Free-Response Questions

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APUSH Exam Review Guide Recent Free Response Questions The free-response questions consist of one DBQ and two pairs of questions under Part B and Part C of the APUSH exam (Part A is the DBQ). The first pair asks about the period before the Civil War; the second pair asks about the period after the Civil War. You will be asked to answer one question from each pair and you will be given 30 minutes to write each response. Part B: 1) Analyze the ways in which TWO of the following influenced the development of American society: Puritanism during the seventeenth century The Great Awakening during the eighteenth century The Second Great Awakening of the nineteenth century 2) Evaluate the relative importance of domestic…show more content…
3) Compare and contrast the attitudes toward the wealth created in the late 19th century held by THREE of the following: Andrew Carnegie Eugene V. Debs Horatio Alger Ida Tarbell 4) To what extend did the decade of the 1950s deserve its reputation as an age of political, social, and cultural conformity? 5) Analyze the reasons for the emergence of the Populist movement in the late nineteenth century. 6) Assess the relative importance of THREE of the following in America’s decision to declare war on Germany in 1917: German naval policy Allied propaganda American economic interests America’s claim to world power Woodrow Wilson’s idealism 7) Assess the ways in which the Great Depression altered the American social fabric in the…show more content…
in the era following WWII? 11) Why, and to what extent, did the U.S. adopt an isolationist policy in the 1920s and 30s. 12) “1968 was a turning point for the United States.” To what extent is this an accurate assessment? In your answer discuss TWO of the following: National politics Vietnam War The Great Society 13) In what ways did economic conditions and developments in the arts and entertainment help create the reputation of the 1920s as the “Roaring Twenties”? 14) Assess the success of the U.S. policy of containment in Asia between 1945 and 1975. 15) To what extent did the U.S. achieve the objectives which led it to enter WWI? 16) Discuss, with respect to TWO of the following, the view that the 1960s represented a period of profound cultural
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