These notes are based on the 7th edition of America: A Narrative History by George Brown Tindall and David E. Shi. I compiled them while taking AP US History in 2011 and hope they can help others with the material. The links below will take you to a PDF with my notes for each chapter. Any feedback is appreciated!
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I think they are excellent for a quick review and an overview of the chapter. If you want to know every single detail and fluff in the book, then read the book, but this has a good “to the point” feel.
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Thank you so much! this helped me to get good grades!!
Thank you so much for your notes, they are very easy to use and comprehensive. I wonder if it would be possible to add a caption next to the chapter numbers as to which period each chapter is about? I study out of a different textbook, and i think it would be easy and add a lot of value to the notes.
That’s a great idea. I’ll get to work on it.
Hey, you did an outstanding job. I cant thank you enough. But what happened to chapters 1-4?
I decided not to include them since my notes on them were sparse. Use it as an opportunity to adapt and take your own notes before consulting mine.
I’ve decided to stagger the availability of my notes so that students at my school can’t use them to cheat. Expect the next couple chapters every week or so. Sorry for the inconvenience!
EDIT: All the notes are available now!
Thank you very, very much! These notes have been a very useful test prep source, I can’t thank you enough!
BTW, why did you change the format to PDF? Word was better for me 😦
PDF format makes it easier to preserve the notes’ integrity and my authorship. Sorry for the inconvenience!
Oh, I see then. Thanks! 😀
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Hey these have been simply incredible, thank you soso much!! They’re a great way to review everything. Just a question, will the last couple chapters ever go up? Thanks again for everything!
Thanks for the feedback and great question! The last couple chapters weren’t as relevant to the AP exam so it wasn’t useful for me to take many notes on them, sorry! I just used a review book to skim through the more modern material.
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Great to hear; thanks for the comment!
Hey Ishmam, I have enjoyed your outlines and they are extremely helpful, but I was wondering when you’re going to put up the last two chapters.
Thanks for the comment. The last couple chapters, which cover more modern history, weren’t as relevant to the AP exam so it wasn’t useful for me to take extensive notes on them. I suggest skimming through those chapters in a review book.
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this is so great! do you have notes for the first 4 chapters as well? 🙂 I’m definitely letting my class know of this website! It really helps me a lot.
I don’t have good notes for chapter 4, unfortunately! It took me until chapter 5 to decide on a good note-taking method.
Happy to help.
Super helpful. Thank you!
did you have chapter quizzes? We have multiple choice and ID every chapter.
We had daily, mini essay quizzes.
Thanks! I love your notes
This is great! Sooo helpful!
I am taking IB HOA, and I’m going to use these to study this weekend! i’m super busy and I think this will help me a lot! I’ll let you know how my test goes! Thanks a bunch!
I’ve noticed that your notes are no longer available! Is there any way you can put them back up?
They’ll be back up shortly. Sorry for the inconvenience.
They’re back up now.
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Yup, just doing some maintenance. They’ll be back up shortly!
The notes are back up now. Sorry the the inconvenience.
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Happy to help.
What edition are these notes for. Thank you for making these notes public!
These notes are based on the 7th edition. Glad to help!
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Thank you for making these public! Such a great resource to be able to look back at for additional review!
You’re welcome! I’m glad they’re helping.
Hey I was just wondering if Chapter 36 and Chapter 37 notes will be up soon. Your notes are great because they truly help me comprehend the information I read in the book.
I never took notes on the later chapters and skimmed over the material in a review book instead. Sorry! Thanks for the comment.
yea i was wondering when you would put up chapters 36 and 37 it would really help alot.
I never took extensive notes on those chapters. I suggest going over the material in a review book.
Hi, I was wondering will you be putting up the 1st 4 chapters?? 😦
No, unfortunately. I don’t have good notes for those chapters.
I would really appreciate the rest of the chapters. I did a summer curriculum and am testing soon!
Amazing! This is really helping me with my AP US History class. Thank you so much!
Just wanted to point out a possible error real quick, in Chapter 6, page 2, you said “Another force would move easy from New York” Did you mean ”East”, instead of ”Easy”?
Yes, you’re right; good catch. Please excuse any typos!
These have helped me so much! Thank you!!!
