Advanced Placement History -
- What were some of the Major Problems facing farmers during the Gilded Age?
- Why did America join the Imperialist club at the end of the 19th century?
- Explain the connection between the Bull MOose Party and the election of Woodrow Wilson
- Explain the connection between The Jungle and the Meat Inspection Act
- Explain the connection between the Maine and the Spanish-American War
- How did Booker T. Washington and W.E. B. Du Bois differ regarding their attitudes toward African Americans
- Identify the main points of Woodrow Wilson’s “New Freedom”
- Identify the major laws passed during T. Roosevelt’s administration which effectively expanded the regulary powers of the federal government
- In what ways were the achievements of progressivism limited
- List and explain any THREE political reforms put in place by the Progressives
- List and explain THREE ways (Such as laws, rulings, etc.) that the Progressives regulated business
- What was the status of the suffrage movement by the turn of the century
- Franklin Roosevelt’s landslide victory in 1932 changed the political landscape. How did Roosevelt build an effective interregional political coalition for the Democratic Party? How did the challenges of balancing interests within the coalition shape the policies of the New Deal? (Cite the character of the coalition and specific reforms).
- ·New Dealers experimented with varied solutions to the economic disorder of the 1930s. Compare reform efforts targeting rural and industrial America. Were they effective? Why or why not? What do they reveal about how the Roosevelt administration understood the underlying causes of the Great Depression?
- ·Although the New Deal enjoyed astonishing popularity, some Americans were consistently critical of Roosevelt’s reforms. Why? (In your answer, discuss three opponents of the New Deal, being attentive to changes over time in their opinions. Were they able to influence the New Deal? How?)
- ·Although the New Deal extended help to many Americans, all did not benefit equally from the era’s reforms. Who remained outside the reach of the New Deal assistance? Why? (In your answer, consider how politics shaped the limits of reform, both in constituents’ ability to demand assistance and in the federal government’s response to their demands.)
Does isolationism bolster or undermine national security and national economic interests? (Discuss Roosevelt’s evolving answer to this question as revealed in his administration’s policies toward Europe. In your answer consider how other constraints, such as politics, history, and ethics, affected administration policies.)
- What was state-side America Like during World War II? What similarities were there with World War I? What changes were there with World War I?
- ·World War II brought new prosperity to many Americans. Why did war succeed in creating the full economic recovery that the New Deal had pursued with more limited success? (In your answer, discuss both the objectives of specific New Deal economic reforms and the needs of the wartime economy.)
- ·Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor plunged the United States into war with the Axis powers. How did the United States recover from this attack to play a decisive role in the Allies’ victory? Discuss three American military or diplomatic actions and their contribution to the defeat of the Axis powers.
- As the United States battled racist regimes abroad, the realities of discrimination at home came sharply into focus. How did minorities’ contributions to the war effort as soldiers and laborers draw attention to these problems? What were the political implications of these developments? (In your answer, consider both grassroots political action and federal policy).