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Final Exam Format

The final exam will only be on p.6-36, 40-46 of your course packet and p. 79-80, 86 of the additional exercises. PART I: QUOTES Directions: Identify ten of the following quotes below by providing the following information: (a) Basic Information about the Quote (complete sentences not necessary) (b) Meaning (2 or 3 sentences) In other words, rewrite the quote IN YOUR OWN WORDS. (c) Importance (2 or 3 sentences) In other words, what does this quote say about American society in general? Does it represent important American characteristics or values? How does this quote relate to American history and to current American society? *CHOOSE ANY TEN (10) QUOTES TO IDENTIFY.*

PART II: COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS Directions: Answer the following questions in five (5) sentences or fewer. *CHOOSE ANY FIVE (5) QUESTIONS TO ANSWER.*

1. We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish the Constitution for the United States of America. (a) Date, document name (b) Meaning (c) Importance 2. Thomas Jefferson, in a 1789 letter to James Madison, once said that every constitution naturally expires at the end of 19 years because the earth belongs always to the living generation. (a) Context (b) Meaning (c) Importance 3. The period for a new election of a citizen to administer the executive government of the United States being not far distant (a) Date or context, speaker (b) Meaning (c) Importance 4. We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom and that the government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. (a) Date or context, document name, speaker (b) Meaning (c) Importance 5. It is the insistence upon the interdependence of the various elements in and parts of the United States of America a recognition of the old and permanently important manifestation of the American spirit of the pioneer. (a) Date or context, speaker (b) Meaning (c) Importance 6. And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. (a) Date or context, speaker (b) Meaning (c) Importance 7. One for One (a) Context (b) Meaning (c) Importance


1. Name the three (3) unalienable rights named in the Declaration of Independence. 2. What is the main purpose of Obamas Cairo speech (2011)? 3. What does Bob Dylan ask mothers and fathers to do in his song, The Times They Are A-Changin? 4. What is the difference between a primary election and a general election?