Holy Spirit Preparatory School
  ADVANCED PLACEMENT UNITED STATES HISTORY
Ms. Stedman



Summer Study Packet

1st Quarter Assignments   2nd Quarter Assignments    3rd Quarter Assignments     4th Quarter Assignments

Instructions for Chapter Study Guides   Quizlet Chapter Reviews      Essay Writing Help Guide

Thematic Presidential Flashcards     Exam Review  Weekly AP Review Quiz


Course Overview

This course is designed to provide a college-level experience and preparation for the Advanced Placement (AP) Examination in May 2015.  An emphasis is placed on interpreting documents, mastering a significant body of factual information, and writing critical essays. The nation’s history is broken into nine periods: 1491-1607 (Spanish colonization), 1607-1754 (English colonization), 1754-1800 (revolution and the new republic), 1800-1848 (the market revolution and reform), 1844-1877 (Manifest Destiny and Civil War), 1865-1898 (the development of industrial America and imperialism), 1898-1945 (the first half of the 20th Century), 1945-1980 (the Cold War era), and 1980 to the present.  This course fulfills the United States history graduation requirement.

 

In addition to the topics listed above, the course will emphasize a series of key themes throughout the year. These themes have been determined by the College Board as essential to a comprehensive study of United States history. The themes will include discussions of diversity and the development of a unique American identity and culture, demographic changes over the course of America’s history, economic trends and transformations in technology and the workplace, issues dealing with both the physical environment and human geography, the development of political institutions and the components of citizenship, social reform movements, the role of religion in the making of the United States and its impact in a multicultural society, the history of slavery and its legacies in this hemisphere, war and diplomacy, and finally, the place of the United States in an increasingly global arena. The course will trace these themes throughout the year, emphasizing the ways in which they are interconnected and examining the ways in which each helps to shape the changes over time that are so important to understanding United States history.

 

Throughout the course, students will work on nine specific historical skills as they study each unit. These skills will include an understanding of historical causation, the identification of patterns of continuity and change over time, recognition of the importance of historical periodization, the ability to compare and contrast historical developments and personalities, the ability to place historical events and processes into logical contexts, the practice of constructing and analyzing historical arguments, the use of relevant historical evidence in making these evaluations, and the interpretation and synthesis of historical interpretations from different fields of inquiry or disciplines.

Course Textbooks:

Kennedy, D. M. & Bailey, T. A. (2002). The American Pageant: A History of the Republic. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company. (Required)

Kennedy, D. M. & Bailey, T. A. (2002). The American Spirit. (Vol. I: to 1877). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company. (in class supplement)

Kennedy, D. M. & Bailey, T. A. (2002). The American Spirit. (Vol. II: Since 1865).  Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company. (in class supplement)

 

The course progression will follow this timeline:
 

1ST QUARTER

Periods 1 & 2 : 1491-1754 (Colonial America)
~ 15 days

Objectives:
• Describe the Pre-Columbian Societies
• Compare Spanish, French and British settlement of the New World
• Compare the New England, Middle, and Southern Colonies
   o Analyze the government structures established in the colonies
   o Analyze the economic foundations of the colonies
   o Analyze the impact of religion on the colonies
• Evaluate the impact of the colonists settlements on the native population
• Assess the population growth and change within the colonies and evaluate its impact on the colonies relationship with Great Britain

Readings:
American Pageant Chapters:
Due Date
Online Quizzes
• 1:  New World Beginnings
8/10
Online Quizzes:  Are just that - a quiz. 
Online quizzes are to be completed independently; no notes, texts, or other materials may be used while taking the quiz.  This applies to ALL online quizzes we will take this year.  The school's honor code is enforced!
Chapter 1 Reading Quiz:  This quiz contains 15 questions and must be completed in 9 minutes. It is due on 8/15 at 8am.

A good video review of Chapter 1 from Biography of America: New World Encounters
• 2:  The Planting of English America
Article:  Jamestown at 400 - Due
8/17
Chapter 2 Reading  Quiz:  This quiz contains 15 questions and must be completed in 9 minutes. It is due on 8/19 at 8am.
• 3:  Settling the Northern Colonies 8/23
Chapter 3 Reading Quiz:  The following quiz contains 20 questions and should be completed in 13 minutes.  It is due on 8/25 at 8am.
A good video review of Chapter 2 & 3 from Biography of America: English Settlement - New England and Virginia
• 4: American Life in the Seventeenth Century 8/29
Chapter 4 Reading Quiz:  The following quiz contains 10 questions and must be completed in 6 minutes.  It is due on 8/31 at 8am.
Long Essay draft due on 8/30
DBQ due on 9/2
• 5:  Colonial Society on the Eve of Revolution 9/6
Chapter 5 Reading Quiz:  You will have 12 minutes to complete this 17 question online quiz.  The quiz is just that:  a quiz.  This quiz is to be completed independently; no notes, texts, or other materials may be used while taking the quiz. The quiz is due before 9/8 at 8:00am.  Good luck!

