History 1301 (PCM)
Learning Objectives


Because the history of the United States was shaped and influenced to a large degree by the geography of the continent, it is imperative that students know the basic details of United States geography. Therefore the student will be required to take a geography map test. Two websites that might help you with the map quiz are: Drag and Drop the States and The USA Quiz

The multiple-choice map test will be taken in the Testing Center on an answer sheet provided by the Testing Center.

The map test will be the first test taken in this course and must be completed by the deadline date listed in the syllabus.

Any good atlas will help you locate all of the features that you need to identify. Your text has a map that shows most of the features listed below. A practice map which may be copied for study is found below.

The test will specify thirty (30) of the following and ask you  to locate them on a map: All 50 states by name and
Great Basin
Great Plains
Chesapeake Bay
Atlantic Ocean
Florida Keys
Pacific Ocean
Long Island
Gulf of Mexico
Cape Cod
Hudson River
49'  North Latitude
Ohio River
Washington D.C.
Mississippi River
New York City
Missouri River
Red River
Columbia River
Charleston, S.C.
Colorado River
Rio Grande River
Austin, Texas
All 5 Great Lakes by name
Sierra Nevada Mountains
Rocky Mountains
Charleston, S.C.


Before you take these exams you might want to test yourself by going through the History 1301 tutorial.


