Get ready for your AP exam with this straightforward and easy-to-follow study guide, updated for all the latest exam changes!
5 Steps to a 5: AP U.S. History features an effective, 5-step plan to guide your preparation program and help you build the skills, knowledge, and test-taking confidence you need to succeed. This fully revised edition covers the latest course syllabus and provides model tests that reflect the latest version of the exam.
Inside you will find:
- 5-Step Plan to a Perfect 5: 1. Set Up Your Study Program 2. Determine Your Test Readiness 3. Develop Strategies for Success 4. Develop the Knowledge You Need to Score High 5. Build Your Test-Taking Confidence
- 2 complete practice AP U.S. History exams
- Interactive practice AP exams on CD-ROM
- 3 separate plans to fit your study style
- Review material updated and geared to the most recent tests
- Savvy information on how tests are constructed, scored, and used
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About the Author
Stephen Armstrong is an AP History teacher, the supervisor of social studies at Hall High School and two Middle Schools in West Hartford, CT, and an adjunct professor of history at Central Connecticut State University.
Table of ContentsSTEP 1: Set Up Your Study Program 1. What You Need to Know About the AP U.S. History Exam 2. How to Plan Your Time STEP 2: Determine Your Test Readiness 3. Take a Diagnostic Exam STEP 3: Develop Strategies for Success 4. Section I of the Exam: How to Approach the Multiple-Choice Questions 5. Section II of the Exam: How to Approach the Free-Response Essay STEP 4: Review the Knowledge You Need to Score High 6. The Settling of the Western Hemisphere and Colonial America (1450-1650) 7. The British Empire in America: Growth and Conflict (1650-1750) 8. Resistance, Rebellion, and Revolution (1750-1775) 9. The American Revolution and the New Nation (1775-1787) 10. The Establishment of the New Political Systems (1787-1800) 11. The Jeffersonian Revolution (1800-1820) 12. The Rise of Manufacturing and the Age of Jackson (1820-1845) 13. The Union Expanded and Challenged (1835-1860) 14. The Union Divided: The Civil War (1861-1865) 15. The Era of Reconstruction (1865-1877) 16. Western Expansion and Its Impact on the American Character (1860-1895) 17. America Transformed into the Industrial Giant of the World (1870-1910) 18. The Rise of American Imperialism (1890-1913) 19. The Progressive Era (1895-1914) 20. The United States and World War I 21. America in the 1920s: The Beginning of Modern America 22. The Great Depression and the New Deal 23. World War II 24. The Origins of the Cold War 25. Chapter 22: The 1950s: Prosperity and Anxiety 26. Chapter 23: America in an Era of Turmoil (1960-1975) 27. Chapter 24: America from 1968-1988: Decline and Rebirth 28. America from 1988 to 2000: Prosperity and a New World Order 29. America from 2001 to 2006: The Threat of Terrorism and the Increase of Presidential Power 30. Contemporary America: Evaluating the "Big Themes" of American History STEP 5: Build Your test-taking Confidence 2 Practice Tests On the CD-ROM: 3 Practice Tests