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United States History (Cliffs AP) [Paperback]

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Item description for United States History (Cliffs AP) by Abraham Hoffman & Paul Soifer...

Offers test-taking strategies and preparation tips for the advanced placement United States history exam, and provides exercise questions with explanatory answers and full-length practice tests.

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CliffsAP study guides help you gain an edge on Advanced Placement* exams. Review exercises, realistic practice exams, and effective test-taking strategies are the key to calmer nerves and higher AP* scores.

CliffsAP United States History, 3rd Edition, is for students who are enrolled in AP U.S. History or who are preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination in United States History. Inside, you'll find hints for answering the essay and multiple-choice sections, a clear explanation of the exam format, a look at how exams are graded, and more:

  • An overview of U.S. history with definitions, key terms, and concepts
  • Advice on how and what to read about U.S. History to gain the most understanding
  • Comments on sample essays and their possible score
  • Loads of illustrations, tables, maps, photos to help you visualize what you learn
  • A list of Things to Know for each period of history

Sample questions (and answers!) and practice tests reinforce what you've learned in areas such as Colonial America, the New Nation, the World Wars, and the second half of the twentieth century. CliffsAP United States History, 3rd Edition, also includes the following periods:

  • The American Revolution and a look at British imperial policy
  • The Constitution and the Federalists, plus the structure of government under the Constitution
  • Jeffersonian and Jacksonian democracy
  • The Civil War and Reconstruction
  • The Gilded Age (1877–1900)
  • The Depression, with a look at New Deal agencies
  • The United States as a superpower and contemporary America

This comprehensive guide offers a thorough review of key concepts and detailed answer explanations. It's all you need to do your best — and get the college credits you deserve.

*Advanced Placement Program and AP are registered trademarks of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Cliffs Notes
Pages   304
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 8" Height: 10.5"
Weight:   1.1 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 31, 2000
Publisher   Cliffs Notes
ISBN  0764586904  
ISBN13  9780764586903  
UPC  785555046610  

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More About Abraham Hoffman & Paul Soifer

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! About the Author Paul Soifer holds a Ph.D. in history from Pennsylvania State University. He has more than a decade of experience teaching American history at the college level and is currently chair of the History Department at Yeshiva University High Schools of Los Angeles. Abraham Hoffman has taught Advanced Placement U.S. History since 1982 in the Los Angeles Unified School District. He has served four terms as an AP reader for the U.S. History exam. D. Stephen Voss, a specialist in voting behavior, is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Kentucky. He received his doctorate from Harvard University.

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  1. Cliffs Quick Review (Paperback)

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1Books > Subjects > History > Americas > General
2Books > Subjects > History > Americas > United States > General
3Books > Subjects > History > Americas > United States
4Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Education
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6Books > Subjects > Reference > Education > Test Guides > Advanced Placement
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Reviews - What do customers think about United States History (Cliffs AP)?

US History AP Cliff Notes Review  Oct 18, 2007
Good for last minutes studying before AP exam, and for reviewing details that are not taught in the classroom.
DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK  Dec 16, 2004
This book does just about nothing for you. At first I was amazed to see that they could do an AP US Review in so few pages. Now I know why. It merely gives you a list of "things to know." Each chapter literally consists of a header and a list of terms, such as "election of 1800" or "Articles of Confederation," and it suggests that you look it up in another book. I personally suggest the REA AP US book which provides full and simple explanations of everything.
OK Book for Practice Tests; no review  May 2, 2004
This A.P. preparation book is not the best book I've ever seen. Unfortunately, I only purchased this book as a sole review shortly before the test and was disappointed. The practice tests in the back are great and there are four full example tests, therefore, I must give them some credit. Overall, would not recommend this book as a primary resource for studying.
this book is an awful review  Sep 26, 2003
Being a cliffs study guide, I thought this book would be helpful, but it is NOT. I had to get another book that would actually help. The book just lists important names and places, and rarely explains them, resulting in you having to look up in the textbook all of the answers. It was worthless. The end multiple choice part was fine though.
Excellent When Used with other AP Reviews  Feb 18, 2003
Although this book lacked depth of information when reviewing history, the tips on the multiple choice section and how to write the essays was fabulous. The practice tests were very helpful to me because I used this book to skim through the material, to look at the terms and to make sure I knew what those terms were (even though they were not defined). The tests will help you know how to deal with the real test. I used this review book with the one by REA and the Princeton Review, and found it very helpful.

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