The Royal Wedding

Zack G.
The Queen of England’s grandson, Prince William, recently got married to Kate Middleton. This occured Friday April 29th, 2011, at Wesminster Abbey in England. This is such an important event because Prince William is second in line to rule England. There is also speculation that the Queen may just hand the reigns directly to Prince William and skip whoever is next in line. One thing i notice that is different about this wedding is the people that attended aren’t necessarily friends or family, they may just be well known or famous people. Another difference is that there is alot of press coverage on this particular wedding. One thing i found interesting about this wedding is the amount of people that are interested in the event. So many people tuned in to watch the wedding on television. Overall, this wedding is very important to the public.

WWI Game

Hello, my name is Zack G and I am in Mr. Sal’s period six twentieth century class. I was apart of the United States.

We spent our economic points on different things. We mainly spent them on Navy because Navy means so much in war. We also spent it on industry because that would give us more economic points for the next round and if we were to lose in war the opposing country would not be able to take our industries. Our country made treaties with Germany, Russia, and France. We did this because we had the most firepower among the existing countries. We broke one treaty with the Ottoman Empire early on because we had conflicting treaties.

I am not pleased with our countries outcome because our powerful alliance fell to the alliance of countries that had less power. I would have made a treaty with Great Britain because they turned out to be more powerful than any other country. I think I have a better understanding for how diplomacy works because the game showed how quickly sides can be chosen. It also showed that in order for a treaty to happen sacrifices must be made. I believe the game was very fun, but educational at the same time.

Child Labor

Hello, my name is Zack G. and I’m in Mr. Salvucci’s period six class. Child labor is not as prominent as in the past, but is still seen across the world. Child labor is simply the emploment of children that are under the legal minimum age. In the United States there have been laws passed to forbid child labor. In 1938 the Fair Labor Standards Act was passed and began the push for child labor the be banned not only on the United States but in he world. Although this act was passed child labor was still practiced across the globe.
Many things were done to enforce child labor to be illegal, but one of the most prominent things was in 1916 when the first federal child labor law was passed. This law enforced that children under a certain age could not work or move goods. Other laws were also passed by the federal government to forbid child labor during the twentieth century. These laws had a great affect on the world and succeeded for the most part.

Course Expectation

My name is Zack G. and I’m in 6th period 20th century U.S. History with Mr. Sal. Some expectations that I have for this class are that I would like to learn about the World Wars and the Vietnam War because they are important parts of the country’s history. I am also interested in the current war because it is an ongoing problem with our country. I would like to become more comfortable with the iPods and computers as well because technology is on the rise and I need to be more comfortable with these things.