Chapters 1-4

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Chapter 1

1. Describe the origins and life styles of the first settlers of North America.(p.4) [4]

2. Discuss the primary aspects of Aztec society.(pp.6-7) [6]

3. Explain how the relationship between the Europeans & Indians changed.(pp.9-10) [9-10]

4. Describe the Portuguese relationship with West Africa.(pp.10-14) [11, 14-15]

5. Describe the first European settlers in North America.(p.15) [15]

6. List the European prerequisites for exploration in the 15th century.(p.16) [15-16]

7. Explain Christopher Columbus' motivation & accomplishments.(pp.17-18) [16-17]

8. Describe the participants & results of the Treaty of Tordesillas.(pp.18-19) [18]

9. Explain how the Spanish conquered the Aztecs.(p.19) [18-19]

10. Describe the early Spanish colonial system.(pp.19-21) [19-20]

11. Describe the early French colonial system.(p.21) [20-21]

12. Explain the major religious beliefs in 16th century England.(p.22) [21]

13. Describe the Elizabethan Settlement in religion in 16th century England.(p.24) [23]

14. Describe England's relationship with Spain in the 16th century.(pp.24-25) [23]

15. Discuss the Roanoke experiment in the late 16th century.(pp.25-26) [24]

Chapter 2

1. Explain the factors that caused Englishmen to immigrate in the 16th & 17th centuries.(pp.29-30) [30]

2. Describe the  early English settlement in Virginia in the 17th century.(pp.31-32) [32]

3. Explain the role of tobacco in colonial tidewater Virginia.(p.33) [33]

4. Describe the demographics of colonial Virginia.(p.34) [34]

5. Explain how the government of Virginia changed in 1624.(p.35) [35]

6. Describe the society & economy of Maryland in the 17th century.(pp.35-36) [35-36]

7. Describe the society & government of Plymouth colony.(p.37) [37]

8. Describe the basic tenets of Puritanism in Massachusetts Bay.(p.38) [38]

9. Describe the society of Massachusetts Bay.(pp.39-40) [39 & 42]

10. Describe the foundation & society of Rhode Island.(p.41) [42]

11. Describe the foundation & society of New Hampshire.(p.41) [42]

12. Describe the foundation & society of Connecticut.(pp.41-44) [42-43]

13. Explain the Dutch experience in North America.(pp.44-45) [44]

14. Describe the foundation & government of New Jersey.(p.46) [45-46]

15. Discuss the conditions of Quakers in England in the 17th century.(pp.46-48) [46-47]

16. Describe the foundation & society of Pennsylvania.(p.48) [47]

17. Describe the foundation & society of the Carolinas.(p.49) [48]

18. Describe the foundation & society of South Carolina.(p.49) [48-49]

19. Explain the differences in the Carolina economy.(pp.49-50) [49-50]

20. Describe the foundation & society of Georgia.(pp.50-52) [50-51]

Chapter 3

1. Describe the New England society in the 17th century.(p.56) [56]

2. Explain the demographics, education, & labor system of New England in the 17th century.(p.57) [56-57]

3. Describe the lives of women in 17th century New England.(p.58) [57-58]

4. Explain the social standing & occupation of most 17th century New Englanders.(p.59) [58-59]

5. Describe the demographics of 17th century Chesapeake society.(p.60) [59]

6. Describe the economy of the Chesapeake society.(p.60) [60]

7. Explain the social classes and their relationships in Chesapeake society.(pp.60-61) [60]

8. Discuss the key aspects of the growth of slavery in the 17th century.(p.62) [61]

9. Describe the social aspects of slavery in 17th century America.(pp.66-67) [62-63]

10. Explain British commerical policy toward the American colonies prioir to 1660.(p.67) [66]

11. List the requirements of the Navigation Act of 1660.(p.68) [67]

12. Explain the intent of the Navigation Act of 1663.(p.68) [67]

13. List the enforcement mechanisms of the Navigation Act of 1696.(p.69) [68]

14. Explain the participants & results of Bacon's Rebellion in 1676 Virginia.(pp.69-70) [68-69]

