2007DBQ-AgriculturalSociety

2007DBQ-AgriculturalSociety - 2007 A P@ NITED STATES...

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2007 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-J 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. Analyze the ways in which technology, government policy, and economic conditions changed American agriculture in the period 1865-1900. In your answer be sure to evaluate farmers' responses to these changes. Document A Agricultural Prices in Dollars per Unit, 1865-1900 Source: Historical Statistics of the United States O 2007 The College Board. All rights reserved. Visit apcentral.collegeboard.com (for AP professionals) and www.collegeboard.com/apstudents (for students and parents). GO ON TO THE NEXT PAGE.
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2007 AP@ UNITED STATES HISTORY FREE-RESPONSE QUESTIONS Document B Railroads in 1870 and 1890 O 2007 The College Board. All rights reserved. Visit apcentral.collegeboard.com (for AP professionals) and www.collegeboard.com/apstudents (for students and parents). GO ON TO THE NEXT PAGE. -3-
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2007 AP@ UNITED STATES HISTORY FREE-RESPONSE QUESTIONS Document C Source: Prairie Farmer, July 14, 1877. Our western brothers have accomplished one great good by their war upon the railroads. Some time ago they carried a law through the Illinois legislature, which provides for the limiting of freight rates by a board of officials appointed for this purpose. The railroads, of course, opposed this measure, and it was carried to the United States Supreme Court to test
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