APUSH 1812 Free Response Essay

APUSH LONG ESSAY: Wednesday, November 19th…timed for 35 minutes/no notes; in class.

Choose one of the following and write an essay including the following:

-intro paragraph w/ a thesis statement (5-8 sentences and the thesis underlined)

-body paragraphs reflecting the thesis (COULD BE TWO or THREE 5-8 sentences each)

-a brief conclusion (2-4 sentences)

REMEMBER TO STRESS THE WHY!

1. Explain the influence of each of the following on the U.S. decision to go to war in 1812: 

EMBARGO POLICIES OF JEFFERSON AND MADISON and the BRITISH IMPRESSMENT OF AMERICAN SEAMEN

SETTLERS CONFLICTS WITH AMERICAN INDIANS

EXPANSIONISTS GOALS OF THE WARHAWKS

 2. Explain the significance of the Louisiana Purchase in American History.  Be sure to include:

our initial motivation; Napoleon’s reason to sell; to what extent did Jefferson violate his avowed Constitutional principles when he accepted the Louisiana Purchase; and the consequences and effects of buying it.

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