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AP United States History


Course

AP United States History

Instructor

Anthony Blas

Email address

ablas@fatherduenas.com

Class website

https://sites.google.com/a/fatherduenas.com/mrblasfdms/ap-us-history

Grade Level

11

Course Overview

   

    AP United States History is a survey course covering the history of the United States beginning with the discovery and exploration of the American continents by the Europeans and ending with the outlook for America’s future and the issues that will shape the history of tomorrow. Study of the following themes of history will be the center point of all units presented.  This course is designed to prepare students to take the AP United States History Exam in May of 2018. Students who score well on this exam may qualify for college credit.

Course Outline

FIRST QUARTER:

Part 1: Transformations of North America (1450-1700)

  • Ch. 1: Colliding Worlds (1450-1600)

  • Ch. 2: American Experiments (1521-1700)

Part 2: British North America & the Atlantic World (1660-1763)

  • Ch. 3: The British Atlantic World (1660-1750)

  • Ch. 4: Growth, Diversity & Conflict (1720-1763)

Part 3: Revolution & Republican Culture (1763-1820)

  • Ch. 5: The Problems of Empire (1763-1776)

  • Ch. 6: Making War & Republican Govts. (1776-89)

  • Ch. 7: Hammering Out a Federal Republic (1787-1820)

  • Ch. 8: Creating a Republican Culture (1790-1820)

Part 4: Overlapping Revolutions (1800-1860)

  • Ch. 9: Transforming the Economy (1800-1860)

  • Ch. 10: A Democratic Revolution (1800-1844)

  • Ch. 11: Religion & Reform (1800-1860)

  • Ch. 12: The South Expands: Slavery & Society (1800-60)

SECOND QUARTER:

Part 5: Creating & Preserving a Continental Nation (1844-77)     

  • Ch. 13: Expansion, War & Sectional Crisis (1844-1860)

  • Ch. 14: Two Societies at War (1861-1865)

  • Ch. 15: Reconstruction (1865-1877)

  • Ch. 16: Conquering a Continent (1854-1890)

Part 6: Industrializing America  (1877-1917)

  • Ch. 17: Industrial America: Corporations & Conflicts (1877-1911)

  • Ch. 18: The Victorians Make the Modern (1880-1917)

  • Ch. 19: “Civilization’s Inferno”: The Rise & Reform of Industrial Cities (1880-1917)

  • Ch. 20:  Politics, Populists & Progressives (1880-1917)

THIRD QUARTER:

Part 7: Domestic and Global Challenges (1890-1945)

  • Ch. 21: An Emerging World Power (1890-1918)

  • Ch. 22: Cultural Conflict, Bubble & Bust (1919-1932)

  • Ch. 23: The Great Depression &  The New Deal (1929-1939)

  • Ch. 24: The World at War (1937-1945)

Part 8: The Modern State & the Age of Liberalism  (1945-1980)

  • Ch. 25: Cold War America (1945-1963)

  • Ch. 26: Triumphs of the Middle Class (1945-1963)

  • Ch. 27: The Civil Rights Movement (1941-1973)

  • Ch. 28: Liberal Crisis & Conservative Rebirth (1961-1972)

  • Ch. 29: The Search for Order (1973-1980)

FOURTH QUARTER:

Part 9: Global Capitalism and the End of the American

          Century (1980 to Present)

  • Ch. 30: Conservative America in the Ascent (1980-1991)

  • Ch. 31: Confronting Global & National Dilemmas (1989-Present)

AP Exam Review & Preparation

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  • Practice Tests

  • AP US Government & Politics Exam (MANDATORY)