Between 1790 and 1850, there was a massive boom in industry in the United States.
This boom included technological advances, a significant amount of government involvement,
and movement towards improvement of infrastructure.
Technological advancements pla
SLAVERY ENDS IN THE NORTH
By 1804, all states from Pennsylvania north, had promised to free their slaves.
The American Colonization Society proposed to end slavery by setting up a colony in Africa for
The nation of Liberia is established.
Chapters 1 & 2 Lecture Notes
Background of the American System of Government
The US Constitution
Power the ability of a person to get another to act in accordance with his wishes.
Political power involves this ability within th
48. Was General Grant good presidential material? Why did he win?
General Grant was not good presidential material. This is mostly because he held no political experience.
The idea, when the Republicans chose Grant, was that his war-hero status would carr
36. Explain the difference between Roosevelt's form of progressivism and Wilson's.
Wilson's New Freedom plan and Roosevelt's "New Nationalism" plan were different progressive plans for the nation.
The New Nationalism plan had been inspired by The Promise
52. Evaluate the success of the US navy in the fight for Canada.
The US Navy was instrumental in the fight for Canada. The Americans tried to invade Canada
from Detroit, Niagara, and Lake Champlain. All of these attempts were thwarted by the
From Diversity in the power Elite deals with the power elite in American society.
Diversity has become a prominent argument within the government. The United States
has become a classless society with the power in the hands of the public opinion. After
Federalism has more advantages than disadvantages. One advantage is that is fosters state
loyalties so that man many Americans feel close ties to their home state. Federalism maintains
that connection by giving power to the states. Another advantage is th
Read the "The Federalist 39 and 46" by James Madison and write a 1 - 2 paragraph
Federalist 39 Summary
Madison begins Federalist 39 by defining a republican form of government and
then answering critics concerning whether the proposed plan is fe
Block grant: money granted by the federal government to the states for a broad purpose ( e.g., transportation) rather than
for a narrow purpose (e.g., school lunch program).
Categorical grant: money granted by the federal government to the states for a na
Reflection Paper: Spanish Conquest of the Americas
Christopher Columbuss arrival in the new world in 1492 not only opened up the Western
Hemisphere for trade but began the brutal process o
AP Government Summer Assignment
Thomas Paines Common Sense, the Virginia Declaration of Rights, and the Declaration
of Independence were all heavily influenced by the philosophies of John Locke, the Baron de
Montesquieu, and Jean-Jacques Rou
Madison begins Federalist 39 by defining a republican form of government and then
answering critics concerning whether the proposed plan is federal or national, that is, a
confederacy of States or a consolidation of States. This important last point is th
Changed the way goods were produced.
Before- Most goods were produced by hand at home or in workshops.
After- Machines replaced hand tools. New sources of power (water & steam) replaced human
and animal power.
The economy shifted
37. What kind of man was FDR?
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, FDR, had been as a young man tall, handsome, and athletic. He got polio in
1921, however, and was since confined to a wheelchair. This may have helped temper and humble his
personality. FDR had the
1. Cite examples of actions taken in reaction to the perceived threat of radicals and communists during the red scare.
After World War I, America turned inward, away from the world, and started a policy of isolationism. Americans
denounced radical foreign
AP United States History
Due: September 30, 2013
During Americas colonial times, many conflicts arose from social tensions. Two
events which similarly reflected these social tensions were the Salem Witchcraft Tria
In the beginning of 1917, the United States was at odds with Germany, tensions
were high and the United States was on the brink of entering the war on the Allies side.
The United States experienced both national and international pressures, such as
19. "America's task was far more complex and back-breaking [in World War II] than in World War I." Explain.
This statement refers to the fact that America was much more involved in World War II than in World War I because World
War II was more of a direct
1. What were the results of Roosevelt's decision not to help stabilize currencies?
The London Conference, set up in 1933, had a goal of coming up with an international fix to the Great
Depression. FDR initially planned to send Sec. of State Cordell Hull.
1. What was new about the New Frontier?
John F Kennedy was elected as president of the United States, the youngest in history. A sexual
revolution, civil rights revolution, and a young culture began to develop. Kennedys brother became an
62. Joseph McCarthy may have been more dangerous to our form of government than any communists
who might have been in the country. Explain.
The statement that Joseph McCarthy may have been more dangerous to our form of government than
any communists, who
39. Describe the downs and ups of the economy in the years following WWII.
In the initial postwar years, the economy struggled; prices elevated 33% from 1946-1947 after the
wartime price controls were removed. An epidemic of strikes swept over the country
AP United States History And Government
Thematic Essay Turning Points
Throughout American history, there have been many turning points that have had
profound economic, political and social effects on the na
1. What were the advantages and disadvantages of government subsidies for the railroads?
Railroads skyrocketed after the Civil War. Track mileage increased from 35,000 miles in 1865 to over
192,000 miles by 1900. Congress encouraged this boom by giving mi
23. What factors led to the growth of cities in the second half of the 1800's?
The population of cities tripled between 1870 and 1900. Cities grew outward and upward. Cities grew outward with
the new electric trolley. People now rode trolleys instead of w
44. Describe the effect of westward expansion on Native Americans.
The West, after the Civil War, was still largely untamed. It was inhabited by Indians, buffalo, coyotes, Mexicans, and
Mormons. The American Indians found themselves caught in between thei
20. What were the goals of the Progressives?
A new reform movement immediately began, led by "Progressives". Their goals were to stop monopolies, corruption,
inefficiency, and social injustice. The method of the progressives was to strengthen the stateto
1. What factors caused America to turn its attention to the world beyond her borders?
The United States was very isolationist, but in the 1890s, due to rising exports, manufacturing capability, power, and
wealth, it began to expand onto the world stage, u