Archive for December 16th, 2012

Possible essay topics for 1st period final

It wouldn’t hurt all classes to rough out an answer to these, but here are the essay topics that 1st hour will face on their final:

I would strongly suggest that you outline these– it will also help you study in general. Use of specifics will be a major way you earn points.

A.”Manifest Destiny and its changes made the Civil War inevitable.”
Assess the validity of this statement.

B. Compare and contrast the precedents that the presidencies of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln established, and consider how that changed American government.

C. Explain the development of political parties in the United States through Reconstruction.

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Possible essay topics for 2nd period FINAL

It wouldn’t hurt all classes to rough out an answer to these, but here are the essay topics that 2nd hour will face on their final:

I would strongly suggest that you outline these– it will also help you study in general. Use of specifics will be a major way you earn points.

A. In what ways did the administrations of Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln expand the power of the presidency– and by extension, the power of the federal government?

B. Trace the expansion of voting rights from the founding of the colonies to Reconstruction, including any controversies.

C. Explain the development of political parties in the United States through Reconstruction.