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Monday, April 30, 2012

APUSH Exam Thematic Review: The Arts & Media

The following test review outlines are published in the AP US History Crash Course*. These outlines cover themes in American history. This set examines several instances of influential American literature, newspapers, film, music, and painting.  It begins with James Fenimore Cooper's Last of the Mohicans, published in 1826, and focusing on a period some 70 years earlier (1757).  It is the first novel with truly American characters, written by an author born in the first year of George Washington's presidency.  However, it's frank look at issues during the French & Indian War make it the first on the list.  From there, it's to 1776, and Thomas Paine's Common Sense.  The final entry on the review is Martin Luther King's Letter from a Birmingham Jail.  All examine how the arts have truly influenced American culture, and how American culture has influenced the arts.

For your review: Thematic Review 6, the Arts

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