Monday, January 05, 2015

Welcome to Week Three 

THE YEAR OF THE HANGMAN

 

We are currently in week 3 of our 4 week project. This week will be reading chapters 12 through 17 (pages 131-187). 

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        Week 3 - Question #1     

                                                   
 A duel becomes a major event in this portion of the novel. One of the most famous duels in American history tragically takes the life of Alexander Hamilton. Read more about the famous Burr-Hamilton duel that took place in 1804 using this wikipedia link. In your comment for this post explain why you think that Burr actually shot and killed Hamilton.

Read more about the famous 1804 duel with these links:

      
  Week 3 - Question #2    
                                                     
Creighton makes a tough decision when he helps break his uncle out of jail. Would you have made the same choice? What other options did Creighton have and what did he risk in making those decisions?

        Week 3 - Question #3    

                                                     
A major character in this novel is Benedict Arnold - who in my opinion is one of the most interesting individuals in American History. In real life he was a hero to the Patriots and later hated by those same soldiers. Read a little about the life of Benedict Arnold in this article from Wikipedia and then post a fact that you found interesting.

        Week 3 - Question #4     

                        
Enemies of the Patriot's cause felt the need to destroy the place where The Liberty Tree newspaper was printed. What do you think this says about the power of the press? Can you think of a recent example in which a newspaper became a powerful tool in waging war or impacting world politics?

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