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History Review

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History 1378: The US Since 1877Dr. BuzzancoExam 1 Review Sheet
Fall 2013

Part I: Identification Terms (40 points)Six of the following terms will appear on the exam, of which you will need to address FOUR. Each will be worth 10 points, for a total of 40 points for the whole section. A good ID will be more than a sentence. It usually takes at least 4-5 sentences in order to respond to each ID, or about half a page. Be sure that you use relevant information from both the lectures and the textbook.

Each ID should have two parts: a basic definition of the term including who, what, where, when, why, etc. AND the significance of the term, or how it relates to a broader historical theme, ...view middle of the document...

As you read, pay attention not only to a summary of each term based on the content from the readers, but also the meaning behind arguments presented in the selections; be ready to explain the significance of each reading selection by knowing how each relates to the class material.

Part III: Major Essay (40 points)
Two of the following questions will appear on the exam. You will need to pick ONE and answer it thoroughly in about three or four pages for a total of 40 points. Make sure you address ALL aspects of the question. Additionally, you need to write in essay form, with an introduction, body paragraphs, and a conclusion. DO NOT write one long paragraph. Lastly, be prepared to write your essay (and IDs) in PEN, not pencil.

1. What were the three major issues addressed by the U.S. in the aftermath of the Civil War? Describe each and explain why was each important, including long-term consequences. Make sure you address social and economic changes that were taking place and use specific examples to support your arguments.

2. Compare and contrast...

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