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possibleDBQtopics - AP US History: DBQs 1973 Through 2007...

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1 AP US History: DBQs 1973 Through 2007 For your benefit, I have tried to organize past DBQs chronologically by topic (date of question is in parentheses). There are 40 questions here covering 34 years of the exam – you will note that some of the years have two exams listed. These questions can serve as useful review tools; thinking through their responses can be very helpful. EARLY PERIOD TO 1800 1. 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) 2. In what ways did the French and Indian War (1754-63) alter the political, economic, and ideological relations between Britain and its American colonies? Use the documents and your knowledge of the period 1740-1766 in constructing your response. (2004) 3. To what extent had the colonists developed a sense of their own identity and unity as Americans by the eve of the Revolution? Use the documents and your knowledge of the period 1750 to 1776 to answer the question. (1999) 4. To what extent did the American Revolution fundamentally change American society? In your answer, be sure to address the political, social, and economic effects of the Revolution in the period 1775 to 1800. (2005) 5. Was American society, as evidenced by Wethersfield, Connecticut, becoming more “democratic” in the period from the 1750’s to the 1780’s? Discuss with reference to property distribution, social structure, politics, and religion. (1976 – old-style DBQ answered primarily from the documents given rather than from documentary and outside evidence) 6. How and why did the lives and status of middle-class women change between 1776 and 1876? (1981) 7. Discuss the changing ideals of American womanhood between the American Revolution (1770’s) and the outbreak of the Civil War. What factors fostered the emergence of “republican motherhood” and the “cult of domesticity”? Assess the extent to which these ideals influenced the lives of women during this period. In your answer, be sure to consider the issues of race and class. Use the documents and your knowledge of the time period in constructing your response. (2006) 8. From 1781 to 1789, the Articles of Confederation provided the United States with an effective government. Evaluate the validity of this statement. (1985) 9. The debate over the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 revealed bitter controversies on a number of issues. Discuss the issues involved and explain why these controversies developed. (1977 – an old-style DBQ answered primarily from the documents given rather than from documentary and outside evidence) 1800-1850 1. With respect to the federal Constitution, the Jeffersonian Republicans are usually characterized as strict constructionists who were opposed to the broad constructionism
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