Historical Terms and Concepts to Know *Who, what, where, why, when, how, so what?



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Chapter 31


Historical Terms and Concepts to Know *Who, what, where, why, when, how, so what?


  1. Manifest destiny

  2. Louisiana Purchase

  3. Trail of Tears

  4. Little Big Horn

  5. Wounded Knee

  6. Mexican-American War

  7. Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

  8. Emancipation Proclamation

  9. Gran Colombia

  10. Caudillos
  11. La Reforma


  12. “tierra y libertad”

  13. Mexican Revolution

  14. California Gold Rush

  15. “railroad time”

  16. The National Policy

  17. Reconstruction

  18. Seneca Falls Convention

  19. Métis

  20. Northwest Rebellion

  21. Gauchos

  22. Machismo

  23. Abraham Lincoln

  24. John A. Macdonald

  25. Simón Bolívar

  26. Juan Manuel de Rosas

  27. Antonio López de Santa Ana

  28. Benito Juárez

  29. Porfirio Díaz

  30. Emiliano Zapata

  31. Francisco Villa

  32. Walt Whitman

  33. Louis Riel

  34. Domingo Faustino Sarmiento

  35. José Hernandez

  36. Adela Zamudio





Discussion Questions

  1. Compare and contrast the political development of the United States, Canada, and Latin America in the nineteenth century. What are the biggest differences in the three areas? How did legacies left over from their colonial past influence the development of these areas?




  1. Discuss the fate of the indigenous populations of the United States, Canada, and Latin America. How did their fate relate to the sense of mission in each area? Compare it to similar situations in other societies covered so far in the class.




  1. Examine the economic development of the Americas in the nineteenth century. Were there any similarities in the different approaches? Why did some areas end up wealthier than others? Which of the areas would be in the best shape to compete in the twentieth century?




  1. Examine the changing role of women in the Americas in the nineteenth century. What advancements were made? How did the status of women vary between Canada, the United States, and Latin America?




  1. In what ways did the United States, Canada, and Latin America influence each other in the nineteenth century? How did they interact? What were the benefits and problems of this interrelationship?

Discussion Questions

  1. Compare and contrast the political development of the United States, Canada, and Latin America in the nineteenth century. What are the biggest differences in the three areas? How did legacies left over from their colonial past influence the development of these areas?




  1. Discuss the fate of the indigenous populations of the United States, Canada, and Latin America. How did their fate relate to the sense of mission in each area? Compare it to similar situations in other societies covered so far in the class.




  1. Examine the economic development of the Americas in the nineteenth century. Were there any similarities in the different approaches? Why did some areas end up wealthier than others? Which of the areas would be in the best shape to compete in the twentieth century?




  1. Examine the changing role of women in the Americas in the nineteenth century. What advancements were made? How did the status of women vary between Canada, the United States, and Latin America?




  1. In what ways did the United States, Canada, and Latin America influence each other in the nineteenth century? How did they interact? What were the benefits and problems of this interrelationship?

Historical Terms and Concepts to Know *Who, what, where, why, when, how, so what?


  1. Manifest destiny

  2. Louisiana Purchase

  3. Trail of Tears

  4. Little Big Horn

  5. Wounded Knee

  6. Mexican-American War

  7. Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

  8. Emancipation Proclamation

  9. Gran Colombia

  10. Caudillos
  11. La Reforma


  12. “tierra y libertad”

  13. Mexican Revolution

  14. California Gold Rush

  15. “railroad time”

  16. The National Policy

  17. Reconstruction

  18. Seneca Falls Convention

  19. Métis

  20. Northwest Rebellion

  21. Gauchos

  22. Machismo

  23. Abraham Lincoln

  24. John A. Macdonald

  25. Simón Bolívar

  26. Juan Manuel de Rosas

  27. Antonio López de Santa Ana

  28. Benito Juárez

  29. Porfirio Díaz

  30. Emiliano Zapata

  31. Francisco Villa

  32. Walt Whitman

  33. Louis Riel

  34. Domingo Faustino Sarmiento

  35. José Hernandez

  36. Adela Zamudio






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