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1. Explain how Sardinia unified Italy .

2. Explain how Prussia unified Germany through realpolitik.

3. Discuss the rise of the Balkan nations from the decline of the Ottomon Empire.

4. Discuss how the new wave of European empire building began.

5. Explain how contact with the West affected China.

6. Describe the effects of Japan's moderization.

7. Describe how southern and northern Africa came under European rule.

8. Identify the positive and negative effects of European rule.


INFORMAL: Question and answer sessions and reviewxs

FORMAL: Completed review sheet, guided reading worksheets, formal test with essay


UNIT FOUR: Chapters 13-16


Chapter 13:

1. Describe and explain the growth of Mass Democracy in the 1820's.

2. Describe the political innovations of the 1830's, especially the rise of mass parties, Jackson's use of the presidency to stir up public opinion, and indicate the significance for American politics and society.

Chapter 14: 

1. Describe the early development of the factory system and eli Whitney's contribution of the cotton gin and interchangeable parts.

2. Describe the impact of the new terchnologies, including in the areas of transportation and communication, on American business and agriculture.

3. Describe the contrasting membership and principles of the Federalists and the Demoractic-Republicans , and how they laid the foundation for the American political party system.

Chapter 15:

1. Describe the widesprerad revival of religion in the early 1800's and its effects on American culture and social reform.

2. Identify the most notable American achievements in science, medicene, visual art, muic, and explain why advancements in these areas failed to take lasting hold in America.

Chapter 16:

1. Describe the economic strenghts and weaknesses of the Cotton Kingdom and its central role in the prosperity of Britain and the Unitesd States. 

2. Describe African-American life under slavery, including the role of family and religion.

3. Describe the rise of abolitionism in both the U.S. and Britain, and explain why it was initially so unpopular in the North.


Informal: Discussion and Question/Answer sessions

Formal: a 50 question multiple choice test; two long essays, two DBQ'S and two short essays.


UNIT FOUR: 1865-1896: Reconstruction, The Gilded Age, the Rise of Industry 


1. Analyze the differences between the Congressional and Presidential approaches to Reconstruction.

2. Explain how the blunders of President Johnson and the resistence of the white South opened the door to Radical Reconstruction.

3. Explain the legacy of Reconstruction, and assess its successes and failures.

4. Describe the political corruption of the Grant administration and the mostly ineffective efforts to reform politics in the Gilded Age.

5. Indicate how the disputed Hayes-Tilden election of 1876 led to the Compromise of 1877 and the end of Reconstruction.

6. Explain the effect of the end of Reconstruction and "Jim Crow" on the African-Americans.

7. Explain the class conflict between business and labor and the hostitity toward immigrants, especially Asian.

8. Show how the  farm crisi of the 1890's led to the Rise of the Populist movement.

9. Expalin how the Election of 1896 was the first modern political election.


Informal: Question and answer sessions; review sessions; checking written assignments in class

Formal: written assignment packets; a formal written test with an essay.

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