The Year of The Hangman Book Blog

Join an 8th grade American History class in Liberty, Missouri as they read the historical novel "The Year of the Hangman" and ask what would have happened if the Patriots would have lost the American Revolutionary War....

Monday, March 13, 2006

Welcome to Week 2 - March 13 - 19, 2006

Hello and welcome back for week 2 of The Year of the Hangman Book Blog. The action is just starting to heat up and this week you learn more about Ben Franklin's print shop, Creighton's uncle and the secret code used by the Liberty Tree newspaper.

Please feel free to post a comment on one or all of the four questions for week 2. If you have an idea for an additional question please e-mail me at and I will post it for everyone. To comment on a post please click on the COMMENT link listed below that particular post.

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Also please note the author, Gary Backwood, has joined the discussion. Read through the comments to see what our author thinks about your comments. If you have any specific questions for Mr. Blackwood please post them as a comment or e-mail me at and I will direct him all other questions.

Thanks for taking part in this cool project. It has been great to see so many people reading, posting and sharing their experiences.


Anonymous Jessica said...

I don't think that New Orleans should be rebuilt. I think this because nature could still take it's toll on them in the future while rebuilding. If it would get rebuilt then it's just saying how dumb they are to live by hurricanes. The money could go onto other things like schools or roads. That would be a better investment. Although New Orleans is a very popular city, that would take too much risk and money.

8:26 PM  
Anonymous ryan h. said...

I don't think we should rebuild. I think this because if they were to rebuild and another hurricane struck then that would just be a waste of money when they could have just moved somewhere else. A better investment they could use the money on instead of using it to rebuild New Orleans would be to use it on schools that would be a smarter thing to do.

10:59 PM  
Anonymous Tyler T. said...

I disagree with Ryan and Jessica. If New Orleans is not rebuilt, then we'll have thousands of families moving, and they'll probably stay in Louisiana. Then all the money that would've been used on New Orleans will go to new schools to be built, that will instantly be filled. And while the schools are being built, other scholls will be jam packed. Also I think that if they do rebiuld New Orleans, then they should replace the levis with something stronger and taller.

10:46 AM  

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