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Business changes with societyCOMMON SENSE AND THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCEWashington leaves office-1945: U.S. AS WORLD POWERThe battles of Fredericksburg (1862) and Chancellorsville (1863)About the AP U.S. History ExamTime limitsProblems the patriots facedAchievements of the ProgressivesWomen's rightsVictory and Cold War: 1946-1960The settling of MassachusettsWriting AP-Quality EssaysTHEODORE ROOSEVELTThe Space RaceEARLY ETHNIC GROUP ISSUESThe Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth AmendmentsHard times for farmers, tooMAPP V. OHIO (1962)DAILY LIFE IN THE COLONIESThe relocation of Native AmericansLeveraging what you knowTHE 21ST CENTURYThe end of ReconstructionThe first president: George WashingtonRECONSTRUCTIONWHAT'S ON THE TESTThe 2-to-4 essayThe peace that cannot holdGeorgiaProblems faced by free blacksCalvin Coolidge: "Silent Cal" stands byLiterature leading to actionBritain and France take a standThe Stamp ActThe Mayan empireThe financial panic in 1907Trends in social historyThe era of the muckrakerEarly attempts to abolish slaveryThe War of 1812 against BritainMcCarthyismTO NOW: GUARDIAN OF THE PEOPLEThe ramificationsHelen Jackson's RamonaWomen in the workforceU.S. VERSUS COMMUNISM: THE EARLY YEARSThe baby boomVictory and the Treaty of ParisProgressive relaxationThe battle at Antietam (1862)The 8-to-9 essayCOLONIAL HISTORY ESSAY SUBJECTSTHE TRAIL OF TEARS (1838)Stephen Douglas and the Kansas-Nebraska ActThe legacy of the New DealThe Iranian hostage crisisHealth care and children: Hot-button issuesKey social movements of the 1800sMODERN DEMOCRACY WITH BILL CLINTONProblems faced by the BritishTHE PROSPEROUS 1950SPOLITICAL, ECONOMIC, AND SOCIAL (PES) QUESTIONSThe cultivation of the WestSection I: Multiple choiceThe Jazz Age and the Great Depression: 1921-1939ANDREW JACKSON'S PRESIDENCYMidwayGrover ClevelandTHE YOUNG REPUBLICWar protestsThe telegraphThe rise of the big businessmanAmerica enters the Great WarStudying by soundThe GI BillThe Compromise of 1850The escalation of perceived threatsChina and the Open Door PolicyThe Boston Tea PartyProhibition: High demand and high crimeThe cost of affluenceWartime food production and ProhibitionGoing with what you knowARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT IN THE LATE 19TH CENTURYSection II: The DBQ and essaysBROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION (1954)DixiecratsThe Connecticut colonyUNITED STATES V. NIXON (1974)The presidential election of 1864 and the end of the warTIME MANAGEMENT DURING THE TESTNATIVE AMERICANS AND THE SPREAD OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES-1900: THE UNITED STATES GROWS UPUSING DOCUMENTS LIKE A HISTORIANThe policy of containmentCornwallis and losing moraleCreating canalsChina and the SALT talksMikhail Gorbachev-1675: SETTING UP THE COLONIESArchitectureWitches and religionMODERN CONVENIENCESTHE JAZZ AGETHE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: AN OVERVIEWThe annexation of HawaiiBlockade of southern supply linesSeparate but not equalA continuing trend: The rich get richer, the poor get poorerThe Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile crisisDEMOGRAPHICSThe temperance movementLegislation under the elder BushTWO DAYS BEFORE THE EXAMWHAT THE AP GRADES MEANThe GermansJapan eyes the PhilippinesThe Spanish-American WarEARLY POLITICSTHE HEIGHT OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENTConverting letters to numbersDEMAGOGUES OF THE DEPRESSIONSeparation of church and stateUNCLE TOM'S CABIN AND THE SHIFT IN PUBLIC OPINIONImportant