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Unit 1 SAQ (The New World)

2 min readnovember 17, 2021


AP US History 🇺🇸

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AP US History Short-Answer Question on The New World

👋 Welcome to the APUSH Unit 1 SAQ (The New World). These are shorter questions, but you'll still want to grab some paper and a pencil, or open up a blank page on your computer. After you finish, you can see how you did with Unit 1 SAQ (The New World) Answers.
⏱ The AP US History exam has a mixture of free-response questions and allotted times. For these types of questions, there will be 3 SAQs, and you will be given 40 minutes to complete the SAQ section. (This means you should give yourself ~13 minutes to go through each practice SAQ.)
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Questions

(a) Briefly describe ONE specific historical difference between the Spanish and English exploration of the New World.
(b) Briefly describe ONE specific historical similarity between the Spanish and English exploration of the New World.
(c) Briefly explain ONE specific historical change in the New World as a result of Spanish or English exploration.

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