Workshop_Notes_1614 - Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam The Mid-Term exam is on Unit 2 There will be 20 objective questions(each worth 1 point

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Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam The Mid-Term exam is on Unit 2. There will be 20 objective questions (each worth 1 point) taken from the outline in Unit 2. This will include 5 multiple-choice questions, 10 true-or-false questions, and 5 fill-in-the-blank questions. This part of the exam is worth 20 points so be sure to study the outline carefully before you take the exam. Also, there will be 6 identification items, each worth 5 points for a total of 30 points. On the exam you will see 10 identification items listed, and you will be required to pick 6 of them. The “History 1614: Workshop Notes” below has 30 identification items, and 10 of those will appear on the Mid-Term. Then, you pick 6 of those to write about. Obviously, these workshop notes will help you prepare for the exam. Finally, there will be essays to write. Three 10-point essays will be listed, and you have to pick one to answer ( 10-points ). Then, there are three 20-point essays, and you pick two of them to answer ( 40 points ). The 10 and 20-point essays are broader questions on the material in Unit 2. When all of the points are added together, you have a 100-point exam. Workshop Notes 1. Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address: In his first message as President, Lincoln stressed several points. (1) He would not recognize secession as legitimate (even though 7 already had). (2) He stated that the federal government would hold on to all federal property in the seceded states, such as forts. (3) He made it clear that he was not planning an invasion of the South. (4) He emphasized that the government would not interfere with slavery where it already existed. (5) He said that future events were in the hands of the citizens of the North and of the South. (6) He made it clear that he took seriously his sworn oath to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. 2 Lincoln’s Pre-Civil war Attitude Towards Slavery: Lincoln was not an abolitionist. He was against the extremist tactics of the abolitionists and many Free Soil Party members. He strongly opposed the extension of slavery into the territories so joined the new Republican Party. He was a moderate who never argued in favor of immediate emancipation. 3. Virginia’s Decision to Secede: The secession of South Carolina on December 20, 1860 did not lead to an immediate demand for secession in Virginia. What caused Virginia to secede was Lincoln’s call for troops and his proclamation of a blockade on the southern coastline on April 15, 1861. This action was followed by an ordinance of secession in Virginia (Arkansas, also). They would not supply troops to fight against other southern states. 4. Quantrill Raiders: There were about 3,000 Confederate guerrillas in Missouri, and the Quantrill Raiders group was the best known. William C. Quantrill lead his men on well-known raids into two pro- Union towns, Lawrence, Kansas and Baxter Springs, Missouri. Many residents were indiscriminately slaughtered in these raids. Lawrence, Kansas was burned in 1863, and 150
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This note was uploaded on 07/02/2009 for the course HIST 1614 taught by Professor Donaldroberts during the Spring '09 term at Pittsburgh.

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Workshop_Notes_1614 - Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam The Mid-Term exam is on Unit 2 There will be 20 objective questions(each worth 1 point

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