Jefferson's administration was the topic of the day today as we discussed the election of 1800 and the issues of the Embargo and the Louisiana Purchase. We also took time to develop some practice thesis statements in preparation for tomorrow's LEQ1 writing session.
Tomorrow you will be given a essay question drawn from the significant topics of Period 3. You will have 5 minutes to prep & plan and develop a thesis statement followed by 10 minutes to write one body paragraph. Please review the information on the "Writing Tips" page of this site if you have questions. Below, I have included the rubric items we will be examining for your grade and I have also provided you with a couple of practice questions you can use tonight to hone your skills. This Friday's writing will provide 10% of the overall grade on your first LEQ.
Note - More practice questions can be found on the AP Classroom
1) Evaluate the extent to which trans-Atlantic interactions from 1600 to 1763 contributed to maintaining continuity as well as fostering change in labor systems in the British North American colonies.
2) Evaluate the extent to which the Seven Years’ War (French and Indian War, 1754–1763) marked a turning point in American relations with Great Britain, analyzing what changed and what stayed the same from the period before the war to the period after it.
3) Evaluate the extent to which trans-Atlantic exchanges affected colonial culture in British North America in the period from 1700 to 1770.