Preparing for the AP United States History Examination, 1st Edition

  • Mark Epstein Greenwich High School
  • Stacie Brensilver Berman
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  • ISBN-10: 130538136X
  • ISBN-13: 9781305381360
  • DDC: 973.076
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 406 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released August 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Preparing for the AP United States History Examination will help you prepare for the AP exam quickly, efficiently, and, above all, effectively. Right from the start, you will identify the course topics you most need practice on and be able to focus your studying, while getting a review opportunity for your general knowledge. By the end of the book, you will be primed for taking the exam and on your way to a 5!

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Authors.
1: Strategies for the AP* Exam.
2: Preparing for the AP* Exam.
3: Taking the AP U.S. History Exam.
4: A Diagnostic Test.
5: A Review of AP U.S. History.
6: European Colonization: 1492–1700.
7: Causes of the American Revolution: 1650–1774.
8: The American Revolution: 1774–1783.
9: Creation of the U.S. Constitution: 1781–1791.
10: The New Nation: 1789–1800.
11: U.S. Foreign Affairs from 1812 to the 1850s.
12: Jacksonian Democracy and the Age of Reform: 1820s–1850s.
13: The American Civil War: 1860–1865.
14: Reconstruction: 1863–1877.
15: The Industrial Era: 1876–1900.
16: Postwar Politics and the Populists: 1870s–1896.
17: U.S. Foreign Affairs from 1860 to 1914.
18: The Progressive Era: 1900–1920.
19: World War I: 1914–1918.
20: Conservatism and Cultural Diversity in the 1920s.
21: The Great Depression and the New Deal: 1929–1941.
22: World War II: 1939–1945.
23: U.S. Domestic Affairs from 1945 to the 1980s.
24: U.S. Foreign Affairs from 1945 to the 1980s.
25: The Post–Cold War Era: 1980–2011.
26: Practice Tests.
27: Practice Test 1.
28: Practice Test 2.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Mark Epstein

Mark Epstein, a teacher for twenty-five years at Greenwich High School in Greenwich, Connecticut, has over the years taught nearly every course in the social studies curriculum. He began teaching AP U.S. History fourteen years ago, and since then his students have compiled a 4.6 group average on the examination. In 2002, he was named a Greenwich Public Schools Distinguished Teacher.

Stacie Brensilver Berman

Stacie Brensilver Berman has taught U.S. History for ten years, and AP U.S. History for seven years, at Edward R. Murrow High School in Brooklyn, New York. For the past three years, she has presented at the AP Annual Conference on topics including Reconstruction, the Great Depression, and the Civil Rights Movement. In March 2011, she also made a presentation on project-based learning in the AP classroom at the Organization of American Historians Annual Conference. Stacie edited and wrote end-of-chapter questions for the 15th edition of The American Pageant and coauthored a chapter on teaching the Civil Rights Movement in Teaching US History: Dialogues among Social Studies Teachers and Historians. She is currently in a Ph.D. program for Teaching and Learning Social Studies at New York University.