What makes this course interesting?

  • Explore events of U.S. history through the use and analysis of documents, images, cartoons, quantitative data, and other primary sources
  • Develop an understanding of major themes in U.S. history, including American identity, economic and social life, political change and continuity, and the U.S. role in the world

Learn about the developments that have shaped U.S. history though the critical analysis of historical events and materials.

Learn to weigh evidence and interpretations as you build your factual knowledge of U.S. history. Develop your ability to draw conclusions and use informed reasoning to present your arguments clearly and persuasively in essay format.

AP U.S. History Course Description (PDF; applies to the 2013-14 course only)

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