AP US History

The New World- Part 1 of 2

The New World- Part 2 of 2

Essay- The Americas to 1620 (GLI)

The Native Americans-- UHDH

The Myths Which Hide the Native American- HU

Presentation-- The Myths of the Native Americans 

Presentation-- Contextualization (1491)

The Era of Exploration and Discovery-- UHDH

Presentation-- The Spanish Explorers

Columbus-- The First Letter

Sample Reading Exercise-- Hernando Cortes- The Conquistador

Document Analysis Set-- Soapstone Readings-- The Spanish Explorers

The Reformation-- Reading Set Link

The Age of Religious Wars in Europe-- Reading Set Link 

Essay-- The Columbian Exchange

Essay-- Indian Slavery in the Americas

Essay-- How Cruel were the Spaniards? 

Primary Source Readings-- The Debate at Vallodolid (1551)

The Caste System of the Spanish Empire-- Part I

The Caste System of the Spanish Empire-- Part II

Essay-- Imperial Rivalries

Three Worlds, Three Views-- Culture and Environmental Change in the Colonial South

Colonization and Conflict-- Part 1 of 2

Presentation-- The Rise and Decline of the Spanish Empire

Presentation-- Colonization and Conflict- 1607-1754

Essay-- Jamestown and the Founding of English America

Essay-- Conflict and Commerce: The Rise and Fall of New Netherland

Essay-- The Puritans and Dissent- The Cases of Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson

Essay-- The Great Pueblo Revolt of 1680

The Pueblo Revolt of 1680

Lecture-- Reading: New France and New Spain

Reading-- From These Beginnings- Article

Essay-- The Slave Trade

The Significance of the Spanish Mission System-- NPS

Colonization and Conflict-- Part 2 of 2

Essay-- The Origins of Slavery

Europeans and Native Americans View One Another-- 18th Century

Essay-- Inventing Black and White

Documents-- The Development of Colonial Culture

The Salem Witchcraft Trials

Immigration- The Issue of Diversity in Colonial America

Immigration into Colonial America-- The Germans

Immigration into Colonial America-- The Scots-Irish

Essay-- The European Transformation of America

The Birth of the Republic-- Part 1 of 2

Article-- When Young George Washington Started a War- The French and Indian War (Smithsonian Magazine)

The Birth of the Republic-- Part 2 of 2

Article-- Pontiac's War (American Heritage Magazine)

The Declaration of Independence-- NARA

The Constitution-- NARA

The Anti-federalist Objections to the Constitution Refuted-- The Federalists of New York

The Constitution and the Virginia Ratification Convention-- 1788 ( Patrick Henry vs. James Madison)

The Bill of Rights-- NARA

The Early Republic-- Part 1 of 5

The Early Republic-- Part 2 of 5

Document Set-- The Era of Good Feelings

The Early Republic-- Part 3 of 5

John Marshall and Thomas Jefferson- A Comparative Paper

Andrew Jackson- The Power of the Presidency

Andrew Jackson- In His Own Words

Andrew Jackson- Voices in Opposition

The Early Republic-- Part 4 of 5

Article-- The World of Antebellum American Slavery

The Early Republic-- Part 5 of 5

The Civil War and Reconstruction-- Part 1 of 4

The Civil War and Reconstruction-- Part 2 of 4

A House Divided and the Coming of the Civil War

The Emancipation Proclamation-- Transcript (NARA)

