APUSH Unit II: Colonial America (1607 to 1754) — Room 13 (2023)

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Unit I was just a very brief intro, it only accounts for 5% of the AP exam and will not be a topic for the DBQ or Long Essay. Unit II is where 'Merica really begins to take shape. Colonial regions in North America are settled by different European nations -- France, Holland, Spain and England all vie for Colonial supremacy. Who wins? For a clue, consider what language this post is being written in. Key elements of American identity also begin to take shape -- American Exceptionalism, religious and civil liberties, education, burning witches, etc......

Europeans and American Indians maneuvered and fought for dominance, control, and security in North America, and distinctive colonial and native societies emerged.

Key Concept 2.1: Europeans developed a variety of colonization and migration patterns, influenced by different imperial goals, cultures and the varied North American environments where they settled, and they competed with each other and American Indians for Resources.

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I.Spanish, French, Dutch, and British colonizers had different economic and imperial goals involving land and labor that shaped the social and political development of their colonies as well as their relationships with native populations.

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A. Spanish efforts to extract wealth from the land led them to develop institutions based on subjugating native populations, converting them to Christianity, and incorporating them,along with enslaved and free Africans, into the Spanish colonial society.

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B. French and Dutch colonial efforts involved relatively few Europeans and relied on trade alliances and intermarriage with American Indians to build economic and diplomatic relationships and acquire furs and other products for export to Europe.

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Beaver Fur hats– hats of the 1600 and 1700’s for both men and women were made of beaver furs (desired for warmth, style, softness and color)

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C. English colonization efforts attracted a comparatively large number of male and female British migrants,as well as other European migrants, all of whom sought social mobility, economic prosperity, religious freedoms, and improved living conditions. These colonists focused on agriculture and settled on land taken from Native Americans, from whom they lived separately.

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APUSH Unit II: Colonial America (1607 to 1754) — Room 13 (10)

In which John Green teaches you about relations between the early English colonists and the native people the encountered in the New World. In short, these relations were poor. As soon as they arrived, the English were in conflict with the native people.

Approximate number of settlers in North American colonies (ca 1700)

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II. In the 17th century, early British colonies developed along the Atlantic Coast, with regional differences that reflected various environmental, economic, cultural and demographic factors.

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A. The Chesapeake and North Carolina colonies grew prosperous exporting tobacco -- a labor intensive product initially cultivated by white, mostly male indentured servants and Africans.

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(Video) APUSH Review Unit 2 (Period 2: 1607-1754)—Everything You NEED To Know

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B.The New England colonies, initially settled by Puritans, developed around small towns with family farms and achieved a thriving mixed economy based on agriculture and commerce.

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The Lord will be our God and delight to dwell among us, as his owne people and will commaund a blessing upon us in all our wayes, soe that wee shall see much more of his wisdome power goodnes and truthe then formerly wee have beene acquainted with, wee shall finde that the God of Israell is among us, when tenn of us shall be able to resist a thousand of our enemies, when hee shall make us a prayse and glory, that men shall say of succeeding plantacions: the lord make it like that of New England: for wee must Consider that wee shall be as a Citty upon a Hill, the eies of all people are uppon us.

-- John Winthrop, City on a Hill Sermon (1630)

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C. The middle colonies supported a flourishing export economy based on cereal crops and attracted a broad range of European migrants, leading to societies with greater cultural, ethnic and religious diversity and tolerance.

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D. The colonies of the southern Atlantic coast and the British West Indies used long growing seasons to develop plantation based economies based on exporting staple crops. They depended on the labor of enslaved Africans, who often constituted a majority of the population in these areas and developed their own forms of cultural and religious autonomy.

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E. Distance and Britain's initially lax attention led to the colonies creating self-governing institutions that were unusually democratic for the era. The New England colonies based power in participatory town meetings, which in turn elected members to their colonial legislatures; in the southern colonies, elite planters exercised local political authority and also dominated the elected assemblies.

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III. Competition for resources between European rivals and American Indians encouraged industry and trade and led to conflict in the Americas.

A. An Atlantic economy developed, in which goods, as well as enslaved Africans and American Indians, were exchanged between Europe, Africa and the Americas through extensive trade networks. European colonial economies focused on acquiring, producing, and exporting commodities that were valued in Europe and gaining new sources of labor.

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B. Continuing trade with Europeans increased the flow of goods in and out of American Indian communities, stimulating cultural and economic changes and spreading epidemic diseases that caused radical demographic shifts.

