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The power of the penExtending freedomLaws repressing anti-war sentiment-1840: DEMOCRACY AND MANIFEST DESTINYFIGHTING ACROSS NORTH AMERICAGoing with what you knowThe new rainbow AmericaThe battles at Gettysburg and Vicksburg (1863)The focus on Mesoamerican culturesTHE AFTERMATH OF THE CIVIL WARTHE MONROE DOCTRINE (1823)MIRANDA V. ARIZONA (1966)Arts and musicThe fall of the Soviet UnionThe telegraphExpanding religious diversityPrivate enterprise and antitrust lawsWomen's rightsU.S. recovery from the DepressionBicycles: Providing transportation for everyoneTHE AMERICAN COLONIESBusiness changes with society-1775: BUILDING THE COLONIESTO NOW: GUARDIAN OF THE PEOPLEThe difference between Puritans and PilgrimsTHE AMERICAN IDENTITYThe financial panic in 1907The Connecticut colonyTHE FLAMES OF WAR GROW HIGHERTrade tensionEDUCATION AND THE ARTSHelen Jackson's RamonaNEW INVENTIONSEARLY POLITICSIDEALISM WITH WOODROW WILSONThe 8-to-9 essayTHE FIGHT IN EUROPEPLESSY V. FERGUSON (1896)The Bill of RightsJOHN ADAMSEXPOSING THE SHORTCOMINGS OF SOCIETYGuadalcanalJapan attacks Pearl HarborThe Great War endsThe Neutrality ActsWriting like a professorTensions with the U.S.S.R.The Whiskey RebellionD-day and NormandyThird partiesWilson's New FreedomsRock and Roll Living: 1961-1979MODERN CONVENIENCESCOMMUNISM FADESANDREW JACKSON'S PRESIDENCYSPIRITUALITYGetting Mentally Prepared for the Big TestAvoiding word trapsKey social movements of the 1800sPublic educationThe cost of affluenceThe Iranian hostage crisisU.S. DIVERSITYTHE MISSOURI COMPROMISE OF 1820: REVOLUTIONThe growing women's rights movementJapan eyes the PhilippinesThe Stamp ActKey Events in U.S. HistoryThe Dust BowlStudying by soundUNCLE TOM'S CABIN AND THE SHIFT IN PUBLIC OPINIONHitler invades the Soviet UnionAvoiding test-induced panicHerbert Hoover: Good intentions, bad mistakesThe Boston MassacreThe HolocaustFrom Sea to Shining Sea: 1846-1854Pennsylvania and DelawareNATIVE AMERICANS AND THE SPREAD OF INFECTIOUS DISEASESTHE PROSPEROUS 1950SImportant themes and topicsMark in the question bookThe Smoot-Hawley TariffThe Marshall PlanAbolitionists in the NorthAmerica on the International Stage, Ready or Not: 1900-1919THE ELECTION OF JOHN KENNEDYRejecting the idea of empireTHE BEGINNING OF THE COLD WARSTRIDES IN TRANSPORTATIONThe decision to drop the bombTHE LEGAL FOUNDATION OF A NATIONFactory jobs and the American DreamSOCIAL CHANGETHE TRAIL OF TEARS (1838)War preparationsBackgroundThe Boston Tea PartyThe treatment of immigrantsValley Forge and help from FranceTHE BRINK OF WARThe Virginia colony-1900: THE UNITED STATES GROWS UPThe millionaires' doleRoosevelt's legacyAmerican Indian troublesTHE CIVIL WAR ERUPTSWomen in the workforceRECONSTRUCTIONNew Conservative ideasThe temperance movementThe annexation of HawaiiThe battles at Bull Run (1861 and 1862)Hard fighting in VietnamANTI-COMMUNISM HYSTERIAControversy over evolutionThe rise of the big businessmanAbraham Lincoln runs for presidentSLIDING TO CIVIL WARThe London Economic Conference (1933)Early rebellionsShifting demographicsPoints hidden in plain sightMidwayAddicted to energyThe first president: George WashingtonIncreasing economic problemsNew thoughts about freedomEconomy trendsArchitectureWORLD WAR ISETTLING THE WESTBritain and France take a standTHE ELECTION OF 1860: WIDENING THE DIVIDEThe impact of Charles DarwinChina and the Open Door PolicyTHE UNITED STATES AS WORLD COPA study strategyThe International Monetary FundThe first Continental CongressMcCarthyismProhibition: High demand and high crimeMAPP V. OHIO (1962)THE ERA OF GOOD