01. Describe and explain the advantages that the Europeans had over the Native Americans.
02. Describe some of the most significant values and beliefs that were transferred to the New World by the British colonists.
03. Explain with examples, why the class system did not successfully transfer to the New World.
04. Why were the Native Americans said to have created a dietary revolution in Europe?
05. Why did religious toleration evolve in the New World?
06. Describe and explain with examples, the three most important contributing factors that influenced the move toward independence from Great Britain.
07. List examples that serve as evidence of the growing spirit of independence in the USA.
08. Describe, with at least 3 examples, how the evolution of the colonial system helped to nurture democracy.
09. Explain the importance that covenants and agreements played in helping to develop the principles of self-government in America.
10. Explain why early Americans felt so strongly about establishing a system of checks and balances in the central government.
11. List the first 10 amendments.
12. Explain the importance of compromise in helping to ratify the US Constitution. What issue caused the most conflict at the Constitutional Convention? Explain why.
13. List and summarize the many compromises that were made from 1819 through 1860.
14. Who was the "great compromiser"?
15. Describe what the "Ordinance of Nullification" was, and then explain what was done to diffuse this crisis.
16. What was the Compromise of 1850?
17. Describe the importance of the Lincoln-Douglas debates.
18. Who was John Brown? Explain why his actions were so far-reaching for both the North and South.
19. Describe some of the important events that led to the final failures that eventually resulted in the Civil War.
20. Describe some of the primary results the Civil War had on the United States.
21. Compare and contrast Lincoln's Ten Percent Plan and the Wade-Davis Bill.
22. Identify the terminology used to describe the group in Congress that opposed President Johnson's Reconstruction Plan of 1865, and then discuss their motives.
23. What was the objective and function of the Joint Committee on Reconstruction?
24. Explain and describe the importance of each of the following:
• the 14th Amendment • the Civil Rights Act of 1866
• the 15th Amendment • the Reconstruction Act of 1867
25. Why did the radical Republicans despise President Johnson so much, and what did they try to do in an attempt to negate the President's influence?
26. Identify the following terms: scalawags and carpetbaggers.
27. Discuss the significance of the development of "secret" organizations in reasserting "white supremacy" within the South after 1868.
28. In spite of the many efforts made by the Radical Republicans, why did the "conservative Southern Democrats" eventually reassert their control throughout much of the South?
29. How did Southern Democratic leaders steadily reduce the political clout held by Blacks in the South?
30. Describe why the "New South" continued to have problems even at the end of the 19th Century.