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C. Interactions between European rivals and American Indian populations fostered both accommodation and conflict. French, Dutch, British and Spanish colonies allied with and armed American Indian groups, who frequently sought alliances with Europeans against other American Indian groups.

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(Video) American Colonies, 1607-1754 (APUSH Unit 2 - Key Concept 2.1)

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E. British conflicts with American Indians over land, resources and political boundaries led to military confrontations, such as Metacom's War (King Philip's War) in New England.

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F. American Indian resistance to Spanish colonizing efforts in North America, particularly afterthe Pueblo Revolt, saw an accommodation with some aspects of American Indian culture in the Southwest.

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Key Concept 2.2: The British colonies participated in political, social, cultural and economic exchanges with Great Britain that encouraged both stronger bonds with Britain and resistance to Britain's control.

I. Transatlantic commercial, religious, philosophical, and political exchanges led residents of the British colonies to evolve in their own political and cultural attitudes as they became increasingly tied to Britain and one another.

A. The presence of different European religious and ethnic groups contributed to a significant degree of pluralism and intellectual exchange, which were later enhanced by the First Great Awakening and the spread of European Enlightenment ideas.

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B. The British colonies experienced gradual Anglicization over time, developing autonomous political communities based on English models with influence from intercolonial commercial ties, the emergence of a trans-Atlantic print culture, and the spread of Protestant evangelicalism.

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C. The British government increasingly attempted to incorporate its North American colonies into a coherent, hierarchical, and imperial structure in order to pursue mercantilist economic aims, but conflicts with colonists and American Indians led to erratic enforcement of imperial policies.

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D. Colonial resistance to imperial control drew on local experiences of self government, evolving ideas of liberty, the political thought of the Enlightenment, greater religious independence and diversity and an ideology of perceived corruption in the imperial system.

(Video) APUSH Period 2 Key Concepts Reviewed 1607-1754

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II. Like other European empires in the Americas that participated in the Atlantic slave trade, the English colonies developed a system of slavery that reflected the specific economic, demographic and geographic characteristics of those colonies.

A. All the British colonies participated to varying degrees in the Atlantic slave trade due to the abundance of land and a growing European demand for colonial goods, as well as a shortage of indentured servants. Small New England farms used relatively few enslaved laborers, all port cities held significant minorities of enslaved peoples, and the emerging plantation systems in the Chesapeake and the southern Atlantic coast had large numbers of enslaved workers, while the great majority of enslaved Africans were sent to the West Indies.

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B. As chattel slavery became the dominant labor system in many southern colonies, new laws created a strict racial system that prohibited interracial relationships and defined descendants of African American mothers as black and enslaved in perpetuity.

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C. Africans developed both overt and covert means to resist the dehumanizing aspects ofslavery and maintain their family and gender systems, culture and religion.

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Colonial Areas of Settlement in the 16th and 17th centuries

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Colonial Settlements 1754

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Transatlantic Slave Trade in 18th Century

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English Colonial Regions in North America (18th century)

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Religious Diversity in British Colonies (1750)

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Est. number of Various religious adherents (1775)

(Video) Ch. 2 AMSCO US History: 13 colonies and the British Empire (1607-1754)

  • Congregationalist: 575,000(NE)
  • Anglican: 500,000 (NY, South)
  • Presbyterian: 410,000 (frontier)
  • Lutheran: 200,000 (PA)
  • Dutch Reformed: 75,000 (NY/NJ)
  • Quakers: 40,000 (PA, DE)
  • Catholic: 25,000 (MD)

Ethnic Percentages in Colonial North America (ca 1785)

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Estimated Population elements (ca 1785)

  • English and Welsh: 66%
  • Scottish: 6%
  • German: 4.5%
  • Dutch: 2%
  • Irish: 1.5%
  • French: .5%
  • African: 20%

In which John Green teaches you about the (English) colonies in what is now the United States. He covers the first permanent English colony at Jamestown, Virginia, the various theocracies in Massachusetts, the feudal kingdom in Maryland, and even a bit about the spooky lost colony at Roanoke Island.

In which John Green teaches you about relations between the early English colonists and the native people the encountered in the New World. In short, these relations were poor. As soon as they arrived, the English were in conflict with the native people.

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Covers the time period from 1607 to 1754: The growth and expansion of the European presence in the New World.

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APUSH Unit II: Colonial America (1607 to 1754) — Room 13? ›

KEY CONCEPT 2.2

Unit 2 of the AP U.S. History Course focuses on what life was like in the Americas between the founding of Jamestown in 1607 and the start of the French and Indian War. The European countries that settled the New World did so for very different reasons.

