Final Exam Study Guide
Professor Michael Hawkins
You will have the entire final exam period to complete your exam. A blue book will be required so please purchase one well in advance of the exam date. No make-ups permitted. Study, be prepared, and show up on time.
Identification Exercise (40%): The final exam has two components. The first section is an identification exercise in which you will identify and explain the significance of 8 of the below historical figures, ideas, and movements. On exam day, you will be presented with 10 of the below terms and you will choose to identify 8 of these 10.
–containment –Cesar Chavez
–Spanish American War –Prohibition
–Civil Rights Act of 1964 –Barry Goldwater
–Radical Republicans –Joseph McCarthy
–Committee on Public Information –A. Philip Randolph
–Office of War Mobilization –Works Progress Administration
Short Essay (60%): In the second section of the final exam you will presented with two of the three questions below and select one to answer. You essay responses will be evaluated on the use of specific detail and success in addressing the questions in their entirety.
1. Explain why the U.S. entered World War I, the impact of the war on domestic America, and the immediate effects of the peace process on American foreign relations.
2. How did the U.S. government respond to the challenges of the Great Depression and World War II with a more interventionist role in the economy and society? How did the messages of sacrifice, service, and community manifest during these two crises?
3. Explain the U.S. response to its rivalry with the Soviet Union from containment in the 1940s through détente in the 1970s.