Midterm Review Sheet (WORD) (PDF)

ASSIGNMENTS (Daily log-Semester 2)  (WORD)  (PDF)

Ch 1          Ch 2          Ch 3          Ch 4        Ch 5 
      Ch 6            Ch 7           Ch 8        Ch 9           
 Ch 10       Ch 11        Ch 12       Ch 13     Ch 14   
      Ch 15        Ch 16           Ch 17      Ch 18   
Ch 19         Ch 20        Ch 21       Ch 22       Ch 23
       Ch 24        Ch 25          Ch 26      Ch 27
Ch 28        Ch 29          Ch 30       Ch 31       Ch 32

Review page of  Sem 1 quizzes & old tests

WRITING GUIDE - John Irish's
Documents from ''
Documents  from Digital History
Documents from National Endowment - Humanities
Documents from another school
Documents from
Documents from "Revolution to Reconstruction & Beyond"

US  - Readings &
      Electronic History Book
Charles and Mary Beard’s “A History of the United States”
Teach American History Grant Document Library 
Countdown to a Miracle" - Thomas Fleming
Howard Zinn’s "A People's History of the United States"  
  Ch 1     Ch 5     Ch 9      Ch 13     Ch 17      
  Ch 2     Ch 6     Ch 10     Ch 14     Ch 18      
  Ch 3     Ch 7     Ch 11     Ch 15     Ch 19
  Ch 4     Ch 8     Ch 12     Ch 16     Ch 20
         Questions                    Ch 21  
 Zinn Chapters formatted in Microsoft WORD with pages numbered
   Zinn History Project Programs

Suggested Book Titles

Digital History Site Map (links to content Modules, Documents, films, etc.)

McGraw Hill ONLINE Resource Site for 'The Unfinished Nation' -- Alan Brinkley

'A Brief Historyof the U.S.'  with Terms & Links   (PDF)​   (VIEW)
'End of Year Review Guide #1' -- Fill in blanks-PR
​     (VIEW)

Quarter  1 & 2 Review Activity  (blank lines)
​       (PDF)  (VIEW)

Quarter  1 & 2 Review Activity (ANS) (PDF
​                                                         (VIEW)
Quarter  3 & 4 Review Activity (blank lines)

Quarter  3 & 4 Review Activity (ANS) (PDF)
           WORD      PDF

Important Women - 7 pages (PDF) (VIEW)
Supreme Court Cases - 4 pgs_(PDF) (WORD)
     SCOTUS Jeopardy Game
Important Events by Presidential Admin. - 11 pgs.  (PDF) (WORD)
Review by Topics - Bilka material - 20+ pages       (PDF) (WORD)
The Giant AP US History Review - Sue Pojer, 19 pgs.   (PDF)
AP US History Flashcards - 119 pages - 4
​   per page  (PDF) (VIEW)
1600 Terms - Searchable & by Era
AP US History Notecards -- by era, AP resource

ESSAY "Blitzing" activities (Word) (PDF)
Student (DOC) (PDF) Suggestions (DOC) (PDF)
2010 & 2008 DBQ Brainstorming Activity & Sample
List of FRQs & DBQs this year

Unit 1 - Key Terms & People - Colonial
Unit 2 - Key Terms & People - Revolution
Unit 3 - Key Terms & People - Early National Per.
Unit 4 - Key Terms & People - Antebellum Period
Unit 5 - Key Terms & People - Civil War
Unit 6 - Key Terms & People - 1870s thru 1890s

Short Ans., DBQ and Long Essay "Blitz" Samples

Review videos: (Ea. about 5 min. unless noted)
APUSH.COM videos by Adam Norris
History 103 Collection of videos Pt. I
History 103 Collection of videos Pt. 2
Richard Nixon & Watergate
Presidents: From Carter to George W. Bush (44:16)
Jimmy Carter
Ronald Reagan
George H.W. Bush, Sr.
Bill Clinton 
George W. Bush  
Barack Obama 


