How was Germany unified? Described Bismarck’s methods and the long-term results.
Why did nationalism become a universal faith in Europe between 1850 and 1914 and why did it gain the support of the masses of society?
Why did the voters of France election Louis Napoleon president in 1848? What were some of the benefits Napoleon bestowed on his subjects?
How was Italy unified? What were the methods and long-term results?
Why was the Crimean War a turning point in Russian history?
What were the causes and outcomes of the Dreyfus affair in France?
How does one account for the rapid growth in socialist parties in Europe in the last 25 years of the 19c?
What factors speeded up intercontinental trade in the 19c?
What were the push and pull factors of European migration in the 19c?
What distinguished the new imperialism from the earlier colonialism?
Why was Leopold II of Belgium interested in African colonies?
Does the Qing Dynasty’s response to Western imperialism seem more similar to or different than that of Japan and how?
World War I
Who was most responsible for causing World War I?
Did the signers of the Treaty of Versailles learn from or ignore the lessons of the Congress of Vienna?
Past DBQs and FRQs
How and in what ways were economic and political factors responsible for intensifying European imperialist activity in Africa from the mid-nineteenth century to the beginning of the First World War? 1990
Describe and analyze the ways in which Marxism, Freudianism, and the women’s movement challenged traditional European beliefs before the First World War. 1991
Identify and analyze the political and cultural issues in the debate over Pan-Slavism. DBQ 1992
Discuss the effects of the industrial economy on Western European peasant women and working-class women from 1830-1914. 1993
Describe and analyze the controversies over the relationship between the English and the Irish from 1800 to 1916. DBQ 1994
Analyze the key developments that characterized the European economy in the second half of the nineteenth century. 1995
Analyze the policies of three European Colonial powers regarding Africa between 1871 and 1914. 1997
To what extent and in what ways did nationalist tensions in the Balkans between 1870 and 1914 contribute to the outbreak of the First World War? 1998
Contrast how a Marxist and Social Darwinist would account for the differences in the conditions of these two mid-nineteenth-century families. 1999 (two pictures?
For the period 1861 to 1914, analyze how various Russians perceived the condition of the Russian peasantry and explain how they proposed to change that condition. DBQ 1999
Compare and contrast the foreign policy goals and achievements of Metternich (1815-1848) and Bismarck (1862-1890). 2002 B
Describe and analyze changing views toward the concept of a “civil peace” (Burgfrieden) in Germany from 1914 to 1918. DBQ 2003 B
To mark the one hundredth anniversary of the signing of the Anglo-Russian Agreement, which became the basis for the Triple Entente of World War I, European television companies are making a series of documentaries reviewing the period of nationalism and imperialism through World War I. You are part of a European television crew that is making a documentary called Canton to Versailles.
To accompany this film, your crew will also make multimedia CDs for use in schools that show the time period from different nations’ points of view. Your audience is first-year university students in a specific country who should learn about the war but, at the same time, should be exposed to a more balanced view than has previously been presented. Use primary documents like diaries, photos, and posters to explain the long and short term causes of World War I from Imperialism through the Treaty of Versailles. Your multimedia CD should discuss how your country experienced: