History 6 Midterm Study Outline
The following outline is designed assist you in preparing for the History 6 midterm. This is only an outline, offering you in bullet point form the terms, names, ideas, and concepts you need to understand in order to do well on the midterm.
- Understand the difference between Spanish, French, English, and Dutch colonies
- How are they different? Be able to discuss the:
- Relationship with the natives
- Religious difference
- Be able to discuss the difficulties faced by Native Americans once Europeans landed in North and South America
- Impact on culture, tradition, and religion
England’s Colonies in North America
- Understand how England’s North American colonies are different
- Colony’s religious affiliation (if they have one)? Know whether each colony is founded on religion or not. What religious affiliation did the colonies have (Example: Pennsylvania was founded as a Quaker colony)
- Regional difference
- Family Farms? Sea Faring? Fishing? Shipbuilding? Trade?
- Plantation/ Slave Economy?
- Life Expectancy (at the very least know the difference of life expectancy between Virginia and Massachusetts)
- Specifically: Know the differences between Virginia, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, the Carolinas, and Georgia. (I have made it a point to stress the differences of these colonies)
- What caused it?
- Was it a class and social struggle? If so what caused it?
- Who are the major players in the rebellion?
- Governor Berkeley & Nathanial Bacon
- What is the significance of Bacon’s Rebellion?
- What was the end result of the rebellion?
Social and Class Struggles in the Colonies
- As with Bacon’s Rebellion, understand the root cause of Coode’s rebellion in Maryland
- What caused the events surrounding the Salem Witch Trails
- How does this represent reaction to social pressures in Massachusetts?
- Be able to explain the problems in Massachusetts connected to the Puritan and non-Puritan population
- What is the “half-Way Covenant?”
- How does it reflect the struggle of Puritans in Massachusetts?
The Great Awakening
- What is the Great Awakening?
- Why do poor Americans, disadvantaged Americans, and slaves embrace evangelical religions?
- What is the enlightenment?
- How does it impact American society?
- Why did slavery become a huge part of the American economy?
- Where does it take hold and why?
- What products created a need for slave labor?
- Be able to explain the difference in how slaves worked for different kinds of cash crops
- Gang labor versus the task system
- Lower South vs. Upper South
- What was the triangle trade?
- What is the Middle Passage?
- Be able to explain the difference between Slavery and Indentured Servitude
- Why does slavery overtake indentured Servitude in the South?
Road to Revolution
- Explain the impact of the various wars that took place in North America prior to Revolutionary.
- How did the French & Indian War (AKA the Seven Years War) begin the events that led to American Independence?
- What were the events that led to America’s war for Independence?
- Be able to explain the acts/laws passed by the British that led to the American Revolution
- What were the various acts? What was the reaction of the Colonists? Why? Understand the issues and debates that took place in the colonies
- Internal versus External taxes?
- When Colonists say “No taxation without representation” what do they mean?
- What caused the Boston Massacre?
- What were the Coercive Acts?
- Boston & the colonies response?
- The King of England & Parliament’s response?
- Know who Thomas Paine is, and the importance of Common Sense
The Early American Republic
- Who are the Federalists?
- Who are the Anti-Federalists?
- What do each group believe in?
- Who the leaders of each group?
- Know which group George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson were connected with
- Be able to explain the need for a Constitutional Convention in 1789
- Why were the Articles of Confederation not effective?
- What were the results of the Constitutional Convention?
- What were the debates for and against a stronger federal government?
- How did the states compromise in order to pass a new constitution
- Shay’s Rebellion, what was the importance of it?
Washington and Adams Presidencies
- Know the key members of the government
- Alexander Hamilton
- Thomas Jefferson
- They have conflicting views of what the American Government should be, know what they wanted.
- What was the Whiskey Rebellion?
- What was the X,Y,Z affair
- What was the Quasi War?
- Why did relations with the French deteriorate?
- What were the Alien & Sedition Acts?
- How did Americans at the time view it?
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- What is Jefferson’s idea of the “Yeoman Farmer?”
- Importance of the court case of Marbury v. Madison?
- What was the Louisiana Purchase?
- How do the Napoleonic Wars impact the U.S.
- What was the Embargo Act of 1807
- Why does the U.S. enter into a war with England in 1812?
- Who was Tecumseh? Why is he important?
- Andrew Jackson & the Battle of New Orleans
- What was the Hartford Convention? What was its significance?
- Result of the War of 1812?