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The AP United States History exam will consist of 1 online free response question. The total time for the exam will be 45 minutes. The test is open note and open book. Read more about the College Board's academic integrity policy.
The units covered on the 2021 AP United States History exam will be adjusted to encourage fairness amongst students who have missed varying levels of school due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Units covered: Units 3-7 (Students may choose to, but do not need to, provide content knowledge from units 1 and/or 2 for context)
Units not covered: Units 1-2 (although students may choose to provide content knowledge from units 1 and/or 2 for context), 8–9
Time: 45 minutes
This question presents students with 5 historical sources, 1 of which will be a non-text-based source. This question assesses students’ ability to:
College Board is taking a strong stance against cheating on the 2021 online United States History test. The following anti-cheating measures will be deployed on testing day to prevent cheating amongst students:
Students found violating the academic integrity policy will suffer severe consequences, including: