Study Guide Final Exam HY 135, Spring 2012 Be prepared to identify (who, what, when, where) and describe the historical significance of the following terms. Study your text chapters 9-17, lecture notes and ALL assigned readings through Weeks 11-15. NOTE: I have not listed most of the primary documents here, but you are responsible for them. Land Ordinance of 1785 Northwest Ordinance of 1787 Thomas Jefferson / Jeffersonian Republicans Louisiana Purchase / Corps of Discovery Marbury v. Madison War of 1812 / Hartford Convention Indian Removal Act
Eerie Canal Frederick Douglass Era of Good Feelings Henry Clay / American System Industrial Revolution Monroe Doctrine Hudson River School Panic of 1819 Missouri Compromise Corrupt Bargain Democratic Party / Whig Party William Lloyd Garrison / radical abolition Slave Power Conspiracy 2nd Great Awakening James K. Polk / Mexican-American War Dred Scott Decision Wilmot-Proviso Free Soil Party Compromise of 1850 / Fugitive Slave Act Stephen Douglas / Popular Sovereignty Kansas-Nebraska Act John Brown / Bleeding Kansas Republican Party / Election of 1860
Confederate Constitution Jefferson Davis Contract v. Romantic Nationalism Emancipation Proclamation Topics and themes for short answer and short essays 1. ) What were some of the measures that Jefferson and his supporters took to maintain America as an “agrarian republic? ” 2. ) In what ways did the Jeffersonian Republicans emulate the Federalists in terms of political or economic policies? 3. ) How did the industrial revolution and market expansion help to support or contradict the Jeffersonian vision of America? 4. What were some of the unintended consequences – good or bad – of democratization in America? Was there a “dark side” to democracy in America? 5. ) By what means – political, literary, artistic, economic – did Americans try to promote a unified national identity during the first few decades of the 19th century? 6. ) Why did many Americans believe that slavery, or at least the debate over slavery, “corrupted” American society? 7. ) Why did westward expansion ultimately destabilize the already fragile American political system? 8. In what ways was the Civil War an ideological conflict? How did those ideologies impact the conduct of the war, and how we have remembered it? Assessment – you may need to briefly review notes and readings from throughout the semester. This portion of the exam will consist of short answer or objective questions totaling 20 points. 1. Be able to put major events in American history in chronological order. 2. Be able to define what a “primary document” and interpret an example. 3. Be able to cite and describe an abstract concept from history.
For example, “liberty”, “paradox”, “virtue”. 4. Be able to cite an example of different scholarly interpretations of a person, event, or idea in history. Map – Review the maps in your text. U. S. ca. 1840: Republic of Texas; Oregon Territory U. S. ca. 1854: California, Gadsden Purchase; Kansas-Nebraska Territory Civil War: Washington, DC; Richmond; Gettysburg; Vicksburg; Atlanta Geographic features: Great Basin; Nueces River; Rio Grande; Missouri River; Columbia River; Rocky Mountains; Sierra Nevada Mountains
Final exam schedule for HY 135, sections 102 and 104 8:00 a. m. 8:00 a. m. – 10:00 a. m. Tuesday, May 8 9:30 a. m. 10:30 a. m. – 12:30 p. m. Thursday, May 10 *There will be no make ups for Final Exams. Students are expected to attend the assigned final exam session and to be on time, unless otherwise arranged. *Those arriving more than 15 minutes late for the final exam will have points subtracted from their exams.