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January 2017Thematic Communication - Mass Media Since the earliest days of the nation, mass media have signifi cantly infl uenced the political, economic, and social life of the United States and American society. These media include pamphlets, newspapers, books, magazines, posters, photographs, radio, fi lms, and television.
January 2017DBQPresidentsThroughout United States history, presidents have made proposals to deal with important issues facing the nation. Members of Congress have not always agreed with these proposals. The outcomes of these situations have affected the United States and American society. These issues have included the MexicanAmerican War and President James K. Polk, Reconstruction and Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson, and Supreme Court decisions and President Franklin D. Roosevelt
August 2016Thematic Economic Reform Throughout United States history, the federal government has taken actions to strengthen or reform the nation’s economy. These actions have had varying degrees of success
August 2016DBQMigration Large-scale migrations of Americans have occurred throughout United States history. These migrations have had economic, social, and political effects on the nation. These migrations include the movement of settlers westward during the 1800s, the movement of African Americans to northern cities in the early 20th century, and the movement of people to the Sun Belt since World War II.
June 2016Thematic Reform Movements During the period from 1820 to 1933, individuals and groups participated in major reform movements to bring social, political, and economic changes to American society. These reform movements achieved varying degrees of success.
June 2016DBQForeign Policy Throughout the history of the United States, wars have been fought to protect national security and promote the national interest. These wars have affected the United States and American society in many different ways. These wars include the Spanish-American War (1898), the Korean War (1950–1953), and the Persian Gulf War (1991).
January 2016Thematic Foreign Policy During the 19th and 20th centuries, the foreign policy goals of the United States led to many diplomatic and/or military actions involving nations in Latin America and the Caribbean.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/116/ushg12016-examw.pdf
January 2016DBQGovernment In United States history, there have been conflicts between the three branches of government. Three issues that have led to conflict include President Andrew Jackson’s refusal to enforce a Supreme Court decision, the Senate’s debate over the Treaty of Versailles negotiated by President Woodrow Wilson, and the investigation by Congress of President Richard Nixon’s role in the Watergate affair.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/116/ushg12016-examw.pdf
August 2015ThematicForeign Policy Throughout United States history, presidents have made foreign policy decisions that have been opposed by individuals and groups. These decisions have had an impact on both the United States and on other countries and regions.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/815/ushg82015-examw.pdf
August 2015DBQChange Throughout the history of the United States, different groups have faced problems in American society. These groups have included African Americans, industrial workers, and persons with disabilities. Individuals, organizations, and governments have addressed problems faced by these groups.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/815/ushg82015-examw.pdf
June 2015ThematicChangeThroughout United States history, individuals and groups have formed organizations to achieve specific reforms. The reform efforts of these organizations have met with varying degrees of success.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/615/ushg62015-examw.pdf
June 2015DBQGovernment Throughout United States history, presidents have taken actions that have had a significant impact on the United States and American society. Three such presidential actions were Andrew Jackson’s Indian removal policy, Theodore Roosevelt’s support for consumer protection, and Lyndon Johnson’s support for civil rights.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/615/ushg62015-examw.pdf
January 2015DBQGovernment During times of national crisis, United States presidents have made controversial decisions affecting civil liberties. Three such decisions were Abraham Lincoln’s suspension of habeas corpus, Franklin D. Roosevelt’s executive order to relocate Japanese Americans, and George W. Bush’s signing of the USA Patriot Act.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/115/ushg12015-examw.pdf
January 2015ThematicGovernmentThroughout United States history, Congress has passed legislation to address important social and economic issues. These laws have often had a significant impact on the United States and/or on American society.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/115/ushg12015-examw.pdf
August 2014DBQForeign Policy Throughout the latter half of the 20th century, protecting United States national interests was a major goal of United States foreign policy. This goal led the United States to fight wars in Korea (1950–1953), Vietnam (1955–1973), and the Persian Gulf (1990–1991). These wars had a significant impact on the United States and on other countries.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/814/ushg82014-examw.pdf
August 2014ThematicChangeThroughout United States history, technological developments have played an important role in transforming American society. These developments have had both positive and negative effects on the United States and on American society.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/814/ushg82014-examw.pdf
June 2014DBQAmerican SocietyDuring the 1960s, writers frequently reflected social conditions that influenced United States history. These writers increased public awareness of critical issues facing the nation and had an important impact on the United States and on American society. Three such writers were Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (“Letter from Birmingham Jail”), Rachel Carson (Silent Spring), and Betty Friedan (The Feminine Mystique).http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/614/ushg62014-examw2.pdf
June 2014ThematicChangeThroughout United States history, the Supreme Court has dealt with many controversial issues. The Court’s decisions in these cases have had a significant impact on the United States and/or on American society.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/614/ushg62014-examw2.pdf
