The format of the AP US History exam changed in the 2014-15 school year.
The new test features more document analysis, and the connection of themes throughout United States History.
Maybe it's about a topic that you like more or maybe it's a topic about what you feel like you can give more information, but in these cases always play to your strengths.
So out of the two prompts that I was given there was one about whether the American Revolution was actually revolutionary, and then there was this question about whether the New Deal was actually new or whether it was more conservative in nature.
This theme includes the Great Awakenings, transcendentalism, womens rights and gender roles, and the Enlightenment principles which the government was founded on.
Its important to note how cultural identities continued or changed over time.
Furthermore, one must understand how the government responded to changes in the economy.
- Philosophy, religion, art, scientific achievement, and literature shape individuals and society.
Below, you will find links to past AP exams and the document based and free response questions that were asked from 2001 to the present.
Exam topics include political institutions and behavior, public policy, social and economic change, diplomacy and international relations, and cultural and intellectual developments.