15. Describe the results of the Glorious Revolution in New England.(pp.72-73) [69-70]

Chapter 4

1. Describe the demographics of 18th century America.(p.82) [80]

2. Explain the origins & contributions of the Scotch-Irish in America.(pp.82-83) [80]

3. Explain the origins & contributions of the Germans in America.(p.83) [81]

4. Describe the Spanish settlement in the Southwest in the 17th & 18th centuries.(pp.88-90) [83 & 86-87]

5. Discuss the demographics & contributions of American cities in the 18th century.(pp.90-91) [87]

6. Describe Benjamin Franklin's intellectual contributions.(pp.91-92) [87-88]

7. Describe the trans-Atlantic economy of the 18th century.(p.92) [89]

8. List the leaders of the Great Awakening.(p.93) [90]

9. Describe the basic concepts of the 18th century English Constitution.(pp.95-96) [92]

10. Discuss the realities of 18th century British politics.(p.96) [92-93]

11. Describe the main institutions of Royal Government in the colonies.(pp.96-97) [93-94]

12. Discuss colonial responses to King William's War & Queen Anne's War.(p.98) [95]

13. Describe the military events of King George's War in the colonies.(p.99) [95]

14. Evaluate the beginnings & results of the Seven Year's War for Britain & the colonies.(pp.101-104) [96-99]

15. Describe the legacy of the Seven Year's War.(pp.104-105) [99-100]


Chapters 5-8

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Chapter 5

1. Describe the colonial population after the Seven Year's War.(p.108) [106]

2. Discuss King George III's governing style.(p.109) [106]

3. Name the concept that was at the heart of the Imperial/colonial struggle.(p.110) [107]

4. Explain the differences between British & colonial views on representation.(pp.110-111) [107-108]

5. Discuss the outstanding legacy of the Seven Year's War.(pp.111-112) [108-109]

6. List George Grenville's legislative program.(p.112) [109-110]

7. Describe colonial reaction to the Stamp Act.(pp.113-114) [110-112]

8. Describe the intent & results of the Townshend Program.(pp.115-116) [112]

9. Describe the origins & results of the Boston Massacre.(p.116) [113-114]

10. Describe the origins & results of the Boston Tea Party.(pp.120-121) [114-115]

11. Describe the American response to the Intolerable Acts.(p.122) [117]

12. Name the location of the first battle of the American Revolution.(p.123) [117]

13. Discuss the accomplishments of the Second Continental Congress.(pp.123-124) [117]

14. List the advantages & disadvantages of both the Americans & British in the Revolution.(pp.125-126) [119]

15. Explain Washington's military strategy in the American Revolution.(p.126) [120]

16. Describe the British military strategy in 1776.(pp.126-128) [120 & 124]

17. Describe the British military strategy in 1777.(p.128) [124]

18. Describe the short-term & long-term results of the Battle of Saratoga. (p.129) [124-125]

19. Evaluate the British military southern strategy.(pp.130-131) [125-126]

20. List the results of the Treaty of Paris of 1783.(p.133) [127]

Chapter 6

1. Name the American political & social reforms in 1783.(pp.136-137) [131]

2. Explain the position of African Americans in 1783.(p.138) [133-134]

3. Describe the new state constitutions written during & after the Revolution.(pp.141-142) [136-137]

4. Explain the purpose & structure of the Articles of Confederation.(p.143) [138]

5. Name the major obstacle to the ratification of the Articles of Confederation.(p.144) [138-139]

6. Describe the accomplishments of the Northwest Ordinances of 1785 & 1787.(pp.146-147) [140-141]

7. List the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation.(pp.147-148) [142-143]

8. Explain the events that led to the calling of the Constitutional Convention.(p.149) [144]

9. Describe the financial & social status of most of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention.(p.150) [144]

