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AP US History Essays FRQ
Introduction -Thesis Statement (your opinion) -Establish time and place -Background Information -Supporting Arguments or introduce the topics of discussion -Identify the opposing viewpoint (the one you are not supporting)
Thesis Statement A well developed statement that provides your opinion or response to the question (FRQ).
Practice FRQ-1 Explain the theory of Mercantilism and the role it played in prompting Americans to rebel in (Take a moment and create a well developed thesis statement that responds to this task)
Background Information Establish: Time and Place A historical frame of reference (Use facts)
Supporting Argument List the major reasons, to be later developed in the body paragraphs, that defend or support your thesis. Be neat and organized! List the “reasons” in categories that will correspond to the body paragraphs.
“Plan of Attack”
Practice FRQ-2 “Plan of Attack” List the major reasons(3) that support your thesis statement.
Body Paragraphs Topic Sentences Historical and Factual Information Analysis
Topic Sentences Supports the thesis Introduces the topic of the paragraph No disguises--
Historical and Factual Information Use facts, details, statistics, and quotes Use analytical sentences (Key term, definition, significance)
Analysis Explains the separate part of your argument Explains the significance of the information you present as it relates to the thesis statement. Always refer back to your thesis statement!
Practice FRQ-3 “Plan of Attack” Brainstorm and list 3 to 5 facts that support each of your major reasons from FRQ-2
Conclusion “In conclusion” Restate the thesis statement Summarize your argument Identify a larger historical perspective (do not go off on a tangent)