This first unit will cover all early settlement, the move toward independence, early governmental doctrines and documents and the writing of the US Constitution.

Start with the unit outline below. What you will find is very basic -- it is your job to add the details and information you feel, based on your use of the text and AP related materials, is missing. Remember, this will ulltimately be your review source for the exam, therefore the key words are COMPLETE and CONCISE. Too much information or inclusion of useless information will destroy the intent. Once you are done here, go to any of the links below to add you comments regarding the text and supplemental readings. Overall comments go on the general discussions page.

beginnings outline (wpd) --
beginings outline (word) --

chapters 2.3 through chapter 6
Puritanism and Democracy: A Mixed Legacy
Wealth, Authority and Power
Social Change and the Growth of Prerevolutionary Urban Radicalism
Radicals Versus Conservatives
Women in the Revolution
Power, Principles and Consequences
The Constitution: A Minority Document
The Founding Fathers: An Age of Realism
Why Tea? The Global Story of the American Revolution
The Declaration of Independence in World Context
America, the Atlantic, and Global Consumer Demand, 1500-1800
The Origins of American Slavery

other outside readings

Additional Readings from AP Central

Why Tea? The Global Story of the American Revolution -- external image pdf.png ap central am rev.pdf
The Declaration of Independence in World Context -- external image pdf.png ap central dec of ind.pdf
America, the Atlantic, and Global Consumer Demand, 1500-1800 -- external image pdf.png ap central mercantilism.pdf
The Origins of American Slavery -- external image pdf.png ap central slavery.pdf

Assignments

change over time worksheet (wpd) --

change over time worksheet (word) --

Student Support Materials


These materials are attached to the AP Interactive website. Please keep in mind that much of the material here is in addition to material covered in class and, therefore, should not be overlooked.