5 Steps to a 5 AP U. S. History, 2010-2011 Edition / Edition 3

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A Perfect Plan for the Perfect Score

We want you to succeed on your AP* exam. That's why we've created this 5-step plan to help you study more effectively, use your preparation time wisely, and get your best score. This easy-to-follow guide offers you a complete review of your AP course, strategies to give you the edge on test day, and plenty of practice with AP-style test questions. You'll sharpen your subject knowledge, strengthen your thinking skills, and build your test-taking confidence with

  • Full-length practice exams modeled on the real test
  • All the terms and concepts you need to know to get your best score
  • Your choice of three customized study schedules--so you can pick the one that meets your needs

The 5-Step Plan helps you get the most out of your study time:

Step 1: Set Up Your Study Program

Step 2: Determine Your Readiness

Step 3: Develop the Strategies

Step 4: Review the Knowledge

Step 5: Build Your Confidence

Topics include: The Settling of the Western Hemisphere and Colonial America (1450-1650); The British Empire in America: Growth and Conflict (1650-1750); Resistance, Rebellion, and Revolution (1750-1775); The American Revolution and the New Nation (1775-1787); The Establishment of the New Political Systems (1787-1800); The Jeffersonian Revolution (1800-1820); The Rise of Manufacturing and the Age of Jackson (1820-1845); The Union Expanded and Challenged (1835-1860); The Union Divided: The Civil War (1861-1865); The Era of Reconstruction (1865-1877); Western Expansion and Its Impact on the American Character (1860-1895); America Transformed into the Industrial Giant of the World (1870-1910); The Rise of American Imperialism (1890-1913); The Progressive Era (1895-1914); The United States and World War I; America in the 1920s: The Beginning of Modern America; The Great Depression and the New Deal; World War II; The Origins of the Cold War; The 1950s: Prosperity and Anxiety; America in an Era of Turmoil (1960-1975); America from 1968-1988: Decline and Rebirth; America from 1988 to 2000: Prosperity and a New World Order; America from 2001 to 2006: The Threat of Terrorism and the Increase of Presidential Power; and Contemporary America: Evaluating the "Big Themes" of American History

Also includes: Practice tests

*AP, Advanced Placement Program, and College Board are registered trademarks of the College Entrance Examination Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

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Meet the Author

Stephen Armstrong is an AP History teacher,

supervisor of social studies at Hall

High School in West Hartford,

and an adjunct professor of history

at Central Connecticut State

University.

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Table of Contents


STEP 1: Set Up Your Study Program

1. What You Need to Know About the AP U.S. History Exam
2. How to Plan Your Time
STEP 2: Determine Your Test Readiness

3. Take a Diagnostic Exam
STEP 3: Develop Strategies for Success

4. Section I of the Exam: How to Approach the Multiple-Choice Questions
5. Section II of the Exam: How to Approach the Free-Response Essay
STEP 4: Review the Knowledge You Need to Score High

6. The Settling of the Western Hemisphere and Colonial America (1450-1650)
7. The British Empire in America: Growth and Conflict (1650-1750)
8. Resistance, Rebellion, and Revolution (1750-1775)
9. The American Revolution and the New Nation (1775-1787)
10. The Establishment of the New Political Systems (1787-1800)
11. The Jeffersonian Revolution (1800-1820)
12. The Rise of Manufacturing and the Age of Jackson (1820-1845)
13. The Union Expanded and Challenged (1835-1860)
14. The Union Divided: The Civil War (1861-1865)
15. The Era of Reconstruction (1865-1877)
16. Western Expansion and Its Impact on the American Character (1860-1895)
17. America Transformed into the Industrial Giant of the World (1870-1910)
18. The Rise of American Imperialism (1890-1913)
19. The Progressive Era (1895-1914)
20. The United States and World War I
21. America in the 1920s: The Beginning of Modern America
22. The Great Depression and the New Deal
23. World War II
24. The Origins of the Cold War
25. The 1950s: Prosperity and Anxiety
26. America in an Era of Turmoil (1960-1975)
27. America from 1968-1988: Decline and Rebirth
28. America from 1988 to 2000: Prosperity and a New World Order
29. America from 2001 to 2006: The Threat of Terrorism and the Increase of Presidential Power
30. Contemporary America: Evaluating the "Big Themes" of American History
STEP 5: Build Your Test-Taking Confidence

Practice Test 1
Practice Test 2

Stephen Armstrong is an AP History teacher,

supervisor of social studies at Hall

High School in West Hartford,

and an adjunct professor of history

at Central Connecticut State

University.

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