The Advanced Placement Program (AP) offers a course and exam in AP United States
History to qualifi ed students who wish to complete studies in secondary school
equivalent to an introductory college course in U.S. history. The AP U.S. History Exam
presumes at least one year of college-level preparation, as is described in this book.
The inclusion of material in the Course Description and exam is not intended as an
endorsement by the College Board or ETS of the content, ideas, or values expressed
in the material. The material contained herein has been selected and periodically
revised by high school and university instructors of history who serve as members of
the AP U.S. History Development Committee. It refl ects the content of an introductory
college course in U.S. history and is based on survey data from more than 100 colleges
and universities. The exam tests skills and knowledge gained from an introductory
survey in U.S. history.