This course is designed to provide students with the analytic skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems and materials in U .S .history. The program prepares students for intermediate and advanced college courses by making demands upon them equivalent to those made by full-year introductory college courses. Students should learn to assess historical materials—their relevance to a given interpretive problem, reliability, and importance—and to weigh the evidence and interpretations presented in historical scholarship.

AP United States History is designed to prepare students for the rigor of scholarship and writing expected in college-level courses. Students study history as a series of interconnected events rather than as isolated dates, learning to critically analyze the cause and effect relationships of those events. As students progress through the course, they learn to find and assess primary documents as well as secondary sources. Finally, students learn to incorporate outside sources into persuasive essays that demonstrate logical reasoning and present evidence to support the author’s conclusions.

1- Introduction
1- Welcome
2- Course Description
3- Understanding Plagiarism
4- U.S. History Topics
5- MLA Formatting MSWord 2007
6- MLA Documentation updates
7- MLA Citation
8- MLA Incorporating Sources

2- AP Exam
1- AP Exam
2- The DBQ
3- DBQ part 2
4- DBQ Scoring Rubric

3- Unit 1: Exploration & Colonization
1- Introduction
Assignment: Theme Discussion
2- The World Before 1492
Essay: Columbus and the Columbian Exchange
3- The First Americans
Assignment: European Discovery of the New World
4- Exploration and Discovery
Essay: Spanish Discovery of the New World
5- Colonization
Assignment: Colonization
6- Origins & Nature of New World Slavery
Assignment: Indentured Servitude and Slavery
7- Religion in the Colonies
Assignment: Puritans
8- Review
Quiz: Multiple-Choice Test
Essay: Essay Test

4- Unit 2: Toward Revolution
1- Introduction
Assignment: Theme Discussion
2- Patterns of Change
Assignment: Toward Revolution
3- The American Revolution
Assignment: The Revolutionary War
4- Religion, Race & Gender
Essay: The Constitution
Assignment: Impact of the Revolution
5- The Founders
Assignment: Who Were the Delegates
6- Review
7- Review part 2
Quiz: Multiple-Choice Test
Essay: Essay Test

5- Unit 3: Nation Building
1- Introduction
Assignment: Theme Discussion
2- The Critical Period: America in the 1780s
3- U.S. Constitution & The Bill of Rights
Assignment: Ratification the Constitution
4- The First New Nation
Assignment: Burr-Hamilton Duel
5- Anti-Slavery
6- Review
7- Review part 2
Quiz: Multiple-Choice Test
Essay: Essay Test

6- Unit 4: Growing Pains
1- Introduction
Assignment: Theme Discussion
2- Jeffersonian Republicanism
Assignment: Federalists and Jeffersonians
3- War of 1812
Assignment: War of 1812
4- The Era of Good Feelings
5- Jacksonian Democracy
Assignment: Jacksonian Democracy
6- Review
Quiz: Multiple-Choice Test
Essay: Essay Test

7- Unit 5: Defining America
1- Introduction
Assignment: Theme Discussion
2- Westward Expansion
Assignment: Westward Expansion
Essay: The Alamo
3- Indian Removal
Essay: Indian Removal
4- Religion and the Early Republic
5- Pre-Civil War Culture
Assignment: An Industrializing Nation
6- Pre-Civil War Reform
Assignment: Religion and Reform
7- Review
Quiz: Multiple-Choice Test
Essay: Essay Test

8- Unit 6: Nation Divided
1- Introduction
Assignment: Theme Discussion
2- Pre-Civil War South
Assignment: Sectional Conflict
Assignment: Escalating Crisis
3- The Impending Crisis
Essay: John Brown
4- The Civil War
Essay: Secession
5- The Civil War part 2
Assignment: The Civil War
6- Reconstruction
Assignment: Reconstruction
7- Along the Color Lines
Assignment: After Slavery
8- Review
9- Review part 2
Quiz: Multiple-Choice Test
Essay: Essay Test

9- Unit 7: Rise of Industry
1- Introduction
Assignment: Theme Discussion
2- Closing the Western Frontier
3- Industrialization and the Working Class
Essay: Industrial America
4- The Huddled Masses
Assignment: Immigration
5- Making of Modern America
Assignment: Responses to Industrialism
6- Struggle for Women’s Suffrage
Assignment: Women’s Roles
7- Review
Quiz: Multiple-Choice Test
Essay: Essay Test

10- Unit 8: Politics in the Gilded Age
1- Introduction
Assignment: Theme Discussion
2- The Gilded Age
Essay: Organized Labor
3- United States Becomes a World Power
Assignment: Imperialism
4- The Political Crisis of the 1890s
Assignment: Urban Political Machines
5- Review
Quiz: Multiple-Choice Test
Essay: Essay Test

11- Unit 9: Progressivism & the Great War
1- Introduction
Assignment: Theme Discussion
2- The Progressive Era
Assignment: Progressive Reform
3- World War I
Essay: Progress and Poverty
4- World War I part 2
Assignment: World War I
5- Review
Quiz: Multiple-Choice Test
Essay: Essay Test

12- Unit 10: The 1920s and 1930s
1- Introduction
Assignment: Theme Discussion
2- The Jazz Age: The American 1920s
Essay: 1920s
3- Controversies of the 1920s
Assignment: Controversies of 1920s
4- 1930s
Assignment: Great Depression & the New Deal
5- Review
Quiz: Multiple-Choice Test
Essay: Essay Test

13- Unit 11: Rise of a Super Power
1- Introduction
Assignment: Theme Discussion
2- America at War: WWII
Assignment: World War II
3- Japanese Internment
Essay: Japanese Internment
4- Post-War America: 1945-1960
Assignment: McCarthyism
5- Korean War
6- Cold War Years
Assignment: Cold War
Quiz: Multiple-Choice Test
Essay: Essay Test

14- Unit 12: Finding Our Way
1- Introduction
Assignment: Theme Discussion
2- The Tumultuous 1960s
Assignment: Turbulent Times
3- Civil Rights Movement
Essay: Civil Rights Organizations
4- Vitenam War
Assignment: Tumultuous 1960s
5- The Vietnam War part 2
Essay: Vietnam War
6- 1970s
Assignment: Nixon and Watergate
7- The 1980s
8- 1990s
Assignment: Twentieth Century
9- 21st Century
Quiz: Multiple-Choice Test
Essay: Essay Test

15- AP Exam Review
1- Preparing for the AP Exam

16- Course Survey
Handout: Course Survey
Assignment: Course Survey