AP United States History Quarter 3 2021

Read and Take Notes
C23 The Great Depression p.639-659
C24 The New Deal p.661-684

1. C20-22 Assessment 2/23

2. DBQ Revision due Friday 2/26-no late submissions

HTS  due Sunday 2/28

1. How did President Hoover and his administration try to deal with the Depression? What was the result of those efforts? How did Hoover's political            

beliefs affect his attempt to deal with the economic crisis of the Depression?


2. Use your knowledge of FDR's New Deal to answer the questions below

Answer a, b, and c.


     a). For All of the areas below, explain how effective the New Deal was in achieving its goals. Be specific.

               Providing relief to the poverty stricken (relief)

               Stimulating the economy (recovery)

               Instituting economic reforms (reform)

     b). Provided Two pieces of historical evidence to prove its effectiveness.


     c). Choose ONE area and explain why New Deal programs were not as effective in achieving its goals as it was for the area you choose.


C23-24 The Great Depression and the The New Deal Key Terms

1. Herbert Hoover  

2. Hoovervilles                                           

3. The Bonus Army                         

4. Franklin Delano Roosevelt                            

5. The Dust Bowl                                                

6. The 1932 Election

7. The New Deal    (relief, recovery, reform)                                               

8. The First Hundred Days

9. Agricultural Adjustment Act (AAA)  

10. National Recovery Administration (NRA) 

11. Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC)

12. Huey Long

13. The Second New Deal                                    

14. The National Labor Relations Act (The Wagner Act)

15. The Social Security Act                                  

16. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC)       

17. Glass-Steagall Act-Federal Deposit Insurance                                                             

18. Works Progress Administration (WPA)

19. Court Packing Scheme                                   

20. Dorthea Lange

21. Eleanor Roosevelt                                             

22. John Steinbeck

23. Tennessee  Valley Authority (TVA)   



Week 4
Period 7 1890-1945 (Chapters 20-26)

Read and Take Notes
C22 The New Era 1920 -1929 p. 615-637

The 1920’s was the first decade to have a nickname: Roaring 20s" or "Jazz Age." It was a decade of prosperity and dissipation, and of jazz bands, bootleggers, raccoon coats, bathtub gin, flappers, flagpole sitters, bootleggers, and marathon dancers. It was, in the popular view, the Roaring 20s, when the younger generation rebelled against traditional taboos while their elders engaged in an orgy of speculation. But the 1920s was also a decade of bitter cultural conflicts, pitting religious liberals against fundamentalists, nativists against immigrants, and rural provincials against urban cosmopolitans. The 1920’s was a decade of major cultural conflicts as well as a period when many features of a modern consumer culture took root. In this chapter, you will learn about the clashes over alcohol, evolution, foreign immigration, and race, and also about the growth of cities, the rise of a consumer culture, and the revolution in morals and manners. 

1. MyAP period 6 multiple choice questions open (due 2/19)

1. HTS (due Sunday 2/21)

1. Discuss the emergence of the following during the 1920's

    a. Ku Klux Klan

    b. Nativists and immigration reform

    c. Religious fundamentalists and the Scopes Trial


2. Explain the characteristics of each of the following, and discuss the impact of popular culture on American society during the


     a. Movies and Sports

     b. The "New Negro" and the Harlem Renaissance

     c. Prohibition and the 18th Amendment

     d. The "New Woman"