Map-- The Civil War- Phase One

Map-- The Civil War- Phase Two

A Fight to the Finish-- Documents of the Civil War Experience

Print-- The Death of Lincoln- LOC

The Civil War and Reconstruction-- Part 3 of 4

The Civil War and Reconstruction-- Part 4 of 4

The New South and the Rise of Jim Crow-- Article

The New South and the Issue of Race-- Class Reading

The West and the Gilded Age-- Part 1 of 3

APUSH-- Maps of the West-- The Native Americans

APUSH-- Maps of the West-- The Bonanza West- Part I

APUSH-- Maps of the West-- The Bonanza West- Part II

The West and the Gilded Age-- Part 2 of 3

Immigration and Migration-- Web Article

The West and the Gilded Age-- Part 3 of 3

The Populist Party Platform of 1892

William Jennings Bryan- The Cross of Gold Speech

A Colossus Emerges-- Part 1 of 6

A Colossus Emerges-- Part 2 of 6

A Colossus Emerges-- Part 3 of 6

A Colossus Emerges-- Part 4 of 6

Maps of World War I

A Colossus Emerges-- Part 5 of 6

A Colossus Emerges-- Part 6 of 6

The Superpower-- Part 1 of 4

The Superpower-- Part 2 of 4

The Superpower-- Part 3 of 4

The Superpower-- Part 4 of 4

Looking at US-- Part 1 of 2

Looking at US-- Part 2 of 2

APUSH-- The Student Questionnaire Form

APUSH-- Contextualization Assignment

Soapstone Analysis Assignment-- The Spanish Explorers

APUSH-- Argumentation Writing Assignment- The Columbian Exchange

APUSH-- Argumentation Exercise-- Sample Response

APUSH-- Argumentation Exercise- How Cruel Were the Spaniards- by Dr. Iris Engstrand

APUSH-- A Spanish Colonial Empire Develops

APUSH-- Early Visual Representations of European and Native American Encounters

APUSH-- Visualizing the New World

APUSH-- European Colonization and Settlement

APUSH-- The Regions of British Colonial America- The Planting of English America- Part 1 of 2

APUSH-- The Regions of British Colonial America- Graphic Organizer- Topic: The South

APUSH-- The Regions of British Colonial America- The Settling of the Northern Colonies- Part 2 of 2

APUSH-- The Regions of British Colonial America- Graphic Organizer- Topic: The North

APUSH-- Exercise- The Settlement of North America (Causation)

APUSH-- Europeans and Native Americans View One Another-- (APPARTS Exercise)

APUSH-- Exercise- Colonial Europeans and Native Americans (Comparison)

APUSH-- Exercise- Colonial Slavery- (Comparison)

APUSH-- Slavery and Its Beginning

APUSH-- The North Develops

APUSH-- Colonial Slavery- Document Exercise

APUSH-- Colonial Society on the Eve of the American Revolution- Part 1 of 2

APUSH-- Colonial Immigration: The Scots-Irish- SAQ

APUSH-- Colonial Society on the Eve of the American Revolution- Part 2 of 2

APUSH-- The Transformation of European Society- SAQ

APUSH-- Unit 2- LEQ Essay (Skill- Causation)

APUSH-- Unit 2 LEQ Essay (Writing Development Exercise)

APUSH-- The French and Indian War

APUSH-- Benjamin Franklin- Political Cartoon- OPTIC Assignment

APUSH-- The Road to Revolution

APUSH-- LEQ Grade Sheet

APUSH-- LEQ Rubric Sheet

APUSH-- The Document-Based Question (DBQ)- The American Revolution

APUSH-- The DBQ- The American Revolution- HIPP

APUSH-- Presentation- Sample- HIPP

APUSH-- The American Revolution- DBQ- Samples

APUSH-- The DBQ- The American Revolution- Pre-writing Exercise

APUSH-- The Revolutionary War-- CCOT Assignment- GO

APUSH-- The Revolution-- DBQ- Sample Ideas

APUSH-- The Confederation and the Constitution

APUSH-- The Constitution and the Ratification Process

APUSH-- The Virginia Constitutional Convention Debate-- DBQ Exercise

APUSH-- The Debate- Hamilton vs. Jefferson (The National Bank)

APUSH-- The Debate-- The National Bank- (DBQ Exercise)

APUSH-- The Federalists

APUSH-- The Politics of Dissent- The Federalists vs. Republicans- DBQ

APUSH-- Jeffersonian America- DQS

APUSH-- Argumentation Exercise- Jefferson as President

APUSH-- The War of 1812

APUSH-- The War of 1812- OPTIC Assignment

APUSH-- Expansion and Migration

Homework Assignment- APUSH- The Emergence of a National Market Economy-- 1815-1850

