3. Why did
Immigrants and African Americans move to cities? That's where the jobs
= anti-foreign sentiment. The creation of quota systems regarding
immigration is important to know. These acts favored western Europeans who spoke English,
NOT Eastern Europeans. A question on the
Chinese Exclusion Act
case could also have nativism as an answer.
of Powers between the Federal Government and the States!!! See Chart
confuse federalism with Checks
and Balances!!! C and B is checking the three Branches (Legislative,
Executive, Judicial) of Government! Ex. Veto, judicial review,
impeachment. National Gov, checks itself -- has nothing to do with
states in terms of the Regents Exam. See Chart Below.
Answer: is most
WWII = Know the
and Carry. Answer should be: a move away from isolationism -- becoming less neutral.
Pearl Harbor and D-Day occasionally come up.
D-Day will usually have an answer about opening up a new front in
Europe during the war.
see: Unwritten Constitution = These
are things that we do which aren't printed in the
Constitution such as political parties, cabinet, judicial review,
and nominating conventions.
13. We got
involved in WWI because
of "the Boat, and the Note." (Lusitania, and Zimmermann
Telegram). The Boat for the Spanish-American War was the
Monopoly ... makes the rich get richer.
The Sherman Anti-Trust Act tried to bust them!
If you see Unions (or AFL, Sherman
Anti-Trust, or Arbitration) ... Answer is something like "to help the
small guy and consumer out."
repeal an amendment ... must ratify (approve) another amendment (like
the 18th and 21st for prohibition.) Speaking of ratifying ... think
Federalist Papers were for ratification of the Constitution.
see: John Hay -- think "Hay look ... it's China!" The answer is always
about trade in Asia for Open Door Policy.
Just open the door and say "Haaaay!"
Questions 1-3 usually have something to do with geography. Most
notably: Mississippi River led to trade and navigation, New England had trade, the
South was agricultural, and the Great Plains were flat. New Orleans was a port for trade.
How did the US respond to massive immigration? The
QUOTA SYSTEM is
usually the answer. Specifically, know the National-Origins Act
you know that the Supreme Court did not support FDR? That's usually
a cartoon question. He tried to pack the court with allies. But he
never did it in the end.
Riis, Upton Sinclair, Ida Tarbell
= They are writers known as
answer should be about cleaning up and regulating big business to
protect the people.
answer should be about the government helping the poor. Similarly,
The New Deal
of FDR looked to create jobs (public works) and help people socially and
Reagan cut taxes for the rich with "Reaganomics."
23. Lobbying is
when special interest groups try to get Congress to vote a certain
way. They hang out in the lobby and try to convince them.
24. If you
Initiative, Referendum, or Recall...The
answer will be about expanding democracy during the Progressive Era.
Great Compromise or 3/5 Compromise
...the answer should
be about representation, or the population determining representation in
"Caesar Salad" -- he fought for the rights of farmers. Another name to
know is Rachel Carson. Her book Silent Spring helped start
the environmental movement. Spring=Nature.
Falls = It's a
women's conference. Women love to go to the Falls, it's
starts with an H. So does
Renaissance. If there's an African American culture movement
question, Hughes can be the answer.
v. Arizona, Gideon v. Wainwright
- These cases expanded the rights to the accused!
I know this may sound
weird, but I have never seen the same choice 4 times in a row. So if
you see 4 C's in a row, double check it. Three in a row comes up
often, but 4 -- not yet. But, they can change that, be on your toes.
DON'T BE SCARED! =
If you click on the above links, you will see tips and what has
been tested on the most since 2004. To be on the safe side,
I recommend knowing 3 Court Cases REALLY WELL. Especially Plessy and
Brown vs. Board of Education. Reason being ... even if the essay isn't
on court cases, you can still use a court case to answer
something like "Turning Points" or "Civil Rights of Minorities."
For most helpful things to study, click above for tips.
DBQ ... As for the
scaffolding questions ... if you see two lines ... write three! Don't
get skimpy on these easy questions! Click for detailed DBQ help
BIGGEST TIP I COULD
POSSIBLY GIVE YOU: ON ALL ESSAYS -- IT'S QUALITY
... IF YOU ARE SKIMPY ON HISTORY, WE WILL BE SKIMPY ON YOUR ESSAY
GRADE. ESSAYS ARE THE BULK OF THIS TEST!!!!!!!!
The Pilgrims were
separatists, Puritans are non-separatists. The way you
remember this is: on Thanksgiving (Pilgrims) you separate
your turkey from your stuffing and cranberry sauce. Separatists
disassociated themselves from the King of England who was the head of
the Church of England.
Eisenhower (Rep) =
Dynamic Conservatism. The 1950s = A conservative time, economically
(Gov supports Big Business), politically (McCarthyism), and socially
(Women at home, Leave it to Beaver). Eisenhower also signed the
Interstate Highway Act to connect the country together with roads.
JFK (Dem) = The New
Frontier, liberal problem solving for poverty, racial prejudice, and
LBJ (Dem) = The Great
Society - Money to the poor, education, and an end to discrimination.