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AP U.S. Review Packet of Doom  Informational material in this packet is a compilation of work by Keith Wood at Murray High...
Planning Your Score Goal In order to figure out how well you need to do in order to    pass    the AP exam, use the follow...
AP U.S. Exam Overview On the day of the test, bring a watch, multiple pens, multiple pencils, and nothing else. The test w...
Famous American Authors James Fennimore Cooper     First great American author  wrote in the early 19th century  wrote The...
John Steinbeck     Most important of the Depression Era authors  most famous book The Grapes of Wrath chronicled the Joad ...
Famous American Artists John White     Leader of the lost colony at Roanoke  his pictures of Native Americans and vegetati...
Hudson River School     Distinctly American movement in art in the mid-19th century  focused on large landscapes and natur...
Thomas Nast     Artist of the Gilded Age  famous for his cartoons depicting corporate greed and excess  also created the e...
Edward Hopper     A realist of the early 20th century  focused on distinctly American images of society  subjects included...
Mark Rothko     Another famous abstract expressionist  often used bright colors and geometric shapes to influence tone and...
Supreme Court Cases Marbury v. Madison  1803, Marshall      The court established its role as the arbiter of the constitut...
   Insular Cases      Downes v. Bidwell  1901      Confirmed the right of the federal government to place tariffs on goods...
Land Acquisitions Louisiana Purchase  Purchased by the United States from France in 1803. Some 800,000 square miles in are...
Political Parties First Two-Party System  1780s-1801  Democratic-Republicans                          Federalists         ...
The Election of 1860 Democrats               Republicans  Split at the 1860 party convention, when a platform defending sl...
The Democratic Political Legacy of the New Deal  1933-1952                           Democrats established a power base wi...
A Review of Elections  1789-2000  Year Parties  Issues  1789 No Parties     Washington  Washington was elected unanimously...
1860 Southern Democrats     John Breckenridge Northern Democrats     Stephen Douglas Republicans     Abraham Lincoln Const...
1924 Democrats     John Davis Republicans     Calvin Coolidge Progressives     Robert La Follette  The first election to u...
1980 Democrats     Jimmy Carter Republicans     Ronald Reagan Independent     John Anderson  Carter was hurt by the Irania...
Major Government Scandals Tweed Ring  1869-1871. Embezzled money from the New York State government created a mob presence...
American Involvement in Wars King Philip s War  1675-1676. An Indian chief, King Philip, led a war to exterminate the whit...
World War II  1939-1945. The Allied Powers  United States, Soviet Union, France, England  fought the Axis Powers  Germany,...
Rebellions   Controversies Bacon s Rebellion  1676. Nathaniel Bacon and his men burned Jamestown, but Bacon died during th...
Government Crises Nullification Crisis  1832-1833. Resulted from the passage of the  Tariff of Abominations  in 1828. Calh...
Acts   Laws 1649-1774 Act   Law  Date  Identification  Toleration Act  1649  Guaranteed freedom of religion to anyone in t...
Acts   Laws 1774-1850 Act   Law  Date  Identification  Land Ordinance Act  1785  Provided for the surveying of western ter...
Acts   Laws 1850-1890 Act   Law  Date  Identification  Kansas-Nebraska Act 1854  Turned lands west of Missouri and Iowa in...
Foreign Policy 1763-1820 Foreign Policy  Date  Identification  Treaty of Paris  1763  Ended French   Indian War. Ceded all...
Foreign Policy 1820-1867 Foreign Policy  Date  Identification  Monroe Doctrine  1823  Proclaimed the United States  opinio...
Foreign Policy 1867-1922 Foreign Policy  Date  Identification  New Manifest Destiny Late America was overcome with the ide...
Foreign Policy 1922-1945 Foreign Policy  Date  Identification  Dawes Plan  1924  Agreement made regarding German WWI repar...
Foreign Policy 1945-1990 Foreign Policy Date  Identification  United Nations  1945  Created a General Assembly composed of...
Tariff Chart Year  Name  Description  1789  Tariff of 1789  Mainly for revenue  some protection for  infant industries   W...