ap.jpg AP United States History Unit Guide (2008-2009)


Click on each Unit (which will become active as we cover the material) to access assignments, handouts, and websites that may prove useful to your study of American History. A full Test Guide for the AP Exam features fast access to all of the online quizzes, essays, and the review guides found in each of the units below.

Mr. Freccia's Textbook Nicknames
Kennedy = The American Pageant (your take home textbook)
Bailey = The American Spirit, Volumes I and II (your in-class primary source textbook)
Davis = Don't Know Much About History (your "quick reference review guide" for Spring Break)

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Unit I - Colonial America (pre-1492 to 1770)

Unit II - The Founding of the Country (1574 to 1779)



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Unit III - The Early Republic (1790 to 1824)

  • Unit Expectation and Prep Materials (Segment 1, Segment 2, Segment 3)
  • Information for this Unit is found in Davis Chapter #3: Growth of a Nation (thru the question What was the Monroe Doctrine?)
  • Unit III Assignment Page - 7 total (three PowerPoints, one handout, two web readings, one webQuest)

Unit IV - Society during the Antebellum period (1824 to 1844)

Unit V - Problems with Expansion, the Civil War and Reconstruction (1845 to 1877)



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Unit VI - Transformation of American Life during the Gilded Age (1877-1900)

  • Unit Expectations and Prep Materials (Segment 1, Segment 2)
  • Information for this Unit is found in Davis Chapter #5: When Monopoly Wasn't a Game (thru the question What happened at Haymarket Square?)
  • Unit VI Assignment Page - 6 total (three PowerPoints, three handouts)

Unit VII - Progressive Thoughts and Imperial Ambitions (1895-1929)

  • Unit Expectations and Prep Materials (Segment 1, Segment 2, Segment 3)
  • Information for this Unit is found in the second part of Davis Chapter #5: When Monopoly Wasn't a Game and also in Davis Chapter #6: Boom to Bust to Big Boom (thru the question What was so lucky about Lucky Lindy?)
  • Unit VII Assignment Page - 10 total (three PowerPoints, six handouts, one WebQuest)

Unit VIII - New Deal, World War II and its immediate aftermath (1930-1953)

  • Unit Expectations and Prep Materials (Segment 1, Segment 2, Segment 3)
  • Information for this Unit is found in the second part of Davis Chapter #6: Boom to Bust to Big Boom
  • Unit VIII Assignment Page - 12 total (one audio file, one PowerPoint, nine handouts, one WebQuest)

Unit IX - American Unrest (1953-1980)

  • Unit Expectations and Prep Materials (Segment 1, Segment 2, Segment 3)
  • Information for this Unit is found in Davis Chapter #7: Commies, Containment and Cold War and also found in Davis Chapter #8: The Torch is Passed (thru the question How did OPEC cripple America during the '70s?)
  • Unit IX Assignment Page - not available currently

Unit X - Early Morning in America (1980-present)

  • Unit Expectations and Prep Materials (Segment 1, Segment 2)
  • Information for this Unit is found in the second part of Davis Chapter #8: The Torch is Passed and also found in Davis Chapter #9: From the Evil Empire to the Axis of Evil
  • Unit X Assignment Page - not available currently

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