I'm offering something new this year regarding review for the big exam. These are called memory palaces -- they are used by med students, so why not APUSH? I'll be getting a free login for this site for my students ... Here's a New Deal one that you can check out. 



For the next test ... Compare and Contrast Essays:

1. How did imperialism c1900 conflict with the Enlightenment ideas the US was founded on?

2. How did foreign policy from 1898-1919 conflict with Washington’s Farewell Address?

3. Why were the Roaring 20s the epitome of "Boom and Bust"?

Paper Topic: Compare and contrast changes in morality during the 1920s, versus those of the last few decades. Consider similarities and differences for these time periods. 3 pages.



1. Use videos below (first half).

2. Flashcards up to Reconstruction

3. Videos up to Reconstruction

4. APUSH Review Sheet (Relevant parts)


US Review in 18 Minutes! Brace yourself.





Imagine a world where you could learn APUSH all vacation long!



Gilded Age Review Sheet



Immigration Paper is 4pgs, but you can go up to 6 if you have extensive family history you want to share. The first 2.5 pages should answer the following question using all three parts of the packet: Evaluate why immigrants were either uprooted or transplanted. The other 1.5 pages should be your family history, and whether you believe your relatives were uprooted or transplanted. NOTE: You might argue uprooted on one part of the paper, and transplanted on the other part.


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TURNER PAPER INFO: Read the Turner Thesis, and in 1-1.5 pages ...

1. What is his thesis?

2. Do you agree with his thesis?

No intro or conclusion needed, just your thoughts please.


Civil War and Reconstruction Review Sheet




Ghost or Person...you judge.




Random history "on locations" ...

"Seward's Folly" (Alaska)

Ordinance of Nullification

Compromise of 1850

John Brown

Lecompton Constitution

John C. Calhoun

The Alamo

Trail of Tears

October 17 - The economic implications of slavery, as opposed to the political and social ones, were the most important contributors to sectional conflict in the antebellum period. Support, modify, or refute this statement. 4 pgs.

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September 16 - Random videos and test essay questions:

Battle of Saratoga

Valley Forge

Take a walk on the Freedom Trail.

Mayflower Barn.

Test Essays: eFlash cards and video reviews can be found on the navbar to the right.

1. Explain how the Constitution reflected continuity and change when considering the Articles of Confederation.
2. Explain short-term and long-term causes of the American Revolution, as well as the short-term and long-term effects.
3. Compare and contrast similarities and differences regarding the colonial period to that of the new United States.



September 6 -

You found the web page! Below is the syllabus for the next few weeks. This page gets updated frequently, and will give you a syllabus, some links, my thoughts, advice, pictures, and occasional review material. You can check out flashcards and youtube videos to help you review:


Paper 1: George Washington ... 3 pages (all papers this year should be double spaced and 12 pt Times New Roman). The packet contains both the story of Washington at the French and Indian War, and his later Revolutionary War endeavors. Feel free to draw upon other information from the texbook, but MOST of your argument should reflect the packet.

Question: Evaluate continuity and change regarding the character of George Washington from 1754-1799.

Paper 2: 4 pages. Use two packets (Ben Franklin and the Documents on Federalist/Anti-Federalists)

Question: Evaluate similarities and differences concerning the arguments and beliefs of Federalists and Anti-Federalists leading up to ratification of the Constitution.



January 29 - Imperialism; 610-629

January 30/31 - WWI and Schenck case; 667-688

February 1 - Roaring 20s; 696-710

February 2/5 - Roaring 20s II and Term Paper Assigned; 711-717

February 6 - Great Depression; 724-727, 732-739

February 7/8 - Movie Life in the 20s

February 9 - Test

February 12/13 - Discussion of Reading. Papers are Due!

February 14 - New Deal 1; 742-757

February 15/16 - New Deal 2; 758-766  

First Day Back ... Finishing up New Deal