# WRITING AN APUSH THESIS.  THE THESIS IS:  THE ANSWER TO EVERY QUESTION IN THE PROMPT  IT MUST CONTAIN SOME ANALYSIS (CAUSE/ EFFECT, COMPARISON, CHANGE.

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WRITING AN APUSH THESIS

 THE THESIS IS:  THE ANSWER TO EVERY QUESTION IN THE PROMPT  IT MUST CONTAIN SOME ANALYSIS (CAUSE/ EFFECT, COMPARISON, CHANGE AND CONTINUITY, ETC.) ON MOST RECENT EXAMS, THE PROMPT TELLS YOU WHAT ANALYSIS IS REQUIRED ON MOST RECENT EXAMS, THE PROMPT TELLS YOU WHAT ANALYSIS IS REQUIRED

 THE METHOD 1.READ THE PROMPT CAREFULLY. 2. IDENTIFY THE PERIOD 3. IDENTIFY THE QUESTIONS IT ASKS AND HOW MANY THERE ARE 4. IDENTIFY THE TYPE(S) OF ANALYSIS REQUIRED 4. ANSWER THEM AND AND DO THE ANALYSIS BRIEFLY

 THE FORMULA: IN THE [PERIOD] X INCLUDE (E.G., CAUSES INCLUDE) [ANALYIS], [REPEAT FOR Y AND Z] AND/OR: X IS TRUE TO TO THE EXTENT THAT ---- FOR REASONS THAT INCLUDE ___, BUT X IS NOT TRUE TO THE EXTENT THAT -------- MECHANICALLY AS POSSIBLE BECAUSE IF YOU TRY FANCY WRITING YOU'LL PROBABLY MISS SOMETHING

DISCUSS THE CHANGING IDEALS OF AMERICAN WOMANHOOD BETWEEN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (1770’S) AND THE DISCUSS THE CHANGING IDEALS OF AMERICAN WOMANHOOD BETWEEN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (1770’S) 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 HOW MANY QUESTIONS? 6

REPUBLICAN MOTHERHOOD FACTORS LEADING TO IT AT LEAST 1 YES AND NO = 2 CULT OF DOMESTICITY FACTORS LEADING TO IT AT LEAST 1 YES AN D NO = 2 1 + 2 + 2 + 1 = 6

IN THE PERIOD BETWEEN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AND THE CIVIL WAR, TWO IDEALS OF AMERICAN WOMANHOOD EMERGED TO JUSTIFY SUBORDINATION OF WOMEN TO MEN. THE FIRST IDEAL, REPUBLICAN MOTHERHOOD, EMERGED DURING THE REVOLUTION FOR REASONS THAT INCLUDE DEMANDS BY SOME WOMEN FOR GREATER RIGHTS IN ACCORDANCE THE REVOLUTIONARY IDEAL OF EQUALITY. THIS DOCTRINE RECOGNIZED THAT WOMEN SHOULD BE EDUCATED, BUT ONLY SO THEY COULD TRAIN THEIR SONS TO BE GOOD CITIZENS OF THE NEW REPUBLIC. THE SECOND IDEAL OF WOMANHOOD, THE CULT

OF DOMESTICITY, EMERGED IN THE EARLY 19 TH CENTURY AS A BACKLASH TO CHANGES THAT INCLUDED WOMEN SPEAKING OUT IN CHURCHES AND REFORM MOVEMENTS AND INDUSTRIALIZATION THAT LED TO POOR WOMEN WORKING IN FACTORIES. THUS THE CULT OF DOMESTICITY ASSERTED THAT THE ONLY PROPER PLACE FOR WOMEN WAS AT HOME CARING FOR THEIR FAMILIES. OF COURSE, BOTH IDEALS OF WOMANHOOD APPLIED ONLY TO WOMEN WHO COULD AFFORD NOT TO WORK OUTSIDE THE HOME, NOT TO POOR WOMEN OR SLAVES.

IDENTIFY AND ANALYZE THE POLITICAL, SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND DEMOGRAPHIC, FACTORS LEADING TO THE "CONSERVATIVE REVOLUTION" OF 1980. HOW MANY QUESTIONS 8 “FACTORS” = AT LEAST 2 2 X 4 CATEGORIES = 8

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? HOW MANY QUESTIONS? 6 - RULE OF 3 APPLIES PICK 3 MOST RELEVANT PIEMASTER CATEGORIES DISCUSS CHESAPEAKE AND N.E. = 2 2 X 3 = 6 WHAT THE HELL IS PIEMASTER?

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