Estelle Cruz-Moreno 8/29/16 Chapter 1 Reflection Paper 1
In chapter one it talks about before civilization and how a particular town began to develop at
Catalhoyuk over 9,000 years ago. This town eventually developed a highly organized society
from the wo
Describe the events and trends that led many Americans by 1787 to favor revising the
Articles of Confederation.
In 1784, the Spaniards had closed the lower Mississippi River to American
commerce. Another key problem concerned trade. During the R
Explain the causes of Indian removal initiated under Jackson. Summarize how it was carried
The Cherokee inhabited a region coveted by whites because it was suitable for
growing cotton. Since most Indians preferred to maintain their tribal w
Describe the economic, social, and political conditions of black and white Southerners during
Reconstruction. Summarize the major causes of these conditions.
Since southerners believed that secession was legal, logic should have compelled
Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages the American colonies had under the British colonial system.
How did the British justify and implement this system?
British inefficiency combined to allow those living in the colonies a great deal of fre
Summarize the factors that led the United States to declare war on England in the War of
1812. Evaluate what the United States gained as a result of the war.
The illogic of the War Hawks is pressing for a fight was exceeded only by their
Why did Columbus choose to embark on his 1492 voyage and what was his great error?
Columbus choose to embark on his 1492 voyage because to inspire others to try
different routes. Columbus voyage across the Atlantic was extraordinarily daring.
Define the concept of manifest destiny and explain its major assumptions. Summarize the
impact this idea had on Americans in the nineteenth century. Explain why people found it
After 200 years of westward expansion, Americans perceiv
Explain how the Fugitive Slave Law and Uncle Toms Cabin both increased sectional tensions
in the 1850s.
The Fugitive Slave Act, another part of the Compromise of 1850, imposed fines for
hiding or rescuing fugitive slaves. The political settleme
MIDTERM TEST PREP
WESTERN CIV 101
10 Multiple Choice, 10 True/False, 10 Fill in the Blank
Paleolithic literally means Old Stone Age
Neolithic literally means New Stone Age
Cuneiform (Mesopotamian) was a pictograph style of writing done in wet clay
Mesopotamia is a region, not a country.
Mesopotamia: land between the rivers
o Tigris and Euphrates
o Modern-day Iraq
Empires and Dominance
o Sumerian (Late 4th and early 3rd mil. B.C.)
o Old Babylonian (Mid 3rd mid 2nd mil. B.C.)
o Akkadian (
REFLECTION PAPER #1
Chapter one introduces prehistory, which is history that is not definite because of the
absence of written or oral records. Because a definite history was not determined until the arrival
of these, th
ISLAM AND CRUSADES
Rise of Muslim Power
Muhammad the Prophet
o Born in Mecca 570 AD
o Orphaned at 6
o Raised by paternal uncle
o Married Khadija, a rich widow
o Caravan trader
o 6 children (Fatima only survivor)
o 610 AD: mystical expe
EUROPEAN MIDDLE AGES PT. IV
Education and Art
o First cities: Bologna and Salerno, Paris
o Controlled by church, funded by Bourgeoisie
o Romanesque Gothic
o Literature developed in the common language of the
American History II
The definition of imperialism is a policy of extending a countrys power and influence
through diplomacy or military force (dictionary.com). Imperialism was rationalized by many