This Advanced Placement course explores the history of the United States from 1491 to 1877. Topics include European explorations and migrations, the American colonies, the American Revolution and creation of the U.S. Constitution, the Jeffersonian and Jacksonian eras and antebellum culture and reforms, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and the conquest of the Far West. This course will also prepare you for the AP United States History exam by helping you practice skills associated with the exam, such as writing essays and answering questions on core topics. This course is the first of a two-part series on AP U.S. History.

Course Details

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Your AP instructor will send you a join code that allows you to join your course section on the AP website. This account provides access to AP Classroom and the exam. The AP exam fee is not included in the course tuition.
Course Outline
Unit 1: The Collision of Cultures
Unit 2: The Colonial Era
Unit 3: The American Revolution
Unit 4: New Governments and New Nation
Unit 5: The Jeffersonian Era
Unit 6: Jacksonian America
Cumulative Review 1 (Units 1-6)
Unit 7: America’s Economic Revolution
Unit 8: Antebellum Culture and Reform
Unit 9: The Impending Crisis
Unit 10: The Civil War
Unit 11: Reconstruction and the New South
Unit 12: The Conquest of the Far West
Cumulative Review 2 (Units 7-12)
Syllabus
Textbooks
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Unfinished Nation : A Concise History Of The American People- 8th Edition (Required)
by: A. Binkley
ISBN: 9780073513331
2015 McGraw-Hill
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