Updated:  Monday, October 18, 2010







2011 US History AP Exam Date

     Friday, May 6, 2011,  8:00 A.M. EDT


Format of the US History AP Exam

The US History AP Exam is three hours and ten minutes in length and has both a multiple choice and a free-response section. Fifty-five minutes are allotted for Part I, the multiple choice section, which contains 80 questions and accounts for 50 percent of the composite score. Part II, the free-response section, consists of a required 15-minute reading period, a required document-based question (DBQ) for which 45 minutes are recommended, and an essay section in which students select one question from each of two groups of questions. Thirty-five minutes are allotted for each of the essays. The DBQ and the essays account for 50 percent of the composite score.

Beginning with the May 2011 AP Exam administration, there will be a change to the way AP Exams are scored. Total scores on the multiple-choice section will be based on the number of questions answered correctly. Points will no longer be deducted for incorrect answers and, as always, no points will be awarded for unanswered questions.



Review Sessions & Notes

The US History AP Review Sessions will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 PM on the dates mentioned in class. Please click on the time period below to download the outlines for each section and bring them with you.

     Notes on Colonialism to 1850

     Notes on 1850 to 1900

     Notes on 1900 to 1945

     Notes on 1945 to 2000




other resources & useful links:


US History Comprehensive Timeline

(19 pages)


Massive US History Outline

(76 pages)


US History Topic Outline

(9 pages)


Ten Types of AP Essays


DBQ Hints & Help


A Ridiculous Amount of US History AP Information

(this is a link to mr. wingren's website, he's done an amazing job of compiling

tons of useful information so there's no sense in reinventing the wheel)