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									Dr. Michael Wm. Doyle                                                 Phone: 607-285-8732
Department of History                                          E-mail: mwdoyle@bsu.edu
Burkhardt Bldg. 213                            Office Hours: Weds, 2:00-4:00 PM & by appt.
Ball State University                                                   Fax: 765-285-5612
Muncie, IN 47306-0480        Course Home Page: http://www.bsu.edu/web/mwdoyle/hist_201   [HST201X3.F09]

            HIST. 201-002: U.S. HISTORY TO 1877
  TO BE HELD ON WEDS., 16 DEC. 2009, 2:15-4:15 P.M., IN BB 101
         (Corresponds to Weeks 12-16: Readings in Norton, Chapters 12-16;
  and Documents in Marcus and Boller; and Lectures, Discussions, and Film Excerpts)

             Note: A Single Exam Study Session will be conducted on
         Monday, 14 December 2009, 6:00-7:30 P.M., in a BB Classroom TBA

Format and Grading of the Final Exam

The Exam will consists of five parts:

Points          Question     Type,      Quantity      and      Value

 35             Multiple-choice questions: 35 @ 1 point each

 10             Map Identification: 10 @ 1 point each

 20             Vocabulary Section: 10 @ 2 points each

  5             Time-Line: 5 @ 1 point each

 35          Essay: 1 @ 35 points
100   + 5 Bonus Points [Grade based on a 100 point scale]

Week 12: “Reform and Politics in the Age of Jackson, 1824-1845”

Second Great Awakening: James McGready, “The Great Revival of 1800”; Elihu Palmer,
        “An American Deist”; Frances Trollope, “Religion in America”
Social and Moral Reform Movements; Asylums: Dorthea Dix, “Memorial on Asylums (1843)”
Religious reform movements and utopian communities: Shakers; Mormons; Brook Farm;
        Lyman Beecher, “The Remedy for Intemperance (1828)
The movement for free public schooling; Emma Willard, “Address to the New York
        Legislature” (1819); Horace Mann, “Report on the Common Schools” (1838)
The “American Renaissance”; Transcendentalism; Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Self-Reliance”
Abolitionism: Congressional ban on slave importation; William Lloyd Garrison and the
        immediatists; The American Colonization Society and gradualism; the gag rule; Lydia
        Maria Child, “That Class of Americans Called Africans”;
The Women’s rights movement: Charlotte Woodward [film/lecture]; Lucretia Mott; Angelina
        and Sarah Grimke; Elizabeth Cady Stanton, “A Pioneer for Women‟s Rights” and
        “The Seneca Falls Declaration of 1848”;
Andrew Jackson and the rise of the second political party system: spoils system; Andrew
        Jackson, “Rotation in Office (1829)”; Nullification and Bank Controversies;
Second Bank of the United States; Andrew Jackson, “Bank Veto Message (1832)”; John C.
        Calhoun, “South Carolina Exposition and Protest (1828)”; Whig Party

Week 13: “The Contested West, 1815-1860”

Settling and conquering the West; Zebulon M. Pike; Priscilla Merriman Evans, “Pulling a
         Handcart to the Mormon Zion”
Territorial expansion: An Officer of the „Army of the West,‟ “How the West Was Won”;
         Manifest Destiny, the ideology of expansionism; John L. O‟Sullivan, “Annexation”;
The California Gold Rush: Guadelupe Vallejo et al., “Life in California before the Gold
         Discovery”; Joseph B. Starkweather, “Miners during the California Gold Rush”
         (a Daguerreotype);

Week 14: “Slavery and America‟s Future: The Road to War, 1845-1861”

The Mexican War (1846-1848): resulting territorial problems: Wilmot Proviso; popular
        sovereignty; Compromise of 1850; Fugitive Slave Act; Kansas-Nebraska Bill
Realignment of the political party system: the Whigs’ demise; the Free Soil / new Republican /
        American (“Know-Nothings”) / and Democratic Parties
Battles over slavery: Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852); “Bleeding Kansas”;
        John Brown, “Taking Up Arms Against Slavery”; Dred Scott case: Chief Justice
        Roger B. Taney, “Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857)”;Frederick Douglass, “Slavery and
        the Fourth of July (1852)”
Abraham Lincoln vs. Stephen Douglas on territorial slavery expansion; The Election of 1860 and
        the Breakup of the Union: “Republican Party Platform of 1860”; “Mississippi
        Resolutions on Secession (1860)”; Abraham Lincoln, “First Inaugural Address
        (1861)”; attack on Fort Sumter

Week 15: “Transforming Fire: The Civil War, 1861-1865”

