by how they move. Below are a few examples of Protists and how they move:

Euglena - Whip like tail called a Flagellum

Paramecium - small hairs called cila

Amoeba - Gel like Pseudopods that help it crawl around.

Volvox - Whip like tails called Flagella

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The Scramble for Africa

In the 1800s, it had just been discovered by Europeans that Africa was filled to the brim with natural resources. Countries franticly made colonies there and began mining for these precious minerals. This quickly created conflict between the different European countries. So Otto Von Bismarck called for a meeting between all of them. The leaders of Many European countries arrived at a meeting to discuss how Africa Should be split among the different countries. They agreed to have open trade, and to leave other colonies alone. They split up the whole of Africa without any consent for the Natives, or its natural effect on the rest of the world.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017


Nationalism is a nation with a common language, culture, religion, etc. Countries today build nationalism by sharing a common history, initiating public school systems, establishing national anthems. Countries in the 1800s did so by taking over other countries , and unifying the people under one cause and government. Germany, Japan, Italy, and the United States are all great examples of nationalism.

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The Industrial Revolution

Before the industrial revolution, everyone in the world had one job, survive. Buy as much land was possible, take care of it, then grow whatever you could. This was the life of many Generations of European Families. Starting in the 1800s, the industrial revolution, would change that for everyone.

Causes of Change

New inventions flooded England and much of Europe. Large farming machinery increased the amount of food in everyday villages to an extent that very little people there had to farm. Transportation also became much faster and more efficient, since trains and railroads were being manufactured in large amounts. This created a large demand for coal and fossil fuels. Giant Textile factories put local stores out of business, and created clothes in astonishing amounts for it's time period. 

Life During the Revolution

Life during the Industrial Revolution actually was not very glamorous. Children starting at age 3 would work 16 hour work shifts, in order to provide for their family. Factories were dangerous, and many died from pollution or the large machinery that was rotating three inches away from there workspace. Adults were run out of jobs because they cost 6 times as much money as children and women did to hire. Men would turn to crime in their shame, and the streets littered with thieves.

Life After the Revolution

As much as most people would hate to say it, the lives we have today would not exist if it weren't for child labor and the industrial revolution. The 1800s gave us large machinery, and electricity that would shape our lives and economy today.

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