Study Sheet for Midterm
The first component of the quiz will be a series of “identifications.” In class we will
randomly select from the terms below.
For those selected, you must provide a few
sentences that demonstrate your familiarity with each term.
Your identification of each
term MUST include the “W’s”—WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, WHY—to the best of
If specific dates or place names can be provided, for example, I will expect
a complete answer to have these details. I will give only partial credit if I feel more key
details can be provided, and no credit if you totally miss the mark.
The second component is an essay.
On the day of the quiz I will choose one of
the essays below for you to answer in class.
Because you will have had the question
ahead of time, your essays should be well thought through and well structured.
competent essay will have a coherent organization; specific details; correct names of
people, places, and things; correct dates; and general cohesiveness.
Possible Terms for Identification
Treaty of New Echota
Treaty of New Echota
officials of the
government and several members of a faction within the
. In the
, the United States agreed to pay the
Cherokee people $4.5 million, cover the costs of relocation, and give them land in
) in exchange for the Cherokee
. While the treaty was ratified by the
United States Senate
upon the Cherokee people, it was never signed by any official representative of the
Cherokee nation, and the Cherokee nation refused to recognize the validity of the treaty.
Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Uncle Tom's Cabin
; or, Life Among the Lowly
is an anti-
Harriet Beecher Stowe
. Published in 1852, the novel had a profound effect
on attitudes toward
slavery in the United States
, so much so
in the latter case that the novel intensified the
leading to the
American Civil War
Born in south Carolina, daughter of a plantation owner. Barred from receiving a formal
education, she taught herself as well as her own personal slave, becoming a lawyer and
eventually a judge. Moved to Philly in 1819 to join the Quakers.
Ida B. Wells
Black civil rights and early women’s rights advocate. Personally witnessed hundreds of
lynchings, which she herself was blatantly unafraid of. Her refusal to stand behind in
women’s suffrage parades gave her national recognition for her cause.