January 2014ThematicGeographyThroughout the nation’s history, the United States has expanded through the acquisition of new territories. These acquisitions have had both positive and negative effects on the United Stateshttp://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/114/ushg12014-examw.pdf
January 2014DBQPresidentsPresidents Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt both faced the challenge of leading the United States during world wars. These challenges included establishing foreign policies prior to United States entry into the war, preserving civil liberties while protecting national security during the war, and planning a role for the United States in world affairs after the war.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/114/ushg12014-examw.pdf
August 2013ThematicForeign PolicyFollowing World War II, the threat of communist expansion led the United States to take diplomatic, military, and economic actions to limit the global influence of the Soviet Union and China. These Cold War actions met with varying degrees of success.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/813/ushg82013-examw.pdf
August 2013DBQIssuesIn the early years of the republic, various controversial issues divided the American people. Three such issues were ratification of the Constitution, purchase of the Louisiana Territory, and expansion of slavery into the territories.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/813/ushg82013-examw.pdf
June 2013ThematicForeign PolicyThroughout the history of the United States, the primary goal of its foreign policy has been to protect the nation’s interests. The United States has taken military and economic foreign policy actions to achieve that goal. These actions have resulted in varying degrees of success.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/613/ushg62013-examw.pdf
June 2013DBQSupreme CourtThroughout United States history, the United States Supreme Court has decided major cases related to the civil liberties of African Americans. These decisions have had a significant impact on the nation. These cases include Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857), Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), and Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954).http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/613/ushg62013-examw.pdf
January 2013ThematicGovernmentThroughout United States history, Congress has passed legislation to address important political, social, or economic issues. These laws have often had a significant impact on American societyhttp://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/113/ushg12013-examw.pdf
January 2013DBQ1950'sAfter World War II, the American people looked forward to a period of peace and prosperity. However, key events of the 1950s challenged that national mood and had significant social, economic, and political effects on the United States in the 1960s and beyond. These events included the Korean War, the Montgomery bus boycott, and the launching of Sputnik.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/113/ushg12013-examw.pdf
August 2012ThematicChange After the Civil War, the United States developed an increasingly industrialized economy. Industrialization provided many benefits for the nation; however, it also created serious problems that required action by the government, groups, or individuals.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/812/ushg82012-examw.pdf
August 2012DBQActions of Federal GovernmentAt various times in United States history, the federal government has taken controversial actions that have limited civil liberties. Three such actions were the passage of the Espionage and Sedition Acts (1917–1918), issuing Executive Order 9066 relocating Japanese Americans (1942), and the passage of the USA Patriot Act (2001).http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/812/ushg82012-examw.pdf
June 2012ThematicForeign Policy United States presidents often make foreign policy decisions in an attempt to deal with international problems. These decisions have had an impact on both the United States and on other countries or regions.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/612/ushg62012-exam_w.pdf
June 2012DBQMovementsThroughout United States history, movements have sought to bring about economic, political, and social change. These movements have had a significant impact on the United States and on American society. These movements include the abolitionist movement, the labor movement, and the woman’s suffrage movement.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/612/ushg62012-exam_w.pdf
January 2012ThematicGovernment Decisions of the United States Supreme Court have had a significant impact on the nation.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/112/ushg12012-examw.pdf
January 2012DBQCivil WarBetween 1800 and 1860, economic, social, and political factors contributed to the development of sectional differences between the North and the South. These differences included how best to expand the United States economy, the extension of slavery into the territories, and the relationship between the states and the federal government. These differences laid the groundwork for the Civil War.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/112/ushg12012-examw.pdf
August 2011ThematicGeographyMany important events in United States history have been influenced by geography. Geographic factors or conditions include location, size, climate, natural resources, and physical features. These events in turn have had political, social, and economic impacts on the development of the United States.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/811/us-exam811w.pdf
August 2011DBQDemocracyThe United States was established as a democratic republic. However, democracy was limited by various factors and was not equally available to all groups. For more than 200 years, attempts have been made to expand democracy and to increase citizen participation in governmenthttp://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/811/us-exam811w.pdf
June 2011ThematicChangeWhen the Founding Fathers wrote the United States Constitution, they included the amendment process. The amendments that have been passed brought political, social, and economic changes to American society.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/611/us-exam611w.pdf
June 2011DBQAmerican SocietyFor many Americans, the 1920s was a decade of prosperity and confidence. However, by the end of the decade, political, social, and economic changes were starting that would create a far different America in the 1930s.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/611/us-exam611w.pdf
