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American Indians from 20,000 BCE to 1491 CEUNEVEN GIFT EXCHANGETHE BEGINNING OF THE COLD WARThe battles of Fredericksburg (1862) and Chancellorsville (1863)AMERICAN INDIANS IN NORTH AMERICALeveraging what you knowBackgroundPOLITICAL, ECONOMIC, AND SOCIAL (PES) QUESTIONSBritish and U.S. air attacks on GermanyExpanding religious diversityThe Stamp ActDoubling the middle classHARD TIMES AND LABOR UNIONSThe Roosevelt presidencyMinorities in the armed forcesUSING DOCUMENTS LIKE A HISTORIANThe 2-to-4 essayTHE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: AN OVERVIEWWar productionThe Soviets fight backARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT IN THE LATE 19TH CENTURYStaying out of other people's warsDEMAGOGUES OF THE DEPRESSIONSLAVERY GROWS WITH COTTONWEST COAST HOTEL CO. V. PARRISH (1937)PRELUDE TO THE REVOLUTIONARY WARThe 8-to-9 essayAbraham Lincoln runs for presidentEARLY ETHNIC GROUP ISSUESA brighter economic outlookTHOMAS JEFFERSON AND THE 1800SMCCULLOCH V. MARYLAND (1819)WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT AND TRUST-BUSTINGTHE SPACE RACEDRED SCOTT V. SANDFORD (1857)THE SUPREME COURT OF THE 1960SThe French and Indian WarCONVERTING QUESTIONS TO PAT ANSWERSArchitectureAchievements of the ProgressivesThe GermansThird partiesFactory jobs and the American DreamLegislating for the Great SocietyTHE ATOMIC BOMB AND THE END OF THE CONFLICTWHAT'S ON THE TESTTHE MISSOURI COMPROMISE OF 1820The Whiskey RebellionThe different approaches to colonizationLaws repressing anti-war sentimentSlave revoltsBenjamin Harrison-1900: THE UNITED STATES GROWS UPPreserving the American wildernessTHE FIGHT IN THE PACIFICThe power of the penAbout the AP U.S. History ExamThe fall of the Soviet UnionSTRATEGIES TO REDUCE PRETEST ANXIETYMODERN CONVENIENCESThe far-reaching impact of Columbus's discoveryThe annexation of HawaiiHelen Jackson's RamonaNorth versus South in businessTrade, industry, and economic democracyTHE CIVIL WAR ERUPTSTHE ELECTION OF JOHN KENNEDYCornwallis and losing moraleThe Industrial RevolutionVictory and the Treaty of ParisTHE PUSH WESTWARDThe sinking of the LusitaniaThe anti-slavery movementThe rise of the big businessmanWilson's attempt to save the peaceTHE JAZZ AGEEarly rebellionsDutch colonies in New York and New JerseyBritain's deal with TecumsehThe Civil Rights CommissionTHE AMERICAN IDENTITYTHE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT OF THE 1950SMartin Luther King's legacyMORE LAND FOR AMERICADealing with change on the railroadsEntering the fight — reluctantlyCensorship and women's rightsDEMOGRAPHICSRoosevelt's Square DealThe Compromise of 1850The height of the Depression: 1932The settling of MassachusettsHard fighting in VietnamKey factsAmerica enters the Great WarProgress for immigrantsThe Federal Reserve ActECONOMICSThe Marshall CourtThe cultivation of the WestWomen's rights-1860: THE LONG PREQUEL TO THE CIVIL WARThe legacy of the New DealCalvin Coolidge: "Silent Cal" stands byReciprocal Trade Agreement ActJackson's Kitchen CabinetRONALD REAGAN AND REAGANOMICSSection II: The DBQ and essaysSPIRITUALITYMounting problemsJackson's response to nullificationFrom Sea to Shining Sea: 1846-1854The escalation of perceived threatsQuiet EarsCOMMUNISM FADESSit-in demonstrationsThe Smoot-Hawley TariffKennedy's peacemaking initiativeKey Events in U.S. HistoryGeorgiaWilson's 14 pointsAnalyzing an essay questionPublic educationThe Trade Commission and Anti-Trust ActGaining control of their own livesThe railroad and economic growthTHE STOCK MARKET CRASH OF 1929EARLY CHALLENGES TO THE NEW COLONIESWilson's