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Former AP Essays. Thesis: Change and Continuity AND SPECIFIC! Addresses: Full Time Period AND Change/Continuity China: Spheres of Influence/peasant agriculture  Communist  Deng/Free Market changes Russia: Rise of Industry/peasant agriculture  Communist  Perestroika/Free market

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Former ap essays

Former AP Essays


Former ap essays

  • Thesis: Change and Continuity AND SPECIFIC!

  • Addresses: Full Time Period AND Change/Continuity

    • China: Spheres of Influence/peasant agriculture Communist Deng/Free Market changes

    • Russia: Rise of Industry/peasant agriculture Communist Perestroika/Free market

  • 6 Pieces of Specific Evidence

    • China: spheres, opium, loss of Hong Kong, class disparity, great leap forward, collectivized farms, back yard industries, women working, Deng Xiaoping, SEZ’s, China’s export economy, etc

    • Russia: emancipation of serfs, TransSiberian/Witte System, oil, 1905 revolution, NEP, 5 Year Plan, Perestroika,

  • WHC: connected to the region, not a comparison

    • China: European/Japanese imperialism’s influence, Russian influence

    • Russia: loss in Crimean War, Cold War tension/influence, loss in Afghanistan

  • Analysis: WHY change/continue

    • Both: huge class disparity leads to peasant/communist support and revolution

    • Both: similar to WHC

    • Both: pressure to reform to keep up with modern economies


Former ap essays

  • Thesis: Change (total patriarchy to women’s participation) AND Continuity (still a measure of patriarchy)

  • Addresses: Full time period And Change And Continuity

    • Qing/footbinding Communist period/rise of women’s rights modern era, women’s rights, yet one child policy

  • Evidence: at least 6 specific pieces

    • Foot binding, concubines, no women in gov’t except Dowager, Taiping Rebellion, Self Strengthening movement, “Women Hold up other half of sky,” women in red guard, Mao’s wife, women working, one child policy and preference for boys, female infanticide

  • WHC: Must be connected to topic

    • Exposure to other cultures during spheres of influence inspires reformers (Taiping Rebellion)

  • Analysis: WHY change/continue

    • Peasant/women’s unrest leads to communist support and changes. Confucian value of Husband superior to wife=continuity


Former ap essays

  • Thesis: Change AND Continuity

  • Addresses: Full Time Period, Change AND Continuity

    • Spheres of Influence/Japanese OccupationCommunistEraDeng/Modern Era

  • Evidence: 6 pieces

    • Taiping rebellion, famines, Great Leap Forward, new crops=pop boom, one child policy, gendercide,

  • WHC: Connected to region, not comparison

    • New foods/techniques=pop boom, Russian inspiration=Great Leap Forward,

  • Analysis: WHY?!

    • Appeal of communism, Confucian=preference for boys=gendercide


Former ap essays

  • Thesis: Change and Continuity

  • Addresses: Change&Continuity and full time coverage

    • Ottoman Empire (Islam downplayed, Wahhabist reactionaries) Tanzimat/Ottoman secular reforms/Mandate of Heaven support of secular gov’ts/secular Pan-Arabism secular/fundamentalist split (secular Turkey vs fundamentalist Iran/Taliban) religious sectarianism (Sunna v Shia in Iraq)

  • Evidence: 6 specifics!

    • Millets, Tanizmat/Young Ottoman secular reforms, universal education, emancipation of women, sharia in Saudi Arabia, Pan-Arab/Baathist secularism, Rise of Israel, Iranian Revolution/women, Taliban, consistently secular Turkey, etc

  • WHC: connected to the region, not a comparison

    • Western coups/Cold war politics inspire fundamentalism…

  • Analysis: WHY does it change/continue?


Former ap essays

2002

  • CCOT: Choose TWO of the areas listed below and analyze how each area’s relationship to global trade patterns changed from 1750 to present. Describe each area’s involvement in global patterns around 1750 as your starting point:

    • LA, East Asia, Eastern Europe, South and SE Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Mid East, North America

  • Compare: Compare differing responses to industrialization

    in any TWO of the following:

    • • Japan

    • • Ottoman Empire

    • • Russia


  • Former ap essays

    2003

    • CCOT: Analyze continuities and changes that resulted from the spread of Islam into ONE of the following regions in the period between circa 800 C.E. and circa 1750:

      • • West Africa

      • • South Asia

      • Europe

    • COMP: Compare and contrast the roles of women in TWO of the following regions during the period of 1750-1914

      • East Asia, Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, Western Europe


    Former ap essays

    2004

    • CCOT: Analyze the changes and continuities in labor systems between 1750-1914 in ONE of the following areas.

