UNIT THREE ESSAY QUESTIONS

THE FOLLOWING ARE EXAM QUESTIONS FOR YOUR NEXT UNIT TEST. TWO OF THESE QUESTIONS WILL BE RANDOMLY SELECTED; YOU WILL WRITE ON ONE OF THEM.

 

1. In what ways did the Second Great Awakening in the North influence TWO of the following?

            Abolition

            Temperance

            The cult of domesticity

Utopian communities

 

2.  Compare the experiences of TWO of the following groups of immigrants during the period of 1830 – 1860

            English

            Irish

            German

 

3. Analyze the impact of THREE of the following on the decision of the United States to go to war with

Mexico

 

Manifest Destiny

The Rio Grande boundary dispute

The annexation of Texas

Slidell's Mission

4. In what ways and to what extent was industrial development 1800 – 1860 a factor in the economic and political relationship between the northern and southern states?

5. Analyze the extent to which THREE of the following influenced the development of democracy between 1820 and 1840

Jacksonian economic policy

Changes in electoral politics

Second Great Awakening

Westward movement

6. In what ways did the development in transportation bring about economic and social change in the United States in the period 1820 - 1860?

7. The Jacksonian Period (1824 – 1848) has been celebrated as the era of the “common man.” To what extent did the period live up to its characterization? Consider TWO of the following in your response.

            Economic Development

            Politics

            Reform Movements

8. Analyze the ways in which the concept of Manifest Destiny affected the foreign and domestic policies of the United States in the years 1840-1850.

9. American reform movements between 1820 and 1860 reflected both optimistic and pessimistic views of human nature and society. Assess the validity of this statement in reference to reform movements of THREE of the following areas

Education

Temperance

Women’s rights

Utopian experiments

Penal institutions