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1 Objectives: To begin thinking about your study plan and fill in the holes where necessary. Due today: Graded essays – pass these back to their original author Homework: Study plan – due Thursday Agenda: Composite Scores Reviewing the AP Exam

2 AP Composite Score Fill out the Composite score sheet using your Multiple Choice Scores and your essay scores. This will be helpful in figuring out where to focus your studying.

3 The AP Exam Log on to my website and download this PowerPoint and the Word document. Run through the PowerPoint and answer the corresponding questions on the Word Document. This information will be used to guide the rest of our reviews. When you are done, submit it to Use the rest of your time to start completing your Study Plan – due Friday.

4 AP US History Themes American Diversity The diversity of the American people and the relationships among different groups. The roles of race, class, ethnicity, and gender in the history of the United States. American Identity Views of the American national character and ideas about American exceptionalism. Recognizing regional differences within the context of what it means to be an American. Culture Diverse individual and collective expressions through literature, art, philosophy, music, theater, and film throughout U.S. history. Popular culture and the dimensions of cultural conflict within American society. Demographic Changes Changes in birth, marriage, and death rates; life expectancy and family patterns; population size and density. The economic, social, and political effects of immigration, internal migration, and migration networks.

5 Themes Economic Transformations Changes in trade, commerce, and technology across time. The effects of capitalist development, labor and unions, and consumerism. Environment Ideas about the consumption and conservation of natural resources. The impact of population growth, industrialization, pollution, and urban and suburban expansion. Globalization Engagement with the rest of the world from the fifteenth century to the present: colonialism, mercantilism, global hegemony, development of markets, imperialism, and cultural exchange. Politics and Citizenship Colonial and revolutionary legacies, American political traditions, growth of democracy, and the development of the modern state. Defining citizenship; struggles for civil rights.

6 Themes Reform Diverse movements focusing on a broad range of issues, including anti-slavery, education, labor, temperance, womens rights, civil rights, gay rights, war, public health, and government. Religion The variety of religious beliefs and practices in America from prehistory to the twentyfirst century; influence of religion on politics, economics, and society. Slavery and Its Legacies in North America Systems of slave labor and other forms of unfree labor (e.g., indentured servitude, contract labor) in American Indian societies, the Atlantic World, and the American South and West. The economics of slavery and its racial dimensions. Patterns of resistance and the long-term economic, political, and social effects of slavery. War and Diplomacy Armed conflict from the precolonial period to the twenty-first century; impact of war on American foreign policy and on politics, economy, and society.

7 Ap Outline 1. Pre-Columbian Societies Early inhabitants of the Americas American Indian empires in Mesoamerica, the Southwest, and the Mississippi Valley American Indian cultures of North America at the time of European contact 2. Transatlantic Encounters and Colonial Beginnings, 1492–1690 First European contacts with American Indians Spains empire in North America French colonization of Canada English settlement of New England, the Mid-Atlantic region, and the South From servitude to slavery in the Chesapeake region Religious diversity in the American colonies Resistance to colonial authority: Bacons Rebellion, the Glorious Revolution, and the Pueblo Revolt 3. Colonial North America, 1690–1754 Population growth and immigration Transatlantic trade and the growth of seaports The eighteenth-century back country Growth of plantation economies and slave societies The Enlightenment and the Great Awakening Colonial governments and imperial policy in British North America

8 4. The American Revolutionary Era, 1754–1789 The French and Indian War The Imperial Crisis and resistance to Britain The War for Independence State constitutions and the Articles of Confederation The federal Constitution 5. The Early Republic, 1789–1815 Washington, Hamilton, and shaping of the national government Emergence of political parties: Federalists and Republicans Republican Motherhood and education for women Beginnings of the Second Great Awakening Significance of Jeffersons presidency Expansion into the trans-Appalachian West; American Indian resistance Growth of slavery and free Black communities The War of 1812 and its consequences 6. Transformation of the Economy and Society in Antebellum America The transportation revolution and creation of a national market economy Beginnings of industrialization and changes in social and class structures Immigration and nativist reaction Planters, yeoman farmers, and slaves in the cotton South

