Concept Outline


New Amsterdam (New York City) 1617
New Amsterdam (New York City) 1617

Go here for the text of revised AP U.S. History Curriculum Framework (updated Fall 2015)


For background, see Open Letter from the Authors of the AP United States History Curriculum Framework

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See United States History Interactive Timeline from the Library of Congress and World Digital Library

Period 1: 1491-1607


Period 2: 1607-1754


Period 3: 1754-1800


Period 4: 1800-1848

United States map of 1865
United States map of 1865


Battle of Gettysburg.  Hand-colored lithograph by Currier and Ives.
Battle of Gettysburg. Hand-colored lithograph by Currier and Ives.

Period 5: 1844-1877




Seeing America first, with the Berry Brothers, 1917
Seeing America first, with the Berry Brothers, 1917

Period 6: 1865-1898



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Period 7: 1890-1945


Nuclear weapon test Romeo , March 27, 1954
Nuclear weapon test Romeo , March 27, 1954

Period 8: 1945-1980


Period 9: 1980-Present

Aerial view of Ground Zero, six days after September 11, 2001.
Aerial view of Ground Zero, six days after September 11, 2001.