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AP U.S. History Crash Course - Larry Krieger

AP U.S. History Crash Course - Larry Krieger

AP U.S. History Crash Course - Gets You A Higher Advanced Placement Score in Less Time AP U.S. History Crash Course is perfect for the time-crunched student, the last-minute studier, or anyone who wants a refresher on the subject. AP U.S. History Crash Course gives you: Targeted, Focused Review – Study Only What You Need to Know 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, we give you two ways to study the material — 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 Practice Exam After studying the material in the Crash Course, go online and test what you’ve learned. Our full-length practice exam features timed testing, detailed explanations of answers, and automatic scoring. The exam includes 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 an extra history boost, or want to study on your own in preparation for the exam – this is one study guide every AP student must have.

About This Book

Acknowledgments, Author's Pep Talk

Part I: Introduction

Chapter 1. SEVEN KEYS FOR SUCCESS ON THE AP U.S. HISTORY EXAM

Chapter 2. KEY TERMS

Part II: Chronological Review

Chapter 3. COLONIAL AMERICA 1492-1754

Chapter 4. THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY ERA 1754-1789

Chapter 5. THE NEW NATION 1789-1824

Chapter 6. THE AGE OF JACKSON 1824-1840

Chapter 7. SOCIAL AND CULTURAL MOVEMENTS IN ANTEBELLUM AMERICA

Chapter 8. THE GATHERING STORM 1840-1860

Chapter 9. THE CIVIL WAR 1861-1865

Chapter 10. RECONSTRUCTION AND THE NEW SOUTH 1865-1900

Chapter 11. THE OLD WEST 1865-1900

Chapter 12. INDUSTRIAL AMERICA 1865-1900

Chapter 13. POPULISM AND PROGRESSIVISM 1890-1917

Chapter 14. IMPERIALISM AND WORLD WAR I 1890-1919

Chapter 15. THE ROARING TWENTIES

Chapter 16. THE GREAT DEPRESSION AND THE NEW DEAL 1929-1941

Chapter 17. WORLD WAR II 1941-1945

Chapter 18. THE COLD WAR 1945-1989

Chapter 19. THE UNFINISHED FIFTIES

Chapter 20. THE TUMULTUOUS SIXTIES

Chapter 21. KEY POLITICAL EVENTS AND DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS — 1968 TO THE PRESENT

Part III: Key Themes and Facts

Chapter 22. MILESTONES AND KEY FIGURES IN AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY 1619-1865

Chapter 23. MILESTONES AND KEY FIGURES IN AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY 1865-PRESENT

Chapter 24. MILESTONES AND KEY FIGURES IN WOMEN'S HISTORY

Chapter 25. MILESTONES IN NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY

Chapter 26. KEY SUPREME COURT CASES AND FAMOUS TRIALS

Chapter 27. KEY WORKS OF LITERATURE, ART, AND MUSIC

Chapter 28. KEY FACTS ABOUT LABOR UNIONS, LABOR LAWS, AND LABOR STRIKES

Chapter 29. KEY FACTS ABOUT TWENTY ACTS OF CONGRESS

Chapter 30. PEOPLE IN MOTION: IMMIGRATION AND MIGRATION

Chapter 31. MILESTONES IN U.S. FOREIGN POLICY: LATIN AMERICA

Chapter 32. MILESTONES IN U.S. FOREIGN POLICY: THE VIETNAM WAR

Part IV: Test-Taking Strategies

Chapter 33. STRATEGIES FOR THE MULTIPLE-CHOICE QUESTIONS

Chapter 34. STRATEGIES FOR THE DOCUMENT-BASED ESSAY QUESTION

Chapter 35. STRATEGIES FOR THE FREE-RESPONSE ESSAYS