AP United States History
Summer Assignment
A significant challenge we face in AP US History is the fact that we have a considerable amount of material to
cover in a short period of time. To get a head start you will begin your study of colonial America over the
summer. Because summer is never as long as we might like, I recommend beginning this assignment early.
Assignment 1: DUE DATE: No later than June 29th 2014
 Send me an email [email protected] to establish a connection
 If you do not receive a confirmation “Thank you” email, I did not get your message
Assignment 2: Reading
 Read Chapters 2 through 8 (pp.25 -162) in The American Pageant
Assignment 3: Ongoing “Self Quizzes”
 Go to the web address below
 http://college.cengage.com/history/us/bailey/american_pageant/11e/students/ace/
 Choose the appropriate chapter/quiz
 Complete the quiz and click the email button
 Complete ALL boxes and put your name and chapter number in the subject line
 Write your name in the section “My Name”
 In the “Instructor Email” section, write: [email protected]
 YOU WILL NOT BE GRADED BASED ON YOUR SCORE but for whether you did the
assignment or not
 KEEP IN MIND your score is good indicator on how well you really know last year’s
curriculum. If you do not score well on any particular test, you should review your work
from last year.
Chapter 7: The Road to Revolution
Chapter 8: America Secedes from Empire
Chapter 9: The Confederation and the Constitution
Chapter 10: Launching the Ship of State
Chapter 20; Drifting to Disunion
Chapter 21: Girding for War
Chapter 23: The furnace of the Civil War
Chapter 24: The Ordeal of Reconstruction
Chapter 27: The Great West
Three Chapters of Your Choice
DUE BY July 3th
DUE BY July 3th
DUE BY July 17th
DUE BY July 17th
DUE BY July 30th
DUE BY July 30th
DUE BY J August 7th
DUE BY August 7th
DUE BY August 21st
DUE BY August 21st
 Be prepared to take an assessment on the first eight chapters soon after returning to school. This test
will consist of approximately 80 multiple choice questions covering the summer reading assignment. I
suggest that you frequently check your progress at the online resource listed on the resource sheet I have
AP US History Prep Resources
Free and on the Web
The American Pageant
***Houghton Mifflin Website for The American Pageant: A History of the Republic Twelfth Edition This site
is for a later edition of our book but good resources are available. Materials include online practice tests,
flashcards, and everybody’s favorite-primary documents.
U.S. History for AP* Students
A fairly basic website with a good section of flashcards/notecards, period outlines, biographies of presidents,
and test-taking tips.
American History AP Quizzes
1200 self-correcting multiple-choice questions divided by topic/period. This is s good place for review. Try it
for ten-minutes a day.
Available for Purchase
United States History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination
by John J. Newman
# ISBN-10: 1567656609
# ISBN-13: 978-1567656602
This book is generally considered the best and most comprehensive test guide. For whatever reason, it is more
difficult to find than you would think. It is currently available used through Amazon.com ranging in price from
$7.00 and up.
AND there are plenty of other test prep guides available from Barrons, Princeton Review, etc.
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