A good video extension of Chapters 4 & 5:  Biography of America: Growth and Empire
Unit 1 Test:
9/9

American Spirit Chapters and Sections:
• 2:  Precarious Beginnings in Virginia
• 5:  The Great Awakening

Period 3:  1754-1800 (Building a New Nation)
~ 13 days

Objectives:
• Explain the cause of the French and Indian War; identify and explain the short and long term consequences of the war
• Explain the impact of mercantilism on the Colonies
• Analyze the “Acts” that lead the Colonists to declare their independence
• Describe the strengths and weaknesses of both the Colonial and British armies
• Describe the Articles of Confederation; explain the rational of its construction; analyze the problems of the Articles of Confederation
• Explain the values of the federalists and the anti-federalists; synthesize the differences between the two groups.
• Analyze the process used to devise a new federal government; describe the government that was formed
• Analyze the domestic, economic and international challenges faced by Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and Madison

Readings:
American Pageant Chapters:
Due Dates
Online Quizzes
• 6:  The Dual for North America 9/14
Chapter 6 Reading Quiz:  You will have 8 minutes to complete this 14 question online quiz.  The quiz must be completed before Sept. 16 at 8:00am. Good luck!

Extended Learning of Chapter 6:  PBS The War that Made America Part 1
• 7: The Road to Revolution 9/19
Ch 7 Reading Quiz:   The following quiz contains 21 questions and must be completed in 12 minutes.  It is due on 9/21 at 8am.

Video Review:  Biography of America - The Coming of Independence
• 8:  America Secedes from the Empire 9/23
Ch 8 Reading Quiz:  This quiz contains 10 questions and must be completed in 7 minutes. It is due on 9/26 at 8am.
• 9:  The Confederation and the Constitution
9/28
Chapter 9 Reading Quiz:  The following quiz contains 18 questions and must be completed in 13 minutes.  It is due on 9/30  at 8am.
Video Review:  Biography of America - A New System of Government
• 10:  Launching a New Ship of State 10/3
Chapter 10 Reading Quiz:   The following quiz contains 20 questions; it must be completed within 12 minutes.  It is due on 10/5 at 8am.
Unit 2 Test
10/12

American Spirit Chapters:
• 7:  The Burden of Mercantilism
• 9:  The Shock of Shays Rebellion
• 9:  State Debts and the National Bank
• 9:  Alien Sedition Hysteria

A Documentary History of the United States:
•  “Common Sense”, Thomas Paine
• Federalist Number 10, James Madison
• Washington's Farewell Address

2ND QUARTER
Period 4:  1800-1848 (Market Economy & a New Democracy)
~ 12 days

Objectives:
• Identify and describe the evolution of political parties
• Explain the ways in which President Jackson promoted the interests of the common man
• Explain the ways in which President Jackson both increased and decreased the power of the federal government
• Analyze the impact of the industrial and transportation revolution of the late 1700 and early 1800s
• Identify and explain the reform movements of the early to mid 1800s

Readings:
American Pageant Chapters:
Due Date Online Quizzes
• 11:  The Triumphs and Travails of the Jeffersonian Republic
Article:  Revolution of 1800
10/17
Chapter 11 Reading Quiz:   You will have 8 minutes to complete this 13 question online quiz. The quiz must be completed before Oct. 19 at 8:00am. Good luck!
• 12:  The Second War for Independence and the Upsurge of Nationalism 10/21
Chapter 12 Reading Quiz:  You will have 11 minutes to complete this 18 question online quiz. The quiz and must be completed before Oct. 24th at 8:00am. Good luck!
• 14:  Forging the National Economy
10/26
Ch. 14 Quiz:  The following quiz has 21 questions.  You will have 12 minutes to complete the quiz. It is due on 10/28 @ 8am.
• 13:  The Rise of a Mass Democracy
10/31
Ch 13 Reading Quiz:  This is a 24 question quiz to be completed in 15 minutes. It is due on 11/2 at 8am.

