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What is the difference between federalism, the federal government, the Federalist Party, and the Federalist Papers? What about republican and Republican? It is frustrating when a student who has the content knowledge gets a question wrong because they don't know the definition of 'proliferation,' 'watershed,' or 'amicable.'
This is an exhaustive list of (mostly) non-content specific vocabulary words that commonly show up on the AP® US History Exam. The definitions are simple, and apply to the meaning of the word in the context that it is usually used in APUSH. This is an editable word file, so terms can be added to the list as well.