The United States To 1877
The United States To 1877 HIST 1376
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Midterm Study Guide 1376 Fall 2014 Professor Hopkins YOUR MIDTERM EXAM IS THURSDAY OCTOBER 16 IN THE LECTURE HALL Although the lecture time block is 50 minutes we have the auditorium for 120 minutes and you may use the entire block READ THIS FIRST This midterm exam is a writing exam and we will provide you with the necessary bluebooks Please write in blue or black pen because it is easier to grade Once the exam begins nobody is permitted to leave the room Once the rst student turns in their nished exam no latecomers will receive an exam Therefore go to the restroom before the exam begins and arrive on time There will be no use of cell phones for any reason we will keep the time on the board ANYONE WITH A PHONE OUT WILL RECEIVE A ZERO FOR THE EXAM If you are caught cheating on this exam text messaging answers using notes or cheat sheets copying off of a neighbor talking to a neighbor etc you will receive an F for the course be turned over to academic affairs and possibly publicly humiliated in front of your classmates In preparing for the exam I encourage you to discuss course materials with other classmates It always helps to discuss information and hear what others think You may study for the exam together but you may not take the exam as a group When approaching the essays think about how each of the key terms identi cation terms at the head of each lecture helps to develop your argument and your essay Answer these types of questions who what where when how and most importantly why is this term signi cant in answering the larger essay question You cannot substitute terms your essay must address each of the required terms Clearly explain how each of the terms or events helps to develop your essay answer Remember clarity and detail are your best friends you can never provide too much detail The exam is formatted to take 50 minutes 25 minutes per essay so spend as much time as possible writing your answers not thinking about them We give you this study guide so you can prepare for this exam in advance We expect answers that re ect your preparation not answers you thought up while driving to campus the day of the exam Students always complain that they did not have enough time So be sure you arrive prepared and ready to write Essay 50 points each 10 points per term 10 points tying the terms together to answer the larger question two essays will appear on the exam and you are required to answer both Write a clear and coherent essay that answers the following questions The essay must be written in paragraph form with complete sentences no bullet points bullet point answers will be a zero When discussing the required key terms be sure to explain in as many details as necessary 1 what the term is or who it is 2 when the event happened 3 where the event happened and39 4 why is the eventperson historically signi cant When answering these points be sure to pay particular attention to the historical signi cance Your essay will be graded on the content of each key term and how well you draw connections between the key terms and the overall essay question you are using the key terms to answer the larger essay questions So do not simply write about each key term in isolation think about how they all work to answer the essay and make those connections clear to the grader In other words you need to see the forest the big picture as well as the trees the individual events and people Answers that come from the internet will receive a zero Two of these questions will appear on the Midterm and you will not be given any choice Each essay is worth 50 of your midterm grade so be sure to spend a great deal of time developing your answers You need at least a FULL PARAGRAPH of information for EACH key term One or two sentences per term will not provide sufficient information to demonstrate you understand the material and is unacceptable at the college level so write as much as you can to convince us you understand the material and you studied 1 During the first decades of the seventeenth century England developed several distinct colonies Each colonial region faced different and unique experiences Write an essay that focuses on the colonial Chesapeake experience In your essay you need to explain why the English settled this area who went there and which Native groups already inhabited the region What were the expectations of the colonists How well did the realities of settlement match those expectations How did colonists interact with nearby Native Americans Do you see the relationship between colonists and Indians as one of accommodation or one of con ict Or do you see a little bit of both What were the consequences of this relationship for both Native Americans and European colonists How did the colonists make their money You must include these key terms in your answer West Country Colonial Promoters John Rolfe Powhatan Confederacy Opechancanough 2 During the rst decades of the seventeenth century England developed several distinct colonies Each colonial region faced different and unique experiences Write an essay that focuses on the colonial New England experience In your essay you need to explain why the English settled this area who went there and which Native groups already inhabited the region What were the expectations of the colonists How well did the realities of settlement match those expectations How did colonists interact with nearby Native Americans Do you see the relationship between colonists and Indians as one of accommodation or one of con ict Or do you see a little bit of both What were the consequences of this relationship for both Native Americans and European colonists How did colonists make their money You must include these key terms in your answer Separatists Carrying Trade Pequot War Metacom s War 3 Throughout the seventeenth century 1600s colonial Virginians Chesapeake colonists perpetually faced a labor problem nding enough workers to grow and harvest their cash crops Write an essay that fully explains how Virginians worked throughout the 1600s to resolve their labor problem As the 1600s progressed explain when and why the American colonies shifted from societies with a few slaves to societies dominated by slave labor What were the consequences of this shift for Chesapeake and Southern colonists both European and African You must include these key terms in your answer Anthony Johnson Indentured Servants Georgia Stono Rebellion 4 Throughout the late 1739h and into the 18 11 century 16501765 did the American colonies grow closer to and more alike the mother country or more distant and different from the mother country If you think a little bit of both explain in what ways the two grew closer together and more alike and in what ways they grew more apart and different Do you see a particular period of greater harmony or a particular period of increased tension Explain your position You must include these key terms in your answer Navigation Acts lVIiddle Passage German Redemptioners and George White eld 5 In the aftermath of the Seven Years War in America American colonists felt great pride in their contributions to the war effort and in belonging to the powerful British Empire A minister in Boston foretold that British North America would become in another century or two a mighty empire but not an independent one But those American colonies revolted within 15 years and waged a long war for their independence Explain how and why each of these critical eventspeople could be considered the point at which revolutionary war became inevitable More importantly when do you believe the American Revolution became inevitable and why You must include these key terms in your answer Fort Duquesne William Pitt Stamp Act Thomas Paine and Common Sense