AP US History

posted by .

I am writing an APUSH DBQ and I have what I think is a pretty winning thesis but I am having problems coming up with a good, interesting opening sentence. I figure once I have the first paragraph figured out the rest will flow rather easily. I also need to figure out a sentence for after my thesis, something my teacher calls a "Plan of Attack" where you basically list what your paragraphs will be about.
Here is the DBQ: To what extent had the colonists developed a sense of their identity and unity as Americans by the eve of the Revolution?
The thesis I wrote it this: By the time the American Revolution began, colonists of North America had developed such a sense of unity and identity that they were prepared to separate themselves from Britain and create a new, free nation even if that meant giving up everything they had.
I wrote it this way to a)include a time frame b)incorporate both Unity and Identity, the two main themes and c)to set myself up with a basic theme to base the rest of the essay on. I want to have my essay layout have the body paragraphs be 1. How the British had caused them to become united, 2. How becoming united had led to them forming an identity and what that identity was, 3. How these two things were to such an extent that the colonists were prepared to begin the revolution.
I just need help finishing my introduction paragraph and I would also like to know if this structure creates a good DBQ essay?

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. AP U.S. History(APUSH)

    I need help with understanding this APUSH DBQ prompt! Heres the prompt: "To what extent did economic and political developments as well as assumptions about the nature of women affect the position of American women during the period …
  2. Writing

    I'm having trouble writing a thesis for my book review of the rocking horse winner. Once I get that down, I think I can get my review down pretty quickly.
  3. AP US History

    "In what ways and to what extent did constitutional and social developmetns between 160 and 1877 amount to a revolution?
  4. world history ap

    Tomorow I have a dbq essay due to my teacher he is mainly concerned about our thesis statment.The question is What are Han and Roamn attitudes towards technology?
  5. APUSH

    It is from the 2000 APUSH DBQ. what was the main idea of Document I. DBQ Question: How successful was organized labor in improving the position of workers in the period from 1875 to 1900?
  6. reimbursement metodologies

    im currently writing a paper on this subject but have no more than the opening and first body paragraph im supposed to go into detail about how it works and the history but am having problems finding alot of information. can anyone …
  7. English (essay help)

    I have to write a essay about the confederation of Canada in 1867 and why it was a good choice. I have all of my body paragraphs done but I'm having trouble thinking of a proper introduction. My first sentence for my intro is: confederation …
  8. TO MS SUE Essay help

    I have to write a essay about the confederation of Canada in 1867 and why it was a good choice. I have all of my body paragraphs done but I'm having trouble thinking of a proper introduction. My first sentence for my intro is: confederation …
  9. AP Exams?

    I am in AP Chemistry and AP U.S Hisotry and I have planned on taking the tests. So far I have made an A+ in APUSH, but I an B in AP Chem. I've done kinda bad on the tests I've taken in there and I don't think I will do good on the …
  10. English- thesis statements

    I am writing a synthesis essay over multiple different sources. I have started writing my essay about how unhealthy relationships are often hard to spot and about how we often tell ourselves everything is fine and make up a vision …

More Similar Questions