10. List the provisions of the Virginia Plan.(p.151) [144-145]

11. List the provisions of the New Jersey Plan.(p.151) [145]

12. List the provisions of the Connecticut Plan.(p.151) [145]

13. Explain the status of slaves within the Constitution.(pp.152-153) [145-147]

14. Describe the position of the executive branch in the Constitution.(p.153) [147]

15. Discuss how the Constitution was ratified.(p.153) [150]

16. List the advantages of the Federalists.(p.156) [150]

17. Describe the beliefs of the Antifederalists.(p.157) [150]

18. Describe in economic & geographic terms who supported the Constitution.(p.157) [151-152]

19. Name the major legacy of the Antifederalists.(p.157) [152]

20. Name the major rights included under the Bill of Rights.(p.158) [152]

Chapter 7

1. Explain George Washington's first responsibility as President.(p.162) [158]

2. Describe how Congress expanded the executive branch in 1789.(p.163) [158-159]

3. Describe how Congress expanded the judicial branch in 1789.(p.163) [159]

4. Discuss the background & political beliefs of Alexander Hamilton.(pp.164-165) [159-160]

5. Discuss the background & political beliefs of Thomas Jefferson.(pp.164-165) [159-160]

6. Describe the four parts of Alexander Hamilton's financial plan in his three Reports.(p.165) [161-162]

7. Name the opponents of the National Bank.(p.167) [162]

8. Explain how Alexander Hamilton convinced Congress to accept the National Bank.(p.167) [162]

9. Name the portion of Hamilton's financial plan Congress defeated.(p.168) [163]

10. Name the event that touched off debate on American foreign policy.(p.168) [163]

11. Explain the basic beliefs of the Democratic-Republican Party in 1791.(p.168) [163]

12. Explain the basic beliefs of the Federalist Party in 1791.(p.168) [163]

13. Describe George Washington's foreign policy in 1793.(p.168) [163]

14. Discuss the results of Jay's Treaty in 1794.(pp.169-172) [164-165]

15. Describe the origins & results of the Whiskey Rebellion in 1794.(pp.174-175) [170]

16. Name the winners of the national election of 1796.(p.176) [171]

17. Describe the state of French-American relations in 1797.(p.177) [171]

18. Explain the real purpose of the Alien & Sedition Acts.(p.178) [172-173]

19. Describe the Democratic-Republican responses to the Alien & Sedition Acts.(pp.178-179) [173]

20. Name the winners of the national election of 1800.(p.180) [174]

Chapter 8

1. Describe the basic beliefs of the Democratic-Republican Party in 1801.(p.183) [180]

2. Discuss the motivation & movement of westerners in the early 19th century.(p.185) [181]

3. Discuss the goals of Jefferson's initial actions as president.(p.188) [183]

4. Describe how Jefferson wished to cut the national debt.(p.188) [183-184]

5. Explain how Louisiana became part of the U.S.(pp.189-190) [184-185]

6. Discuss the goal of the Lewis & Clark Expedition.(p.190) [186]

7. Describe Jefferson's policy toward the Barbary pirates.(pp.190-191) [187]

8. Describe Jefferson's policy toward the Federalist Party judges.(p.192) [188]

9. Explain the results & significance of Marbury v Madison.(p.192) [188]

10. Describe the Democratic-Republican Party's attack on the Federalist judges.(p.193) [188-189]

11. Discuss Aaron Burr's conspiracies.(p.196) [189-190 & 192]

12. List the major legislation impacting the U.S. ecomomy during the British-French war.(p.198) [193]

13. Describe Jefferson's reaction of the British-French war.(pp.198-199) [194]

14. Describe Madison's reaction to the British-French war.(p.199) [194-195]

15. Name the Indian Chief defeated by William Henry Harrison at Tippecanoe.(p.200) [195]

16. Explain the causes of the War of 1812.(p.200) [196]

17. Name the U.S. disadvantages on entering the War of 1812.(p.201) [196-198]

18. Discuss in general terms the military campaigns (Canada, Chesapeake, & New Orleans) of the War of 1812.(pp.201-202) [197-198]

