|The ProCon.org resources listed below can be used to supplement the instruction of AP United States History. They are geared to match College Board learning outcomes and test preparation, while also advancing critical thinking with real-world information about important policy issues. US History teachers who are not preparing for the AP test may also find the resources useful.
“AP United States History focuses on developing students’ abilities to think conceptually about U.S. history from approximately 1491 to the present and apply historical thinking skills as they learn about the past. Seven themes of equal importance – identity; peopling; politics and power; work, exchange, and technology; America in the world; environment and geography; and ideas, beliefs and culture – provide areas of historical inquiry for investigation throughout the course. These require students to reason historically about continuity and change over time and make comparisons among various historical developments in different times and places.”
College Board, “AP United States History,” collegeboard.org (accessed July 21, 2016)
- Timeline: US History of Felon Voting/Disenfranchisement
- Incarcerated Felon Population by Type of Crime Committed, 1974-2012
- Jail, Prison, Parole, and Probation Populations in the US, 1980-2013
- International Comparison of Felon Voting Laws
- What Does the US Constitution Say about Voting and Punishment?
- Timeline: History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, 1900-Present
- 1919 – King-Crane Commission
- Dec. 4, 1956 – UN Emergency Force (UNEF) Arrives in Egypt to Supervise the Withdrawal of Britain, France, and Israel
- Oct. 25, 1973 – Cease Fire Agreement Ends Yom Kippur War
- May 1974 – Israel and Syria Sign Disengagement Accord over Golan Heights
- Dec. 9, 1987 – First Palestinian Intifada Begins
- Sep. 13, 1993 – Oslo Peace Accord Is Signed by Israel and the PLO
- Mar. 13, 2002 – United States Sponsors UN Security Council Resolution Calling for a Palestinian State alongside the State of Israel
- Apr. 30, 2003 – US Publishes “Road Map” towards a Middle East Peace
- Nov. 27, 2007 – Annapolis Peace Conference Takes Place
- Sep. 20, 2011 – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas Seeks Full UN Membership for a Palestinian State
- Oct. 31, 2011 – Palestine Becomes 195th Full Member of UNESCO, United States Pulls Annual $70 Million Contribution
- Nov. 14, 2012 – Israel Launches Operation Pillar of Defense against Hamas Militants in the Gaza Strip
- July 29, 2013 – Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks Resume in Washington, DC
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Under God in the Pledge
- Timeline: History of the US Pledge of Allegiance & the Phrase “under God”
- Founding Fathers on Religion in Government
- Religion in the Original 13 Colonies
- US Founding Fathers
- Is it Valid to Look to the Intent of the Founding Fathers in Determining Whether the Words “under God” Should Remain in the Pledge of Allegiance?
- Did the Founding Fathers Support a Separation of Church and State?
- Was the US Founded “under God”?
- Does the Declaration of Independence Set a Precedent for Religion in Government?
- Which Other Governments Have Separation of Church and State Issues?
- Is the United States a Monotheistic (One God) State?
- Companion Address: 1892 Columbus Day Address – Accompanied the First Pledge of Allegiance
- When and Why Was “In God We Trust” Placed on US Currency?
- Should “In God We Trust” Be Removed from US Currency?
- 68 References to “God” in US Code