Test Information / Tips
​The LONG ESSAY Question (15:33)
The new DBQ format/scoring (13:46)
The new SHORT ANS. Question (5:01)
Read Amsco section pgs. X-XV
DBQ Tips 
Multiple-Choice Strategies 
Testing Tips Link
Essay Directives for 'Key Terms'

Chapter Assignment Sheets
(Click on the Chapter to bring up the file in WORD. Those with an "a" represent our new text.)
Chap 1a      Chap   9a      Chap 17a    Chap 25a
   Word          Word           Word        Word
Chap 2a      Chap 10a      Chap 18a    Chap 26a
  Word          Word           Word        Word
Chap 3a      Chap 11a      Chap 19a    Chap 27a
  Word          Word           Word        Word
Chap 4a      Chap 12a      Chap 20a   Chap 28a
   Word         Word           Word        Word

Chap 5a      Chap 13a      Chap 21a    Chap 29a
   Word         Word           Word        Word

Chap 6a      Chap 14a      Chap 22a    Chap 30a
   Word          Word           Word        Word
Chap 7a      Chap 15a      Chap 23a    Chap 31a
   Word          Word           Word        Word
Chap 8a      Chap 16a      Chap 24a    Chap 32a
   Word          Word           Word        Word

Assessments  (AP CENTRAL Resources)
NEW Exam Format (2 pages)   PDF
New Format Sample Questions  (10 pgs)

College Board "Exam Practice"

FRQs from 2003 to 2015   (PDF)
DBQs from 1973 to 20013    
MC section of 2001 APUSH Exam
Answer Key for above MC 2001 Exam
MC Section of 2006 APUSH EXAM
      Answer Key for above Pg 1  Pg 2 
Sample ON-LINE QUIZZES with  
      instant feedback
Links to sample quizzes, 100 question MC test (1984) and other College Board
     Actual Exams 
1988  100 question exam   ANS.  KEY

Alan Brinkley online Learning Center & Quizzes  (interactive maps & quizzes)

McGraw Hill Resource Site for 'The Unfinished Nation' -- Alan Brinkley bk.  [same as above]

'5 Steps to a Five' -- internet resource!

Self-Quizes from Nixon:
-nixon matching3
-ford and carter
-bush & new world order
-america since 1970
-america since 1970

(APUSH 'EARLY' Resources)
APUSH 2 Pg Overview
How to Write an APUSH THESIS
CB Rubrics (Long Essay & DBQ)
Long Essay--Rubric #1  WORD  PDF
  Long Essay - JB rubric WORD  PDF
  DBQ Essay -- JB rubric  WORD  PDF
CB Scoring Guidelines for Per 2 DBQ CB

SYNTHESIS Discussion #1  CB)
SYNTHESIS Discussion #2  (CB)

Training from CB Videos--Links to all
             WORD      PDF

OLD RUBRIC for scoring DBQs
DBQ "Tips to Remember"
"What IS the DBQ?"
AP Central -- "Preparing Students to Answer DBQ's"