3. C20-22 Assessment 2/23

C22 The New Era Key Terms


1. Warren G. Harding

2. The Red Scare  

3. Red Summer  

4. Prohibition and Speakeasies

5. St. Valentines Day Massacre

6. Al Capone                   

7. The Ku Klux Klan

8. Calvin Coolidge                                   

9. The Scopes Trial

10. Religious Fundamentalism

11. Herbert Hoover                                   

12. The Equal Rights Amendment          

13. The National Origins Act 1924

14. Consumerism
15. The Installment Plan                                      
16. Marcus Garvey                                  

17. “The New Negro” and the Harlem Renaisance

18. Hollywood 1920's

19. Popular Culture

20. The Jazz Singer                               

21. The Harlem Renaissance

22. Langston Hughes

23. Jazz 

24. Duke Ellington                                                    

25. The Great Migration

26. Babe Ruth                                             

27. The "New Woman" and The Flapper

28. Margret Sanger

29. Lost Generation

30. F. Scott Fitzgerald

31. Ernest Hemingway                                    

32. Sacoo-Vanveti Trial


Week 3
Period 7 1890-1945 (Chapters 20-26)

Period 7 Review
Read and Take Notes
C20 The Progressives 1900-1920 p. 552-581
C21 America and the Great War 1914-1920 p. 583-612

Assignments Q3 Week 3

1. Gilded Age DBQ Essay (due 2/10 google classroom)

Essay Question:
From 1870 to 1900, corporations grew significantly in number, size, and influence in the United States. Analyze the impact of big business on the economy, politics and society and the responses of Americans to these changes.

2. MyAP period 6 multiple choice questions open (due 2/12 MyAP)

3. HTS C20-21 (due Monday 2/15 google classroom)

1). How did W. E. B. Du Bois's philosophy on race relations differ from that of Booker T. Washington?

2). Outline the domestic policies and legislation of the Roosevelt and Wilson administrations.

3). Discuss the social, economic, and political effects World War I had on the home front.

4). Why did the battle over ratification of the Treaty of Versailles come to an impasse? Why did the Senate ultimately reject the treaty? What was the significance of that rejection? 

C20  The Progressives Key Terms

1. Roosevelt's "Square Deal"

2. Triangle Shirtwaist Fire                                              

3. Election of 1912                               

4. Muckrakers                        

5. Bull Moose Party 1912

6. Walter Rauschenbusch                                               

7. 16th Amendment                        

8. Social Gospel                                                               

9. 17th Amendment                                    

10. National Women's Suffrage Association                   

11. 18th Amendment   

12. The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union            

13. 19th Amendment  

14. Jane Addams and Hull House                                    

15. Ida B. Wells                                                             

16. Upton Sinclair                                                  

17. John Muir                                                                    

18. Ida Tarbell                                                             

19. Woodrow Wilson     
20. Booker T. Washington                                               
21. The “Atlanta Compromise” Speech                                     

22. W.E.B.DuBois                                                            

23. NAACP                                                                    

C21 World War I Key Terms

1. Allies                                                 

2. Central Powers 

3. Triple Entente

4. Triple Alliance 

5. General John J. Pershing              

6. “Great Migration” 

7. Lusitania 

8. Zimmermann Telegram

9. Trench Warfare

10. Western Front

11. Bolshevik Revolution

12. Palmer Raids                                  

13. Red Scare                                      

14. Senator Henry Cabot Lodge           

15. The Fourteen Points 

16. Treaty of Versailles                              

17. Espionage and Sedition Acts
18. Schenck v. United States
19. A war to "Make the World Safe for Democracy"
20. League of Nations
21. War Guilt Clause
22. Reparations

C19 From Crisis to Empire 
The Agrarian Revolt p. 520-524
"A Cross of Gold" p. 527-531
Stirrings of Imperialism p. 531-538
War With Spain p. 538-545
The Republic as Empire p. 545-548