What is the key point of Unit 2 Apush? ›

KEY CONCEPT 2.2

Unit 2 of the AP U.S. History Course focuses on what life was like in the Americas between the founding of Jamestown in 1607 and the start of the French and Indian War. The European countries that settled the New World did so for very different reasons.

What happened in the period 1607 to 1754? ›

Europeans and American Indians maneuvered and fought for dominance, control, and security in North America, and distinctive colonial and native societies emerged.

What chapters are in unit 2 apush? ›

Unit 2: Period 2: 1607–1754

Transatlantic trade. Interactions between American Indians and Europeans. Slavery in the British colonies. Colonial society and culture.

What are the 13 colonies area? ›

The 13 original states were New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.

What is the hardest APUSH unit? ›

DBQ stands for Document Based Question and is arguably the most difficult component of the APUSH exam. The DBQ is in the essay-writing section of the exam, where students are expected to write a clear and concise essay that revolves around ten to twelve primary-source documents.

Is APUSH 2 hard? ›

APUSH is considered moderate difficulty, with class alumnae rating it 5.9/10 for overall difficulty, making it the 11th-most-difficult out of the 28 large AP classes surveyed.

Why is 1607 a major turning point in history? ›

The colony, founded in 1607, was the first permanent English settlement in the Americas. This makes 1607 an important turning point in the history of Colonial America, as the English, who would become the dominant colonial power in North America, had finally established a permanent colonial presence.

What was the most important event in 1607? ›

In 1607, 104 English men and boys arrived in North America to start a settlement. On May 13 they picked Jamestown, Virginia for their settlement, which was named after their King, James I. The settlement became the first permanent English settlement in North America.

What happened on May 13 1607 in American history? ›

On May 13, 1607 three English ships the Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery with approximately 144 settlers and sailors, will land and plant the first permanent English colony in North America. Established by the Virginia Company of London this settlement would be called Jamestown, after king James I.

How do I study for an APUSH unit test? ›

Creating a Study Plan for AP US History: 5-Step Guide
  1. Step 1: Take a Full-Length Practice Test. ...
  2. Step 2: Catalog Your Mistakes and Guesses. ...
  3. Step 3: Study Relevant Content Areas and Practice Multiple-Choice Questions. ...
  4. Step 4: Practice Planning and Writing Essays. ...
  5. Step 5: Take a Second Full Practice Test.
Apr 15, 2022

What are the important dates in unit 2 APUSH? ›

Main Events

1607: Jamestown was founded. 1619: House of Burgesses created in Virginia, First African slaves arrived in Virginia. 1620: Pilgrims sailed on the Mayflower. 1676: Bacon's Rebellion in Virginia.

Is APUSH required in college? ›

Breaking down the AP® U.S. History Exam

Many colleges require students to fulfill a history credit before they graduate. However, if you take the AP® U.S. History Exam and attain a certain score, you can qualify for credit toward that requirement.

What are the 4 main colonies? ›

Map of the eastern seaboard, showing New England colonies (Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Connecticut), Middle colonies (New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware), Chesapeake colonies (Virginia, Maryland), and Southern colonies (North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia).

Why is it called the 13 colonies? ›

The American colonies were the British colonies that were established during the 17th and early 18th centuries in what is now a part of the eastern United States. The colonies grew both geographically along the Atlantic coast and westward and numerically to 13 from the time of their founding to the American Revolution.

What are 5 of the 13 colonies? ›

The 13 colonies consisted of Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts Bay, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island (and the Providence Plantations).

What is the hardest AP ranked? ›

Hardest AP exams by pass rate
  • AP Calculus AB.
  • AP Chemistry.
  • AP Economics—Macro.
  • AP Economics—Micro.
  • AP English Language.
  • AP Environmental Science.
  • AP European History.
  • AP Government & Politics United States.
Jan 24, 2023

Is it OK to fail the APUSH exam? ›

If you fail or your score on the AP® US History exam is not high enough to receive college credit at the institution of your choice, it is important not to panic! You can retake the AP® US History exam as many times as you choose to achieve a higher score. The exam is given once a year in May.

What is the easiest AP class? ›

Easiest AP exams by pass rate
  • AP Art & Design: Drawing.
  • AP Art & Design: 2-D.
  • AP Calculus BC.
  • AP Chinese Language.
  • AP English Literature.
  • AP French Language.
  • AP Government & Politics.
  • AP Italian Language.
Jan 13, 2023

Is APUSH a pass rate? ›

Less than 50% of students pass the AP U.S. History exam with a score of 3 or higher. Compared to the average pass rate for all AP exams — about 66% — that's a good bit lower.

