Midterm Paper

Choose 4 of 6 and write about it, quantity is not as important as quality and details.

Study Guide

Four of the six
questions will randomly be on the midterm exam. From the four you will choose
two to write on. Using the text book and discussions answer the questions as
thoroughly and detailed as possible.

  1. In
    detail, defend or oppose the following statement, “Natives were uncivilized
    heathen savages.”

  2. What
    impact did the explorers and natives discussed in chapter 5 have on each other
    and the European settlement of California? What role did geography play?

  3. Discuss
    secularization and the “Foreign Penetration of California.” How did they lead
    to the Mexican-American War?

  4. Discuss
    the California Gold Rush and its influence on the nation and California. What
    was the impact on the people of California and those that came during that

  5. Discuss
    the building of the transcontinental railroad. Include in your response an
    evaluation of Judah, the Big Four, struggles and successes, and the impact of
    building the railroad.

  6. Evaluate
    the economic development and social unrest in California from 1870-1900.