DBQ Topics on AP EXAMS: 1973-2013
Stating Your Thesis (Views on Columbus) Amsco pgs 16-22
Colonists Coming to America, 17th Century - 1993 DBQ
Colonial Slavery - PH DBQ
French & Indian War - 2004 DBQ
Forming an American Identity, 1750-1776 - 1999 DBQ
What Position to Argue (American Revolution) Amsco pgs 72-6
Impact of Revolution on Women - 2005 DBQ
The 1780s: A Critical Period - 1985 DBQ
    Grace C.Cianan ;  Teaching commentary 
The Articles of Confederation vs the Constitution-PH DBQ
The Alien & Sedition Acts - 1977 DBQ
Jefferson's Presidency - PH DBQ
Jeffersonian Republicans - 1998 DBQ
Organizing Evidence (Era of Good & Bad Feelings) Amsco pgs 160-5
The Era of Good Feelings - 2002 Form B DBQ
Jacksonian Democracy - 1990 DBQ
Organizing Your DBQ Essay (Manifest Destiny) Amsco
Compromises 1820-1850 - 2005 Form B DBQ
Reform 1825-1850 - 2002 DBQ
John Brown's Raid - 1982 DBQ
The 1850s - Prelude to Civil War - 1987 DBQ
The Intro and Conclusion (Civil War) Amsco p258-264
Expansion: 1800-1855  - 2010 DBQ "B"
Reconstruction - 1996 DBQ
Settlement of the West - 1992 DBQ
Expansionism, Old & New - 1994 DBQ
Making Use of Documents (Industrialization) Amsco pgs 350-7
Booker T. Washington vs DuBois - 1989 DBQ
The Guilded Age DBQ - Amsco pgs 395-99
The Populists - 1983 DBQ
The Progressive Era 1900-1920 - 2003 Form B DBQ
World War I - Amsco pgs 465-9
The Fight Over the Versailles Treaty - 1991 DBQ
The Role of Women 1880-1925 - 1997 DBQ
The 1920s - 1986 DBQ
The New Deal - 2003 DBQ
Foreign Policy 1920-1941 - 2004 Form B DBQ
Diplomacy & WWII - Amsco pgs.540-4
Cold War with U.S.S.R. 1941-49 - 2006B DBQ
Cold War Fears - 2001 DBQ
The 1960s - Amsco pgs 614-8
Civil Rights - 1995 DBQ

AP Central Resources for APUSH
All students should be familiar with the FOUR question types on the APUSH exam.  Click here for examples of each.

All students should familiarize themselves with the APUSH sample test on pages 85-120 of the College Board Course Description book.  (You can check your answers to see how well you did here, too!)

What to know how to calculate your grade on the AP 2015 Exam?  Click "HERE"

     SAMPLE  Filled  in

Course  Syllabus
All CSN students are advised to read and be intimately familiar with the Course Syllabus.  Click here.

Class Historical Paper
     (2016 class go below to the 'After
       the Exam' tap for 'Project info')

     Class Instructions

     The 'Citation Machine'        Easy Bib
     Sample Paper from Purdue OWL
     'Citing Web Sources-MLA Style'

Exam Content and Expectations
What is the APUSH exam going to be like?   College Board EXAM page

Click links below for videos devoted to each part of the APUSH EXAM.

How to do the Short Answer Question 
How to do the DBQ
How to do the Long Essay 

Long Essays 2003-16 (by yr given)

After the Exam!
Book -- Historical Article Review Project Instructions -
(PDF )  (Word)

     MLA STYLE - 'Tips'  PPT
     The 'Citation Machine'        Easy Bib

     Sample Paper from Purdue OWL

     'Citing Web Sources-MLA Style'

Debate / speech topics
Debate Rubric (general)
   Judging Debate Overview
   Movie Suggestions - 

  Beford's  Student  Research Room

  Study Guides.
Reserved-See column to the left.

THE APUSH EXAM IS MAY 10, 2019  8:00 am

AP United States History

“Great learning and superior abilities, should you ever possess them, will be of little value and small estimation unless virtue, honor, truth and integrity are added to them.”

"To whom much is given, much is expected."
                                                                        both quotes from Abigail Adams to her son,
                                                                        John Quincy Adams, sixth President of the United States

 Greetings APUSH students! 

The intent of this course is to live up to the ideals instilled in a remarkable young man by his equally extraordinary mother almost 250 years ago.   Our goals are three-fold.  First, it is hoped that this course will help students prepare for the academic rigors of post-secondary work by ensuring that you receive college credit for your work in this class.   As much as possible, you will be treated like college students and held to similar standards that advanced college students are held to.    

Secondly, we hope to imbue all students with the knowledge of our nation's past.  This is no simple task given our time constraints.  Students will be expected to work independently on assignments, to come to class prepared, and must participate in group discussions.   In the course of our study of American history, students will practice the ‘historian's craft’ for the purpose of developing their own interpretation of past events.   This means they will examine cause/effect relationships, analyze primary and secondary source documents, weigh the importance of pertinent facts, and evaluate the work of other historians in order to pose and defend their own historic al hypotheses.    Who were the seminal individuals who have most influenced the American character?  How and why were they able to do so?  Which events were most important?  What themes are most accurate in attempting to portray or interpret the American experience?   Is our nation’s history filled with heroic deeds performed by heroic people?  Is it a history of strife, oppression or discrimination highlighted by the struggle of ordinary people to overcome those forces?  Is it a history of people from different races and ethnic groups all coming together to forge a unique, new national identity?  Is it something else?  

