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The Making of a Superpower: USA, 1865–1975

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A-Level History

The Assessments and Qualifications Alliance's AS and A-level History qualifications have been designed to help students understand the significance of historical events, the role of individuals in history and the nature of change over time. AQA's qualifications will help them to gain a deeper understanding of the past through political, social, economic and cultural perspectives. The engaging topics available to them throughout the course will provide them with the knowledge and skills they require to succeed as AS and A-level historians.

The AS-Level: Component 1

What's Assessed
The first part of the corresponding full A-level option. This involves the study of significant historical developments over a period of around 50 years and associated historical interpretations.

Assessed
Written Exam: 1 Hour 30 Minutes 
Two Questions (One Compulsory) 
50 Marks 
50% of the AS-Level


Questions
Section A: One compulsory question linked to interpretations (25 marks)
Section B: One question from two (25 marks)

The A-Level: Component 1

What's Assessed
The study of significant historical developments over a period of around 100 years and associated interpretations.

Assessed
Written Exam: 2 Hours 30 Minutes 
Three Questions (One Compulsory) 
80 Marks 
40% of the A-Level


Questions
Section A: One compulsory question linked to historical interpretations (30 marks)
Section B: Two from three essays (2 x 25 marks)

Option 1K

These are all of Luca’s notes on each topic and lesson in Component 1's A Making of a Superpower: USA, 1865-1975

This option allows students to study in breadth issues of change, continuity, cause and consequence in this period through the following key questions:

  • How did the government, political authority and political parties change and develop?

  • In what ways did the economy and society of the USA change and develop?

  • How did the role of the USA in world affairs change?

  • How important were ideas and ideology?

  • How united was the USA during this period?

  • How important was the role of key individuals and groups and how were they affected by developments?

From Civil War to World War, 1865-1920

Topic B1 | The Era of Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865–1890

B1A | The Weaknesses of the Federal Government

      • B1a1 | The Weaknesses of Johnson 
      • B1a2 | The Weaknesses of Grant
      • B1a3 | The Failure of Radical Reconstruction

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