Final Study Guide - History 1011 Final Study Guide Kennedy Part 1 The following question will appear on the final exam You will be expected to answer

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History 1011 Final Study Guide Kennedy Part 1: The following question will appear on the final exam. You will be expected to answer the question in your bluebook during the exam. In other words, you cannot bring to the exam a pre-prepared written answer, so hone your memory. Total points: 40. Do you agree with the following statement: the history of the world since 1500 is the story of progress. Why or why not? Be sure to substantiate your answer with historical evidence. - What is progress? Define it. How you want to use it, how it would be best expressed. - Narrow-down the focus: regionally (Europe), concepts (economically, socially, etc.) Make sure to mention other areas as well. - Focus on a few major events / trends: colonization of the Americas; Scramble for Africa; industrialization. - You have to address the major counter-arguments, concession. - Progress of the Americas – relate to global affairs, instead of internal affairs; international history. Part 2: Two of the following questions will appear on the final exam. You will be expected to answer one of them. Be sure that you respond directly to the question and that you ground you answer in specifics, referring to people, places, periods, events, and the like. Evidence can be drawn the lectures, discussion sections, textbook, and other readings. Remember—your objective is to show how much you know about the subject. Total points: 40. 1. The period 1770-1850 is often called the ‘age of revolutions’. Why? Where did political revolutions take place and what effect did they have on the societies that experienced them? How did they transform ideas and institutions, states and societies? What were their global repercussions?-Political revolutions, and why do we care about them?

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