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Completing Note Card Format for AP U.S. History Note cards will be completed throughout the academic year. As is the case with much of the work assigned in AP U.S. History, the value of the note cards will be proportionally related to the quality of the effort you put forth in their completion. The note cards will be a valuable study tool for you only if you devote the time necessary to do them well. Each student is expected to complete note cards with no assistance from any other students. “Shortcuts” in completing note cards will not only short change your opportunity for learning, but may also jeopardize your academic standing as plagiarism will not be tolerated. Each note card is to include the name of the card, the number of the card, the broad category to which the card belongs (social, political, economic, diplomatic, or cultural), the text source and page number, an identification of the topic of the card, and most importantly, the significance of the topic. The significance for most items will be a sentence explaining why the topic is important. When completing the note cards for the summer assignment, please adhere to the following directions and format: 1) Use 3 x 5 cards (do not write the identifications in notebooks or on paper). You MAY write on front and back of cards. 2) Write the information on the cards in black or blue ink (DO NOT TYPE). 3) Number each card with the number provided. Keep the cards in that numerical order. 4) Sample format 4 Name of card, card number, and Treaty of Tordesillas Diplomatic Category on top line Identification area should follow The 1494 treaty signed by Pope Alexander VI, Spain and the pattern of describing the Portugal giving preeminence in Africa (later Brazil) to Portugal “when”, “who”, and “what”, in exchange for Spanish preeminence in the Americas. and be concise yet thorough, relevant, and accurate Significance area should describe This treaty allowed the Spanish and Portuguese to focus on “why” it is important, what colonization and subjugation of natives without the threat of war impact if had; why it is or raids by each against the other. “historyworthy” Cite the name of your text or Norton, p. 21 Source, including page number AP U.S. History Ch. 10 Note Cards Number your note cards according to the numbers provided. See the other side of this sheet for directions and sample format. Be sure to provide both the content identification AND an explanation of the significance. 141. King Cotton and the Slave Trade 142. Industrial Revolution 143. Gang System 144. African American Community 145. Second Great Awakening 146. Gabriel’s Rebellion 147. Nat Turner’s Revolt 148. Black Codes 149. White Man Majority 150. Planter Elite and Plantation Life 151. Proslavery Arguments 152. Denmark Vesey’s conspiracy 153. Changes in the South
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