SAT II U.S. History For Dummies

SAT II U.S. History For Dummies

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Get tips on preparing for test traps. This title provides the pain-free way to review U.S. history and maximize your score. You have 60 minutes to answer (gulp) 90 questions on U.S. history, potentially covering everything from Leif Ericson to 9/11. How do you avoid a nervous breakdown and score your best? This hands-on guide delivers just what you need - a thorough review of American history, plus two complete practice tests and lots of insider tips and strategies to help you boost your score. It helps you to discover how to: recognize wrong answers; zero in on the best answer; manage your time; minimize test-taking anxiety; and, familiarize yourself with the format.
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  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 210.8 x 274.3 x 33mm | 703.08g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, maps
  • 076457843X
  • 9780764578434
  • 1,810,622

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Tips on preparing for test trapsThe pain-free way to review U.S. history and maximize your scoreYou have 60 minutes to answer (gulp) 90 questions on U.S. history, potentially covering everything from Leif Ericson to 9/11. How do you avoid a nervous breakdown and score your best? This hands-on guide delivers just what you need -- a thorough review of American history, plus two complete practice tests and lots of insider tips and strategies to help you boost your score.Discover how toRecognize wrong answersZero in on the best answerManage your time Minimize test-taking anxietyFamiliarize yourself with the format
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About Scott Hatch

Scott Hatch, JD, and Lisa Zimmer Hatch, MA, have taught SAT and other test-preparation courses for more than 25 years. Their online standardized test prep courses are currently offered at over 600 colleges and universities nationwide.
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Table of contents

Introduction.Part I: Putting the SAT II U.S. History in Perspective.Chapter 1: Getting the Lowdown on the SAT II.Chapter 2: Maximizing Your Score on the SAT II.Part II: The Birth of a Nation.Chapter 3: Land Ho! Mastering the Age of Exploration, 1100s-Early 1600s.Chapter 4: Everything Old Is New Again: Life in the Colonies, 1620-1760.9Chapter 5: We the People: The Fight for Independence, 1763-1800.Part III: America's Childhood Years.Chapter 6: Jeffersonian Democracy and Nationalism, 1800-1824.Chapter 7: Strife and Controversy in the Jacksonian Era, 1820-1842.Chapter 8: Romanticism, Revolution, and Reform, 1820-1860.Chapter 9: Sibling Rivalry: Building Up to and Waging the Civil War, 1850-1865.Part IV: America as a Young Adult.Chapter 10: Picking Up the Pieces: Reconstruction, 1865-1896.Chapter 11: Reaching Boundaries: The End of the Frontier, 1860-1900.Chapter 12: America's Second Industrial Revolution, 1860-1900.Chapter 13: Imperialism at the Turn of the Century, 1890-1914.Part V: America Becomes a Grown-Up.Chapter 14: Stepping Forward: The Progressive Era, 1900-1920.Chapter 15: World War I and Postwar Diplomacy, 1914-1920.Chapter 16: Throwing Caution to the Wind: The Roaring '20s.Chapter 17: Crash and Burn: The Great Depression and the New Deal of the 1930s.Chapter 18: Coming Out of Our Shell: World War II, 1936-1945.Part VI: America in Middle Age.Chapter 19: Keeping Cool: Truman, Eisenhower, and the Cold War, 1945-1960.Chapter 20: A New Revolution: The Kennedy and Johnson Years, 1960-1968.Chapter 21: Challenging Authority: Vietnam and the 1970s.Chapter 22: Moving Ahead: The United States at the Turn of the Century, 1980-Present.Part VII: Practice Makes Perfect: Full-Length Practice Tests.Chapter 23: Pulling It All Together, Part I: Practice Test 1.Chapter 24: Explaining the Answers to Practice Test 1.Chapter 25: Pulling It All Together, Part II: Practice Test 2.Chapter 26: Explaining the Answers to Practice Test 2.Part VIII: The Part of Tens.Chapter 27: Ten Influential American Leaders.Chapter 28: Ten Crucial Presidencies.Index.
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