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AP U.S. History Semester 1 Review (Part 2)

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AP U.S. History Semester 1 Review
Part 2
French Colonization
Quebec, Montreal, St. Louis, St. Lawrence River in 1608The French traded fur with Indians, better relations & alliances with nativesThey were mainly Catholic and JesuitDid not try to convert natives; intermarried with Indians
coureurs de bois
f r traders and trappers
First successful English settlement in N. America
Jamestown, Virginia 1607
When/where was it established?
Jamestown, Virginia 1607Founded by the London Company (later to become the Virginia Company)
Indentured servants
worked under a contract for a 7 years exchange forfood, clothing, lodging, passage to America; after that, free and receive land
Headright system
50 acres of land ranted to new settlers, colonists get 100acres; encouraged families to migrate together = more heads = more land
New England
 Longer live-
expectancy, greater family (‘cos they migrated together)
,population growth = natural reproductionFemales = inferior under paternalismOrganized town and church (English model); theocracyDiverse econ like English
 Farm / plantation (tobacco); spread-out population, slow growthFemales = widowarchy = more freedom, since males died young (6 W : 1 M)
Mayflower Compact
: 1
social agreement, established civil government andproclaimed allegiance to king; pilgrims arrived at Plymouth Rock Dec 21,1620
Importance of First Great Awakening (freedom of religion, separation of church and state, etc)
Separation of church and state, religious freedom and toleration,establishment of Ivy League colleges
Enlightenment (long term impact on America)
John Locke impacted the American Declaration of IndependenceUndermined traditional authority, encouraged education, heightenedinterest in politics; govt = between people and leader, not GodReason & scientific inquiry; increased interest in scientific knowledge
Jonathan Edwards
Sinners in the Hand of an Angry God
” spread revival by preaching; i
nstilledfear into others so that they would become more religious
Religious tolerance/freedom:
Religious freedom/toleration was a legacy of the 1
Great AwakeningOnly Christian related religions were tolerated, some attempted to convertNative Americans
George Whitefield
Succeeded John Wesley as leader of the Calvinistic Methodists in EnglandPromoted religious revivalismWent on a missionary journey to New World that sparked the start of theGreat Awakening
The Triangle Trade
New England (rum)
Africa (slaves)
Caribbean /West Indies (molasses)
back to N.E.
Middle Passage
The passage Africans took from Africa to the New World aspart of the Atlantic Slave trade; any died because Africans were packedtightly into the ships
mother country using colonies as a source of raw materialsand market for finished goods
Boston Massacre
 British soldiers = job competitions with colonists = angry, 3/5/1770
soldiers vs. “Liberty Boys” = open fire
 Led to Administration of Justice Act
Boston Tea Party
 Colonists did not allow British ships to unload
Boston allowed
dress up as Mohawks and dumped tea into Boston HarborLed to Intolerable Acts (Coercive + Quebec Act)
Non-importation associations
Stop all trade with Britain to hurt their economy
Thomas Paine
Common Sense, argue for independence from Britain
Declaration of Independence
Declared independence of colonies from British controlWritten by Thomas Jefferson and was ratified on July 4, 1776
Constitution was adopted in 1788Father of Constitution
James Madison, ‘cos he influenced it, e.g. Bill of Rights
Washington’s Farewell Address
Asked to maintain neutrality, warning of political factions
Revolution of 1800
peaceful political transfer between 2 parties
Which reports of Hamilton were accepted?
The debt, mint, and currency
Which reports of Hamilton were not accepted?
Manufacturing, ‘cos of tariffs on imports
Virginia Dynasty
Monroe; all from VA
Northwest Ordinance
Guidelines for state admission to Union; prohibit slavery in NW territories
Great Awakening
Joseph Smith; Shakers
Mother Ann Lee; Transcendentalists
 Henry David ThoreauHorace Mann
“Father of Education” –
children should be molded,discouraged corporal punishment, established state teacher training program
made it a professionDorothea Dix
“Dragon Lady” –
more humane system for mentally ill people;humans are capable of self-improvementTemperance Movement
no alcohol; Beecher Family, Frances WillardAbolitionist Movement
get rid of slavery
Women’s Rights –
Carrie Chapman Catt, Seneca Fall, 1848, gender equality
: treat like children
going to church, curfew, dormitory, novulgar language (Lowell Factory)Early: fatherly relationship between workers and employees
French and Indian War
 French + Natives vs. British over colonial disputesBritish won; French lost West Indies land, Canada, and Mississippi (not newOrleans) to Britain under Peace of Paris 1763
Constitutional Convention 1787
Aka Philadelphia Convention; attempted to amend Article of Confederation
couldn’t ‘cos only 12 states showed up (must have 13/13)
 Result: created new Constitution
Shay’s Rebellion
helped spark changes to Article of Confederation, led toConstitution
XYZ Affair
French demanded bribery before they would negotiate
AP U.S. History Semester 1 Review
Part 2
Alien and Sedition Acts
placed obstacles on aliens: longer time to neutralize, allowedpresident to deport aliens out of countrySedition
allowed govt to arrest those who opposed the govt.Aimed to punish Democrat-Republicans
King Andrew
‘cos of use of 
Ostend Manifesto
Offered to buy Cuba from Spain as new slave state
Manifest Destiny
President Polk
God given rights for whites American to expand from “sea to shining sea”
54°40’ or Fight
Oregon Territory dispute with Britain (at border of Canada)Resolved at 49
Parallel at Treaty of 1846Symbolized good relationship between U.S. and Brit.
