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2013:

Analyze the causes of growing opposition to slavery in the United States from

1776 to 1852. In your response, consider both underlying forces and specific events

that contributed to the growing opposition.


2012:

In the post-Civil War United States, corporations grew significantly in number, size, and influence. Analyze the impact of big business on the economy and politics and the responses of Americans to these changes. Confine your answer to the period 1870 to 1900.


2011:

Analyze the international and domestic challenges the United States faced between

1968 and 1974, and evaluate how President Richard Nixon’s administration responded to them.
2010:

In what ways did ideas and values held by Puritans influence the political, economic, and social development of the New England colonies from 1630 through the 1660s?


2010 B:

The issue of territorial expansion sparked considerable debate in the period 1800-1855. Analyze this debate and evaluate the influence of both supporters and opponents of territorial expansion in shaping federal government policy.


2009:

From 1775 to 1830, many African Americans gained freedom from slavery, yet during the same period the institutions of slavery expanded. Explain why BOTH of these changed took place. Analyze the ways that BOTH free African Americans and enslaved African Americans responded to the challenges confronting them.


2009 B:

In what ways did African Americans shape the course and consequences of the Civil War? Confine your answer to the years from 1861 to 1870.


2008:

Analyze the ways in which the Vietnam War heightened social, political, and economic tensions in the United States. Focus your answer on the period 1964 to 1975.


2008 B:

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.


2007:

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


2007 B:

In what ways did the administration of Lyndon B. Johnson respond to the political, economic, and social problems of the United States? Assess the effectiveness of these responses. Use the documents and your knowledge of the period 1960-1970 to construct your response.


2006:

Discuss the changing ideals of American womanhood between the American Revolution (1770s) 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 period. In your answer be sure to consider issues of race and class.


2006 B:

Analyze developments from 1941 to 1949 that increased suspicion and tension between the United States and the Soviet Union.


2005:

To what extent did the American Revolution fundamentally change American society? In your answer, be sure to address the political, social, and economic effects of the Revolution in the period from 1775 to 1800.


2005 B:

In the early 19th century, Americans sought to resolve their political disputes through compromise, yet by 1860 this no longer seemed possible. Analyze the reasons for this change. Use the documents and your knowledge of the period 1820-1860 in constructing your response.


2004:

In what ways did the French and Indian War (1754-1763) alter the political, economic, and ideological relations between Great Britain and its American colonies? Use the documents and your knowledge of the period 1740-1766 in constructing your responses.


2004 B:

How and for what reasons did United States foreign policy change between 1920 and 1941?


2003:

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?


2003 B:

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.


2002:

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


2002 B:

Historians have traditionally labeled the period after the War of 1812 the “era of Good Feelings.” Evaluate the accuracy of this label, considering the emergence of nationalism and sectionalism. Use the documents and your knowledge of the period 1815-1825 to construct your answer.


2001:

What were the Cold War fears of the American people in the aftermath of the Second World War? How successfully did the administration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower address these fears? Use the documents and your knowledge of the years 1948-1961 in your answer.


2000:

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.


1999:

To what extent had the colonists developed a sense of their identity and unity as Americans by the eve of the Revolution? Use the documents and your knowledge of the period 1750 to 1776 to answer the question.


1998:

With respect to the federal Constitution, the Jeffersonian Republicans are usually characterized as strict constructionists who were opposed to the broad constructionism of the Federalists. To what extent was this characterization of the two parties accurate during the presidencies of Jefferson and Madison? In writing your answer, use the documents and your knowledge of the period 1801-1817.


1997:

To what extent did economic and political developments as well as assumptions about the nature of women affect the position of American women during the period 1890 to 1925?


1996:

In what ways and to what extent did constitutional and social developments between 1860 and 1877 amount to a revolution?


1995:

Analyze the changes that occurred during the 1960s in the goals, strategies, and support of the movement for African American civil rights. Use the documents and your knowledge of the 1960s to construct your response.


1994:

To what extent was late 19th century and early 20th century United States expansionism a continuation of past United States expansionism and to what extent was it a departure? Use the documents and your knowledge of United States history to 1914 to construct your answer.


1993:

Although New England and the Chesapeake region were both settled largely by people of English origin, by 1700 the regions had evolved into two distinct societies. Why did this difference in development occur? Use the documents AND your knowledge of the colonial period up to 1700 to develop your answer.


1992:

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 1840s through the 1890s to compose your answer.


1991:

It was the strength of opposition forces, both liberal and conservative, rather than the ineptitude and stubbornness of President Wilson that led to the Senate defeat of the Treaty of Versailles. Using the documents and your knowledge of the period 1917-1921, assess the validity of this statement.


1990:

Jacksonian Democrats viewed themselves as the guardians of the United States Constitution, political democracy, individual liberty, and equality of economic opportunity. In light of the following documents and your knowledge of the 1820s and 1830s, to what extent do you agree with the Jacksonians’ view of themselves?


1989:

Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois offered different strategies for dealing with the problems of poverty and discrimination faced by Black Americans at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th centuries. Using the documents and your knowledge of the years 1877-1915, assess the appropriateness of each of these strategies in the historical context in which each was developed.


1988:

The United States decision to drop an atomic bomb on Hiroshima was a diplomatic measure calculated to intimidate the Soviet Union in the post-Second-World-War era rather than a strictly military measure designed to force Japan’s unconditional surrender. Evaluate this statement using the documents and your knowledge of the military and diplomatic history of the years 1939 through 1947.


1987:

“By the 1850s the Constitution, originally framed as an instrument of national unity, had become a source of sectional discord and tension and ultimately contributed to the failure of the union it had created.” Using the documents and your knowledge of the period 1850-1861, assess the validity of this statement.



1986:

The 1920s were a period of tension between new and changing attitudes on the one hand and traditional values and nostalgia on the other. What led to the tension between old and new AND in what ways was the tension manifested?


1985:

“From 1781 to 1789 the Articles of Confederation provided the United States with an effective government.” Using the documents and your knowledge of the period, evaluate this statement.


1984:

President Franklin D. Roosevelt is commonly thought of as a liberal and P{resident Herbert C. Hoover as a conservative. To what extent are these characterizations valid?


1983:

Documents A-H reveal some of the problems that many farmers in the late 19th century (1880-1900) saw as threats to their way of life. Using the documents and your knowledge of the period, (a) explain the reasons for agrarian discontent and (b) evaluate the validity of the farmers’ complaints.


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