Question 1 (Document-Based Question): 55 minutes
Suggested Reading period: 15 minutes
Suggested writing period: 40 minutes
Directions: Question 1 is based on the accompanying documents. The documents have been edited for the purpose of this
Terms For Unit 7 Manifest Destiny
Free Soil Party
William Lloyd Garrison
Dred Scott decision
MO Compromise 1850
Lincolns greatest war aim
APUSH Review: Key
Concept 7.1, Revised
Everything You Need To Know About Key
Concept 7.1 To Succeed In APUSH
Key Concept 7.1
Growth expanded opportunity, while
economic instability led to new efforts to
reform U.S. society and its economic system.
HELPFUL WEBSITES FOR APUSH
The Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History
Primary sources, summer programs.history teaching modules.
The Library of Congress
Digital collections prin
DBQ Analysis Exercise For U.S. History
Write out the question:
What time period is your answer to focus on?
Specifically, what things does the question ask you to examine?
What specific categories come to mind?
What MAJOR outside information can you assoc
Short Lesson on How to Write an Excellent Thesis
The College Board requires three essays on the current form of the Advanced
Placement U.S. history examination. Each of the three essays must be a thesisbased response to a prompt that requires st
Early United States foreign policy was primarily a defensive reaction to perceived or actual
threats from Europe. Support, modify, or refute this generalization with reference to United
States foreign policy on TWO major issues during the period from 1789
The Era of Good Feeling (1816-1824) marked the appearance of issues that transformed
American politics in the next 20 years. Support, modify, or refute this generalization,
providing specific evidence to justify your answer.
During the Era of Good Feeling
Evaluate the extent to which TWO of the following events contributed to and ultimately
caused the breakup of the Union: Missouri Compromise, Mexican War, Compromise of 1850,
The Compromise of 1850, heavily weighted in the norths favor
Although many Americans perceived imperialism as a benevolent movement, it was in fact an
aggressive economic policy pursued at the expense of others. Support, modify or refute the
validity of this statement with specific reference to American expansionis
Analyze the effectiveness of Progressive Era reformers in addressing problems of the late
nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In your answer, focus on reform efforts in TWO of
the following areas: state and federal government, the workplace, living
September 28, 2015
In what ways did the French and Indian War (1754-63) alter the
political, economic and ideological relations between Britain and its
NORTH AMERICA BEFORE 1754
Use the documents and your knowledge of the
September 3, 2015
Throughout the colonial period, the development of British settlements were driven by
religious and economic concerns. Yet in the end, economic concerns had more to do with the
settling of British North America than did religious concern
For the period before 1750, analyze the ways in which Britains policy of salutary neglect
caused the development of American society as illustrated in the following: religion,
commerce, legislative assemblies.
The early colonies grew haphazardly, most of
Chapter 23 - Political Paralysis in the Gilded Age
I. The Bloody Shirt Elects Grant
1. The Republicans nominated Civil War
General Ulysses S. Grant, who was a great
soldier but had no political experience.
The Democrats could only
Drifting Toward Disunion
The Kansas Territory erupted in violence in 1855
between the proslavery and antislavery factions. In
1857, the Supreme Court's Dred Scottdecision
permitted slavery in all Western territories,
Unit 10 MILS
Chapter 27 MILS - "Empire and Expansion"
I. American Turns Outward
The restless energy that possessed Americans from
the conception of the country searched desperately
for new outlet as the frontier ended, finding it
Chapter 19 - Drifting Toward Disunion
I. Stowe and Helper: Literary Incendiaries
1. In 1852, Harriet Beecher Stowe
published Uncle Toms Cabin, a popular
book that awakened the passions of the
North toward the evils of slavery.
In one lin
Unit 4 MILS
Chapter 10 MILS - "Launching the New Ship of
I. Growing Pains
When the Constitution was ratified, the population
was doubling every twenty five years, with most
living in rural areas.
II. Washington for President
Unit 1 MILS
Chapter 1 MILS - "New World Beginnings"
33,000 B.C.- A.D. 1769
I. The Shaping of North America
Recorded history began 6000 years ago, barely a
second in the world timeline; America's current
geological positioning locked into place after the
Unit 14 MILS
Chapter 36 - "The Cold War Begins"
I. Postwar Economic Anxieties
The US was terrified of sinking into another
depression and as a knee-jerk preventative response,
passed the Taft-Hartley Act (bad for unions), the
Employment Act of
Unit 6 MILS
Chapter 14 - "Forging the National Economy"
I. The Westward Movement
American perpetually moved west, a dangerous,
depressing venture that created America;s first
cultural sterotype: that of the rugged, uneducated,
Chapter 34 MILS
The London Conference
A. The London conference was called to find a solution to the international
depression; FDR withdrew from the conference, rendering it obsolete.
Unit 12 MILS
Chapter 33 MILS - "The Great Depression and
the New Deal"
I. FDR: A Politician in a Wheelchair
Hoover's campaign, based solely around the fact
that the Depression "could have been worse", stood
no chance of beating the crippled bu
Unit 5 MILS
Chapter 12.5 MILs - "The Second War for
Independence and the Upsurge of Nationalism"
I. "The American System"
Henry CLay came up with the American system in
1824, spurred on by the intense wave of nationalist
sweeping the nation; i
Unit 3 MILS
Chapter 9 MILS - "The Confederation and the
I. The Pursuit of Equality
The Constitutional Convention faced the issue of
black and gender inequality, although the separation
of church and state (hey Roger Williams) cam
Unit 2 MILS
Chapter 6 MILS - "The Duel for North America"
I. France Finds a Foothold in Canada
Samuel de Champlain and King Louis XIV
spearheaded the French colonial effort.
II. New France Fans Out
New France (Canada) was most valuable for
World War I
The industrial era had many effects, not the least of which was plunging the world into world war. One
must consider the relationship between eras and events as a student of history. The industrial era created a
perceived need in America for r
Unit 13 MILS
Chapter 34 MILS - "Franklin D. Roosevelt and
the Shadow of War"
I. The London Conference
The London conference was called to find a
solution to the international depression; FDR
withdrew from the conference, rendering it obsolete.