Unit 1 Assesment Study Guide

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Mississippi Studies
Unit 1 Assessment Study Guide
1. Geography of the 50 states:
Mississippi’s location in the US:
2.
Natural disasters that occur in the USA:
Which of these occur in MS??
3. Hurricane damage
Geographical and economic impacts of this:
4. Water resources in MS:
5. THE MS RIVER
-What is the most significant fact about it?
-Where does it begin and end?
-The oldest settlement on the MS River?
6. History of the early native Americans (4 periods: what were they, when were they, and facts about
each)
7. Hernando de Soto
8. Reasons for Native American population decrease
9. Northwest Ordinance of 1787
10. French and Indian war (Discuss when this happened and its causes)
11. Mississippi’s statehood
-When did it become a state?
-Who was the first official governor?
- Mississippi led in production and was one of the wealthiest states in the US. Why?
12. First capital of MS:
Where was it moved to and why?
Who was this new capital named after?
13. The 3 stages for a state to be admitted into the US:
14. Assimilation
15. Sectionalism
16. Dorothea Dix
17. Westward expansion (DISCUSS!! THIS COULD BE A VARIETY OF THINGS!)
18. Discuss the plantation system
19. *****The slave community during Antebellum MS (Refer to worksheet)
20. Discrimination
Black Codes