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5 Steps to a 5 - AP U.S. History

5 Steps to a 5 - AP U.S. History

Get ready for your AP US History exam with this straightforward, easy-to-follow study guide―updated for all the latest exam changes

5 Steps to a 5: AP US History features an effective, 5-step plan to guide your preparation program and help you build the skills, knowledge, and test-taking confidence you need to succeed. This fully revised edition covers the latest course syllabus and matches the latest exam.

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Preface

PART I. HOW TO USE THIS BOOK

Chapter 1. The Five-Step Program

BEFORE WE BEGIN

INTRODUCTION TO THE FIVE-STEP PROGRAM

THREE APPROACHES TO PREPARING FOR THE AP U.S. HISTORY EXAM

CALENDARS FOR PREPARING FOR THE AP U.S. HISTORY EXAM

RAPID REVIEW

PART II. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE AP U.S. HISTORY EXAM

Chapter 2. Introduction to the AP U.S. History Exam

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

THE AP U.S. HISTORY EXAMINATION

TAKING THE EXAM

GETTING STARTED: THE DIAGNOSTIC/MASTER EXAM AP U.S. HISTORY

ANSWERS TO DIAGNOSTIC/MASTER EXAM

PART III. A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF UNITED STATES HISTORY

Chapter 3. The Settling of the Western Hemisphere and Colonial America (1450-1650)

NATIVE AMERICANS AND EUROPEAN EXPLORATION

A BRINGING TOGETHER OF THREE PEOPLES BY THE SPANISH

THE FRENCH IN CANADA

THE ENGLISH IN THE AMERICAS

EFFECTS OF ENGLISH, FRENCH, AND BRITISH SETTLEMENT

CHAPTER REVIEW

Chapter 4. The British Empire in America: Growth and Conflict (1650-1750)

THE IMPACT OF MERCANTILISM

AFRICAN SLAVERY IN THE AMERICAS

CONTINUED UNREST IN NEW ENGLAND

THE SALEM WITCH TRIALS

WARS IN EUROPE AND THEIR IMPACT ON THE COLONIES

THE GROWTH OF THE COLONIAL ASSEMBLIES

THE ERA OF “SALUTARY NEGLECT”

THE GREAT AWAKENING

CHAPTER REVIEW

Chapter 5. Resistance, Rebellion, and Revolution (1750-1775)

PROBLEMS ON THE FRONTIER

ADDITIONAL CONFLICTS BETWEEN THE BRITISH AND THEIR COLONIAL “ALLIES”

THE POLICIES OF GEORGE GRENVILLE

A SENSE OF CRISIS: THE STAMP ACT

MORE PROTEST: THE TOWNSHEND ACTS

CONTINUED TENSIONS IN MASSACHUSETTS

THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM: 1770-1773

THE BOSTON TEA PARTY

THE INTOLERABLE ACTS

THE FIRST CONTINENTAL CONGRESS

CHAPTER REVIEW

Chapter 6. The American Revolution and the New Nation (1775-1787)

THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

THE SECOND CONTINENTAL CONGRESS

THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

THE OUTBREAK OF THE REVOLUTION: DIVISIONS IN THE COLONIES

STRATEGIES OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

WASHINGTON AS COMMANDER

THE WAR MOVES TO THE SOUTH

THE TREATY OF PARIS

THE ESTABLISHMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL STRUCTURES IN THE NEW NATION

THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION

THE NORTHWEST ORDINANCES

SHAY'S REBELLION

CHAPTER REVIEW

Chapter 7. The Establishment of New Political Systems (1787-1800)

DESIRES FOR A STRONGER CENTRAL GOVERNMENT

GOVERNMENT UNDER THE NEW CONSTITUTION

THE ISSUE OF SLAVERY

RATIFICATION OF THE CONSTITUTION

THE PRESIDENCY OF GEORGE WASHINGTON

THE BILL OF RIGHTS

COMPETING VISIONS: ALEXANDER HAMILTON AND THOMAS JEFFERSON

THE FRENCH REVOLUTION

FOREIGN POLICY AND JAY'S TREATY

WASHINGTON'S FAREWELL ADDRESS

THE PRESIDENCY OF JOHN ADAMS

THE ALIEN AND SEDITION ACTS

CHAPTER REVIEW

Chapter 8. The Jeffersonian Revolution (1800-1820)

THE ELECTION OF 1800

REFORM OF THE COURTS

WESTWARD EXPANSION

POLITICAL TENSIONS AND THE STRANGE CASE OF AARON BURR

EUROPEAN WARS SPILL OVER TO AMERICA (AGAIN)

THE WAR OF 1812

THE AMERICAN SYSTEM

THE MISSOURI COMPROMISE

CHAPTER REVIEW

Chapter 9. The Rise of Manufacturing and the Age of Jackson (1820-1845)