19. Describe the demands of the Hartford Convention.(pp.202-203) [198]

20. Explain the results of the Treaty of Ghent in 1814.(p.204) [198]


Chapters 9-12

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Chapter 9

1. Describe how the U.S. acquired Florida.(p.214) [204]

2. Explain the commercial interest in the early Far West.(p.214) [205]

3. Name the primary sellers of much of the land bought by settlers.(p.218) [207]

4. Name the components of the revolution in transportation in the early 19th century.(p.222) [210]

5. Name the inventor of the steamboat.(p.223) [210-211]

6. Explain the origin & significance of the Erie Canal.(p.224) [211-212]

7. Describe how the Canal Age ended.(p.225) [212]

8. Describe the new American market economy.(p.225) [212]

9. Name the principal export of the South .(p.225) [212]

10. Name the industry in which the factory system developed first.(p.226) [214]

11. Describe the basic beliefs of the Democratic-Republicans by 1815.(p.228) [215]

12. Discuss Madison's positions on the protective tariff in 1790 & 1816.(p.228) [216]

13. Name the president associated with the Era of Good Feelings.(p.228) [215]

14. Describe the Missouri Compromise.(pp.229-230) [217]

15. Discuss the basic beliefs of Chief Justice Marshall.(pp.230-232) [217-219]

16. Describe the basic tenets of the Monroe Doctrine.(p.232) [220-221]
Chapter 10

1. Explain the results of the decline of deference in political terms.(p.236) [226]

2. Describe how politics changed in the 1820's.(pp.239-240) [228]

3. Name the presidential candidates in 1824.(p.241) [229]

4. Explain the elements of the "Corrupt Bargain" of 1824.(p.242) [229]

5. Describe the reasons John Quincy Adams had problems as president.(p.242) [230]

6. Name the supporters of Andrew Jackson in 1828.(p.242) [230]

7. Discuss the basic elements of the election of 1828.(p.242-243) [230-231]

8. Describe the basic aspects of the "Spoils System."(p.243) [231]

9. Explain Jackson's Indian policy.(p.246) [234]

10. Explain why the tariff hurt South Carolina so much.(p.247) [234-235]

11. Name the leader of the southern states' rights movement.(p.247) [235]

12. Explain the doctrine of nullification in 1832.(p.247) [235]

13. Describe the events & results of the Nullification Crisis of 1832.(p.248) [236-237]

14. Name the author of the Compromise Tariff of 1833.(p.248) [236]

15. Name the president of the Second National Bank.(p.249) [237]

16. Describe the events of the Bank War of 1832.(p.250) [238]

17. Explain how Jackson destroyed the Second National Bank.(pp.250-251) [238]

18. Name the candidates for president in 1836.(p.252) [240]

19. Explain why Martin Van Buren's administration failed.(p.252) [240]

20. Explain the presidential campaign of 1840.(pp.253-254) [241-242]

Chapter 11

1. Explain the relationship of antebellum white society with slavery.(pp.258-259) [248]

2. Describe the daily life of the average slave.(p.259) [249]

3. List the occupations held by slaves.(p.260) [249]

4. Describe the ociological relationships of the slave family.(p.260) [249-250]

5. Name the major American slave revolts.(p.263) [254]

6. Describe the various methods of slave resistance in the South.(pp.263-266) [254-255]

7. Explain the role of Free Blacks in the Old South.(p.267) [256]

8. Describe the role of the large planters in the Old South.(p.268) [257]

9. Explain how large planters of the cotton kingdom lived.(pp.268-269) [257]

10. Discuss the role of the small slaveholders in the Old South.(p.270) [258]

11. Describe the economic and social characteristics of the yeoman whites in the Old South.(pp.271-272) [258-259]

12. Describe the basis of the proslavery argument.(p.272) [260-261]

13. Describe the internal slave trade.(p.274) [262]

