Advanced Placement United States History. Lakeside High School. Why Take AP US History?. Some students seek the opportunity to be challenged academically while in high school. Others appreciate the chance to be exempt from the introductory level of a course in college.
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The AP U.S. History course is designed to provide students with the analytic skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems and materials in U.S. History. The program prepares students for intermediate and advanced college courses by making demands upon them equivalent to those made by full-year introductory college courses. Students should learn to assess historical materials- their relevance to a given interpretations presented in historical scholarship. An AP U.S. History course should develop the skills necessary to arrive at conclusions on the basis of an informed judgment and to present reasons and evidence clearly and persuasively in essay format.
Politics and Citizenship
Slavery and it’s Legacies in North America
War and Diplomacy
Themes in AP U.S. HistoryThe course will trace the following themes throughout the school year, emphasizing the ways in which they are interconnected and examining the ways in which each helps to shape the changes over time, the importance to studying the history of the United States.
The American Revolutionary Era
The Early Republic
The Union in Crisis & American Civil War
Reconstruction & The Development of the West
Industrial America & The Progressive Era
The Emergence of America in the 20th Century
The Great Depression & World War II
80 Questions ……………. 55 minutes
Part A: DBQ……………… 15 minutes +
Part B and C …………….. 70 minutes