This class was tough.
It's not often you get to fill your brain with fascinating and interesting facts that date from pre-Columbian times up to present day. If you want a thorough background of American history, than this is the class for you! This is a course that will expand your knowledge in reading, writing, and critical thinking about historical events. By taking this class you will be both challenged and rewarded.
For me, this class brought history to life and gave me a new passion for learning about the hardships our country endured. I have learned to appreciate the people who helped guide America through it's challenges and even those often hidden from the spotlight. From 1492 to the present, and all that lies in between, I now have a greater appreciation for how America grew into the country she is today.
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Advice for students:
AP Untied States History is not an easy class to take, however, it can be extremely enjoyable if you get excited for it in advanced. By keeping a positive and open mind you'll find yourself more eager and ready to learn. Next, try and connect to stories of history by thinking of family members who may have gone through similar events in their lifetime. By personally connecting with the stories, you're more likely to remember. However, some of the best advice I could give, is not to procrastinate. It's best to break up the studying and do a little each night. Then as you fly through the historical timeline, continue to look back at previous notes and keep the old material fresh in your mind.