GEHI 122 US History to 1865 Final Exam STUDY QUESTIONS

1. Who were the first migrants to the Americas? When?

2. Where did Columbus first land?

3. What was the Virginia colony’s primary labor force in the 17th century?

4. What were the Salem witch trials? When? How can they be explained?

5. Name and describe four Native American uprisings.

6. Name and describe four slave uprisings.

7. What was the First Great Awakening and how might it have paved the way for the American Revolution?

8. What were some of the consequences of the Seven Years War?

9. When did the American, French, and Haitian revolutions begin?

10. What was the “Age of Revolution”?

11. What were some of the causes of the American Revolution?

12. What was Dunmore’s Proclamation? What was its impact?

13. What was Common Sense? (Who wrote it, when, and what was its impact?)

14. What was the Declaration of Independence? (Who wrote it, when, and what was its impact?)

15. What was Notes on the State of Virginia? (Who wrote it, when, and what was its impact?)

16. What was The Narrative of Olaudah Equiano? (Who wrote it, when, and what was its impact?)

17. Describe some of the fundamental tensions and contradictions in the US after the American Revolution.

18. What was Shays Rebellion?

19. What was the Whiskey Rebellion?

20. What were some of the causes of the War of 1812?

21. What were some of the consequences of the War of 1812?

22. What was Indian Removal?

23. What were the Seminole Wars?

24. What was the Trail of Tears?

25. What was the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo?

26. What was the American Colonization society?

27. What was the Amistad case and what was its larger historical significance?

28. What did “universal male suffrage” mean in America in the first half of the 19th century?

Identify the following and their larger historical significance:

29. Abubakari

30. Fort Mose

31. Paul Heinegg

32. Monroe Doctrine

33. Missouri Compromise

34. Compromise of 1850

35. Fugitive Slave Law

36. Dred Scott Case

37. Tippecanoe

38. Noah Webster

39. Alien and Sedition Acts

40. 1790 Naturalization Law