AS and A Level: History of the USA, 1840-1968

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435 AS and A Level History of the USA, 1840-1968 essays

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  1. Marked by a teacher

    Assess the significance of the role of individuals in reducing racial discrimination in the USA throughout the period 1877-1981.

    5 star(s)

    This is a very strong response, that focuses well on the question throughout and balances the role individuals played against the importance of their context. Conclusions are logical and well…

    • Essay length: 2023 words
    • Submitted: 07/06/2011
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Natalya Luck 10/04/2013
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    Why was Progress for Racial Equality so slow in the years 1945-1955?

    4 star(s)

    This is a good answer that focused well on the question throughout and shows a strong understanding of what slowed progress. The conclusion and introduction could both be improved.…

    • Essay length: 1232 words
    • Submitted: 31/01/2009
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Natalya Luck 10/04/2013
  3. Marked by a teacher

    To what extent did the US president hinder rather than help the development of African American civil rights in the period from 1865-1992?

    3 star(s)

    This uses many useful examples to discuss the question and retains its focus but the structure is too simplistic and so it can be difficult to follow the thread of…

    • Essay length: 1235 words
    • Submitted: 06/11/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Natalya Luck 10/04/2013
    • Awarding body: Edexcel (for A-levels)
  4. Peer reviewed

    Were the 1960s and 1970s a turning point for the equality of Native Americans?

    4 star(s)

    Any prospective candidates of this examination should note the structure of this essay. A clear and direct essay which examines the importance of various factors throughout. This response is effective…

    • Essay length: 2238 words
    • Submitted: 11/03/2012
    • Reviewed by: (?) garethevans 31/08/2012
  5. Peer reviewed

    To what extent was the 1920s a major turning point in the development of labour and trade union rights in the USA from 1865-1992?

    4 star(s)

    The student has an excellent understanding of the question, and they show this in the introduction by defining Progressive, which shows immediately that they are knowledgeable. They then select the…

    • Essay length: 1243 words
    • Submitted: 20/10/2011
    • Reviewed by: (?) lordharvey 18/04/2012
  6. Peer reviewed

    Use sources A, B and C and your own knowledge. How far was the outbreak of the war of American Independence due to the lack of willingness of the American colonies to compromise in the years 1770 to 1775?

    4 star(s)

    This student answers the question very well by doing two things. Firstly, they use all three of the sources mentioned in the question, which is good because it shows they…

    • Essay length: 1062 words
    • Submitted: 20/07/2011
    • Reviewed by: (?) lordharvey 20/04/2012
  7. Peer reviewed

    Assess the view that the Supreme Court was the most important branch of federal government in assisting African Americans to achieve their civil rights in the period 1865-1992.

    4 star(s)

    The student answers the question quite well by providing alternative interpretations on the roles of the branches of the federal government, which is good as it shows they have thought…

    • Essay length: 4179 words
    • Submitted: 31/03/2011
    • Reviewed by: (?) lordharvey 18/04/2012
  8. Peer reviewed

    How successful was Prohibition?

    4 star(s)

    The student answers the question in the opening sentence and immediately summarises the reasons for and against the view that Prohibition was a success, which shows straight away they understand…

    • Essay length: 1330 words
    • Submitted: 12/11/2010
    • Reviewed by: (?) lordharvey 13/04/2012
  9. Peer reviewed

    The New Deal USA

    4 star(s)

    Response to question The student has written an answer that uses lots of very specific evidence and responds very well to sources. The question is general but the answer is detailed,…

    • Essay length: 1648 words
    • Submitted: 27/10/2010
    • Reviewed by: (?) lordharvey 02/04/2012
  10. Peer reviewed

    How far do you agree with the view that Hoover simply extended the agonies of the Depression?

    4 star(s)

    The student answers the question very well by presenting two different interpretations of Hoover's presidency, which is good because it shows that the student is capable of thinking broadly and…

    • Essay length: 785 words
    • Submitted: 13/04/2010
    • Reviewed by: (?) lordharvey 13/04/2012

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  • To what extent was the attack on Pearl Harbor a Surprise to President Roosevelt?

    "E. Conclusion Based on the evidence presented in my analysis the attack on Pearl Harbor was not a surprise to President Roosevelt. Many officials including the President knew about that the attack on Pearl Harbor would happen before December 7th. This is because of direct and indirect warning signs that were presented to United States officials only to be disregarded and ignored. Indirect warnings came from Japan through the press and military changes, while direct warnings came from leaders such as Churchill and United States navy officials. The warnings were disregarded. The fourteen part message was fully decoded two days after interception because it was done at a leisurely pace. It was done at a leisurely pace because no officials were on alert and searching for when and if an attack would take place against the United States. All because all the warning signs were overlooked by major officials an attack on Pearl Harbor took place but if the warnings were properly assessed then Pearl Harbor may have had a chance to defend itself from Japanese advances. F."

  • To what extent was WW2 the most significant turning point for civil rights

    "In conclusion we can see that WW2 was certainly not the most successful period for the civil rights movement as that mantle can probably be taken up by the events of the 1960's but it did mark a momentous turning point in the social acceptance of African Americans and even though by matter of convenience forced integration of blacks into the everyday life of America. It turned the movement in the right direction it needed to go in order for the events of the 1960's to take place. However, my personal feeling is actually that the most significant turning point overall was the Reconstruction period of 1965 to 1877. This period was by no means a massive success in reality as we have learnt that little actually changed, but if it was not for slaves being granted their freedom after the end of the civil war then none of the following advancements could even have been possible. It was this somewhat rather unassuming nudge than ignited the eventual movement that would bring about the practical changes of racial equality in the USA."

  • Evaluate The Presidency Of Theodore Roosevelt.

    "In conclusion, although Roosevelt did not deal with some of the issues which arose during his presidency, and did make a major political mistake, I think that his presidency can still be viewed as effective and successful. The great achievements Roosevelt made in the areas he did deal effectively deal with, I think, far out-weigh the negative aspects of his presidency. 2,192 words"

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