STUDY SHEET FOR HISTORY 225,
A. Exam 1 will be given on Thursday, February 15, 2001.
B. Exam 1 will cover:
- All lectures from January 16 through February 13 (World War I).
- Tindall and Shi, America: A Narrative History,
Use the text to answer questions which occur to you as you study other materials, to cover topics we have not had time to discuss in class, and to reinforce in your memory the material we cover in class.
- Give priority to studying lecture notes
C. Outline Of Exam 1
D. In-Class Essays for Exam 1
- Take-home essay question (20 points)
- Refer to the handout entitled "Take-home Questions for Exams" for questions.
- Write your essay about the period of history beginning with the Gilded Age (1877) and ending with the debate over the Treaty of Versailles in 1919-20.
- In-class essay question (30 points, 20 minutes)
- Multiple choice and short answer questions (50 points, 25
Students will be required to answer ONE
in-class essay question as a part of Exam 1. The following is
a list of potential essay questions for the exam. Two of the
essays questions below will be on Exam 1. Each student will pick
one of these questions to answer on of the exam.
- Discuss the major effects of industrialization from 1865-1915.
- Discuss the development of national labor unions, 1865-1914.
What were the major unions of the period? What factors worked
against the success of unions during this period? What were the
major strikes of the period and what impact did strikes have on
labor? How much success did socialism have among unions?
- Compare and contrast the characteristics of the Third and
Fourth American Party Systems.
- Discuss the role of ethnocultural issues in shaping American
politics during the years of the Third American Party System.
- Defend or refute the textbook’s statement about the Populists’ political battle during the 1890s.: "It had been a climactic political struggle, falling almost precisely in the middle of . . . the Grand Conjuncture between rural and metropolitan America, 1870-1920. And metropolitan America had won. . . . Urban-industrial values had indeed taken firm hold of the political system."
- Discuss the causes and consequences of the Spanish-American
- Discuss progressivism. How can progressivism be defined?
What were the goals of progressivism? What successes did progressivism
- Discuss the origins of the U.S. entry into World War I. What
was the U.S.'s position at the beginning of the war? What events
and factors prompted America's entry in the war? To what extent
was President Wilson responsible for American entry in World War
I? In your opinion was America's entry justified? Why?
- Discuss the Treaty of Versailles. How did Woodrow Wilson's
plan for peace differ from the peace plans of other Allied leaders?
To what extent did the Treaty of Versailles reflect Wilson's
plan and to what extent did the Treaty reflect the plans of the
other Allies? What problems resulted from the Treaty?