2000DBQ-OrganizedLabor

2000DBQ-OrganizedLabor - 2000 AP@UNITED STATES HISTORY...

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2000 AP@ UNITED STATES HISTORY FREE-RESPONSE QUESTIONS UNITED STATES HISTORY SECTION I1 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-I 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. 1. How successful was organized labor in improving the position of workers in the period from 1875 to 1900 ? Analyze the factors that contributed to the level of success achieved. Use the documents and your knowledge of the period from 1875 to 1900 to construct your response. Document A Source: Historical Statistics of the United States HOURS AND WAGES OF INDUSTRIAL WORKERS 1875-1891 INDEX OF AVERAGE AVERAGE DAILY DAILY WAGES HOURS (January 1860 = 100) 1875 9.9 169.2 1876 9.9 158.6 1877 9.9 146.3 1878 9.9 140.7 1879 9.9 137.9 1880 9.9 142.7 1881 9.9 160.1 1882 9.9 165.1 1883 9.9 166.0 1884 9.9 168.5 1885 9.9 169.9 1886 9.8 170.3 1887 9.7 170.1 1888 9.7 170.9 1889 9.6 170.1 1890 9.6 172.7 1891 9.4 172.5 Copyright O 2000 College Entrance Examination Board and Educational Testing Service. All rights reserved. AP is a registered trademark of the College Entrance Examination Board. -2- GO ON TO THE NEXT PAGE.
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2000 AP' UNITED STATES HISTORY FREE-RESPONSE QUESTIONS Document B Source: Editorial, The New York Times, July 18, 1877 . . . [Tlhe strike is apparently hopeless, and must be regarded as nothing more than a rash and spiteful demon- stration of resentment by men too ignorant or too reckless to understand their own interests. . . . But if the strike on the Baltimore and Ohio Road is a foolish one, its history up to the present time shows that those who are engaged in it are not only bold and determined, but that they have the sympathy of a large part of the
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