🇺🇸 2023 AP US History Study Plan and Progress Tracker

A plethora of resources that cover everything! This toolkit is constantly being updated with more resources! AP US History is a college-level course where you will learn all about the history of the united states from 1491 onwards. You will learn how to create historical arguments and learn about important historical concepts like American and national identity.

🚨 All you need to know about the 2023 AP US History Exam!

The AP US History Exam

A breakdown of the exam content by percentage.

Unit Exam Weighting
Unit 1: Period 1: 1491–1607 4%–6%
Unit 2: Period 2: 1607–1754 6%–8%
Unit 3: Period 3: 1754–1800 10%–17%
Unit 4: Period 4: 1800–1848 10%–17%
Unit 5: Period 5: 1844–1877 10%–17%
Unit 6: Period 6: 1865–1898 10%–17%
Unit 7: Period 7: 1890–1945 10%–17%
Unit 8: Period 8: 1945–1980 10%–17%
Unit 9: Period 9: 1980–Present 4%–6%

Historical Thinking Skills

By taking APUSH, you’ll gain a variety of skills that will help you think and practice like a historian.

Skill Description
1. Developments and Processes Identify and explain historical developments and processes.
2. Sourcing and Situation Analyze sourcing and situation of primary and secondary sources.
3. Claims and Evidence in Sources Analyze arguments in primary and secondary sources.
4. Contextualization Analyze the contexts of historical events, developments, or processes.
5. Making Connections Using historical reasoning processes (comparison, causation, continuity and change), analyze patterns and connections between and among historical developments and processes.
6. Argumentation Develop an argument.

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Study Guides for Every Unit

🌽 Unit 1 (1491-1607)—Columbus to Jamestown

🦃 Unit 2 (1607-1754)—Colonial America

🇺🇸 Unit 3 (1754-1800)—The American Revolution

🐎 Unit 4 (1800-1848)—Expansion of Democracy

💣 Unit 5 (1844-1877)—The Civil War

🚂 Unit 6 (1865-1898)—The Gilded Age

🌎 Unit 7 (1890-1945)—Global Conflict

🥶 Unit 8 (1945-1980)—Cold War & Protests

📱 Unit 9 (1980-Present)—Post-Cold War

APUSH MCQ & Writing

  • ✍🏽 Ultimate Guide to the DBQ: A point-by-point breakdown of the entire DBQ rubric, writing process, along with tips and advice from exam readers. Examples and practice prompts are included.
  • 🤯 DBQ & LEQ FRQ Help: A complete breakdown of the writing and thinking process of the DBQ and LEQ, including tips and advice from previous APUSH students.

Thematic Guides


There are over 450 replays, slide decks, and study guides for APUSH to help you earn your 5!

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