Practice outside evidence to support an argument relevant to this DBQ . Prompt:
Evaluate the extent to which rulers of early modern empires, c. 1450 - c. 1750, used traditional methods to consolidate their power.
“Outside evidence” refers to historical evidence that is not referenced in the documents, but is relevant to the prompt. Such evidence could be an additional fact that relates to one of the empires discussed in the documents, OR it could be something about an empire that is not in the documents. Be sure that your evidence is not found in the documents.
Responses will be judged based on accuracy and concision (response with the fewest words used to accomplish the task wins!). Winner receives Fiveable swag and will feature in the AP World Cram live stream on 5/12. Click here to join.
- Identify an example of a development relevant to an argument
- Explain how it is evidence of argument relevant to the prompt. “Relevant to the prompt” means that your claim support a piece of your thesis, but it does not to be an example of your whole thesis.
Hint: to be concise start with the evidence, not your claim. This exercise is meant to provide practice in quickly adding evidence to your argument.
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Deadline for submission:
May 10, 2020 → 5pm ET, May 12, 2020 (this is a hard deadline to allow incorporation of the winning post into that evening’s Cram Session).
One or more responses will feature on AP World Cram stream #7: Industrialization, 7pm ET on May 12th. Winner will receive Fiveable swag along with live recognition.