STUDY GUIDE FOR EXAM #3

 

The Exam must be completed by:  Friday November 16 by 11:00 PM

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LecturePoint Lectures Which Are Part Of This Exam

Key Terms
 
 

Age of Jefferson

(1800-1815)

"Good Feelings & Jacksonian Democracy"

(1815-1840)

  • Jefferson (1801-09)
    • "The Man"
  • 1800 Election
  • Courts
    • Marbury vs. Madison
    • John Marshall
  • Louisiana
    • Purchase
    • Exploration
    • Lewis/Clark Expedition
  • War of 1812
    • Background
      • Impressment
      • Embargo Act
      • Tecumseh
      • War Hawks
    • Fighting
      • Battle of New Orleans
      • Hartford Convention

 

  • Era of good feelings?

    • Missouri Crisis

      • Henry Clay

      • Missouri Compromise

    • Foreign Affairs

      • John Q. Adams

        • Oregon

        • Adams/Onís Treaty

        • Monroe Doctrine

  • Elections

    • 1824

      • "Corrupt Bargain"

    • 1828

  • Jackson (1829-1837)

    • Democracy

    • Tariffs & Banks

      • Nullification Crisis

      • Bank Crisis

    • Limits to Democracy

      • Trail of Tears

 

 

American Society & Economy Transformed

(1815-1860)

Westward Expansion

(1820s-1850)

  • Transformations
    • Agriculture
      • Farm Economy
      • Commercial Farming
    • Transportation
      • Erie Canal
      • Early Railroads
    • Industry
      • Lowell, Massachusetts
    • Urbanization
      • Gap:  Rich & Poor
      • Immigration
  • Religion & Reforms
    • Second Great Awakening
      • Charles Finney
    • Reform Era
      • Temperance
      • Public Education & Horace Mann
      • American Colonization Society
      • Women's Rights
        • Seneca Falls Convention

 

  • Texas
    • Early Settlement
      • Mexican Colonization Law 
      • Stephen Austin
        • Empressario
        • Texans
      • Santa Anna
    • Texas War for Independence (1835-36)
      • The Alamo
      • Sam Houston
    • Lone Star Republic (1836-45)
  • Manifest Destiny
    • Polk & Texas
  • Oregon
    • "Joint Occupation"
    • "54 40 or Fight"
    • Oregon Treaty (1846)
  • California/Southwest
    • Background
    • Mexican War (1846-48)
      • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

 
 

Terms From The Textbook (Chapters 8, 9, 10, 11, 13)

 

ESSAY

Possible essay questions for Exam #3:  You may chose any two of the four questions below to answer.  It's your choice.

  1. Summarize & evaluate the major events associated with Thomas Jefferson & his Presidency.  (Hint:  the essay should address Jefferson "The Man," Marbury vs. Madison, and the purchase & exploration of the Louisiana Territory).  Overall, given his accomplishments & "contradictions" how would you evaluate Jefferson & his Presidency?  Was he above/below average; was he a success/failure? Explain.  
  2. Write an essay that describes and evaluates the Missouri Crisis, foreign policy concerns, and the rise of Andrew Jackson & Jacksonian Democracy between the 1820-1840.   Overall, which of the three events/concepts do you believe had the most significant impact on the history of the United States?  Explain.
  3. Assume you are a farmer living in the Old Northwest in 1850.  Write a letter to your cousin who recently arrived from Ireland and lives in New York City.   Describe your life to your cousin.  How have you been impacted by commercial farming and changes in transportation over the last 20-25 years?   How does your life compare to your cousin's?  Explain.
  4. Evaluate the Presidency of James K. Polk by addressing the following issues: What goals did he identify when he ran for office? What actions did he take to achieve those goals? Overall, how would you rate his actions as President? Was he above/below average; was he a success/failure? Explain.
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