THE GROWTH OF THE FACTORY

THE MONROE DOCTRINE

POLICY TOWARD NATIVE AMERICANS

THE SECOND GREAT AWAKENING

POLITICAL REFORM: THE JACKSONIAN ERA (1829-1841)

THE ELECTION OF 1824

THE 1828 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

JACKSON AS PRESIDENT

THE NULLIFICATION CONTROVERSY

THE BANK CRISIS

THE WHIG PARTY: A CHALLENGE TO THE DEMOCRATIC-REPUBLICANS

CHAPTER REVIEW

Chapter 10. The Union Expanded and Challenged (1835-1860)

THE IDEOLOGY OF MANIFEST DESTINY

”REMEMBER THE ALAMO!”

THE PIVOTAL ELECTION OF 1844

WAR WITH MEXICO

POLITICAL CHALLENGES OF THE 1850s

EFFECTS OF THE COMPROMISE OF 1850

THE PRESIDENCY OF FRANKLIN PIERCE

THE RETURN OF SECTIONAL CONFLICT

”BLEEDING KANSAS”: SLAVE OR FREE?

THE DRED SCOTT DECISION

THE LINCOLN-DOUGLAS DEBATES

JOHN BROWN'S RAID

THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF 1860

CHAPTER REVIEW

Chapter 11. The Union Divided: The Civil War (1861-1865)

ADVANTAGES OF THE NORTH AND SOUTH IN WAR

THE ATTACK ON FORT SUMTER AND THE BEGINNING OF WAR

WAR AIMS AND STRATEGIES

DEVELOPMENTS IN THE SOUTH AND IN THE NORTH

THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION

1863: THE WAR TIPS TO THE NORTH

WAR WEARINESS IN THE NORTH AND SOUTH

THE END OF THE CONFEDERACY

CHAPTER REVIEW

Chapter 12. The Era of Reconstruction (1865-1877)

LINCOLN'S PLANS FOR RECONSTRUCTION

ANDREW JOHNSON'S PLAN FOR RECONSTRUCTION

THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE RADICAL REPUBLICANS

A PERIOD OF RADICAL RECONSTRUCTION

THE IMPEACHMENT OF ANDREW JOHNSON

RADICAL RECONSTRUCTION REINFORCED

THE END OF RECONSTRUCTION

CHAPTER REVIEW

Chapter 13. Western Expansion and Its Impact on the American Character (1860-1895)

FEDERAL LEGISLATION ENCOURAGES WESTERN SETTLEMENT

FARMING ON THE GREAT PLAINS

THE TRANSFORMATION OF AGRICULTURE ON THE PLAINS

WOMEN AND MINORITIES ON THE PLAINS

MINING AND LUMBERING IN THE WEST

RANCHING IN THE WEST

THE PLIGHT OF NATIVE AMERICANS

THE ORGANIZATION OF THE AMERICAN FARMER AND POPULISM

THE IMPACT OF THE WEST ON AMERICAN SOCIETY

CHAPTER REVIEW

Chapter 14. America Transformed into the Industrial Giant of the World (1870-1910)

THE GROWTH OF INDUSTRIAL AMERICA

THE CHANGING NATURE OF AMERICAN INDUSTRY

THE CONSOLIDATION OF BUSINESSES

THE GROWTH OF LABOR UNIONS

AN INCREASED STANDARD OF LIVING?

THE IMPACT OF IMMIGRATION ON AMERICAN SOCIETY

THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE AMERICAN CITY

POLITICS OF THE GUILDED AGE

CULTURAL LIFE IN THE GUILDED AGE

CHAPTER REVIEW

Chapter 15. The Rise of American Imperialism (1890-1913)

A PERIOD OF FOREIGN POLICY INACTION

A SIGN OF THINGS TO COME: HAWAII

THE 1890s: REASONS FOR AMERICAN IMPERIALISM

THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR

THE ROLE OF AMERICA: PROTECTOR OR OPPRESSOR?

THE DEBATE OVER THE PHILIPPINES

CONNECTING THE PACIFIC AND THE ATLANTIC: THE PANAMA CANAL

THE ROOSEVELT COROLLARY

CHAPTER REVIEW

Chapter 16. The Progressive Era (1895-1914)

THE ORIGINS OF PROGRESSIVE

THE GOALS OF PROGRESSIVES

URBAN REFORMS

THE PROGRESSIVES AT THE STATE LEVEL

WOMEN AND PROGRESSIVE

REFORMING THE WORKPLACE

THE SQUARE DEAL OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT

PROGRESSIVISM UNDER WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT

THE 1912 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

THE PROGRESSIVE LEGACY OF WOODROW WILSON

DID PROGRESSIVISM SUCCEED?