themes and topicsNew thoughts about freedomColonial MarylandBritain's deal with TecumsehThe Townshend ActNixon's social programsSettling on your thesisKENNEDY: PROGRESS AND THE COLD WARTHE PUSH WESTWARDNEW INVENTIONSAdvances in transportationEducation and vocationsROE V. WADE (1973)MAKING MONEY IN COLONIAL AMERICAPRELUDE TO THE REVOLUTIONARY WARWilson's New FreedomsThe anti-slavery movementKennedy's peacemaking initiativeArchitectureFood safetyArts and musicFrontier fightingTHE STOCK MARKET CRASH OF 1929Hitler invades the Soviet UnionPulling out of VietnamThe treatment of immigrantsStephen Foster and the American songbookTentative U.S. steps toward warThe growing women's rights movementWomen, former slaves, and the limits of freedomLiterature, libraries, and the birth of American journalismCASTRO IN CUBAThe power of the penAnalyzing an essay questionWatergateAbolishing the Bank of the U.S.Into the futureThe rulingValley Forge and help from FranceTHOMAS JEFFERSON AND THE 1800S-1860: THE LONG PREQUEL TO THE CIVIL WARTRADE AGREEMENTSEducating the populationAnswering the Reconstruction DBQTHE LEGAL FOUNDATION OF A NATIONThe focus on Mesoamerican culturesJackson's response to nullificationRACIAL EQUALITYTexas governor to U.S. PresidentPolitics trendsTraveling the long and winding roadWOMEN'S RIGHTSBattling extremismEntering the fight — reluctantlyWomen's gains and republican motherhoodAmerican Indian troublesTHE EISENHOWER PRESIDENCYHARD TIMES AND LABOR UNIONSThe Articles of ConfederationMark in the question bookSPIRITUALITY: REVOLUTIONStaying out of other people's warsPAT: A STRATEGY FOR ANSWERING DOCUMENT-BASED QUESTIONSThe Great War endsDutch colonies in New York and New JerseyGaining control of their own livesGEORGE H.W. BUSHLexington and ConcordKICK-STARTING POLITICAL ACTIONAttempts to address the greatest needsWrapping up the essay planAvoiding test-induced panicEARLY CHALLENGES TO THE NEW COLONIESThe rise of American literatureTHE ASSASSINATION OF JFK,000 years before Columbus to Columbus's timeThe Soviets fight backSeparation versus integrationIndustrialization and the birth of labor unionsEarly involvement in VietnamSLIDING TO CIVIL WARTHE RETURN OF THE KLANThe Boxer RebellionControversy over evolutionThe impact of Charles DarwinDESIGNING A NEW COUNTRYThe Fight over Slavery: 1855-1865A growing trade deficitThe Road to the Revolution: 1691-1775The Neutrality ActsTHE AMERICAN IDENTITYThe United States Grows Up, 1816-1845Slave revoltsTHE AMERICAN COLONIESThe different approaches to colonizationJames Madison steps inThe U.S. Grows Up, 1881-1899Pennsylvania and Delaware-1800: THE CONSTITUTIONBicycles: Providing transportation for everyoneFROM WORDS TO BULLETS IN BLEEDING KANSASJames Garfield, Chester Arthur, and William McKinleyWILLIAM HOWARD TAFT AND TRUST-BUSTINGWilson's 14 pointsSit-in demonstrationsThe Marshall PlanAfricans and the ongoing issue of slaveryDoubling the middle classJOHN ADAMSTrade tensionUsing historic eras to gain pointsThe HolocaustTHE BRINK OF WARThe relative prosperity of the coloniesAbolitionists in the NorthCollege credit policiesUsing appropriate proofRejecting the idea of empireEmpowering the Supreme CourtThe Lewis and Clark expeditionThe expansion of the war into CambodiaTHE AFTERMATH OF THE CIVIL WARThe Roosevelt presidencyClimate changeRock and Roll Living: 1961-1979The loss of LincolnPrivate enterprise and antitrust lawsTHE FLAMES OF WAR GROW HIGHERMCCULLOCH V. MARYLAND (1819)The terrorist attacks on 9/11Women's liberationThe League of Nations fallsThe railroad and economic growthTHE MISSOURI COMPROMISE OF 1820THE ERA OF GOOD FEELINGSTHE PRESIDENCY