What is a 70 percent on APUSH exam? ›

60-65 percent will have you most likely passing. 70 percent is 4 territory. 80 percent will get you a 5.

Is it OK to get a 2 on an AP exam? ›

Students who earn AP scores of 2 are well prepared to succeed in introductory college coursework. Compared to academically similar college peers who did not take the AP course, AP students who earn scores of 2 perform as well or better when they take those introductory college courses.

What were the 3 main reasons why English settlers came to America? ›

The British settlers came to these new lands for many reasons. Some wanted to make money or set up trade with their home country while others wanted religious freedom. In the early 1600s, the British king began establishing colonies in America.

What happened between 1607 and 1776? ›

America's colonial era began and ended dramatically, with the founding of the first enduring settlement at Jamestown on May 14, 1607 and the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776.

Who settled in America first? ›

But the very first people to ever settle on American land weren't from Europe. It's widely accepted that the first settlers were hunter-gatherers that came to North America from the North Asia Mammoth steppe via the Bering land bridge.

Who founded Jamestown colony in 1607? ›

The Virginia Company of England made a daring proposition: sail to the new, mysterious land, which they called Virginia in honor of Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen, and begin a settlement. They established Jamestown, Virginia, on May 14, 1607, the first permanent British settlement in North America.

What are 3 events that happened in Jamestown? ›

1612 Tobacco planting and exporting began at Jamestown. 1618 Charter granted which commissioned the establishing of a General Assembly in Jamestown. 1619 Arrival of first Africans. 1620 Arrival of 100 women to be brides for the settlers.

What happened between 1492 and 1607? ›

1492 - Christopher Columbus makes his first voyage to the Americas. 1585 - The Roanoke Colony is founded. It will disappear and become known as the "Lost Colony." 1607 - The Jamestown Settlement is established.

Did anyone survive Jamestown? ›

Only 60 of 500 colonists survived the period, now known as “the starving time.” Historians have never determined exactly why so many perished, although disease, famine (spurred by the worst drought in 800 years, as climate records indicate), and Indian attacks took their toll.

Who saved Jamestown? ›

An early advocate of tough love, John Smith is remembered for his strict leadership and for saving the settlement from starvation.

How many colonists died in the summer of 1607? ›

Jamestown timeline

May 1607: Jamestown, named after King James I of England, is founded and consists of 104 men and boys. August 1607: In this month alone, 20 of the colonists die.

How do I ace my APUSH class? ›

Either build flashcards on Quizlet or make them by hand. A crucial step in acing the APUSH exam is to get a firm grasp on vocabulary, key terms, and phrases. Carve out at least 30 minutes per day Monday through Friday, going through the flashcards and memorizing their content.

Can I study for APUSH in a week? ›

Seven days is not a long time, but if you stay focused and diligent, you can cover all the information you need in order to successfully pass the APUSH exam.

Can you take the APUSH exam without taking the class? ›

2) You can take an AP Exam without enrolling in a class.

Although you are more likely to achieve a passing score if you enroll in AP US History, unlike the IB program, any student can sign up for an AP Exam without being in honors classes.

Do you need to memorize dates for APUSH? ›

There will never be a question on the APUSH exam that specifically requires you to remember a date. However, you do need to know the timeline of events to place cause and effect. Plus, you can earn evidence points in your essays for knowing dates.

What are the 8 themes of APUSH? ›

APUSH Themes
  • American & National Identity (NAT)
  • Politics & Power (POL)
  • Work, Exchange, & Technology (WXT)
  • Culture & Society (CUL)
  • Migration & Settlement (MIG)
  • Geography & the Environment (GEO)
  • America in the World (WOR)

What happened between 1491 and 1607? ›

During the period between 1491-1607, exploration of the New World by European superpowers altered life in both the New and Old World. Connections between the two previously independent worlds was established. Despite this change, competition between different European powers remained continuous during this time.

Do colleges care if you take AP? ›

Students looking to earn admission to highly selective colleges should take multiple AP classes to bolster their applications and demonstrate they can handle challenging coursework. Some college admissions experts recommend taking as many as 7-12 AP courses before applying to the most elite universities.

What AP scores does Harvard accept? ›

Harvard only accepts AP® scores of 5 for course credit. If you have 4 scores of 5, you can opt to obtain Advanced Standing. You can use AP® credits to opt-out of lower-level classes.

