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U S HISTORY [C4AE] GHIST 225
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GHIST 225 0 Fall 2008 0 Dr Gabrielle Lanier Ms Victoria Edwards REVIEWING FOR THE FINAL EXAM The nal exam will take place on Saturday 6 December from 800 to 1000 AM in HHS 0209 and 0210 NOTE this is not our normal classroom it is in the Health and Human Services Building on the other side of campus The exam is scheduled earlier than the time that was originally allotted to us Students whose GCOM 123 nal exam con icts with the GHIST 225 nal need to see me ASAP to make other arrangements The nal exam counts for 25 ofyour course grade BRING THREE BLUE BOOKS since this exam is 45 minutes longer than the midterms Although there will be more material on the nal than there was on the midterms the nal is not cumulative although some material on this exam will obviously overlap with earlier material example the rise of segregation or changing race relations over the broad sweep ofAmerican history Material on the nal may be drawn from all lectures readings and discussions from the last midterm through the end of the course You are responsible for all readings listed on the syllabus including chapters 32 and 33 from the Nation ofNatz39om textbook even though we probably won t have time to cover most of this material in class This exam will be divided into three parts There will be some choice of questions to answer You should plan to budget your time carefully and follow the instructions for each section PART I 30 points will consist of identi cation questions Your task will be to select and identify several terms from a longer list of terms and images projected on the screen By identify we mean that you must explain in several complete sentences what the term means whyhow it is signi cant and what date and time period it relates to This part of the exam counts as 30 ofyour exam grade You should plan to spend no more than about 3035 minutes on Part I Example ofidenti cation term League of Nations Remember it is not enough simply to identify the term or image you must go further You need to be able to identify the meaning of the term or image its historical significance and its date and time period Insuf cient answers will be marked down Ifyou lost points in this section on the last exams making sure you have covered the bases here is an easy way to improve your grade PART II 30 points will consist ofa mixture ofmultiple choice and lliinitheiblank questions Your msk will be to choose the best most correct answer to the questions Please answer all of the questions and we will count the best ones The multiple choice and ll in the blank questions come straight from the Nation osz z39om textbook so your best preparation for this part of the exam is to read the textbook This part of the exam counts as 30 ofyour exam grade You should plan to spend about 3035 minutes on Part II EXAMPLE of multiple choice question Progressives viewed poverty as a a result of the moral failings ofpoor people b an environmental problem that could be cured through social science c a scandal used to sell newspapers d a byproduct of immigration PART III 40 points will consist oflong essay questions You will choose one of several questions and will write an essay in response Essay questions require you to take a large historical issue question or theme and develop it in a coherent organized essay of 5 to 8 paragraphs They test your ability to conceptualize historical issues and present a coherent interpretation that is supported with factual information A good answer to an essay question combines the general a theme or thesis with the specific factual information that supports and develops the thesis You will be graded on how well you structure your answer how well you select the best available information about the topic from your readingsiincluding the Ame m Firsthand readingsgand lecture notes and how well you make an argument about the historical material you include in your essay You are NOT merely graded on the factual information you provide and you WILL be penalized for simply listing factual information or writing in phrases that do not constitute a coherent set ofparagraphs This part of the eXarn counts for 40 ofyour grade You should plan to spend about one hour 5060 minutes outlining and writing your answer to this essay EXAMPLE of long essay question Women s roles changed significantly over the course of the twentieth century Write an essay in which you discuss the changing nature ofwomen s roles in three different time periods during the 1900s Support your essay with specific examples PREPARING FOR THE EXAM Your best preparation is to complete all the reading to be sure that your class notes are thorough and that you can tell from them what the most important issues are and to take time each day until the eXarn working with other people in class or going over materials on your own Do not wait until the last minute to study To prepare for the essay questions go back over the section entitled Preparing for the Essay Question on the first midterm review sheet on Blackboard To help guide your studying further a review list of terms and broad themes follows These are themesterms we have covered or will cover in the remaining classes The list conmins impormnt terms and concepts that you should be able to identify and conteXtualize The best study strategy is to start