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1st semester exam review for U.S. History
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Which current U.S. state was its own country from 1836-1845?
Which famous frontiersman and politician from Tennessee died defending the Alamo?
Who was the President of Texas?
What phrase refers to the idea that the US should expand all the way from the Atlantic to the Pacific as it is clearly gods will to do so?
Who was the founder of the Mormon religion?
What was the name of the trail people took when heading west in the 1800?
Who wrote uncle toms cabin?
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Who was the slave who sued for his freedom?
The idea that people of a territory could decide for themselves whether or not they had slavery is known as?
During what decade was the U.S. Civil War?
Who was the President of the South during the Civil War?
What civil war battle would lead Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation?
Which Civil War battle gave the North control over the Mississippi River?
Which civil war battle was the bloodiest battle of the entire war?
Who was the final commanding general of the union troops at the end of the war?
Who was the final commanding general of the confederate troops at the end of the war?
Robert E. Lee
Which excellent southern general was shot and killed by his own men?
What was known as the worst prisoner of war camp of the entire war?
Which general led his famous ´March to the Sea´ towards the end of the war?
What new weapon led to many more deaths during the Civil War?
What is it called when a company gains complete control of a product or service?
What industrialist made a fortune in the steel industry?
What industrialist made a fortune in the oil industry?
Who invented the telephone
Alexander Graham Bell
Who patented the telegraph
Samuel F. B. Morse
Who ´invented´ the first incandescent light bulb as well as the idea of a central power station?
Which U.S. General made his ´Last Stand´ when he was killed by the Sioux Indians?
What was the name of the place where 200 unarmed Sioux were massacred?
What vocab word means forced separation of people of different races?
What vocab word refers to a nation´s attempt to create an empire by dominating weaker nations economically, politically culturally, and militarily?
The sinking of the USS Maine led the U.S. to eventually get involved in what war?
Which future American president led a group of soldiers known as ¨The Rough Riders?¨
True / False : The coming of the railroads across our country had a positive impact on the Indians because the railroad companies would pay the Indians for buffalo meat, hides, and tolls to be used by the railroad workers.
True / False : Uncle Tom´s Cabin was written in order to defend the slave industry, pointing out that slave owners usually treated their slaves decently because they had an economic incentive for doing so--keeping slaves healthy meant more profit for the slave-owner.
What vocab word means government should take a ´hands off´ approach to economics?
What court case established the doctrine of ´Separate but Equal?´
Plessy V Ferguson
What group of people is famous for getting stuck in the Sierra Nevada Mountains when trying to head out west and supposedly ate their own dead as a means of surviving the harsh winter?
Which lady was a key womens suffrage activist who would be arrested for trying to vote
Susan B. Anthony
Which reformer was famous for establishing settlement houses like Hull House in Chicago to help immigrants get along better in America?
Who was the famous ragtime composer who wrote ¨Maple Leaf Rag¨ and ¨The Entertainer?¨
Sensational news coverage intended to sell more newspapers was known as?
Laws that exempted certain groups of people from various voting restriction were called?
Which country did America want to maintain an open door trade policy with during the late 1800´s
Teddy Roosevelt took strong and decisive action to help ensure what was built?
The slogan for Teddy Roosevelt´s foreign policy was?
Speak softly and carry a big stick
Who wrote ¨The Jungle?¨
Journalist who reported the wrong-doings of people in political office were known as?
The Triangle Shirtwaist Company tragedy led to new rules dealing with?
Name the Progressives goals
environmental regulations, child labor laws, meat packing regulations, election reform, more government regulation
Legislation meant to bust up monopolies is known as
He was the Supreme Court Chief Justice who handed down the Dred Scott decision...
This man gained permission from Mexico to start a Colony in Texas; died before he could actually move there though
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