7.1.3 Final Exam: U.S. History Sem 1
U.S. History Sem 1 (2010) (S1400659)
Course Big Question: How did people from America, Europe, and Africa come together, and what sort of nation did they build?
Section 1: Short Answer (60 points)
In this section, you will show your knowledge of the content by constructing a three-paragraph essay. Remember to use examples from this unit, be specific, and follow proper paragraph- and essay-writing conventions.
A. Explain how Texas became an American state. (1 point each, 6 points total)
Why did Americans settle in the Mexican territory of Texas?
Mexico offered free land to the Americans that Migrated to the Mexican territory, The Mexican…show more content… How did judicial review become an important part of the American court system? (2 points)
The Marbury vs. Madison case in the 1800’s.
Compulsory enrollment, especially for the armed forces; draft.A monetary payment exacted by a government in wartime.
E. Choose five of the following terms and give a brief definition of each. (2 points each, 10 total)
Choose from the following: black codes — Common Sense — Free-Soilers — maroon colonies — military draft — peculiar institution — push factor — sharecropping — Sons of Liberty — temperance
1: Black Codes: A body of laws, statutes, and rules enacted by southern states immediately after the Civil War to regain control over the freed slaves, maintain white supremacy, and ensure the continued supply of cheap labor.
2: Free Soil Party: a short-lived political party in the United States active in the 1848 and 1852 presidential elections, and in some state elections.
3: Military draft: Compulsory enrollment, especially for the armed forces; a monetary payment exacted by a government in wartime.
4: Push factor: Push factors are things that are unfavorable about the area that one lives in.
5: Sons of Liberty: The Sons of Liberty is an organization of American patriots that originated in the North American British colonies. The group was formed to protect the rights of the colonists and to take to the streets against the abuses of