U.S. History Regents Review

U.S. History Regents Review

Checklist of Important Terms

Following is a checklist of important terms, events, organizations, and Supreme Court cases that are frequently the focus of multiple-choice, thematic, and document-based questions. Please thoroughly familiarize yourself with these terms.

Affirmative Action

Marshall Plan (1948)

Articles of Confederation

Mexican-American War (1846-1848)

Bill of Rights (1791)

Miranda v. Arizona (1966)

Brown v. Board of Education (1954)

Missouri Compromise (1820)

Civil War (1861-1865)

Monroe Doctrine (1823)

Civil Rights Movement


Cold War (1945-1991)


Collective Bargaining

New Deal

Compromise of 1850

Immigration (Late 19th/early 20th centuries)

Concurrent Powers

Nineteenth Amendment


Open Door Policy (1899)

Declaration of Independence (1776)

Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)

Elastic Clause

Popular Sovereignty

Electoral College

Populist Party (1891-1896)

Fourteen Points (1918)

Progressive Income Tax

Fourteenth Amendment (1868)

Progressive Movement (1890-1920)


Protective Tariffs

Good Neighbor Policy (1930-1945)

Reconstruction Era (1865-1877)

Grange Movement

Reserved Powers of U.S. Constitution

Great Compromise (1787)

Roe v. Wade (1973)

Great Depression (1929-1940)


Harlem Renaissance (1920s)

Seneca Falls Convention (1848)


Separation of Powers

Industrial Revolution

Social Security Act (1935)


Spanish-American War (1898)

Industrial Revolution

Truman Doctrine

Jacksonian Democracy (1830s)

United Nations

Jim Crow Laws

Vietnam War (1962-1973)

Judicial Review

War of 1812

Korean War (1950-1953)

War Powers Act

Ku Klux Klan

Watergate Affair

League of Nations

Women’s Rights Movement

Manifest Destiny

World War I

Marbury v. Madison

World War II

Dred Scott Case (1857)

War on Terrorism

McCulloch v. Maryland (1819)

Reagan Doctrine

Sherman Anti-Trust Act

Pure Food and Drug Act


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