Themes in AP United States History by jlOY3V


									               Themes in AP United States History
          American Diversity                                Globalization
The diversity of the American people          Engagement with the rest of the world
and the relationships among different         from the 15th century to the present:
groups. The role of race, class, ethnicity,   colonization,    mercantilism,  global
and gender in the history of the United       hegemony, development of markets,
States.                                       imperialism, cultural exchange.

           American Identity                          Politics and Citizenship
Views of the American national                Colonial and revolutionary legacies,
character and ideas about American            American political traditions, growth of
exceptionalism. Recognizing regional          democracy, and the development of the
differences within the context of what it     modern state. Defining citizenship;
means to be an American.                      struggles for civil rights.

               Culture                                         Reform
Diverse individual and collective             Diverse movements focusing on a broad
expressions through literature, art,          range of issues, including anti-slavery,
philosophy, music, theater, and film          education, labor, temperance, women’s
throughout US history. Popular culture        rights, civil rights, gay rights, war,
and the dimensions of cultural conflict       public health, and government.
within American society.
         Demographic Changes                  The variety of religious beliefs and
Changes in birth, marriage, and death         practices in America from prehistory to
rates; life expectancy and family             the 21st century; influence of religion
patterns; population size and density.        on politics, economics, and society.
The economic, social, political effects of
immigration, internal migration, and                   Slavery and Its Legacies
migration networks.                                        in North America
                                              Systems of slave labor and other forms
       Economic Transformations               of unfree labor (e.g. indentured
Changes in trade, commerce, and               servitude, contract labor) in Native
technology across time. The effects of        American societies, the Atlantic World,
capitalist development, labor and             and the American South and West. The
unions, and consumerism.                      economics of slavery and its racial
                                              dimensions. Patterns of resistance and
               Environment                    the long-term economic, political, and
Ideas about the consumption and               social effects of slavery.
conservation of natural resources. The
impact      of    population     growth,                 War and Diplomacy
industrialization, pollution, and urban       Armed conflict from the pre-colonial
and suburban expansion.                       period to the 21st century; impact of
                                              war on American foreign policy and on
                                              politics, economy, and society.

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