Welcome to A.P. U.S. History at George Washington High School!

A.P. U.S. History is a two-semester course that is designed to prepare you to take the A.P. test, and to prepare you for college level work. The course covers from the beginning of U.S. history up to present day. 

Historical Thinking Skills

Thematic Learning Objectives

Concept Outline

Chronological Reasoning

Comparison and Contextualization

Crafting Historical Arguments from Historical Evidence

Historical Interpretation and Synthesis


Work, Exchange, and Technology


Politics and Power

America in the World

Environment and Geography

Ideas, Beliefs, and Culture

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