ap.jpg AP United States History Unit Guide (2010-2011)


Click on the Assignment Page link for each Unit to in order to access assignments, handouts, presentations, and websites that may prove useful to your study of American History. The first bullet under each unit gives information about what the College Board expects you to learn content wise during a unit. Make sure you check those tabs out before and after your read a chapter!

Additional information that will help you in this course:


(updated at the beginning of each marking period)


First Marking Period


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

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


Unit III - The Early Republic (1790 to 1824)



Second Marking Period


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


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


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



Third and Fourth Marking Periods


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 X - Early Morning in America (1980-present)


AP Review Unit


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