8th grade social studies spring semester final the Final Exam will consist of questions taken from the following units



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STUDY GUIDE

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

Study suggestions:

  • 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

Shay’s Rebellion

The Whiskey Rebellion

Constitutional Convention

George Washington

James Madison

Great Compromise

The Three-Fifths Compromise

Electoral College

Federalists

Anti-Federalists

The Federalist Papers

Democratic-Republican Party

Alexander Hamilton

Branches of Government and their duties

Checks and Balances

Bill of Rights (especially the 1st, 2nd, 5th amendments)

XYZ Affair

War of 1812

Battle of New Orleans

Andrew Jackson

Indian Removal Policy

Trail of Tears

Monroe Doctrine

Nullification

Secession

Manifest Destiny

Louisiana Territory

Texas (colonization, annexation)

Oregon country slogans

Mexican-American War: territory gained, outcome

Reform


Second Great Awakening

Transcendentalism

Abolitionists

Seneca Falls Convention

Underground Railroad

Harriet Tubman

Frederick Douglass

Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Nat Turner’s Rebellion

Missouri Compromise

Compromise of 1850

Dred Scott Decision

Lincoln/Douglas Debates



Strengths and Weaknesses of North and South

Significance of Battle of Bull Run/ Battle of Gettysburg/ Appomattox Court House


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