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Study guide for History 1483, U.S.

History to 1865: Second midterm examination

Identifications: In a paragraph, identify the person, thing, or concept and explain its relevance
and importance for our understanding of American history. (2 Identifications for 50 points total)

Coercive Acts of 1774 Lord Dunmore’s Proclamation

Battle of Saratoga Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776

Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom popular sovereignty

Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776 Massachusetts Constitution of 1780

Shays’s Rebellion gradual emancipation laws

Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery

“173 despots would surely be as oppressive as one.”

Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom

Articles of Confederation U.S. Constitution, Art. 1, Sec. 10

Treaty of Greenville First Bank of the United States

Federalist 10 Anti-Federalists

Whiskey Rebellion Democratic-Republican Societies

Quasi-War Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798

Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions Gabriel’s Rebellion

Louisiana Purchase impressment

Embargo Act of 1807 Tecumseh

“war hawks” status quo antebellum

Battle of the Thames Hartford Convention

universal white manhood suffrage Monroe Doctrine

“Era of Good Feelings” Missouri Compromise

“Corrupt Bargain” Anti-Masonry

Second Great Awakening American Bible Society

reform societies William Lloyd Garrison

Essays: Your answer is to be a coherent essay, with a clear thesis and specific examples. Draw
from readings, lecture, and discussion. Be sure to allow enough time to write a complete essay.
(1 essay for 55 points)

• Paying close attention to the issues of slavery and the establishment of popular
government, answer the following: How revolutionary was the American Revolution?

• What challenges (economic, political, social) were Americans attempting to resolve in

the framing of the U.S. Constitution and in its implementation between the 1780s and the
year 1800?

• What were some of the obstacles to the westward expansion of the United States between
the 1790s and the 1820s? Pay close attention to international affairs, indigenous peoples,
American politics, and the issue of slavery.

Multiple choice: There will be a short section of multiple-choice questions drawing from material
and concepts listed under Identifications. (15 questions for 45 points total)