I can do that and break down why the student got the score that they did. How well do you think this student addressed the three components in the question?The following example, and student response, is taken from the 2016 APUSH exam. For part (a), the question is asking you what contributed to the change shown on the graph – not what was the most important cause, or the major factor, but what contributed. The graph is showing an exponential increase in immigration to the United States (notice the question isn’t asking for a specific part of the United States – score! Questions (b) and (c) are asking you to explain historical events that resulted from this increase in immigration; again, this is not requiring you to talk about an immediate result or the most significant, but just to explain events that resulted from the change depicted in the graph. Did you get a little confused at the third response?
(b) This cartoon was published in a Northern magazine because the ruins of the Civil War and southern prejudice are depicted in the background.
Nast is drawing a parallel between slavery and discrimination against Chinese workers.
(b) Briefly describe ONE historical perspective that would contradict/disagree with the ideas presented in this political cartoon.
(c) Describe ONE event that was the result of the event presented in this political cartoon.
Using the political cartoon, answer (a), (b), and (c) .
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(a) Briefly describe ONE event or idea that Nast was responding to in this cartoon.Allena Berry loves history; that should be known upfront.She loves it so much that she not only taught high school history and psychology after receiving her Master's degree at Stanford University, she is now studying how students learn history at Northwestern.(c) The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 was an immediate outcome of the tensions described in this political cartoon.(a) and (b) The unemployment rates depicted in this graph are the result of The Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and the responses to those events in the form of the First and Second New Deals.The cartoon was drawn in 1871 by Thomas Nast for Harper’s Weekly, a Northern magazine.In this cartoon, we see Columbia, the feminine symbol of the United States, protecting a Chinese man against a gang of Irish and German thugs. America means fair play for all men.” Source Stanford History Education Group.(c) 1 point: In spite of the reference to specific examples outside the period, the answer earned a point for noting that increased immigration made for “cheap labor.” My point in showing you these two examples is to demonstrate that (1) being accurate, (2) writing clearly, and (3) referencing specifics are what the exam graders are looking for in responses. Using the political cartoon, answer (a), (b), and (c) .If you can do those three things, you will be well on your way to full credit for each short answer question. (a) Briefly describe ONE historical perspective that would support the ideas presented in this political cartoon.The short answer is one of the newer features of the APUSH exam, and at 20% of your overall APUSH score, you want to make sure you can tackle these questions with confidence.Use these 3 questions – and one student example – to help you study for the short answers on the APUSH exam.