AP United States History / Edition 8

AP United States History / Edition 8

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738606248
Publisher: Research & Education Association
Publication date: 02/28/2009
Series: Advanced Placement (AP) Test Preparation
Edition description: Eighth
Pages: 864
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.70(d)
Age Range: 15 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

About Research & Education Association
Staff Acknowledgments
Preparing with Confidence:
Excelling on the AP United States History Exam
About REA's TestWare
About the Exam
About the Review Section
Scoring the Exam
Contacting the AP Program
AP United States History Study Schedule


Chapter 1
Pre-Columbian Cultures (12,000 B.C.E-1492 C.E.)
2,000 Separate Cultures
Highly Organized Society
Some Native Tribes Rendered Nearly Extinct
Historical Timeline

Chapter 2
European Exploration and the Colonial Period (1492-1763)
The Age of Exploration
The Beginnings of Colonization
The Colonial World
The 18th Century
Historical Timeline

Chapter 3
The American Revolution (1763-1787)
The Coming of the American Revolution
The War for Independence
The Creation of New Governments
Historical Timeline

Chapter 4
The United States Constitution (1787-1789)
Development and Ratification
Outline of the United States Constitution
Separation and Limitation of Powers
Historical Timeline

Chapter 5
The New Nation (1789-1824)
The Federalist Era
The Establishment of the Executive Departments
Washington's Administration, 1789-1797
Foreign and Frontier Affairs
Internal Problems
John Adams' Administration, 1797-1801
Repression and Protest
The Revolution of 1800
The Jeffersonian Era
Conflict with the Judges
Domestic Affairs
International Involvement
Madison's Administration, 1809-1817
Postwar Developments
Internal Development, 1820-1830
The Marshall Court
Statehood: A Balancing Act
The Expanding Economy
The Transportation Revolution
Educational Development
Developments in Religious Life
Historical Timeline

Chapter 6
Jacksonian Democracy and Westward
Expansion (1824-1850)
The Jacksonian Democracy, 1829-1841
The Election of 1824
The Webster-Hayne Debate (1830)
The War on the Bank
The Election of 1840
The Meaning of Jacksonian Politics
Ante-bellum Culture: An Age of Reform
The Flowering of Literature
The Fine Arts
The Transcendentalists
The Utopians
The Mormons
Remaking Society: Organized Reform
Diverging Societies-Life in the North
The Role of Women and Minorities
The Northeast Leads the Way
Everyday Life in the North
Diverging Societies-Life in the South
Commerce and Industry
Life in the Southern States
Manifest Destiny and Westward Expansion
Tyler, Polk, and Continued Westward Expansion
Historical Timeline

Chapter 7
Sectional Conflict and the Causes of the
Civil War (1850-1860)
The Crisis of 1850 and America at Mid-century
The Return of Sectional Conflict
The Coming of the Civil War
Historical Timeline

Chapter 8
The Civil War and Reconstruction (1860-1877)
Hostilities Begin
The Union Preserved
The Ordeal of Reconstruction
Historical Timeline

Chapter 9
Industrialism, War, and the Progressive Era (1877-1912)
The New Industrial Era, 1877-1882
Politics of the Period, 1877-1882
The Economy, 1877-1882
Social and Cultural Developments, 1877-1882
Foreign Relations, 1877-1882
The Reaction to Corporate Industrialism, 1882-1887
Politics of the Period, 1882-1887
The Economy, 1882-1887
Social and Cultural Developments, 1882-1887 1
Foreign Relations, 1882-1887
The Emergence of Regional Empire, 1887-1892
Politics of the Period, 1887-1892
The Economy, 1887-1892
Social and Cultural Developments, 1887-1892
Foreign Relations, 1887-1892
Economic Depression and Social Crisis, 1892-1897
The Economy, 1892-1897
Social and Cultural Developments, 1892-1897
Foreign Relations, 1892-1897
War and the Americanization of the World, 1897-1902
Politics of the Period, 1897-1902
The Economy, 1897-1902
Social and Cultural Developments, 1897-1902
Foreign Policy, 1897-1902
Theodore Roosevelt and Progressive Reforms, 1902-1907
Politics of the Period, 1902-1907
The Economy, 1902-1907
Social and Cultural Developments, 1902-1907
Foreign Relations, 1902-1907
The Regulatory State and the Ordered Society, 1907-1912
Politics of the Period, 1907-1912
The Economy, 1907-1912
Social and Cultural Developments, 1907-1912
Foreign Relations, 1907-1912
Historical Timeline

