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I. To what extent did economic issues provoke the American Revolution? Consider in your answer any two for of the following:

II. From 1760 to 1776 the Stamp Act and the Administration of Justice Acts provoked the American Revolution to a high extent.


A. Stamp Act

1. Stamp Act Congress

2. Sons of Liberty

3. “No taxation without representation”


B. Administration of Justice Act

1. Virtual representation

2. Admiral courts

3. No trial by peers

V. The Stamp Act and Administration of Justice Acts dramatically angered the colonists during the revolutionary war, and eventually brought them to conflict.

I. How and why did transportation developments spark economic growth during the period from 1860 to 1900 in the United States? In your answer consider the following areas of the country.

II. From 1860 to 1890 Rural American and Urban America were sparked with economic growth through mechanical engineering because of the increase in the labor force.


A. Rural American

1. Chinese immigrants

2. Railroads

3. Cattle Transportation


B. Urban American

1. Water Transportation

2. Street Cars

3. Metros

V. Both Urban and Rural transportation developments sparked economic growth throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries with the development of street cars and more efficient ways to move supplies to the west.

I. Analyze the ways in which state, federal legislation and judicial decisions, including those of the Supreme Court, affected the efforts of any two of the following groups to improve their position in society between 1880 and 1920

II. From 1880 to 1920 state, federal legislation and judicial decisions hindered the efforts of the workers and African Americans.


A. Workers

1. Sherman Anti Trust (used against unions)

2. Pure Food and Drug Act

3. Prohibition (1919)


B. African Americans

1. Plessy V. Ferguson (landmark case)

2. Williams V. Mississippi (literacy tests were constitutional)

3. Strauder V. West Virginia (African Americans could not be excluded from juries.)

V. African Americans and workers efforts for an increase in moral and civil rights were damaged by State and Federal Legislation,



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