Exam Dates:


Monday/Wednesday Class: 3/24


Tuesday/Thursday Class: 3/25

This study guide will be finalized at least one week before the exam




        1920s (Updated 2/23/10)

        Depression & New Deal (updated 3/16/10)

        WWII: Battle Front (updated 3/16)

        WWII: Home Front (updated 3/16/10)

        Early Cold War (Updated 3/16/10)

        Civil Rights (Updated 3/16/10)

Section I:  Matching

The 1920s

      • Roaring
        • Business
        • Fun & Heroes
          • Charles Lindbergh
        • Women
          • Flapper
        • Politics
          • Prohibition & Scandals

        Teapot Dome

      • “Other Side”
        • Farmers
          • McNary/Haugen
        • Teaching Evolution
          • Scopes Trial
        • Nativisim

1.     National Origins Act

2.     KKK


Depression/New Deal

WWII:  Battle-Front 

  • Depression
    • Why?
    • Reactions
      • Bonus March
  • New Deal
    • FDR-“The Man”
    • Recovery
      • Emergency Bank Act
      • AAA
      • TVA
    • Relief
      • WPA
      • CCC
    • Challengers
      • Francis Townsend
      • Huey Long
    • Reform
      • SEC
      • FDIC
      • SSA
  • Legacy
  • US Entry
    • Pearl Harbor
      • Background
      • 12/7/41
    • Big Three
      • Churchill
      • Stalin
      • FDR
  • Defeating Germany
    • D-Day
    • Dwight Eisenhower
  • Japan
    • "Island Hopping"
    • Kamikaze
    • Harry Truman
    • Manhattan Project


WWII:  Home Front

Early Cold War & Society


  • Patriotism
  • Government Agencies
    • Finances
      • Revenue Act
    • Control
      • War Productions Board
      • Office of Price Administration
  • Economics/Social
    • Jobs
    • Women
  • Race Relations
    • Hispanics
      • Braceros
    • Blacks
    • Japanese
      • Internment
  • Foreign Policy
    • Cold War Policies
      • Containment
        1. Kennan
      • Marshall Plan
    • Joseph McCarthy
  • Domestic Society
    • Affluent Society
      • GI Bill
    • Family Life
      • Baby Boom
      • Youth Culture
    • “Other” America


Civil Rights


  • Phase I:  1954-1963
    • Brown Decision
      • Earl Warren
      • Thurgood Marshall
    • Bus Boycott
      • Rosa Parks
      • Martin L. King Jr.
    • Sit-ins
  • Phase I:  1963-1970s
    • Black Power
      • Malcolm X
    • Hispanics
      • Cesar Chavez
    • Native Americans
      • AIM
      • Dennis Banks & George Mitchell
    • Women
      • Betty Friedan
      • ERA
      • Roe vs. Wade




Rough Time Period

Bonus March


New Deal


World War Two

1939-45 or 1941-45 (either of these exact dates are needed)



Brown Decision


Montgomery Bus Boycott


March on Washington


Sit-in at Woolworths


ERA Proposed


Section III:  Short Answer

Describe the provisions of ONE of the following:

  • Social Security Act
  • Containment Policy
  • Marshall Plan


Section IV: Movie


       There could be a question from the episode of “Eyes on the Prize” shown in class (M/W Class only).


Section V:  Essay


The following are the possible essay questions for the second mid-term.  One will be chosen for you on your exam.

  1. A journalist recently made this comment:  "The decade of the 1920s was a "roaring" time for all in the nation.  Every segment of American society was characterized by tremendous economic prosperity as the nation left World War One behind.  There was tremendous unity among the American people as the great American "melting pot" was celebrated by all.  Politicians also were seen as heroes by the American people in this decade of "heroes" nationally."  Write an essay which describes life in the United States during this decade.  Overall, do you agree or disagree with the arguments put forth by this journalist?  Why/why not?
  2. Write an essay that describes and evaluates the New Deal and its impact on United States history.  Describe the major pieces of legislation that were part of the New Deal.  How did challengers impact Roosevelt’s ideas?  Overall, do you believe the New Deal and its legacy had a positive or negative impact on the history of the United States?  Explain.
  3. Write an essay describing the Home Front during the Second World War (hint:  focus on the impact of the war on the Government, the Society/Economy, and Race Relations).  Overall, were the changes which occurred in the United States during the war positive or negative for the country?  Explain.
  4. Pick any four of the five Civil Rights leaders below: M.L. King Jr., Malcolm X, Cesar Chavez, Dennis Banks/George Mitchell (they worked toward similar goals), and Betty Friedan.  Describe these individuals; who were they? Compare and contrast their activities during the Civil Rights Movement.  What were their goals?   What tactics did they use to achieve their goals?  Overall, whom do you believe to be the single most important leader?  Explain.


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