Selma, Alabama March 1965
Exam Study

Midterm Exam #1 (200 Pts)

I. Matching (80 Pts)-Forty Matching Questions

Matching Questions-Examples, these are based on Class Material and the reading of your text. Study over your class notes for this section. (2 pages of 15, 1 of 10)

1-Thirteenth Constitutional Amendment

2-Fifteenth Constitutional Amendment

3-Andrew Carnegie

4-Gustavus F. Swift

5-John D. Rockefeller

6-Family Wage

7-National American Women Suffrage Association

8-Women's Christian Temperance Union

______Men paid higher wages in order to support their families
______Standard Oil
______activism based on individual rights
______activism on behalf of the family
______abolished Slavery
______ guaranteed freed men right to vote
______Edgar Thompson Works
______ vertical integration of meat-packing

II. Essay Questions (120 Pts): You will have TWO of the following Essay Questions to answer, one question in each section. Prepare outlines for the first questions, and they will also help you with the second, larger question.

A Your FIRST ESSAY will be one of the following (50pts):

1-(South) To what extent do you find that Reconstruction was successful? A failure? Evaluate Reconstruction and be sure to address the role of the federal government, the role of the states, the role of the sharecropping system, race, and gender.

2-(West) Historian Frederick Jackson Turner wrote, "The existence of an area of free land, its continuous recession, and the advance of American settlement westward explain American development." Critique this statement--and explain what it meant for Americans to "win" the West? In what ways did the West define the nation?

3-(East) What was the role of the East--especially cities such as Boston, New York, and Chicago, in defining U.S. political economy between 1870 and 1912?

4-How did people respond to corporate industrialization?

3. What were progressive reforms, and to what extent do you think they were successful? What were their strengths and weaknesses?

B Your SECOND ESSAY wil be one of the following (70 pts):

1. How did American "public space" change between 1877 and 1920, from the Gilded Age to progressivism and WWI, and to what extent did these changes open up the governing process to more people (and communities previously not allowed in the political system)?

2. Do you find that TR's role as president was more significant than those who came before, and if so, why? Did he change the role of the presidency, or was it the progressive context of reform?