American History Study Guide
Indies on European ideas regarding treatment of Indians in the New World Indentured Servants Dutch East India Company Dutch West India Company Joint-stock companies Headlight system House of Burgesses Importance of tobacco, rice, and sugar in the New World Proprietary colony Understand the reasons these specific English colon sees were settled: Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island Bacon’s Rebellion Differences between New England colonies and Southern colonies (geography, population, and economy) Separatists Puritans
John Winthrop Reason for founding and characteristics of the Plymouth Colony Mayflower Compact Restoration Colonies American Exceptionalness Expansion of slavery in the south Country Ideology John Locke Stamp Act Townsend Act Declaratory Act Coercive Acts Boston Tea party Boston Massacre Mercantilism Second Continental Congress Olive Branch Petition Lexington and Concord Thomas Paine and Common Sense Peace of Paris Declaration of Independence Articles of Confederation: strengths and weaknesses Northwest Ordinance of 1 787 Land Ordinance of 1 785
Shays Rebellion The New Jersey plan The Virginia Plan The Great Compromise The three branches Of government under the Constitution Which branch of government is directly elected under the Constitution? Checks and Balances The Bill of Rights Differences between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson and their ideal America pan-Indian Movement The Whiskey Rebellion of 1794 Foreign Policy issues of the early United States, specifically the conflicts between Britain and France Mammary v. Madison Judicial Review Louisiana Purchase Tariff of 1816 Henry Clay
Missouri Compromise Nullification Crisis Annexation of Texas Differences between North and South leading up to the Civil War Slave Codes Dried Scott Case Compromise of 1850 Fugitive Slave Act Kansas-Nebraska Act John Brown Harpers Ferry Secession Abraham Lincoln Jefferson Davis Fort Sumter incision’s Second Inaugural Address Lincoln Plan 13th Amendment 14th Amendment 15th Amendment Freedman’s Bureau Presidential Plan for Reconstruction Congressional Plan for Reconstruction Civil Rights Act of 1866 Black Codes Sharecropping Scalawags Carpetbagger
Possible Essay Prompts: You should prepare for all three prompts by creating a thesis and an outline that includes important ideas, concepts, and people. Only ONE of the prompts will be given on the exam. Your essay should have an introduction with thesis statement, body paragraphs with evidence supporting your thesis, and a conclusion paragraph. (A) During the Age of Exploration three European nations (Spain, England, and France) came to dominate the “New World”. Using evidence from class compare the colonization methods each of these nations used.
Also, explain how their methods impacted the long-term success each nation experienced in the “New World”. (B) There are pivotal periods in all nations’ histories when direction Of the country appears to suddenly change. These transformations, however, are never really inexplicable and generally only represent acceleration of change already present. Consider two important periods in American history: (1) the period between the French and Indian War and the American Revolution and (2) the writing of the Constitution and formation of the early government ring the Early Republic.
Explain, using evidence from class, in what ways and why the course of American history was altered so dramatically during each of the two periods. (C) The period of Reconstruction (1865-1877) following the Civil War is probably one of the most controversial and turbulent times in United States history. Using evidence from class which include the Reconstruction plans, legislation Of the time, social changes, as well as the compromise which ended it explain whether or not you believe Reconstruction was a success or failure.