APUSH-- Nation Building and Politics After the War of 1812

APUSH-- The Era of Good Feelings- Document Assignment- Directions

APUSH-- Democracy in Practice- OPTIC Assignment

APUSH-- Democracy in Practice- OPTIC Assignment- Images

APUSH-- The Age of Jackson- HIPP Analysis and Thesis Assignment

APUSH-- The Second Two-Party System

APUSH-- OPTIC-- The Second Two-Party System

APUSH-- Unit IV- LEQ Essay (1800-1848)

APUSH-- The Two-Party System- Platform Analysis

APUSH-- Slavery- Maps, Graphs and Charts Analysis Sets- 1800-1860

APUSH-- Slavery- Political Cartoon- I

(Analysis Link)

APUSH-- The Experience of Slavery-- DAS

APUSH-- The Alternative View of the Institution of Slavery

APUSH-- LEQ Essay (The Two-Party System and the Regional Politics)- GO

APUSH-- The Antebellum Reform Movements- GO

APUSH-- The Antebellum Reform Movements- GO (Assignment Answer Key)

APUSH-- Manifest Destiny and the War with Mexico

APUSH-- Internal Expansionism- 3/2/1 Assignment

APUSH-- The Sectional Crisis

APUSH-- The House Divided

APUSH-- Adjusting to Total War

APUSH-- A Fight to the Finish

APUSH-- The Process of Reconstruction (The President v. Congress)

APUSH-- The Images of Reconstruction

APUSH-- The Voices of Reconstruction

APUSH-- Reconstructing Southern Society and the Conclusion of Reconstruction

APUSH-- The Political Cartoons of Reconstruction

APUSH-- The Documents of the Jim Crow South

APUSH-- The First Lynching

APUSH-- Crushing the Native Americans

APUSH-- The Settlement of the New West

APUSH-- OPTIC Image-- Farmers on the Western Plains

APUSH-- OPTIC Image-- Ranchers on the High Plains

APUSH-- OPTIC-- Deadwood: A Mining Boomtown

APUSH-- An Empire on Rails and Industrialization

APUSH-- The Labor Movement

Unit 6-- DBQ- The Gilded Age

OPTIC-- The Immigrant

APUSH-- The Lure of the City- Assignment Sheet

APUSH-- The Lure of the City- Image Collection

APUSH-- Life in the Gilded Age

APUSH-- The Stirrings of Reform- Presentation

APUSH-- The Politics of Stalemate

APUSH-- The Electoral Maps of the Gilded Age

APUSH-- The Populists- Political Cartoons

APUSH-- The Elections of 1896 and 1900- Political Cartoons

APUSH-- America Looks Outward

APUSH-- War with Spain

APUSH-- Acquisition of Empire

APUSH-- School Begins!-- 1899

APUSH-- Sample- DBQ Paragraph

APUSH-- Life in the Progressive Era

APUSH-- The Spirit of Progressive Reform

APUSH-- The Progressive Presidents

APUSH-- World War I

APUSH-- The Conclusion of World War I

APUSH-- The 1920s- A Jazz Age

APUSH-- The 1920s- The Conservative Interlude

APUSH-- The Great Depression and A New Deal

APUSH-- The Legacy of the New Deal

APUSH-- Presentation Notes-- The Great Depression and A New Deal

APUSH-- Presentation Notes-- The Legacy of the New Deal

Images of the Dust Bowl-- Thought Question Assignment

APUSH-- Interwar Foreign Policy

APUSH-- Turning the Tide Against the Axis

Lecture-- The Maps of World War II

APUSH-- The Road to Victory

APUSH-- The Political, Economical, and Military Dimensions of the Cold War

APUSH-- The Red Scare and the Cold War

APUSH-- The Cold War Expands

APUSH-- The Rise of the Suburbs

APUSH-- The Civil Rights Movement Begins

APUSH-- The Sixties

APUSH-- The Unraveling and the Rise of Conservatism

APUSH-- DBQ Exercise Assignme

APUSH-- Looking at US- America in the Present

APUSH-- Alternative Mock Exam- DBQ

APUSH-- The President and the Pandemic

 

