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Course SummaryUse the video lessons and self-assessment quizzes included in this study guide to prepare for the U.S. History and Government NY Regents Exam. These lessons provide a quick and easily accessible tool to review the material most likely to be covered on this exam so you can increase your chances of getting a high score.
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About This Course
Aspiring high school graduates in New York must pass a series of exams in English, math, science and global history in addition to the U.S. History and Government Exam. Candidates who pass all five of these tests will earn their Regents Diploma. Those who also successfully complete extra science, math and foreign language assessments can earn an advanced designation.
The U.S. History and Government Regents Exam evaluates your knowledge of such areas as New York history, geography, economics and civics, all of which are covered in this online study guide. Some of the lesson topics include:
- Colonial history
- The American Revolution
- Early U.S. government
- Jacksonian democracy
- Westward expansion
- The American Civil War and Reconstruction
- The Progressive Era
- The Great Depression and World War II
- The Cold War
The U.S. History and Government Regents Exam consists of three parts. Part I includes 50 multiple-choice questions, while part II requires you to answer an essay prompt. Part III is subdivided into one section asking you to respond to short-answer questions based on a series of historical documents and another section requiring you to write an essay.
U.S. History and Government Regents Exam Preparation
This study guide features short video lessons and corresponding transcripts that highlight important terminology and key concepts in a way that makes the material approachable. Both text and video formats allow you to take short, self-assessment quizzes either before or after reviewing the lesson content. You can use these materials to get an idea of what's covered on the test and familiarize yourself with how the multiple-choice questions are formatted.
U.S. History and Government Regents Exam Scoring
You'll be awarded one point for correct answers to multiple-choice questions in part I. Your responses to the essay questions in parts II and III will receive scores of 1-5, depending on the quantity and relevance of the supporting evidence you provide, your organization and the thoroughness of your response. Short-answer questions appearing in part III are awarded a maximum of one or two points, depending on the question.
Scores on each part of the exam will be totaled and converted into a 100-point scale. You'll need a 65 to pass and a 90 on this exam and other Regents tests to graduate with honors.
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