The Gilded Age

Mark Twain called the late 19th century the "Gilded Age." By this, he meant that the period was glittering on the surface but corrupt underneath. In the popular view, the late 19th century was a period of greed and guile: of rapacious Robber Barons, unscrupulous speculators, and corporate buccaneers, of shady business practices, scandal-plagued politics, and vulgar display. It is easy to caricature the Gilded Age as an era of corruption, conspicuous consumption, and unfettered capitalism. But it is more useful to think of this as modern America's formative period, when an agrarian society of small producers were transformed into an urban society dominated by industrial corporations. An era of intense partisanship, the Gilded Age was also an era of reform. The Civil Service Act sought to curb government corruption by requiring applicants for certain governmental jobs to take a competitive examination. The Interstate Commerce Act sought to end discrimination by railroads against small shippers and the Sherman Antitrust Act outlawed business monopolies. These were turbulent years that saw labor violence, rising racial tension, militancy among farmers, and discontent among the unemployed. Burdened by heavy debts and falling farm prices, many farmers joined the Populist Party, which called for an increase in the amount of money in circulation, government assistance to help farmers repay loans, tariff reductions, and a graduated income tax. The 1880s and 1890s were years of turbulence. Disputes erupted over labor relations, currency, tariffs, patronage, and railroads. The most momentous political conflict of the late 19th century was the farmers' revolt. Drought, plagues of grasshoppers, boll weevils, rising costs, falling prices, and high interest rates made it increasingly difficult to make a living as a farmer. Many farmers blamed railroad owners, grain elevator operators, land monopolists, commodity futures dealers, mortgage companies, merchants, bankers, and manufacturers of farm equipment for their plight. Farmers responded by organizing Granges, Farmers' Alliances, and the Populist Party. In the election of 1896, the Populists and the Democrats nominated William Jennings Bryan for president. Bryan’s decisive defeat inaugurated a period of Republican ascendancy, in which Republicans controlled the presidency for 24 of the next 32 years. 

Assignments Q3 Week 2

1. DBQ Document Analysis (due 2/3 google classroom)

2. SAQ American Empire 2/4

3. C17-19 Assessment 2/5

4. DBQ Essay (due 2/10 google classroom)

C19 Key Terms

1. Farmers Alliance

2. National Granges

3. Granger Laws

4. Munn v. Illinois

5. Wabash Cases

6. People's Party

7. Omaha Platform

8. William Jennings Bryan

9. Free Silver

10. "Cross of Gold" speech

11. 1896 election

12. William McKinley

13. "new Manifest Destiny"

14. American interventions in Mexico

15. The De Lome Letter

16. General Wyler's re-concentration policy

17. The U.S.S. Maine

18. Treaty of Paris 1898

19. The Spanish-American War

20. The Philippine–American War

21. Emilio Aguinaldo

21. Anti-Imperialist League

23. Open Door Policy

24. Annexation of Hawaii

25. Queen Liliuokalani

26. Alfred Thayher Mahan

27. Theodore Roosevelt

28. Rough Riders

29. Open Door Notes

30. Boxer Rebelliuon


Week 1 
Period 6 1865-1898
1. Read and Take Notes
C17 Industrial Supremacy p.459-483
C18 The Age of the City p.486-512


Howard Zinn People's History of the United States

Robber Barons and Rebels (paragraph 1-28)

C17 Industrial Supremacy p.459-483

Between the Civil War and World War I, the modern American economy emerged. A national transportation and communication network was created, the corporation became the dominant form of business organization, and a managerial revolution transformed business operations. By the beginning of the 20th century, per capita income and industrial production in the United States exceeded that of any other country except Britain. Unlike the pre-Civil War economy, this new one was dependent on raw materials from around the world and it sold goods in global markets. Business organization expanded in size and scale. There was an unparalleled increase in factory production, mechanization, and business consolidation. By the beginning of the 20th century, the major sectors of the nation's economy--banking, manufacturing, meat packing, oil refining, railroads, and steel--were dominated by a small number of giant corporations. Around the turn of the 20th century, mass immigration from eastern and southern Europe dramatically altered the population's ethnic and religious composition. Unlike earlier immigrants, who had come from Britain, Canada, Germany, Ireland, and Scandinavia, the new immigrants came increasingly from Hungary, Italy, Poland, and Russia. The newcomers were often Catholic or Jewish and two-thirds of them settled in cities. In this chapter you will learn about the new immigrants and the anti-immigrant reaction.

