A. P. 1U. S. History Questions from Past A. P. Exams Topic 6 Economic and Social Matters



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Questions from Past A.P. Exams

Topic 6 - Economic and Social Matters

1977 NOTE: Also see Topics 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, & 13

3. From 1790 to the 1870’s, state and national governments intervened in the American economy mainly to aid private economic interests and promote economic growth. Between 1890 and 1929, however, government intervention was designed primarily to curb and regulate private economic activity in the public interest.


Assess the validity of this statement, discussing for each of these periods at least TWO major areas of public economic policy.

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1978 Not Available

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1979 NOTE: Also see Topic 8.

3. American social reform movements from 1820 to 1860 were characterized by unyielding perfectionism, impatience with compromise, and distrust of established social institutions. These qualities explain the degree of success or failure of these movements in achieving their objectives.


Discuss with reference to both antislavery and ONE other reform movement of the period 1820-1860 (for example, temperance, women's rights, communitarianism, prison reform, or educational reform).

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1980 NOTE: Also see Topic 8.

5. In the period 1815 to 1860, improvements in transportation and increased interregional trade should have united Americans, but instead produced sectional division and finally disunion.


Discuss with reference to the impact of improved transportation and increased interregional trade on the Northeast (New England and Middle Atlantic states), the South, and the West.

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1981 NOTE: Also see Topics 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, & 8 Document Based Question (DBQ)

1. How and why did the lives and status of Northern Middle-class women change between 1776 and 1876?

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1982 NOTE: Also see Topic 5, 7, 8, & 9

3. Americans have been a highly mobile population. Describe and account for the dominant population movements between 1820 and 1900.

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1983, 1984 NONE

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1985 NOTE: Also see Topics 1 & 11

2. Most major religious movements reflect significant shifts in religious beliefs and produce major important social changes.


Apply this generalization to TWO of the following:
(A) Seventeenth-century Puritanism

(B) The First Great Awakening

(C) The Second Great Awakening

(D) The Social Gospel Movement

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1986

3. In the first half of the nineteenth century, the American cultural and intellectual community contributed to the development of a distinctive American national consciousness.


Assess the validity of this statement.

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1987 NOTE: Also see Topics 1, 9, & 11

3. Throughout its history, the United States has been a land of refuge and opportunity for immigrants.


Assess the validity of this statement in view of the experiences of TWO of the following.
The Scotch-Irish on the eighteenth-century Appalachian frontier.

The Irish in the nineteenth-century urban Northeast.

The Chinese in the nineteenth-century West.

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1988

3. American reform movements between 1820 and 1860 reflected both optimistic and pessimistic views of human nature and society.


Assess the validity of this statement in reference to reform movements in THREE of the following areas:
Education

Temperance

Women’s rights

Utopian experiments

Penal institutions

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1989 Not Available

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1990 NONE

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1991 NOTE: Also see Topics 7, 8, & 9

4. From the 1840’s through the 1890’s, women's activities in the intellectual, social, economic, and political spheres effectively challenged traditional attitudes about women's place in society.


Assess the validity of this statement.
5. Although the economic development of the Trans-Mississippi West is popularly associated with hardy individualism, it was in fact largely dependent on the federal government.
Assess the validity of this statement with specific reference to western economic activities in the nineteenth century.

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1992 NOTE: Also see Topics 7, 8, & 9 Document Based Question (DBQ)

1. To what extent did the natural environment shape the development of the West beyond the Mississippi and the lives of those who lived and settled there? How important were other factors?


Use BOTH evidence from the documents AND your knowledge of the period from the 1840’s through the 1890’s to compose your answer.

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1993

3. In what ways did the early nineteenth-century reform movements for abolition and women’s rights illustrate both the strengths and the weaknesses of democracy in the early American republic?

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1994 NOTE: Also see Topic 8

2. Analyze the ways in which TWO of the following influenced the development of American Society.


Puritanism during the seventeenth century

The Great Awakening during the eighteenth century

The Second Great Awakening during the nineteenth century

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1995, 1996 NONE

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1997 NOTE: Also see Topic 3, 4, 5, & 7

3. Discuss the impact of territorial expansion on national unity between 1800 and 1850.

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1998, 1999, 2000 NONE

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2001 NOTE: Also see Topic 5

3. The Jacksonian Period (1824-1848) has been celebrated as the era of the “common man.” To what extent did the period live up to its characterization? Consider TWO of the following in your response.

Economic Developments

Politics


Reform Movements

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2002 NOTE: Also see Topics 5 & 7 Document Based Question (DBQ)

1. “Reform movements in the United States sought to expand domestic ideals.” Assess the validity of this statement specific reference to the years 1825-1850.

Use the following documents and your knowledge of the period 1825-1850 in constructing your answer.

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2003 NOTE: Also see Topics 4, 5, & 7

3. In what ways did developments in transportation bring about economic and social change in the United States in the period 1820 to 1860?

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2004 NOTE: Also see Topics 4, 5, & 7

3. Analyze the effectiveness of political compromise in reducing sectional tensions in the period 1820 to 1861.

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2005 NOTE: Also see Topics 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, & 18

4. Describe the patterns of immigration in TWO of the periods listed below. Compare and contrast the responses of Americans to immigrants in these periods:

1820-1860

1880-1924

1965-2000

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2006 NOTE: Also see Topics: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, & 8 Document Based Question (DBQ)

1. Discuss the changing ideal of American womanhood between the American Revolution (1770's) and the outbreak of the Civil War. What factors fostered the emergence of “republican motherhood” and the “cult of domesticity”? Assess the extent to which these ideals influenced the lives of women during this time period. In your answer be sure to consider issues of race and class.

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2007

3. In what ways did the Second Great Awakening in the North influence TWO of the following?

Abolitionism

Temperance

The cult of domesticity

Utopian communities

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2008 NOTE: Also see Topics 4, 5, 7, & 8

3. Analyze the impact of the market revolution (1815-1860) on the economies of TWO of the following regions.


The Northeast

The Midwest

The South

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12009 NONE

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2010 NOTE: Also see Topics 7 & 8

13. 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.



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