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5 Steps to a 5: AP U.S. History 2020 Elite Student Edition

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: 5-Step Program
Step 1 Set Up Your Study Program
1 What You Need to Know About the AP U.S. History Exam
Advanced Placement Program
AP U.S. History Exam
Taking the AP U.S. History Exam
2 Preparing for the AP U.S. History Exam
Getting Started
Three Plans for Test Preparation
Step 2 Determine Your Test Readiness
3 Take a Diagnostic Exam
How to Use the Diagnostic Exam
When to Use the Diagnostic Exam
Conclusion (After the Exam)
AP U.S. History Diagnostic Exam
Answers to the Diagnostic Exam
Step 3 Develop Strategies for Success
4 Mastering Skills and Understanding Themes for the Exam
The AP U.S. History Exam
Historical Practices, Historical Analytical Skills, Historical Themes, and Exam Questions
5 Strategies for Approaching Each Question Type
Multiple-Choice Questions
Short-Answer Questions
Document-Based Question (DBQ)
Long Essay Question
Using Primary Source Documents
Step 4 Review the Knowledge You Need to Score High
6 Settling of the Western Hemisphere (1491–1607)
Native America
The Europeans Arrive
Chapter Review
Review Questions
Answers and Explanations
7 Colonial America (1607–1650)
New France
English Interest in America
Effects of European Settlement
Chapter Review
Review Questions
Answers and Explanations
8 British Empire in America: Growth and Conflict (1650–1750)
Part of an Empire
Growth of Slavery
Political Unrest in the Colonies
Salem Witch Trials
Imperial Wars
American Self-Government
Salutary Neglect
First Great American Religious Revival
Chapter Review
Review Questions
Answers and Explanations
9 Resistance, Rebellion, and Revolution (1750–1775)
War in the West
Defeat of New France
The British Need Money
Stamp Act Crisis
Townshend Acts
Boston Massacre
Boston Tea Party
Intolerable Acts
First Continental Congress
Chapter Review
Review Questions
Answers and Explanations
10 American Revolution and the New Nation (1775–1787)
Lexington and Concord
Second Continental Congress
Thomas Paine’s Common Sense
Declaration of Independence
Reactions to Independence
Balance of Forces
The War in the North
The Saratoga Campaign
The War in the South
The Treaty of Paris
New State Constitutions and the Articles of Confederation
Financial Problems
Northwest Ordinances
Shays’ Rebellion
Chapter Review
Review Questions
Answers and Explanations
11 Establishment of New Political Systems (1787–1800)
The Constitutional Convention
The Ratification Battle
The Bill of Rights
The Birth of the Party System
Hamilton’s Economic Program
Effects of the French Revolution
Washington’s Foreign Policy
The Presidency of John Adams
Chapter Review
Review Questions
Answers and Explanations
12 Jeffersonian Revolution (1800–1820)
Election of 1800
An Assertive Supreme Court
A New Frontier
The Louisiana Purchase
Burr’s Conspiracy
Renewal of War in Europe
The War of 1812
The End of the War
A Federalist Debacle and the Era of Good Feelings
Henry Clay and the American System
Missouri Compromise
Chapter Review
Review Questions
Answers and Explanations
13 Rise of Manufacturing and the Age of Jackson (1820–1845)
The Rise of Manufacturing
The Monroe Doctrine
Native American Removal
The Transportation Revolution and Religious Revival
An Age of Reform
Jacksonian Democracy
The Nullification Controversy
The Bank War
The Whig Party and the Second Party System
Chapter Review
Review Questions
Answers and Explanations
14 Union Expanded and Challenged (1835–1860)
Manifest Destiny
The Alamo and Texas Independence
Expansion and the Election of 1844
The Mexican War
Political Consequences of the Mexican War
The Political Crisis of 1850
Aftermath of the Compromise of 1850
Franklin Pierce in the White House
The Kansas-Nebraska Act
“Bleeding Kansas”
The Dred Scott Decision
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates
John Brown and Harpers Ferry
The Election of 1860
Chapter Review
Review Questions
Answers and Explanations
15 Union Divided: The Civil War (1861–1865)
North and South on the Brink of War
Searching for Compromise
Gunfire at Fort Sumter
Opening Strategies
The Loss of Illusions
Union Victories in the West
The Home Fronts
The Emancipation Proclamation
The Turn of the Tide
War Weariness
The End of the War
Chapter Review
Review Questions
Answers and Explanations
16 Era of Reconstruction (1865–1877)
Lincoln and Reconstruction
Andrew Johnson and Reconstruction
Efforts to Help the Freedmen
Radical Reconstruction
The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson
Final Phase of Radical Reconstruction
The End of Reconstruction
Chapter Review
Review Questions
Answers and Explanations
17 Western Expansion and Its Impact on the American Character (1860–1895)
Government Encouragement of Western Settlement
Challenges for Western Farmers
Agricultural Innovation
Women and Minorities on the Agricultural Frontier
