AP United States History          

Course Information

Exam Format

Section I
Part A: Multiple Choice
55 questions; 55 Minutes; 40% of total exam score
Part B: Short-answer questions
4 questions; 50 minutes; 20% of total exam score

Section II
Part A: Document-based question
1 question; 55 minutes; 25% of total exam score
Part B: Long essay question
35 minutes; 15% of total exam score

Exam Topics
  • Seven themes
  • American and National Identity
    Politics and Power
    Work, Exchange, and Technology
    Culture and Society
    Migration and Settlement
    Geography and the Environment
    America in the World

  • Nine chronological periods
  • 1491-1607
    1607-1754
    1754-1800
    1800-1848
    1844-1877
    1865-1914
    1890-1945
    1945-1989
    1980-present

Books

BookPublisherEditionPublishing DateISBNPrice
Cracking the AP U.S. History ExamPrinceton Review2016 August 4, 2015978-0804126274$11.39
Barron's AP United States HistoryBarron's2ndAugust 1, 2014978-1438002699$10.68
AP® U.S. History Crash Course Book + OnlineResearch & Education Association3rdFebruary 12, 2015978-0738611884$8.41
AP English Literature & Composition Crash Course Book + OnlineResearch & Education AssociationMarch 31, 2010978-0738607825$10.92
United States History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement ExaminationPerfection Learning2016January 1, 2016978-1682404553$28.94
5 Steps to a 5 AP US HistoryMcGraw-Hill2016 July 30, 2015978-0071846677$10.42
Kaplan AP U.S. History 2016: Book + DVDKaplan2016August 4, 2015978-1625231444$11.50
Barron's AP US History Flash CardsBarron's3rdMarch 1, 2016978-1438076096$16.63
AP United States History: An Essential CoursebookWoodYard2ndAugust 1, 2014978-0989539517$24.95

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