AP U.S. History 2.3 Period 7: 1890-1945

AP U.S. History 2.3 Period 7: 1890-1945. The language used in the excerpt most strongly supports which of the following ideas?

AP U.S. HistoryPeriod 7: 1890–1945
HistoryWWII
LanguageEnglish Language
Science, Technology, and SocietyFree Enterprise System and Technological Innovation
WWII and the Cold War
Transformation of the Nation During WWIIAdvances in Technology

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And... We're lookin'.

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All right, what does the image suggest about

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the impact of European contact on

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Native American communities?

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And here are your potential answers.

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[ mumbles ]

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[ mumbling continues ]

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[ mumbling continues ]

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Hmm. All right. Well, what can we take

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from this image, other than the fact that

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the font is pretty rad?

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All right. Well, it's a title page from a bible translated into

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the Indian language.

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Nevermind that Native Americans had

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hundreds of different languages. We know that

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someone went to the trouble of translating the Bible into...

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one of them.

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All right, let's check out our answers and see what

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best describes the impact of such a book,

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other than a pretty cramped hand for the translator.

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All right, does this image

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suggest that European contact with Native American

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communities A - caused death

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through disease in Native American society?

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Well, it's true that European contact

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with Native Americans led to death through both disease

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and warfare between tribes,

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but that doesn't have very much to do with our image.

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So it's not A or B.

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Does this image imply that Native American contact with European settlers

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C - forced Native Americans to learn new languages?

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Well, certainly the two groups had trouble communicating,

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but this image suggests that Europeans went

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to great lengths to learn Native American languages

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in order to forcibly spread

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their own religion. That knocks out C, as well.

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Which means that this image suggests

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that European contact with Native American communities

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D - led to distinct changes

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in Native American culture.

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And that, it did.

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As Christianity spread throughout the New World,

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Native American culture was forced

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to react and adapt to the new religion

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sweeping the countryside.

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So D is the correct answer. As in,

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"Do unto others as you would have them

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do unto you." Unless it's inconvenient.

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Then just go with whatever. Yeah.