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APUSH Period 1: Big Ideas πŸ“š

The major takeaways from APUSH Period 1 are the Columbian Exchange and Similarities and Differences of Native American Cultures. For the ultimate guide to Period 1, check out the Fiveable article below:

Here's a quick breakdown of what you'll need to know. For more information, go to the article above for explanations of these important concepts and others.

Columbian Exchange 🌽

The Columbian Exchange was the sharing of goods, ideas, and people between the β€œnew” and β€œold” world. You will need to know what was exchanged and how it affected Europe, the colonies, and Native Americans.

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Native American Cultures 🌟

Make sure you know and understand the similarities and differences between Native American cultures. In addition, it’s important to recognize how they were affected by European colonization.


Ultimately, 6%-8% of your exam score will come from Period 1 content. While you should not focus the majority of your studying on this period of the exam, you should know the main concepts. πŸ“

To make your studying of this time period efficient, don't forget to check out the article linked above! And remember. . .

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Good luck this year! πŸ”₯πŸ’ͺ

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