AP United States History

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Unit 01: Early Contact with the New World (1491 - 1607)
You’ll learn about Native American societies as well as how and why Europeans first explored, and then began to colonize, the Americas. (4%-6%) 1. Native American societies before European contact 2. European exploration in the New World 3. The Columbian Exchange 4. Labor, slavery, and caste in the Spanish colonial system 5. Cultural interactions between Europeans, Native Americans, and Africans
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Unit 02: Colonization of North America (1607 - 1754)
Study the colonies established in the New World by the Spanish, French, Dutch, and British (6%-8%) 1. How different European colonies developed and expanded 2. Transatlantic trade 3. Interactions between American Indians and Europeans 4. Slavery in the British colonies 5. Colonial society and culture
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Unit 03: Conflict and American Independence (1754 - 1800)
You'll explore the events that led to the American Revolution and the formation of the United States and examine the early years of the republic. Topics may include: • The Seven Years’ War • The American Revolution • The Articles of Confederation • The creation and ratification of the Constitution • Developing an American identity • Immigration to and migration within America On The Exam 10%–17% of score
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Unit 04: Begining of Modern Day American Democracy (1800 - 1848)
You’ll examine how the young nation developed politically, culturally, and economically in this period. Topics may include: • The rise of political parties • American foreign policy • Innovations in technology, agriculture, and business • Debates about federal power • The Second Great Awakening • Reform movements • The experience of African Americans On The Exam 10%–17% of score
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Unit 05: Civil War and Reconstruction (1844 - 1877)
You’ll learn how the nation expanded and you’ll explore the events that led to the secession of Southern states and the Civil War. Topics may include: • Manifest Destiny • The Mexican–American War • Attempts to resolve conflicts over the spread of slavery • The election of 1860 and Southern secession • The Civil War • Reconstruction On The Exam 10%–17% of score
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Unit 06: The Industrial Revolution and the Gilded Age (1865 - 1898)
You’ll examine the nation’s economic and demographic shifts in this period and their links to cultural and political changes. Topics may include: • The settlement of the West • The "New South" • The rise of industrial capitalism • Immigration and migration • Reform movements • Debates about the role of government On The Exam 10%–17% of score
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Unit 07: 1890 - 1945
You’ll examine America’s changing society and culture and the causes and effects of the global wars and economic meltdown of this period. Topics may include: • Debates over imperialism • The Progressive movement • World War I • Innovations in communications and technology in the 1920s • The Great Depression and the New Deal • World War II • Postwar diplomacy On The Exam 10%–17% of score
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Unit 08: 1945 - 1980
You’ll learn about the rivalry between the Soviet Union and the United States, the growth of various civil rights movements, and the economic, cultural, and political transformations of this period. Topics may include: • The Cold War and the Red Scare • America as a world power • The Vietnam War • The Great Society • The African American civil rights movement • Youth culture of the 1960s On The Exam 10%–17% of score
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Unit 09: 1980 - Present
You’ll learn about the advance of political conservatism, developments in science and technology, and demographic shifts that had major cultural and political consequences in this period. Topics may include: • Reagan and conservatism • The end of the Cold War • Shifts in the economy • Migration and immigration • Challenges of the 21st century On The Exam 4%–6% of score
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