AP U.S. History Crash Course (REA) / Edition 2

AP U.S. History Crash Course (REA) / Edition 2

by Larry Krieger
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AP U.S. History Crash Course (REA) / Edition 2

REA's Crash Course for the AP® U.S. History Exam - Gets You a Higher Advanced Placement® Score in Less Time

Crash Course is perfect for the time-crunched student, the last-minute studier, or anyone who wants a refresher on the subject.

Are you crunched for time? Have you started studying for your Advanced Placement® U.S. History exam yet? How will you memorize everything you need to know about American History before the test? Do you wish there was a fast and easy way to study for the exam AND boost your score?

If this sounds like you, don't panic. REA's Crash Course for AP® U.S. History is just what you need. Our Crash Course gives you:

Targeted, Focused Review - Study Only What You Need to Know
The Crash Course is based on an in-depth analysis of the AP® U.S. History course description outline and actual AP® test questions. It covers only the information tested on the exam, so you can make the most of your valuable study time. Broken down into major topics and themes, REA gives you two ways to study the American History — chronologically or thematically.

Expert Test-taking Strategies
Written by an AP® teacher who has studied the AP® U.S. History Exam for 20 years, the author shares his detailed, question-level strategies and explains the best way to answer the multiple-choice and essay questions. By following his expert advice, you can boost your overall point score!

Key Terms You Must Know
Mastering AP® vocabulary terms is an easy way to boost your score. Our AP® expert gives you the key terms all AP® U.S. History students must know before test day.

Take REA's FREE Practice Exam
After studying the material in the Crash Course, go to the online REA Study Center and test what you've learned about American History. Our free practice exam features timed testing, detailed explanations of answers, and automatic scoring analysis. The exam is balanced to include every topic and type of question found on the actual AP® exam, so you know you're studying the smart way.

Whether you're cramming for the test at the last minute, looking for extra review, or want to study on your own in preparation for the exams - this is the study guide every AP® U.S. History student must have.

When it's crucial crunch time and your Advanced Placement® exam is just around the corner, you need REA's Crash Course for AP® U.S. History!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738608136
Publisher: Research & Education Association
Publication date: 02/17/2010
Series: Advanced Placement (AP) Crash Course
Edition description: Second
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

About This Book vii

About Our Author viii

Acknowledgments viii

Author's Pep Talk ix

Part I Introduction

Chapter 1 Seven Keys for Success on the AP U.S. History Exam 1

Chapter 2 Key Terms 9

Part II Chronological Review

Chapter 3 Colonial America, 1492-1754 21

Chapter 4 The American Revolutionary Era, 1754-1789 29

Chapter 5 The New Nation, 1789-1824 37

Chapter 6 The Age of Jackson, 1824-1840 43

Chapter 7 Social and Cultural Movements in Antebellum America 49

Chapter 8 The Gathering Storm, 1840-1860|55

Chapter 9 The Civil War, 1861-1865 61

Chapter 10 Reconstruction and the New South, 1865-1900 65

Chapter 11 The Old West, 1865-1900 71

Chapter 12 Industrial America, 1865-1900 75

Chapter 13 Populism and Progressivism, 1890-1917 81

Chapter 14 Imperialism and World War I, 1890-1919 89

Chapter 15 The Roaring Twenties 95

Chapter 16 The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1929-1941 101

Chapter 17 World War II, 1941-1945 109

Chapter 18 The Cold War, 1945-1989 115

Chapter 19 The Unfinished Fifties 123

Chapter 20 The Tumultuous Sixties 127

Chapter 21 Key Political Events and Demographic Trends, 1968 to the Present 133

Part III Key Themes and Facts

Chapter 22 Milestones and Key Figures in African American History, 1619-1865 143

Chapter 23 Milestones and Key Figures in African American History, 1865-Present 153

Chapter 24 Milestones and Key Figures in Women's History 163

Chapter 25 Milestones in Native American History 171

Chapter 26 Key Supreme Court Cases and Famous Trials 177

Chapter 27 Key Works of Literature, Art, and Music 181

Chapter 28 Key Facts about Labor Unions, Labor Laws, and Labor Strikes 187

Chapter 29 Key Factsabout Twenty Acts of Congress 191

Chapter 30 People in Motion: Immigration and Migration 197

Chapter 31 Milestones in U.S. Foreign Policy: Latin America 203

Chapter 32 Milestones in U.S. Foreign Policy: The Vietnam War 209

Part IV Test-Taking Strategies

Chapter 33 Strategies for the Multiple-Choice Questions 215

Chapter 34 Strategies for the Document-Based Essay Question 221

Chapter 35 Strategies for the Free-Response Essays 227

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AP U.S. History Crash Course (REA) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book and the complete REA one and studied both simultaneously throughout the year. I liked the timeline part of this book and found the topics defined in a super simple and useful way. If you're planning on purchasing this make sure you know that this is equivalent to studying off of flashcards. I would recommend buying the huge REA Apush one too. It gives you important details that this one doesnt cover. If you're last minute studying with a couple of weeks before the test. Read this book and go to the multiple choice on the complete REA one and you'll be ready! I got a 5.
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The book is exactly what is required for our high school's AP US History class
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best book you can get for a quick review right before the test!! has important tips and sample questions that might come out on the actual exam !!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this a week before the test and read 50% on the day before the test and the other 50% on the day after the test. Some questions on the AP asked about exactly what this book outlined. Even though it's really short, don't undermine its effectiveness: the author knows exactly what to know to get just enough points to get a 5. Also, the material is repeated over and over again (because this book has two sections: Chronological review and Key Points), so it really sticks in your head. Highly Recommended!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was really great - I never understood study guides that are the length of textbooks, but this one is different. It's short, sweet, and to the point, with bulleted lists of key facts, people, etc. that you absolutely need to know, sorted by time period. It also has separate lists for women's and African-American history, etc. which was helpful. It's not going to give you a 5 if you didn't pay attention at all in the class, but this was basically the only way I studied old material outside of class and I got a 5 on the exam. I highly recommend it, especially if you know you can't bring yourself to read or re-read longer, denser materials.
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happycat2000 More than 1 year ago
I didn't have much time to spend on this test. This book helped a lot.
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