Exercise 3, Page 388 Substitute Teacher Answers to the Questions
Who painted the Mona Lisa? Source: http://www.arlindo-correia.com/020602.html
Leonardo da Vinci Famous Italian artist and inventor, 1452-1519. Source for the picture: http://www.ruggedelegantliving.com/a/003555.html
Where was the Rosetta Stone Found? Source: http://www.greatarchaeology.com/rosetta_stone.htm
The Rosetta stone was found in 1799, near Rosetta, Egypt. It was an important find because it contains writing in both the ancient Greek and Egyptian languages. This made it possible to read ancient Egyptian, which had been very little understood before that time. Image: Napolean’s army in Rosetta, at the time when the stone was found. http://iw-chameleon.bravepages.com/2arch.htm
“ Rosetta Stone” is also a set of language learning software programs. The name was borrowed from the stone found in Egypt.
How long did the Revolutionary War last? Source: http://1776web.com/weapons.html
1775-1783 This was the war that the U.S. fought to become independent from England. The famous painting above shows George Washington and his troops crossing the Delaware River. Source: http://www.ohssar.org/american_war_statistics.htm
What were the last two states to join the Union? Source: http://usgwarchives.net/maps/usa/hammonds1910/united-states.jpg
Hawaii and Alaska, in 1959. Before that time, Hawaii and Alaska were U.S. territories, and not states. Source: http://www.climate-zone.com/climate/united-states
U.S. territories that still are not states: Guam, the Northern Marianas, American Samoa, Puerto Rico and the American Virgin Islands. Source of map: http://earlyradiohistory.us/kwtrivia.htm
Can a person born outside the country become president?
No, according to the United States constitution, the president of the United States must have been born in this country. It is the only public office for which a naturalized citizen is not eligible.
What was the Boston Tea Party?
On December 16, 1773, a group of colonists in Boston boarded a British ship and threw tea into the harbor, to protest the tax on tea. “No taxation without representation!” was the cry. This demonstration was one of the opening events of the Revolutionary War. Source: http://bostonist.com/2007/12/16/boston_tea_part.php
Now, there is a conservative political group called the “Tea Party.” They adopted their name from the Boston Tea Party in 1773.
The modern Tea Party and the Occupy Movement are responding to some of the same economic issues, but believe in very different solutions to the problems. The Tea Party wants small government, low taxes, and reduced funding for public services.
How many electoral votes does it take to become president of the United States? The president is not elected directly. Each state carries a certain number of electoral votes, based on population. Source: http://www.pocanticohills.org/election/college.htm
To win the presidency takes 270 electoral votes. This map shows the electoral votes for the 2008 presidential election. Source: http://blackandwhiteprogram.com/report/on-november-4-2008-barack-obama-is-elected- 44th-president-of-the-united-states-of-america
Four presidents in U.S. history lost the popular vote, but won the electoral vote: Source: http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents