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Questions on APUSH and AP US Government

BaloneyDetectorBaloneyDetector Registered User Posts: 26 New Member
edited March 2011 in History & Social Sciences
I'm going to self study for the APUSH and US Government tests next May, and I have a couple questions on textbooks for the courses.

1. Do you need a textbook for APUSH, or can you just read through AMSCO and REA's Crash Course? I was looking at getting the American Pageant if I need a textbook.

2. For U.S. Government, does it matter if you have the most recent textbook? i was looking at getting "Government in America: People, Politics, and Policy" but I wanted to get an older version if I can.

Thanks in advance everyone.
Post edited by BaloneyDetector on

Replies to: Questions on APUSH and AP US Government

  • swebberswebber Registered User Posts: 403 Member
    I'd say Crash Course would work far better for Government. Yeah, AMSCO and CC for APUSH and you'll be good. Practicing essays and MCs too, of course.
  • BaloneyDetectorBaloneyDetector Registered User Posts: 26 New Member
    swebber: So you don't think I'd need a textbook for Government?

    dark knight: I've never heard of the Direct Hits series. Is it the first edition? And do they schedule yearly releases like PR?
  • BaloneyDetectorBaloneyDetector Registered User Posts: 26 New Member
    Does it make a big difference if I get a slightly outdated edition and just make up the extra with a prep book? It wouldn't be like 15 years or anything, just 6 or 7.

    And yeah, I'll check out the DH book. Thanks for the tip.
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