I've been reading some "Jasper and the Yankee Teacher" stories, and I noticed that all of them only have the first day, so I'm making one for the long run. I'm only writing about his American History class.

Full summary: What happens when a very stubborn Jasper has a very stubborn Yankee History teacher? Projects, tests, essays, homework, and quizzes will be failed, people will yell, and a few (FEW???) choice words will be shared between teacher and student. Will Jasper *gasp* FAIL CIVIL WAR HISTORY CLASS?!?!?!?!?!? read and find out. Please review

Jasper's POV

"Oh, I'm a good old Rebel
Now that's just what I am
For this fair land of freedom
I do not care a damn.
I'm glad I fit against it
I only wish we'd won.
And I don't want no pardon
For anything I done."

I started to sing before we left for school. A new school. In southern Illinois, Yankee territory. Not one Confederate soldier ever recorded is from Illinois—every army guy in this state was a Yankee.

"Cut it out, Jasper, no one cares about the fact that we are in 'Yankee Territory,'" Edward tells me.

"Please, you two, can we not start our first day with fighting?" my angel, Alice, begs.

"Ok, Alice," I tell her.

"Come on, guys, or we'll be late," Rosalie says as she walks up, Emmett in tow.

We all pack into Edward's Volvo, Edward at the wheel, Emmett in shotgun, I'm sitting by the passenger side window with Alice next to me, Rosalie behind Edward. It's packed, but we are trying to be "inconspicuous" this year, at least to start, so Emmett's huge red Jeep is out of the question. We get to the school at vampire speed, and once we step out of the stupid Volvo, I am hit with a wave of lust.

"My Volvo isn't stupid," Edward mutters as he passes me.

Whatever. Alice suddenly puts a piece of paper in my hand, my schedule. Well, time to start the year.


I sat down with Alice, Rosalie, Emmett, and Edward, then a middle-aged man walked in. He said, "Welcome to American History class, my name is Mr. Anderson. This Semester, we will be learning about the American Civil War. As you all know, we will be having an overnight trip to Springfield. Tomorrow, there will be a bus that will take us to Springfield and be our chauffer. The first place we will stop will be New Salem and we'll take the tour, then we will go to Springfield and settle at our hotel, after that we will be going to dinner and a fun park. We will be getting there Monday, stay Tuesday, Wednesday, and get home Thursday. Pack for four days. Don't let me forget to give you this sheet." He waved a stack of papers about the trip. "Now, because today is a school lesson, let's start with an introductory discussion on the causes of the Civil War. Now, as everyone knows, the cause of the Civil War is slavery. The southern states decided that they wanted to keep slaves and treat them like livestock, so they started a war with the northern states. The northern states fought for the just cause to free all African-Americans and treat them equally."

My anger skyrocketed at what he said, wrong, wrong, double wrong, WRONG! I raised my hand as casually as I could.

"Yes, Mr…?" Mr. Anderson said.

"Hale," I told him, my accent growing strong, "I disagree with everything you just said there. The Confederacy didn't fight for slavery, in fact, 'most all Confederates didn' own slaves. Robert E. Lee didn' like slavery, and he was commander of the Confederate army. Also the Union had slavery in Missouri, Kentucky, and Maryland. Them Yankees didn't treat African-Americans fairly till MLK,Jr."

Mr. Anderson, who now I deem Mr. Yankee, obviously wasn't used to people undermining his authority. "Mr. Hale, I want you to come here for a minute."

When I got up by his desk, his tone quieted down so no one else could hear and changed drastically and would probably make a normal human pee himself. "I want you to shut the hell up, boy. You don't understand what you are talking about. I have spent half my life researching on the Civil War. Now either you can stop your lying, or you can sit in the corner and write lines, which will it be?"

I looked at him coolly, "Mr. Anderson, I won't lie."

He smirked. "Good, now say 'I was wrong, the Confederacy fought for slavery, and the Union fought to free them and treat them fairly.' Go on, say it."

I still held a perfect poker face. "Mr. Anderson, I refuse to sell out my beliefs to ones that will insult and denounce my ancestors and their friends. The Confederacy fought to be free and independent, the Union fought to preserve the United States of America. If you want me to sit in a corner for what I believe in, then so be it. I don't care, but I refuse to say something I know is false."

Mr. Yankee's face turned purple. "Go sit in the corner and take out a piece of notebook paper, I want you to write 'the Confederacy fought for slavery' 100 times, if you don't do this, then you will have detention for the next two weeks."

I look at him plainly, "Ok, so be it." And I go and sit in the corner.

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I finished up my lines and handed them in as the bell rang, announcing the end of the History class. "See you in detention," I tell him as I walk out.

So? How was it? Did you like it? WELL?? Constructive criticism is fine with me. FYI: The thing about Illinois is true, there isn't one Confederate soldier officially from Illinois. I will have the Springfield trip in it, don't worry (Anyone who has been to the Lincoln museum will sort of know where this is going).

Mucho thanks to my editor, Elaine. She fixed my multiple mistakes, she is an awesome friend and I would probably fall apart without her... I will leave some non- grammar or spelling related notes she sent to me with the story for your amusment.

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