OF ULYSSES S. GRANTPolitics under IkeTHE UNITED STATES IN ASIABACKING PAPER MONEY WITH PRECIOUS METALSCensorship and women's rightsEarly lifeJackson's Kitchen CabinetKey Events in U.S. HistoryTHE KOREAN WARWORLD WAR IMartin Luther King's legacyMinorities in the armed forcesSlaves: Fighting for both sidesExpanding the countryThe sinking of the LusitaniaReview of Key Trends, Events, and Supreme Court CasesThe Virginia colonyReforming welfarePolitics of the possibleJIMMY CARTERThe Spanish and Portuguese settlement of the New WorldJohn BrownThe Civil Rights CommissionDeep breathingEconomy trendsMARBURY V. MADISON (1803)Life in New EnglandLYNDON B. JOHNSON (LBJ)The shift from ally to enemyIDEALISM WITH WOODROW WILSONEXPANDED ROLES FOR WOMENRICHARD NIXONCHANGING ATTITUDES TOWARD RELIGIONFrom Sea to Shining Sea: 1846-1854IDENTIFYING THE WAY YOU LEARNHOW TO HANDLE TIMINGWEST COAST HOTEL CO. V. PARRISH (1937)The British halt Western expansionThe triangular tradeThe Radical RepublicansMORE LAND FOR AMERICAPreserving the American wildernessDRED SCOTT V. SANDFORD (1857)Hurricane Katrina-1775: BUILDING THE COLONIESAvoiding word trapsImmigrationThe millionaires' doleTHE ELECTION OF JOHN KENNEDYWomen's progress during the Great WarThe International Monetary FundChecking out a sample essayLife in the USAThe fall of the Soviet UnionBackgroundThe Marshall CourtThe founding of Rhode IslandTHE VIETNAM WARThe battles at Bull Run (1861 and 1862)GRADING CRITERIA FOR ESSAY QUESTIONSTHE BEGINNING OF THE COLD WARGetting Mentally Prepared for the Big TestSELECTING THE BEST QUESTIONSAmerican Indians from 20,000 BCE to 1491 CEFactory jobs and the American DreamHitler, Mussolini, and FrancoThe change in currency to paper moneyGIBBONS V. OGDEN (1824)THE DRED SCOTT DECISIONAdvances in transportationTRUMAN, THE UNEXPECTED PRESIDENTGRISWOLD V. CONNECTICUT (1965)Public educationRONALD REAGAN AND REAGANOMICSFrom Revolution to Republic: 1776-1815Points hidden in plain sightThe return of Grover ClevelandUNEVEN GIFT EXCHANGEEARLY AMERICAN INDIAN EMPIRESSTRATEGIES TO REDUCE PRETEST ANXIETYProgress for immigrantsOperation Desert StormThe decision to drop the bombWar productionAmerican paintersFINANCIAL COLLAPSE: THE PANIC OF 1857MIRANDA V. ARIZONA (1966)FIGHTING TO WIN ON THE HOME FRONTD-day and NormandyExtending freedomKey factsGERALD FORDThe Louisiana PurchaseTRANSCENDENTALISM AND THE SECOND GREAT AWAKENINGTrade, industry, and economic democracyAMERICAN ARTSTHE ATOMIC BOMB AND THE END OF THE CONFLICTAMERICAN INDIANS IN NORTH AMERICAQuestioning illustrationsThe Incan empireTHE SUPREME COURT OF THE 1960SARTS IN MID-19TH CENTURY AMERICAEXAM DAYThe Industrial RevolutionFurther assaults on Native American holdings and rightsWriting the essayWilson's international progressNorth versus South in businessForming political partiesChanging moralsTHE ECONOMICS OF SLAVERYMoving from farm to factoryThe Smoot-Hawley TariffThe McKinley-Roosevelt election of 1900The Whiskey RebellionThe difference between Puritans and PilgrimsEDUCATION AND THE ARTSThe 5-to-7 essayTHINKING LIKE THE TEST WRITERSKennedy in BerlinGuadalcanalMANIFEST DESTINYThe Navigation and Molasses ActsWriting like a professorTHE CIVIL WAR ERUPTSThe far-reaching impact of Columbus's discoveryThe Loyalty Review BoardThe first computerSlavery before the RevolutionSOCIAL CHANGELegislating for the Great SocietyEVENTS LEADING TO THE WAR OF 1812THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT OF THE 1950SSIGNS OF ECONOMIC TROUBLE AHEADSouthern opposition to ReconstructionJapan attacks Pearl HarborAMERICAN IMPERIALISMThe treatment of Japanese AmericansThe New World: 