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!
|Publisher:||Research & Education Association|
|Series:||Advanced Placement (AP) Crash Course|
|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
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
The book is exactly what is required for our high school's AP US History class
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 !!
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!
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.
I didn't have much time to spend on this test. This book helped a lot.