January 2011ThematicGovernment Throughout United States history, Supreme Court decisions have addressed the issue of the constitutional rights of various groups. These decisions have limited or expanded the rights of members of these groups.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20110127-usw.pdf
January 2011DBQCold War - PresidentsDuring the Cold War, world events and changing attitudes influenced the way that United States presidents dealt with the Soviet Union. Presidents John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, and Ronald Reagan each used various foreign policy approaches in dealing with the Soviet Union.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20110127-usw.pdf
August 2010ThematicGovernment United States presidents have taken actions that have had a significant effect on United States foreign or domestic policies.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20100817-us-examw.pdf
August 2010DBQGeographyGeographic factors such as size, location, climate, and natural resources have played a critical role in the development of the United States. They have had both positive and negative effects on the United States throughout its history.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20100817-us-examw.pdf
June 2010ThematicTechnologyTechnological developments have had both positive and negative effects on the United States economy and on American society.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20100618examw.pdf
June 2010DBQReform MovementsReform movements developed during the 19th century and early 20th century to address specific problems. These included the women’s rights movement, the temperance movement, and the movement to end child labor. These movements met with varying degrees of success.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20100618examw.pdf
January 2010ThematicIndividuals, Groups, InstitutionsThroughout United States history, individuals have used writing as a way to focus attention on issues facing the American people. To resolve the issues raised in these writings, actions have been taken by the government, groups, or individualshttp://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20100127exam.pdf
January 2010DBQWaterFrom colonial times to the present, water has played an important role in the history of the nation. Water resources such as rivers, lakes, oceans, canals, natural harbors, and abundant ground water have influenced the political and economic development of the United States in a number of ways. These ways included exploration and settlement, expansion westward and into the Pacific, agricultural and industrial development, migration patterns, and environmental concernshttp://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20100127exam.pdf
August 2015ThematicGovernment The United States Supreme Court has played a major role in United States history. The Court’s decisions have had a significant impact on many aspects of American societyhttp://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20090812exam.pdf
August 2009DBQPresidentsHistorians who have evaluated presidential leadership have generally agreed that George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin D. Roosevelt were great presidents because each successfully addressed a critical challenge faced by the nation during his administration.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20090812exam.pdf
June 2009ThematicGovernment Throughout United States history, many different groups have faced discrimination. The federal and state governments have taken actions that have either protected or limited the rights of these groups in American society.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20090616exam.pdf
June 2009DBQIndustrializationBetween the Civil War and the end of World War I, industrialization played an everincreasing role in the economic, social, and political development of the United States.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20090616exam.pdf
January 2009ThematicImmigration & Migration The movement of people into and within the United States has had a significant impact on the nation. These movements have been both voluntary and involuntary.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20090129exam.pdf
January 2009DBQSupreme CourtBetween 1953 and 1969, the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court was Earl Warren. Supreme Court decisions made during the “Warren Court” era led to significant changes in various aspects of life in the United States. Several important court cases affected equal protection under the law, separation of church and state, and the rights of individuals accused of crimes.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20090129exam.pdf
August 2008ThematicGovernment Throughout history, the United States government has taken various actions to address problems with the nation’s economy.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20080813exam.pdf
August 2008DBQAutomobileThe automobile has had an important influence on the United States since the early 20th century. Perhaps no other invention has had such a significant impact on production methods, the American landscape, the environment, and American values.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20080813exam.pdf
June 2008ThematicChangeThroughout United States history, individuals other than presidents have played significant roles that led to changes in the nation’s economy, government, or society.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20080620exam.pdf
June 2008DBQDomestic CrisisThe president of the United States has been granted power as the commander in chief by the Constitution. While the president has used his military powers to commit troops overseas, he has also used this power to respond to domestic crises. Three such domestic crises were the Civil War (1861–1865) during the presidency of Abraham Lincoln, the Bonus March (1932) during the presidency of Herbert Hoover, and Little Rock, Arkansas (1957) during the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20080620exam.pdf
January 2008ThematicChangeUnited States participation in wars has resulted in political, social, and economic changes for various groups of Americans. These changes have had varying impacts on American society both during and after each war.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20080124exam.pdf
January 2008DBQReformersThroughout the 1800s and the early 1900s, reformers sought to solve the social, political, and economic problems of the period. Various methods were used by reformers to address these problems.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20080124exam.pdf