2. HTS due Sunday 1/31 (google classroom)

1. What factors drove America's industrial expansion in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries? 

2. Who were some of the businessmen and industrial titans of the late nineteenth century, and what did they contribute to America's industrial growth? 

3.What changes took place in corporate organization in the late nineteenth century, and how did these changes affect the nation's economy?

4. How did Social Darwinism attempt to justify the social consequences of industrial capitalism?

 C17 Key Terms

1. Bessemer Process                                       

2. Henry Ford                              

3. Thomas Edison 

4. Taylorism                                                    

5. Andrew Carnegie                     

6. Fordism

7. Social Darwinism                                      

8. Laissez-Faire                             

9. Anarchists

10. JD Rockefeller                                           

11. Gospel of Wealth                       

12. Sherman Anti Trust Act 1890

13. Monopoly ,Trusts, Pools, Cartels            

14. Vertical Integration                   

15. Haymarket Square Riot          

16. Horizontal Integration                               

17. Socialist Party of American    

18. Eugene V. Debs

19. Railroad Strike of 1877                             

20. Wright Brothers                                                      

21. Pullman Strike                                           

22. Homestead Strike 

23. Samuel Gompers                                       

24. American Federation of Labor                                                        

25. Henry George

C18 The Age of the City p.486-512

Around the turn of the twentieth century, mass immigration from eastern and southern Europe dramatically altered the population's ethnic and religious composition. Unlike earlier immigrants, who had come from Britain, Canada, Germany, Ireland, and Scandinavia, the “new immigrants” came increasingly from Hungary, Italy, Poland, and Russia. The newcomers were often Catholic or Jewish and two-thirds of them settled in cities. In this chapter you will learn about the new immigrants and the anti-immigrant reaction. Also in this chapter traces the changing nature of the American city in the late 19th century, the expansion of cities horizontally and vertically, the problems caused by urban growth, the depiction of cities in art and literature, and the emergence of new forms of urban entertainment.

3. HTS C18 due Sunday 1/31 (google classroom)

1. What were some of the problems that resulted from rapid urbanization in the late 19th century, and how did urban governments respond to these problems?

2. What was the relationship between immigration and ­urbanization in the late nineteenth century?

3. Discuss and explain the evolution and role urban political machines and political bosses of the late nineteenth century. What were the positive and negatives of these powerful political organizations that dominated city governments in large metropolises during the Gilded Age?

C18 Key Terms

1. William Randolph Hearst

2. Joseph Pulitzer

3. Urbanization

4. Immigration

5. Machine Politics

6. Tammany Hall

7. Boss Tweed

8. Jim Crow

9. Ida B. Wells

10. Booker T. Washington

11. W.E.B. DuBuios

12. The “Gospel of Wealth”

13. Fredrick Law Olmstead

14. Popular Entertainment

15. Jacob Riis

16. How the Other Half Lives

17. Tenements

18. Jane Addams & the Settlement House movement

19. Mass Circulation Newspapers


Quater 1 2020

Period 4&5 Review

Week 9 Articles

1. Read and Take Notes

C15 Reconstruction and the New South p.400-428

AP Chapter 15 Study Guide

2. LEQ Period 4 Adjudication due Tuesday 10/26

3. C13-15 Assessment 10/29

Week 8 


Period 5 1844-1877

1. Read and Take Notes

C13 The Impending Crisis p. 339-361 

C14 Civil War p. 364-397

2. MyAP Unit 4 multiple choice questions due Wednesday 10/21

3. HTS C13 &14  due 10/25 (google classroom)

Week 7 


The Cultural Roots of Disunion

C12 In-Class Article

The First Age of Reform

College Board and Khan Academy Period 4 Review (1800-1848)

AP College Board (Jefferson and the Market Revolution)

AP College Board (Jacksonian Democracy and Reform)

