US History and Government 11th Grade Regents Prep


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    Current Issues Quiz            Cross-Topical Quiz          Landmark Supreme Ct. Cases Quiz

     

    1. PRESIDENTIAL ADMINISTRATIONS:
             
    -- Why were they given that particular title?
              -- What were the goals of that President?
              -- Was that title given to their administration appropriate?
     

    • Teddy Roosevelt --> "Square Deal"
    • Franklin Roosevelt --> "New Deal"
    • Harry Truman --> "Fair Deal"
    • John F. Kennedy --> "New Frontier"
    • Lyndon Johnson --> "Great Society"
    • Richard Nixon --> "New Federalism"
    • Ronald Reagan --> "New Federalism"

     

    2.  MOST IMPORTANT SUPREME COURT CASES:
              -- What is the background of the case?
              -- What is the Supreme Court decision?
              -- How does the decision affect America?
    • Marbury v. Madison - 1803
    • McCulloch v. Maryland - 1819
    • Cherokee Nation v. Georgia - 1831
    • Dred Scott v. Sandford - 1857
    • Plessy v. Ferguson - 1896
    • Schenck v. U. S. - 1918
    • Korematsu v. U. S. - 1944
    • Brown v. Board of Education (Topeka, KS) - 1954
    • Mapp v. Ohio - 1961
    • Baker v. Carr - 1962
    • Engle v. Vitale - 1962
    • Gideon v. Wainwright - 1963
    • Escobedo v. Illinois - 1964
    • Miranda v. Arizona - 1966
    • Tinker v. Des Moines - 1969
    • The New York Times Co. v. U. S. - 1971
    • Roe v. Wade - 1973
    • U. S. v. Nixon - 1974
    • Bakke v. The Regents of the University of California - 1978
    • New Jersey v. TLO - 1985
    • Vernonia School District v. Action - 1995
    • Jones v. Clinton - 1997

     

    3.  REFORM MOVEMENTS IN AMERICAN HISTORY:
    • Abolitionism
           -- Nat Turner
           -- Frederick Douglass
           -- Harriet Tubman
           -- John Brown
           -- William Lloyd Garrison
           -- Sojourner Truth
    • Women's Suffrage --> Seneca Falls Convention
           -- Lucretia Mott
           -- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
           -- Susan B. Anthony
           -- Carrie Chapman Catt
    • Populism
           -- the Grange
           -- Farmers' Alliance
           -- bimetallism
           -- William Jennings Bryan --> "Cross of Gold" speech
    • Temperance
           -- Carrie Nation
           -- prohibition (a "dry" America) -- Volstead Act (1919)
           -- 18th Amendment (1920)
    • Progressivism
           -- muckrakers
           -- Governor Robert LaFollette (WI)
           -- initiative, referendum, recall
           -- 16th (1913), 17th (1913), 19th (1920) Amendments
           -- Jane Addams & Hull House --> settlement movement
    • Civil Rights
           -- Booker T. Washington
           -- W. E. B. DuBois
           -- Marcus Garvey
           -- Rosa Parks
           -- Little Rock Central H. S. integration
           -- Greensboro, SC sit-ins
           -- NAACP
           -- SNCC
           -- Martin Luther King, Jr.
           -- March on Washington -- "I have a dream..." speech
           -- Malcolm X
           -- Black Panthers
           -- Civil Rights Acts of 1964 & 1968
           -- Voting Rights Act of 1965
           -- 24th. Amendment (1964)
           -- affirmative action
    • Modern Feminism
           -- Betty Friedan -
      The Feminine Mystique
           -- N. O. W.
           -- E. R. A.
           -- Roe v. Wade (1973)
           -- Sandra Day O'Connor
           -- Geraldine Ferraro
           -- Janet Reno
           -- Madelaine Albright
    • "Brown" Power
           -- Caesar Chavez
           -- Brown Panthers
    • Native American Rights
           -- A. I. M.
           -- Wounded Knee standoff (1973)
    • "Grey" Power
           -- A. A. R. P.
           -- COLAs
       
    4. SOME IMPORTANT LITERARY WORKS:
              -- What were the historical circumstance for which the book was written?
              -- What was the theme of the work?  What was it about?
              -- What impact did the book have on American history?
     
    • Common Sense -- Thomas Paine
    • The Federalist Papers
    • Uncle Tom's Cabin -- Harriet Beecher Stowe
    • The Influence of Sea Power on History:  1660-1783 - Alfred Thayer Mahan
    • A Century of Dishonor - Helen Hunt Jackson
    • The Frontier in American History - Frederick Jackson Turner
    • How the Other Half Lives - Jacob Riis
    • The Jungle -- Upton Sinclair
    • The Great Gatsby -- F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • The Grapes of Wrath -- John Steinbeck
    • Silent Spring -- Rachel Carson
    • Unsafe At Any Speed -- Ralph Nader
    • The Feminine Mystique -- Betty Friedan
    • Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee -- Dee Brown

     

    5.  SOME KEY LEGISLATION IN AMERICAN HISTORY:
              -- What was the historical background which led to the legislation?
              -- What were the key elements of the legislation?
              -- What was the impact of that legislation on America?
     
    • Alien & Sedition Acts - 1798
    • Indian Removal Act - 1830
    • Homestead Act - 1862
    • Freedman's Bureau Act - 1866
    • Oriental Exclusion Act - 1882
    • Pendleton Act - 1883
    • Dawes [Severalty] Act - 1887
    • Sherman Anti-Trust Act - 1890
    • Pure Food and Drug Act - 1906
    • Federal Reserve Act - 1913
    • Espionage & Sedition Acts - 1918
    • National Origins Act - 1929
    • Social Security Act - 1935
    • Wagner Act (National Labor Relations Act) - 1935
    • Lend-Lease Act - 1941
    • Taft-Hartley Act - 1947
    • Civil Rights Act - 1964
    • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution - 1964
    • Voting Rights Act - 1965
    • War Powers Act - 1973
    • Americans With Disabilities Act - 1990
    • Patriot Act - 2001

     

    6.  AMERICA'S WARS / MILITARY ENGAGEMENTS:
    • 1775-1781 -- American Revolution
    • 1812-1814 -- War of 1812 -- James Madison
    • 1846-1848 -- Mexican-American War -- James Polk
    • 1861-1865 -- Civil War -- Abraham Lincoln
    • 1898 -- Spanish-American War -- William McKinley
    • 1914-1918 (US: 1917-1918) -- World War I -- Woodrow Wilson
    • 1939-1945 (US: 1941-1945) -- World War II -- FDR & Harry Truman
    • 1950-1953 -- Korean War -- Harry Truman & Dwight Eisenhower
    • 1964-1973 -- Vietnam War -- Lyndon Johnson & Richard Nixon
    • 1991 -- Persian Gulf War -- George H. W. Bush
    • 1999 -- Kosovo -- Bill Clinton
    • 2001-- present -- Afghan War - George W. Bush
    • 2003 - present -- Iraqi War - George W. Bush