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AP US History Summer Assignment

collegebound2009collegebound2009 Registered User Posts: 466 Member
edited June 2007 in AP Tests Preparation
Already History is being a pain in the ass to me in the form of my summer assignment. I've ordered REA so maybe it will help me because our text book sucks (The American Nation). Half the questions on it aren't in our reading. I'm not trying to illicit cheating lol, but I have a few questions if someone could shed light on.

One of the general differences between wealthy leaders of the South and those of the North was that

A) Soutern aristocrats hadgained their wealth through land speculation and trade
B) Education was generally emphasized more among the wealthy in the North
C) the plantations which the Southern aristocrats lived on were decorated with many expensive objects from England
D) Leaders of the north were more active in politics
E) Southern leaders had inherited their wealth

I'm leaning towards B and C. As for B, the book never makes a comparison like that, but it kind of makes sense. They mention C, but I doubt thats a difference, i'm sure the north had objects from england too.

What is true of the legacy of the Maryland Tolertion Act?

a) The Act of Toleration continued to make Maryland a haven for Catholics up until the time when the Bill of Rights was passed.
b) The act of toleration was repealed by angry protestants and Maryland soon had the most vigilant religious laws of any colony
c) The act of toleration was repealed by angry Protestants but Maryland retained greater tolerance among different protestant sects
d) The act of toleration was supported by the Catholic assembly majority, but was repealed when they lost power
e) The act of toleration provided a blue print for religion toleration laws in neighboring Virginia.

A i know is false, B im not sure what they mean by vigilant religious laws I don't think another law was passed after. C im not sure because in the book it says puritains repealed, but online it says protestants yet some sites say puritains so I'm really confused at that. D basically thats what I'm leaning towards, but I don't know if they held a majority or if it mattered. The book says Lord Baltimore passed it so...

Last question lol (well, i have more, but these are my clueless ones)

As the Eighteenth century passed, later generaions of Germans came to America primarily for which reason?

A) Religious freedom
B) Greater opportunities to accumulate wealh
C) Refuge from warfare and political instability in Germany
D) Pursuit of political authority
E) right to cultivate their own farmland

The question is too vague IMO. By as the 18th century passed, i'm not sure if they mean the primary reason is in that century or if its in the 19th. for later generations of germans, I don't know what they mean, like up to the end of 19th century or up till now. C makes sense if it was before 1850 b/c before unification of Germany, that I know. B makes sense too, im sure its true. I hate these "primary" questions because there are always good answers but there is only one main answer.

Please help!!! anyone. as long as you didnt get a 1 on the exam haha. Not sure exactly where this post should go, this forum was my best guess.
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Replies to: AP US History Summer Assignment

  • you'llsee...you'llsee... Registered User Posts: 4,535 Senior Member
    I don't have a summer assignment for APUSH, nor do i have a clue to what the answers are to these questions :).....good luck though
  • skp21skp21 Registered User Posts: 527 Member
    B) Education was generally emphasized more among the wealthy in the North
    dunno
    C) Refuge from warfare and political instability in Germany
  • MCowMCow Registered User Posts: 127 Junior Member
    1. B i think
    2. C not D b/c catholics were not a majority
    3. Id say A or C. very vague and trivial. the hope for opportunity that B says came more so later, but it is a possible naswer

    I read AMerican Nation too. Good book for facts, but boring as hell. Ur better off prlly with an AP Guide (I recommend Kaplan)
  • collegebound2009collegebound2009 Registered User Posts: 466 Member
    thanks a lot guys. B for south/north, C for protestants, and undecided for Germany. At least I'm not the only one thinking that question is a piece of ****lol
  • MCowMCow Registered User Posts: 127 Junior Member
    yea, dont worry abt questions like that. on the actual exam, ull have enough "good" questions to get u by
    o and for american nation, we had to do outlines and this site will lhelp u:
    http://www.marshfield.k12.wi.us/socsci/apush/outlines/outlines.htm
  • boyhoodboyhood Registered User Posts: 104 Junior Member
    I used REA and i have to say that it is the best prep book there is for APUSh...just my biased opinion... if you honestly read the note sections and use the cd , look at the questions , understand the writing prompts, and start early, you can get at least a 4 ...
  • ktcvktcv Registered User Posts: 298 Junior Member
    1) b
    2) ?
    3) i'd say c
  • collegebound2009collegebound2009 Registered User Posts: 466 Member
    All of the following are likely characteristics of prospective indentured servants in the 17th century except

    A) Single
    B) Male
    C) age between 30 and 45
    d) traveling alone
    e) English

    This is the last iffy one. I know its not A and B. I can think of reasons for C,D, and E, but Im not completely sure.

    other than that, US looks very easy ^_^
  • 2good2b2rue2good2b2rue Registered User Posts: 115 Junior Member
    stop wasting ur time typing these trivial questions from a random review book

    the ap test is NOTHING like these questions.
  • MCowMCow Registered User Posts: 127 Junior Member
    Id think A actually
    but all the questions u have asked are the iffy ones u just kinda do ur best guess on
  • skp21skp21 Registered User Posts: 527 Member
    All of the following are likely characteristics of prospective indentured servants in the 17th century except

    A) Single
    B) Male
    C) age between 30 and 45
    d) traveling alone
    e) English

    indentured servants were young people and age 30 - 45 isnt typically considered young
  • nhsharvardnhsharvard Registered User Posts: 1,947 Senior Member
    My school used to use the American Nation. Last year, 2006-2007, I took APUSH. My school got the American Pageant, which was very helpful. I don't know my AP score yet, but I got a 720 on SATII US History.

    A really helpful book is Princeton review's Cracking the AP US History Exam. Good luck in APUSH! REA is helpful and can help you get a 5, but I wanted something more brief, so I got Princeton Review.

    Sorry, you have a summer assignment. I have a summer assignment for AP Lit. 15 Journals and 3 novel reviews on 3 books!
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