FEELINGSPolitics under IkeCensorship and women's rightsRadioThe presidential election of 1864 and the end of the warTHE PRESIDENCY OF ULYSSES S. GRANTJackson's response to nullificationThe United States Grows Up, 1816-1845Lexington and ConcordChina and the SALT talksThe height of the Depression: 1932THE SUPREME COURT OF THE 1960SMARBURY V. MADISON (1803)John BrownWorld War II: 1940-1945The settling of MassachusettsSeparation versus integrationDixiecratsFighting discrimination in defense industriesThe cultivation of the WestTHE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: AN OVERVIEWThe peace that cannot holdFurther assaults on Native American holdings and rightsThe Roosevelt presidencyPolitics of the possiblePolitics trendsTHE PUSH WESTWARDThe loss of LincolnStrategies for the Multiple-Choice SectionThe British halt Western expansionEXAM DAYThe era of the muckrakerJames Garfield, Chester Arthur, and William McKinleyColonial MarylandWHAT THE AP GRADES MEANThe Carolina colonyTHE FIGHT IN THE PACIFICThe Lewis and Clark expeditionNixon's social programsLiterature, libraries, and the birth of American journalismMODERN DEMOCRACY WITH BILL CLINTONThe Tet offensiveThe rise of American literatureTHE SPACE RACEAfricans and the ongoing issue of slaveryForming political partiesGaining control of their own livesWriting the essayThe increasing power of pro-slavery factionsEARLY CHALLENGES TO THE NEW COLONIESSELECTING THE BEST QUESTIONSWilson's great shortcoming: Government segregationThe Intolerable ActsDEMOGRAPHICSEntering the fight — reluctantlyGEORGE W. BUSHOperation Desert StormDEMAGOGUES OF THE DEPRESSIONTHE VIETNAM WARExpanding the countryVictories for ordinary peopleThe Space RaceTentative U.S. steps toward warTexas governor to U.S. PresidentWitches and religionTWO DAYS BEFORE THE EXAMThe legacy of the New DealEUROPEANS SETTLE INTO THE NEW WORLDWEST COAST HOTEL CO. V. PARRISH (1937)Hitler, Mussolini, and FrancoDeep breathingShays' RebellionThe railroad and economic growthThe rulingThe change in currency to paper money-1945: U.S. AS WORLD POWERThe Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth AmendmentsCOMMON SENSE AND THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCEWomen's progress during the Great WarProgressive relaxationWILLIAM HOWARD TAFT AND TRUST-BUSTING,000 years before Columbus to Columbus's timeCornwallis and losing moraleAdvances in transportationSection I: Multiple choiceHOW TO HANDLE TIMINGDESIGNING A NEW COUNTRYQuiet EarsThe Incan empireTHE KOREAN WARThe founding of Rhode IslandWilson's international progressThe battle at Antietam (1862)GRADING CRITERIA FOR ESSAY QUESTIONSCASTRO IN CUBARICHARD NIXONThe French and Indian WarEXPANDED ROLES FOR WOMENCalvin Coolidge: "Silent Cal" stands byThe McKinley-Roosevelt election of 1900The Aztec empireVictory and Cold War: 1946-1960Analyzing an essay questionThe Fight over Slavery: 1855-1865The United Nations-1865: CIVIL WARPAT: A STRATEGY FOR ANSWERING DOCUMENT-BASED QUESTIONSEarly involvement in VietnamTRADE AGREEMENTSHealth care and children: Hot-button issuesMounting problemsBrown v. Board of EducationWriting a good thesisLife in New EnglandThe Loyalty Review BoardTHE HEIGHT OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENTFood safetyThe established order versus the countercultureClimate changeTHEODORE ROOSEVELTThe outcome of World War IILeveraging what you knowLIFE IN THE GILDED AGEThe Soviets fight backGEORGE H.W. BUSHDutch colonies in New York and New JerseyMass production and mass consumptionThe Marshall Court-1675: SETTING UP THE COLONIESDoubling the middle classLife in the USADAILY LIFE