Final 2017 study guide; Civil War; Birzer
N.B. The final is worth 35% of your course grade. To earn anything above a “C”, you must employ—to a significant extent—the readings you were assigned.
Section I: Essay. One of these will appear on the final. Worth 35% of your final.
- Consider Lincoln’s relationships with other politicians, cabinet members, generals, and the America people. What kind of president and person was he?
- Explain both Union and Confederate motivations/justifications for beginning as well as continuing the war, 1861-1865.
- Explain the evolution of Lincoln’s thought/understanding regarding secession and the purpose of the war, 1861-1865.
Section II: I.D.s/Definitions;. Definitions will be worth ten points each. Four total; worth 40% of your final.
Compromise of 1850
“Cotton is King”
Field Order #120
First Bull Run
Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War
Prigg v. Pennsylvania
River Queen Doctrine
Robert E. Lee
William H. L. Wallace
William T. Sherman
Section III: Short answers. Worth 25% of your final grade.