HIST 405 Final Exam


HIST 405 Final Exam 
(TCOs 7 and 9) Identify and analyze the main events of the Korean War and Cuban Missile Crisis…

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HIST 405 Final Exam

HIST 405 Final Exam


(TCO 4) The Spanish who settled in Florida and New Mexico were primarily (Points : 2)




plantation owners

(TCO 1) The Jamestown colony was established by (Points : 2)

a joint-stock company

Religious dissenters

English missionaries

An aristocratic explorer

(TCO 4) Why did English immigration to the colonies drop dramatically after 1660? (Points : 2)

The English were no longer sought after as indentured servants

The political turmoil in England kept them close to home

The English economy improved and political and religious conflict diminished

The English were opposed to the growing slave trade in the colonies

(TCO 4) The Great Awakening led to (Points : 2)

The Enlightenment

Declining interest in religion

Strengthened evangelical sects, such as the Baptists

Scientific discoveries

(TCO 2) After Britain issued the Intolerable Acts, colonists punished anyone supporting British policies or officials by (Points : 2)

Dunking them in water

Hanging them upside down

Putting them in the stocks

Covering them with tar and feathers

(TCO 2) In the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson refers to the natural rights due to every citizen as (Points : 2)

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

Independent liberty

Paine’s freedoms

Radical power

(TCO 2) The Patriots would not have won the Battle of Yorktown and the American Revolution without help from (Points : 2)

Spanish explorers


The French

Native Americans

(TCO 1) The Articles of Confederation created a national government with (Points : 2)

Three branches of government

A president

A bicameral parliament

A congress of delegates

(TCO 1) The constitution divides government power (Points : 2)

Among many different states

Among multiple branches of national government

Among representatives of the people

Between state and national government

(TCO 3) The assertion that states the right to disobey federal law was called (Points : 2)





(TCO 3) In the early 19th century, the largest source of European immigration came from (Points : 2)





(TCO 3) Slavery expanded with the growth of (Points : 2)

Freight shipment

Public education

Cotton plantations

Northern industries

(TCO 3) James Polk (Points : 2)

Opposed the annexation of Texas

Purchased Texas from Mexico

Favored the annexation of Texas

Was the only governor to serve two terms in Texas

(TCO 2) Congress tried to resolve the dispute between the North and the South about slavery in the territories by (Points : 2)

Repealing the Wilmot Proviso

Adopting the Wilmot Proviso

Adopting the Compromise of 1850

Repealing the Compromise of 1850

(TCO 2) In 1856, Border Ruffians attacked (Points : 2)

A New York abolitionist named John Brown

A group of southern farmers

Senator Charles Sumner

The antislavery town of Lawrence, Kansas

(TCO 8) Lee’s smaller army defeated McClellan’s larger force and kept Union troops out of Richmond because (Points : 2)

Lee was lucky

McClellan surrendered

Lee found McClellan’s battle plans

McClellan was too cautious

(TCO 8) Why did President Lincoln want Grant commanding the Union army after the Battle of Gettysburg? (Points : 2)

He wanted to give Grant a chance to prove himself

He knew victory required the destruction of the Confederate Army and its source of supplies

He had heard that Grant had recruited more Union troops

He thought the South would surrender

(TCO 10) After the Civil War, a new immigrant was most likely to be from (Points : 2)





(TCO 10) Progressivism and populism largely differed in (Points : 2)

their goals

their ideology

that progressives built political coalitions that transcended party lines

their organization

(TCO 7) The invasion of Belgium turned American opinion against Germany because (Points : 2)

many Americans were immigrants from Belgium

Americans depended on products imported from Belgium

Belgium was an important U.S. ally

Belgium was a neutral nation

(TCO 7) During World War I, which of these did the Germans use against British ships? (Points : 2)





(TCO 11) This trial became a symbol of the conflict within Protestantism between modernists and fundamentalists. (Points : 2)

Scopes Monkey Trial

Sacco and Vanzetti Trial

Fatty Arbuckle Trial

None of the above

(TCO 11) What brought the Harding administration to an end? (Points : 2)

President Harding was impeached

President Harding was defeated in the 1924 election

President Harding died of a heart attack

President Harding resigned in response to the Teapot Dome scandal

(TCO 11) The Great Depression affected (Points : 2)

only American farmers

only the U.S. economy

only the U.S. and European economies

the global economy

(TCO 7) What event marked the beginning of World War II? (Points : 2)

The Nazi-Soviet Pact

The German invasion of Poland

The Anschluss

Germany’s annexation of the Sudetenland

(TCOs 1 and 2) Identify and describe the main provisions of the Constitution of 1787.  Make sure you analyze the compromises made at the convention to ensure the passage of the new federal constitution. Then discuss the formation of America’s first two political parties, the Democratic-Republicans and the Federalists. What were the major differences and who were the best-known members of each party? Make sure you use enough details to support your answer. (Points : 50)


The Constitution of 1787 briefly organizes all of the….

(TCO 2) Identify and analyze the Dred Scott decision. Be sure to discuss the political reaction to this decision. Then analyze the election of 1860 and how the controversy over slavery divided the party into northern and southern branches. Analyze the ascendency of Abraham Lincoln to the presidency. Be sure to use enough details to support your answer. (Points : 50)


On March 6th, 1857, The United States Supreme Court…

(TCOs 6 and 7) Identify and explain at least two causes of World War II. Then analyze America’s foreign policy before the war, and describe how that policy changed as the war progressed. Be sure to include a discussion of how the Battle of Britain influenced American opinion. Make sure you use enough details to support your answer. (Points : 50)


World War II began in September of 1939 when…

(TCOs 7 and 9) Identify and analyze the main events of the Korean War and Cuban Missile Crisis. Then assess how these events affected the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union. Make sure you use enough details to support your answer. (Points : 50)


Both the Korean War and the Cuban Missile Crisis tore…

HIST 405 Final Exam