Final Study Guide; Birzer the Fearsome
History of the Early American Republic (aka, “Jacksonian America”, H302)
I will provide the blue books for the exam. For each section, I am assuming your knowledge of the books assigned as well as of the lectures given. You will be graded on knowledge as well as wisdom!
Section 1. Possible essay questions.
- Explain why and how democracy and imperialism intertwined, 1807-1848.
- Did Republican virtue survive the Second Great Awakening?
- Compare Tocqueville’s and Calhoun’s criticisms of democracy.
- In what ways did the emerging culture of letters (fiction and more) shape, delimit, or influence the Early American Republic, 1807-1848?
Section 2. Definitions. You will be given six, and you will have to answer four. In each of the four, be sure to address the how, what, who, where, when, and, most important, why (that is, the significance and context).
Alexis de Tocqueville
Battle of the Alamo
Book of Mormon
Cherokee Nation v. Georgia
Henry D. Thoreau
Indian Removal Act
Jackson’s Bank Veto
James Fenimore Cooper
John C. Calhoun
John Quincy Adams
Lewis and Clark Expedition
Ralph Waldo Emerson
South Carolina Exposition and Protest
Tariff of Abominations
Trail of Tears Transcendentalism
Treaty of Guadalupe Hildalgo
War of 1812
Section 3. Short answers. Bwa-ha-ha!