A People's History of the United States Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the title of Chapter 11?

2. In what year did Richard Nixon resign as President of the United States?

3. Where was Malcolm X born?

4. Who was elected president of the American Federation of Labor at its founding convention?

5. What did Executive Order 9981 abolish?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Howard Zinn question about the motives of World War I in Chapter 16?

2. What were the reasons for the period of American imperialism that began in the 1890s? Chapter 12?

3. How had public opinion of the government changed by the 1970s, according to the author in Chapter 20?

4. What quote of Randolph Bourne is discussed in Chapter 14? How does Zinn assert Bourne’s quote is correct?

5. What argument does Howard Zinn make regarding the governmental reforms against racial discrimination in Chapter 17?

6. How does Zinn characterize the atmosphere of rebellion during the period of American imperialism in Chapter 13?

7. How does the author describe the position of women in society in the 1960s in Chapter 19?

8. How did the Industrial Revolution impact the common people, according to the author in Chapter 11?

9. How does the author describe the government's campaign to destroy the IWW in Chapter 15?

10. How does Howard Zinn describe the increasing power of banks as a result of the Industrial Revolution in Chapter 13?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine and discuss the Seminole Wars, the policy of Indian removal, and the presidential administrations of Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren. When was the Indian Removal Act signed into law? By whom? What were the effects of this act on the Native Americans living both east and west of the Mississippi?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the class struggles of the nineteenth century in the United States. What corporate and government abuses led to the civil unrest in the country and the establishment of organizations to fight corruption? How effective were these organizations in protecting the common people?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the racial and class bias regarding those who were allowed to fight in the American Revolutionary War. Why did the Americans originally limit those who served to landowners? Why and when did this restriction change? Why did the Americans refuse to allow Native Americans or African slaves to participate in the war?

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