APUSH Review

Unit R - Review

Remember to work your way through each of the unit pages as well, as there are videos, primary sources, explanatory articles, and plenty of other things to help you with your review. Use the chapter-by-chapter familiarity survey that we did in class in late March for most of the course.

AP Study Sunday, May 5th at 2pm, 2019

Review Schedule

I'm posting a daily review item here on my website. Catch it on the homepage, or go through past posts in the APUSH Review section.

Useful Tools

If you would like to start obsessing over what your scores need to be on the AP test to get a three or above, use this Albert.io AP Exam score calculator.

Cram Packet

This might be a good reference while you're studying. This was last updated in 1999, so it's missing some history, but it still is useful.

Quizlets: Required Factual Content

You'll need to know the terms that are listed on each of these Quizlet activities. Thanks to Mr. Costa's website for this list (there's even more available there).

Other Resources

Must-Know Review Terms List

List of Factual Content for the APUSH Test (Revised 2017)

PERIOD 1 (1491-1607)

  • American Indian groups: Southwest, Great Basin, Great Plains, Northeast, Mississippi River Valley, Atlantic seaboard, Northwest, California
  • Spanish
  • Encomienda system
  • African slavery
  • Columbian Exchange
  • Joint Stock Companies

PERIOD 2 (1607-1754)

  • Spanish, French, Dutch, and British colonizers
  • New England, Middle, Chesapeake, N. Carolina, Southern colonies
  • British West Indies
  • Indentured servants 
  • Puritans
  • Metacom/King Philip's War
  • Pueblo Revolt
  • Great Awakening
  • Enlightenment
  • Anglicization
  • Mercantilist

PERIOD 3 (1754-1800)

  • Seven Years War/French&Indian
  • Virtual representation
  • Republicanism
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Patriot
  • Continental Army/George Washington
  • Thomas Paine’s Common Sense
  • American Revolution
  • Declaration of Independence
  • "republican motherhood"
  • Articles of Confederation
  • Constitutional Convention
  • Constitution
  • Federalist/Anti-Federalist
  • Federalist Papers/Alexander Hamilton, James Madison
  • Bill of Rights
  • George Washington
  • John Adams
  • Federalist Party/A. Hamilton
  • Democratic Republicans/Thomas Jefferson and James Madison
  • Northwest Ordinance
  • Northwest Territory
  • Spanish mission settlements
  • French Revolution
  • Quasi War
  • George Washington's Farewell Address

PERIOD 4 (1800-1848)

  • Marshall Court
  • Democrats/Andrew Jackson 
  • Whigs/Henry Clay
  • The American System
  • Market Revolution (Shark Tank)
  • Second Great Awakening
  • Romanticism
  • Abolition
  • Seneca Falls Convention
  • Louisiana Purchase
  • Monroe Doctrine
  • Missouri Compromise

PERIOD 5 (1844-1877)

  • Manifest Destiny
  • Mexican War
  • Nativism
  • Free soil
  • Abolitionists
  • States' rights
  • Mexican Cession
  • Compromise of 1850
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act
  • Dred Scott decision
  • Second Party Sys-RepubParty
  • Election of 1860
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Civil War
  • Union/Confederacy
  • Emancipation Proclamation
  • Gettysburg Address
  • Reconstruction
  • Radical Republicans
  • 13th, 14th, 15th Amendments
  • Sharecropping
  • Supreme Court decisions

Period 6 (1865-1898)

  • Industrial capitalism
  • Trusts (combinations)
  • Laissez-faire
  • Tenant farming
  • “New South”
  • People’s (Populist) Party
  • Americanization
  • Political Machines
  • Transcontinental railroad(s)
  • Indian Wars/reservations
  • Gilded Age
  • Social Darwinism, Gospel of Wealth, Social Gospel
  • Jane Addams/Settlement Houses
  • Progressives
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

PERIOD 7 (1890-1945)

  • Progressive Era
  • Amendments (#16, 17, 18, 19, 21)
  • Prohibition
  • Women's Suffrage
  • Preservationists/Conservationists
  • Imperialists/Anti-Imperialists
  • Isolationism
  • Spanish American War
  • Woodrow Wilson
  • World War I
  • American Expeditionary Force
  • Treaty of Versailles
  • League of Nations
  • Great Migration
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • Red Scare
  • Immigration quotas/restrictions
  • Great Depression
  • Franklin Roosevelt
  • New Deal
  • World War II
  • Pearl Harbor
  • Fascism/Totalitarianism, Holocaust, Nazi concentration camps, Japanese atrocities
  • Japanese American Internment
  • D-Day invasion
  • "Island-hopping"
  • Atomic bombs

PERIOD 8 (1945-1980)

  • Cold War/Détente
  • Communism - world & home
  • Korean conflict
  • “military industrial complex”
  • Oil crises/energy policy
  • Civil rights move./other activists
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Brown v. Board of Education
  • Lyndon Johnson
  • The Great Society
  • Civil Rights Act (1964)
  • Supreme Court decisions
  • Vietnam War
  • Sunbelt
  • Immigration Act of 1965
  • Feminists/counterculture
  • Evangelism/religious fundamentalism

PERIOD 9 (1980-present)

  • New Conservativism
  • Election of 1980
  • Ronald Reagan
  • Deregulation
  • End of Cold War
  • Internet
  • Climate change
  • 9/11 and the War on Terror

Thanks to Geri Hastings and Lise Kutzman Pinkham for compiling the list of factual content for the exam.