Final Review 2007

Final Review 2007 - HISTORY 0510 FINAL REVIEW SHEET FALL...

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HISTORY 0510 FINAL REVIEW SHEET FALL 2007 PART I: ESSAY QUESTIONS. REMEMBER: ONLY TWO OF THESE WILL APPEAR ON THE FINAL EXAM. 1. “Eastward I go only by force; but westward I go free,” wrote Henry David Thoreau in 1862. “The future lies that way to me and the earth seems more unexhausted and richer on that side.” Like Thoreau, many Americans in the nineteenth century saw the West as representing the future promise of America. The potential of this new western land, however, was often debated. How should it be acquired? How would it be used? Who would profit from it? In your estimation, what role did Western expansion play in United States history? To what extent was the West a unifying concept in early American history and to what extent was it essentially divisive? 2. “In America, more than anywhere else in the world, care has been taken constantly to trace clearly distinct spheres of action for the two sexes,” observed Alexis de Tocqueville in 1840 in his famous study, Democracy in America . “Both [sexes] are required to keep in step, but along paths that are never the same. You will never find American women in charge of the external relations of the family, managing a business, or interfering in
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This note was uploaded on 06/13/2008 for the course HIST 51 taught by Professor Jacoby during the Fall '07 term at Brown.

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