9 7. The Transformation of Politics in Antebellum America Emergence of the second party system Federal authority and its opponents: judicial federalism, the Bank War, tariff controversy, and states rights debates Jacksonian democracy and its successes and limitations 8. Religion, Reform, and Renaissance in Antebellum America Evangelical Protestant revivalism Social reforms Ideals of domesticity Transcendentalism and utopian communities American Renaissance: literary and artistic expressions 9. Territorial Expansion and Manifest Destiny Forced removal of American Indians to the trans-Mississippi West Western migration and cultural interactions Territorial acquisitions Early U.S. imperialism: the Mexican War 10. The Crisis of the Union Pro- and antislavery arguments and conflicts Compromise of 1850 and popular sovereignty The Kansas–Nebraska Act and the emergence of the Republican Party Abraham Lincoln, the election of 1860, and secession

10 11. Civil War Two societies at war: mobilization, resources, and internal dissent Military strategies and foreign diplomacy Emancipation and the role of African Americans in the war Social, political, and economic effects of war in the North, South, and West 12. Reconstruction Presidential and Radical Reconstruction Southern state governments: aspirations, achievements, failures Role of African Americans in politics, education, and the economy Compromise of 1877 Impact of Reconstruction 13. The Origins of the New South Reconfiguration of southern agriculture: sharecropping and crop-lien system Expansion of manufacturing and industrialization The politics of segregation: Jim Crow and disfranchisement

11 14. Development of the West in the Late Nineteenth Century Expansion and development of western railroads Competitors for the West: miners, ranchers, homesteaders, and American Indians Government policy toward American Indians Gender, race, and ethnicity in the far West Environmental impacts of western settlement 15. Industrial America in the Late Nineteenth Century Corporate consolidation of industry Effects of technological development on the worker and workplace Labor and unions National politics and influence of corporate power Migration and immigration: the changing face of the nation Proponents and opponents of the new order, e.g., Social Darwinism and Social Gospel 16. Urban Society in the Late Nineteenth Century Urbanization and the lure of the city City problems and machine politics Intellectual and cultural movements and popular entertainment

12 17. Populism and Progressivism Agrarian discontent and political issues of the late nineteenth century Origins of Progressive reform: municipal, state, and national Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson as Progressive presidents Womens roles: family, workplace, education, politics, and reform Black America: urban migration and civil rights initiatives 18. The Emergence of America as a World Power American imperialism: political and economic expansion War in Europe and American neutrality The First World War at home and abroad Treaty of Versailles Society and economy in the postwar years 19. The New Era: 1920s The business of America and the consumer economy Republican politics: Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover The culture of Modernism: science, the arts, and entertainment Responses to Modernism: religious fundamentalism, nativism, and Prohibition The ongoing struggle for equality: African Americans and women

13 20. The Great Depression and the New Deal Causes of the Great Depression The Hoover administrations response Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the New Deal Labor and union recognition The New Deal coalition and its critics from the Right and the Left Surviving hard times: American society during the Great Depression 21. The Second World War The rise of fascism and militarism in Japan, Italy, and Germany Prelude to war: policy of neutrality The attack on Pearl Harbor and United States declaration of war Fighting a multifront war Diplomacy, war aims, and wartime conferences The United States as a global power in the Atomic Age 22. The Home Front During the War Wartime mobilization of the economy Urban migration and demographic changes Women, work, and family during the war Civil liberties and civil rights during wartime War and regional development Expansion of government power

14 23. The United States and the Early Cold War Origins of the Cold War Truman and containment The Cold War in Asia: China, Korea, Vietnam, and Japan Diplomatic strategies and policies of the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations The Red Scare and McCarthyism Impact of the Cold War on American society 24. The 1950s Emergence of the modern civil rights movement The affluent society and the other America Consensus and conformity: suburbia and middle-class America Social critics, nonconformists, and cultural rebels Impact of changes in science, technology, and medicine 25. The Turbulent 1960s From the New Frontier to the Great Society Expanding movements for civil rights Cold War confrontations: Asia, Latin America, and Europe Beginning of Détente The antiwar movement and the counterculture

