Midterm exam (which may, by the way, include 5 extra credit questions)

Possible IDs. 14 of these will appear; you’ll have to do 12, and they’ll be worth 5 points each.

9 more possible IDs will be added Monday night.

12th amendment

Dartmouth College case

Civil Rights Act

Robert Hayne

9th amendment


Federalist 10

Federalist 78

Common Sense

Virginia Resolution

Roger Taney

Necessary and proper clause

Seneca Falls convention

Imperium et imperio

Use-of-force resolution

James Wilson

James Wilson

Jay’s Treaty

Sedition Act

Samuel Tilden

Wilmot Proviso

Compromise of 1850

Kansas-Nebraska Act

Declaratory Act

Jacob Collamer

Massachusetts Constitution 1780

U.S. v. Cruikshank

Ex parte Milligan

Cherokee Nation v. Georgia

Marbury v. Madison

Crittenden amendments

Thaddeus Stevens

Albany Plan

Charles Sumner

Judiciary Act

Connecticut Compromise

U.S. v. EC Knight

Salmon Chase

Art. 1, Section 9

habeus corpus

Federal Farmer

Art. 1, Section 8


Alien Act


Essay Questions: Both of these will appear, you’ll have to do one, and it will be worth 40 points.

1.)  “In its first 100 years of existence, the US passed through two equally important periods of constitutional innovation—one between 1787 and 1789, the other during the Civil War and Reconstruction.” Do you agree? Compare and contrast the constitutional history of the two periods.

2.)  “The Constitution clearly did not work as the framers had intended.  On any sort of issue—presidential elections, warmaking, slavery, the role of the Supreme Court—the constitutional structure bequeathed by the framers simply failed to function.” Do you agree? Analyze one broad period that we have studied in this course (1788-1800; 1800-1832; 1832-1860; or 1860-1876) using the framework of this question.