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U.S. History

Regents Review

TermDefinition
If you see: House of Burgesses, Mayflower Compact Answer: "early forms of democracy" or early "republics"
If you see: John Marshall Answer: Either he expanded the power of the federal government, or Judicial Review
If you see: Nativism Answer: fear of foreigners. Also a question with "Chinese Exclusion Act" or the "Sacco-Vanzetti" case.
Federalism Division of powers between the federal government and the states
If you see: George Washington Answer: neutrality/isolationism/noninvolvement
Why did we have weak Articles of Confederation? fear of a strong government, or power to the states was preferred
If you see: Domino Theory (for Asia), Truman Doctrine, Marshall Plan, Korean War, NATO Answer: Containment during Cold War
If you see: Why didn't we ratify the Treaty of Versailles? = Neutrality We did not want to join the International League of Nations
If you see: Unwritten Constitution These are things we do that's not printed in the Constitution such as political parties cabinet, judicial review, nominating conventions
Why did we get involved in WWI ? "the Boat, and the Note" (Lusitania, and Zimmerman Telegram)
If you see Unions (AFL) , Sherman Anti-Trust, or Arbitration Answer: something like "to help the small guy and consumer out."
If you see: John Hay think, "Hay look...it's China!" The answer is always about trade in Asia for Open Door Policy
If you see: Mississippi River(Geography) think "navigation"
If you see: New England(Geography) think "trade"
If you see: the South (Geography) think "was agricultural
If you see: New Orleans (Geography) think "a port for trade"
If you see: How did the U.S. respond to massive immigration Answer: Quota System, specifically know the National-Origins Act
A common cartoon question about FDR The Supreme Court did not support him
If you see: Jacob Riis, Upton Sinclair, Ida Tarbell=writers known as Muckrakers Answer: should be about cleaning up and regulating big business to protect the people
If you see: The Great Society The Answer: should be about the government helping the poor. Similarly, The New Deal of FDR looked to find people jobs and help socially and economically
Created by: Mrs. Gentile