Semester II Final Study Guide

Semester II Final Study Guide
Historical China
Be able to identify the major geographical features of Asia
Further, describe the importance of the yellow and Yangzi rivers
Know the legendary first empire of China (Xia)
How did this dynasty set an example for future rulers?
How did they fall?
Be able to apply the concept of the “mandate of heaven” to the dynastic justification
Be able to explain the dynastic cycle
Identify the patterns in Chinese history
Importance and characteristics of the Silk Road.
Why is it important
Who created it?
Han Dynasty
Threats to the empire
How Wudi addressed the different problems that faced his empire
Relative dates of the Han Empire
Genghis Khan
Administration of empire
Brutality of conquests
Identify what made them “civilized” as well as what made them “barbaric”
Relative dates of the Mongols
Ming Dynasty
Zheng He
Confucianism vs. Daoism
Identify key concepts
Similarities and differences
Modern China
-Opium Wars
- the Nanking Treaty
-Taiping Rebellion
-Japans lessons from the west
- Meiji restoration
Communist Revolution!
- Foreign powers encroaching on china (1850-1911)
- internal struggles of China (1850-1911)
- Boxer rebellion
- development of Peoples national party
- Chinese Revolution (analyze the events outlined on the comic strip)
- nationalist party
-communist party
-long march
- Mao Zedong
- communist vs nationalist
- Chiang Kai-shek
- Moaist China
-5 years plan
-Cultural revolution
Russian Revolution (study the comic strip)
Bloody Sunday
February/October revolutions
Czar Nicholas II
Alexander Kerensky
Red army/ White army
Marx and Marxist philosophy (communism)
Civics/Foreign Policy
Forms/systems of Gov. and Economic Systems (ch. 2) you will need to know advantages and
disadvantages of each.
Absolutism- 3 key characteristics (notes)
Reactions to Absolutions- philosophical foundations of the US.
Know the main ideas of each and the influences they had on our government. (10 total)
Weaknesses of Articles of Confederation and how they were addressed in our constitution (ch. 3)
Article I- sec. 2,3,7,8
Article II- sec. 2 and 3
Article III- know the role of the judiciary-powers Article V
Amendments 1,2,4,10
Know how our system of checks and balances works with examples
Know the amendment process
Goals of American Foreign Policy (ch. 17)
Hard power vs soft power (ch. 17)
Congresses role vs the Presidents role in FP (ch. 17)
World views shape FP (Ch. 17)