15 26. Politics and Economics at the End of the Twentieth Century The election of 1968 and the Silent Majority Nixons challenges: Vietnam, China, and Watergate Changes in the American economy: the energy crisis, deindustrialization, and the service economy The New Right and the Reagan revolution End of the Cold War 27. Society and Culture at the End of the Twentieth Century Demographic changes: surge of immigration after 1965, Sunbelt migration, and the graying of America Revolutions in biotechnology, mass communication, and computers Politics in a multicultural society 28. The United States in the Post–Cold War World Globalization and the American economy Unilateralism vs. multilateralism in foreign policy Domestic and foreign terrorism Environmental issues in a global context

16 The Exam 3 hours and 5 minutes in length and consists of two sections: a 55-minute multiple-choice section and a 130-minute free-response section. The free-response section begins with a mandatory 15-minute reading period. Students are advised to spend most of the 15 minutes analyzing the documents and planning their answer to the document-based essay question (DBQ) in Part A. Suggested writing time for the DBQ is 45 minutes. Parts B and C each include two standard essay questions that, with the DBQ, cover the period from the first European explorations of the Americas to the present. Students are required to answer one essay question in each part in a total of 70 minutes. For each of the essay questions students choose to answer in Parts B and C, it is suggested they spend 5 minutes planning and 30 minutes writing. Both the multiple-choice and the free-response sections cover the period from the first European explorations of the Americas to the present, although a majority of questions are on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

17 The Exam Peirod CoveredApproximate Percentage of Test (Multiple Choice Section only) Pre-Columbian to % % 1915-to the present35% Whereas the multiple-choice section may include a few questions from the period since 1980, neither the DBQ nor any of the four essay questions in Parts B and C will deal exclusively with this period. Together, the multiple-choice and free-response sections cover political institutions, behavior, and public policy; social change, and cultural and intellectual developments; diplomacy and international relations; and economic developments.

18 The Exam Material CoveredApproximate Percentage of Test (Multiple Choice Section only) Political institutions, behavior, and public policy 35% Social change, and cultural and intellectual developments 40% Diplomacy and international relations15% Economic developments10% A substantial number of social, cultural, and economic history questions deal with such traditional topics as the impact of legislation on social groups and the economy or the pressure brought to bear on political processes by social, economic, and cultural developments. Because historical inquiry is not neatly divided into categories, many questions pertain to more than one area.

19 The Exam The questions in the multiple-choice section are designed to test students factual knowledge, breadth of preparation, and knowledge-based analytical skills. Essay questions are designed, additionally, to make it possible for students from widely differing courses to demonstrate their mastery of historical interpretation and their ability to express their views and knowledge in writing.

20 The Exam The standard essay questions may require students to relate developments in different areas (e.g., the political implications of an economic issue), to analyze common themes in different time periods (e.g., the concept of national interest in U.S. foreign policy), or to compare individual or group experiences that reflect socioeconomic, ethnic, racial, or gender differences (e.g., social mobility and cultural pluralism). Although historiography is not emphasized in the exam, students are expected to have a general understanding of key interpretations of major historical events. When questions based on literary materials are included, the emphasis will not be on literature as art but rather on its relation to politics, social and economic life, or related cultural and intellectual movements.

21 Multiple Choice Strategies Look over the Multiple Choice strategies sheet Which 3 pieces of advice is most helpful to you? Why? How will you remember them on test day?

22 Study Strategies Brainstorm as many ways to organize your study that you can think of. Ex. Reading through the text and outlining each chapter. Complete a chapter a day. Which do you think would be best for you? Why?

23 Homework By Friday: Create a detailed plan outlining how they will prepare for the AP exam. (Use a calendar format) Bring me a typed copy Be sure to allot your study time according to how the College Board breaks down the multiple choice questions by time period in the course description. By Monday: Buy and begin to use one of the recommended AP US History test review books.

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