HIS 315K - Second Exam Study Guide

HIS 315K - Second Exam Study Guide - History315K,Fall2007

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History 315K, Fall 2007 SECOND EXAM STUDY GUIDE EXAM DATE:       Friday, October 26       Bring new, unmarked bluebook Below I have listed the major topics covered in class and through assigned readings since the last exam.  Review each topic with these three questions in mind: What happened? Why did it happen? What does it mean? 1. The Imperial Crisis, American Nationalism, and the American Revolution What reforms did the British put in place after the victory of the French-Indian War? Why?  What did the British hope to accomplish? What was the colonists’ response?  What did many colonists object to these reforms?  How did they  object to these reforms?  Who were the Sons of Liberty?  What did they do?   What ideology or political philosophy influenced those who led the resistance to the imperial reforms?  What was the source of this political philosophy?  How did this view of politics influence the way that  those resisting the reforms interpreted British actions? What role did “the crowd” play in the resistance? How did the committees of correspondence and other actions of the resistance movement encourage  the development of American nationalism? Who was Thomas Paine and what was “Common Sense.”  What was his argument?
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HIS 315K - Second Exam Study Guide - History315K,Fall2007

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