8TH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES
SPRING SEMESTER FINAL
The Final Exam will consist of questions taken from the following units:
Unit 8: Creating the Constitution
Unit 9: The Constitution: Creating a More Perfect Union
Unit 10: The Bill of Rights
Unit 11: Political Developments in the Early Republic
Unit 12: Foreign Affairs in the New Nation
Unit 13/14 Growing Sense of Nationhood and Andrew Jackson
Unit 15: Manifest Destiny and the Growing Nation
Unit 18: An Era of Reform (partial)
Unit 20: African Americans in the mid-1800s (partial)
Unit 21: A Dividing Nation
Unit 22: The Civil War
Reread each unit.
Study your annotations and Cornell Notes.
Study vocabulary for each unit.
Study any other materials used this semester.
Form study groups and study together.
Study and know everything on this study guide.
Things to know:
Articles of Confederation
Northwest Ordinance of 1787
The Whiskey Rebellion
The Three-Fifths Compromise
The Federalist Papers
Branches of Government and their duties
Checks and Balances
Bill of Rights (especially the 1st, 2nd, 5th amendments)
War of 1812
Battle of New Orleans
Indian Removal Policy
Trail of Tears
Texas (colonization, annexation)
Oregon country slogans
Mexican-American War: territory gained, outcome
Second Great Awakening
Seneca Falls Convention
Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Nat Turner’s Rebellion
Compromise of 1850
Dred Scott Decision
Strengths and Weaknesses of North and South
Significance of Battle of Bull Run/ Battle of Gettysburg/ Appomattox Court House