Welcome to American History I & II - Kellenberg Memorial High School

Mr. Matthew B. Bursig    (B.A., M.A.)

American History Teacher, Homeroom 12D, and Senior Guidance Counselor
Asst. Moderator to Gregorian Consortium, St. Cecelia's Recording, and Jubilee Choir
Moderator of XLT Band, Guitar Club,
Moderator of Summer History Camp

Contact Information: 
Email:                                    Phone:
mrbursig@kellenberg.org         516-292-0200    Ext: 221

Follow on Twitter for Assignments & Updates     @MBursig

Turnitin.com password  - history                 

*Seniors Classes are College Credit through SUNY Farmingdale

Homeroom    -         Rm 249  12 D                                   Turnitin.com Info    password     history


2019 History Camp at Coe Hall at Planting Fields:

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JUNIOR Causes of the Revolution Video:

History Camp 2018 @ Gen. Washington's HQ in Newburgh, NY.

HISTORY CAMP 2017 @ Trophy Point on the Campus
of the US Military Academy at West Point.

                                History Camp 2016 @ Old Bethpage Village Restoration

"Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we 
understand it." - Abraham Lincoln

"America, under the smiles of a Divine Providence, the protection of a good government, and the cultivation of manners, morals, and piety, cannot fail of attaining an uncommon degree of eminence, in literature, commerce, agriculture, improvements at home and respectability abroad." - George Washington's Letter to the Roman Catholics


“A primary object should be the education of our youth in the science of government. In a republic, what species of knowledge can be equally important? And what duty more pressing than communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country?” - George Washington
"I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain." - John Adams
"Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history." Abraham Lincoln
"We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature" Abraham Lincoln
"...in the American character, I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life, the life of toil and effort, of labor and strife; to preach that highest form of success which comes, not to the man who desires mere easy peace, but to the man who does not shrink from danger, from hardship, or from bitter toil, and who out of these wins the splendid ultimate triumph." Theodore Roosevelt
 "All are at one now, the sons of those who wore the blue and the sons of those who wore the gray, and all can unite in paying respect to the memory of those who fell, each of them giving his life for his duty as he saw it ; and all should be at one in learning from the deaths of these men how to live usefully while the times call for the performance of the countless necessary duties of everyday life, and how to hold ourselves ready to die nobly should the Nation ever again demand of her sons the splendid ultimate proof of loyalty to her and to the flag." - Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Day 1904 at Gettysburg, PA
 "The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph" - Thomas Paine

HISTORY SHOULD BE LOUD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!