New FreedomsThe expansion of the war into CambodiaLatin America and the Good Neighbor PolicyThe International Monetary FundSAMPLE DOCUMENT-BASED QUESTION: THE RECONSTRUCTIONTHE 21ST CENTURYThe Boston MassacreEARLY POLITICSControversy over evolutionEDUCATION AND THE ARTSBreak timeEARLY AMERICAN INDIAN EMPIRESGEORGE W. BUSHThe first computerRECONSTRUCTIONRadioTHE RETURN OF THE KLANEXPANDED ROLES FOR WOMENFIGHTING ACROSS NORTH AMERICANixon's social programsBicycles: Providing transportation for everyoneThe U.S. Grows Up, 1881-1899Target easy questions firstDisease and moneyIncreasing economic problemsThe Aztec empireD-day and NormandyChanging morals,000 years before Columbus to Columbus's timeLIFE IN THE GILDED AGEMIRANDA V. ARIZONA (1966)The triangular tradeChina and the SALT talksPresidents during this periodTHE TRAIL OF TEARS (1838)The cost of affluenceIncreasing literacyEVENTS LEADING TO THE WAR OF 1812The relative prosperity of the coloniesKey Supreme Court DecisionsChecking out a sample essayGrover ClevelandStephen Foster and the American songbookConverting letters to numbersCollege credit policiesGEORGE H.W. BUSHTHE UNITED STATES AS WORLD COPStrategies for the Multiple-Choice SectionGoing with what you knowTHE UNITED STATES IN ASIAThe battles at Bull Run (1861 and 1862)TRADE AGREEMENTSEXAM DAYThe rulingTensions with the U.S.S.R.THE FLAMES OF WAR GROW HIGHERPersonal politicsThe Spanish-American WarUNITED STATES V. NIXON (1974)The Townshend ActHerbert Hoover: Good intentions, bad mistakesThe United States Grows Up, 1816-1845THE ERA OF GOOD FEELINGSMcCarthyismThe Incan empireColonial MarylandU.S. VERSUS COMMUNISM: THE EARLY YEARSSOCIAL CHANGEAppointments and positionsRosa ParksThe established order versus the countercultureWrapping up the essay planThe change in currency to paper moneyThe New World: 1492-1690RICHARD NIXONTHE MONROE DOCTRINE (1823)Mikhail GorbachevIDENTIFYING THE WAY YOU LEARNFlappersArts and musicStudying by soundJames Garfield, Chester Arthur, and William McKinleyProblems faced by the BritishThe Boxer RebellionSETTLING THE WESTU.S. History from America's Beginning to NowThe shift from ally to enemyLYNDON B. JOHNSON (LBJ)Iran-Contra and other problemsTexas governor to U.S. PresidentThe War of 1812 against BritainSeparation versus integrationThe Iranian hostage crisisAmerica on the International Stage, Ready or Not: 1900-1919THE KOREAN WARWitches and religionAmerican paintersLiterature, libraries, and the birth of American journalismThe GI BillRoosevelt's legacy-1675: SETTING UP THE COLONIESDESIGNING A NEW COUNTRYFrom Revolution to Republic: 1776-1815GIDEON V. WAINWRIGHT (1963)Deep breathingExpanding the countryThe Great War endsRACIAL EQUALITYLegislation under the elder BushUsing appropriate proofThe impact of Charles DarwinSection I: Multiple choiceHurricane KatrinaU.S. RELATIONS WITH THE WORLDAbolitionists in the NorthPennsylvania and DelawareMAPP V. OHIO (1962)Leading in the Modern World: 1980-The PresentCOLONIAL HISTORY ESSAY SUBJECTSPlanning the essayThe decision to drop the bombThe Connecticut colonyNew Conservative ideasWomen's liberationEXPOSING THE SHORTCOMINGS OF SOCIETYWomen in the workforceMass production and mass consumptionSIGNS OF ECONOMIC TROUBLE AHEADThe British halt Western expansionThe McKinley-Roosevelt election of 1900Trends in social historyWilson's international progressAdvances in transportationTHE AFTERMATH OF THE CIVIL WARThe founding of Rhode IslandNEW INVENTIONSThe baby boomA continuing trend: The rich get richer, the poor get poorerProgressive relaxationThe London Economic Conference (1933)THEODORE ROOSEVELTReconstruction and