Throughout the semester, we will take a term from the day's lecture and define it as a class. This should help you not only with the matching part of the exam, but also the short answer and the essay. The terms will stay on my wiki page and can help you complete the study guides.

One thing we will add to the discussion, though, is the idea of historical significance...

Generally speaking, something can be significant in one of two ways:

  1. Because it led to something else
  2. Because it provides us with an example of something going on in that time period

Other ways:

  1. Because it was the first or last time something happened in American history
  2. Because it failed, thus leading to a different approach being taken

Fall 2011 Exam Reviews