IN THE COLONIESRosa ParksEducation and vocationsThe first computerStudying through movementConverting letters to numbersThe Townshend ActThe Spanish and Portuguese settlement of the New WorldPOLITICS LEADING TO THE DEPRESSION-1800: THE CONSTITUTIONIDENTIFYING THE WAY YOU LEARNLeading in the Modern World: 1980-The PresentUsing appropriate proofAMERICAN IMPERIALISMTIME MANAGEMENT DURING THE TESTLatin America and the Good Neighbor PolicySlave revoltsEVENTS LEADING TO THE WAR OF 1812The Trade Commission and Anti-Trust ActCONVERTING QUESTIONS TO PAT ANSWERSDRED SCOTT V. SANDFORD (1857)JIMMY CARTERAbolishing the Bank of the U.S.THE STOCK MARKET CRASH OF 1929WAYS TO MAXIMIZE YOUR STUDY TIMEGRISWOLD V. CONNECTICUT (1965)Kennedy in BerlinTHE EISENHOWER PRESIDENCYMovies and their influenceFRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT AND THE NEW DEALPlanning the essayWomen's liberationTHOMAS JEFFERSON AND THE 1800SAmerican paintersPreserving the American wildernessThe Emancipation ProclamationWrapping up the essay planPressure on American IndiansWar protestsKey factsThe relative prosperity of the coloniesPersonal politicsEARLY ETHNIC GROUP ISSUESThe return of Grover ClevelandMinorities in the armed forcesReaganomicsMORE LAND FOR AMERICAMANIFEST DESTINYBritish and U.S. air attacks on GermanyThe Peace CorpsThe Civil Rights CommissionThe Navigation and Molasses ActsThe Scotch-IrishThe treatment of Japanese AmericansWriting AP-Quality EssaysCollege credit policiesStephen Foster and the American songbookTHE 21ST CENTURYARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT IN THE LATE 19TH CENTURYWomen's gains and republican motherhoodLincoln's election and Southern successionGrover ClevelandInto the futureKey Issues in U.S. HistoryThe escalation of perceived threatsThe Road to the Revolution: 1691-1775UNITED STATES V. NIXON (1974)FlappersThe advent of mass productionFROM WORDS TO BULLETS IN BLEEDING KANSASAMERICAN ARTSA growing trade deficitThe Spanish-American WarDBQ SCORESTHE FIRST AMERICANSSettling on your thesisSit-in demonstrationsJames Madison steps inTHE RETURN OF THE KLANNorth versus South in businessAchievements of the ProgressivesLYNDON B. JOHNSON (LBJ)The 0-to-1 essayPOPULATION EXPANSION IN THE COLONIESAmerican Indians from 20,000 BCE to 1491 CEEarly attempts to abolish slaveryEARLY AMERICAN INDIAN EMPIRESU.S. History from America's Beginning to NowStudying by sightHurricane KatrinaAbout the AP U.S. History ExamAdvances in transportationReconstruction and the Move Westward, 1866-1880GIBBONS V. OGDEN (1824)English coloniesSIGNS OF ECONOMIC TROUBLE AHEADProgress for immigrantsAmerica enters the Great WarWilson's 14 pointsPace yourselfThe Boxer RebellionAMERICAN INDIANS IN NORTH AMERICADisease and moneyThe end of ReconstructionIncreasing literacyEducating the populationThe different approaches to colonizationLegislation under the elder BushFINANCIAL COLLAPSE: THE PANIC OF 1857UNEVEN GIFT EXCHANGEIndustrialization and the birth of labor unionsStephen Douglas and the Kansas-Nebraska ActThe relocation of Native AmericansPRESIDENTS OF THE PERIODUsing historic eras to gain pointsWHAT'S ON THE TESTSlaves: Fighting for both sidesThe far-reaching impact of Columbus's discoveryThe Mayan empireMedicare, Medicaid, and the 24th AmendmentFrontier fightingKENNEDY: PROGRESS AND THE COLD WARGETTING DOWN TO BUSINESSHARD TIMES AND LABOR UNIONSTHE ASSASSINATION OF JFKEARLY BATTLES BETWEEN BRITAIN AND THE PATRIOTSTHINKING LIKE THE TEST WRITERSWomen, former slaves, and the limits of freedomBreak timeDealing with change on the railroadsTHE JAZZ AGEAnswering the Reconstruction DBQGIDEON