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Practice questions fully aligned with the APUSH exam
In-depth strategic coverage of key topics
Full illustrated discussion of DBQ and LEQ essays
Detailed Glossary of key terms that have appeared on APUSH exams
Emphasizes key historic generalizations
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Welcome to my website! The APUSH Framework divides American history into 9 time periods. I have lived through almost all of Period 8 (1945 – 1980) and all of Period 9 (1980 – Present). That means I’ve experienced and observed a lot of American history!
I grew up in a small town in western North Carolina. I worked for Senator McCarthy’s presidential campaign and attended the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago. I knew a number of hippies but I didn’t attend the Woodstock rock festival. Contrary to what many of my students think, I didn’t know Theodore Roosevelt, live through the Great Depression or fight in World War II. However, my father was a bomber pilot who fought in the historic American victory in the Battle of Midway. (Of course, I believed he single handedly won the war).
I have done more than experience American history; I have also taught the subject for many years. I have taught in urban, rural, and suburban public schools. During my career I taught the sons and daughters of farmers, factory workers, prominent politicians, and Nobel Prize winners. I always strove to create informative and engaging lessons with a touch of humor. I am very proud of my students, many of whom have achieved great success in life.
I earned my B.A. and M.A.T. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and my M.A. from Wake Forest. I taught a variety of AP subjects including U.S. History, Art History, European History, and American Government. I have published popular books in all these subjects as well as SAT preparation. These books have enabled students across the country to be confident in their abilities when facing high-stakes exams.
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