AP History Tips

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What were the beliefs and missions of Jesuits?

The Jesuits were a Catholic order created by Ignatius Loyola during the Counter-Reformation.
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What is fascism and how did It start?

Fascism: The revolutionary form of government that led to the rise of rulers such as Hitler and fueled the beginnings of World War 2
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What were the main causes of World War II?

How could the world reach another global conflict so soon after World War I? The main causes of World War II for the APWH student
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What are the most important dates to know for AP Euro?

Memorizing dates isn't a good way to study for an AP history, however, knowledge of relevant years will aid your ability to contextualize.
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What were the effects of the Columbian Exchange?

The effects of the Columbian Exchange on the Americas and Afro-Eurasia in terms of disease, wildlife, demographics, and culture.
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How Do I Get the Complexity Point on the DBQ?

The Complexity Point: How you demonstrate a complex understanding on the DBQ for AP History students.
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What happened during the Protestant Reformation?

The Protestant Reformation transformed the role of religion in Europe. Here's everything you need to know about this key time in APWH/Euro
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How did the invention of the printing press impact European history?

The printing press revolutionized the way knowledge was spread during the Renaissance.
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What were the differences between Christian sects following the Protestant Reformation?

After Luther's Reformation, Catholicism competed with several new Protestant denominations.
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What are Machiavelli's ideas?

During the Renaissance, the work of literature "The Prince" by Machiavelli defined a new era of political identity for European states.
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Written by Sam Patterson [Intern]
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How do I answer Stimulus Based Questions quickly?

6 Top Tips on how to quickly answer the stimulus based questions for APWH, APUSH, & AP EURO without being careless!
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What led to the Renaissance?

The Renaissance was the explosion of culture following the Middle Ages. What factors made the era possible?
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How do I earn the context point in AP Euro?

The context point is the second point on a DBQ or LEQ rubric, and is arguably simple to earn.
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Written by Sam Patterson [Intern]
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What is the importance of Petrarch in AP Euro?

Francesco Petrarca, often called the Father of Humanism, falls outside of AP Euro's scope. However, he is vital to content.
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Written by Sam Patterson [Intern]
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What do I need to know from Period 9 of APUSH?

Everything you need to know from Period 9 for the APUSH exam!
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Written by Briana Dokken [intern]
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How can I earn the thesis point in AP Euro?

The thesis point is the first, and arguably easiest point on the AP Euro DBQ and LEQ. Breaking down the prompt is key to earning it.
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Written by Sam Patterson [Intern]
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What was the Cold War?

APUSH: Here's a quick review of important events, people, and other things to know about the Cold War
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How was Absolutism different from Totalitarianism?

Absolutism and totalitarianism's key points are outlined here alongside their similarities and differences.
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How did the railroad drive industrialization in Europe?

During the Industrial Revolution, the train's advent and spread spurred urbanization and manufacturing throughout Europe.
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How did politics affect the Protestant Reformation?

As the protest to the Catholic faith continued, politics throughout Central Europe caused Martin Luther's ideas to spread.
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What were the alliances in World War II?

The second World War had two major teams- The Axis and Allies. How were they broken down and who made them up?
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What are the ideas of Mercantilism?

Mercantilism was an economic and political philosophy adopted by many European states during the Age of Exploration. What was it all about?
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Written by Sam Patterson [Intern]
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What do I need to know from Period 8 of APUSH?

Here's a breakdown of what you'll need to know from Period 8 for the APUSH exam
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How was the Renaissance different from the Dark Ages?

"Renaissance" translates to "Rebirth," but what exactly changed during this era?
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Written by Sam Patterson [Intern]
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Why did the Treaty of Versailles fail to uphold peace?

After World War I, the lack of successful diplomacy led to a quick renewal of war. How did the world lose its peace so quickly?
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Written by Sam Patterson [Intern]
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How to Study Content for an AP History Class

Can't remember all of those dates, names, and facts. Here's some tips!
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Written by Amanda DoAmaral
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What caused the American Revolution?

APUSH: Here's what you need to know about the events that led up to the American Revolution.
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Written by G. Sander Owens [INTERN]
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How to Answer Stimulus-Based Multiple Choice Questions

Answering multiple choice questions when there is a stimulus For AP World, APUSH, and AP Euro!
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How did the US and the Soviet Union compete during the Cold War?

After World War II, the Russian Soviet Union and the US were at odds but needed to assert their dominance without waging nuclear war.
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Written by Sam Patterson [Intern]
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How do I approach the Short Answer Questions?

APUSH: How the SAQs are formatted, and how to deal with them.
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How to Write the SAQ

Writing the Short Answer Questions (SAQ) for AP World, APUSH, and AP Euro
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How to Write the DBQ

Make sure you're ready for the document-based question on AP World, APUSH, and AP Euro!
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Written by Amanda DoAmaral
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How to write the LEQ

Worried about the long essay question (LEQ)? Here's some tips for AP World, APUSH, and AP Euro!
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Written by Amanda DoAmaral
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What US Presidents do I need to know about for APUSH?

The list of which presidents are important to know about for APUSH.
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What is the breakdown of the dates for the APUSH periods? Are they arbitrary?

The reason behind the period dates for APUSH.
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What do I need to know from Period 5 of APUSH?

Here's what you need to know about Period 5 of APUSH for the AP exam!
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Written by Briana Dokken [intern]
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What do I need to know from Period 4 of APUSH?

Here's all you need to know about Period 4 for APUSH.
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What were the causes that lead to the Civil War?

APUSH: Compromise of 1850, Abolition Movement, Missouri Compromise 1820, Lincoln, Free Soil Party, Bleeding Kansas, Dred Scott and more!
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Written by Briana Dokken [intern]
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How do I prepare for APUSH over the summer?

AP classes are difficult. It's important to get a jumpstart over the summer. Here are 5 tips students should known to prepare for APUSH!
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What do I need to know from Period 3 of APUSH?

APUSH: American revolution, taxes, Washington, John Adams, and some other major tea!
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What do I need to know from Period 2 of APUSH?

APUSH: Transatlantic/Triangular Trade, Differences and similarities between European Colonies, Mercantilism, and more!
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Written by Briana Dokken [intern]
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What were the effects of the Civil War?

APUSH: Reconstruction plans, the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments, black codes and sharecropping
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What were the first and second Great Awakenings in APUSH?

APUSH: The Great Awakenings were widespread religious reforms in the US involving public sermons and hype about living religiously.
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What do I need to know from Period 1 of APUSH?

APUSH: Columbian Exchange, Triangular Trade, and Similarities and Differences of Native American Cultures.
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Written by Briana Dokken [intern]
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