US history..Help!~

<p>I'm planning to take the US history SAT II test and I was wondering if the real tests ever asked you questions like:"Why was the election of 1848 significant?"
or "Which issues were the main points of debate in the election of 1900?". </p>

<p>Because these questions came up in Sparknotes and it would be really annoying if you had to remeber what happened in a certain year's election...I sort of expected the questions to be like, "What happened in the president Franklin Pierce's election"</p>

<p>Oh, and could anyone give me some advice on books or materials for review? I'm using Barrons now...no textbooks.. </p>

<p>Thx!~</p>

<p>Yah they definitely have the first question, but the second one is probably not a test question. Like the Compromise of 1877, corrupt bargain, the first televised debate election (1960), Revolution of 1800, etc. are all pretty important elections. Presidential years are pretty important in my opinion to recall what happens in events.</p>

<p>AMSCO for AP USH is a good book to review for both the AP and subject tests.</p>

<p>Thx..does AP history have points not included in SATII?</p>

<p>a few questions about the 80s & 90s might pop up so I'd briefly look over those two decades</p>

<p>and like agent suggested, definitely get the AMSCO book. It seriously covers everything</p>

<p>There is a bit more intellectual history on the SAT II than on the AP if I recall correctly. I loved using SparkNotes and their online tests. They were incredibly helpful. I ended up with a 770, which I was very pleased with, but my SparkNotes test results never broke 720 (I took 5 SparkNotes tests). I also took several other tests -- I don't recall the books, they were copied tests that my teacher gave to us, but I know one was the official practice test -- and my score never broke 770.</p>

<p>Just take a practice test, review what you missed (not just the question, but the ENTIRE subject area surrounding it) and take another test. Rinse and repeat and your score should rise. If you are a taking it in October, chill out. You have some time. Get studying NOW, but don't overexert yourself.</p>