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Unit 1: Colonial America
Unit 2: Birth of a Nation
Unit 3: Jefferson to Jackson
Unit 4: Antebellum America
Unit 5: Civil War and Reconstruction
Unit 6: The Gilded Age
Unit 7: Turn of the Century
Unit 8: Normalcy, Depression, and War
Unit 9: Cold War America
Unit 10: Modern America
General Writing Questions
General APUSH Questions
Reasons Why My Historical Figure is Cooler than Yours
Unit 4 -- Antebellum America
-- Discuss the impact of territorial expansion on national unity between 1800 and 1850. [Unit 3]
-- "Reform movements in the United States sought to expand democratic ideals." Assess the validity of this statement with specific reference to the years 1825-1850.
-- Analyze the ways in which supporters of slavery in the nineteenth century used legal, religious, and economic arguments to defend the institution of slavery.
-- Compare the expansionist foreign policies of Presidents Thomas Jefferson and James K. Polk. To what extent did their policies strengthen the United States? [Unit 3]
-- "Although Americans perceived Manifest Destiny as a benevolent movement, it was in fact an aggressive imperialism pursued at the expense of others." Assess the validity of this statement with specific reference to American expansionism in the 1840s.
-- In what ways did the Second Great Awakening in the North influence the following: abolitionism, the cult of domesticity, temperance, utopian communities?
-- Analyze the extent to which each of the following influenced the development of democracy between 1820 and 1840: Jacksonian economic policy, changes in electoral politics, westward movement, Second Great Awakening. [Unit 3]
-- To what extent and in what ways did the roles of women change in American society between 1790 and 1860? Respond with reference to each of the following areas: domestic, economic, political, social. [Units 2 and 3]
-- Analyze the effectiveness of political compromise in reducing sectional tensions in the period 1820 to 1861. [Units 3 and 5]
-- To what extent did the debates about the Mexican War and its aftermath reflect the sectional interests of New Englanders, westerners, and southerners in the period from 1845 to 1855? [Unit 5]
-- Compare the experiences of the following groups of immigrants during the period 1830 to 1860: English, Irish, German.
-- Use the following categories to analyze the ways in which African Americans created a distinctive culture in slavery: family, music, oral traditions, religions.
-- Analyze the social, political, and economic forces of the 1840s and early 1850s that led to the emergence of the Republican Party. [Unit 5]
Essay 14 --
-- Analyze the political, economic, and religious tensions between immigrant Roman Catholics and native-born Protestants in the United States from the 1830s through the 1850s.
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