Mid-Term Exams
Mid-Term Exam (2015-16) Study Guide

This major two-hour exam consists of two (2) sections.  Students must complete ONE (1) of the essay choices (out of a choice of 5) in Section One. Students must also complete ALL five questions in Section Two.   

Section I (60 minutes) - One essay response from a choice of 5 questions (15 marks)

Section II (55 minutes) – There will be TWO comprehension questions (2 and 3 marks); TWO origin and purpose questions (2 marks each); and ONE compare and contrast question (6 marks).

Scoring:  Scoring will be based on 30 TOTAL MARKS using the sum of marks in Sections I & II.

- Colonies Come of Age
- French & Indian War
- Causes of the Revolutionary War

Be sure to study for the Causes of the American Revolution Essay Question (No. 2) using your Essay Worksheet entitled, "Causes of Revolution Essay Worksheet." It is from January 12 and can be found at the top of your stream in Google Classroom


Chapter 3: The Colonies Come of Age

Section 1: Mercantilism, Navigation Acts, Dominion of New England, Glorious Revolution, Salutary Neglect

Section 2: Cash crops, key features of the Southern colonies, rise of slavery, triangular trade, middle passage, slave revolts

Section 3: Key features of the Northern colonies, immigration, slavery in the north, Enlightenment, Great Awakening

Section 4: Causes & effects of French and Indian War, Proclamation of 1763, Sugar Act

Chapter 4: The War for Independence

Section 1: Stamp Act, Samuel Adams and Sons of Liberty, Townshend Acts, Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, Intolerable Acts, Battles of Lexington & Concord

- Declaration of Independence
- The American Revolution
Be sure to study for the Articles of Confederation Essay Question (No. 3) using your Essay Worksheet entitled, "Creating Articles of Confederation Essay Study Guide." It is from December 4 and can be found at the top of your stream in Google Classroom.

Chapter 4: The War for Independence

Section 2: Second Continental Congress, Battle of Bunker Hill, Olive Branch Petition, Common Sense, Declaration of Independence, Loyalists & Patriots

Section 3: Turning point battle of Revolution, Valley Forge, George Washington

Section 4: Marquis de Lafayette, Battle of Yorktown, Treaty of Paris

Terms, People & Concepts to Know

George Washington, John Adams, John Hancock, Sam Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, Ben Franklin, King George III, Thomas Paine, Proclamation of 1763, Stamp Act, Declaratory Act, Townshend Acts, Boston Massacre, Tea Act, Boston Tea Party, Coercive (Intolerable) Acts, First Continental Congress, Lexington and Concord, Second Continental Congress, Fall of Fort Ticonderoga, Bunker Hill, Common Sense, Declaration of Independence, Inalienable Rights, Battle of Trenton, Battle of Saratoga, French Involvement, Valley Forge, Surrenders at Yorktown, and the Treaty of Paris.

- The Articles of Confederation
- Creating the U.S. Constitution / Bill of Rights

Be sure to study for the U.S. Constitution Essay Question (No. 10) using your Essay Worksheet entitled, "Constitution Essay Worksheet." It is from January 8 and can be found at the top of your stream in Google Classroom


Chapter 5: Shaping a New Nation

Section 1: Republic, Role of Federal Government, Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation, Land Ordinance of 1785, Northwest Ordinance of 1787

Section 2: Shay’s Rebellion, 1787 Constitutional Convention, Great Compromise, Three-Fifths Compromise, Federalism, Three Branches of Government, Separation of Powers, Electoral College

Section 3: Beliefs of Federalists and Anti-Federalists, The Federalist, and the Bill of Rights.

Chapter 5a: The Living Constitution

Purposes of the Constitution, Structure of the Constitution, Length of terms of Senators, Representatives and president, Bill of Rights, Major Amendments, Constitution as the “Supreme Law of the Land”

Re-use a fresh copy of the Articles of Confederation Worksheet to help you organize your thoughts about this topic.