AP United States History

AP US History

Your APUSH Exam is Friday, May 10, 2019

We will cover the following 9 Historical Periods in APUSH:

Period 1 1491-1607
      The period from pre-Columbian Indian cultures to the founding of Jamestown covers the interaction of cultures and how Europeans, Native Americans, and Africans created a “new” world. 
Period 2 1607-1754
      Various mixtures of American Indians, Europeans, and African Americans created colonies with distinctive cultures, economies, and populations. 
Period 3 1754-1800
      Wars over empires provided the context for the American Revolution and founding of the United States, including the political struggles to form a “more perfect union.” 
Period 4 1800-1848
      The promise of the new republic played out during a period of rapid economic, territorial, and population growth that tested the political institutions that held the nation together. 
Period 5 1848-1877
      A war with Mexico intensified the conflict over slavery and states’ rights, which led to the Civil War and then to struggles to reconstruct the Union and address the legacy of slavery. 
Period 6 1865-1898
      Industrialization, the rapid growth of cities, and a large new wave of immigration transformed the American economy, society, culture, and regional identities. 
Period 7 1898-1945
      While the United States responded to the impact of industrialization during the Progressive and New Deal years, it also become deeply involved in world affairs during World War I and II. 
Period 8 1945-1980
      The United States assumed a world leadership role during the Cold War, while society became more divided over issues of economic and social justice, especially for minorities and women. 
Period 9 1980-present
      A renewed conservative movement challenged the efficacy of government at home, whilethe end of the Cold War, the spread of globalization, and the increase in terrorism forced it to redefine its policies 
The following are the 7 Themes of APUSH:

American and National Identity
      This theme focuses on how and why definitions of American and national identity and values have developed, as well as on related topics such as citizenship, constitutionalism, foreign policy, assimilation, and American exceptionalism. 
Politics and Power
      This theme focuses on how different social and political groups have influenced society and government in the United States, as well as how political beliefs and institutions have changed over time. 
Work, Exchange, and Technology
      This theme focuses on the factors behind the development of systems of economic exchange, particularly the role of technology, economic markets, and government. 
Culture and Society
      This theme focuses on the roles that ideas, beliefs, social mores, and creative expression have played in shaping the United States, as well as how various identities, cultures, and values have been preserved or changed in different contexts of U.S. history. 
Migration and Settlement
      This theme focuses on why and how the various people who moved to and within the United States both adapted to and transformed their new social and physical environments. 
Geography and the Environment
      This theme focuses on the role of geography and both the natural and human-made environments on social and political developments in what would become the United States. 
America in the World 
      This theme focuses on the interactions between nations that affected North American history in the colonial period, and on the influence of the United States on world affairs.