ADVANCED PLACEMENT U. S. HISTORY, 10-12 GRADE, MR. PETTIT
Welcome to APUSH. This is a full year course designed to coincide with the APUSH College Board Exam that will take place in May. This website will provided all students with access to most of the information necessary to succeed in this rigorous course. Below you will find the following information:
I. Links to important course documents, including a syllabus.
II. Links to important coursework relating to all 9 periods of study in APUSH, beggining with a "Key Concept" for each period.
I. Course Documents:
II. Units of Study:
PERIOD 1: 1491-1607:
Key Concept: Contact among Europeans, Native Americans, and Africans resulted in the Columbian Exchange and significant social, cultural, and political changes on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.
PERIOD 2: 1607-1754:
Key Concept: Europeans developed a variety of colonization and migration patterns, influenced by different imperial goals, cultures, and the varied North American environments where they settled, and they competed with each other and American Indians for resources.
PERIOD 3: 1754-1800:
Key Concept: The American Revolution's democratic and republican ideals inspired new experiments with different forms of government.
PERIOD 4: 1800-1848:
Key Concept: The United States began to develop a modern democracy and celebrated a new national culture, while Americans sought to define the nation's democratic ideals and change their society and institutions to match them.
PERIOD 5: 1844-1877:
Key Concept: Intensified by expansion and deepening regional divisions, debates over slavery and other economic, cultural, and political issues led the nation into civil war.
PERIOD 6: 1865-1898:
Key Concept: Technological advances, large scale production methods, and the opening of new markets encouraged the rise of industrial capitalism in the United States.
PERIOD 7: 1890-1945:
Key Concept: Growth expanded opportunity for Americans, while participation in a series of global conflicts propelled the United States into a position of international power while renewing domestic debates over the nation's proper role in the world.
PERIOD 8: 1945-1980:
Key Concept: Postwar economic and demographic changes had far-reaching consequences for American society, politics, and culture.
PERIOD 9: 1980-PRESENT:
Key Concept: The end of the Cold War and new challenges to U.S. leadership forced the nation to redefine its foreign policy and leadership role in the world.