AP United States History

Welcome to the US History AP book. The main goal of this book is to function as a study guide for the 2012 Advanced Placement exam.

Table of Contents

European Exploration and New World Colonization

  • New World Beginnings (33,000 BC - 1769 AD)
  • The Planting of English America (1500 - 1733)
  • Settling the Northern Colonies (1619 - 1700)
  • American Life in the Seventeenth Century (1607 - 1692)

The Revolutionary War

  • Colonial Society on the Eve of Revolution (1700 - 1775)
  • The Duel for North America (1608 - 1763)
  • The Road to Revolution (1763 - 1775)
  • America Secedes from the Empire (1775 - 1783)

Unit 3

  • The Confederation and the Constitution (1776 - 1790)
  • Launching the New Ship of State (1789 - 1800)
  • The Triumphs and Travails of the Jeffersonian Republic (1800 - 1812)

Unit 4

  • The Second War for Independence and the Upsurge of Nationalism (1812 - 1824)
  • The Rise of a Mass Democracy (1824 - 1840)
  • Forging the National Economy (1790 - 1860)
  • The Ferment of Reform and Culture (1790 - 1860)

Unit 5

  • The South and the Slavery Controversy (1793 - 1860)
  • Manifest Destiny and Its Legacy (1841 - 1848)
  • Renewing the Sectional Struggle (1848 - 1854)

The Civil War

  • Drifting Toward Disunion (1854 - 1861)
  • Girding for War: The North and the South (1861 - 1865)
  • The Furnace of Civil War (1861 - 1865)
  • The Ordeal of Reconstruction (1865 - 1877)

Unit 7

  • Political Paralysis in the Gilded Age (1869 - 1896)
  • Industry Comes of Age (1865 - 1900)
  • America Moves to the City (1865 - 1900)
  • The Great West and the Agricultural Revolution (1865 - 1890)

Unit 8

  • The Path of Empire (1890 - 1899)
  • America on the World Stage (1899 - 1909)
  • Progressivism and the Republican Roosevelt (1901 - 1912)
  • Wilsonian Progressivism at Home and Abroad (1912 - 1916)

Unit 9

  • The War to End War (1917 - 1918)
  • American Life in the "Roaring Twenties" (1919 - 1929)
  • The Politics of Boom and Bust (1920 - 1932)
  • The Great Depression and the New Deal (1933 - 1939)
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