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Prompt Pressure Each slide will contain an old APUSH Exam FRQ or
DBQ prompt. When the prompt is show, your team will have six (6) minutes to brainstorm background info and create a ONE SENTENCE THESIS STATEMENT on the prompt.
Prompt 1 – The Colonial Period How did the economic, geographic, and social factors encourage the growth of slavery as an important part of the economy of the southern colonies between 1607 and 1775? Economic- reduced migration, free labor, triangular trade Geographic- tobacco, rice plantations Social – Slave laws, Bacon’s Rebellion
Prompt 2 – Revolutionary War/Constitutional Period “The history of the present King of great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpation, all having, in direct object, the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states.” Evaluate this accusation made against George III in the Declaration of Independence. True: Proclamation Line of 1763, Quartering Act, Stamp Act, Townshend Acts, Boston Massacre, Intolerable Acts
Prompt 3: Federalist Era, Jeffersonian Era, Era of Good Feelings The Bill of Rights did not come from a desire to protect the liberties won in the American Revolution, but rather from a fear of the powers of the new federal government. Assess the validity of this statement. Anti-Federalist Argument: BOR stopped the Constitutional gov’t from acting in a tyrannical manner. Americans fought the Revolutionary War to escape British tyranny.
Prompt 4: Jacksonian Democracy, Social Reforms, Manifest Destiny Discuss the impact of territorial expansion on national
unity between 1800 and 1850. Louisiana Purchase (1800), Missouri Compromise (1820), Texas (1844), Oregon Territory (1846) Mexican Cession (1848) Impact: SECTIONALISM, Wilmot Proviso, Abolitionism,
Prompt 5: Civil War and Reconstruction Analyze the ways in which controversy over the
extension of slavery into western territories contributed to the coming of the Civil War. Confine your answer to the period 1845-1861. Compromise of 1850, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Underground Railroad, Kansas-Nebraska Act (1854), “Bleeding Kansas”, John Brown, Lecompton Constitution, LincolnDouglas Debated (1858), Election of 1860, Crittenden Compromise
Prompt 6: Gilded Age, Populism, Expansionism Analyze the ways in which the farmers and industrial workers responded to industrialization in the Gilded Age (1865-1900)
Grange Movement, Munn v. Illinois, Greenback Party, Populist Party, Omaha Platform, William Jennings Bryan, “Cross of Gold Speech”, Free Silver Movement
Prompt 7: Progressivism Analyze the roles that women played in Progressive Era reforms from the 1880s through 1920. Women’s suffrage, NAWSA, Carrie Chapman Catt, Alice Paul, National Woman’s Party, militant suffragists, Nineteenth Amendment (1920), educational equality, liberalizing marriage and divorce laws, reducing workplace discrimination, right to own property.
Prompt 8: World War I/Roaring Twenties In what ways did economic conditions and developments in the arts and entertainment help create the reputation of the 1920s as the Roaring twenties? Economic: Consumerism, advertising, electric appliances, automobile Entertainment: Hollywood movies, baseball, Babe Ruth, Jack Dempsey,, jazz, Cotton Club Arts: Harlem Renaissance, Frank Lloyd Wright, functionalism, “lost generation”
Prompt 9: New Deal and World War II Compare and contrast the programs and policies designed by reformers of the Progressive era to those designed by reformers of the New Deal period. Confine your answer to programs and policies that addressed the needs of those living in poverty. Progressive Era: Muckrakers, Square Deal
New Deal: 3 R’s, Brain Trust, Alphabet Soup
Regulation of Industry More gov’t involvement in business
Regulation of Industry More gov’t involvement in business Create jobs, stimulate economy.
Prompt 10: Cold War 1945-1960 Compare and contrast the United States foreign policy after the First World War and after the second World War. Consider the periods 1919-1928 and 1945-1950. Differences: Post WWI: Isolationism; Congress refusal to ratify Treaty of Versailles, join LON Post WWII: Involvement, superpower, United Nations, NATO
Prompt 11: Modern America In what ways did the Great Society resemble the New Deal in its origins, goals, and social and political legacy? More gov’t control in the economy, lowered unemployment, increased gov’t spending and intervention in American’s lives. Medicare, Medicaid, National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities, public housing funding.