      • LA and Caribbean, Russia, Sub-Saharan Africa

    • COMP: Compare the effects of the First World War in TWO of the following regions:

      • • East Asia

      • • Middle East

      • • South Asia


    Former ap essays

    2005

    • CCOT: Analyze the social and economic transformations that occurred in the Atlantic world as a result of new contacts among Western Europe, Africa, and the Americas from 1492 to 1750.

    • COMP: Compare the process of state-building in TWO of the following in the period 600 C.E. to 1450 C.E.

      • • Islamic states

      • • City-states

      • • Mongol khanates


    Former ap essays

    2006

    • CCOT: Analyze continuities and changes in the cultural and political life of ONE of the following societies.

      • • Chinese, 100 CE to 600 CE

      • • Roman, 100 CE to 600 CE

      • • Indian, 300 CE to 600 CECOMP: Compare the outcomes of the movements to redistribute land in TWO of the following countries, beginning with the dates specified.

      • • Mexico, 1910

      • • China, 1911

      • • Russia, 1917


    Former ap essays

    2007

    • CCOT: Analyze continuities and changes in nationalist ideology and practice in ONE of the following regions from the First World War to the present:

      • • Middle East

      • • Southeast Asia

      • • Sub-Saharan Africa

    • COMP: Compare the historical processes of empire building in the Spanish maritime empire during the period from 1450 through 1800 with the historical processes of empire building in ONE of the following land-based empires.

      • • The Ottoman Empire

      • • The Russian Empire


    Former ap essays

    2008

    • CCOT: Analyze continuities and changes in the commercial life of the Indian Ocean region from 650 C.E. to 1750 C.E.

    • COMP: Compare the emergence of nation-states in nineteenth-century Latin America with the emergence of nation-states in ONE of the following regions in the twentieth century.

      • • Sub-Saharan Africa

      • • The Middle East


    Former ap essays

    2009

    • CCOT: Analyze continuities and changes along the Silk Roads from 200 B.C.E. to 1450 C.E.

    • Compare the effects of racial ideologies on North American societies with those on Latin American/Carribeansocieties during the period from 1500 to 1830.


    Former ap essays

    2010

    • CCOT: Analyze continuities and changes in cultural beliefs and practices in ONE of the following regions from 1450 to the present.

      • • Sub-Saharan Africa

      • • Latin America/Caribbean

    • COMP: Analyze similarities and differences in techniques of imperial administration in TWO of the following empires.

      • • Han China (206 B.C.E.–220 C.E.)

      • • Mauryan/Gupta India (320 B.C.E.–550 C.E.)

      • • Imperial Rome (31 B.C.E.–476 C.E.)


    Former ap essays

    2011

    • CCOT: Analyze change and continuities in long-distance migrations in the period from 1700-1900. Be sure to include specific examples from at least Two difference world regions

    • COMP: Analyze similarities and differences in the rise of TWO of the following empires

      • Mali OR Ghana OR Songhai

      • Aztec Empire

      • Mongol Empire


    Former ap essays

    2012

    • Analyze the changes and continuities in trade networks between Africa and Eurasia from circa 300CE-1450CE

    • Compare demographic and environmental effects of the Columbian Exchange’s on the Americas with the Columbian Exchange’s demographic and environmental effects of ONE of the following regions between 1492 and 1750

      • Africa

      • Asia

      • Europe


    Former ap essays

    2013

    • CCOT: Analyze how political transformations contributed to continuities and changes in the cultures of the Mediterranean region during the period circa 200 C.E. to 1000 C.E.

    • COMP: Analyze similarities and differences between the role of the state in Japan’s economic development and the role of the state in the economic development of ONE of the following during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

      • China

      • Ottoman Empire

      • Russia


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