1763-1812: Revolutionary War, Articles/Constitution, and Very Early America 1) Skim through these free response questions from previous AP exams. Make a list of the patterns that you see in the types of questions asked (format of question, content you need to know, etc.)
2) Pick three questions and write about how you might answer them (don’t pick really similar ones). **You may talk to each other as you do this assignment, but turn in your own written work at the end of the period.
This handout is yours to keep. (2011 alt): Analyze the ways in which the political, economic, and diplomatic crises of the 1780s shaped the provisions of the United States Constitution.
(2010) Analyze the political, diplomatic, and military reasons for the United States victory in the Revolutionary War. Confine your answer to the period 1775-1783.
(2009) Analyze the ways in which British imperial policies between 1763 and1776 intensified colonials’ resistance to British rule and their commitment to republican values.
(2009 alt) Analyze how the ideas and experiences of the revolutionary era influenced the principles embodied in the Articles of Confederation.
(2008 alt) Analyze the reasons for the Anti-Federalists’ opposition to ratifying the Constitution.
(2006 alt) “The United States Constitution of 1787 represented an economic and ideological victory for the traditional American political elite.” Assess the validity of this statement for the period 1781 to 1789.
(2005 alt) To what extent was the United States Constitution a radical departure from the Articles of Confederation?
(2004) Analyze the impact of the American Revolution on both slavery and the status of women in the period from 1775 to 1800.
(2004 alt) To what extent was the election of 1800 aptly called the “Revolution of 1800”? Respond with reference to TWO of the following areas: economics, foreign policy, judiciary, politics
(2003) Evaluate the extent to which the Articles of Confederation were effective in solving the problems that confronted the new nation.
(2002) Analyze the contributions of TWO of the following in helping establish a stable government after the adoption of the Constitution: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington
(1997) Analyze the extent to which the American Revolution represented a radical alteration in American political ideas and institutions. Confine your answer to the period 1775 to 1800.
(1996) Analyze the degree to which the Articles of Confederation provided an effective form of government with respect to any TWO of the following: foreign relations, western lands, economic conditions
(1994) Evaluate the relative importance of domestic and foreign affairs in shaping American politics in the 1790s.
(1992) Evaluate the relative importance of the following as factors prompting Americans to rebel in 1776: parliamentary taxation, restriction of civil liberties, British military measures, the legacy of colonial religious and political ideas
(1991) 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.