APU HIST101 FINAL EXAM
Question 1 of 425.0 Points 1. Explain why there were no major witchcraft scaresin the Chesapeake colonies and no uprising like Bacons Rebellion in NewEngland. Consider the possible social, economic, and religious causesof both phenomena. 2. What made Native American peoples vulnerable to conquest by European adventurers? 3. What was the role of the colonies in the British mercantilist system? 4. How did the Great War for Empire change the relationship between England and its American colonies? Question 2 of 425.0 Points 1. The narrative suggests that the war for Americanindependence was not inevitable, that the British empire could have beensaved. Do you agree? At what point during the imperial crisis waspeaceful compromise possible? 2. Who was to blame for Britains failure to win a quick victory overthe American rebels: General Howe, General Burgoyne, or the ministers inLondon? Explain your answer. 3. Why did Britain switch to a Southern military strategy? Why did that strategy ultimately fail? 4. Why was the Constitution a controversial document even as it was being written? Question 3 of 425.0 Points 1. Weigh the relative importance of the Industrialand Market revolutions in changing the American economy. In what wayswas the economy different in 1860 from what it had been in 1800? Howwould you explain those differences? 2. In what ways did the emerging industrial economy conflict withartisan republicanism? How did wage laborers respond to the neweconomy? 3. Why did Protestant Christianity and Protestant women emerge as forces for social change? 4. Why did womens issues suddenly become so prominent in American culture? Question 4 of 425.0 Points 1. How did plantation crops and the slavery system change between 1800 and 1860? Why did these changes occur? 2. How did the abolitionists proposals and methods differ from those ofearlier antislavery movements? Why did those proposals and methodsarouse such hostility in the South and in the North? 3. What was the relationship between the collapse of the Second PartySystem of Whigs and Democrats and the Republican victory in the electionof 1860? 4. In 1860, the institution of slavery was firmly entrenched in theUnited States; by 1865, it was dead. How did this happen? How did Unionpolicy toward slavery and enslaved people change over the course of thewar? Why did it change?