This Advanced Placement course explores the history of the United States from 1491 to 1877. Topics include European explorations and migrations, the American colonies, the American Revolution and creation of the U.S. Constitution, the Jeffersonian and Jacksonian eras and antebellum culture and reforms, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and the conquest of the Far West. This course will also prepare you for the AP United States History exam by helping you practice skills associated with the exam, such as writing essays and answering questions on core topics. This course is the first of a two-part series on AP U.S. History.