This resource contains 30 pages of notes aligned within Time Period #5 [1848 to 1877] of the Advanced Placement United States History curriculum
. In addition to notes and graphics in the hard copy handouts, you can access the Web-based version of all class notes on my course website
. This product is one of three modules for this Time Period.
APUSH Time Period #5 Module A [1848 -1859] Student Notes
APUSH Time Period #5 Module B [1859 -1865] Student Notes
APUSH Time Period #5 Module C [1863 -1877] Student Notes
All Student Notes are offered in Microsoft Word and PDF formats. They include:
A cover page that presents a visual preview of the 12 individual or groups who will be used to help tell the larger story of the new republics struggle to define and extend democratic ideals in the face of rapid economic, territorial, and demographic changes.
John Wilkes Booth
John Roy Lynch
Edmund G. Ross
Samuel J. Tilden
An organized presentation of lecture topics [headings and subheadings] designed to serve as an instructional tool to guide student inquiry
5.15 Reelecting Lincoln: The Battle for the 1864 Presidency
5.16 Lost Cause: The End of the Civil War [1864-1865]
5.17 Malice Toward None and Charity for All? - Early Reconstruction Battles
5.18 The Freedmen's Bureau and Early Reconstruction Policy
5.19 Tailor Made Reconstruction - Ineptitude meets Indifference
5.20 Radical Republicans and the Politics of Reconstruction
5.21 On the Ground in the South 1865 - The Realities of Reconstruction [1865-1870]
5.22 Capitol Men: Reconstruction through the Lives of the First Black Congressmen
5.23 Impeached: The Trial Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln's Legacy
5.24 Let Us Have Peace: Ulysses S. Grant and the Politics of Reconstruction [1868-1876]
5.25 Centennial Crisis: The Disputed Election of 1876
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APUSH Course Outline
See how I organize Time Periods and Modules within the entire Advanced Placement curriculum. The breakdown is designed to help teachers focus their lessons and help students master the content. In my current teaching assignment I meet my students in a one hour block schedule (3-4 meetings per week) and the equivalent of 120 contact hours before the national exam in May.
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Complete set of APUSH Student Notes [Coming August 2018]