Chapter 10
Wilson and World War I (1912-1920)
Implementing the New Freedom: The Early Years of the
Wilson Administration
The Triumph of New Nationalism
The Election of 1916
Social Issues in the First Wilson Administration
Wilson's Foreign Policy and the Road to War
The Road to War in Europe
World War I: The Military Campaign
Mobilizing the Home Front
Wartime Social Trends
Peacemaking and Domestic Problems, 1918-1920
Domestic Problems and the End of the Wilson Administration
Historical Timeline

Chapter 11
The Roaring Twenties and Economic
Collapse (1920-1929)
The Election of 1920
The Twenties: Economic Advances and Social Tensions
American Society in the 1920s
Social Conflicts
Government and Politics in the 1920s:
The Harding Administration
The Election of 1924
The Coolidge Administration
The Election of 1928
Foreign Policy in the Twenties
The Great Depression: The Crash
Historical Timeline

Chapter 12
The Great Depression and the New Deal (1929-1941)
Reasons for the Depression
Hoover's Depression Policies
The Election of 1932
The First New Deal
Legislation of the First New Deal
The Second New Deal: Opposition from the Right and Left
The Second New Deal Begins
The Election of 1936
The Last Years of the New Deal
Social Dimensions of the New Deal Era
Labor Unions
Cultural Trends of the 1930s
New Deal Diplomacy and the Road to War
United States Neutrality Legislation
Threats to World Order
The American Response to the War in Europe
The Election of 1940
American Involvement with the European War
The Road to Pearl Harbor
Historical Timeline

Chapter 13
World War II and the Postwar Era (1941-1960)
Declared War Begins
The Home Front
The North African and European Theatres
The Pacific Theatre
The Atomic Bomb
The Emergence of the Cold War and Containment
International Cooperation
Containment in Asia
Eisenhower-Dulles Foreign Policy
The Politics of Affluence: Demobilization and Domestic Policy
The Fair Deal
Eisenhower's Dynamic Conservatism
Civil Rights
The Election of 1960
Society and Culture
Demographic Trends
Conformity and Security
Seeds of Rebellion
Historical Timeline

Chapter 14
The New Frontier, Vietnam, and Social
Upheaval (1960-1972)
Kennedy's "New Frontier" and the Liberal Revival
Civil Rights
The Cold War Continues
Johnson and the Great Society
Emergence of Black Power
Ethnic Activism
The New Left
The Counterculture
Women's Liberation
Election of 1968
The Nixon Conservative Reaction
Foreign Policy
Election of 1972
Historical Timeline

Chapter 15
Watergate, Conservatism's Rise, and
Post-Cold War Challenges (1972-2005)
The Watergate Scandal
The Ford Presidency
Carter's Moderate Liberalism
Carter's Foreign Policy
The Iranian Crisis
The Election of 1980
The Reagan Presidency: Attacking Big Government
Asserting American Power
Election of 1984
Second-Term Foreign Concerns
Second-Term Domestic Affairs
Election of 1988
Bush Abandons Reaganomics
Other Domestic Issues Under Bush
Bush's Activist Foreign Policy
Collapse of East European Communism
Persian Gulf Crisis
Breakup of the Soviet Union
The Election of 1992
The Clinton Presidency
The Election of 1996
The Elections of 2000 and 2004 
American Society at the Dawn of the Twenty-first Century
The Election of 2008: History is Made
Historical Timeline


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