APUSH Summer Assignment Questions

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Instructor: Ms. J. Hendricks-Pickles E-Mail: [email protected] Advanced Placement U.S. History Summer Assignment REQUIREMENT #1 Read Chapters 1-2 i n United States History; Preparing for the Advanced Placement Exam 2015 edition . (We will use a different book in class, but this book does a nice job summarizing many sections that will be included on the test. I have included a copy of the first two chapters for you to use on this assignment.) Answer the guided reading questions as content research for the period of pre- Columbian Exchange through the early colonial age. This will count as a major grade and all material is testable. Both chapters are Due the First Day of Class . You must copy each question and include the correct labels for each section and questions on your paper. If you would prefer, you may type on this sheet and print the whole thing or print this sheet and write your answers on it. If you find the space provided for your responses insufficient, you may download the assignment and increase the space you are given. This is not required, but easier than writing each question out on your own paper. If you wish, you may write type your answers onto the document and submit your assignment electronically. Please remember, if you submit electronically, it must be submitted BEFORE August 10 th . Chapter 1 A New World of Many Cultures 1491-1607 1. Periodization: Summarize this period including a basic analysis of the Americas before, during and after the Columbian Exchange. Before the Columbian exchange there were larger populations of native Americans in the Americas. During the Colombian exchange new foods, ideas, and diseases were introduced to the Americas and networks of trade across the Atlantic were established that would forever change the Americas. The Natives would never be able to return to the life that they knew of before the Colombian exchange because of the dramatic changes it brought. 2. Describe the basic adaptation of the tribes that settled the Americas. * The tribes that settled the Americas adapted by the use of irrigation systems to support farming, hunting and gathering. Some tribes adapted by building easily taken apart and transported allowing them to follow the game they hunted. Others like the Apache continually migrated south following food and resources. * Include geography and how tribes adapted, culture and, when applicable, at least one specific tribe per region. 3. Compare and contrast the Mayas, Aztecs and Incas. * The Mayas, Aztecs, and Incas were highly organized empires that had extensive trade amongst each other. The Mayas were located in the Yucatan Peninsula, The Aztecs dominated central America and Mexico, capital Tenochtitlan. The Incas had a vast empire in Peru, South America.
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