AP US History (APUSH)

Teacher: Robert
Customers Who Have Viewed This Course: 421
$299.99

INTRODUCTION

0 Introduction 07:36

Picture of Introduction Class Expectations

UNIT 1 (1491-1754)

1 1A Native Americans, Spanish, and French: 1491 - 1700 02:10

The North South American continents were controlled by American Indians.

What were the differences in cultures and demographics of several of these groups?  How did the Aztec and the Huron societies produce different reactions by the Europeans in terms of colonization?

The French, Spanish, Dutch, and English all claimed a part of the area that would become the United States.

Where did each claim? How did they claim the area? What was the goal for the claimed area? How did they respond to the native peoples?

2 1B Native Americans 15:43

Native Americans

3 1C Spanish 13:33

Picture of 1C  Spanish Spanish

4 1D French 11:04

French

5 1E Review and Wrap-up 00:49

Review and Wrap-up

6 2A English; 1607 - 1754 02:14

The English claimed a part of the area that would become the United States. However, they began 100 years after the Spanish. Why? What part did the English Civil War play in English colonization? Who were the people who began the thirteen different colonies? What were the goals for these separate groups?

The English colonies can be divided into four regions. Identify these regions. Identify the colonies within each region. How are the regions different according to the ideas of: geographic features, religion, education, slavery, labor systems, industry, and cash crops?

7 2B English Background 17:12

English Background

8 2C New England 12:23

New England

9 2D Middle Atlantic 11:02

Middle Atlantic

10 2E Chesapeake 11:46

Chesapeake

11 2F Low Colonies 11:51

Low Colonies

12 2G Review and Wrap-up 01:26

Review and Wrap-up

13 Unit 1 Test 00:43

Unit 1 test

UNIT 2 (1754-1800)

14 3A Road to Revolution: 1754 - 1775 01:47

The French and English both claimed a part of the area that would become the United States. Where did their claims meet? How did each want to use the land? How did the French and Indian War begin? What was the goal of the English for this war? Who changed the English war goals during the F&I War? What was the outcome of the F&I War?

The British had committed much of their resources to winning the war in North America. With the Treaty of 1763, the French gave much their land in North America to the British. The rest of their land went to the Spanish. How did Pontiac's Rebellion change the way the land gained from the French was to be used by the English colonists? How did the British government plan to pay for the war? The colonies rejected the Albany Plan for Union. When and why did the colonies unite during this period?

15 3B Colonial Wars 14:35

Colonial Wars

16 3C French and Indian War 14:52

French and Indian War

17 3D 1763 12:22

1763

18 3E Taxation 15:18

Taxation

19 3F The American Mind 15:30

The American Mind

20 3G Review and Wrap-up 01:56

Review and Wrap-up

21 4A Revolution 1775 - 1783 02:06

Revolution 1775 - 1783

22 4B Boston 12:35

Boston

23 4C New York 11:17

New York

24 4D Carolina 10:55

Carolina

25 4E Treason 15:06

Treason

26 4F Review and Wrap-up 01:12

Review and Wrap-up

27 5A New Governments 1781 - 1800 01:48

New Governments 1781 - 1800

28 5B Confederation 15:38

Confederation

29 5C Constitution 14:53

Constitution

30 5D Washington 15:12

Washington

31 5E Political Parties 17:12

Political Parties

32 5F Review and Wrap-up 01:14

Review and Wrap-up

33 Unit 2 Test 00:44

Unit 2 Test

UNIT 3 (1800-1845)

34 6A Politics 1800 - 1845 01:46

Politics 1800 - 1845

35 6B Jefferson 18:25

Jefferson

36 6C War of 1812 18:34

War of 1812

37 6D Era of Good Feelings 17:09

Era of Good Feelings

38 6E Age of Jackson 17:03

Age of Jackson

39 6F Review and Wrap-up 02:24

Review and Wrap-up

40 7A Industrialization 01:30

Industrialization

41 7B Industrial Evolution 16:45

Industrial Evolution

42 7C Lowell System 13:38

Lowell System

43 7D Review and Wrap-up 01:15

Review and Wrap-up

44 8A Reform Movements 01:35

Reform Movements

45 8B Second Great Awakening 11:35

Second Great Awakening

46 8C Reformers: Utopians 12:40

Reformers: Utopians

47 8D Reformers: Abolitionists 14:39

Reformers: Abolitionists

48 8E Review and Wrap-up 01:26

Review and Wrap-up

49 Unit 3 Test 00:46

Unit 3 Test

UNIT 4 (1844-1877)

