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AMSCO® Advanced Placement® United States History

By John J. Newman & John M. Schmalbach | Grades 10–12

Equip your students to excel on the current AP® United States History Exam


  • "Culture and Society" theme divided into two themes—"American and Regional Culture" and "Social Structures"
  • updates put recent political events in context, including events since 2016
  • divided into nine chronological periods mirroring the structure of the College Board Curriculum Framework, reflecting the effort to focus on trends rather than isolated facts
  • each period features a one-page overview summarizing the major developments
  • each Think As a Historian feature focuses on one of the history disciplinary practices or reasoning skills that the AP® exam will test
  • each chapter narrative concludes with Historical Perspectives, a feature that addresses the College Board emphasis on how historians have interpreted the events of the chapter in various ways
  • the chapter conclusion features a thematically-organized list of key terms, people, and events reflecting the College Board’s focus on asking students to identify themes, not just events
  • chapter assessments include eight multiple-choice items, each tied to a source as on the new AP® exam, as well as short-answer questions using secondary sources
  • period reviews include both long-essay questions and document-based questions
  • includes a practice exam with a revised exam format based on the current Course and Exam Description
  • the Answer Key correlates each question to the College Board Curriculum Framework

Answer Key is sold only to educators and shipped to school or district addresses only. A verified classroom purchase of the student edition (print or digital) is required. Please contact Customer Service at (800) 831-4190 to order by credit card.


John J. Newman, Ed.D.


John J. Newman, Ed.D., served as an Advanced Placement® U.S. History teacher and the Department Coordinator of Art, Foreign Language, and Social Studies at Naperville North High School, Naperville, Illinois. He continued his career as Adjunct Professor of History at the College of DuPage and Adjunct Assistant Professor of History Education at Illinois State University.


John M. Schmalbach, Ed.D.

John M. Schmalbach, Ed.D., taught Advanced Placement® U.S. History and was Social Studies Department Head at Abraham Lincoln High School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He continued his career as Adjunct Assistant Professor at Temple University.

Advanced Placement® is a trademark registered and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, these products.

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  1. Advanced Placement United States History, 2020 Edition

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    Advanced Placement United States History, 2020 Edition

    John J. Newman AND John M. Schmalbach

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