Archive for May 21st, 2014

Possible FRQ Final Exam prompts for this week and next

I will choose from these five for Thursday/Friday:

A.Explain the origins of TWO of the following third parties and evaluate their impact on United States politics and national policies.

The People’s Party (Populists), 1892

The Progressive Party (Bull Moose Party), 1912

The States’ Rights Party (Dixiecrats), 1948

The American Independent Party, 1968


 B. Discuss, with respect to TWO of the following, the view that the 1960s represented a period of profound cultural change:


Gender roles


Race relations

C. Choose TWO of the following organizations and explain their strategies for advancing the interests of workers. To what extent were these organizations successful in achieving their objectives? Confine your answer to the period from 1875 to 1925.

Knights of Labor

American Federation of Labor

Socialist Party of America

Industrial Workers of the World


D. Analyze the home-front experiences of TWO of the following groups during World War II.

African Americans

Japanese Americans

Jewish Americans

Mexican Americans


E. Analyze the extent to which TWO of the following transformed American society in the 1960s and 1970s.

The Civil Rights Movement

The antiwar movement

The women’s movement


I will choose from these five for Tuesday’s FRQ:

A. Compare the ways in which religion shaped the development of colonial society (to 1740) in TWO of the following regions:

New England


Middle Atlantic


B. Analyze the effect of the French and Indian War and its aftermath on the relationship between Great Britain and the British colonies. Confine your response to the period from 1754 to 1776.


C. 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.


D. Analyze how western expansion contributed to growing sectional tensions between the North and the South. Confine your answer to the period between 1800 and 1850.


E. Assess the moral arguments and political actions of those opposed to the spread of slavery in the context of TWO of the following:

Missouri Compromise

Mexican War

Compromise of 1850

Kansas-Nebraska Act