As you complete the requirements for this course, you’ll be expected to catalog the material that has been given to you (and the material that you produce) and comment on that material’s contribution to y0ur view of American history.  This course is, ultimately, about you – how you internalize history, how you make sense of information, how you use your knowledge of historical events to arrive at an understanding of how history shapes our lives today.

Our third goal is to learn how the study of the past can be used to make our lives better today.  The great ancient historians – Thucydides, Tacitus, Plutarch and others – viewed the study of the past as the primary means by which individuals could improve society.   It’s equally obvious that Abigail Adams had a similar goal in mind when she homeschooled John Quincy in history.    

Powerpoints for Textbook Chapters 
Chap 3          Chap 13    Chap 23      AMSCO BOOK Ans. Key
Chap 4          Chap 14    Chap 24       
Chap 5          Chap 15    Chap 25                    YOU-TUBE History Video List
Chap 6          Chap 16    Chap 26                                  Click "HERE"
Chap 7          Chap 17    Chap 27      
Chap 8          Chap 18    Chap 28     
Chap 9          Chap 19    Chap 29     
Chap 10        Chap 20    Chap 30
Chap 11        Chap 21    Chap 31
Chap 12        Chap 22    Chap 32

HIPPOCAMPUS VIDEOS  (AP US Hist. link)               U.S. History Videos by era

Colonial Approaches 
Chesapeake Colonization 
New England Colonization 
French & Indian War  
Road to Revolution 
Revolution & Critical Period 
1792-1800 Election Results 
Thomas Jefferson

War of 1812 
Era of Good Feelings 
Hudson River School of Art

Andrew Jackson 
Early Industrialization
The Age of Reform
Antebellum Reformers 

Antebellum South 
Election of 1840
Election of 1844 
Manifest Destiny  
1850s - Road to Secession 
Civil War 
Good Ol' Rebel  
Life in the Gilded Age (NYC)
Gilded Age Politics

Other Powerpoints - 1877  on

Late 19th Century Urbanization
Ashcan School of Art (Urban life)
Populism & the Election of 1896

The Rise of Big Business
Growth of the Labor Movement
America As an Imperial Power : 1867-1918
TR & the Progressive Movement
The Election of 1912  

The Road to World War I

WWI Through Posters & Cartoons 
American Foreign Policy: 1920-1941
The WPA   
The Great Depression 
 The 1940s   
WWII        Dr. Suess Goes to War

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy: Homefront
Beginnings of the Cold War    
Cold War     
The 1950s: American Culture     
Eisenhower's Foreign Policy     
The Vietnam War    

                            o future powerpoints. 












Study Guides [1 Pg WORD Doc. List]    [1 PG  PDF List]
Gilder-Lerhman Video Study guides  See also PAGEANT NOTES     

I. 1700-1783 Am. Revolution Notes       (* Colonial America to F&I War)   (Power Notes: Colonial Era)

    a. - Chart of Colonial Wars
    b. - Restrictive British Policies
    c. - Declaring Independence
    d. - Course of Revolution
    e. - British View of the Am. Revolution                                                (Power Notes: Am. Revolution)
    f. - Strengths & Weaknesses
    g. - Key Events of Revolution
    h. - American Society During Revolution
    i. -  Post War Issues
    j. -  Articles of Confederation
II. 1776-1800 Building a Nation         (* 1789-1824  New Nation)     (Power Notes: 1789-1824)
     a. - 1783-1789 'The New Nation'
     b. - 1789-1801 'The Federalist Era'
     c. - Amendments
     d. - Articles vs Constitution
     e. - Constitution Overview
     f.  - Executive Branch
     g. - Judicial Branch
     h. - Legislative Branch
     i. - Federalists vs Anti-Federalists
     j. - Federalists vs Democratic-Republicans
     k. - Hamilton vs Jefferson
III. 1800-1824 Jeffersonian Era
      a.  Jefferson Notes I
      b.  Jefferson Notes II
      c.  The Marshall Court
      d.  The Monroe 'Era of Good Feelings'
      e.  The War of 1812
IV.  1824-1840  The Age of Jackson         (Power Notes: 1828-1848)
      a. * The Age of Jackson, 1824-1840