Crash Course-- US History Video Sets

APUSH-- America Before Columbus- NGS

Mankind the Story of All of Us-- Columbus

TED-- History vs. Christopher Columbus 

APUSH-- What Happened to the Lost Colony at Roanoke?- NGS

Biography-- Samuel de Champlain

Biography-- Henry Hudson

TED-- The Atlantic Slave Trade

Jamestown-- PBS

The Revolutionary War-- Animated Map (ABT)

Andrew Jackson-- The Presidents (THC)

Andrew Jackson-- TED-ED

The Kansas-Nebraska Act-- TED-ED

The Compromise of 1850-- HC

The Fugitive Slave Act-- HC

The Dred-Scott Decision-- HC

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates-- HC

Fort Sumter and the Beginning of the Civil War-- HC

1862-- The Civil War in 4 Minutes-- ABT

The Emancipation Proclamation in 4 Minutes-- ABT

The Gettysburg Address-- ABT

The Civil War in the East-- ABT

The Civil War in the West-- ABT

The Story of Reconstruction-- CBS

Andrew Johnson-- The Impeached President-- CBS

Plessy vs. Ferguson-- HC

How Southern Socialites Re-wrote History-- Vox

The Impact of Jim Crow on the Global Stage-- Eric Foner

The Assassination of James A. Garfield

How America Became a World Power-- Vox

William McKinley-- HC

World War I-- Global Connections

World War I-- Tech Developments

World War I-- One Word

World War I-- The One Thing You Should Know

World War I-- Life In a Trench

World War I-- US Propaganda

World War I-- The US in World War I

World War I-- The Legacy of the Great War

World War I-- 100 Years Later

The Fourteen Points

Did WW I lead to WW II? 

The Century-- The Roaring Twenties

The Century-- The Great Depression

The Century-- The Interwar Years

Did Japan Attack Pearl Harbor for Oil?

WW II in HD-- America Enters World War II

The Battle of Midway-- A Turning Point in the Pacific

D-Day-- A Turning Point in the War in Europe

D-Day-- The Story of Charles Shay

The Battle of the Bulge-- The Story of Rockie Blount

Liberating the Concentration Camps-- The Story of Chick Paper

The Battle of Leyte Gulf-- AP Newsreel

The Battle of Iwo Jima

The Battle of Okinawa

The Internment of Japanese-Americans in the United States

Korematsu vs. the USA-- Key Court Case of Japanese Internement

The Zoot Suit Riots

Who were the Tuskegee Airmen?

Women in World War II

The Atomic Bomb-- In a Photograph

Hiroshima-- A Survivor Speaks

The Nuremberg Trials

The Truman Doctrine

The Marshall Plan

NATO

The Century-- The Cold War (1946-1952)

The Korean War

McCarthyism- TED

Murrow vs. McCarthy- I (CBC)

Murrow vs. McCarthy- II (CBS)

