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Describe the culture and society of native Americans of the Great Plains and the nature of hostilities between these people and the U.S. government.

Essay Questions for History 1302

I. Essay on lectures and assigned readings
1. Give an overall assessment of Reconstruction. Be sure to include a discussion of the Presidential and the Congressional plans for Reconstruction. In your essay, include an analysis of the fate of the former slaves.

2. Briefly describe the culture and society of Native Americans of the Great Plains and the nature of hostilities between these people and the U.S. government. Be sure to include a discussion of the Battle of the Little Big Horn and the personalities of the two main leaders. How might we assess the conclusion of hostilities on the Great Plains?

3. Explain the rapid industrialization that transformed the American economy from approximately the 1870s to the beginning of the 20th century. Be sure to place this phenomenon into the historical context of urbanization, the growth of cities, and immigration, as well as the political consequences.

4. Assess the development of national politics during the Gilded Age (1877-1900). Compare and contrast the Democratic and Republican Parties during this time. In your assessment, be sure to discuss the Populist movement and its political influence and consequences.

5. Give an overall analysis of the consequences of industrialization of the nature of work and workers. How did workers respond? How did business owners respond? Analyze the success and failure of American labor in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

6. Define and discuss the Progressive movement. What was it and what was it in response to? Who made up the Progressive movement? What were their goals and how successful were they? Give specific examples of progressive legislation, as well as the role of Roosevelt and Wilson as progressive presidents.
History 1302 Terms
Essay #1
Abraham Lincoln
The 10% Plan
Reconstruction
The Emancipation Proclamation
The Thirteenth Amendment
The Wade-Davis Bill
Iron Clad Oaths
Thaddeus Stevens
Civil Rights Act of 1866
The Fourteenth Amendment
The Fifteenth Amendment
Andrew Johnson
Black Codes
Freedmen’s Bureau
KKK
Tenure of Office Act
Compromise of 1877
Essay #2
Native American Tribes on the Great Plains
Indian communal ownership of Land
Col. John Chivington
Black Kettle
Sand Creek Massacre
The Bozeman Trail
Red Cloud
Fetterman’s Massacre
The Treaty of Fort Laramie
Black Hills
Sitting Bull
George A. Custer
The Little Big Horn
Chief Joseph
The Ghost Dance
Wovoka
Wounded Knee
Essay #3
Industrialization
Urbanization
Old Immigrants
New Immigrants
WASP
Nativism
Ghettos
Machine Politics
Boss Tweed
Effects of Transcontinental RR
Process of Industrialization
Andrew Carnegie
John D. Rockefeller
Standard Oil
Oligopoly
Social Darwinism
The Gospel of Wealth
Essay #4
Gilded Age Politics
Retrenchment
Grover Cleveland
Depression of 1893
Protective Tariff
Free Silver
Populism/Populist Party
Mary Lease
Tom Watson
Wizard of Oz
William Jennings Bryan
Election of 1896
Essay #5
Knights of Labor
Terence Powderly
Haymarket Riot 1886
Eugene Debs
American Federation of Labor (AFL)
Samuel Gompers
Homestead Strike 1892
Pullman Strike 1894
American Railroad Union
Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)
Essay #6
Progressivism
Muckraker
Upton Sinclair
The Jungle
Pure Food and Drug Act
Meat Inspection Act
Social Gospel Movement
16th amendment (Income tax)
17th Amendment (Direct election of Senators)
Federal Reserve Act
Prohibition
18th Amendment
Women’s Suffrage Movement
19th Amendment
Sherman Anti-Trust Act
Teddy Roosevelt
Square Deal
Trust Buster


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