The Mining and Lumbering Frontier
The Ranching Frontier
The End of Native American Independence
Agrarian Anger and Populism
The Gold Standard
The Grange and Farmers’ Alliances
The Populist Revolt
Populism and the Election of 1896
The Idea of the West
Chapter Review
Review Questions
Answers and Explanations
18 America Transformed into the Industrial Giant of the World (1870–1910)
An Industrial Revolution
Changes in American Industry
A Changing Workplace
Big Business
The Emergence of Labor Unions
Uneven Affluence
The New Immigration
The Rise of the Modern American City
Gilded Age Politics
Social Criticism in the Gilded Age
Chapter Review
Review Questions
Answers and Explanations
19 Rise of American Imperialism (1890–1913)
Postwar Diplomacy
Acquiring Hawaii
The New Imperialism
The Spanish-American War
Combat in the Philippines and Cuba
The Cuban Conundrum
The Debate over Empire
The Panama Canal
The Roosevelt Corollary
Chapter Review
Review Questions
Answers and Explanations
20 Progressive Era (1895–1914)
Roots of Progressivism
Progressive Objectives
Urban Progressivism
State-Level Progressivism
Progressivism and Women
Workplace Reform
Theodore Roosevelt’s Square Deal
Taft and Progressivism
The Election of 1912
Wilson and Progressivism
Assessing Progressivism
Chapter Review
Review Questions
Answers and Explanations
21 United States and World War I (1914–1921)
War and American Neutrality
Growing Ties to the Allies
The Breakdown of German-American Relations
America in the War
The American Expeditionary Force in France
The Home Front
Regulating Thought
Social Change
Wilson and the Peace
Woodrow Wilson’s Defeat
Chapter Review
Review Questions
Answers and Explanations
22 Beginning of Modern America: The 1920s
The Prosperous Twenties
The Republican “New Era”
Warren G. Harding as President
President Calvin Coolidge
The Election of 1928
The City Versus the Country in the 1920s
Popular Culture in the 1920s
Jazz Age Experimentation and Rebellion
The Growth of the Mass Media
A Lost Generation?
Chapter Review
Review Questions
Answers and Explanations
23 Great Depression and the New Deal (1929–1939)
Harbingers of Crisis: Economic Weaknesses of the 1920s
Black Tuesday and the End of the Bull Market
The Stock Market Crash and the Great Depression
The Great Depression and American Society
President Hoover and the Depression
The Election of 1932
The Hundred Days
The Second New Deal
The Election of 1936
Critics of the New Deal
Twilight of the New Deal
Impact of the New Deal
American Culture During the New Deal
Chapter Review
Review Questions
Answers and Explanations
24 World War II (1933–1945)
American Isolationism in the 1930s
The United States, the Middle East, and Anti-Semitism
The Election of 1940 and the End of Isolationism
The Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor
The War Against Germany
The Middle East in World War II
The War Against Japan
The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb
The Home Front
Civil Rights During the War
Chapter Review
Review Questions
Answers and Explanations
25 Origins of the Cold War (1945–1960)
The Beginnings of the Cold War
Europe and the Cold War
Communist Victories
The Middle East and the Cold War
The Cold War at Home
The Korean War
Joseph McCarthy and McCarthyism
President Eisenhower and the Cold War
Tensions with the Soviet Union
Chapter Review
Review Questions
Answers and Explanations
26 Prosperity and Anxiety: The 1950s
The Return of Prosperity
Politics in the Postwar Era
The Rise of the Civil Rights Movement
Life in Suburbia
Chapter Review
Review Questions
Answers and Explanations
27 America in an Era of Turmoil (1960–1975)
The 1960 Election
The Liberal Hour of the 1960s
The Civil Right Movement in the 1960s: From Integration to Black Power
The Expansion of Rights Movements
Cold War Crisis
The Vietnam War
Chapter Review
Review Questions
Answers and Explanations
28 Decline and Rebirth (1968–1988)
The Presidency of Richard Nixon
The Ford Administration
The Carter Administration
The Election of 1980
The Reagan Administration
Chapter Review
Review Questions
Answers and Explanations
29 Prosperity and a New World Order (1988–2000)
The Election of 1988
The Presidency of George H. W. Bush
The Election of 1992
The Presidency of Bill Clinton
The Election of 2000
Chapter Review
Review Questions
Answers and Explanations
30 Threat of Terrorism, Increase of Presidential Power, and Economic Crisis (2001–2018)
The Presidency of George W. Bush
The Obama Presidency
President Obama’s Second Term
The Election of 2016
The Trump Presidency
Chapter Review
Review Questions
Answers and Explanations
Step 5 Build Your Test-Taking Confidence
AP U.S. History Practice Exam 1
Answers to Practice Exam 1
AP U.S. History Practice Exam 2
Answers to Practice Exam 2
Elite Student Edition 5 Minutes to a 5 180 Daily Questions and Activities
Glossary
Bibliography
Websites

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