The Space Race- TED

Che Guevara-- On Trial

A Brief History of the United States and Cuba- VOX

Ho Chi Minh

The Rise of the Suburbs

Mall Shopping in the 1950s

Father Knows Best- FULL EPISODE

A Lost Purse in 1957-- CBS

Brown vs. Board of Education- BRI

The Little Rock 9- AP

The Murder of Emmett Till-- CBS

The Montgomery Bus Boycott-- BIO

I Love Lucy-- Ethel and the Chocolate Factory

Elvis Presley-- Hound Dog, 1958

Big Mama Thornton-- Hound Dog, 1952

Lecture-- Politics and Ideology in the Affluent Society

The Presidents-- Truman- 1945-1953

Ike for President-- 1952

The Presidents-- Eisenhower- 1953-1961

The Great Debate of 1960-- JFK and TV- Smithsonian

The Presidents-- John F. Kennedy-- 1961-1963

The Berlin Wall- TED-ED

The Cuban Missile Crisis- TED-ED

JFK on Civil Rights- June 11, 1963

JFK-- Assassinated- A Nation Mourns- November 22, 1963

How the Movement Began

Freedom Riders-- The Movement

Freedom Riders-- The Strategy

The Spirit of the Day- The March on Washington, 1963

MLK-- I Have a Dream- August 28, 1963

Full Speech-- MLK- I Have a Dream

The March to Selma

LBJ-- The Great Society

LBJ-- The University of Texas at Austin- Part I

LBJ-- The University of Texas at Austin- Part II

The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

Battle in the Ia Drang Valley-- Vietnam- 1965

The Beatles-- She Loves You- 1964

The Century-- The Early Sixties

Malcolm X-- By Any Means Necessary- Speech

The Century-- The Late 1960s

The Rolling Stones-- Satisfaction- 1966

Cesar Chavez-- Bio

Betty Friedan and NOW

The Summer of Love- 1967

AIM

Rachel Carson- Bio

Earth Day

The Presidents-- LBJ

The Tet Offensive

My Lai

Woodstock At 50: The Miracle Behind the Festival

Merle Haggard- The Fightin' Side of Me

Creedence Clearwater Revival-- Fortunate Son

CBS News Camera Crew Comes Under Fire in the Vietnam War-- 1970

The Kent State Shootings Explained

The Treatment of Vietnam Veterans

All in the American Family

All in the Family-- Full Episode, 1973

Dirty Harry-- Do I Feel Lucky- 1971

The Kerner Commission Report

CBS-- The Return of Richard Nixon, 1968

Nixon-- The Presidents

The Pentagon Papers

The War Powers Resolution of 1973

Nixon and Watergate

The Story Behind All the President's Men

Watergate

History vs. Richard Nixon

How Detroit Went From Being a Booming Metropolis to a Shrinking City-- Video 1

Can Detroit's Abandoned Communities Rise from Ruin? -- Video 2

 

Roe vs. Wade -- CBS News, 1973

 

How the History of the Stonewall Riots Sparked a Movement, 1969

 

The History of the ERA -- Harvard Kennedy School

 

Ford -- The Presidents

 

The Love Canal Disaster

 

The Three Mile Island Incident -- Nuclear Power and Peril 

 

Carter -- The Presidents

 

Carter -- The Malaise Speech

 

The Rise of the Religious Right -- Part 1 of 2

 

The Rise of the Religious Right -- Part 2 of 2

The Camp David Accords

The Iranian Hostage Crisis 

Reaganomics-- The Controversy Explained

Jesse Jackson-- BIO

Michael Jackson-- Beat It- 1983

Reagan-- The Quality of Life in America

CNN- The Challenger Disaster

Reagan-- The Challenger Disaster Speech

Reagan-- The Presidents

Alabama-- "Forty-Hour Week," Farm Aid Live, 1985

Dire Straits-- Video- "I Want My MTV" (Music Video)- 1986

Bon Jovi-- "Livin' On a Prayer"-1987

Madonna-- "Material Girl"- 1984

Reagan-- Speech at the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin

Iran-Contra Affair Explained

The AIDS Epidemic and Its Impact-- NBC News

Remembering George H.W. Bush-- NYT

Bill Clinton-- The Presidents

George W. Bush--- BIO

9/11-- 15 Years Later- CBS News

The Iraq War-- Timeline- BBC News

George W. Bush-- A Controversial President

Hurricane Katrina-- I Survived

The Great Recession- Explained

Barack Obama-- BIO

The Affordable Care Act-- Explained

Barack Obama-- In His Own Words

Barack Obama-- My Greatest Disappointment

The Sandy Hook Massacre-- Remembered-- CBS News

Donald Trump-- BIO

George Washington and Smallpox

The Death of William Wallace Lincoln

History in Five- How Polio Shaped the Presidency of FDR

Unit I-- Exploration and Discovery

 

* Columbus

* Slavery in the Beginning

Unit II-- Colonization and Settlement

* The Native American Resistance

* Benjamin Franklin

Unit III-- The Birth of the Republic

* Samuel Adams

* The Constitution

Unit IV-- The Early Republic

* Chief Justice John Marshall

* Andrew Jackson

Unit V-- The Civil War and Reconstruction

* Lincoln's Evolution on Slavery

* Reconstruction

Unit VI-- The Gilded Age

* Life on the Plains

* Andrew Carnegie

Unit VII-- A Colossus Emerges

* Theodore Roosevelt

* The FDR White House

Unit VIII-- The Superpower

* MLK
*LBJ
Unit IX-- Looking at US
* Lessons of the Cold War

* The Lessons of 9/11