APUSH-Essays-19791997 -...

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ESSAY QUESTIONS USED ON ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAMS 1979­1997 The following questions are listed chronologically by subjects. It is hoped that clues as to how subjects in United States History can be presented analytically can be identified by studying this list. Many of the questions required students to compare two or more penods of history, and these questions appear in each period specified in the essay. The questions are placed under the titles of the topics I use in my U.S. History A.P. course. I. The Founding of the Colonies, 1607­1688 1. "Throughout the Colonial period, economic concerns had more to do with the settling of British North America than did religious concerns." Assess the validity of this statement with specific reference to economic and religious concerns. (1990, question 2) 2. "Although New England and the Chesapeake region were both settled largely by people of English origin, by 1700 the regions had evolved into two distinct societies. Why did this difference in development occur?" Use the documents AND your knowledge of the colonial period up to 1700 to develop your answer. (1993, DBQ)** 3. "In the seventeenth century, New England Puritans tried to create a model society. What were their aspirations, and to what extent were those aspirations fulfilled during the seventeenth century?" (1983, question 2) II. Development of an American Way of Life, 1688­1763 1. "For the period before 1750, analyze the ways in which Britain's policy of salutary neglect influenced the development of American society as illustrated in the following. Legislative assemblies Commerce Religion" (1995, question 2) 2. "To what extent and why did religious toleration increase in the American colonies during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries? Answer with reference to THREE individuals, events, or movements in American religion during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries." (1981, question 5) 3. "Most major religious movements reflect significant shifts in religious beliefs and produce important social changes. Apply this generalization to TWO of the following. (A) Seventeenth­century Puritanism (B) The First Great Awakening (C) The Second Great Awakening (D) The Social Gospel movement" (1985, question 2) 4. "Analyze the ways in which TWO of the following influenced the development of American society. Puritanism during the seventeenth century The Great Awakening during the eighteenth century The Second Great Awakening during the nineteenth century" (1994, question 2) 5. "Britain's wars for empire, far more than its mercantilist policies, dictated the economic fortunes of Britain's North American colonies in the eighteenth century." Assess the validity of this statement. (1987, question 2) 6. "Throughout its history, the United States has been a land of refuge and opportunity for immigrants." Assess the validity of this statement in view of the experiences of TWO of the following. The Scotch­Irish on the eighteenth­century Appalachian frontier The Irish in the nineteenth­century urban Northeast The Chinese in the nineteenth­
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