APUSH Early America Timelines

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APUSH Discussion Groups: Was MLK essential to the success of the Civil Rights Movement? (No)

For this debate, I was in charge of the misconceptions about MLK's role and motives in the Civil Rights Movement while my partner was in charge of what he actually did (or didn't do) so I only have half the argument. Synthesis and Thesis: Abraham Lincoln is named the Great Emancipator in honor of his…

APUSH Discussion Groups: Did Yellow Journalism cause the Spanish-American War? (Yes)

A bullet outline for the debate of how fake news stories kicked off one of the most pointless wars in the history of mankind.

APUSH Discussion Groups: Was Lincoln the best president? (No)

While I disagree with my given stance, this was the position given to me to argue, so I had to take it. I like arguing the on the losing side anyway; it's much more exciting and fresh. In any case, since each side of the debate is made up of a team of two people,…

APUSH Discussion Groups: Was Andrew Jackson’s Indian Removal Policy Motivated by Humanitarian Impulses? (Yes)

Alright, so this discussion group was one where I had to argue the more difficult position; the position that Andy Jackson deported the Native Americans from their own lands "for their own good". Basically, the gist of my argument is the fact that the Native Americans would have entered into conflict with the white settlers…

APUSH Discussion Groups: Was the American Revolution a Conservative Movement? (Yes)

The American Revolutionary War was a conservative movement with little sociopolitical change between the elite class pre-War and the elite class post-War.

APUSH Essay Prep Unit X: Late 1900s

Due to it being the last unit of the year, our teacher gave us a choice on which prompts we have to prepare for so here are the three I chose to do. (1) In what ways did the Great Society resemble the New Deal in its origins, goals and social and political legacy. Use specific…

APUSH Essay Prep Unit IX: Cold War

We got only got five essay prompts for this unit. (1) Analyze the impact of TWO of the following on Soviet-American relations in the decade following the Second World War, 1945-1955. The Yalta Conference    Communist Revolution in China Korean War    McCarthyism Synthesis: US-Soviet relations were never good to begin with. Then, with the Cold…

APUSH Unit VII Key Terms

1. suffragettes: Catt, Stanton, Paul, Mott 2. Treaty of Paris (1899)* 3. Conservative U.S. Supreme Court decisions: Hammer v. Dagenhart (1918); U.S. v E.C. Knight 4. “dollar diplomacy” 5. WWI: U.S. neutrality/freedom of the seas 6. child labor 7. Annexation of Hawaii 8. Hawaii/Dole/ Queen Lilioukalani 9. Spanish American War/causes 10. “Splendid little war” 11.…

APUSH Unit VIII Essay Prep: Early 1900s up to the Great Depression

(1) Compare and contrast the criticisms of American society in the 1920’s and 1930’s by American writers. Synthesis:  Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Frederick Douglass’ slave narrative criticised the brutality of slavery through their literary works, both hoping to have an impact on the existence of slaves in America. Although both works wrote…

APUSH Unit VI Key Terms

1. Thomas Edison 2. Populism/People’s Party; failure of 3. William Jennings Bryan 4. “Cross of Gold” speech 5. “Big Business” 6. Immigration/”New Immigrants” 7. Nativism 8. Domesticity 9. sewing machine 10. mechanization 11. urbanization; water and sewage in urban areas; tenements; internal migration 12. The Knights of Labor 13. The Molly Maguires 14. The American…

APUSH Unit VII Essay Prep: Early 1900s up to WWI (1890-19

Once again, a couple of questions have been left out because of incomplete information. (1) How successful were progressive reforms during the period 1890-1915 with respect to TWO of the following? Industrial Conditions   Urban life   Politics Synthesis: Reforms after 2nd Great Awakening: women & temperance (these two are similar to Progressive reforms that resulted in the…

Everything's fairly straightforward. You have 55 multiple choice questions that are stimulus-based. With general knowledge about the trends and important events in US History, you should do just fine. I didn't study at all for the exam and I was totally fine. That said, that doesn't mean you shouldn't study but the exam is going to…

APUSH Unit VI Essay Prep: Civil War, Reconstruction and Beyond (1860s-1900s)

Sorry for the late post guys, but here's the next round of essay prep. (1) Compare and contrast the attitudes of TWO of the following toward the wealth that was created in the United States during the late nineteenth century. I chose Andrew Carnegie and Eugene V. Debs. If you chose other people, you have to…

APUSH: Unit V Key Terms

1. Northern views of slavery 2. popular sovereignty 3. Scott v. Sanford (1857) 4. Antebellum North v. South: population, economy, society, class conflict, etc. 5. Civil War North v South/“balance of forces” 6. Webster-Haynie Debate 7. Free African American population: north v south, occupations, status, etc. 8. The American Anti-Slavery Society/factions 9. the cotton gin…