Happy to hear it!
Hm… A month or so after I started using your resources, they blocked them at our school. I guess they don’t like students getting a little help! Nevertheless, it’s been four months now, and your notes are still helping me a ton! (Even if it means I can only access them from home). Again, great work!
Is it possible to use these notes as a first source to study for my APUSH semester exam? Because the book is just too long and too time consuming.
These notes are a good supplement to the book; I don’t think they’d suffice on their own.
Do you think studying from these notes would suffice for my APUSH Semester Exam? Because the book is 800+ and I just don’t have the time to read through it all.
I don’t think they’re good enough by themselves. I’d suggest pairing them with a review book.
Thank you so much for the notes. They are a great study tool for the AP test an oncoming Test. Thank you for your time and effort to make it easier to study for everyone else
Thank you for these great notes! I really like the attitude “Van Buren got pwned”
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Finished first semester with a B using nothing but your notes! Thanks!
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Just wondering, but did you go to WHS when you took APUSH? btw the notes are pretty awesome!
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Ch. 30 Pg.8 You said “Theodore Roosevelt” instead of Franklin Roosevelt. Other than that, great work!!!
Good catch. Thanks!
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Thanks for the notes! Hopefully this will get me from an ap score of a 4 to a 5!
Are you going to post chapters 36 and 37? I’m studying for the APUSH AP exam and I noticed they weren’t available. Thanks so much for all your help!
We didn’t cover those chapters when I took APUSH. I’m really sorry, but I won’t be adding them!
Your notes are so helpful! Is there anyway you could put up 36 and 37?
Thanks! And I’m sorry, the topics in those chapters weren’t really covered in the test when I took it, so I never took notes on them. Best of luck!
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Hey Ishmam! these are amazing and I noticed a lot of people asked about ch 1-4 and that you don’t have them because they aren’t very high-quality. For a lot of my other notes I use cms.jeffyoshimura.com, which has almost all of the books chapters (ALMOST all; that’s why I’m here). You might want to consider posting this link:
again, this pdf covers the chapters you’re missing 🙂 idk if there will be any issues with copyright (?) but I can’t imagine Yoshimura would be upset to have others going to his sight. Stay awesome!!
Great resource that fills the gap—thanks!
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This saved my life, thank you for putting so much time into these ! Eternally grateful (-:
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Thank you for posting these notes, you have no idea how helpful they’ve been on reading quizzes and checks!
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Just know that these notes are living on! APUSH Students at Wayzata use them all the time for a quick little review before quizzes and tests. Thanks so much! Super helpful!!
Nice! I’m glad they’ve been useful.
These notes help me review right before the test so I don’t need to reread my textbook again. Thanks so much!
Thank you for an excellent job on your notes. I plan to hand them out to my classes once I have reviewed in more detail. Thank you for your efforts.
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From all of us in period 3 APUSH, we would like to extend a huge THANK-YOU for your exceptional chapter notes. You made the work load lighter on all of us and we greatly appreciate it! These notes were very well written and provided enough information to garner an understanding without being too long. Thank you for your contribution!!!
Glad to hear my notes are getting some use. Thanks!
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What happened to the last couple of chapters in the textbook, like 36 and on?
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Thank you for your notes, I use them all the time and it saves me from having to read those long chapters.
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This is just amazing man. Great notes, it’s a very big help.
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On behalf of Ms. Katz’s APUSH class 2018-2019, thank you
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can you add the 1-4 notes it’s okay if their sparse because I could really use them
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Hi Mr. Ishmam,
On behalf of Ms. Katz’s 2019-2020 APUSH class, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude for the Tindall and Shi notes. We will be forever grateful for your hard work, which laid the groundwork that allowed us, and APUSHers to come, to flourish. You are truly a hero, Mr. Ishmam.
ishmam, you saved me and many of my friends lives with your incredible notes. you are the most organized person on the planet, and i cannot thank you enough for all of the information i have been able to retain thanks to your amazing note taking methods.
From a quarantined APUSH student in their Junior year, this is a literal lifesaver. I hardly have the motivation to get out of bed so this takes so much of the stress of this class off. Thank you so much Ishmam you have literally allowed me to pass this class so far and I am forever grateful!