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1 Unit 1 Free Response Essay Topics AP US History And Bacon

2 Prompt #1 = Analyze the ways in which British imperial policies between 1763 and 1776 intensified colonial’s resistance to British rule and their commitment to Republican values. British Policies War Debt of the French & Indian War / Era of Neglect Stamp Act 1765 Declaratory Act 1766 (Paternalism) Quartering Act 1765 Tea Act 1773 Coercive Acts 1774 Role of Royal Governors Response to Olive Branch Petition Republican Values Republicanism = the ideology of governing a nation as a republic, where the head of state is appointed by means other than heredity, often elections. Rule through laws Representative Government model American republicanism is based on the rights of the individual citizen Power in government is derived from the people

3 Prompt #3 – Discuss the United States as it existed under the Articles of Confederation. What are the strengths and weaknesses of the Confederation government and how did the Constitution attempt to correct those flaws? Articles of Confederation Strengths – Local / Direct representation in govt. – State’s needs addressed by people directly effected by them – State courts handle state issues Weaknesses – No tax / reg. of trade for Congress – Amended with 100% approval – 1 state = 1 vote therefore population size not recognized – Domestic Policy > Foreign Policy – Shays Rebellion (Example) Constitution Separate Federal court system to regulate disputes Congress can collect taxes Congress can regulate commerce Amended with ¾ approval Strong Central Government created Two houses of Congress (H of Rep. and Senate) Balanced Rep/Federalist Needs with Bill of Rights / Constitution Whiskey Rebellion (Example)

4 Prompt #2 – Why were political parties formed in the new nation and what were the major differences among political parties in the years ? Why were they formed? Jefferson & Hamilton’s Views Articles of Confederation & the Constitution Pro-slavery vs. Abolitionist Small vs. Big population Foreign Policy Legislation – Report on Public Credit – Declaration of Neutrality – Jay’s Treaty Major Differences Hamiltonian’s / Federalists – See chart Jeffersonian’s / Republicans – See chart


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