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REA's Crash Course for the AP® U.S. History Exam - Gets You a Higher Advanced Placement® Score in Less Time
Completely Revised for the 2015 Exam!
Crash Course is perfect for the time-crunched student, the last-minute studier, or anyone who wants a refresher on the subject.
Are you crunched for time? Have you started studying for your Advanced Placement® U.S. History exam yet? How will you memorize everything you need to know before the test? Do you wish there was a fast and easy way to study for the exam AND boost your score?
If this sounds like you, don't panic. REA's Crash Course for AP® U.S. History is just what you need. Our Crash Course gives you:
Targeted, Focused Review - Study Only What You Need to Know
Fully revised for the 2015 AP® U.S. History exam, this Crash Course is based on an in-depth analysis of the revised AP® U.S. History course description outline and sample AP® test questions. It covers only the information tested on the new exam, so you can make the most of your valuable study time.
Expert Test-taking Strategies
Crash Course presents detailed, question-level strategies for answering both the multiple-choice and essay questions. By following this advice, you can boost your score in every section of the test.
Take REA's Online Practice Exam
After studying the material in the Crash Course, go to the online REA Study Center and test what you've learned. Our practice exam features timed testing, detailed explanations of answers, and automatic scoring analysis. The exam is balanced to include every topic and type of question found on the actual AP® exam, so you know you're studying the smart way.
Whether you're cramming for the test at the last minute, looking for extra review, or want to study on your own in preparation for the exams - this is the study guide every AP® U.S. History student must have.
When it's crucial crunch time and your Advanced Placement® exam is just around the corner, you need REA's Crash Course for AP® U.S. History!
AP® U.S. HISTORY CRASH COURSE
Late getting started? Facing too many tests? Use this course to learn the most in the least time!
STUDY ONLY WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
REAs Crash Course is based on an in-depth analysis of the AP U.S. History exam and actual AP test questions. Fully revised for the new 2015 exam, it covers only the information tested, so you can make the most of your study time.
EXPERT TEST-TAKING STRATEGIES
Developed by AP teachers with many years of classroom experience, this Crash Course presents detailed, question-level strategies for answering both the multiple-choice and essay questions. By following the authors expert advice, you can boost your score in every section of the test.
KEY TERMS YOU MUST KNOW
Knowing the right terminology can make a real difference in your score. Our expert advice includes the key terms you need to know before taking the AP U.S. History exam.
FREE ONLINE PRACTICE EXAM
Our full-length online practice exam includes every topic and type of question found on the AP exam. It offers timed testing, automatic scoring, and detailed explanations of answers. It even provides helpful diagnostics to pinpoint where youre strongest and where you need to focus.
About the Author
earned an A.B. degree from Occidental College and masters degrees from the University of California at Berkeley, California State University at Los Angeles, and Columbia University in New York City. He has taught U.S. history for over 40 years, while also offering courses in Contemporary Ethical Issues, Globalization and Human Rights, European History, and World History.
In addition to his teaching, Mr. Feldmeth has served in a number of administrative roles, including Dean of Students, Head of the Upper and Middle Schools, and Interim Head of School. He is currently History Department Co-Chair and Assistant Head of School at the Polytechnic School in Pasadena, California. He also teaches an online course, Genocide and Human Rights, through the Global Online Academy. Mr. Feldmeth has written or edited twelve U.S. history review books for teachers and students.
Larry Krieger earned his B.A. and M.A.T. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his M.A. from Wake Forest University. In a career spanning more than 35 years, Mr. Krieger has taught a variety of AP® subjects including American History, World History, European History, American Government, and Art History. His popular courses were renowned for their energetic presentations, commitment to scholarship, and helping students achieve high AP® exam scores.
Table of Contents
About This Book
About Our Authors
Chapter 1: Five Keys for Success on the AP U.S. History Exam
Chapter 2: Key Terms
Chapter 3: Period 1: 1491-1607
Chapter 4: Period 2: 1607-1754
Chapter 5: Period 3: 1754-1800
Chapter 6: Period 4: 1800-1848
Chapter 7: Period 5: 1844-1877
Chapter 8: Period 6: 1865-1898
Chapter 9: Period 7: 1890-1945
Chapter 10: Period 8: 1945-1980
Chapter 11: Period 9: 1980-Present
KEY THEMES AND FACTS
Chapter 12: Key Events and Figures in African American History, 1619-1865
Chapter 13: Key Events and Figures in African American History, 1865-Present
Chapter 14: Key Events and Figures in Womens History
Chapter 15: Key Events in Native American History
Chapter 16: Key Supreme Court Cases and Trials
Chapter 17: Key Works of Literature, Art, and Music
Chapter 18: Key Facts About Labor Unions, Labor Laws, and Labor Strikes
Chapter 19: Key Facts About Twenty Legislative Acts
Chapter 20: Immigration and Migration
Chapter 21: Key Events in U.S. Foreign Policy: Latin America
Chapter 22: Key Events in the Vietnam War
Chapter 23: Strategies for the Multiple-Choice Questions
Chapter 24: Strategies for the Short-Answer Questions
Chapter 25: Strategies for the Document-Based Question
Chapter 26: Strategies for the Long Essay
Online Practice Exam