August 2007ThematicIndividuals, Groups, InstitutionsThroughout the 20th century, individuals attempted to address problems within American society. Their efforts have had a significant impact on American life.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20070816exam.pdf
August 2007DBQTechnological DevelopmentsBetween 1800 and 1900, the United States experienced great economic growth. Two factors that contributed to this growth were government policies and technological developments.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20070816exam.pdf
June 2007ThematicChangeDuring the 19th century, the United States experienced tremendous industrial growth. This industrial growth resulted in many changes in American life.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20070619exam.pdf
June 2007DBQWoman's SuffrageThe woman’s suffrage movement of the 1800s and early 1900s and the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s had many similar goals and used similar methods to achieve these goals. Yet these movements also had many different goals and used different methods to achieve themhttp://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20070619exam.pdf
January 2007ThematicGeography & US GovernmentActions taken by the United States government have often been influenced by geographic factors. Some of these factors include location, climate, natural resources, and physical features.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20070125exam.pdf
January 2007DBQVietnam WarSince World War II, conflicts in Asia have played a major role in the Cold War. One of these conflicts arose in Vietnam. United States involvement in this conflict was sometimes controversial. The decision to send troops to Vietnam had a major impact on American society and on United States foreign policy.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20070125exam.pdf
August 2006ThematicImmigration & MigrationThroughout our nation’s history, important migrations or movements of people within the United States have occurred. These migrations have had a significant impact on both the people who moved and on American society.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20060816exam.pdf
August 2006DBQCold WarFollowing World War II, the United States and the Soviet Union emerged as rival superpowers. This rivalry led to a period known as the Cold War. During the first fifteen years of the Cold War (1945–1960), the threat of communism presented many different challenges to the United States.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20060816exam.pdf
June 2006ThematicChangeMajor historical events are often referred to as turning points because they have led to important political, social, and economic changes.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20060620exam.pdf
June 2006DBQMass MediaSince 1900, the mass media (newspapers, books, magazines, posters, photographs, newsreels, radio, films, and television) have had a significant influence on United States history and on American societyhttp://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20060620exam.pdf
January 2006ThematicGovernment Many controversial domestic issues have divided the American people. The United States government has taken actions to address these issueshttp://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20060126exam.pdf
January 2006DBQGeographyDuring the 19th and 20th centuries, geography influenced many of the actions taken by the United States to expand its territory or to protect its national interests.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20060126exam.pdf
August 2015ThematicForeign Policy Following World War II, the United States and the Soviet Union were engaged in a conflict that became known as the Cold War. The Cold War created problems that the United States addressed with specific actions. These actions had varying degrees of successhttp://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20050816exam.pdf
August 2005DBQGreat DepressionAfter the crash of the stock market in 1929, the Great Depression began. The Depression brought devastation to the economy of the United States and resulted in severe problems for the American people. Throughout the 1930s, the American people and the government dealt with the Depression in various ways.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20050816exam.pdf
June 2005ThematicReform MovementsReform movements are intended to improve different aspects of American life. Through the actions of individuals, organizations, or the government, the goals of these reform movements have been achieved, but with varying degrees of success.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20050621exam.pdf
June 2005DBQForeign PolicyAfter World War I, events in Europe caused the United States to review its foreign policy. This review led to controversies between those who supported a return to isolationism and those who wanted to see the United States take a more active role in world affairshttp://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20050621exam.pdf
January 2005DBQProgressive MovementDuring the late 1800s and early 1900s, Progressive reformers worked to improve American society. Their goals included protecting consumers, regulating child labor, improving working conditions, and expanding democracy.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20050127exam.pdf
January 2005ThematicForeign PolicySince 1900, United States foreign policy actions have often been based on national self-interest. These actions have had immediate and long-term results.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20050127exam.pdf
August 2004ThematicReform Movements Reform movements have been an important part of United States history.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20040817exam.pdf
August 2004DBQWestward ExpansionDuring the 1800s, the federal government promoted westward expansion in a variety of ways. This expansion changed the shape and character of the countryhttp://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20040817exam.pdf
June 2004DBQCivil WarThe Civil War and the period of Reconstruction brought great social, political, and economic changes to American society. The effects of these changes continued into the 20th century.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20040616exam.pdf
June 2004ThematicGeography & US GovernmentGeographic factors often influence United States government actions,
both foreign and domestic. Some of these factors include location,
physical environment, movement of people, climate, and resources.
