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    Midterm Review:  Review each of the classroom questions in your notebook. Make sure you can answer each of them. Study the overall topics below:


    1. Causes and impact both in the Americas and in Europe as a result of Columbus' contact with the "New World"; causes and effects of triangular tade

    2. Reasons for settlement and the impact of English colonization in Virginia/Chesapeake

    3. Reasons for settlement and the impact of English colonization in Massachusetts Bay; the Pilgrims and the Puritans.

    4. The reasons for African slavery in the English colonies of North America; Bacon's Rebellion, economic reasons, and global reasons. (triangular trade and the "middle passage"); causes and effects of the change in labor systems in the colonial period.

    5. Impact of the French and Indian War on the relationship between Great Britain and its colonies

    6. Reasons for the American Revolution (economic/taxes, restrictions of rights, "troublemakers", ideas)

    7. Purposes and principles of the Declaration of Independence. Why a turning point?

    8. Reasons for the Constitution; differences between Constitution and Articles of Confederation

    9. Ratification of the Constitution; debates between Federalists and Anti-Federalists

    10. Washington's Presidency; Hamilton's Financial Plan, arguments of supporters and opponents; the rise of political parties and the principles of those parties, the Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans; Washington's foreign policy principles

    11. The foreign concerns and domestic issues/crises of the Adams Presidency.

    12. Was Jefferson's presidency an reflection of Jeffersonian principles? (Was the Revolution of 1800 a revolution?)

    13. Reasons for and impact of the War of 1812

    14. To what extent was the Era of Good Feelings (1814-1824) a unifying or divisive period in American history?

    15. Causes of and impact of market revolution

    16 Was Andrew Jackson King Andrew or a hero of the common man? Why? What actions did Jackson take that would be helpful in answering the question?

    17. Reasons for, principles of and impact of the Second Great Awakening and transcendentalism.

    18. How successful were the antebellum reform movements?

    19. Were the radical abolitionists/Garrisonians helpful or hurtful?

    20. How can each of the events between 1846 and 1860 be considered the turning point of the Civil War era? Mexican War, Compromise of 1850, Kansas Nebraska Act, Dred Scott Decision, John Brown's Raid at Harper's Ferry, the Election of 1860?

    ****Make sure you create a timeline of the history of African-Americans, Native-Americans and women from 1607 and 1860.