History 2110 Reading Worksheet
William Cronon, Changes in the Land
1. How did the Native Americans occupy the land? What did they do to take possession
and mark ownership?
2. How did their occupation influence the natural development of t
Lewis & Clark
Erie Canal (1825)
Firebell in the Night
James Tallmadge, Jr.
Missouri Compromise / Compromise of
The American Revolution had indirect as well as direct results which led to the change of
not only the British Empire and America, but the world as a whole. It inadvertently united the
colonies and gave other suppressed groups hope that they could
1. Do you think the American civil war was a watershed in the history of the United States?
Why or why not? Be sure to include specific examples from lectures and readings to
support your point of view.
-Before the war: The north and south lived different
The United States: A Comprehensive Survey
Georgia Southern University
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department of History
Professor Alan C. Downs
Office: 1121 Forest Drive Building
Office Hours: 2:003:00, Tuesday & Thur
Many people refer to World War II as the war that allowed the United States to step out of
the shadows of its competitors and sit on top as a super power not to be messed with. Before the
war many people were homeless and jobless, women stayed at
-thomas Jefferson doubled the size of the US
for 3.5 cents an acre from napolean
Lewis & Clark
-explored the land Thomas Jefferson bought
w/ the help of Sacajawea
-invented the cotton gin; introduced the
modern principle of
History is what historians say it is.
-to see the world through your own
-where the first people crossed over to
-stories the Indians told on how the
world came to be and why the world is