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Final - Study Guide HIST 145
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HIST 145 Final StudentMade Study Guide Part One: The following are questions Dr. Diemer has posed at the beginning of each class lecture; the date of the lecture is given in bold. Try your best to answer them, whether in bullet form or paragraph form (do whichever best prepares you to write an essay!). The answers (from my notes) are given separately. Please consult your own notes as well for answers. Try to answer as much as you can from what you remember before reviewing your notes or mine. 1. 10/15 – (War of 1812) Why is the U.S. going to war with Great Brittan? 2. 10/20 – How and why (by 1819) did slavery become such a grand and controversial issue in the U.S.? 3. 10/22 – What contributed to the rise of Andrew Jackson? 4. 10/27 – What defined Jackson’s presidency? 5. 10/29 – What contributed to the Age of Reform? 6. 11/3 – What is Manifest Destiny? (Remember “Elbow Room” #SchoolHouseRock) 7. 11/12 – What were the unintended consequences of the war with Mexico? 8. 11/17 – Why does slavery yet again become an issue of politics? (Hint: the lecture was on John Brown and Bleeding Kansas) 9. 11/19 – Describe the road to disunion. 10. 11/23 – What caused the Civil War? 11. 12/3 – Why was the U.S. government successful in bringing the Southern States back into the Union? Part Two: The following are key points Dr. Diemer has discussed during the class lectures; the date of the lecture is given in bold. I have made review questions out of these points. Try your best to answer them, whether in bullet form or paragraph form (do whichever best prepares you to write an essay!). The answers (from my notes) are given separately. Please consult your own notes as well for answers. Try to answer as much as you can from what you remember before reviewing your notes or mine. 10/15 1. Who was Napoleon? What does he have to do with the War of 1812? 2. How does America find herself in the middle of Brittan and France? 3. Describe the major events and battles of the War of 1812. Be sure to include the Hartford Convention and its significance, the Treaty of Ghent, and the Battle of New Orleans. 10/20 4. What was the Theory of Dillusion? 5. What was the Missouri Compromise? 6. What did the American Colonization Society desire? 10/22 7. Andrew Jackson, James Monroe, the Seminoles. What happened? 8. Describe the Election of 1824 and what made it unique. (Also include a description of the Corrupt Bargain, but that’s not why the election was unique!) 9. Review the Class Reading of Martin Van Buren’s letter to Thomas Ritchie. What was Van Buren’s goal? 10/27 10. Why does Andrew Jackson dislike Nicholas Biddle? What does each person do? 11. Who is John C. Calhoun and what does he believe? 12. What happened as a result of the conflict between Georgia and the Cherokee Indians? 10/29 13. What was the Second Great Awakening? 14. Who was Joseph Smith? 15. What was the Temperance Movement? (Think back to the song we (meaning Professor Diemer) sang in class) 11/3 16. Here are the presidents in order, briefly describe what makes each of them important (except Jackson, I think we’ve got him by now) and how they got elected, what they and their party stood for, and what they did during their presidency. Some we did not dwell on in class, but are here nonetheless. Andrew Jackson Martin Van Buren: William Henry Harrison: John Tyler James K. Polk 17. What’s up with Texas? 18. Describe the major events and people during the Mexican War 11/12 19. Define the Wilmot Proviso. 20. What does the principle of popular sovereignty have to do with slavery? 21. What was the Free Soil Party? 11/17 22. Who was John Brown? 23. What does “Bleeding Kansas” mean? 24. What happened at Harper’s Ferry? 11/19 25. Here’s the next set of presidents in order (after James K. Polk, see question 16). Briefly describe what makes each of them important, how they got elected, what they and their party stood for, and what they did during their presidency. Some we did not dwell on in class, but are here nonetheless. Zachary Taylor Millard Fillmore Franklin Pierce James Buchanan Abraham Lincoln 26. Describe the Congressional Election of 1858. (Hint: we looked at the LincolnDouglas Debates in class.) What did each side stand for? 27. Who won the Election of 1860? (Hint: Something happens before the winner takes office, what is it?) 11/23 28. Why was the Civil War not between the North and the South? Why is it incorrect to say “North verses South”? Who was it actually between? 29. Both sides claimed to be fighting for values established in the American Revolution. If the Civil War did stem from the Revolution, what are the similarities between 1860 and 1776. 30. Lincoln originally had no desire to interfere with slavery, but to protect the Union. What changed his mind? 31. Who suggested the Anaconda Plan and what was it? 32. Who was Robert E. Lee? Also, what was the Battle of Antietam? 33. Lincoln did not wake up one day with the idea to emancipate the slaves. Some say others were way ahead of him. Describe the process of emancipation that took place leading up to the final Proclamation. 12/3 34. List 34 Confederate advantages during the War. 35. List 34 Confederate disadvantages during the War. 36. True or False: The North was the only side to institute a draft. 37. What are two disadvantages of having a draft? 38. Who was Ulysses S. Grant? What was his nicknames? Describe the major battles he was in. 39. How did the Civil War end? 40. In class we looked at Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. What are 5 key points we talked about?
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