This examination will cover all material since the first preliminary
exam, including the assigned Outline of U.S. History textbook
subsections, all assigned scholarly articles, primary documents and
biographies, and each chapter from the Clayton book on Las Casas, the
Van der Donck New Netherland book, and Young's book on the Shoemaker
and the Tea. You will be asked to examine at least one primary source
and describe how you would go about understanding its content and
placing it in historical context. Use the course
themes and our working lists of top aspects in
the period before 1800 to guide your studies. It will include short
answer questions similar to the first exam, a primary document review,
several two sentence response questions and at least one real world
style application scenario.
The War of 1812
Before class: From the Outline of U.S. History chapter
on The Formation of
the National Government, read the section on the War of 1812.
You may optionally preview the video from the Canadian talk show
The Agenda with Steve Palkin on the topic Who Really Won the
War of 1812? with Dr. Bill Fowler, Northeastern U., Peter
Macleod, Canadian War Museum, and Rick Hill, Tuscarora, Oral Historian
and Chairperson, Six Nations Legacy Consortium, Six Nations Grand
River Territory, Ontario.
Mexico's Break with Spain, the Congress of Panama, the Monroe Doctrine and the Problem of North American Union
Your peer reviews are due via e-mail to your writers by class
time today. Please e-mail another copy of your review to the
Note: The instructor reserves the right to change any provisions,
due dates, grading percentages, or any other items without prior notice.
All assignments on this schedule are covered under the university's policy
on plagiarism and academic integrity. See the syllabus statement for further details.
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