January 2004ThematicGovernment Amendments to the United States Constitution have changed our government and our society.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20040128exam.pdf
January 2004DBQEducationAlthough Americans place a high value on education, access to formal education has not always been available to all. Since colonial times, educational opportunities have been extended to more and more people in the United States.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20040128exam.pdf
August 2003ThematicForeign PolicyDuring the course of its history, the United States has taken foreign policy actions that have been consistent with the national interest.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20030813exam.pdf
August 2003DBQCivil RightsSince 1900, African Americans and women have had difficulty achieving their civil rights. The government, groups, and individuals have taken actions to help African Americans and women achieve their civil rights.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20030813exam.pdf
June 2003ThematicChangeEvents have influenced social change in American society.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20030617exam.pdf
June 2003DBQRailroadsExtensive railroad construction in the 1800s transformed the United States by linking sections of the nation. This transformation had both positive and negative effects.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20030617exam.pdf
January 2003ThematicGovernment United States Supreme Court cases have dealt with a variety of important issues that have affected American society.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20030129exam.pdf
January 2003DBQCold WarFollowing World War II, the United States and the Soviet Union emerged as the two superpowers. This created a rivalry between these two nations that became known as the Cold War. While the Cold War affected United States foreign policy, it also had a great effect on United States domestic policy and on American society.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20030129exam.pdf
August 2002ThematicGeography & US GovernmentVarious events or developments have influenced the territorial expansion of the United States. In 1800, the United States was a new nation of approximately 895,000 square miles of territory. By 1900, the nation had grown to about 3,000,000 square miles of territory.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20020813exam.pdf
August 2002DBQWomens RightsThe women’s rights movement had all but disappeared after the adoption of the 19th Amendment in 1920. However, in the post–World War II period, women increasingly realized that they continued to face obstacles in achieving equality in American societyhttp://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20020813exam.pdf
June 2002ThematicGovernment The United States Supreme Court has played a major role in either expanding or limiting constitutional civil liberties in the United States.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20020620exam.pdf
June 2002DBQImmigrationUnited States immigration policy has changed over time to reflect the needs and attitudes of American society.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20020620exam.pdf
January 2002ThematicIndividuals, Groups, InstitutionsSince 1900, various groups in the United States have struggled to achieve full equalityhttp://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20020122exam.pdf
January 2002DBQChecks and BalanceThe United States Constitution divides the power to govern among the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the national government. The Constitution provides for a system of checks and balances to prevent one branch from dominating the other two.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20020122exam.pdf
August 2001ThematicGovernment The United States Constitution not only provides a basic framework of government, but also allows for the flexibility to adapt to changes over time.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20010816exam.pdf
August 2001DBQProgressive MovementThe Progressive movement that began in the late 1800s was an attempt to bring about governmental reforms and to correct injustices in American life.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20010816exam.pdf
June 2001ThematicIndividuals, Groups, InstitutionsIn United States history, the rights of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” as stated in the Declaration of Independence, have often been denied to certain groups of Americans.http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20010619exam.pdf
June 2001DBQForeign PolicyThroughout its history, the United States has followed different foreign policies to promote its interests. These policies have included neutrality, imperialism, containment, and internationalism. Specific actions have been taken and specific programs have been established to carry out these policieshttp://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/Archive/20010619exam.pdf
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