Part II Long Essay (Answer Both) –

Each question is organized around a central theme, but also provides you with the freedom to answer it in a manner of your choosing. You get to decide what information to use AND to leave out). Regardless of the choices you make regarding the content, you must include a well written, clear and persuasive thesis statement that is supported by EXAMPLES, which are organized into separate distinct paragraphs. As we have discussed all semester long your conclusion should act as a summation of your claim and major points.
1. Who really makes a difference? Can one individual influence the direction of history? Our studies this semester point to YES. But who, in American history, was the most influential? Select three individuals who had a significant and lasting impact on the history of the United States and explain how their actions, decisions, and leadership changed the history of America until 1865
2. “Change over time” has always been a part of the human story. Choose three minority groups
(African American, Women, Native American, and Hispanic) Discuss the role of education, religion, culture and trace the changes they have seen from the beginning of this class until the end of the Civil War