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American Social History Review Mr. Zacharia. Big Questions. CENTRAL: In what ways have X social group sought, experienced, and/or been denied Liberty, Equality, and Power in American society?

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Big questions
Big Questions

  • CENTRAL: In what ways have X social group sought, experienced, and/or been denied Liberty, Equality, and Power in American society?

    • How have the experience of disadvantaged/marginalized social groups in America changed over time, for better or worse?

    • What was the specific experience of X social group during X period in American history, even if it was a period of overall prosperity?

    • How did X social group play a pivotal role in changing America, especially politically and economically?

    • How effectively did the government respond to the problems of X social group?

    • How have the ideologies and strategies varied within X social group?

    • How have the demographics of X social group changed over time (population shifts)?

    • To what extent have grassroots efforts vs. top-down government reform impacted X social group?

X group
X Group

  • Women

  • Minorities (Blacks, Hispanics, Asians)

  • Working Class Families

  • Farmers (Yeoman to Planters)

  • Laborers

  • Union Organizers

  • Activists

  • Religious Minorities

  • Men

  • Business People

Example ap questions
Example AP Questions

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    • Politics

    • Social conditions

    • Labor and working conditions

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    • Suburbanization

    • The growth of the Sun Belt

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