The entire exam should be about five pages, typed, double-spaced. Please treat Part I and Part II of the exam as separate parts. Do not cross reference (for example, don ‘t do this: See Common Sense in Part I). Do not blend all your short-term identifications in Part I together. Each one should be formatted as a separate paragraph. Also, create only one test file for your answers of Parts I and II.
Please choose five of the following terms. Write an essay style answer, about one paragraph in length. Please be sure to include relevant factual information as well as the historical significance of this term. Each term is worth eight points (40%)
Beringia Daughters of Liberty
Common Sense Anne Hutchinson
Whiskey Rebellion Northwest Ordinance
Bacon’s Rebellion Midnight Appointments
Battle of Saratoga Coercive Acts
Stamp Act Congress “Remember the Ladies”
Please choose one of the following questions. Write essay style answers. This is your opportunity to display your breadth and depth of knowledge. (60%)
Compare and contrast the regional differences (New England, Mid Atlantic, and southern) in the colonial economy of British North America between 1607 and 1750. What factors account for such divergent experiences? Please be specific.
Discuss and analyze the changing relationship between Great Britain and her colonies in British North America between 1763 and 1775? Make sure your analysis incorporates the concepts of mercantilism and republican ideology. Please be specific.
In your opinion which event was more revolutionary, the War for Independence which concluded with the Treaty of Paris of 1783, or the process of nation-building between 1776 and 1800? (the operative word in this question is revolutionary; whichever side of the question you argue, concentrate on the revolutionary aspect of the era) Please support your opinion with specific evidence and examples. Please be specific.