Do colleges accept 3 on APUSH? ›

Colleges are generally looking for a 4 (“well-qualified”) or 5 (“extremely qualified”) on the AP exam, but some may grant credit for a 3 (“qualified”). These scores mean you have proven yourself capable of doing the work in an introductory-level college course.

What are the essential questions of period 2 APUSH? ›

PERIOD 2 ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS

In what ways did Europeans develop different patterns of colonization? How did European colonization of North America intensify conflicts between colonizers and Natives? What impact did the increase in exchanges within the Atlantic World have on colonial societies?

What does a 2 on APUSH mean? ›

This score is usually not accepted by colleges unless there are extenuating circumstances. A 2 means that you may have studied hard and prepared; however, something may have gone amiss while taking your exam. Perhaps you did not truly understand the material or did not utilize it properly.

What is 5.2 APUSH key concepts? ›

Key Concept 5.2: Intensified by expansion and deepening regional divisions, debates over slavery and other economic, cultural, and political issues led the nation into civil war.

How do I study for APUSH? ›

Creating a Study Plan for AP US History: 5-Step Guide
  1. Step 1: Take a Full-Length Practice Test. ...
  2. Step 2: Catalog Your Mistakes and Guesses. ...
  3. Step 3: Study Relevant Content Areas and Practice Multiple-Choice Questions. ...
  4. Step 4: Practice Planning and Writing Essays. ...
  5. Step 5: Take a Second Full Practice Test.
Apr 15, 2022

What were the conflicts in period 2 APUSH? ›

Five Things to Know about AP US History Period 2

Conflict arose due to competition for resources among European rivals, and between the Europeans and American Indians. Examples of American Indian resistance to colonizers were the Pueblo Revolt, the Pequot War, and King Philip's War.

What is a short answer on the APUSH exam? ›

WHAT IS THE SAQ? The Short Answer Questions, or SAQs, are questions meant to check your analytical skills (your ability to pick out meaning and explain it). The response to each question is no more than three to four sentences (hence, the SHORT description). This portion of the exam is 20% of your overall exam score.

What do I need to know to pass the APUSH exam? ›

You need to learn to attack questions methodically and to plan your answers before putting pencil to paper. Carefully analyze the question, thinking through what is being asked, and identify the elements that must be addressed in the response. Each AP Exam asks different types of questions about each subject.

What periods should I study for APUSH? ›

Period 1: 1491–1607 • Period 2: 1607–1754 • Period 3: 1754–1800 • Period 4: 1800–1848 • Period 5: 1844–1877 • Period 6: 1865–1898 • Period 7: 1890–1945 • Period 8: 1945–1980 • Period 9: 1980–Present Within each period, key concepts organize and prioritize historical developments.

What is a 50% on the APUSH exam? ›

Step 4: Estimate the scaled score
COMPOSITE SCORESCALED SCORE
92–1034
76–913
50–752
0–491
1 more row
Oct 12, 2020

Is a 2 a bad AP score? ›

Students who earn AP scores of 2 are well prepared to succeed in introductory college coursework. Compared to academically similar college peers who did not take the AP course, AP students who earn scores of 2 perform as well or better when they take those introductory college courses.

What are the 3 C's in Apush? ›

An easy way to remember Roosevelt's political program, which he called “the Square Deal,” is to know that it consisted of the “three C's:” consumer protections, corporate regulation, and conservation of natural resources.

How do you memorize Apush content? ›

Using flashcards is a great way to study and practice consistently. This tip is especially helpful studying for the multiple-choice section because you can write the information on flashcards in a question form, or use old questions to make your flashcards.

How to pass Apush with a 5? ›

How to Get a 5 on the APUSH Exam: Make the Most of Your Class
  1. Tip 1: Be an Active Note-Taker. ...
  2. Tip 2: Look for Patterns and Connections When Reading. ...
  3. Tip 3: Ask Questions as You Study. ...
  4. Tip 4: Organize Your Notes by Theme. ...
  5. Tip 5: Save Your Test Prompts. ...
  6. Tip 1: Use All of Your Resources. ...
  7. Tip 2: Make Flashcards.
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Videos

1. Developing an American colonial identity | Period 2: 1607-1754 | AP US History | Khan Academy
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2. APUSH Period 2 Speed Review
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3. AP US History Study Guide: Period 2 - 1607 to 1754
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4. The Middle colonies | Period 2: 1607-1754 | AP US History | Khan Academy
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5. The Regions of the BRITISH COLONIES [APUSH Review Unit 2 Topic 3] 2.3
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6. AP U.S. History Prep w/ Daniel Jocz #8 | Unit 2 Review (1607 - 1754)
(Bill of Rights Institute)

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