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AP Course: AP United States History

Important: We're now offering free, live AP online classes and review lessons for AP United States History to help you prepare for your exam even if your school is closed due to COVID-19. See the course schedule or browse the YouTube playlist. We'll also offer at-home testing for 2020 AP Exams. Note that any related adjustments to 2020 AP Exams, such as length or content covered, may not be reflected on all AP Students pages.

Study the cultural, economic, political, and social developments that have shaped the United States from c. 1491 to the present. You’ll analyze texts, visual sources, and other historical evidence and write essays expressing historical arguments.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Skill: Evaluating primary and secondary sources
  • Skill: Analyzing the claims, evidence, and reasoning you find in sources
  • Skill: Putting historical developments in context and making connections between them
  • Skill: Coming up with a claim or thesis and explaining and supporting it in writing
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