War of 1812
Chesapeake Affair (impressments)Indian disputesWar Hawks wanted expansion (Canada and West)
Causes and Results of Mexican American War
Long-term Causes
Manifesto Destiny-
California (Polk wanted Pacific Ocean; West = cotton; trade with China)
Immediate Causes
Texas Annexation 1845-
Failure of Slidell Mission-
Border Dispute
southern border at Rio Grande vs. Nueces River
Civil Disobedience
Mexican Cession-
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo-
Slavery Imbalance
Civil War
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Ended Mexican War
Polk sent Nicholas TristFeb. 2
, 1848: Mexican ceded CA, NM, UT, NV (southwest territories)Acknowledge TX border line at Rio GrandeU.S. paid $15 million to Mexico
Wilmot Proviso
Antislavery DemocratIntroduced amendment to the appropriation bill prohibiting slavery interritories acquired from Mexico
Compromise of 1850 (who, what)
Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, John Calhoun, Stephen Douglas1. California is free state2. Popular Sovereignty to decide issue of slavery in states3. Abolish slave trade, not slavery, in D.C.4. New fugitive laws:
hide slaves & police must return runaway slaves
Popular Sovereignty (what it was, who proposed it)
Let the people of each new state decide whether they wanted to beadmitted into the Union as free or slave stateStephen A. Douglas
CA gold rush, Chinese malesNew Stock
S/E Europe, Italian, Greek, German, Russian, Portugal, Bulgarian,Turkish, Polish; Catholics; settled in North and Mid-WestOld
N/W Europe, British, Irish, French, Czech, Belgium, Swish, Dutch;Protestants; settled NE and NWFaced poverty, religious / political persecution
Henry Bessemer
inventor, manufacture of steel
open-hearth process
Thomas Edison
inventor, electric lightning, telephone = rapid industrializ.
Role of Railroad in industrialization and farming (steel, coal)
 Railroads were used to transport finished goods and people west, use coalsas natural power source; railroad + steel = drive
revolution 1800’s
 New steel technique - Bessemer process converted iron to steel
Sherman Antitrust Act
: July 1890, had no impact, not enforced, poorlywritten; designed to regulate monopolies
Affect of industrialization on society (emergence of middle class,emergence of unions, concentration of wealth, loss of certain jobs totechnology industry)
Industrialization- resulted in immigrants coming from Northern Europe,Ireland, England as well as southern and eastern EuropeansLed to little job security and unsafe/ unhealthy working conditionsWomen and children join the workforce
paid lessUnions were formed in an attempt to fight against poor work conditionsNational Labor Union founded in 1866 by William H. SylvisWomen were excluded from the Unions because they were thought to bethe cause of lowered wagesSocial gap
really wealth or really poorUnskilled + machines replaced skilled artisans
Horatio Alger (social mobility, rags to riches)
A poor boy from a small town went to the big city to seek his fortune
Wounded Knee
: The last major battle / massacre with Indians; between theSioux Indians and the US. December 29, 1890.
