Study Guide: Final Exam Fall_11
Monday, December 12, 8:00-10:00
Part 1. Short Answers: You will be asked to choose FOUR terms upon which to write a
paragraph that first identifies the term, person, event, or concept in a specific fashion (who, what,
when, where, and why), and then explains the historical significance. Each response is worth 10%
of the exam total for a total of 40%.
Bill of Rights American Colonization- Frederick Douglass
Federalists Society Dred Scott
Louisiana Purchase Erie Canal Stephen Douglas
War of 1812 Manifest Destiny Bleeding Kansas
36° 30´ Alien and Sedition Act Scientific racism
Second Great Awakening Trail of Tears Lowell Associates
David Walker Manifest Destiny Charles Sumner
William Lloyd Garrison Seneca Falls Convention Treaty of Guadalupe-
Eli Whitney Wilmot’s Proviso Hidalgo
Alexander Hamilton Compromise of 1850 Ft Sumter
Part 2. Images: Write a paragraph on Two of the following images that identifies in a specific
fashion the term, person, or event depicted (who, what, when, where, and why), and then explains
the historical significance. Each will count for 10% for a total of 20%.
1. 2. 3.
4. 5. 6.
7. 8. 9.
Part 3. Essay: Write an essay on one of the following topics. Your essay will count for 30% of the
exam total. You should prepare to draw upon all of your readings, as well as lectures and web
documents. You will be expected to cite critical events, historical actors, and specific trends in
support of your arguments.
1. Discuss at least three expressions/movements of Americans’ impulse to reform in the 19th
century. What were the causes for these movements? Who participated in them? What kinds of
tactics did they use, and how successful were they? How were they linked? What do reform
movements tell us about antebellum American society?
2. Explain the notion of manifest destiny and its history as a guiding principle for Americans. How
did it pertain to Andrew Jackson and Native Americans, to American views toward Mexico, and
American movement into the Oregon Territory. Be sure to explain the ideological elements of
3. Some historians argue that slavery was the fundamental force that underlay all other causes of the
Civil War. First, how did political, economic, and social differences contribute to the causes of the
Civil War? Secondly, were these issues related to slavery? If so, how so? Cite specific political
and/or ideological developments to support your argument. Do you agree that slavery was THE
driving force for precipitating the Civil War?
Part 4. Map Exercise. Locate any ten items for ten (10) points:
1. Mississippi River 2. Rio Grande River 3. Lone Star Republic 4. Indian Territory
5. Oregon Territory 6. Ohio 7. Missouri 8. New Orleans 9. San Francisco
10. Oregon Trail 11. Cabo San Lucas (Spring Break Special)