CHAPTER REVIEW

Chapter 17. The United States and World War I

THE AMERICAN RESPONSE TO THE OUTBREAK OF WAR

INCREASING AMERICAN SUPPORT FOR THE ALLIED POWERS

AMERICA MOVES TOWARD WAR

AMERICA ENTERS THE WAR

THE IMPACT OF THE AMERICAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE

THE HOME FRONT DURING WORLD WAR I

KEEPING AMERICA PATRIOTIC

WOODROW WILSON AND THE TREATY OF VERSAILLES

THE TREATY OF VERSAILLES AND THE UNITED STATES SENATE

THE CONSEQUENCES OF AMERICAN ACTIONS AFTER THE WAR

CHAPTER REVIEW

Chapter 18. America in the 1920s: The Beginning of Modern America

A DECADE OF PROSPERITY

REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP IN THE 1920s

THE PRESIDENCY OF WARREN G. HARDING

THE SCANDALS OF THE HARDING ADMINISTRATION

THE PRESIDENCY OF CALVIN COOLIDGE

THE ELECTION OF 1928

URBAN VS. RURAL: THE GREAT DIVIDE OF THE 1920s

CULTURE IN THE 1920s

THE JAZZ AGE

THE LOST GENERATION

CHAPTER REVIEW

Chapter 19. The Great Depression and the New Deal

THE AMERICAN ECONOMY OF THE 1920s: THE ROOTS OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION

THE STOCK MARKET CRASH

THE SOCIAL IMPACT OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION

THE HOOVER ADMINISTRATION AND THE DEPRESSION

THE 1932 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

THE FIRST HUNDRED DAYS

THE SECOND NEW DEAL

THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF 1936

OPPONENTS OF FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT AND THE NEW DEAL

THE LAST YEARS OF THE NEW DEAL

THE EFFECTS OF THE NEW DEAL

NEW DEAL CULTURE

CHAPTER REVIEW

Chapter 20. World War II

AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY IN THE 1930s

THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF 1940 AND ITS AFTERMATH

THE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR

AMERICAN ENTERS THE WAR

THE WAR AGAINST JAPAN

THE DECISION TO DROP THE ATOMIC BOMB

THE HOME FRONT DURING THE WAR

DISCRIMINATION DURING THE WAR

CHAPTER REVIEW

Chapter 21. The Origins of the Cold War (1945-1960)

THE FIRST CRACKS IN THE ALLIANCE: 1945

THE IRON CURTAIN

THE MARSHALL PLAN

BERLIN: THE FIRST COLD WAR CRISIS

1949: A PIVOTAL YEAR IN THE COLD WAR

THE COLD WAR AT HOME

THE HEATING OF THE COLD WAR: KOREA

THE RISE OF McCARTHYISM

THE COLD WAR POLICIES OF PRESIDENT EISENHOWER

A DANGEROUS ARMS BUILDUP

CHAPTER REVIEW

Chapter 22. The 1950s: Prosperity and Anxiety

ECONOMIC GROWTH AND PROSPERITY

POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS OF THE POSTWAR ERA

CIVIL RIGHTS STRUGGLES OF THE POSTWAR PERIOD

THE CONFORMITY OF THE SUBURBS

CHAPTER REVIEW

Chapter 23. America in an Era of Turmoil (1960-1975)

THE 1960 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

DOMESTIC POLICIES UNDER KENNEDY AND JOHNSON

THE STRUGGLE OF BLACK AMERICANS: FROM NONVIOLENCE TO BLACK POWER

THE RISE OF FEMINISM

THE COLD WAR IN THE 1960s

THE VIETNAM WAR AND ITS IMPACT ON AMERICAN SOCIETY

CHAPTER REVIEW

Chapter 24. America from 1968 to 1988: Decline and Rebirth

THE PRESIDENCY OF RICHARD NIXON

THE WATERGATE AFFAIR

THE PRESIDENCY OF GERALD FORD

THE PRESIDENCY OF JIMMY CARTER

THE ELECTION OF 1980

THE PRESIDENCY OF RONALD REAGAN

CHAPTER REVIEW

Chapter 25. America from 1988 to 2000: Prosperity and a New World Order

THE 1988 ELECTION

THE PRESIDENCY OF GEORGE BUSH

THE 1992 ELECTION

THE PRESIDENCY OF BILL CLINTON

THE 2000 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

CHAPTER REVIEW

PART IV. DEVELOPING CONFIDENCE BY TAKING PRACTICE EXAMINATIONS

PRACTICE EXAM 1 AP U.S. HISTORY - Section I

PRACTICE EXAM 1 AP U.S. HISTORY - Section II

ANSWERS TO PRACTICE EXAM 1

PRACTICE EXAM 2 AP U.S. HISTORY - Section I

PRACTICE EXAM 2 AP U.S. HISTORY - Section II

ANSWERS TO PRACTICE EXAM 2

Glossary I

Glossary II