STUDY GUIDE FOR THE FINAL EXAM
HISTORY 1301 - SPRING, 2016
The Final examination will consist of 30 multiple choice questions, 2 short-answer identification questions and 1 essay question taken from all material from Chapters 8 through the end of your textbook and all lectures through Week 15. The exam will be worth 100 points. You may (and are encouraged to) research beyond the textbook and lecture notes if you so choose. Bring a small green Scantron to the exam on which to answer the MC questions. You will answer the ID and Essay section on a provided test booklet (do not bring a bluebook). There are no test items associated with the reader Voices.
1. Know what was 1/5th of the American population by 1810
2. Know what the large increase in the national population in 1810 resulted from
3. Know what the old Northwest territory was composed of in today's terms
4. Be able to discuss what Tecumseh and his brother, Tenskwatawa did
5. Know what was the first goal of the expansionists in the U.S. after 1815
6. Know what the Adams-Onis Treaty was/did
7. Be able to discuss the growth of the U.S. after 1815
8. Be able to discuss the Cherokee society by the mid-1820s
9. Know which individual came to symbolize the triumph of democracy in the 1820s
10. Know what was the most evident feature of democracy in American to European travelers
11. Be able to discuss American culture in the Jacksonian period
12. Be able to match art forms with famous artists of this period
13. Know who was the leader of the 1831 slave uprising in Southampton county Virginia
14. Know at what occupation most slaves worked
15. Be able to discuss slave family life
16. Know where slave marriages tended to last longer
17. Know what method was employed successfully in the early 1800s to increase church membership
18. Know what the 2nd Great Awakening was
19. Know which religious group denied the doctrine of the Trinity
20. Know who was the first practitioner of evangelical Christianity
21. Be able to characterize the Young America Movement of the 1840s and 1850s
22. Know which novel was considered the ideal young American novel
23. Know what the Young America Movement shifted its focus to after the Mexican War
24. Know which present day states were part of Mexico in 1821
25. Know which anti-slavery senator was physically beaten by Preston Brooks
26. Know when the "irrepressible conflict" began
27. Know in what area the Wilmot Proviso proposed to ban slavery
28. Know how the vote split in the first House vote on the Wilmot Proviso
29,. Know what caused seven states to secede from the union before a shot was fired
30. Know which state was first to secede from the Union
Identify the following: In your identification, you MUST address WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, and most importantly, WHY. The "why" means, What is the historical significance of the subject, i.e., why do historians care? What was there about the person/place/thing that was so significant as to be of paramount importance to contemporary and/or future generations? Spend a LOT of time here. The WHY portion of your answer will constitute 50% of your grade on the question. 20 points each.
Seneca Falls Convention
Prepare to thoroughly address the following questions. From the following list of two questions, one will be chosen for you to answer at the time of the exam. The essay question will be worth 30 points. In order to be THOROUGH in your answers, you are highly encouraged to go beyond the textbook to research these topics.
1. During the period 1815-1860 (The Market Revolution), what changes occurred in the home and family in this period? Were they all directly related to industrialization? Don't just say "yes" or "no" - Explain your answer in detail.
2. Compare and contrast Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis. How did each man deal with the war and their presidencies? Be thorough in your essay.