the Move Westward, 1866-1880HOW TO HANDLE TIMINGThe first Continental CongressThe Neutrality Acts-1840: DEMOCRACY AND MANIFEST DESTINYU.S. recovery from the DepressionThe loss of LincolnWriting like a professorThe policy of containmentThe League of Nations fallsThe Lewis and Clark expeditionPulling out of VietnamKey social movements of the 1800sPOLITICS LEADING TO THE DEPRESSIONFighting discrimination in defense industriesOperation Desert StormSlavery before the RevolutionBritain and France take a standThe end of ReconstructionIMMIGRATION ACT OF 1924TWO DAYS BEFORE THE EXAMPressure on American IndiansTHE ELECTION OF 1860: WIDENING THE DIVIDEProhibition: High demand and high crimeWartime food production and ProhibitionTRANSCENDENTALISM AND THE SECOND GREAT AWAKENINGFINANCIAL COLLAPSE: THE PANIC OF 1857JIMMY CARTERPAT: A STRATEGY FOR ANSWERING DOCUMENT-BASED QUESTIONSMedicare, Medicaid, and the 24th AmendmentWomen, former slaves, and the limits of freedomU.S. DIVERSITYThe Dust BowlMoving from farm to factoryThe difference between Puritans and PilgrimsThe Radical RepublicansInto the futureUsing proof, analysis, and thesis (PAT)Advances in transportationThe new rainbow AmericaChina and the Open Door PolicyFRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT AND THE NEW DEALNew thoughts about freedomMercantilismAvoiding word trapsWriting AP-Quality EssaysSlaves: Fighting for both sidesThe rise of American literatureThe battles at Gettysburg and Vicksburg (1863)Climate changeGETTING DOWN TO BUSINESSIndustrialization and the birth of labor unionsImmigrationDBQ SCORESTHE YOUNG REPUBLICFood safetyWar preparationsTIME MANAGEMENT DURING THE TESTSLIDING TO CIVIL WARValley Forge and help from FranceForming political partiesAnswering the Reconstruction DBQCOMMON SENSE AND THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCECHANGING ATTITUDES TOWARD RELIGIONStudying by sightHealth care and children: Hot-button issuesTHE FIRST AMERICANSMidwayDixiecratsWashington leaves officeAMERICAN ARTSTHE BRINK OF WAREconomy trendsTHE VIETNAM WARWilson's great shortcoming: Government segregationEarly attempts to abolish slaveryProblems the patriots facedAMERICAN IMPERIALISMThe growing women's rights movementTHE EISENHOWER PRESIDENCYPRESIDENTS OF THE PERIODThe temperance movementAfricans and the ongoing issue of slaveryRejecting the idea of empireUNCLE TOM'S CABIN AND THE SHIFT IN PUBLIC OPINIONThe Boston Tea PartyAmerican Indian troublesHitler invades the Soviet UnionStephen Douglas and the Kansas-Nebraska ActTHE ASSASSINATION OF JFKBusiness changes with societyThe 0-to-1 essayThe Marshall PlanEducation and vocationsThe question and source documents exampleA growing trade deficitGRISWOLD V. CONNECTICUT (1965)REFORMThe advent of mass productionJohn BrownTRUMAN, THE UNEXPECTED PRESIDENTUsing historic eras to gain pointsThe Emancipation ProclamationThe treatment of immigrantsThe era of the muckrakerMARBURY V. MADISON (1803)FIGHTING TO WIN ON THE HOME FRONTJames Madison steps inStudying through movementA study strategyExtending freedomAttempts to address the greatest needsThe Tet offensiveThe millionaires' doleProblems faced by free blacksThe United NationsANTI-COMMUNISM HYSTERIAGERALD FORDAMERICAN CULTUREThe cotton gin and expanding slaveryThe first president: George WashingtonReaganomicsGuadalcanalGIBBONS V. OGDEN (1824)The Louisiana PurchaseJOHN ADAMSSouthern opposition to ReconstructionThe Navigation and Molasses ActsPOPULATION EXPANSION IN THE COLONIESEarly involvement in VietnamVictory and Cold War: 1946-1960ArchitectureThe FrenchThe Fight over Slavery: 1855-1865Tentative U.S. steps toward warPLESSY