Indian Removal DBQ due on 11/8

• 15:  The Ferment of Reform and Culture
11/4
Ch. 15 Reading Quiz:  No Quiz

Watch the PBS's the Abolitionists due 11/8


Unit 3 Test
11/11

American Spirit Chapters:
• The Monroe Doctrine
• 13:  The Nullification Crisis
• 13:  The War on the Bank
• 14:  The Spread of the Factory
• 14:  The Flocking of Immigrants

A Documentary History of the United States:
• First Issue of the Liberator, William Lloyd Garrison
• Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions

Period 5: 1844-1877 (The Antebellum South, Sectionalism, Civil War & Reconstruction )
~ 14 days

Objectives:
• Evaluate the impact of slavery on the physical growth of the nation as well as on the growing political division of the nation
• Analyze the ways and means through which territory was added to the United States
• Analyze the short and long term causes of the Civil War
   o Explain the economic interdependence  of the North and the South; evaluate the South's economic status compared to that of the North
   o Evaluate the role of states rights v. national government
   o Evaluate the impact of the election of Lincoln
   o Analyze the impact of the ‘peculiar institution’ as a cause of the war
• Evaluate the North and South's strengths and weaknesses during the war
• Analyze the Reconstruction plans of Lincoln, Johnson and the U.S. Congress
• Evaluate the results of Reconstruction on the South

Readings:
American Pageant Chapters:
Due Dates
Online Quizzes
• 17:  Manifest Destiny and Its Legacy 11/14
Ch. 17 Reading Quiz:  The following quiz has 15 questions. You will have 10 minutes to complete the quiz. It is due on 11/16 at 8:00am.
• 16:  The South and the Slavery Controversy
Read and annotate the King Cotton article - due 11/28
11/18
Ch. 16 Reading Quiz:  This quiz has 16 Questions and has a 10 minute time limit. It is due at 11/21 at 8:00am.

Kansas-Nebraska Act reading and questions
• 18:  Renewing the Sectional Struggle 11/28
Ch. 18 Reading Quiz:  This quiz has 14 questions and a time limit of 10 minutes.  It is due 11/30 at 8:00am.
• 19:  Drifting Towards Disunion 12/1
Ch. 19 Reading Quiz: You will have 8 minutes to complete this 14 question online quiz. The quiz must be completed before Dec. 5 at 8:00am. Good luck!
• 20: Girding for War: The North and The South
12/6
Ch. 20 & 21 Reading Quiz:  The following quiz has 22 questions and must be completed within 13 minutes.  It is due 12/12 at 8:00am.
• 21: The Furnace of Civil War







12/9
Review (Study Guide) Outlines:

Practice Midterm:   The midterm will contain 80 multiple choice questions to be completed in 55 minutes.  This practice midterm will generate a 1/2 midterm - 40 questions to be completed in 27 minutes.  You may take this practice exam as many times as you wish; each time it will generate a new test with "new" questions.  Your best grade will count as a quiz grade. Due 12/12 at 6pm.

• 22: The Ordeal of Reconstruction
1/6
Ch. 22 Reading Quiz:  This quiz contains 19 questions and must be completed in 11 minutes.  It is due by 8:00am on 1/10 at 8am.

American Spirit Chapters:
• 18:  The Wilmot Proviso Issue
• 18:  The Compromise Debates of 1850
• 18:  Reactions to the Fugitive Slave Law • 22:  The Debate on Reconstruction Policy
• 22:  “Black Reconstruction”

A Documentary History of the United States:
• Dred Scott v. Sanford, Chief Justice Roger B. Taney for the Supreme Court
• The Emancipation Proclamation, Abraham Lincoln
• Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address

3RD QUARTER

Period 6:  1865 -1898 (Building an Industrial Society, the Development of the West, & Imperialism)
~ 14 days

Objectives:
• Analyze the development and changes that occurred in industry with particular focus on railroads, steel, and oil
   o Evaluate the impact of these developments on labor; analyze the rise of trade unions
• Evaluate the problems of political and business corruption
• Analyze the concerns of the Populists; evaluate their success in achieving political change
• Analyze the debate over the coinage of silver
• Describe the changing patterns of immigration
   o Explain the rise of nativism and analyze its impact on U.S. policies
• Explain the rise of cities
• Explain the U.S. policy towards Native Americans and evaluate its impact on Native American society

