The Revised Revised AP U.S. History Standards by BarkerC

Champion(s):

BahnamanS
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Runner(s)-Up:

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Quiz Description

Matt Bruce made the joke, now I'm here to finish the job. (This is not designed to be hardcore deep American history, but rather an outline of key concepts. It's rated G for people who have had a high school U.S. History class.)

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Questions:

Period 1: 1491-1607

Key Concept 1.2: Contact among Europeans, Native Americans, and Africans resulted in the [BLANK] [BLANK] and significant social, cultural, and political changes on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

The [BLANK] [BLANK] above refers to what term was first used in 1972 by American historian Alfred W. Crosby in his environmental history book of the same name.

Click to Reveal Answer
Columbian Exchange

Period 2: 1607-1754

Key Concept 2.1.II: In the 17th century, early British colonies developed along the Atlantic coast, with regional differences that reflected various environmental, economic, cultural, and demographic factors.

The Colonies are broken down in the sub-headings into four groups, New England, the "Middle Colonies", the Southern Colonies, and this centrally located region named for a key geographic feature.

Click to Reveal Answer
The Chesapeake

Period 3: 1754-1800

Key Concept 3.2.I.B: "The colonists’ belief in the superiority of republican forms of government based on the natural rights of the people found expression in [BLANK] [BLANK]'s [BLANK] [BLANK] and the Declaration of Independence. The ideas in these documents resonated throughout American history, shaping Americans’ understanding of the ideals on which the nation was based."

TWO ANSWERS REQUIRED: What document, originally published anonymously on January 10, 1776, by what author fills in the blanks above. It remains the best selling title in American history.

Click to Reveal Answer
Thomas Paine's Common Sense

Period 4: 1800-1848:

Key Concept 4.1.I.C: "By the 1820s and 1830s, new political parties arose — the Democrats, led, by [BLANK] [BLANK], and the Whigs, 
led by [BLANK] [BLANK] — that disagreed about the role and powers of the federal government and issues such as the national bank, tariffs, and federally funded internal improvements."

TWO ANSWERS REQUIRED: What two men's names fill in the blanks above, one a President, another a perennial candidate for the Presidency during this era.

Click to Reveal Answer
Andrew Jackson and Henry Clay

Period 5: 1844-1877:

Key Concept 5.2.II.B: "The courts and national leaders made a variety of attempts to resolve the issue of slavery in the territories, including the Compromise of 1850, the [BLANK] [BLANK] [BLANK], and the Dred Scott decision, but these ultimately failed to reduce conflict."


Proposed by Illinois Senator Stephen Douglas, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Territories, it sought to provide organized governments in the middle section of the North American continent, creating a Chicago-friendly route for a proposed Transcontinental Railroad. What three words fill in the [BLANK] [BLANK] [BLANK] above?

Click to Reveal Answer
Kansas-Nebraska Act

Period 5: 1844-1877

Key Concept 5.3.I.B: "Lincoln and most Union supporters began the Civil War to preserve the Union, but Lincoln’s decision to
 issue the [BLANK] [BLANK] reframed the purpose of the war and helped prevent the Confederacy 
from gaining full diplomatic support from European powers. Many African Americans fled southern plantations and enlisted in the Union Army, helping to undermine the Confederacy."

What two words name the document whose name has been replaced by the [BLANK] [BLANK] above?

Click to Reveal Answer
Emancipation Proclamation

Period 6: 1865-1898

Key Concept 6.2.III.B: "Many women sought greater equality with men, often joining voluntary organizations, going to college, promoting social and political reform, and, like [BLANK] [BLANK], working in settlement houses to help immigrants adapt to U.S. language and customs."

What co-founder of the American Civil Liberties Union and 1931 Nobel Peace Prize winner's name fills in the [BLANK] [BLANK] above?

Click to Reveal Answer
Jane Addams

Period 7: 1890-1945

Key Concept 7.2.II.C: "In a [BLANK] [BLANK] during and after World War I, African Americans escaping segregation, racial violence, and limited economic opportunity in the South moved to the North and West, where they found new opportunities but still encountered discrimination."

What concept, recently the subject of Isabel Wilkerson's The Warmth of Other Suns correctly fills in the [BLANK] [BLANK] above?

Click to Reveal Answer
Great Migration

Period 7: 1890-1945

Key Concept 7.3.II.B: "Although the [BLANK] [BLANK] Forces played
 a relatively limited role in combat, the U.S.’s entry helped to tip the balance of the conflict in favor of the Allies."

What is the formal name of the U.S. military forces, commanded by General John J. Pershing, whose name fills in the [BLANK] [BLANK] above?

Click to Reveal Answer
American Expeditionary

Period 8: 1945-1980:

Key Concept 8.1.I.C: "C) The Cold War fluctuated between periods of direct and indirect military confrontation and periods of mutual coexistence (or [BLANK])."

What French term, from the language of classical diplomacy, correctly fills in the [BLANK] above?

Click to Reveal Answer
détente

Period 8: 1945-1980:

Key Concept 8.3.I.B "B) As higher education opportunities and new technologies rapidly expanded, increasing social mobility encouraged the migration of the middle class to the suburbs and of many Americans to the South and West. The [BLANK] [BLANK] region emerged as a significant political and economic force."

What two words fill in the [BLANK] [BLANK] above, the name of the region of deserts/semi-deserts, Mediterranean and humid subtropical climates that have seen significant population growth since the 1960s?

Click to Reveal Answer
Sun Belt

Period 9: 1980-Present

Key Concept 9.1.I.A: "BLANK] [BLANK]’s victory in the presidential election of 1980 represented an important milestone, allowing conservatives to enact significant tax cuts and continue the deregulation of many industries."

What man, whose name fills in the [BLANK] [BLANK] above, appears three additional times in the Period 9 concepts, tying him with Abraham Lincoln for the most of any individual in the revised standards.

Click to Reveal Answer
Ronald Reagan