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AP US History and Government
We study History to discovery who we are and where we come from as an individual, as a community, as a nation, as a people, and as part of the world.
We are beginning the second half of US History moving towards the modern era.
I am at school Tuesdays and Thursdays this semester
Practices are to be submitted on time-typed or hand written.
Quizzes for the next unit will be locked until all practices are handed in
AP Classes are expected to be time-consuming but the rewards of passing are as great as the time invested
I am at school Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday-I can be reached by email anytime
We are now in unit 3 which will cover Jefferson to Jackson
1.Explain how the administrations of Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson shaped political and cultural elements of American society during the early 19th century.
US History and Government terms of importance:
During this unit you will Also prepare to review for the Ap exam on Friday May 8th-8am
Themes of ap us history
The Three Levels of Causation
How Can Causation Explain the American Revolution?
When analyzing the causes of the American Revolution:
The war fought by the 13 English colonies between 1775 and 1783 to win independence from England., there are three levels of causationcausation:
The relationship between two events in which one is the direct result of the other. a historian can use:
Level 1: Compare causes, distinguishing between proximateproximate:
Immediately preceding or following, as in a chain of events, causes, or effects. For example, if a small event happens very near or soon after another very significant event, that smaller event might be considered a proximate cause of the big event. causes and long-term causes.
Level 2: Analyze and evaluate the interaction of multiple causes that contributed to an event.
Level 3: Assess the historical contingencyhistorical contingency:
The understanding that events depend upon prior conditions and that those prior conditions depend upon still other conditions. The core insight of contingency is that events are interconnected and have various degrees of contingency or inevitability., or likelihood, of each cause by distinguishing between causation and correlationcorrelation:
A relationship in which two (or more) variables change together. A correlation between two variables does not necessarily mean that one causes the other. and then critiquing existing interpretations of what may have caused an event.
For example, to examine whether changing colonial identity caused the American Revolution, a historian might first determine whether this identity would have been a short- or long-term cause. Moving to level 2, the historian would then analyze how changes in identity interacted with other potential causes. At level 3, the historian might assess the extent to which changing colonial identity caused the American Revolution, or if this identity just happened to change at the same time the revolution was emerging — coincidence.
Unit Objectives AP US History
Write a Case Brief for One Important Marshall Court Decision A case brief is a one-page summary of the major points of a court decision. It is a way for lawyers and students to condense into a single page the major points of what may be a lengthy decision. A well-written case brief shows the key points of the case and summarizes them in a concise way. In writing a case brief, you should always use your own words — you may paraphrase from the decision, but do not quote from it. In general, key ideas are summarized very succinctly, while details are omitted. However, the summary of key ideas should reveal your understanding of the facts and the reasoning behind the decision.
To keep a case brief short — no more than one page — it should follow a specific format:
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