A Century of Dishonor
 Helen Hunt Jackson, book on how American never keep compromises /treaties with natives, exposed injustice
Radical Republicans / Abolitionists (who, what did they want, economic &societal goal)
R.R.: Thaddeus Stevens, Charles Sumner, Benjamin WadeAbol.: Frederick Douglas, Harriet Tubman, William Garrison
Freedman’s Bureau –
help blacks13
AmendmentIndustrialize South
Tallmadge Amendment
Prohibit further introduction of slaves into Missouri & gradual emancipationwhen Missouri applied to become state
Population dynamics from 1800:
What areas were growing: Northeast/NorthwestImmigrants: German & Irish, Germans: Midwest (farms), Irish (Northeast,manufacturing factories)
Powerful, wealthy class in South tried to return South to antebellum
Northern Republicans sent to reconstruct South
Poor white southerners who helped with reconstruction; tried to overturnsocial status
Slaves who went to Kansas
‘cos of Homestead Act
Why Ex-slaves Did Not Move Far After the War
Be with family, not wanted in North, no money
Booker T. Washington & Atlanta Compromise
Education, rights, and privileges of citizenship for blacks, but they muststruggle for econ gains & self-improvement (econ-equality = pol-equality)
AP U.S. History Semester 1 Review
Part 2
Seward's Folly:
Purchase of Alaska 1867, Seward bought Alaska from Russia;
criticized ‘cosRocky Mt. hadn’t been filled yet
Frederick Taylor
division of labor = allowed unskilled to replace skilled
Ford and the assemble line
Henry Ford
automobile, efficient means of mass production, parts movefrom person to person, people could afford what they made now
Knights of labor
 Founded by Uriah S. Stephens, let everyone in (blacks and women), 1stsuccessful national labor movement, wanted an 8 hr day, equal pay for menand women, no child and prison labor; disorganized
AFL (American Federation of Labor)
 Most enduring and important labor group in the country, an association of craft unions that represented skilled workers, opposition to femaleemployment, concentrated on the relationship between labor &management
NLU (National Labor Union)
 Founded by William H. Sylvis, association that had a variety of reform groupshaving little direct relationship with labor, excluded women, disintegratedafter panic of 1873, wasn't succesful because it was too varied
(Industrial Workers of the World)
 Led by William "Big Bill" Haywood, wanted a single union for all workers,abolish "wage slave" system; Eugene V. Debs
Samuel Gompers
Founder of AFL, represented workers in national legislation, only accept skillworkers
Labor Unrest
Workers had no job security, few were safe from poverty, and industrialaccidents were frequent & severe
Immigration Restriction League
- immigrants should go through screeningtests
Chinese Exclusion Act
Congress passed 1882, denied entry to all
“undesirables” and placed small tax on immigrants
Agreement 1908
 Deny Japanese people to work for USSegregated school at San FranciscoU.S. not impose restriction on Japanese immigrants
Rise of Urban
reasons to leave: overpopulation, unsanitary (no sewage system),crimes, violence, corruption, pollution, transportation (to suburbs), cheaperhousing, education, tenement (affordable houses, cheap, overcrowded)Pull
reasons to come: industrial / service jobs, department stores,entertainmentMajor cities: NY, Chicago, Boston
move up cause no room to move sideways, cities weregrowing upward & outward
white collar jobs: clerks, secretaries-telephone operators,department stores (Macys)WCTU
Women’s Christian Temperance Union
 Women Rights Movement 1848, Seneca Fall, Carrie Chapman Catt
Margaret Sanger
mother of birth control & family planning
Technology for expansion
cast iron & steel beams = transportation,buildings, skyscrapers
Schools and Assimilation of Immigrants
Children = compulsory schooling to prevent child labor; high demand foreducat
ion ‘cos
to get specialized skills & scientific knowledge
Jane Addams and Hull house
Shelter for poor, 1889 in Chicago, model for other institutions, sought to helpimmigrant families adapt to language and customs of new country
petition for desirable bill by people
people decide whether a bill by govt to be passed or not
voters petition to remove an officer from office through population
 Amendments [Progressive]
: income tax17
: direct election of senators18
: prohibition of alcohol19
: women's suffrage 1920
exposed corruption of business and govt to public
 The Jungle 1906
by Upton Sinclair; led to Meat Inspection Act, Pure Foodand Drug Act
How the Other Half Lives
Jacob Riis, exposed the poor life conditions,especially of children
Muller vs. Oregon
- justified sex discrimination and usage of labor laws asprotecting women's health
- National American Woman Suffrage Association, Wyoming was 1ststate to let them vote, leads to 19th amendment; founders: Anna Shaw andSusan B. Anthony; leader: Carrie Chapman Catt
Teddy Roosevelt and square deal
Fair econ and social opportunity, attacked trusts, protected businesses
Restrict private development on govt land; expanded National Park Systemto protect natural lands and wilderness
Gifford Pinchot
director of National Forest Service, promoted policies toprotect land for carefully managed development; leaked info that Sec of Interior Richard Ballinger sold public lands in Alaska for personal profit
 fired by Taft, progressive alienated
Trust Busting
trusts that Teddy didn’t agree with
, only bad ones
 Election of 1912
Taft (republican) vs. Theodore Roosevelt (progressive);
Roosevelt upset ‘cos Taft fired Pinchot –
split votes, Democrat Wilson endedup winning
William Jennings Bryant
of Gold,
speech to support free silver, he lost, focus on silver, did notform alliance
Gold and silver basis for the dollar; populists & democrats wanted coinage of silver = farmers easier to pay off debt; republicans wanted gold (McKinley)
’s Ar
Unemployed marched to Washington D.C. 1894, demanded jobs from govt
Eugene V. Debs
Head of RR Unions; one of the best-known Socialist
govt regulatecommerce in favor of people; founder of IWW
Alfred Mahan

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