Study Guide for US History Essay

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AP American History Free Response Essays
Each day will have a specific essay question. For the 1st Quarter ONLY, you are to simply write a detailed outline of what you would include in your essay. From the 2nd Quarter on, you are to write both a detailed outline and the essay with it. The date listed will be the day the assignment is due.

September 16, 2009
Compare the cultures that could be found in the New World prior to the Europeans. Why were some groups more advanced than others throughout the same region?
September 17, 2009
Compare the experience of the French, Spanish, and English in colonizing the New World. What common perception of the region did they share? Discuss the differences in their relationship with Native
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How was the issue dealt with in the final version of the Constitution?
October 29, 2009
As an ordinary United States citizen in the 1790s, what would you have to fear in the passage of the Alien and Sedition Acts?
November 2, 2009
Why did the Federalist Party lose popularity and influence in the late 1790s?
November 3, 2009
Compare the foreign policies of Washington and Adams. Could better polices have been devised?
November 4, 2009
In the 1790s, why did the revolutionary political leaders become more divided over the course of the new nation?
November 5, 2009
Describe the major regional identities that began to appear in the United States in the early 1800s.
November 9, 2009
Once in office, how did Jefferson carry out his political beliefs? Explain your answer.
November 10, 2009
Describe the major issues that eventually led the United States to declare war on Great Britain in 1812.
November 11, 2009
Was it inevitable for the United States to be drawn into war with Great Britain?
November 12, 2009
What evidence was there that public polices between the War of 1812 and the Age of Jackson supported and enhanced nationalism? Include examples from all three branches of government.
November 16, 2009
Describe the evolution of American policies and actions toward Native Americans between 1816 and 1830. Could the trans-Appalachian

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