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AP® UNITED STATES HISTORY
2012 SCORING GUIDELINES
Question 4
Analyze the origins and outcomes of the intense cultural conflicts of the 1920s. In your response, focus on
TWO of the following.
Immigration
Prohibition
Religion
The 8–9 Essay
• Contains a clear, well-developed thesis that addresses the origins and outcomes of the intense cultural conflicts of the 1920s regarding two issues.
• Develops the thesis with substantial and specific relevant historical information related to two issues. • Provides effective analysis of the origins and outcomes of the intense cultural conflicts related to two issues; treatment of the two issues may be somewhat uneven; treatment of origins and outcomes for each issue may be somewhat uneven.
• May contain minor errors that do not detract from the overall quality of the essay.
• Is well organized and well written.
The 5–7 Essay
• Contains a partially developed thesis that addresses the origins and outcomes of intense cultural conflicts of the 1920s regarding two issues.
• Supports the thesis with some relevant historical information related to two issues.
• Provides some analysis of the origins and outcomes of the intense cultural conflicts related to two issues; treatment of the two issues may be substantially uneven; treatment of origins and outcomes for each issue may be substantially uneven.
• May contain errors that do not detract from the overall quality of the essay.
• Has acceptable organization and writing.
The 2–4 Essay
• Contains an undeveloped, confused, or unfocused thesis or simply paraphrases the question.
• Provides minimal relevant information or lists facts with little or no application to the question.
• Describes two issues in a general way or addresses outcomes and origins of only one issue.
• May contain major errors.
• May be poorly organized, poorly written, or both.
The 0–1 Essay
• Lacks a thesis or restates the question.
• Demonstrates an incompetent or inappropriate response or is off topic (zero).

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