Khan Academy Period 4 Review

Week 7 


1. Read and Take Notes

C9 Jacksonian America 1828-1844

C12 Antebellum Culture and Reform

2. SAQ 10/14 (google classroom)
3. Assessment (C7-10,12) 10/16

4. LEQ #3 10/18

Week 6


1. Read and Take Notes

C7 The Jeffersonian Era 1800-1824

AP Chapter 7 Study Guide

C8 Varieties of American Nationalism

C10 America's Economic Revolution
AP Chapter 10 Study Guide

Week 5


1. Read and Take Notes

The Constitution and the New Republic (1787-1800) p 159-178

AP Chapter 6 Study Guide

2. C6 SAQ  due 9/28 

3. LEQ #1 Revise 9/30

LEQ Adjudication Form


multiple choice practice questions Unit #3 due 10/1

5. C4-6 Period 3 Assessment 10/2

6. LEQ #2 due 10/4 
Analyze the ways in which British imperial policies between 1763 and 1776 intensified colonials’ resistance to British rule and their commitment to republican values. (submitted to google classroom and turnitin.com)

7. Register for Turnitin.com

Period 1
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Period 2
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Period 3
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Week 4 Supplemental Readings

The American Revolution: Radical or Conservative

How Revolutionary was the American Revolution

Week 4


1. Read and Take Notes
C4 Empire in Transition (1763-1776) p. 98-126

Chapter 4 Study Guide

C5 The American Revolution (1776-1783) 

Chapter 5 Study Guide

The United States p. 129-133

War and Society p. 143--149

The Search for a National Government p. 151-156

2. American Revolution (intro to the DBQ)  (google classroom) 9/22

3. C4 SAQ (google classroom) 9/23

4. C5 SAQ (google classroom) 9/25

Week 3


C3 Society and Culture in Provincial America (1690-1754)

Chapter 3 Study Guide

1. Read and Take Notes

C3 Society and Culture in Provincial America  p.66-96

C3 Review Historical Thinking Skills p.65

C3 Review Connecting Concepts p. 66

2. New England and Chesapeake Comparative analysis chart (1607-1700) due 9/16 Google Classroom

Thesis Statement and 1st paragraph of your essay written into your journal, to be shared in breakout rooms in class  Thursday 9/17

3. myap.collegeboard.org

multiple choice practice questions Unit 2  #1-18 due 9/17

4. C1-3 Assessment 9/18 open book/open notes

5. Long Essay Question due Sunday 9/20
College Board AP History Rubrics

APUSH LEQ Rubric 2020

Although New England and the Chesapeake Region Were Both Settled Largely by People of English Origin, by 1700 the Regions Had Evolved Into Two Distinct Societies. Why Did This Difference in Development Occur?

Week 2



Chapter 2 Transplantations and Borderlands

Chapter 2 Study Guide

1. Read and Take Notes

C2 Transplantations and Borderlands p.35-63

C2 Review Historical Thinking Skills p.34

C2 Review Connecting Concepts p. 35

2. C1 Historical Thinking Skills (2 & 5 p.1) due 9/8 Google Classroom

3. C1 SAQ personal choice (4,5,or 6 p. 33) due 9/9 Google Classroom

Khan Academy SAQ Chapter 1

The Short Answer Question (notes)

4. myap.collegeboard.org

multiple choice practice questions Unit 1 #1-15 due 9/12

5. New England and the Chesapeake Comparison Chart due 9/16 Google Classroom

Week 1



Chapter 1 The Collision of Cultures

AP Chapter 1 Study Guide

1. Read American History preface p. XVII-XXIV

2. Read and Take Notes 

C1 The Collision of Cultures p.2-33

C1 Review Historical Thinking Skills p.1

C1 Review Connecting Concepts p. 2

3. Take practice Test Multiple Choice questions 1-3

Consider if you would be able to respond to any of the Short Answer Questions 4-6