Discussion Guide-Period 2 - AP United States History...

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AP United States History Discussion Guide: Period 3-1754-1800 Directions: These questions are homework assignments. They may be handwritten or typed. Questions that are left unanswered will result in the lowering of the total score. It is essential that students complete these questions, as they are the basis for all national exam assessments, including quizzes, short answers, long essay questions, document based questions, midterms, and final exams. You do not need to write the question, but please make sure to number each question. The dates listed are suggestions for when the questions should be answered; the entire discussion guide is due on Friday October 2, 2015. Monday August 31, 2015: The French and Indian War 1 What were the factors that led to a French stronghold in North America; focus your attention on both domestic factors within France and international considerations, focusing on the actions of the rest of the world? 2 What similarities existed in the French interactions with Native Americans compared with the other major European powers? What major differences existed in the French interactions with Native Americans compared with the other major European powers? (Note: Make sure that you are able to fully compare and contrast the actions of the European powers in the New World). 3 What efforts did the French take to protect their holdings from other international powers in the New World? 4 Why was the Albany Plan for Union a failure for the British and the colonists? What did this say about the state of unity between the colonists in the 1750s? 5

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