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HIS 121 Study Guide #1
The American Promise: A Compact History

The first exam will cover chapters 1-4. The exam will consist of 33 multiple choice questions and three short answer paragraphs.
Please know the following:

Historians/Archeologists: Historians direct their attention to mostly writing (personal and private jottings, letters, diary entries, public documents: laws, court cases, newspapers, speeches), arachaelogist tend to focus on physical objects (bines spear points, pots, baskets, jewelry, clothing)

Agricultural Revolution: beginning 4000 bc southwestern cultures began to depend on agriculture, The agricultural revolution was a period of agricultural development between the 18th century and the end of the 19th century, which saw a massive and rapid increase in agricultural productivity and vast improvements in farm technology.http://inventors.about.com/od/indrevolution/a/AgriculturalRev.htm
Mexica Empire: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_Empire Pg. 20
Columbus: pg. 29

Reasons for exploration and colonization: pg. 29

Treaty of Tordesillas: pg 30

Columbian Exchange: pg 32-33

Hernando Cortez: pg 33

Malinali pg 34

Impact of Disease pg 41

The Spanish Empire: ch. 2 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_Empire
Jamestown: pg. 52

1619-1624 political structure of VA: pg. 53-55

Royal Colony/Proprietary Colony: Pgs 93, 124 Massachussetes: 96, 129 virginia: 54-55, 63
Tobacco:55-57

Headrights: 57, 67

Indentured Servants: 57-59

Social Stratification in VA: pg. 63-63 http://geocities.com/djyancey/colonial.htm
Mercantilism:pg. 64

Bacon's Rebellion:pg. 64

Slave labor vs. Indentured Servants: pg. 66, 57

Mayflower Compact: pg. 78

Major Characteristics of the Puritans: 76-78

Puritan town meetings: pgs 83-84

Halfway Covenant: pg. 87

Loss of Puritan zeal 87-88

New Netherland becomes New York 88

Quaker theology87-90

Indian Policy in 17th century...
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