Readings:
American Pageant Chapters:

Readings:
American Pageant Chapters:
Due Date

Online Quizzes

• 23:  Political Paralysis in the Gilded Age 1/11
Ch. 23 Reading Quiz:  This quiz contains 26 questions and must be completed within 17 minutes.  It is due on 1/13 at 8am.
• 24:  Industry Comes of Age 1/17
Ch. 24 Reading Quiz:  This quiz contains 22 multiple choice questions and must be completed in 14 minutes.  it is due on 1/19 by 8:00am.
• 25:  America Moves to the City 1/23
Ch. 25 Reading Quiz:  This quiz contains 24 multiple choice questions and must be completed in 15 minutes.  Due: 8:00am on 1/25.
• 26:  The Great West and the Agricultural Revolution 1/25
Ch. 26 Reading Quiz:   This quiz contains 22 multiple choice questions and must be completed in 13 minutes. Due 1/27 @ 8am.

History Lab Assignment:
Plight of the Native Americans 1851-1890:  assignment due on: 1/27
  • Objective:  Students will assess evolving relationship between the Native population of North America and the U.S. government by analyzing three treaties and several primary source documents that describe the on going conflict between the native tribes and the U.S. government.  Read the documents and then answer the inquiry-based questions. 
• 27:  Empire & Expansion 1/31
Ch. 27 Reading Quiz:   This quiz contains 25 questions and must be completed in 15 minutes.  It is due on 2/2 at 8am.

Extra: Watch The American Experience's The Panama Canal
Test
2/10

American Spirit Chapters:
• 23:  Race Divides the South
• 24:  The Trust and Monopoly
• 24:  The New Philosophy of Materialism
• 24:  Labor in Industrial America
• 25:  The Changing Role of Women
• 26:  The Plight of the Indian
• 26:  The Farmers Protest Movement
• 26:  The Free-Silver Mirage
• 27:  The Siren Song of Imperialism

Documentary History of the United States:
• “The Significance of the Frontier in American History,” Frederick Jackson Turner
• Letter on Labor in Industrial Society, Samuel Gompers
• Populist Party Platform
• “Cross of Gold” Speech, William Jennings Bryan
• Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, Theodore Roosevelt

Period 7: 1890-1945 (The first half of the 20th Century)
~ 17 days

Objectives:
• Analyze the U.S. motives for imperialism
   o Describe the Spanish American War
   o Evaluate the U.S. policies toward the various lands acquired through this war
• Describe the demographics of the Progressives; analyze the reforms they advocated
• Analyze the change in U.S. policies towards industry
• Evaluate the reforms created to help labor and immigrants
• Assess the work of African American and women leaders in bringing civil rights reform to their constituents
• Explain the U.S. isolationism
• Analyze the motives for the U.S. involvement in WWI
• Explain the social and cultural revolution of the 1920s
• Explain the cause of the boom the U.S. economy of the 1920s
• Analyze the problems faced by farmers in the 1920s
• Analyze the cause of the Great Depression and Hoover’s policy response to the Depression
• Explain the New Deal and evaluate its success
• Explain FDR’s early foreign policy and analyze the change from a policy of isolationism to involvement in WWII
• Analyze the U.S. involvement in WWII
• Analyze the impact of the U.S. involvement in WWII on the home front

Readings:
American Pageant Chapters:
Due Date Online Quizzes
• 28:  Progressivism and the Republican Roosevelt 2/17
Ch. 28 Reading Quiz:  This quiz contains 22 questions and must be completed in 14 minutes.  It is due on 2/20 at 8am.

Extra: Watch The American Experience's The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
• 29: Wilsonian Progressivism at Home and Abroad 2/21
Ch. 29 Reading Quiz: This quiz contains 15 questions and must be completed in 9 minutes.  Due on 2/23 at 8am.
• 30:  The War to End War 2/27
Ch. 30 Reading Quiz:  The following quiz contains 17 questions and must be completed in 10 minutes.  It is due on 3/1 at 8am.

WWI PPT:  Read, take notes, follow the directions to the videos and animations - due
To view this PowerPoint, you may need to right click on it and save it to your desktop.
• 31:  American Life in the Roaring Twenties 3/1
Ch. 31 Reading Quiz: This quiz contains 11 questions and must be completed in 7 minutes.  This quiz is due on 3/3 at 8:00am.
• 32:  The Politics of Boom and Bust 3/13
Ch. 32 Reading Quiz:  This quiz contains 20 questions and must be completed in 12 minutes. This quiz is due on 3/15 at 8am.
 
