Professor Christopher Endy
October 11, 2016
America has been idolized as the land of opportunity for those who seek success.
Foreigners believe America offers better opportunities than those that are offered
HIST 101 Questions
January 25 - Interactions in the New World
Read: The American Yawp, Chapter 2: Colliding Cultures, sections I-IV.
What was the Black Legend and how did it create justification for English colonization of North
America? (you will need to
Chapter 3 Sections III-Conclusion
1. What was the purpose of the Navigation acts? (the navigation acts are discussed multiple
times. so make sure you read more then just one piece)
It compelled merchants in every colony to ship goods directly to England i
Chapter 14 Civil War stopped at picture of 2 black men IV
Why did Lincolns election lead the Southern secession?
Lack of intervention on the Federal governments part. He needed troops to help resupply Fort
Sumter. While he did not intend to invade Sout
1. Generally describe the people who went to Jamestown.
Englishmen were like cancer. People were starving. They ran out of food and ate everything they
could. They were like uncivilized savages, digging up corpses and eating th
1. What national needs led Japan to engage in hostilities in Asia, and ultimately against America?
Have no natural resources so they have to go and get it from Asia. Modernization. Ceasing of the
economy. Then, Japanese military triumphed over
1. What was the Black Legend and how did it create justification for English colonization
of North America? (you will need to read both section 2 and 4 to answer this question)
The Black Legend was basically slaves and rapists.
Questions to consider when reading: Ch. 5, Sections IV-Conclusion AND Chapter 6 section I and
1. What was the Boston Massacre? To what extent did it galvanize colonists against British
On March 5, 1770, a crowd gathered outside the Custom
Chapter 10 Industrial Revolution
1. In what ways did the Second Great Awakening (religious revivalism) reinforce or expand
egalitarian ideals? (you will need to read all of section 2 to completely answer this question.)
Times were changing. The Industrial
Chapter 13 The Sectional Crisis
Notes: The idea that there could be free black people stayed an issue
Debates over slavery in the American West
As the United States pressed westward in its search for new land and resources after its victory in
The Golden Age
Read The American Yawp, chapter 16
What was the relationship between workers and government?
Context: rail lines slashed workers wages. In Baltimore the militia fired into a crowd of striking
workers, killing 11 wounding many. There were
1. What led to the separation of American colonial political culture from British political
The American Revolution and the resistance formed by it.
2. Make a list of the short and long-term causes of the American Revolution. (You may use
Chapter 20 Progressivism stopped at Segregation was built on a fiction
Notes: The many problems associated with the Gilded Agethe rise of unprecedented fortunes
and unprecedented poverty, controversies over imperialism, urban squalor, a near-war between
Chapter 26 Sarah Josefin LSU study break
What was Levittown and how did it contribute to reshaping the American landscape?
Levittown was The prototypical suburban community. Purchasing large acreage, it created
affordable housing for veterans. Communities
Chapter 22- The 1920s
1. What strategies did industry employ to encourage consumer spending?
Congress reduced taxes on the wealthy, ready-to-wear clothing, convenience foods, and home
Goods houses turned into department stores. Department sto
1. What was meant by manifest destiny?
God-given mission of the US to lead the world into democracy. People viewed expansion to the
West as Americas destiny. They could teach other people to be great Americans because they
had land ownership belief.
Life in Industrial America
Read The American Yawp, chapter 18 (yes, we are skipping chapter 17)
In what way did the rapid rise in technology (brought about by inventors like Thomas
Edison) change peoples conception of the possible?
Edison announced ele
Chapter 9 Jacksonian American
Andrew Jackson didnt die to bullet wound to heart.
North moving toward free and South toward more slavery
James Tallmadge wanted to maintain a sectional balance of power.
James Tallmadge proposed amendment that elimi
Chapter 23 The Great Depression
1. What were the major causes of the Great Depression (do not include the Stock Market
crash in your answer).
Consumer debt. Speculation in stock market and housing. Speculating themselves.
Symptom of the underline problems
Chapter 4 (Need)
1. What were the different types of slave systems that emerged in 18th-century North
America? How did they differ?
Virginia- (platers) The majority of these slaves worked on large estates under the gang system
of labor, working from dawn
Notes: unwanted cotton arrived in Europe
American South was the go-to place for rice and tobacco.
Eli Whitney invents the cotton gin 1794
More available land = new life to South
Farmers were able to buy more land.
Tobacco sucked up soil nutrients too fast
Reconstructionthe effort to restore southern states to the Union and to redefine African
Americans place in American societybegan before the Civil War ended.
Stopped at Section VI.
Read AmericanYawp chapter 15
What were the Black Codes and how did they