I learned how to create a form, and how or what people use them for. People use forms for all kinds of things, and some examples are certificates or awards. For teachers, they use google forms to create online quizes (well some teachers do). If you create a form that requires other people to answer, there is a response sheet. So that would be way quicker to grade. All in all, I learned a lot.
North America is the ultimate land of opportunity. Jamestown had been one of the first colonies in America, but they built Jamestown in the middle of Native American's land. The Jamestown citizens had a period of time known as the starving time. A few men were killing their families and eating them. Native Americans and the citizens of Jamestown became enemies. John Rolfe brought tobacco to America, and tobacco became a big part of Jamestown. Everybody wanted it, and most people planted it. Rolfe later marries Pocahontas, a Native American (the chief of the tribes daughter). People came from West Africa to America after they heard about new land in America, and about the patriots fighting for freedom. Another group after John Rolfe came to America, and they were called pilgrims. People that came after Rolfe either stayed in Jamestown or went to another colonie/town (Virginia). The mayflower was the ship that the pilgrims sailed on, they were on their own now. They sailed here wanting to land on the Hudson River, but they are a lot farther away from the Hudson River. The soil is poor, and food supplies they brought were running out. More than half of the pilgrims died because of the food problems. There were 2 or 3 dieing a day, and at times there only 6 fit enough to keep working. For some time Plymouth brought the sanctuary they wanted at first, but like Jamestown some other people were here first. The Native Americans. Diseases were really common around this time. For example, small pox and more. Some people were still considered to be British, but after every generation more and more the roots of the British are disappearing (Thinking like Americans, not the British). Later there was more people coming here. John Hancock and his men came here. At first, the British think they are just some smugglers. The King still wants the people to pay taxes. In Boston there is 1 redcoat for every 4 citizens. Paul Revere road ahead of the British to warn the people that the British are coming. Boston and the 13 colonies are an econoic powerhouse.
African Slaves are brought to American colonies because they needed people to work on the large plantations in the South.
Some people from the colonies have been getting fired. A angry protest starts growing because they think the British had something to do with them getting fired from their jobs. In the protest When the Bristish started shooting at the angry protesters, a protester named Crispus Attucks died instantly. Along with a few others, and this is known as the Boston Massacre. Before the British even knew about the Boston Massacre, most of America already knew. Rebels through tea into the Boston Harbor, and the british responded by shutting down the Boston Harbor. Hundreds of people lose their jobs, and this is called the Boston Tea Party. America is about to change forever. Many people have their attention on another trritory. John Adams, Patrick Henrey, and George Washington. Most people expect conflict, but people in Philadelphia want peace. Town Militia starts basic training. This is America's first defence. The towns militia is almost all of the farmers. Everytown among the 13 colonies have their own militia. The Bristish won't stand for any armed resistance. Orders are placed to arrest the rebel leaders. Next is the famous Paul Revere Ride. In Lexington, dairy farmers, shopkeepers, free africans are all lined up waiting for the british. John Parker is the commander or leader of the militia. He was once in the British. The first shot is known as the shot around the world. An African was the first shot. (Prince). The American Revolution has begun. The British tried to raid the militias things, but the rebels hid them all before the redcoats had looked for them. Giving more time for the patriots to spread the word. Their plan to defend their towns from the British has begun. Militia leader takes a bullet to the head, and he is now dead. The patritots end up winning freedom from the British control.
Winter break was awesome because we were able to sleep in, and we had no homework. That was
one of my favorite parts of winter break. My absolute favorite part was seeing my great-grandpa Johnny. He lives in a nursing home in Tiffin, and he absolutely hates it. I think he's 93 or 94 right now, and he is really funny. He always tells my grandma, "I think a man down the hall stole my shirt." She at first thought it was funny, but then she was started getting irritated because he wouldn't let the arguement go. Her words after she was irritated were, "I am sure he didn't steal your shirt. You write your name on them, and lots of people have the same clothes."
We usually have Christmas on Christmas Eve at my great-grandpa Johnnys house, but this year my grandma just put two Christmas trees up because she wanted him to feel at home. We were able to take him out of the nursing home for only a couple of hourst, but he loved it anyway. Since he has been in the nursing home, he teases my grandma because he knows she wouldn't let him do it. He says, "I'm going to marry a younger girl who can take care of me until I die, and then i'll give her my house for free." It was funny because I know he would really do it, if my grandma would let him do it. Some more news is that my aunt Kasey is pregnant again, and the baby's another girl. She is supposed to be due on my birthday, April 24th. I hope not because I already share my birthday with another cousin of mine named Summer. Kasey and Rick are naming their baby Adeline Marie. I'm not sure how they are going to spell it though, if you can even spell it different. All in all winter break was really fun, and I had a good time. I can't wait for another break because school takes a lot of my time with the whole being here for 7 hours a day and all the homework.