AP United States History Spring 2020

5/26-6/5

Final Assignments


1. Please watch this excellent (25 minute) lecture on the 1960s

Biography of America

The 60s

The SixtiesProfessor Scharff weaves the story of the Civil Rights movement with stories of the Vietnam War and Watergate to create a portrait of a decade. Lyndon Johnson emerges as a pivotal character, along with Stokely Carmichael, Fanny Lou Hamer, and other luminaries of the era.


2. Guided Viewing Questions due June 5th (google classroom)


The first few years of the 1960s promised a greater, stronger and more unified America than ever. America, as the undisputed leader of the free world, straddled the globe like Colossus. But within a few years the optimism of the first years of the decade would vanish, only to be replaced by the uncertainty of a new and unfamiliar world, and the national mourning of a fallen leader. This episode covers the years 1960-1963, and examines the events of the era such as the lunch counter sit-ins at Greensboro, North Carolina, the Kennedy years, the Cuban Missile Crisis and America’s increasing involvement in Vietnam. The episode ends with the assassination of Kennedy and the loss of American innocence.

3. Guided Viewing Questions due June 5th (google classroom)

After the assassination of John F. Kennedy in November of 1963, America stood on the brink of domestic conflict and entrenched in the quagmire of the Vietnam War. The years 1963 through 1968 remain some of the most violent and destructive years of American history. This episode examines some of the major events of those turbulent years, including the murder of three civil rights workers in 1964, Freedom Summer, student protest and the Students for a Democratic Society, Lyndon Baines Johnson’s Great Society, the counterculture, the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, and the 1968 Democratic convention.

4. For those who are submitting the Final Project, the deadline is June 3rd, no late work will be accepted. I will post instructions on how to submit the assignment next week.


4. Practice DBQ Reconstruction and Social Change #3



Week 30

5/4-5/8


Tom Richie 2020 DBQ Demo-(Road to Revolution 1763-1776)


2020 DBQ Rubric

APUSH 2020 Exam DBQ  worksheet (download and print)

College Board DBQ Rubric 2020


The APUSH Exam is  May 15th online. This year’s AP Exam will be open book/open note so get caught up on your journals and begin to develop a system to tab and organize key information by periods or eras (get tips for taking open book/open note exams). Please review AP 2020 Exams this week. Follow the schedule below. We will review of periods 5-7 over the next 2 weeks. AP office hours will be on Wednesdays (P3) 10:00-11:00am and (P4) 1:00-2:00 pm. I will send you the ID and Password via Remind the morning of our meetings.


Schedule for week 30 5/4-5/10

AP Review Period 7


Practice DBQ


Assignment due 5/4 (Google Classroom)
1. Practice DBQ 2020 Jacksonian Democracy due 5/4 (google classroom)

Evaluate the relative importance of different effects of the expansion of participatory democracy from 1816 to 1848.


Schedule for week 29 4/6-4/20

AP Period 3 & 4 Review