50 9A Manifest Destiny 01:39

Manifest Destiny

51 9B Mexican War 14:32

Mexican War

52 9C 1850s Part 1 12:11

1850s Part 1

53 9D 1850s Part 2 13:37

1850s Part 2

54 9E Review and Wrap-up 01:50

Review and Wrap-up

55 10A Civil War 01:51

Civil War

56 10B Secession Crisis 12:35

Secession Crisis

57 10C 1861-1862 14:40

1861-1862

58 10D 1863 13:45

1863

59 10E 1864-1865 11:11

1864-1865

60 10F Review and Wrap-up 01:02

Review and Wrap-up

61 11A Reconstruction 01:26

Reconstruction

62 11B Radicals in Congress 10:05

Radicals in Congress

63 11C Southern Reaction 09:59

Southern Reaction

64 11D Review and Wrap-up 01:27

Review and Wrap-up

65 Unit 4 Test 00:45

Unit 4 Test

UNIT 5 (1860-1920)

66 12A Gilded Age 02:01

Gilded Age

67 12B Railroads 11:19

Railroads

68 12C The West 13:55

The West

69 12D Big Business 09:27

Big Business

70 12E Politics 08:46

Politics

71 12F Immigration 13:16

Immigration

72 12G Review and Wrap-up 02:05

Review and Wrap-up

73 13A Progressives 02:12

Progressives

74 13B The Progressives 14:08

The Progressives

76 13C Civil Rights 14:41

Civil Rights

77 13D Imperialism 15:28

Imperialism

78 13E WWI 15:58

WWI

79 13F Review and Wrap-up 01:43

Review and Wrap-up

80 Unit 5 Test 00:46

Unit 5 Test

UNIT 6 (1919-1939)

81 14A 1920s - 1930s 02:32

1920s - 1930s

82 14B Political Reaction to WWI 13:30

Political Reaction to WWI

83 14C Entertainment 15:20

Entertainment

84 14D Civil Rights 11:30

Civil Rights

85 14E The Great Depression 14:20

The Great Depression

86 14F New Deal 11:39

New Deal

87 14G Unions 11:01

Unions

88 14H Review and Wrap-up 01:30

Review and Wrap-up

UNIT 7 (1940-Present)

89 15A World War II 01:32

World War II

90 15B Rise of Dictators 19:19

Rise of Dictators

91 15C War in Europe 11:07

War in Europe

92 15D War in the Pacific 12:27

War in the Pacific

93 15E Home Front 11:07

Home Front

94 15F Review and Wrap-up 01:19

Review and Wrap-up

95 16A 1950s 01:40

1950s

96 16B Prosperity 14:25

Prosperity

97 16C Civil Rights 16:38

Civil Rights

98 16D Cold War 18:00

Cold War

99 16E Review and Wrap-up 01:38

Review and Wrap-up

100 17A 1960s - 1970s 02:32

1960s - 1970s

101 17B Cold War 18:44

Cold War

102 17C Civil Rights 15:09

Civil Rights

103 17D Counter-Culture 10:11

Counter-Culture

104 17E 1970s 11:45

1970s

105 17F Review and Wrap-up 01:53

Review and Wrap-up

106 18A Current Events 02:02

Current Events

107 18B Political Realignment 13:31

Political Realignment

108 18C Cold War 13:12

Cold War

109 18D Globalization 11:53

Globalization

110 18E Review and Wrap-up 01:17

Review and Wrap-up

112 Unit 7 Test 00:47

Unit 7 Test

Exam

113 Exam 01:15

Exam

Course Description

AP U.S. History is designed to be the equivalent of a two-semester introductory college or university U.S. history course for high school students. In AP U.S. History students investigate significant events, individuals, developments, and processes in nine historical periods from approximately 1491 to the present. Students develop and use the same skills, practices, and methods employed by historians: analyzing primary and secondary sources; making historical comparisons; utilizing reasoning about contextualization, causation, and continuity and change over time; and developing historical arguments. The course also provides seven themes that students explore throughout the course in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places: American and national identity; migration and settlement; politics and power; work, exchange, and technology; America in the world; geography and the environment; and culture and society.

