1999DBQ-AmericanIdentityDuringAmericanRevolution

1999DBQ-AmericanIdentityDuringAmericanRevolution - 1999 The...

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1999 The College Board Advanced Placement Examination UNITED STATES HISTORY PART A (Suggested writing time - 45 minutes) Percent of Section I1 score - 45 Directions: The following question requires you to construct a coherent essay that integrates your interpretation of Documents A-H and your knowledge of the period referred to in the question. High scores will be earned only by essays that both cite key pieces of evidence from the documents and draw on outside knowledge of the period. Question 1 To what extent had the colonists developed a sense of their 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. Document A Source: Pennsylvania Gazette, 1754 JOIN, or DIE. Copyright O 1999 College Entrance Examination Board and Educational Testing Service. All rights reserved. 1
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Document B Source: Edmund Burke, "Notes for Speech in Parliament, 3 February 1766". Govern America [?I as you govern an English town which happens not to be represented in Parliament [?I Are Gentlemen really serious when they propose this? Is there a single Trait of Resemblance between those few Towns, and a great and growing people spread over a vast quarter of the globe, separated from us by a mighty Ocean? . . . The eternal Barriers of Nature forbid that the colonies should be blended or coalesce into the Mass . . . of this Kingdom. We have nothing therefore for it, but to let them carry across the ocean into the woods and deserts of America the images of the British constitution. Document
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