The study guides, known in teacher-talk as graphic organizers, are designed to cover the material essential to a real understanding of U.S. history and focus on forcing the student to analyze the content and help them memorize and retrieve the enormous of amount of information required of them. These graphic organizers are more than just a data retrieval tool, the graphic organizers foster a analytical understanding of the topic. The graphic organizers force the student to make connections. Furthermore the graphic organizers can also be used as a pre-planning practice for essay writing since most of the information covered in the graphic organizers appears on AP essay questions. If used properly the graphic organizers will help any motivated student succeed on the AP U.S. History exam.
This graphic organizer focuses on how the Federalists and Democratic-Republicans differed in their interpretation of the Constitution. Topics covered include Alexander Hamilton's Financial Plan, McCulloch v. Maryland, the Louisiana Purchase, the Hartford Convention.