You will do this exam on your own. YOU WILL NOT CHEAT OR COLLABORATE ON THIS EXAM IN ANY WAY, INCLUDING WORKING WITH YOUR CLASSMATES OR CUTTING AND PASTING INFORMATION.
You will provide thorough definitions for the 15 terms. Imagine that you are preparing a detailed study guide for a multiple-choice test and that these are the terms for the test. You will use the book chapters and sources and online material to come up with your definitions. There will be absolutely no copying and pasting or copying sources word for word. Remember, slightly modifying someone else’s work, or changing a word or two is still cheating. These definitions will be completely in your own words. If there is any copying or cheating, you will receive no credit for the test. Here is a website that explains plagiarism clearly, please read it before you do the exam:
The second portion will be a 1 ½ to 2-page double spaced essay; I’ll give you two questions to choose from for your essay. These need to be very detailed, you are required to use three examples directly from the readings to support your answer.
The terms will be worth 3 points each for a total of 45, the essay will be worth 25 for a total of 70 points, so please do well on the exam, it is a big part of the grade.
The first portion of the exam will be giving me thorough definitions for the 15 terms listed. I want the definitions to cover things mentioned in the sources and in class when applicable:
Articles of Confederation
The Whiskey Rebellion
Madison Vs Marbury
Indian Removal Act
You can rely on any books, readings, or websites for information, but do not copy and paste info. Some of these terms will require more thorough definitions than others.
I want you to be detailed and approach this as though you were preparing a study guide to take an extensive multiple-choice exam on the era leading up to the Civil War, your grade will reflect your overall effort and attention to detail.
This is the essay portion of the exam. It will be worth 25 points. I want you to write a 1 ½ to 2 page essay, ABSOLUTELY NO LESS THAN 1 ½ PAGES AND ABSOLUTELY NO MORE THAN 2 PAGES. You will choose one of the following questions and use it as a basis for making points about the era we have been studying.
This will be similar to your other assignments, but it will be very detailed.
You will select your theme and you will draw on AT LEAST THREE SPECIFIC EXAMPLES FROM THE READINGS (ONE OF WHICH MUST COME FROM UNDER THE “PRIMARY SOURCES). You can use anything we have read up to this point.
Essay Portion Option #1:
I want you to explain the Market Revolution and Republican Motherhood. I want you to describe the underlying ideologies, the dynamics that made the changes possible (infrastructure, new attitudes, etc.), and tell me how important and revolutionary these changes were. I need specific examples for both from our readings and/or our PowerPoints.
Essay Portion Option #2:
Compare and contrast Jeffersonian and Jacksonian Democracy. I want specific examples in differences of approach and in differences of policy, clear differences in federalist and anti-federalist stances, you should also be able to explain Jacksonian Democracy’s relationship to the impending Civil War.
These are not suggestions, if you use websites to merely describe each one, rather than answer these specific questions using specific references to our class materials you will not get points.