Here’s the APUSH DBQ rubric for the 2016 - 2017 year! Also the BASIC, NEED-TO-KNOW, term review!! From John P. Irish!
And my tip for this— Focus more on Cause & Effect and Synthesis, because if you have the information/context memorized(ish), then you only have to worry about connecting to different time periods!
• AP likes to relate the prosperity of the 1920s with that of the 1950’s.
• Malcom X and MLK jr can be related to Brooker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois.
• John Quincy Adams and Seward were the most influential Secretary of State’s.
• Henry Davis Thoreau wrote “On Civil Disobedience,” which would influence the Civil Rights Activists in the ‘50s - ‘60s.
• Reagan’s economic policy lead to the surge in investing into estate and land, which created a bubble that will later burst, causing ‘The Great Recession of 2007/08,“ leaving the Obama administration to deal with it.
• Because of Nixon’s handling of Watergate and Vietnam, the American public began to suspect the US gov’t was being secretive–created a distrust of the gov’t.
• Gilded Age, trusts and monopolies “owned” gov’t, kickbacks and subsides, bribes and all.
• Andrew Carnegie- Vertical Integration (his own company mined, processed, manufactured, and sold to the public–eliminates middle man, counters capitalism); believed in the Gospel of Wealth- It was the wealthy’s God-given right to help people, donate, use your wealth for the public’s benefit.
• John D. Rockefeller- Horizontal Integration (bought/forced other companies out of business, held a monopoly on the Steel & Coal/Oil industries, Andrew Carnegie also had monopoly on oil).
• AP relates Progressive Reformers of the 1920s to the Civil Rights Activists in the ‘50s and ‘60s.
• Theodore was an ambitious Imperialist, AP may relate him to the Antebellum period (1820 - 1860) because of the Manifest Destiny that many Americans had, especially Southerners.
• American Imperialism (1890 - 1910) relates to Manifest Destiny (1820 - 1860).
• Laissez-Faire polices; let the market regulate itself, gov’t does not regulate business.
• Social Darwinism; Survival of the fittest, applied to the economy.
• International Darwinism; Survival of the fittest, applied to countries and nations, this is predominantly shown in the Imperial Age (1890 - 1910).
• Sectionalism and the inauguration of Abraham Lincoln lead to the gradual secession of the Southern States, Southerners feared Lincoln would abolish slavery–which was not his goal at all (in his campaign).
• Herbert Hoover initially thought that by not letting the gov’t interfer with the Great Depression (as in he believed in weak gov’t, laissez-faire and all), that it would help. Only towards the end of his o
presidency did he realize that the gov’t should help.
• Prime-Pumping is a strategy used by FDR to help the struggling economy by allowing the gov’t to stimulate the economy with legislation and such. (1930s, and it will later be used by JFK(?), it is a strategy that another prez used, I remember that much).
• Temperance and Prohibition started in the Antebellum period (1820 - 1860) and gained much ground in individual state legislature, AP relates this to the Prohibition movement in the Progressive Era (1910 - 1929).