Market Revolution DBQ for AP US History

Market Revolution DBQ for AP US History
Market Revolution DBQ for AP US History
Market Revolution DBQ for AP US History
Market Revolution DBQ for AP US History
Market Revolution DBQ for AP US History
Market Revolution DBQ for AP US History
Market Revolution DBQ for AP US History
Market Revolution DBQ for AP US History
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This AP US History-style DBQ (Document-based Question) includes 7 primary and secondary source documents for student analysis, in response to the prompt, "Analyze the effects of the Market Revolution that occurred in the United States between 1790-1860."

The documents include short excerpts from:
*patent for the cotton gin
*Ann Carson, businesswoman, memoir, 1810
*New York Daily Tribune article about telegraph, 1844
*Ernest Hagen, skilled cabinet-maker, memoir, 1858
*Association of American Railroads, pamphlet showing growth of railroads between 1830-1850, 1951
*secondary source: Erie Canal
*secondary source: postal service


The file includes the DBQ in both Microsoft Word (editable) or PDF (non-editable) format.

This DBQ is appropriate for 9th-12th graders in an AP US History class. It aligns with College Board standards 4.2 I ABC and 4.2 II ABC in illustration of Key Concept 4.2: Innovations in technology, agriculture, and commerce powerfully accelerated the American economy, precipitating profound changes to US society and to national and regional identities.

Keywords: APUSH, AP US History, canals, cotton gin, DBQ, historical thinking skills, historical writing, industrialization, market revolution, railroads, telegraph.
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6 pages
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Does not apply
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1 hour
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