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Fred Ayres

A recent graduate from Wesleyan University, Fred prides himself on his inept knowledge of technology and terrible work ethic. He spends his free time writing, running, and lifting heavy objects, usually his own body.
Fred Ayres has written 39 posts for TL;DR APUSH

TL;DR APUSH Chapter 20

The following deals with events, conflicts, and people during the years 1861-1865. DISCLAIMER: This does NOT serve as a replacement for reading Chapter 20. PART 1 Abe Lincoln did not become the President of the United States. He became the President of the dis-United States. In the four years to come, he would suffer in ways few … Continue reading

TL;DR APUSH Chapter 15

The following deals with events, conflicts, and people during 1790-1860. DISCLAIMER: This does NOT serve as a replacement for reading Chapter 15. PART 1 Going into the nineteenth century, it was clear that reform was on everyone’s minds. People either wanted a more religious society with bans on alcohol, tobacco, profanity, and post on Sundays (much to … Continue reading

TL;DR APUSH Chapter 12

The following deals with events, conflicts, and people during 1812-1824. DISCLAIMER: This does NOT serve as a replacement for reading Chapter 12. PART 1 Though the War of 1812 was fought without a lot of anger towards our opposition, we emerged feeling stronger than ever and were ready to do whatever possible to defend ourselves. Our fighting … Continue reading

TL;DR APUSH Chapter 19

The following deals with events, conflicts, and people during the years 1854-1861. DISCLAIMER: This does NOT serve as a replacement for reading Chapter 19. PART 1 Slavery was on everyone’s mind. Kansas became bloody solely because of it and when the Dred Scott court decision effectively ended the Missouri Compromise of 1820, all hell broke loose. Harriet … Continue reading

TL;DR APUSH Chapter 18

The following deals with events, conflicts, and people during 1848-1854. DISCLAIMER: This does NOT serve as a replacement for reading Chapter 18. PART 1 After we brought California, Texas, and space in between into our possession, the age old question of slavery heated up again. The Northerners supported the Wilmot Proviso, which would outlaw slavery in the … Continue reading

TL;DR APUSH Chapter 17

The following deals with events, conflicts, and people during the years 1841-1848. DISCLAIMER: This does NOT serve as a replacement for reading Chapter 17. The entire sentiment of the 1840s revolved around Manifest Destiny: God had bestowed the continent for our taking. The many areas of conflict were in the Oregon Country, Texas, and California. … Continue reading

TL;DR APUSH Chapter 16

The following deals with events, conflicts, and people during 1793-1860. DISCLAIMER: This does NOT serve as a replacement for reading Chapter 16. PART 1 Slavery was going out of style. It would eventually become unprofitable and cease to exist. That was, of course, before the cotton gin made cotton more profitable than the other southern … Continue reading

TL;DR APUSH Chapter 14

The following deals with events, conflicts, and people during 1790-1860. DISCLAIMER: This does NOT serve as a replacement for reading Chapter 14. PART 1 America was quickly changing to say the least. People began to move west in search of cheap land and immigrants filled their places. An industrial revolution came to our shores with … Continue reading

TL;DR APUSH Chapter 13

The following deals with events, conflicts, and people during 1824-1840. DISCLAIMER: This does NOT serve as a replacement for reading Chapter 13. PART 1 The Era of Good Feelings, with its Panic of 1819 and its Missouri Compromise of 1820, was whisked away for the era of Jacksonian Democracy. For the first time, politics became more about ass-kissing … Continue reading

TL;DR APUSH Chapter 11

The following deals with events, conflicts, and people during 1800-1812. DISCLAIMER: This does NOT serve as a replacement for reading Chapter 11. PART 1 Going into the 1800 Presidential election, it was neck-in-neck between Jefferson and Adams. Jefferson claimed that he was the guardian of liberty and states’ rights, though his idealistic vision for government would turn … Continue reading