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1 10 th American History Daily Lessons

2 Nothing Here's what political marketers learn from people who don't vote: Nothing. If you don't vote because you're disappointed with your choices, disgusted by tactics like lying and spin, or merely turned off by the process, you've opted out of the marketplace.If you don't vote because you're disappointed with your choices, disgusted by tactics like lying and spin, or merely turned off by the process, you've opted out of the marketplace. The goal of political marketers isn't to get you to vote. Their goal is to get more votes than the other guy. So they obsess about pleasing those that vote. Everyone else is invisible.The goal of political marketers isn't to get you to vote. Their goal is to get more votes than the other guy. So they obsess about pleasing those that vote. Everyone else is invisible. Steakhouses do nothing to please vegetarians who don't visit them, and politicians and their handlers don't care at all about non-voters.Steakhouses do nothing to please vegetarians who don't visit them, and politicians and their handlers don't care at all about non-voters. The magic of voting is that by opting in to the system, you magically begin to count. A lot.The magic of voting is that by opting in to the system, you magically begin to count. A lot. If you don't like negative ads, for example, then vote for the candidate who ran even 1% fewer negative ads. Magically, within a cycle or two, the number of negative ads begins to go down.If you don't like negative ads, for example, then vote for the candidate who ran even 1% fewer negative ads. Magically, within a cycle or two, the number of negative ads begins to go down. One reason that people don't vote (a real, usually unspoken reason) is that they don't want to feel responsible for the person who wins. The other reason is that they don't want to live with the disappointment of voting for someone who loses. Both of these reasons ignore the marketing reality: not voting doesn't make marketing or politics go away. It merely changes the person the marketers are trying to please.One reason that people don't vote (a real, usually unspoken reason) is that they don't want to feel responsible for the person who wins. The other reason is that they don't want to live with the disappointment of voting for someone who loses. Both of these reasons ignore the marketing reality: not voting doesn't make marketing or politics go away. It merely changes the person the marketers are trying to please.responsibledisappointmentresponsibledisappointment Vote tomorrow. Bring a friend. If enough smart people start voting again, things will improve, because billions of dollars in political marketing will suddenly be trying to please you.Vote tomorrow. Bring a friend. If enough smart people start voting again, things will improve, because billions of dollars in political marketing will suddenly be trying to please you.

3 This Day in History and Current Events This Day in History The Gunpowder Plot failed when Guy Fawkes was seized before he could blow up the English Parliament Suffragist Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote in a presidential election. Current Event Obama, Romney make a mad dash in a final bid for votes –"He calls his plan 'forward.' I call it forewarned," Romney says of Obama –Obama and Romney, or their surrogates, are set to hit Ohio and Iowa on final campaign day –Running mates and campaign surrogates are hitting Florida, Virginia, Colorado and Nevada –A CNN poll shows support for Obama and Romney tied at 49%

4 While you were gone 10 th American HistoryMake-up Assignments Nov. 5 While you were gone 10 th American History- Make-up Assignments Mr. Cook Room 214 Student-______________ Date Absent Nov. 5 Date Due-______ Please attach your make-up work to this sheet when you hand it in! Homework: –“American History Magazine”.- Nov. 7 –Chapter 9 Section 1 Notes- Pages Nov. 6 –Chapter 9 Section 2 Pages Notes- due – Nov.8 –Chapter 9 Section 3 Pages Notes- due – Nov. 13 –Chapter 9 Test- Nov. 15 In Class Work: Chapter 8 Section 4 Notes- Pages Activities- New Seating Chart and GroupNew Seating Chart and Group “American History Magazine”. In class Unit II – Becoming a World Power ( ) – 35 points –Chapter 6- The Progressives- 4 slides- most important ideas of the chapter and why. 10 points –Chapter 7- Entering the World Stage- 4 slides- most important ideas of the chapter and why. 10 points –Chapter 8- The First World War- 4 slides- most important ideas of the chapter and why. 10 points –Summary of Unit II- How has democracy changed during this unit? Good and Bad- 2 slides. 5 points Examination: Date and Period you will take the exam- _________________________________ Signature:_________________________

5 Day #54 Assignments - Homework due today -none In Class Work Activities- “American History Magazine”. In class –Unit II – Becoming a World Power ( ) – 35 points –Chapter 6- The Progressives- 4 slides- most important ideas of the chapter and why. 10 points –Chapter 7- Entering the World Stage- 4 slides- most important ideas of the chapter and why. 10 points –Chapter 8- The First World War- 4 slides- most important ideas of the chapter and why. 10 points –Summary of Unit II- How has democracy changed during this unit? Good and Bad- 2 slides. 5 points Unit II Becoming a World Power American History Magazine


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