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Table Of Contents

Introducing the Advanced Placement U.S.History Examination
Format of the Exam
Subject Matter of the Exam
How the Exam Is Scored
Scoring the Multiple-Choice Section
Grading the Essays
Questions Commonly Asked about the AP U.S. History Examination
General Test-Taking Strategies for the AP U.S. History Examination
Hints for the Multiple-Choice Questions
Doing the DBQ
Answering the Standard Essay Questions
Hints on Writing Technique
Suggestions on Preparing for the Exam
Test Simulations
The Limited Research Paper
Two Historical Figures
Study Groups and Peer Review
Multiple-Choice Question Types
“What” Questions
Example 1
Example 2
Example 3
Example 4
Example 5
The “Reverse” Multiple-Choice Question
Example 6
The “When” Question
The “Multiple” Multiple-Choice Question
The Quotation Question
Tables, Charts, and Graphs
Maps
Political Cartoons, Photographs, and Artwork
Essay Question Types
Question Types for the DBQ
Assess the Validity DBQ
Sample Document-Based Question
Analysis of the DBQ Question and Documents
Second Student Essay (Question 1)
Reader’s Comments on the Second Student Essay forQuestion 1
Other Examples of Identification/Evaluation Questions
Discuss/Describe Questions
First Student Essay (Question 2)
Reader’s Comments on the First Student Essay for Question 2
Second Student Essay (Question 2)
Reader’s Comments on the Second Student Essay forQuestion 2
Other Examples of Discuss/Describe Questions
Compare and Contrast Questions
Student Essay (Question 3)
Reader’s Comments on the Student Essay for Question 3
Student Essay (Question 4)
Reader’s Comments on the Student Essay for Question 4
Other Examples of Compare and Contrast Questions
Assess the Validity Questions
Student Essay (Question 5)
Reader’s Comments on the Student Essay for Question 5
Other Examples of Assess the Validity Questions
Reading United States History
The Textbook
United States History Survey Textbooks
How to Read a History Textbook
The Reader
Readers in United States History
Source Readers
Interpretative Readers
The Monograph and Historical Series
Scholarly Journals
Scholarly Journals in United States History
Other Regional History Journals
Field of Study Journals
Audiovisual Sources
Reference Sources
American History on the Internet
Historians and Their Work
The Varieties of History
Some Prominent American Historians
An Overview of United States History
Exploration and Colonization, 1492–1763
Things to Know
Key Terms and Concepts
Important Definitions
Readings on Exploration and Colonization
The American Revolution, 1763–1787
The Constitution and the Federalists, 1787–1800
The Structure of Government under the Constitution
Article I: Legislative Branch (Congress)
Article II: Executive Branch (President and Vice President)
Article III: Judicial Branch (Supreme Court)
Article IV: Relations with States
Article V: Amendment Process
Article VI: Supremacy Clause
Article VII: Ratification of Constitution
Amendments to the Constitution
Jeffersonian and Jacksonian Democracy, 1800–1840
Sectionalism and Expansion, 1840–1860
Readings on Sectionalism and Expansion
Civil War and Reconstruction, 1860–1877
Readings on the Civil War and Reconstruction
The Gilded Age, 1877–1900
Readings on the Gilded Age, 1877–1900
The United States at Home and Abroad, 1896–1920
Readings on the United States at Home and Abroad, 1896–1920
Prosperity and Depression, 1920–1940
Readings on Prosperity and Depression, 1920–1940
America at War, 1941–1945
Readings on America at War, 1941–1945
The United States As a Superpower, 1945–Present
Readings on the United States as a Superpower, 1945–Present
Contemporary America, 1945–Present
Readings on Contemporary America, 1945–Present
Practice Test 1
Section I: Multiple-Choice Questions
Section II: Essay Questions
Part A
Answers and Explanations for Practice Test 1
Practice Test 2
Answer Key For Practice Test 2
Answers and Explanations for Practice Test 2
Practice Test 3
Answer Key for Practice Test 3
Answers and Explanations for Practice Test 3
Practice Test 4
Answer Key for Practice Test 4
Answers and Explanations for Practice Test 4
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CliffsAP United States History

CliffsAP United States History

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CliffsAP study guides help you gain an edge on Advanced Placement* exams. Review exercises, realistic practice exams, and effective test-taking strategies are the key to calmer nerves and higher AP* scores.CliffsAP United States History, 3rd Edition, is for students who are enrolled in AP U.S. History or who are preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination in United States History. Inside, you’ll find hints for answering the essay and multiple-choice sections, a clear explanation of the exam format, a look at how exams are graded, and more:An overview of U.S. history with definitions, key terms, and conceptsAdvice on how and what to read about U.S. History to gain the most understandingComments on sample essays and their possible scoreLoads of illustrations, tables, maps, photos to help you visualize what you learnA list of Things to Know for each period of historySample questions (and answers!) and practice tests reinforce what you’ve learned in areas such as Colonial America, the New Nation, the World Wars, and the second half of the twentieth century. CliffsAP United States History, 3rd Edition, also includes the following periods:The American Revolution and a look at British imperial policyThe Constitution and the Federalists, plus the structure of government under the ConstitutionJeffersonian and Jacksonian democracyThe Civil War and ReconstructionThe Gilded Age (1877–1900)The Depression, with a look at New Deal agenciesThe United States as a superpower and contemporary AmericaThis comprehensive guide offers a thorough review of key concepts and detailed answer explanations. It’s all you need to do your best — and get the college credits you deserve.*Advanced Placement Program and AP are registered trademarks of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.
CliffsAP study guides help you gain an edge on Advanced Placement* exams. Review exercises, realistic practice exams, and effective test-taking strategies are the key to calmer nerves and higher AP* scores.CliffsAP United States History, 3rd Edition, is for students who are enrolled in AP U.S. History or who are preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination in United States History. Inside, you’ll find hints for answering the essay and multiple-choice sections, a clear explanation of the exam format, a look at how exams are graded, and more:An overview of U.S. history with definitions, key terms, and conceptsAdvice on how and what to read about U.S. History to gain the most understandingComments on sample essays and their possible scoreLoads of illustrations, tables, maps, photos to help you visualize what you learnA list of Things to Know for each period of historySample questions (and answers!) and practice tests reinforce what you’ve learned in areas such as Colonial America, the New Nation, the World Wars, and the second half of the twentieth century. CliffsAP United States History, 3rd Edition, also includes the following periods:The American Revolution and a look at British imperial policyThe Constitution and the Federalists, plus the structure of government under the ConstitutionJeffersonian and Jacksonian democracyThe Civil War and ReconstructionThe Gilded Age (1877–1900)The Depression, with a look at New Deal agenciesThe United States as a superpower and contemporary AmericaThis comprehensive guide offers a thorough review of key concepts and detailed answer explanations. It’s all you need to do your best — and get the college credits you deserve.*Advanced Placement Program and AP are registered trademarks of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.

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