Pre Civil War
1. Settlers in the 18th century American backcountry sometimes resorted to violent protest to express their grievances. Analyze the causes and significance of TWO of the following:
March of the Paxton Boys
Regulator movement
Shay’s Rebellion
Whiskey Rebellion

2. In what ways did the 2nd Great Awakening in the North influence TWO of the following:
Abolition
Temperance
The cult of domesticity
Utopian communities


3. To what extent did the American Revolution fundamentally change American society from 1775 to 1800? Address TWO of the following:
Political change
Economic change
Social change



4. Compare and contrast ways in which the economic development of Massachusetts and Virginia affected politics over the period 1607-1750.


5. To what extend did the debates about the Mexican War and its aftermath reflect sectional interests of New Englanders, westerners, and southerners during the period 1845-1855.


6. “The United States Constitution of 1787 represented an economic and ideological victory for the traditional political elite.” Assess the validity of that statement for the period 1781-1789.




7. In what ways and to what extent was industrial development from 1800-1860 a factor in the relationship between the northern and southern states.



8. Discuss changing ideals of American womanhood in antebellum America. What factors fostered the emergence of republican motherhood and the cult of domesticity.




9. In what ways did African Americans shape the course and consequences of the Civil War? Confine your response to the years 1860-1870.




10. Analyze the political, economic, and religious tensions between immigrant Roman Catholics and native-born Protestants in the United States from 1830-1860.



11. Use TWO of the following categories to analyze the ways in which African American created a distinctive culture within slavery.
Family
Music
Oral Traditions
Religion


Post Civil War
1. Describe and compare the patterns of immigration during the following periods. Compare and Contrast the responses of Americans to Americans in these periods.
1820-1860 1860-1900


2. In what ways and to what extent was industrial development from 1865-1900 a factor in the relationship between the eastern and western states.



3. Analyze and evaluate the political and economic impact of TWO of the following for the period of 1868-1900.
New business practice
Political machines
Immigration
Industrialization



4. Analyze the ways in which technology, government policy, and economic conditions changed American agriculture in the period 1865 to 1900.



5. Analyze the ways in which technology, government policy, and economic conditions changed American industry in the period 1865 to 1900.


6. For the second half of the 19th century, analyze both the tensions surrounding the issue of immigration and the United States government’s response to these tensions.


7. Following Reconstruction, many southern leaders promoted the idea of a New South. To what extent was this New South a reality by the time of the 20th century? In your answer address TWO of the following.
Economic development
Politics
Race relations