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This course investigates the United States, its
people, institutions, and heritage. It emphasizes
political, cultural, and social issues as well as
covering the role of the United States as a world
leader and the issues confronting the United
States today. We will be talking about different
cultures, religions, political views, and beliefs. You
have the right to speak your opinion, debate and
discussion is a very effective way of learning.
However, you must be respectful of everyone else
in the classroom.
AP US History
● Respect: Yourself, your peers, and
● Follow: Class procedures, all
directions, and school policies
● Be Present: This means physically
and mentally. Come to our virtual
class and stay focused.
AMSCO AP US History 2015 ed. or later
ELECTRONICS POLICY During
● Stay focused and participate
● Do not go on social media
● Do not check messages or chat
● My email is [email protected]
● Remind Code: @dfabga
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Homework (assignments that are in
addition to posted Classwork)
● APUSH HW is intense. You should stay on top
of your HW and not save it all to do the night
● to be submitted by midnight of the due date or
it will be marked late
● Upload ALL homework as a google doc.
● Communicate with me regarding any issues
*You MUST have a parent/guardian notify
me in the morning in order for your absence
to be excused.
*In the event of an absence, it is the
student’s responsibility to get their work
*All unexcused late HW submitted within a
week of the due date will be deducted 30%. Late
work after 1 week will be deducted 50%.
**My policies are created to provide
consistency and fairness. However, when
extreme circumstances present themselves,
my students should always feel free to
approach me for a compromise.
Cheating is defined as academic dishonesty of any kind. Academic dishonesty includes -- but is not limited to -- copying the work
of another student, plagiarizing work from Internet or other source, using an electronic device during assessments, and
unauthorized communication between students during assessments. Should a student engage in academic dishonesty, LAG’s
policy is a zero on that assignment and an alternate assignment may be given with the possibility of earning up to 60%.
1. You may NOT split up a homework assignment and share the pieces.
2. If you choose to work with someone, each person’s answers should be in their own words.
AP Exam: Thursday, May 06, 2021
8:00 AM Local
Breakdown of the Course & Exam:
I. Part I: 55 Questions 55min (40%)
II. Part II: Three Short Answers Questions (SAQ) 40 minutes (20%)
III. Part III: DBQ (Reading and Essay) 65 minutes (25%)
IV. Part IV: LEQ 35 minutes (15%)
Period 1 (1491-1607)
· Transatlantic Encounters and Colonial Beginnings,
Period 2 (1607-1754)
· Colonial North America (1690-1754)
Period 3 (1754-1800)
· The American Revolutionary Era (1754-1783)
· From Confederation to Constitution
Period 4 (1800-1848)
· The Early Republic: Washington, Adams & Jefferson
· The War of 1812 promotes nationalism & a
revolution in infrastructure
· Transformation of Politics in antebellum America
· Social, & Religious Reforms of the Second Great
· Territorial expansion, infrastructure, and Manifest
Destiny intensify the slavery debate
Period 5 (1844-1877)
· The Crisis of the Union: Failed compromise leads to
· The Civil War
· Reconstruction & the “New South”
Period 6 (1865-1898)
· “Disappearance” of the Frontier: RR’s,
Native-American Assimilation & Agrarian Discontent
· Industrialization, & the Labor Movement
· “The Gilded Age” and Urban Society in the Late
· The Progressive Movement
· Neo-Imperialism: Spanish-American War- “Dollar
Period 7 (1890-1945)
· The Emergence of America as a World Power: WWI
and the Versailles Treaty
· The “New Era:” The 1920's, the Harlem Renaissance
& the seeds of the Great Depression
· The Great Depression & The New Deal
· Inter-War Isolationism
Period 8 (1945-1980)
· The conclusion of WWII ushers in the Cold War
· The Eisenhower Era: The Cold War at home and
· The turbulent 60's and the Civil Rights Movement
· The Cuban Missile Crisis
· The “Great Society”
· The Nixon Administration: Detente, The Conclusion
of the Vietnam War & Watergate
· The Carter Administration’s foreign & energy policy
Period 9 (1980 – Present)
· “The Reagan Revolution”
· The “End” of the Cold War
· The two Gulf Wars
· The War on Terrorism
The Absolute Most Important Information in this Entire Syllabus
You, the student, as a whole person, are my top priority as a teacher. Due to the rigor of this course,
and the fact that you are often taking multiple rigorous courses on top of other school and
community activities, a high degree of stress may develop. While stress is normal, it should never be
suffocating. Your well-being matters more to me than any test score could ever mean. You should
know that my door is always open to you and I am here to listen and provide as much support as I
can. Just the same, parents should know that I am always available to talk. If the workload of the
course becomes overwhelming, students should talk to me individually so that we can strategize
about how to make things work while also accomplishing the objectives of the course. AP courses do
not define who you are as a person, what type of colleges you will be able to get into, or you as a
Sometimes, at absolutely no fault of our own, the weight of the stress and emotions in our lives
become overwhelming. You have a right to feel mentally and physically safe. You should know that the
adults in the school, including myself, our guidance counselors, and The Wellness Center are always
willing to listen.
However, if you do not feel comfortable talking with one of us, a few important numbers that you can
utilize 24/7/365 are:
● Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
Every texter is connected with a Crisis Counselor, a real-life human being trained to bring texters from a hot
moment to a cool calm through active listening and collaborative problem solving.
● TrevorText for LGBTQ Youth: Text TREVOR to 1-202-304-1200
TrevorText is a confidential and secure resource that provides live help for LGBTQ youth with a trained
● The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1 800-273-8255
A national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in
suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
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