14. Name the major cash crop in coastal South Carolina & Georgia.(p.275) [263]

15. Name the major cash crop in southern Louisiana.(p.278) [263]

16. Explain the role of short staple cotton in the southern economy.(p.275) [263]

17. Explain the issue of the profitability of slavery.(p.278) [264]

Chapter 12

1. Describe the Second Great Awakening on the southern frontier.(p.282) [270]

2. Describe the Second Great Awakening in the north.(pp.282-283) [270-271]

3. Explain how the northern wing of the Second Great Awakening inspired social reform.(p.284) [272]

4. Discuss the changes in marriage & sex roles in the 19th century reforms.(pp.265-286) [273-274]

5. Describe the role of the child in the early 19th century.(pp. 287-288) [275]

6. Explain how education was extended in the 19th century.(pp.288-289) [276]

7. Describe the Abolitionist movement in the north (pp.291-292) .[278-279]

8. Describe the Women's Rights Movement in the mid 19th century.(p.295) [280-281]


Chapters 13-16

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Chapter 13

1. Explain the results of the Webster-Ashburton Treaty.(p.308) [293-294]

2. Describe who encouraged U.S. citizens to immigrate to Texas in the 1820's.(p.309) [295]

3. Name the major problems between U.S. citizens in Texas & the Mexican government.(pp.309-310) [295-296]

4. List the major campaigns of the Texas Revolution.(p.311) [296]

5. Name the "Hero of San Jacinto."(p.311) [296]

6. Describe what happened when Texas tried to enter the U.S. in 1836.(p.311) [297]

7. Explain why the Mormons traveled to Utah.(pp.312-313) [297]

8. Describe how President Tyler annexed Texas.(pp.314-315) [298]

9. Discuss the candidates & results of the presidential election of 1844.(p.315) [299-300]

10. Name the winner of the presidential election of 1844.(p.315) [300]

11. Describe the basic tenets of Manifest Destiny.(p.316) [300]

12. Explain how the Oregon boundary question was solved.(p.316) [301]

13. Explain why the U.S. went to war with Mexico in 1846.(p.317) [301]

14. Name the major campaigns & U.S. military leaders in the Mexican War.(pp.317-318) [302-303]

15. Explain the terms of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.(pp.318-319) [303]

16. Name the chief U.S. negotiator of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.(pp.318-319) [303]

17. Name the institution that transformed the U.S. economy in the 1840's & 1850's.(p.321) [305]

18. Explain how railroads transformed the economy.(pp.321-322) [305-306]

19. Describe the results of the factory system.(p.322) [306]

20.  List the countries that produced large numbers of immigrants to the U.S. in the 1840's & 1850's.(p.323) [307]

Chapter 14

1. Explain the status of slavery in future states under the Constitution.(p.332) [315-316]

2. Describe the results of the attempt to pass the Wilmot Proviso.(p.332) [316]

3. Describe the basic tenets of popular (or squatter) sovereignty.(p.332) [316]

4. Name the major political supporters of popular (or squatter) sovereignty.(p.333) [317]

5. Name the presidential candidates & winner in the election of 1848.(pp.333-334) [317]

6. Describe the basic parts of the Compromise of 1850.(pp.334-335) [318]

7. Name the presidential candidates & winner in the election of 1852.(p.336) [319-320]

8. Explain why Stephen A. Douglas introduced the Kansas-Nebraska Bill in 1854.(p.337) [320-322]

9. Explain the results of the Kansas-Nebraska Bill.(pp.337-338) [321]

10. Explain the origins & beliefs of the Know-Nothing Party.(pp.338-339) [322]

11. Explain the origins of the Republican Party.(pp.339-341) [323]

12. Describe the origins of Bleeding Kansas.(p.341) [324]

13. Name the presidential candidates & winner in the election of 1856.(pp.342-343) [324]

14.Discuss the findings of the Dred Scott case.(p.344) [325-326]

