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Welcome to APUSH.  This is a full year course designed to coincide with the APUSH College Board Exam that will take place in May.  This website will provided all students with access to most of the information necessary to succeed in this rigorous course.  Below you will find the following information: 


   I.    Links to important course documents, including a syllabus.

   II.  Links to important coursework relating to all 9 periods of study in APUSH, beggining with a "Key Concept" for each period.


I.  Course Documents:

APUSH Syllabus

APUSH Course overview

APUSH Exam description 

Tom Richey review materials 

SOAPSTone Graphic Organizer

DBQ outline template 

 DBQ guidelines


II.Units of Study:   

PERIOD 1:  1491-1607:

Key Concept:  Contact among Europeans, Native Americans, and Africans resulted in the Columbian Exchange and significant social, cultural, and political changes on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.


Intro video and links for period 1


PERIOD 2:  1607-1754:

Key Concept:  Europeans developed a variety of colonization and migration patterns, influenced by different imperial goals, cultures, and the varied North American environments where they settled, and they competed with each other and American Indians for resources.


Letter from a Virgina Colonist to England

Comparsion chart of Spanish, French, and Dutch settlement 

Chesapeake settlement notes 

Jamestown tour

Pilgrims Puritans and New England statements 

John Winthrop, Modelle of Christian Charity 

Liberty: Moral vs Natural 

Moral vs Natural Liberty reading excerpt 

CH 3 Overview and Middle Colonies notes 

PA Immigrant accounts 

Mercantilism excerpts 

Salem Witch Trials video clip and article 

Salem Witchcraft documents 

Origins of American Slavery 

Slavery Statements Worksheet 

Bacon's Rebellion 

Bacon's Rebellion Questions 

Great Awakening Notes 

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God 

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God worksheet 


PERIOD 3: 1754-1800:

Key Concept:  The American Revolution's democratic and republican ideals inspired new experiments with different forms of government.


French-Indian War worksheet 

Being a British Colonist lecture 

French-Indian War reading

Boston Massacre documents 

Common Sense, Thomas Paine 

"The Crisis" excerpts 

 Declaration of Independence

Battles and Events of the American Revolution 

A Patriot's letter to his Loyalist Father, 1778 

Reading Excerpts: Women and Slaves in the American Revolution

 Confederation Government Notes

Ratification of The Constitution notes 

Beliefs of the Framers worksheet

Washington's Rules of Civility 

Washington's Presidency 

Washington's Farewell Address 


PERIOD 4:  1800-1848:

Key Concept:  The United States began to develop a modern democracy and celebrated a new national culture, while Americans sought to define the nation's democratic ideals and change their society and institutions to match them.

 John Adams Presidency

Alien and Sedition Acts

Alien and Sedition Acts activity 

Election of 1800 article 

12th amendment article

Jefferson Statements activity

Industrial Revolution Notes

Industrial Revolution review questions 

Slavery population stats

Jefferson and Race 

Harrison letters to Tecumseh and Knox 

War of 1812 Overview 

Treaty of Ghent prompt

Monroe Doctrine notes

Sectionalism reading 

Sectionalism, Panic of 1819, Missouri Compromise worksheet

 Jackson's Inauguration

Chapter 9 notes 

Jackson review questions 

 Indian Removal

Andrew Jackson response prompt

 CH 10 Slavery google doc template

CH 10 Notes, Rise of the Whigs 

Democracy in America Excerpt

Tocqueville.org assignment 

CH 11 Notes 

Romantics and Transcendentalists 


PERIOD 5:  1844-1877:

Key Concept:  Intensified by expansion and deepening regional divisions, debates over slavery and other economic, cultural, and political issues led the nation into civil war.


Westward Expanison, Compromise of 1850, and practice essay questions 

CH 12 Flow Chart: Prelude to Civil War 

Fugitive slave ads


The Slavery Barometer 

CH 12 Review Questions 

Dred Scott video 

John Brown lecture (just until 6 minute and 55 second mark) 

Civil War powerpoint 

Shiloh and Antietam Notes

Antietam video clip 

1863 turning point reading 

Emancipation Proclamation activity 

Gettysburg and Vicksburg notes

 Reconstruction video link

Reconstruction notes

Eric Foner quotes from Lecture on Reconstruction 

Freedman's Bureau primary sources 

 Click here for link to KKK victim's accounts

Grant article 

Presidents bios, Johnson through Harrison 

Compromise of 1877 notes 

Louis Farrakhan speech excerpt 


PERIOD 6: 1865-1898:

Key Concept:  Technological advances, large scale production methods, and the opening of new markets encouraged the rise of industrial capitalism in the United States.


Chapter 15 notes

A Century of Dishonor excerpt 

Click here for link to Transcontinental Railroad primary sources 

CH 16 AND 17 Notes 

Andrew Carnegie, Gospel of Wealth Excerpts

Looking Backward Excerpts 

Jacob Riis photos 

Populism activity

Electin of 1896 notes

Gilded Age terms list, ch 15-18 


PERIOD 7: 1890-1945:

Key Concept:  Growth expanded opportunity for Americans, while participation in a series of global conflicts propelled the United States into a position of international power while renewing domestic debates over the nation's proper role in the world.


Immigration Notes

Jacob Riis Photos 

political machines primary sources 

Political Machines analysis 

Progressive Movement activity

Progressives values notes

Election of 1912 notes 

Progressivism and womens suffrage notes 

Womens Suffrage Reading 

Election of 1912 video, watch from 22min into the video until 32-33 minutes 

Progressive review questions 

Imperialism quotes 

CH 23 Notes

Spanish American War notes

 Theodore Roosevelt's letter on the sinking of the Lusitania

Panama Canal excerpts 

WWI overview

Zimmerman Note 

 WWI Causes for U.S. Entry

End of WWI Notes

Stock Market Crash Video

Stock market crash video worksheet

Great Depression Statistics

Great Depression Aid activity 

New Deal Critics Notes 

 New Deal Programs List

New Deal Practice questions 

WPA Posters and Pictures 

U.S. Foreign Policy 1920-1941 Notes 

 1941 Timeline

European and Pacific Theatre Questions 

A bomb press release 


PERIOD 8: 1945-1980:

Key Concept:  Postwar economic and demographic changes had far-reaching consequences for American society, politics, and culture.


Cold War Timeline 

 John Lewis Gaddis, Origins of the Cold War lecture

Foreign Policy categorization activity 

 Click here for Truman letter to Acheson about McCarthy

HUAC and the Hollywood Ten activity 

Containment Notes

Eisenhower and The Cold War notes 

Vietnam War Timeline 

 Vietnam War T/F Statements

fortunate son lyrics 

50s v. 60s Activity 

Rules for Riding Desegreagated buses 

Civil Rights Timeline 

Rights Revolution Chart
Watergate Scandal Timeline




Key Concept:  The end of the Cold War and new challenges to U.S. leadership forced the nation to redefine its foreign policy and leadership role in the world.


Reagan and Conservatives notes 

 Reagan and Cuomo Primary sources

Carter and Reagan foregn policy notes

George HW Bush Notes 




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