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
This part of the exam is worth
so be sure
to study the outline carefully before you take the exam.
Also, there will be
each worth 5 points for a total of
On the exam you will see
listed, and you will be required to pick
The “History 1614:
Workshop Notes” below
identification items, and
of those will appear on the Mid-Term. Then, you pick
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
to answer (
Then, there are
20-point essays, and you pick
of them to
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
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
(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
(6) He made it clear that he took seriously his sworn oath to “preserve, protect, and
defend the Constitution of the United States.
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.
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.
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