(https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-united-states-history/course?course=ap-united-states-history)

 

Course Includes

  •          15+ hours of engaging instructional video
  •          7 Units
  •          18 lesson groups
  •          68 video lessons
  •          68 primary document activities
  •          68 sub-lesson quizzes
  •          18 lesson tests
  •          6 unit tests
  •          Final Exam
  •          Link to AP Central
  •          Links to history web pages
  •          Connection to music

 

Course Goals

Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared to take the AP US History Exam that is offered each year during the first weeks of May.  

 

Target Audience

This video course is primarily intended for students who have advanced high school skills in reading and writing.. 

 

Expectations

It is expected that students will complete additional readings of history materials in addition to any assigned readings.  These additional readings can be from textbooks or from online sources.

 

Course Topics

UNIT 1 (1491-1754)

  •          Native Americans, Spanish, and French: 1491 - 1700

Native Americans

Spanish

French

  •          English; 1607 - 1754

English Background

New England

Middle Atlantic

Chesapeake

Low Colonies

 

UNIT 2 (1754-1800)

  •          Road to Revolution: 1754 - 1775

Colonial Wars

French and Indian War

1763

Taxation

The American Mind

  •          Revolution 1775 - 1783

Boston

New York

Carolina

Treason

  •          New Governments 1781 - 1800

Confederation

Constitution

Washington

Political Parties

 

UNIT 3 (1800-1845)

  •          Politics 1800 - 1845

Jefferson

War of 1812

Era of Good Feelings

Age of Jackson 

  •          Industrialization

Industrial Evolution

Lowell System 

  •          Reform Movements

Second Great Awakening

Reformers: Utopians

Reformers: Abolitionists

 

UNIT 4 (1844-1877)

  •          Manifest Destiny

Mexican War

1850s Part 1

1850s Part 2 

  •          Civil War

Secession Crisis

1861-1862

1863

1864-1865 

  •          Reconstruction

Radicals in Congress

Southern Reaction

 

UNIT 5 (1860-1920)

  •          Gilded Age

Railroads

The West

Big Business

Politics

Immigratio 

  •          Progressives

The Progressives

Civil Rights

Imperialism

WWI   

 

UNIT 6 (1919-1939)

  •          1920s - 1930s

Political Reaction to WWI

Entertainment

Civil Rights

The Great Depression

New Deal

Unions

 

UNIT 7 (1940-Present)

  •          WWII

Rise of Dictators

War in Europe

War in the Pacific

Home Front 

  •          1950s

Prosperity

Civil Rights

Cold War 

  •          1960s-1970s

Cold War

Civil Rights

Counter-Culture

1970s 

  •          Current Events

Political Realignment

Cold War

Globalization

  • Teacher: Robert
  • Areas of expertise: American and European Histories
  • Education: Oakland University, MA, BA
  • Interests: Mid 19th Century American History
  • Skills: Life long learner in the social sciences
  • Associations: American Historical Association -received the Nancy Lyman Roelker Mentorship Award (2004)
  • Issues I care about: Historical Sites Preservation

I have been teaching for more than 30 years. During this time, my students have achieved success in the state level exams and in the AP Exams. This is due in part to my involvement in the development and scoring process of several state and national exams.

Answer Key for the Sub-lesson Quizzes.

Answer Key for the sub-lessons Quizzes.

Answer Key for the Lesson Tests.

Answer Key for the Lesson Tests.

Answer Key for the Unit Tests.

Answer Key for the Unit Tests.

Answer Key for the Exam.

Answer Key for the Exam.

Exam Practice

(https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/apcourse/ap-united-states-history/exam-practice)

 

The above web site contains many AP Exam questions.  In addition, sample papers are provided that address the answers to the questions.  Below are the AP Exam questions that are found this lesson packet.  Please take advantage of this resource as it will help the student to focus on good essay writing.

 

NOTE:  The APUSH Exam gone through several revisions over the past few years.  The following should be used to practice using historical information.

The most recent exam years will reflect the current scoring guidelines.

Readings

Guidelines for selected readings in the lessons.

Connections To Music

This list contains the music used in the openings of each of the lecture lessons.  This list is provided so that the student may choose to investigate these cultural expressions.  Most of the selections represent the era of the lesson.  A few were chosen because the music fits the mood.  The recording of the selections can be found on the internet. 

Preset Color