The AP US History exam requires students to be familiar with the early colonization of the Americas by the Spanish, French, Dutch, and English. The video lectures on New Spain, New France, New Netherland, and the early English colonies will all be helpful in summarizing, comparing, and contrasting the motives and actions of the colonial powers and the Indians they encountered.
The introductory lecture will be helpful in understanding the key characteristics of the Thirteen Colonies and how to compare and contrast the New England, Middle, and Southern Colonies. The additional lectures on the Virginia Colony and religious freedom in Colonial New England will be helpful in reviewing the details about political, economic, and social life in the Virginia and New England Colonies.
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