5 Steps to a 5 AP US History, 2012-2013 Edition

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jun 10, 2011 - Study Aids - 432 pages
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A Perfect Plan for the Perfect Score

We want you to succeed on your AP* exam. That's why we've created this 5-step plan to help you study more effectively, use your preparation time wisely, and get your best score. This easy-to-follow guide offers you a complete review of your AP course, strategies to give you the edge on test day, and plenty of practice with AP-style test questions. You'll sharpen your subject knowledge, strengthen your thinking skills, and build your test-taking confidence with

  • Full-length practice exams modeled on the real test
  • All the terms and concepts you need to know to get your best score
  • Your choice of three customized study schedules--so you can pick the one that meets your needs

The 5-Step Plan helps you get the most out of your study time:
Step 1: Set Up Your Study Program
Step 2: Determine Your Readiness
Step 3: Develop the Strategies
Step 4: Review the Knowledge
Step 5: Build Your Confidence

Topics include: The Settling of the Western Hemisphere and Colonial America • The British Empire in America: Growth and Conflict • Resistance, Rebellion, and Revolution • The American Revolution and the New Nation • The Establishment of the New Political Systems • The Jeffersonian Revolution • The Rise of Manufacturing and the Age of Jackson • The Union Expanded and Challenged • The Union Divided: The Civil War • The Era of Reconstruction • Western Expansion and Its Impact on the American Character • America Transformed into the Industrial Giant of the World • The Rise of American Imperialism • The Progressive Era • The United States and World War I • The Beginning of Modern America • The Great Depression and the New Deal • World War II • The Origins of the Cold War • Prosperity and Anxiety • America in an Era of Turmoil • Decline and Rebirth • Prosperity and a New World Order • The Threat of Terrorism and the Increase of Presidential Power • Contemporary America: Evaluating the "Big Themes" of American History

 

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Contents

Step 2 Determine Your Test Readiness
15
Step 3 Develop Strategies for Success
49
Step 4 Review the Knowledge You Need to Score High
59
Step 5 Build Your TestTaking Confidence
311
Glossary
373
Bibliography
409
Websites
411
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Stephen Armstrong is an AP History teacher, Supervisor of Social Studies at Hall High School and two Middle Schools in West Hartford, CT, and an adjunct professor of history at Central Connecticut State University.

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