first by reviewing these terms Then work on grouping terms together that relate chronologically or conceptually to one another EXAMPLE What are the links between the stock market crash of 1929 the Great Depression the Emergency Banking Act of 1933 and FDR s fireside chats Ifyou can explain some of the links between groups of these terms coherently you are well on your way Finally review the topics under Themes and Broad Questions to Think About Ifyour understanding of some of the topics is a little fuzzy go back and review the material that pertains to it We are not interested in seeing how many meaningless dates naInes and facts you can stuff into your heads However we DO want you to be able to undersmnd and explain the links between historical events and ideas to undersmnd chronology to organize your evidence in order to argue your point effectively and persuasively and to place events and ideas into a broader context Also we DO want you to produce organized clearlyiwritten welliargued essays Essays that are careless or haphazard will be penalized THEMES AND BROAD QUESTIONS TO THINK ABOUT These are some of the large overarching themes around which many of our lectures discussions and readings have revolved Underlined material will be covered in remaining readings andor lectures 1 How and why did huge corporations develop in the postiReconstruction era What were some of the defenses and criticisms ofbig business What were some of the new situations faced by industrial workers and what were some of their responses to industrialization 2 How and why did industrial cities grow toward the end of the nineteenth century What were some of the positive and negative aspects of that growth What were some of the responses of reformers to urban blight 3 How and why did policies of segregation become entrenched in the South 4 What were some of the important ideas that drove American imperialism What were some of the political economic and cultural factors that shaped the course ofAmerican overseas expansion Think also about instances of expansionist thinking that occurred during earlier phases ofAmerican history such as during the Colonial era and the manifest destiny era of the midinineteenth century 5 What were some of the most important reasons for the rise and fall of Populism 6 What were the ideas upon which Progressive reform rested What kinds of social reforms were targeted What methods did Progressive reformers advocate in order to advance the cause of reform How did the Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson administrations contribute to progressive reform What were some of the strengths and weaknesses of Progressivism What role did women play in Progressive reform 7 What were the underpinnings and aims of Progressive diplomacy How did the United States move from neutrality to war between 1914 and 1917 How did World War I change America 8 What were some of the sources of economic growth and prosperity in the 1920s What were some of the factors that helped to shape a mass consumer economy a mass society and a mass culture during that decade What values were in conflict during the 1920s 9 What explanations can be offered for the 1929 stock market crash What were some of the economic weaknesses that led to the Great Depression What kind of impact did the 3 12 14 20 Depression have on American society What were the responses of Herbert Hoover and FDR to the Depression and how did their responses differ How new was the New Deal What were the similarities and differences between the First and Second New Deals What did the New Deal accomplish and why did it end Why did the United States tgl to remain isolated from global aggression in the 1930s Why did this isolationist stance ultimately fail How did World War II affect the lives of ordinagl Americans What were some of the results of the Allied victogl and how did World War II shape the postwar world What were the orig39ns of the Cold War What were some of the goals and assumptions that guided Cold War politics What were some of the x 1 both overseas and at home What factors contributed to the growth of suburbs after World War II How did the rise of suburbs and the spread of automobiles affect American lifestyles in the 1950s What factors led to the rise of the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s What were some of the I t of the mo ement and how did the noniviolent stance of moderate civil rights activists give way to Black nationalism and violence What was the role of the Supreme Court in promoting reform In what ways did the student protest movements and civil rights campaigns of the 1960s arise out ofthe 1950s How did LBl s Great SocietV compare with FDR s New Deal How did the United States become more deeDlV involved in the Vietnam War How was the war fou ht strate conditions and in what wa s did this war differ from revious conflicts What was the impact of the antiwar movement at home How did US foreign Dolicv in Vietnam shift over time What were the maior costs on all sides of the war in VietnaIn What were the primarv reasons that Richard Nixon faced in m How did Nixon s situation compare with that of Bill Clinton What role did energ resources play in placing limits on both American domestic and foreign policy in the 1970s How did the shift toward more conservative politics during the Reagan era reflect views about American culture
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