Transformations of the South – Political/Economic/Social: Confederate States of
       America; President Jefferson Davis and Vice-President Alexander Stephens; Habeas
Corpus and Martial Law; Conscription Act:
       President Jefferson Davis, “Message on Conscription (1862); Impressment of slaves;
       modernization; industrialization; urbanization; food riots in southern cities; effect on
       slavery; Letters from Black Union Soldiers, “Fighting For The Union”
Economic, social, and political transformations of the North:
       Effects of war on business and industry; labor agitation; centralization of power in the

        federal executive; suspension of civil liberties;
        Clement L. Vallandigham and the Copperhead Democrats;
        New York draft riots: Ellen Leonard, “Three Days of Terror (1863)”;
        Thirteenth Amendment; James Ryder Randall, “Maryland My Maryland
        (1861)”; Julia Ward Howe, “Battle Hymn of the Republic (1862)”;
        Justin Morrill, “Land Grant College Act (1862);
Progress of the War:
        First Battle of Bull Run/Manassas;
        General George McClellan; General Robert E. Lee; General Ulysses S. Grant;
        Gettysburg; Pickett‟s Charge;
        Samuel and Rachel Cormany, “The Battle of Gettysburg: At War And At Home”
        Cornelia Hancock, “Healing Wounds (1863-1864)”;
        Wm. Tecumseh Sherman, “Message to the Atlanta City Council (1864)”;
        Eliza Andrews, “Diary of a Georgia Girl (1864)”;
        Abraham Lincoln, “Emancipation Proclamation (1862),” “Gettysburg Address
        (1863),” and “Second Inaugural Address (1865).”

Week 16: “Reconstruction: An Unfinished Revolution, 1865-1877”

Lincoln‟s 10% Plan; Andrew Johnson‟s Presidential Reconstruction Plan (1865-1866); oaths
       of amnesty; new state governments; the Freedmen‟s Bureau; black codes
Congress’ Reconstruction Plan (1867-1876): the Radical Republicans; Fourteenth
       Amendment; Reconstruction Act of 1867; President Johnson’s impeachment and
       acquittal; Fifteenth Amendment; backlash of Southern whites
Reconstruction’s Decline and Fall: presidential election of 1868; the administration of Ulysses S.
       Grant; Amnesty Act; Supreme Court decisions re: the Fourteenth Amendment; The
       contested presidential election of 1876
Primary sources on Reconstruction: “Report of the Joint Committee on Reconstruction
       (1872)”; Scribner’s Monthly, “What the Centennial Ought to Accomplish (1875)”;
       Frederick Douglass, “Address to the Louisville Convention (1883)”; Felix Haywood,
       et al., “African Americans During Reconstruction”; Caleb G. Forshey and Rev.
       James Sinclair, “White Southerners‟ Reactions to Reconstruction (1866)”; Henry
       William Ravenel, “A Slaveowner‟s Journal at the End of the Civil War (1865)”;
       George N. Barnard, “Ruins in Charleston, South Carolina, 1865 or 1866” (a

The Midterm Exam consists of five parts:

I.      Multiple-choice Section (35 items worth 1 point each; allow 25-30 minutes)

        You will answer a series of multiple-choice questions based on the topics
indicated in Weeks 7-11 sections above. These are drawn from lectures, film excerpts,
and reading assignments. Reviewing your answers to the weekly Reading Assignment
Study Questions will be especially helpful in your preparation for this section.

II. Time-Line Section -- 5 Items worth 1 point each. (Allow 2-3 minutes total.)

Place five items, selected from the list above, in their proper chronological order from
oldest to most recent.

III.    Map Identification Section -- 10 items worth 2 points each. (Allow 5-8 minutes

This section requires you to locate 10 different items. To study, closely examine the maps
on pp. 340, 370, 371, 376, 391, and 448 of your Norton text and be prepared to locate the
following items on an outline map:

Each of the States of the Cotton South       Washington Territory        Utah Territory
Each of the Confederate States of America                                Colorado Territory
Each of the States Remaining Loyal to the    Union in 1860-1865          Kansas Territory
The Route of Sherman's March to the Sea                                  Dakota Territory
Adams-Onis Treaty Line                       New Mexico Territory        Nebraska Territory
49th Parallel Line of 1846                   Indian Territory            Nevada Territory

IV. Essay Section -- 1 question worth 40 points. (Allow 25-30 minutes total.)

This section is designed to assess how well you understand basic concepts in the course
and are able to make an argument using historical evidence. Your essay should be
structured and written in the same way you would a term paper; that is, you should have
a thesis, support that position with pertinent facts, and conclude in a clear, concise way.
Everything you use in the body of your essay should explicitly relate to your central
argument. Do not introduce facts that are irrelevant to that task. You will be allowed to
bring in a set of notes for use in writing this section of the exam only. It must not exceed
one side of an 8.5" by 11" sheet of paper. This sheet, with your name on it, must be
turned in along with your blue book at the end of the exam. Note: All four Essay Study
Questions will be posted here by no later than the evening of Thurs., 3 December 2009.


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V. Vocabulary Section -- 10 Items worth 2 points each. (Allow 15 minutes total.)
Furnish a brief definition of your choice of 10 out of 15 items drawn from the following
terms as introduced and defined in lecture. [Note: the list below is partial since it only
includes terms as they are introduced and defined in lecture. You should access the course
webpage at the end of each week through the evening of Thurs., 10 Dec. 2009 for new terms as
they are posted here.]

Week 12:1 (Tuesday, 10 November 2009):

Week 12:2 (Thursday, 12 November 2009):

Week 13:1 (Tuesday, 17 November 2009):

Week 13:2 (Thursday, 19 November 2009):

Week 14:1 (Tues., 24 November 2009):

[No new terms introduced/defined because of “Fruesday” schedule]

Week 14:2 (Thurs., 26 November 2009):

[No new terms introduced/defined because of Thanksgiving Break]

Week 15:1 (Tues., 1 December 2009):

Week 15:2 (Thurs., 3 December 2009):

Week 16:1 (Tues., 8 December 2009):

Week 16:2 (Thurs., 10 December 2009):


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