The period of American history from 1865 to 1900 is commonly referred to as the
Gilded Age. It was a time of great achievements in America in all aspects of society,
including the economy and urban-living. However, underneath these great feats was an
1. Provisions that are controversial between different economic groups
Article I Section VIII Congress can punish crimes committed on the high seas,
authorize privateering; might please merchants whos goods are protected, but
maybe not shippers who perfor
Author: Rhode Island Assembly (1782)
Authors Main Point: To reject Congresss proposed tax
Thesis: Some states believed that Congresss attempts to suggest laws inhibited their
Authors Main Point: To show that
Questions on Aftermath
1. Hoovers early strategy for dealing with the crash was to reduce taxes and build public
works to cope with unemployment. He held conferences with business leaders to
determine a course of action.
2. Hoover and his associates were
1. Provisions regarding substantial citizens
Senate members appointed by state legislatures (property requirement,
House members elected by citizens with property (50 pounds)
President elected by electoral college, not popular vote
The period of American history between 1860 and 1877 was a time of change.
The Civil War, the subsequent Reconstruction, and all the events and circumstances
attached to them were catalysts for revolution. Revolution can be defined as a
Schechter v. U. S. (1936). Sometimes called "the sick chicken case." Unanimously
declared the National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA) unconstitutional on three grounds:
that the act delegated legislative power to the executive; that there was a lack of
Ex parte Milligan (1866). Ruled that a civilian cannot be tried in military courts while
civil courts are available.
Civil Rights Cases of 1883. (A single decision on a group of cases with similar legal
problems). Legalized segregation with regard to pri
Marbury v. Madison (1803, Marshall). The court established its role as the arbiter of
the constitutionality of federal laws, the principle is known as judicial review
Fletcher v. Peck (1810, Marshall). The decision stems from the Yazoo land cases, 1803,
Multiple Choice Questions on the following topics frequently appear on the real exam.
Be sure to understand the concepts behind the terms.
1. Puritan motive (build a city on a hill, i.e. provide a model)
2. Motive of those settling Virginia (seek profit)