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1 APUSH Exam Question Breakdown Multiple Choice, DBQ’s, and FRQ’s

2 Important Time Periods First European Contact to 1789 (Constitution) – 20 % of the Multiple Choice (16 Questions) Columbian Exchange Atlantic Slave Trade Mercantilism Development of the American Colonies – Plymouth and Jamestown – Economy of the Southern Colonies – Economy of the Northern Colonies – Early governing documents and institutions (Mayflower Compact, House of Burgesses, Common Sense, etc.) French and Indian War Events that created tension between the American Colonies and Great Britain – Navigation Acts – Salutary Neglect – Proclamation of 1763 – Stamp Act – Declaratory Act – Boston Massacre – Boston Tea Party – Lexington and Concord – Olive Branch Petition – Bunker Hill Declaration of Independence American Revolution Articles of Confederation Constitution Bill of Rights

3 Important Time Periods 1790 to 1914 – 45 % of the Multiple Choice (36 questions). – Challenges facing the New Republic – Expansion – Social Reform – Sectionalism and Civil War – Reconstruction – Settling the West – Industrialization – Populist Movement (problems of the midwestern farmers) – Progressive Movement – Imperialism and Spanish-American War – Technological advances and urbanization

4 Important Time Periods 1915 to Present – 35% of the Multiple Choice Questions (28 questions); the vast majority of which will be from 1915 to 1980 – American Neutrality then involvement in WWI – American Isolationism – The Roaring Twenties – The Great Depression and New Deal – American Neutrality then involvement in WWII – The Early Cold War (Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson) – The Middle Cold War/Détente (easing tensions) (Nixon, Ford Carter) – Civil Rights Movement (African Americans, Women, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans) – Collapse of the Soviet Union/Later Cold War (Reagan, Bush) – The War on Terror – The Clinton Years (NAFTA, Impeachment, Ethnic Cleansing)

5 Important Question Categories Based on the information below you will find that you should really concentrate on the actions and policies of the government (President, Congress, and Supreme Court) and any kind of Social Reform or Civil Rights type activities. Types of concepts being focused on: – Social and Cultural – 40% (32 questions) – Political Institutions and Public Policy – 35% (28 questions) – Diplomacy and International relations – 15% (12 questions) – Economic developments – 10% (8 questions)

6 DBQ Process Suggested by College Board Read the question -- that is, the prompt -- three times. Remember that in this instance "AP" stands for "address prompt." Identify the task. State in your own words what you are being asked to write. Circle or underline the main words, especially words of direction, such as "analyze," "explain," "compare and contrast," "evaluate," and "to what extent." Briefly list the main events of the historical time period addressed. Use the acronym PERSIA to help you categorize the political, economic, religious, social, intellectual, and artistic aspects of the period. This is outside information that may be included in the essay. Read each document, noting the source or the title. Briefly write the main point of each document. If the prompt requires you to take one position or another, group the documents on the basis of those positions. For example, in the 1999 DBQ you are asked to evaluate colonial identity AND unity. Note that documents A, C, E, and G are about unity, whereas documents B, D, F, and H deal with identity. Some documents may be used to support both unity and identity. Use the source or the title when referring to the information in the document. Do NOT use the word "document" in the narrative of your essay. (Writing "Document A says," "Document B says," and so on results in a laundry list of documents instead of an essay.) You may use the word "document" in parentheses as a reference to a specific document at the end of the information you have included from that document. These notes help you organize your use of the documents throughout your essay. Essential note to remember: Students write the essay; documents don't write the essay.

7 Coach Hardee’s Pre-Plan Protocols Read the Question Develop a “Rough Draft” Thesis based on the Question Create a Chart with heading for each of the three points from your thesis Brainstorm ideas for People/Ideas/Events you could use for outside information, place them in your chart Read your documents and place at least two under each chart heading (remember the two and two rule) Think about “step back” and “step forward” information for your introductory and conclusion paragraphs. Prepare to write your essay

8 Essay Blueprint Introduction – Step Back information – Thesis – Expansion on Thesis Body 1 – Elaboration from Thesis Point 1 using outside information and documents (for DBQ) Body 2 – Elaboration from Thesis Point 2 using outside information and documents (for DBQ) Body 3 (For DBQ’s) – Elaboration from Thesis Point 3 using outside information and documents (for DBQ) Conclusion – Summary of your essay including a recap of your stance on the issue (if that was requested) – Step Forward Information

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