After the Civil War, American agriculture faced many challenges. The falling prices of crops was
significant in lowering the number of small farmers who could not make a living with those prices. The
enclosure of lands was si
Extra Credit LEQ
Americans expanding west had both positive and negative effects. Westward expansion partially
contributed to rising nationalism. Winning wars that expanded the United States gave rise to
nationalism. Being part o
Chapter 31 American Life in the Roaring Twenties
1. Bolshevik Revolution- Vladimir Lenin seized power and established a communist state, it spawned a
tiny communist party in America
2. Red Scare- nationwide crusade against commun
Ch. 5 Civil Rights Study Guide
Terms to know:
Affirmative action-a policy designed to redress past discrimination against women and minority
groups through measures to improve their economic and educational opportunities
Black codes-Defined what it m
Study Guide Ch.4
Civil Liberties-the legal constitutional protections against government
What does the bill of rights limit? - Can't establish a national religion, and also Separation of
Church and State.
Barron v Baltimore- The guarantee in the 5th
Chapter 8 Political Parties Study Guide
Independent-A voter describing herself or himself as neither a Democrat or a Republican
Political party -an organization that seeks political power by electing people to office so that its
positions and philosophy b
Ch. 3 Federalism Study Guide
Give one real life example of the complexity of the federal system
Unitary system - A government that gives all key powers to the national or central government
Confederal system - A political system in which a weak central go
Ch. 10: Campaigning Study Guide: Use this as a guide while you read the chapter
Presidential primaries -elections in which voters in a state vote for a candidate (or delegates pledged to
him or her). Most delegates to the national party conventions are ch
American Bar Association
Issues that the A.B.A. is concerned with.
representation as the objective for those who furnish defense services for persons charged
in criminal and juvenile delinquency cases who cannot afford a lawyer
Ch. 6 Study Guide
Public Opinion- the collective attitudes and beliefs of individuals on one or more issues
Consensus- an agreement about basic beliefs and values
Divisive opinion- Public opinion that is polarized between two quite different positions.
AMSCO Chapters 5-6 Review
1. What was the purpose of the First Continental Congress? To respond to what the delegates viewed
as Britains alarming threats to their liberties.
a. Who were some of the delegates? Patrick Henry of Virginia, Samuel Adams and Jo
AMSCO Chapter 17 Review
1. What was the mining frontier? People spread West in search of gold.
a. What were the characteristics of mining towns? Towns boomed at first with saloons
and vigilante justice, but soon became ghost towns.
b. How did the mining b
AMSCO Chapter 15 Review
1. What was Reconstruction? Rebuilding the south, integrating freed slaves into society, and
getting the Union back together.
2. What was Lincolns view of Reconstruction? Southern states could not constitutionally leave
Union so th
AMSCO Chapters 9-10 Review
1. What was the primary economic activity of the Northeast in the early 19 th century? Economic
growth was based on commercial farming and industrial innovation.
2. What challenges did workers face? Their pay was low and they wo
AMSCO Chapters 11-12 Review
1. What was the antebellum period? The period before the Civil War started in 1861.
2. What was the Second Great Awakening? Religious revival as a reaction against rationalism.
3. Describe the following Second Great Awakening i
AMSCO Chapters 3-4 Review
1. Where did the following groups mostly settle in the British American colonies?
a. English: The New England area.
b. Germans: Settled chiefly on the rich farmlands west of Philadelphia.
c. Scotch-Irish: Most settled along the f
AMSCO Chapters 7-8 Review
1. For what reasons did France want to sell Louisiana to the US? Napoleon needed to concentrate
French resources on fighting England and because a rebellion led by Toussaint lOuveture against
French rule on the island of Santo Do
AMSCO Chapters 13-14 Review
1. What were the four main causes of the Civil War?
a. Slavery, growing moral issue in north, expansion in south.
b. Constitutional disputes over nature of federal Union and states rights
c. Economic differences. Industrial nor
AMSCO Chapter 19-20 Review
1. What was the Gilded Age? False sense of wealth and stability in the late 19 th century.
2. Why was there little political activism and change during the Gilded Age?
a. Belief in Limited Government: Limited government spelled