V. FERGUSON (1896)Avoiding test-induced panicThe Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth AmendmentsWomen's progress during the Great WarPace yourselfJapan attacks Pearl HarborHard times for farmers, tooShifting demographicsThe relocation of Native AmericansNATIVE AMERICANS AND THE SPREAD OF INFECTIOUS DISEASESThe peace that cannot holdThe ramificationsThe Scotch-IrishSeparation of church and stateThe Intolerable ActsARTS IN MID-19TH CENTURY AMERICAThe telegraphMAKING MONEY IN COLONIAL AMERICABlockade of southern supply linesTrade tensionThe Mayan empireSettling on your thesisROE V. WADE (1973)DAILY LIFE IN THE COLONIESEmpowering the Supreme CourtThe focus on Mesoamerican culturesAbolishing the Bank of the U.S.The Space RaceTHE FIGHT IN EUROPETHE DRED SCOTT DECISIONLexington and ConcordBattling extremismThe National Security Act and NATOEarly lifeThe 5-to-7 essayKey Issues in U.S. HistoryMANIFEST DESTINYFROM WORDS TO BULLETS IN BLEEDING KANSASTHE PRESIDENCY OF ULYSSES S. GRANTCASTRO IN CUBAPolitics under IkeSTRIDES IN TRANSPORTATIONThe Road to the Revolution: 1691-1775MODERN DEMOCRACY WITH BILL CLINTONPOST-WWII AMERICAGetting Mentally Prepared for the Big TestAddicted to energyEUROPEANS SETTLE INTO THE NEW WORLDWriting a good thesisThe increasing power of pro-slavery factionsReforming welfareThe terrorist attacks on 9/11The Harlem RenaissanceTime limitsThe treatment of Japanese AmericansCreating canalsFrontier fightingTHE PROSPEROUS 1950SBACKING PAPER MONEY WITH PRECIOUS METALSTHE LEGAL FOUNDATION OF A NATIONThe U.S. flexes its military musclesPrivate enterprise and antitrust lawsTHE ECONOMICS OF SLAVERYLife in New England-1945: U.S. AS WORLD POWERLiterature leading to actionWriting the essay-1800: THE CONSTITUTIONEducating the populationGRADING CRITERIA FOR ESSAY QUESTIONS: REVOLUTIONTHE AMERICAN COLONIESSOCIAL CHANGE IN THE GILDED AGEPolitics of the possibleThe HolocaustThe Jazz Age and the Great Depression: 1921-1939THE HEIGHT OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENTThe presidential election of 1864 and the end of the warScoring Well on Document-Based Questions (DBQs)The Carolina colonyVictories for ordinary peopleTHINKING LIKE THE TEST WRITERSReview of Key Trends, Events, and Supreme Court CasesShays' RebellionJapan eyes the PhilippinesBROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION (1954)The outcome of World War IIWatergateThe Articles of ConfederationWHAT THE AP GRADES MEANKENNEDY: PROGRESS AND THE COLD WAR-1865: CIVIL WARTO NOW: GUARDIAN OF THE PEOPLERock and Roll Living: 1961-1979Mark in the question bookThe Peace Corps-1775: BUILDING THE COLONIESPolitics trendsMovies and their influenceTraveling the long and winding roadThe return of Grover ClevelandSeparate but not equalANDREW JACKSON'S PRESIDENCYKennedy in BerlinEARLY BATTLES BETWEEN BRITAIN AND THE PATRIOTSWOMEN'S RIGHTSThe financial panic in 1907Hitler, Mussolini, and FrancoThe Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile crisisTEST PREPARATIONSELECTING THE BEST QUESTIONSKICK-STARTING POLITICAL ACTIONThe Bill of RightsThe Spanish and Portuguese settlement of the New WorldFurther assaults on Native American holdings and rightsBrown v. Board of EducationIDEALISM WITH WOODROW WILSONThe Loyalty Review BoardPoints hidden in plain sightLife in the USAWorld War II: 1940-1945Important themes and topicsWomen's gains and republican motherhoodLincoln's election and Southern successionWar protestsQuestioning illustrationsThe Virginia colonyWORLD WAR IThe battle at Antietam (1862)English coloniesWAYS TO MAXIMIZE YOUR STUDY TIME
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