Pre-AP US History
Summer Assignment Questions
The Collision of Cultures
1. Las Casas argued that the Indians have no right to be ruled over, regardless of the fact that
they are barbarians, because they were not ignorant, inhuman, or bestial.
Early Cooperation: American Famine Relief
After the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, there was huge food shortages,
droughts, and by 1920 Russia was clearly in a nationwide famine. There
was an appeal sent out worldwide for food aid. Even with the relief
Period 5 1848-1877
Key Names, Events And Terms
1.Civil Rights Act of 1866- pronounced all African Americans to be US citizens (repudiated the Dred Scott
decision), and also attempted to provide a legal shield against the operation of the southern states'
IB 20th Century World History Midterm Study Guide
Midterm Exam Components:
Multiple Choice Exam (in class)
Paper 1 (1 hour)
Paper 2 (one of the following 6 prompts)
Possible Paper 2 Essay Prompts
One of the following prompts will be your essay on the
6.1 : The rise of big business in the United States encouraged massive migrations and urbanization, sparked government and
popular efforts to reshape the U.S. economy and environment, and renewed debates over U.S. national identity.
Food Shipments to Russia
This is a handwritten note between Kamenev, Stalin, Lenin and Trotsky. This was written as a
conversation between the two during the time around August of 1920 after the great famine and the
The Founding Brothers Book
The anecdote that Benjamin Rush liked to repeat about an overheard conversation between Benjamin
Harrison and Elbridge Gerry on July 4, 1776, makes clear that the signers of the Declaration of
Independence felt some
Founding Brothers SAQs
2. What is the assumption of the American Revolution?
Some of the revolutionary leaders were farsighted enough to see the great potential that
America possessed as both unified nation and leading economic power. Others w
Ch. 16 Lesson 2 #3
What issue led to the formation of the Republican Party, and what stand did the
party take on the issue?
The Kansas-Nebraska Act led to the formation of the Republican Party. One
of the Republicans major goal
Ch. 16 Lesson 1 #6
What were some ways that Northerners defied the Fugitive Slave Act?
The Fugitive Slave Act stated that anyone who helped a fugitive could be
fined or imprisoned. Some Northerners refused to obey this law, and
Puritan Notes Summary
In colonial times, different groups of people believed in different sects of religion. Many
wanted to move to America to escape the new Church of England established by Henry the 8th.
This new church had the sam
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks & If Youre Reading This
Prose Constructed Responses
In the non-fiction novel The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Deborah says, Everybody
in the world got her cells, only thing we got of our mother is
Key Terms By Themes
Utopian communities: Group of small societies that appeared during the
1800s in an effort to reform American society and create a "perfect"
Shakers: example of a Utopian community.