Study Guide: Midterm 2, American Heritage

Midterm Examination 2 Study Guide, Birzer, American HeritageFriday, March 24, 2017; Format: 1 50-minute essay

Please note 1) you may study in groups of any size prior to the exam; and 2) I will provide the blue books for the actual exam.

Two of the following will appear on your exam, and you will have to answer one of them.

• Consider religion and culture in America. How did the rise of democratic sentiments, 1801-1850, affect each?

• Describe the causes of the American Civil War.

• Explain de Tocqueville and his critique of democracy.

• In what ways did institution of slavery either uphold or negate the founding principles of the American republic?

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