V. WAINWRIGHT (1963)The Compromise of 1850Jackson's Kitchen CabinetSTRATEGIES TO REDUCE PRETEST ANXIETYThe 2-to-4 essayTrends in social historyThe baby boomTEST PREPARATIONSeparate but not equalPOST-WWII AMERICACreating canalsThe ramificationsVictory and the Treaty of ParisReciprocal Trade Agreement ActChanging morals-1860: THE LONG PREQUEL TO THE CIVIL WARU.S. RELATIONS WITH THE WORLDProblems faced by the BritishThe Louisiana PurchaseSouthern opposition to ReconstructionThe cotton gin and expanding slaveryThe Articles of ConfederationLiterature leading to actionU.S. VERSUS COMMUNISM: THE EARLY YEARSThe triangular tradeKICK-STARTING POLITICAL ACTIONIMMIGRATION ACT OF 1924The policy of containmentChecking out a sample essayIran-Contra and other problemsTHE UNITED STATES IN ASIAMoving from farm to factorySLAVERY GROWS WITH COTTONThe Industrial RevolutionKennedy's peacemaking initiativeTarget easy questions firstWashington leaves officeBROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION (1954)Blockade of southern supply linesUSING DOCUMENTS LIKE A HISTORIANThe U.S. Grows Up, 1881-1899SOCIAL CHANGE IN THE GILDED AGEThe terrorist attacks on 9/11Scoring Well on Document-Based Questions (DBQs)Martin Luther King's legacyProblems faced by free blacksTHE ATOMIC BOMB AND THE END OF THE CONFLICTCOLONIAL HISTORY ESSAY SUBJECTSRONALD REAGAN AND REAGANOMICSTime limitsThe Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile crisisEarly lifeROE V. WADE (1973)Battling extremismWatergateTHE YOUNG REPUBLICCHANGING ATTITUDES TOWARD RELIGIONTHE DRED SCOTT DECISIONArchitectureThe Federal Reserve ActTRUMAN, THE UNEXPECTED PRESIDENTMAKING MONEY IN COLONIAL AMERICAPresidents during this periodStaying out of other people's warsSection II: The DBQ and essaysQuestioning illustrationsReview of Key Trends, Events, and Supreme Court CasesPRELUDE TO THE REVOLUTIONARY WARTRANSCENDENTALISM AND THE SECOND GREAT AWAKENINGLegislating for the Great SocietyThe War of 1812 against BritainThe battles of Fredericksburg (1862) and Chancellorsville (1863)BACKING PAPER MONEY WITH PRECIOUS METALSMercantilismThe FrenchWOMEN'S RIGHTSRACIAL EQUALITYThe shift from ally to enemyAMERICAN CULTUREREFORMGERALD FORDThe Harlem RenaissanceThe sinking of the LusitaniaAttempts to address the greatest needsReforming welfareThe Radical RepublicansThe 5-to-7 essayBenjamin HarrisonRoosevelt's Square DealA continuing trend: The rich get richer, the poor get poorerTrade, industry, and economic democracyImmigrationGeorgiaSeparation of church and stateThe GI BillA brighter economic outlookThe Jazz Age and the Great Depression: 1921-1939Appointments and positionsMCCULLOCH V. MARYLAND (1819)ECONOMICSEmpowering the Supreme CourtThe question and source documents exampleProblems the patriots facedMikhail GorbachevKey Supreme Court DecisionsTraveling the long and winding roadBritain's deal with TecumsehThe anti-slavery movementThe expansion of the war into CambodiaWartime food production and ProhibitionHard times for farmers, tooThe GermansFIGHTING TO WIN ON THE HOME FRONTThe New World: 1492-1690The League of Nations fallsTHE ECONOMICS OF SLAVERYPulling out of VietnamSAMPLE DOCUMENT-BASED QUESTION: THE RECONSTRUCTIONFrom Revolution to Republic: 1776-1815Using proof, analysis, and thesis (PAT)THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT OF THE 1950SPOLITICAL, ECONOMIC, AND SOCIAL (PES) QUESTIONSWar productionARTS IN MID-19TH CENTURY AMERICAWilson's attempt to save the peaceSlavery before the RevolutionThe U.S. flexes its military musclesThe National Security Act and NATO
 
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