AP Document Based and Free Response Questions

The AP U.S. History Exam tests knowledge of U.S. History from the first European explorations of the Americas up through modern times. The bulk of the questions focuses on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Exam topics include political institutions and behavior, public policy, social and economic change, diplomacy and international relations, and cultural and intellectual developments.

Below, you will find links to past AP exams and the document based and free response questions that were asked from 2001 to the present.



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DBQ and FRQ rubrics  68k v. 2 Jul 12, 2011, 1:22 PM Andrew Zemaitis
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American Identity 1750-1770s  194k v. 3 Dec 15, 2011, 7:00 AM Andrew Zemaitis
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Organized Labor 1870s-1900  156k v. 3 Dec 15, 2011, 7:01 AM Andrew Zemaitis
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Cold War Fears  4011k v. 3 Dec 15, 2011, 7:01 AM Andrew Zemaitis
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Reform Movements 1825-1850s  262k v. 3 Dec 15, 2011, 7:02 AM Andrew Zemaitis
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Era of Good Feelings  397k v. 3 Dec 15, 2011, 6:54 AM Andrew Zemaitis
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FDR-Great Depression  380k v. 3 Dec 15, 2011, 6:55 AM Andrew Zemaitis
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Progressive Era Reformers  522k v. 3 Feb 1, 2012, 7:39 AM Andrew Zemaitis
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French and Indian War  400k v. 3 Dec 15, 2011, 6:56 AM Andrew Zemaitis
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US Foreign Policy 1920-1941  150k v. 3 Dec 15, 2011, 6:57 AM Andrew Zemaitis
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American Revolution  616k v. 3 Dec 15, 2011, 6:57 AM Andrew Zemaitis
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Compromises 1820-1860  353k v. 3 Dec 15, 2011, 6:58 AM Andrew Zemaitis
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Womanhood 1770s-Civil War  182k v. 3 Dec 15, 2011, 6:59 AM Andrew Zemaitis
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US-USSR Relations 1940s  173k v. 3 Dec 15, 2011, 6:59 AM Andrew Zemaitis
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American Agriculture 1865-1900  425k v. 3 Dec 15, 2011, 7:03 AM Andrew Zemaitis
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LBJ Administration  278k v. 3 Dec 15, 2011, 7:04 AM Andrew Zemaitis
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Vietnam War  228k v. 3 Dec 15, 2011, 7:04 AM Andrew Zemaitis
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Immigration 1880-1925  235k v. 3 Dec 15, 2011, 7:05 AM Andrew Zemaitis
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Slavery 1775-1830  1385k v. 4 Dec 15, 2011, 7:06 AM Andrew Zemaitis
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African American and the Civil War  396k v. 3 Dec 15, 2011, 7:07 AM Andrew Zemaitis
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Puritans 1630-1660s  388k v. 3 Dec 15, 2011, 7:07 AM Andrew Zemaitis
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Territorial Expansion 1800-1855  824k v. 3 Dec 15, 2011, 7:08 AM Andrew Zemaitis
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Nixon Administration  714k v. 3 Dec 15, 2011, 7:08 AM Andrew Zemaitis
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US Politics 1815-1840  1841k v. 3 Dec 15, 2011, 7:09 AM Andrew Zemaitis
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