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    Final Exam Review

    Chapter 8.1 The Articles of Confederation

    Chapter 8.2 The Sovereign States

    Chapter 8.3 The Confederation’s Problems

    Chapter 8.4 The United States Constitution

    Chapter 8.5 Ratification of the Constitution

    Chapter 9.2 Hamilton’s Economic Policies

    ** Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin, leading to a soaring increase in cotton planting.**  (

    Chapter 9.4 Federalists and Republicans

    Chapter 10.1 Jefferson’s Presidency

    Chapter 10.2 The Madisons in the White House

    **Marbury v. Madison / Judicial Review**

    **Who was Sacajawea?**

    Chapter 10.4 Monroe and Adams

    Chapter 11.

    **What caused the Panic of 1819?**

    Chapter 12.3 The Westward Expansion

    Chapter 12.4 Expansion and the Mexican-American War

    **Why was the Mexican-American War called ‘Mr Polk’s War’?**


    Chapter 14.1 The Bitter Fruits of War

    ** What was the Lecompton constitution?**

    Chapter 14.2 The Sectional Balance Undone

    Chapter 14.3 Realignment of the Party System

    Chapter 14.4 Freedom Under Siege

    Chapter 14.5 The Union Collapses

    Chapter 15.1 And the War Came

    Chapter 15.2 The Combatants

    Chapter 15.3 Battling it Out, 1861-1865

    Chapter 15.4 Union and Freedom

    Chapter 15.5 The South at War

    Chapter 15.6 The North at War

    Chapter 15.7 Grinding Out Victory


    Potential Essay Questions:

    List and explain the five major components of the Compromise of 1850. Then, write a brief essay that expresses your opinion about Fugitive Slave Law.

    Explain the main points behind the Missouri Compromise and the Kansas-Nebraska Act. How did the Kansas-Nebraska Act violate the Missouri Compromise?

    Who is to blame for the Civil War and why was it fought?  Be sure to SUPPORT you answers.

    Explain Alexander Hamilton’s financial plan is it related to the debt.  (There are three aspects to this question:  federal debt from the war, state debt from the war, and the notes given to soldiers in lieu of payment during the war.