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Finals Week is Here

Well, seniors, Government class is winding down for the semester. Finals are this week and they are OPEN NOTEBOOK. You should prepare to write ONE essay from a choice of two. The choices are "Why or why not September 11th should be a national holiday?" or "Why are great generals so often terrible Presidents?". Get your NOTEBOOK organized for easy flipping on Finals day. It should be chronological, from the first of the semester to the end. THE LAST SECTION should be your notes on "The Clinton Years."

Nellie Bly, Investigative Journalist

Nellie Bly, a.k.a. Elizabeth Cochrane, took her name from a song written by Stephen Foster. She worked as a reporter for a Pittsburgh paper and ten moved on to Joseph Pulitzer's New York World. She spent ten days in an insane asylum in order to expose poor treatment of the inmates and the uneven diagnosis of the "experts." She traveled around the world in 72 days, beating the "80 Days" of the fictional Phileas Fogg of Jules Verne's imagination.

Government Links

Mr. Wilson's Home Page: World History Pages
The White House: Website for the President of the United States
U.S. House of Representatives: Lower house of Congress
United States Senate: Upper house of Congress
Supreme Court of the United States: The Court of Last Resort
Governor of Washigton State: Christine Gregoire
Washington State Legislature: Includes a House and Senate
American Rhetoric: Review famous speeches
Internet Movie Database: Look up the names for "Skokie"
City of Richland Home Page: The Best of the Tri-Cities
Jethro Tull Homepage: "Really don't mind if you sit this one out"
Ronald Reagan Presidential Archives: Research Information
The American Experience: Reagan: The documentary we watched in class
Mr. Wilson's Room 2013 Page: Back to my main page
Theodore Roosevelt: Icon of the American Century: Theodorus Rex
The American Experience: TR: The 26th President of the United States
Theodore Roosevelt in His Own Words: Famous and not-so-famous quotes about TR