Stock Market Crash Simulation
• 33:  The Great Depression and the New Deal 3/17
Ch 33. Reading Quiz:  This quiz contains 28 questions and must be completed in 18 minutes.  It is due on 3/21 at 8am.

Extra: Watch The American Experience's: Surviving the Dust Bowl
• 34:  Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Shadow of War 3/21
Ch. 34 Reading Quiz:  The following quiz contains 20 questions and must be completed in 12 minutes.  It is due at 8am on 3/24.
• 35:  America in World War II
3/29
Ch. 35 Reading Quiz:
Review Docs for the AP Exam (see the next unit for more info and links)
Unit Test
4/4


American Spirit Chapters:
• 29:  The Plight of Labor
• 29:  The Crusade for Women's Suffrage
• 31:  War with Germany
• 31:  The Propaganda Front
• 33:  Depression Descends
• 33:  Herbert Hoover Clashes with Franklin  Roosevelt
• 34:  The Face of the Great Depression
• 34:  Voices of Protest
• 34:  Conservation in the New Deal
• 36:  War in the American Society
• 36:  The Second Front Controversy
• 36:  Dropping the Atomic Bomb

Documentary History of the United States:
• War Message to Congress, Woodrow Wilson
• F.D.R.’s  First Inaugural Address

4TH QUARTER

Period 7:  1945-1980 (The Cold War & Civil Rights Era)
~ 16 days

Objectives:
• Explain the post-war boom of the 1950s
• Analyze the U.S. strategy towards the containment of Communism
   o Describe the U.S. strategy towards the rebuilding of Europe
   o Explain the U.S. competition with the USSR
   o Analyze the U.S. involvement in the Korean and Vietnam Wars
• Explain the Red Scare
• Analyze the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s
• Explain the evolving economic roles of men and women
• Analyze the success of the Great Society

Readings:
American Pageant Chapters:
Due Date Online Quizzes
• 36:  The Cold War Begins
4/5
Ch. 36 Reading Quiz: 
• 37:  The Eisenhower Era
4/7
Ch. 37 Reading Quiz:

Exam Review Documents:

• 38:  The Stormy Sixties 4/11
Ch. 38 Reading Quiz:  

Extra: Watch The American Experience's The Freedom Riders
• 39:  The Stalemated Seventies 4/19
Ch. 39 Reading Quiz:  

American Spirit Chapters:

• 37:  The Truman Doctrine
• 37:  The Marshall Plan
• 38:  The McCarthy Hysteria
• 38:  The Supreme Court and the Black Revolution
• 39:  President Johnson's Great Society
• 39:  The Black Revolution Erupts
• 39:  Vietnam Troubles

Documentary History of the United States:
• The Marshall Plan, George C. Marshall
• Brown v. Board, Chief Justice Earl Warren for the Supreme Court
• Civil Rights Speech, JFK
• Birmingham City Jail “Unwise and Untimely” Letter, Martin Luther King, Jr.

Period 8: 1980-Present (Modern America )
~ 5 days

Objectives:
• Analyze the evolution in U.S. relations with Communist nations
• Analyze evolution of U.S. economic policy after the Great Society
• Evaluate the foreign policies of Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton

Readings:
American Pageant Chapters:

Readings:
American Pageant Chapters:
Due Date Online Quizzes
• 40: The Resurgence of Conservativism 4/24
Watch the Watergate Video
• 41: America Confronts the Post-Cold War Era
4/26
 
  Ch. 40 & 41 Reading Quiz: 
• 42:  The American People Face a New Century


American Spirit Chapters:
• 40:  The Revitalization of the Feminist Movement
• 41:  The Reagan “Revolution” in Economic Policy
• 41:  Reagan’s Foreign Policies
 

Weekly AP Review Quiz:  This quiz is due each Friday at 6pm.  The quiz contains 40 randomly selected questions on all of the units we have covered thus far and must be completed in 27 minutes.  The quiz may be taken as many times as the student wishes; the best score achieved each week will count as a quiz grade.

AP TEST REVIEW:

Term Review:
Colonial Era
Revolution & Early National Era
Antebellum Era through the Civil War
Reconstruction through the Gilded Age & Imperialism
Progressives through the New Deal