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HIST127 Final Exam Possible Essay Questions You will be required to write TWO essays for the final. One will be cumulative; one will cover material since the midterm. I’m giving you here three possibilities for each question. On the exam itself, you will chose from two questions for each essay. Second Midterm 1) Despite the Declaration of Independence’s claim “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness,” many Americans were unable to pursue the rights of citizenship fully in the 18 th and 19 th centuries. Trace the progress of women, African-Americans, and Native Americans ca. 1800-1865. Who made the greatest gains in this period and why? Native Americans - lost Cherokee nation tried to become sovereign (Cherokee Nation v. Georgia, 1831) Worcester v. Georgia (1832) Western Expansion Homestead Act (1862) African Americans Gains Losses Free blacks in North Dred Scott v. Sanford Emancipation Proclamation Nat Turner’s Rebellion Walker’s Appeal (1829) Contrabands John Brown’s Raid Religious/Cultural Autonomy on Plantations Uncle Tom’s Cabin – made slavery a more personal issue Abolitionism (American Anti- Slavery Society) Women Gains Losses Involvement in abolitionist, Separate spheres ideal, “cult of domesticity”
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