TEST ONE, SPRING 2005
Potential Identifications: 40 points>
Who, what, when, where, how, and why is it
Eight terms will appear on the test.
You will need to address four
of them. Each will be worth 10 points,
for a total of 40 points for the whole section.
A good ID will be more than a few sentences.
You should write at least 5 sentences on each
id. Additionally, some IDs will require more info than others.
Knights of Labor
Camp Logan Riots
Section: 20 points. >
A question like this will be on the exam. Make
sure to use
specific examples from the book The
Sacco and Vanzetti Case. Make
sure you fully answer the opinion
section of the question you choose on the exam.
The only way to get the opinion section wrong is not to do it.
Discuss the background of the Sacco and Vanzetii case. Why
different groups held different views about this case? Finally,
what did you think of the book and why? (This
is your opinion)
Potential Essay Topics: 40
The following topics could appear as essay
questions. Three essay questions will
appear on the
exam. You will need to pick one and
answer it THOROUGHLY. Make sure you
address ALL aspects of the question. The
essay section is worth 40 points. Since
the essay is worth 40 points, make sure you answer it fully and provide
examples. That means that your essay
should be more than a page.
Additionally, you need to write in essay form, with an intro,
paragraphs, and a conclusion. DO NOT
write one long paragraph.
- From about the 1870s until the turn of
the 20th century, the United States emerged as an
imperial nation. Discuss and explain the
domestic issues and factors that led to rapid expansion.
Additionally, explain the justification or rationale that
gave for this expansion. What was the Open
Door Policy and why did the United States pursue it? Be sure to provide concrete examples (at least
three) to support you explanations.
- The years between the turn of the 20th
century and the beginning of World War I are know as the Progressive
Era in American history. What was
Progressivism and why did it occur when it did (during and following
the so-called Gilded Age)? Was
Progressivism one coherent movement, or made up of multiple, often
competing and/or conflicting movements? Explain
and give examples. What were the basic
differences between social liberals and corporate liberals? Provide specific examples of each type of
Progressivism and the kinds of reforms each advocated.
Additionally, provide at least three examples of the lasting
effects of Progressivism, such as legislation and/or social phenomena.
- During the First World War, the United States
repeatedly proclaimed its neutrality. Was
really neutral? Why would some have argued
that Woodrow Wilson was not behaving as a neutral in the war? Make sure to provide examples of specific
policies or actions of the U.S. and/or Wilson that
support your claim.
4. The 1920s are generally referred to as the “roaring twenties.” Why?
What was the reality of the decade leading up to the Great
Depression? Was everyone
prosperous? Who was not, and why? What
factors lead to the Great
Depression? Explain at least three of
the major economic