Exam Review Sheet


US1- Early American History


There are two exams for this course.  The Midterm Exam deals with material from the first half of the course and the Final Exam deals with material from the second half.  Each exam will feature a 20 item Map section, 20 item Chronology section, and 1 essay.

You must bring a scantron sheet (they can be purchased at the bookstore or the vending machines on campus,) a blank sheet of paper, and a pencil to the exam.

 

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1 - Map Section:  (20%)

You will be given 2 lists of 10 locations from the following list and asked to place them on a blank maps of North America [link] and the Atlantic [link.]  (1.5pts. Each) 

 

Map items for midterm exam 

Cahokia

St. Augustine

New Amsterdam

New Orleans

New Haven

Jamestown

Tenochtitlan

Chaco Canyon

Lisbon

Paris

London

Canary Islands

Plymouth

Ft. Orange

Savanah River

Delaware River

Hudson River

Bunker Hill

Boston

Haiti

Jamaica

Philadelphia

Boston

Charleston

Newport

Salem

Chesapeake Bay

Williamsburg

Yorktown

Atlantic Ocean

Hartford

Long Island

Sea Islands



Map items for final exam 

Sutter’s Mill

Rio Grande River

Mississippi River

Potomac River

Annapolis

Tennessee River

Gulf of Mexico

Geneva

Istanbul

Philadelphia

Tippecanoe

Lowell

Erie Canal

St. Louis

Savannah

Lake Michigan

Merrimack River

Santa Fe

Knoxville

Rochester

Albany

Vicksburg

Gettysburg

Chicago

Cumberland

Concord

Chattanooga

Columbia River

New Echota

Richmond

Pittsburg

Newark

Nantucket



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II - Chronology: (20%)

--All events/movement/ Individuals will be drawn from the "US1 Chapter terms" (link) listed on the syllabus---
 

-15 matching = You will be given a list of people, events, etc. to be matched to its associated period or region. (Context)


-5 timeline  = You will be given a list of events or people to be put  in order of when they happened.   (Causation)

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III – Essay: (60%)

You will be given 1 out of the following list of essays and asked to answer it as an argumentative essay.

 

Midterm Exam essay questions:

  1. What was the importance of Native Americans to the European settlement of the new world and the colonial formation of the United States?

 

  1. What is the role of diversity in the history of pre-Revolutionary America?  Defend your argument fully using multiple different groups in multiple time periods. 

 

  1. There are many causes that led up to the colonial revolt that became the American Revolution.  Which was the most influential cause of dissatisfaction?    Why this one as opposed to others?

 

  1. It has been argued that the motivating factor of North American Colonial settlement was the pursuit of profit.  Do you agree with this? Why or why not?  Address multiple colonies.


Final Exam essay questions:

  1. Slavery was a political issue within America from the founding of the Unites States.  Why was it such a hotly debated issue?   Address the Early Republic, Market Revolution, and Civil War Eras? 

 

  1. Which of the following themes do you think is the most useful for understanding the first 90 years of the United States:  Political Conflict, Expansionism, or Economic Sectionalism?  Why?

 

  1. As the  United States entered an age of rapid transportation and production, the northern and southern states increasingly based their economies on different types of production.  Were these divergent directions a hindrance or a benefit to a rapidly growing country? Why? 

 

  1. It has been argued that the history of the early development of the United States was the struggle between competing visions of America’s economic future.  What were these competing visions?  Do you agree with this statement? Why or why not?

 Cumulative Paper              3-4 pgs. (1000 words max) --Must conform to format on Kinch's writing guide

 The formation of an American identity was a long and complicated process.  What is an American?  When did such an identity form and how did it evolve over time?

You must address both the first and second half of the course and use at least 3 different primary sources (of those we read for class) to fully answer the question.  Because you may use your class materials, your argument should be highly detailed and well proven with specifics from lecture and textbook.

-Footnotes are required when referencing the primary sources.