2017 AP® United States History Free-Response Questions

Were unfair taxes really the cause of the American Revolution? Learners explore the complicated historiography behind the revolutionary period using authentic College Board prompts. The free-response questions from the exam feature topics such as the Progressive Era, Spanish colonization, internal migration, imperialism, and other key concepts.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use primary source practice or other short-answer questions as reinforcement for material
  • Offer all or part of the assessment for test practice
Classroom Considerations

  • Prompts are from the free-response portion 2017 AP® United States History exam

  • Exam materials reflect recent College Board changes, allowing up-to-the minute practice of test expectations
  • Included rubrics and grading guidelines make giving feedback easy

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