1492-1690ReaganomicsTHE FIGHT IN EUROPEAppointments and positionsWriting a good thesisThird partiesMercantilismThe new rainbow AmericaTHE SPACE RACEREFORMShifting demographicsLIFE IN THE GILDED AGEEnglish coloniesBreak timeAddicted to energyStudying through movementU.S. RELATIONS WITH THE WORLDLatin America and the Good Neighbor PolicyPOST-WWII AMERICASETTLING THE WESTReconstruction and the Move Westward, 1866-1880FlappersBenjamin HarrisonEarly rebellionsWilson's attempt to save the peaceFighting discrimination in defense industriesPlanning the essayPressure on American IndiansVictories for ordinary peopleThe London Economic Conference (1933)Iran-Contra and other problemsThe cotton gin and expanding slaveryCOMMUNISM FADESThe Scotch-IrishGEORGE W. BUSHHerbert Hoover: Good intentions, bad mistakesThe battles at Gettysburg and Vicksburg (1863)The FrenchPresidents during this periodAbraham Lincoln runs for presidentReciprocal Trade Agreement ActWorld War II: 1940-1945Mass production and mass consumptionTHE FIRST AMERICANSUsing proof, analysis, and thesis (PAT)Brown v. Board of EducationGIDEON V. WAINWRIGHT (1963)POPULATION EXPANSION IN THE COLONIESThe Boston MassacreThe question and source documents exampleA study strategyThe Bill of RightsStudying by sightMovies and their influencePLESSY V. FERGUSON (1896)The 0-to-1 essayU.S. History from America's Beginning to NowThe Intolerable ActsThe Federal Reserve ActEARLY BATTLES BETWEEN BRITAIN AND THE PATRIOTS-1840: DEMOCRACY AND MANIFEST DESTINYIMMIGRATION ACT OF 1924The established order versus the countercultureThe Peace CorpsThe Trade Commission and Anti-Trust ActIncreasing economic problemsThe increasing power of pro-slavery factionsTEST PREPARATIONSLAVERY GROWS WITH COTTONAMERICAN CULTUREPOLITICS LEADING TO THE DEPRESSIONWilson's great shortcoming: Government segregationU.S. DIVERSITYBritish and U.S. air attacks on GermanyStrategies for the Multiple-Choice SectionRosa ParksRoosevelt's legacyMounting problemsDisease and moneyHard fighting in VietnamTarget easy questions firstFIGHTING ACROSS NORTH AMERICAThe French and Indian WarMedicare, Medicaid, and the 24th AmendmentAmerica on the International Stage, Ready or Not: 1900-1919U.S. recovery from the DepressionThe advent of mass productionANTI-COMMUNISM HYSTERIAThe Carolina colonyNew Conservative ideasShays' RebellionKey Issues in U.S. HistoryQuiet EarsTHE FIGHT IN THE PACIFICIncreasing literacyWar preparationsThe outcome of World War IITensions with the U.S.S.R.The first Continental CongressThe height of the Depression: 1932THE UNITED STATES AS WORLD COPLeading in the Modern World: 1980-The PresentRoosevelt's Square DealThe United NationsEUROPEANS SETTLE INTO THE NEW WORLDDBQ SCORESRadioThe Dust BowlThe Tet offensivePersonal politicsThe Harlem RenaissanceThe Aztec empireKey Supreme Court DecisionsThe Emancipation ProclamationSOCIAL CHANGE IN THE GILDED AGEA brighter economic outlookEXPOSING THE SHORTCOMINGS OF SOCIETYTHE ELECTION OF 1860: WIDENING THE DIVIDEDealing with change on the railroadsWAYS TO MAXIMIZE YOUR STUDY TIMEThe U.S. flexes its military musclesPRESIDENTS OF THE PERIODLaws repressing anti-war sentimentSTRIDES IN TRANSPORTATIONECONOMICSFRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT AND THE NEW DEALExpanding religious diversityPace yourself-1865: CIVIL WARTHE MONROE DOCTRINE (1823)SAMPLE DOCUMENT-BASED QUESTION: THE RECONSTRUCTIONScoring Well on Document-Based Questions (DBQs)The National Security Act and NATOGETTING DOWN TO BUSINESSCONVERTING QUESTIONS TO PAT ANSWERSLincoln's election and Southern succession
 
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