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STATE REGENTS EXAM ~ U.S. History & Govt. ~

  • TUESDAY, June 16th
  • Report Time .... 7:45 A.M. Place … TBA

Time / Length: ~ Take your time ~ - 2 hour minimum 9:00 AM … 11:00 AM - 3 hour maximum … 12:00 Noon

The EXAM: Your NAME + TEACHER’s NAME - In TEST Booklet …. DBQ short answer - In ESSAY Booklet … Thematic + DBQ

EXAM Format: - Multiple Choice - ESSAY: DBQ ... Part A …………….. - ESSAY: Thematic - ESSAY: DBQ … Part B

MULTIPLE CHOICE * 50 Questions … GOVT + HISTORY - Vocabulary : Terms & people - Question … look for key term(s) - Answer … Process of Elimination - try to eliminate 1 or 2 answers

Multiple Choice Guidelines

  • Answer ALL questions. … Go back at the end … and double check that you didn’t miss a question. … … Its occurred several times this year.
  • Read each question carefully. … Look for KEY words … If the question is unfamiliar … look for words you know

Multiple Choice Guidelines

  • Use PROCESS OF ELIMINATION
  • Try and narrow the answers down to 2 choices
  • Some answers may:

MULTIPLE CHOICE - double-check your work - Make sure: - put answers on Test booklet Answer Sheet - you answered ALL questions - keep your answer sheet aligned with the question you’re answering - when done copy them to Scantron Answer Sheet - don’t mark 2 answers for 1 question - watch eraser marks

  • ESSAYS:
  • - Thematic … Essay
  • - DBQ
  • - Part A: … Short Answer - Part B: … Essay

DBQ - Part A … in booklet - Look for: Timeframe, Country, Person * Key terms * Underline as you read * TAKE NOTES if possible … up to .. 9 documents … - Answers: “Get to the point” - Rating / Point Scale 2, 1, 0 - 1 Document, but 1 - 3 questions

  • DBQ … Part A: Short Answer
  • (Continued)
  • - PART A: Short Answer
  • … put down “something” for each question … please NO BLANK LINES … copy text/part of passage if you have to

ESSAYS … in general

  • WRITE … at least 3 pages
  • Be specific
  • Outline / Notes … before you write … scrap paper

ESSAY: Thematic - Describe + Impact - Compare / which is best TOPICS: - “Their” Suggestions … use as a guide ... … stick to Topic / Theme …. - use US Supreme Court cases - USE the test (Multiple Choice) REMINDER: NO BLANK ESSAYS PLEASE write something

THEMATIC ESSAY

  • Broad topics … cover entire 2 year course … … often involve 2 steps .. … cause & result or “application” …
  • Look at their suggestions
  • Use the test if possible
  • Brainstorm
  • WRITE … at least 4 paragraphs … Intro, Body (2 paragraphs), Conclusion … shoot for 3 – 4 pages
  • ESSAY: Thematic
  • Possible Topics:
  • - Geography - Immigration - Science & Technology - Presidential Policies: - Foreign - Domestic
  • - Citizenship: - U.S. Supreme Court Cases - Constitutional Amendments
  • ESSAY: Thematic:
  • IMMIGRATION
  • - Pilgrims / Early Settlers/Europeans
  • - “forced migration”
  • - African Americans
  • - Native Americans …. Cherokees
  • - Irish & Italians …. late 1800s
  • - Chinese & Japanese
  • - Hispanics/Latinos + US government policies … + NATIVISTS vs Big Business
  • ESSAY: Thematic:
  • SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  • - TRANSPORTATION
  • - horse
  • - STEAMboat
  • - train
  • - automobile
  • - plane
  • - jet
  • - Space Shuttle
  • DESCRIBE
  • IMPACT:
  • - Positive
  • - Negative
  • ESSAY: Thematic:
  • SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  • - COMMUNICATION
  • - Bible
  • - Mass media
  • - newspapers
  • - radio
  • - television
  • - computers
  • - Internet
  • - Email
  • DESCRIBE
  • IMPACT:
  • - Positive
  • - Negative
  • ESSAY: Thematic:
  • SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  • - ENERGY
  • - wood
  • - coal
  • - water power … rivers
  • - electricity
  • - nuclear
  • DESCRIBE
  • IMPACT:
  • - Positive
  • - Negative
  • ESSAY: Thematic:
  • SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  • - SCIENCE
  • - hygiene … portable soap
  • - modern medicine
  • - vaccinations
  • - pills
  • - health care for the Aged & everyone
  • - inventions
  • - automation
  • - microwave
  • DESCRIBE
  • IMPACT:
  • - Positive
  • - Negative
  • ESSAY: Thematic:
  • PRESIDENTIAL: Foreign Policy
  • - George Washington … neutrality
  • - James Monroe ……..… Monroe Doctrine
  • - McKinley & Teddy Roosevelt …..… Imperialism
  • - Woodrow Wilson ….… Diplomacy - FDR ………. Isolation … then World Involve - Truman & Eisenhower … Containment
  • - JFK……….. Cold War: Anti-Communist
  • - Nixon …….. Détente, Ping Pong Diplomacy - Reagan … end of Cold War
  • - George Bush Sr. ……… World Policeman
  • - George Bush Jr. ………. Pre - emptive
  • ESSAY: Thematic:
  • PRESIDENTIAL: Domestic Policy
  • - Abraham Lincoln
  • … Maintain the US Nation
  • Human Rights
  • - Herbert Hoover ………..… Laissez-faire
  • - Teddy Roosevelt ……...… Square Deal
  • - FDR ……………………...… New Deal
  • - Lyndon Johnson ………. Great Society
  • - Ronald Reagan ………. Trickle down Economics … Reaganomics - Barack Obama … FEDERAL Govt. STIMULUS
  • ESSAY: Thematic:
  • Citizenship: US Supreme Court Decisions
  • - Dred Scott
  • - Plessy v. Ferguson
  • - Schenk v. United States
  • - Korematsu v. United States
  • - Brown v. Board of Ed. of Topeka
  • - Miranda v. Arizona
  • - Engle v. Vitale
  • ESSAY: Thematic:
  • Citizenship: AMENDMENTS
  • 1st - freedom of speech, religion, press
  • 5th - incrimination
  • 6th - fair & speedy trial
  • 13th - slavery
  • 14th - citizenship
  • 15th - right to vote
  • 19th - Women’s right to vote
  • 21st - end to Prohibition
  • ESSAY: DBQ - Part B
  • - Treat like a “Research Paper” * Use at least 5 documents * STATE the document = “3” = 9 pts
  • (Doc. # 1) (O.I.) OUTSIDE INFORMATION - Length … 3 PAGES
  • REMINDER: NO BLANK ESSAYS PLEASE write something

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