AP U.S. History Exam 1.54

AP U.S. History Exam 1.54. The changes in the population shown on the map led to debate over...what?

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led to debate over... what?

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And here are your potential answers.

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All right. Check out the little mastheads here. Blue, green, white, and what all that means.

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[ mumbles ]

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All right, well immigration has always been a large

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part of the American story, but the latest wave -

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displayed on the map right here - really rocked the boat for some people.

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So did the changes in population shown in the image lead

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to debate over B - prayer in public schools?

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Well, this issue is certainly contentious, but it has

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more to do with separation of church and state

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rather than separation of people from their home country.

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So cross out B.

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Could these demographic shifts have led to debate over C -

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fair trade acts and policy?

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Well, fair trade policy stemmed from conversations

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between the U.S. and other countries, not the U.S. and

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those countries' newly arrived immigrants.

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That takes C off the market, too.

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Did this change in population lead to debate over D -

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voter registration laws?

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Well, you can only register to vote if you're actually

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a U.S. citizen. The debate over these laws involves

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way more than the rise in immigration.

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Which means the demographic shift shown in the map

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led to debate over A - the national identity.

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So with a growing number of immigrants arriving in the U.S.,

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a question of America's who, what, when, where, and why

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moved to the forefront of the national conversation.

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So the answer is A. This question of identity

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continues to be a source of contention today among Americans,

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adding yet another layer of teenage anxiety to

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life's big mysteries.

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[ sigh ]