themesmidtermfall2007 - Study Sheet for Midterm The first...

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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 your ability. 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. A 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 The Treaty of New Echota was a removal treaty signed in New Echota , Georgia by officials of the United States government and several members of a faction within the Cherokee nation on December 29 , 1835 . In the treaty , the United States agreed to pay the Cherokee people $4.5 million, cover the costs of relocation, and give them land in Indian Territory (modern Oklahoma ) in exchange for the Cherokee reservation land in Georgia and Alabama . While the treaty was ratified by the United States Senate and enforced 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- slavery novel by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe . Published in 1852, the novel had a profound effect on attitudes toward African Americans and slavery in the United States , so much so in the latter case that the novel intensified the sectional conflict leading to the American Civil War . Sarah Grimke 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.
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Yeomen Self-sufficient subsistence farmer. Uninterested in politics, he is the embodiment of the Jacksonian agrarian ideal. The degradation of slaves reminded them of their freedom, but it also cloaked the problem that the distribution of wealth in the south was becoming
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course HIST 1000 taught by Professor Desjardins during the Fall '08 term at CUNY Baruch.

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