Ap u. S. History Free Response Questions for the Period 1865-1930s



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AP U.S. History Free Response Questions for the Period 1865-1930s

1850-1900

How were the lives of the Plains Indians in the second half of the nineteenth century affected by technological developments and government actions?

1865-1890

For whom and to what extent was the American West a land of opportunity fro 1865 to 1890?

1850-1900

Identify and analyze the factors that changed the American city in the second half of the nineteenth century.

1875-1925

Analyze the primary causes of the population shift from a rural to an urban environment in the United States between 1875 and 1925.

1877-1900

Following Reconstruction, many southern leaders promoted the idea of a “New South.” To what extent was this “New South” a reality by the time of the First World War? In your answer be sure to address TWO of the following:

Economic development Politics Race relations



1865-1900

DBQ – Analyze the ways in which technology, government, and economic conditions changed American agriculture in the period 1865-1900. In your answer, be sure to evaluate farmers’ responses to these changes.

1860-1900

How and why did transportation developments spark economic growth during the period from 1860 to 1900 in the United States?

1865-1900

Analyze the ways in which farmers and industrial workers responded to industrialization in the Gilded Age (1865-1900)

1875-1900

DBQ – How successful was organized labor in improving the position of workers in the period from 1875 to 1900? Analyze the factors that contributed to the level of success achieved.

1865-1900

Evaluate the impact of the Civil War on political and economic developments in TWO of the following regions.

The South The North The West

Focus your answer on the time period between 1865 and 1900.


1880-1924

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 to 1860 1880 to 1924 1965 to 2000



1880-1925

DBQ -- For the years 1880 to 1925, analyze both the tensions surrounding the issue of immigration and the United States government’s response to these tensions.

1900-1930

Describe and account for the rise in nativism in American society from 1900 to 1930.

1890-1920

Analyze the extent to which the Spanish-American War was a turning point in American foreign policy.

1920s-1950s

Compare and contrast United States society in the 1920s and the 1950s with respect to TWO of the following:

Race relations Role of women Consumerism



1920s-1950s

Analyze the extent to which the 1920s and 1950s were similar in TWO of the following areas.

Impact of technology Intolerant attitudes Literary developments



1900-1930s

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.

1890-1915

How successful were progressive reforms during the period 1890 to 1915 with respect to TWO of the following?

Industrial conditions Urban life Politics



1900-1920

To what extent did the United States achieve the objectives that led it to enter the First World War?

1900-1920

DBQ – Evaluate the effectiveness of Progressive Era reformers and the federal government in bringing about reform at the national level. In your answer be sure to analyze the successes and limitations of these efforts in the period 1900-1920.

1900-1908

To what extent did the role of the federal government change under President Theodore Roosevelt in regard to TWO of the following:

Labor Trusts Conservation World affairs



1920

In what ways did economic conditions and developments in the arts and entertainment help create the reputation of the 1920s as the Roaring Twenties?

1920

Historians have argued that Progressive reforms lost momentum in the 1920s. Evaluate this statement with respect to TWO of the following:

Regulation of business Labor Immigrants



1920

How did TWO of the following help shape American national culture in the 1920s?

Advertising Entertainment Mass production



1930

How successfully were the programs of the New Deal in solving the problems of the Great Depression? Assess with respect to TWO of the following:

Relief Recovery Reform



1930

DBQ – Analyze the responses of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s administration to the problems of the Great Depression. How effective were these responses? How did they change the role of the federal government?


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