 V. 1841-1848 Manifest Destiny    ( 1824-1840; & the Mexican War)              
                                                a.  Manifest Destiny                    (Power Notes: 1828-1848)

      b.  Mexican War                
      c.  Mexican War Chart
VI. Civil War & Reconstruction                (Power Notes: Civil War-Reconst.)
      a. Renewing the Sectional Struggle       (* Reform, Antebellum Politics, Gathering Storm)
      b.  Drifting Tward Civil War
      c. Girding for Civil War
      d. the 'Furace of Civil War

      e.  Reconstruction 

VII. 1880-1898 Gilded Age, Industrialization    (* Old West, Industrialism, Progressivism etc.)  
      a.  The West After the Civil War           
      b.  Plight of the Plains Indians
      c.  Social Darwinism                                                                                (Power Notes: 1877-1890
      d.  The Agrarian Revolt
      e.  Farming: the Third Frontier
      f.  The Agrarian Revolt                                      (Power Notes: Populism, Race & Foreign Policy)
      g.  Labor: The American Worker
      h.  Industrialism - Business
      i.   Immigration
      j.  Gilded Age Politics: 1869-1900
      k.  Cities: Their Fame & Shame
      l.  Everyday Culture: 1887-1920
VIII. 1890-1909 Imperialism
      a.  Four Presidents & Imperialism            (* Imperialism & WWI)
      b.  Imperial America
      c.  The Imperialism Debate                                  (Power Notes: Populism, Race & Foreign Policy)
      d.  The Spanish-American War
      e.  Legacy of the Spanish-American War
IX. 1900-1916 Progressivism           (* Old West, Industrialism, Progressivism etc.)
      a. Election of 1912
      b. Foundations of Feminism
      c. Progessive Presidents (TR, Taft, Wislon)                    (Power Notes: Progressivism & WWI)
      d. Progressivism - Acts
      e. Rise of Progressivism

X.  1917-1929 WWI & After      (* Twenties, Depression & New Deal)
      a.  U.S. Entry to WWI                                                          (Power Notes: Progressivism & WWI)
      b.  WWI Home Front 
      c.  TheVersailles Treaty
      d.  Four President's & Imperialism
      e.  The 1920s                                                               (Power Notes: 1920s and Great Depression) 
      f.  Causes of Great Depression
      g.  Great Depression

XI.  1930-1941 Great Depression    (* Twenties, Depression & New Deal)
      a.  Legacy of theNew Deal
      b.  New Deal Programs
      c.  New Deal Notes
      d.  Relief, Recovery & Reform

XII. 1941-1950 WWII & After           (* WWII & Cold War)     (Power Notes: World War II)  
     a.  America Between the Wars
     b.  Appeasement Fails
     c.  American Involvement in WWII
     d.  World at War
     e.  WWII Conferences
     f.  WWII Home Front
     g.  Origins of the Cold War

XIII. 1950-Present to Modern Time      (*Fifties and Sixties
   a.  Republican Resurgence   
   b.  Eisenhowr & the 1950s
   c.  McCathyism Chart                                  
   d.  Key Events in the Korea War
   e.  Key Events of the Civil Rights Movement
   f.  The 1950s
   g.  Cold War Timeline                                                   (Power Notes: The Cold War)

   h.  1960s Kennedy Administration 
   i.  1960s Johnson Administration
   j.  Struggles for Equality
   k.  Vietnam Chart
   l.  Vietnam Notes                                                   (Power Notes: 1968 through Clinton)
  m. The 1970s - Crisis
   m. Watergate
                                   (*Key Events 1968-Present)
   n.  Turn of the 21st century                 (*Key Events 1980 to Present)