Prompt Pressure

Prompt Pressure
 Each slide will contain an old APUSH Exam FRQ or
DBQ prompt.
 When the prompt is show, your team will have six (6)
minutes to brainstorm background info and create a
Prompt 1 – The Colonial Period
How did the economic, geographic, and social factors
encourage the growth of slavery as an important part
of the economy of the southern colonies between 1607
and 1775?
Economic- reduced migration, free labor, triangular trade
Geographic- tobacco, rice plantations
Social – Slave laws, Bacon’s Rebellion
Prompt 2 – Revolutionary
War/Constitutional Period
“The history of the present King of great Britain is a
history of repeated injuries and usurpation, all having,
in direct object, the establishment of an absolute
tyranny over these states.” Evaluate this accusation
made against George III in the Declaration of
True: Proclamation Line of 1763, Quartering Act,
Stamp Act, Townshend Acts, Boston Massacre,
Intolerable Acts
Prompt 3: Federalist Era, Jeffersonian
Era, Era of Good Feelings
The Bill of Rights did not come from a desire to protect
the liberties won in the American Revolution, but
rather from a fear of the powers of the new federal
government. Assess the validity of this statement.
Anti-Federalist Argument: BOR stopped the
Constitutional gov’t from acting in a tyrannical manner.
Americans fought the Revolutionary War to escape British
Prompt 4: Jacksonian Democracy,
Social Reforms, Manifest Destiny
 Discuss the impact of territorial expansion on national
unity between 1800 and 1850.
Louisiana Purchase (1800), Missouri Compromise (1820),
Texas (1844), Oregon Territory (1846) Mexican Cession
Impact: SECTIONALISM, Wilmot Proviso, Abolitionism,
Prompt 5: Civil War and
 Analyze the ways in which controversy over the
extension of slavery into western territories
contributed to the coming of the Civil War. Confine
your answer to the period 1845-1861.
Compromise of 1850, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Underground
Railroad, Kansas-Nebraska Act (1854), “Bleeding
Kansas”, John Brown, Lecompton Constitution, LincolnDouglas Debated (1858), Election of 1860, Crittenden
Prompt 6: Gilded Age, Populism,
Analyze the ways in which the farmers and industrial
workers responded to industrialization in the Gilded
Age (1865-1900)
Grange Movement, Munn v. Illinois, Greenback
Party, Populist Party, Omaha Platform, William
Jennings Bryan, “Cross of Gold Speech”, Free Silver
Prompt 7: Progressivism
Analyze the roles that women played in Progressive Era
reforms from the 1880s through 1920.
Women’s suffrage, NAWSA, Carrie Chapman Catt, Alice
Paul, National Woman’s Party, militant suffragists,
Nineteenth Amendment (1920), educational equality,
liberalizing marriage and divorce laws, reducing workplace
discrimination, right to own property.
Prompt 8: World War I/Roaring
In what ways did economic conditions and
developments in the arts and entertainment help
create the reputation of the 1920s as the Roaring
Economic: Consumerism, advertising, electric appliances,
Entertainment: Hollywood movies, baseball, Babe Ruth, Jack
Dempsey,, jazz, Cotton Club
Arts: Harlem Renaissance, Frank Lloyd Wright,
functionalism, “lost generation”
Prompt 9: New Deal and World
War II
Compare and contrast the programs and policies
designed by reformers of the Progressive era to those
designed by reformers of the New Deal period.
Confine your answer to programs and policies that
addressed the needs of those living in poverty.
Progressive Era:
Muckrakers, Square Deal
New Deal:
3 R’s, Brain Trust, Alphabet Soup
Regulation of Industry
More gov’t involvement in
Regulation of Industry
More gov’t involvement in business
Create jobs, stimulate economy.
Prompt 10: Cold War 1945-1960
Compare and contrast the United States foreign policy
after the First World War and after the second World
War. Consider the periods 1919-1928 and 1945-1950.
Post WWI: Isolationism; Congress refusal to ratify Treaty
of Versailles, join LON
Post WWII: Involvement, superpower, United Nations,
Prompt 11: Modern America
In what ways did the Great Society resemble the New
Deal in its origins, goals, and social and political
More gov’t control in the economy, lowered
unemployment, increased gov’t spending and
intervention in American’s lives.
Medicare, Medicaid, National Foundation on the Arts
and Humanities, public housing funding.
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