AP U.S. History Final Exam Essay Pool Third Period 2010 Unit I 1. In what ways did ideas and values held by Puritans influence the political, economic, and social development of the New England colonies from 1630 through the 1660s? 2. Although the thirteen American colonies were founded at different times by people with different motives and with different forms of colonial charters and political organization, by 1750 they had become remarkably similar. Assess the validity of this statement. Unit II 1. To what extent was the U.S. Constitution a radical departure from the Articles of Confederation? 2. Evaluate the relative importance of THREE of the following as factors prompting Americans to rebel in 1776: Parliamentary taxation British military measures ideas Restriction of civil liberties The legacy of colonial religious and political Unit III 1. Analyze the contributions of TWO of the following in helping to establish a stable government after the adoption of the Constitution. John Adams Thomas Jefferson George Washington 2. Evaluate the relative importance of domestic and foreign affairs in shaping American politics in the 1790’s. Unit IV 1. How did TWO of the following contribute to the reemergence of a two party system in the period 1820 to 1840? Major political personalities Economic issues States’ rights 2. In what ways did the Second Great Awakening in the north influence TWO of the following? Abolitionism Temperance Utopian communities The cult of domesticity Unit V 1. “Why did the institution of slavery command the loyalty of the vast majority of antebellum whites, despite the fact that only a small percentage of them owned slaves?” 2. Analyze the effectiveness of political compromise in reducing sectional tensions in the period 1820-1861.