15. Discuss the intent of the Lecompton Constitution.(p.344) [326]

16. Explain the principles & results of the Lincoln-Douglas debates.(pp.345-349) [327-328]

17. Describe the results of John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859.(pp.348-349) [338]

18. Explain the course & results of the Speaker's race in 1859.(p.349) [330]

19. Name the presidential candidates & winner in the election of 1860.(p.349) [330]

20. Describe the basic beliefs of the Republican Party in 1860.(p.350) [331]

21. Describe the basic beliefs of the Democratic Parties in 1860.(p.350) [331]

22. Describe the basic beliefs of the Constitutional Union Partry in 1860.(p.351) [331]

23. Explain the results of the presidential election of 1860.(p.351) [331]

24. Describe how southerners saw the election of 1860.(p.351) [331]

Chapter 15

1. Name the first state to secede in 1860.(p.361) [343]

2. Describe how the various groups of southerners felt about secession.(p.361) [343]

3. Explain the geographic & philosophic tenets of the southern secessionist movements.(p.361) [343]

4. Characterize in political terms the new Confederate government leaders.(pp.361-362) [343]

5. Describe the differences in the Confederate Constitution from the U.S. Constitution.(p.362) [343]

6. Explain the parts & results of the Crittenden Compromise of 1861.(p.363) [344]

7. Discuss how the Civil War began militarily.(p.364) [345]

8. Describe the reaction of the Upper South to the coming of the Civil War.(p.364) [345-346]

9. Describe the reaction of the North to the coming of the Civil War.(p.364) [346]

10. Explain the reaction of the Border States to the coming of the Civil War.(p.364) [346]

11. List the major northern advantages in the Civil War.(p.365) [346]

12. List the major southern advantages in the Civil War.(p.365) [346]

13. Explain the major portions of Winfield Scott's Anaconda Plan..(p.365) [346-347]

14. Describe how both the North & South acquired manpower for their armies.(p.366) [347]

15. List the major southern weaknesses in the Civil War.(p.366) [347-348]

16. Compare Lincoln & Davis as leaders both militarily & politically.(pp.367-370) [348-349]

17. Name Jefferson Davis' major southern opponents.(p.370) [349]

18. Name Winfield Scott's successor as Commanding General of the U.S. Army.(p.370) [349]

19. Describe the western campaigns of 1862.(p.372) [349]

20. Describe the eastern campaigns in 1862.(p.372) [349]

21. Discuss the southern diplomatic strategy in 1861 & 1862.(p.373) [353]

22. Explain why Lincoln was hesitant to abolish slavery.(p.374) [354]

23. Discuss the results of the Emancipation Proclamation.(pp.374-375) [355]

24. Name the turning point of the Civil War in the west in 1863.(p.378) [357]

25. Name the turning point of the Civil War in the east in 1863.(p.378) [357]

26. Name the commander of the Union Army in the March to the Sea.(p.378) [358]

27. Name the candidates & results of the presidential election of 1864.(p.378) [358]

28. Name the place where General Robert E. Lee surrendered in 1865.(p.380) [358]

29. Explain the constitutional issues solved by the Civil War.(p.382) [362]

30. Explain why the North won the Civil War.(p.383) [362]
Chapter 16

1. Explain the difference in reconstruction policy between Lincoln & Congress.(p.389) [368]

2. Describe Lincoln's plan for reconstruction.(p.389) [368-369]

3. Describe the Wade-Davis (Congress') plan for reconstruction.(p.389) [369]

4. Describe Andrew Johnson's reconstruction plan.(p.390) [369]

5. Detail Andrew Johnson's actions that led to a break with Congress.(p.392) [371]

6. Discuss the major protions of the 14th Amednment.(p.393) [371]

7. Describe the results of the elections of 1866.(p.393) [371-372]

8. Describe Congressional reconstruction policy in 1867.(p.394) [372]

9. Explain the origins & results of the Impeachment crisis of 1868.(pp.396-396) [373]

10. Describe the economy of the south after the Civil War.(pp.397-399) [374-375]

11. Name the groups in the Republican coalition in the south after 1867.(p.400) [376]

12. Describe the political & fiscal policies of the southern Republican reconstruction governments.(p.401) [377-379]

13. Explain how reconstruction was overthrown in the south.(pp.405-407) [380-381]

14. Describe the candidates & results of the presidential election of 1876.(p.409) [382]

15. Describe the Compromise of 1877.(p.409) [383]



 HISTORY 1301 (DL) Sample Test Questions

The following are sample test questions you might expect to encounter on the exams covering the textbook material. They fall into three categories: 1) the "Except type question, 2) the "All of the above are correct" variety, which may include selections such as “Only A and B” or “Only B and C,” and 3) the one-concept answer type question.

The "Except question is used when there is more than one factor or cause that precipitated the event mentioned in the Learning Objective and it is important that you recognize all of these factors. For example, Chapter 1 Learning Objective 1 asks you to identify life styles of the first settlers.  If you turn to page 4 in America: Past and Present you will see a number of aspects listed: they crossed from Asia on a land bridges small bands of hunters who came in nomadic bands without any sense of common identity. Therefore the question reads:

1. All are true of the first settlers in North America EXCEPT: A) They came from Asia 15,000-20,000 years ago, B) They crossed into North America over a land bridge, C) They were mostly small bands of hunters, D) They came in small nomadic bands without a sense of national identity, E) They came to America in the year 4004 B.C. In this case the correct answer is choice "E" which is the exception. If you know the various factors listed in the textbook, then picking this answer is simple.

The second type of question, the "All of the above are correct" question, is used when there are 4 or 5 important factors and you need to know them. For instance, Chapter 1 Learning Objective 8asks you to describe the participants & results of the Treaty of Tordesillas.  Turning to page 18 in the text, you discover Pope Alexander VI negotiated a settlement between Spain & Portugal that gave Portugal the lands east of the line (including Africa) and Spain got the lands to the west. Therefore the test question might read:

5.The Treaty of Tordesillas in 1494 A) was negotiated by Pope Alexander VI, B) divided the world between Spain & Portugal, C) gave Portugal the West Coast of Africa & the eastern route to China, D) gave Spain North America & the western route to China E) All of the above are correct. In this case the correct answer is choice "E" since all of the first four choices are correct parts of the total answer. If you just select "An, "B", "C", or "D" it will be counted as incorrect since it is only part of the correct answer.

The third type of question is the one concept answer type of question. An example of this is Chapter 5 Learning Objective 12 requiring you to name the location of the first battle of the American Revolution. Turning to page 146 in the textbook you find the answer is Lexington. The corresponding question might be:

6. The American Revolution began when militia resisted British troops at A) New York, B) Lexington, C) Concord, D) Philadelphia, E) none of these is correct.  Obviously "B" is the correct answer.

Most of the Learning Objectives have several important factors, influences, steps, results or developments (whichever the Learning Objective requires) and therefore as you review the text to find the answers, you ought to find three or four factors, etc. for each Learning Objective. Relatively few of the Learning Objectives can be answered with one word answers such as found in the third type of question. As you find the three or four pertinent factors, etc. for each Learning Objective, WRITE OUT your answer, and then study your notes; you ought to do well on the exams. If you simply skim the text looking for one word answers to the Learning Objectives, you WILL have difficulty with the exams. Put the time into studying and you should be pleased with your test results.