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Common Core AP U.S. History


Missing from Newly Designed AP U.S. History Framework


A 3 minute video clip describing "what's in and what's out."


Omitted Events in History:

  • George Washington (reduced to a 1 sentence fragment about Farewell Address)
  • The study of the Declaration of Independence (reduced to 1 phrase in 1 sentence)
  • Ignores sacrifice signers made who pledged their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor to the cause of freedom
  • ignores the rise of democratic institutions such as the House of Burgesses & New England town meetings
  • Efforts of U. S. to defeat fascism
  • Gloss over the Greatest Generation's fight to save the world from Nazi Germany
  • Jefferson’s First Inaugural Address
  • Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's "I Have a Dream" speech 
  • Henry Clay
  • Andrew Jackson
  • Sinclair Lewis
  • Jane Addams
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Lost Generation authors (Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Lewis)
  • John Winthrop’s "City on a Hill"
  • The Cold War
  • Ben Franklin
  • James Madison
  • Thomas Jefferson - vague mention
  • Roger Williams
  • Birth of religious toleration
  • Birth of American entrepreneurialism 
  • American Revolution events such as Bunker Hill, Yorktown
  • WW II major battles such as D-Day, Battle of the Bulge, the Tuskegee Airmen
  • America’s Lend Lease Program (provided over $50 billion in military equipment to help our allies defeat Hitler)
  • Boston Tea Party
  • Patrick Henry
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Thomas Jefferson & the House of Burgesses & the cradle of democracy
  • The goodness and greatness of America
  • American Exceptionalism
  • Merits of our 1776 heroes
  • U. S. founding principles that inspired the movement to abolish slavery
  • Manifest Destiny briefly mentioned
  • Manifest Destiny and its emphasis on spreading democracy and new technologies not mentioned
  • No mention of Hitler
  • No mention of Holocaust
  • No mention of D-Day
  • No mention of historic battles
  • No mention of heroism and sacrifice made by so many American soldiers

Omitted Seminal Documents:

  • The Mayflower Compact
  • The Northwest Ordinance
  • The Federalist Paper Number 10
  • Frederick Douglass's Independence Day Speech at Rochester
  • Excerpts from the writings of Emerson, Thoreau and other Transcendentalist writers
  • Alexis de Tocqueville - excerpts from Democracy in America
  • Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and Second Inaugural Address
  • Emma Lazarus, "The New Colossus"
  • Woodrow Wilson, "Peace Without Victory" speech
  • Excerpts from Steinbeck's "Grapes of Wrath" describing the Dust Bowl
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt, "The Four Freedoms" speech
  • George Kennan, The Sources of Soviet Conduct
  • John F. Kenndey, Inaugural Address
  • Dr. King "I Have a Dream" speech and Letter from Birmingham City Jail
  •  Lyndon B. Johnson, Speech to Congress on Voting Rights

And Instead Emphasizes:

  • European exploitation led to native decline and black bondage
  • White racial superiority
  • Internment of Japanese Americans
  • Dropping of atomic bombs
  • Race and segregation
  •  Relentlessly negative view of American history

Egregious Statements and Omitted Documents

Here is a list of 30 statements reprinted from the College Board Framwork. We believe that this statement and list of omitted seminal documents offer compelling proof that the Framework provides a biased and deeply flawed view of the American experience. 

by Larry Krieger

Link to Actual Framework from College Board

for you to fact check against the information above

"AP United States History Course and Exam Description -
Including the Curriculum Framework - 
Effective Fall 2014"

This document is the framework for the AP U.S. History written by the College Board. Please feel free to fact check the information presented against the framework.


Concerned Women for America

Extra Resources and Research Material

Concerned Women of America has been on the forefront in the battle to reject AP U.S. History.

Visit their website for extra research and resources.

Link to Website


Glenn Beck Interviews Ken Mercer - Texas Board of Education 


Texas voted out the AP U.S. History. Learn what the Texas Board did,

why they did it and how to stop the AP U.S. History

AP U.S. History Articles

Article 1 - "Resources and Action Items"

Without state pushback, this new APUSH Curriculum Framework will go into effect this fall (2014). Without state pushback, APUSH teachers may have to ignore their own state’s U.S. History standards if they hope to prepare their students for success on the new APUSH exam – which will NOT cover material outside the new Framework.

The College Board website states that the redesigned AP U.S. History course “dovetails with the Common Core State Standards for reading and writing literacy.

Below is a link that will take you to Concerned Women of America:

Article 2 - "29 Biased Statements in the AP U.S. History Redesign"

Article about the 29 biased statements in the AP U.S. History redesign.

by Larry Krieger from Heartland:

Link to Article


Article 3 - "Audio Recording from American Principles Project"

Below is a link to an audio recording where Jane Robbins from the American Principles Project speaks about the roots and concerns of the AP U.S. History. It is not branded Common Core, however David Coleman, the architect of Common Core, is at the center of these standards and they align with the history indoctrination within the English Language Arts and Math standards. Listen to the conference call by clicking on the link below.

by Jane Robbins - American Principles Project:

AP US History Panelist Call


Article 4 - Why Conservatives Are Up In Arms About AP U.S. History

Why Conservatives Are Up In Arms About AP US History

By Peter Wood at History News Network:


Article 5 - David Coleman Attacks Student's Love of America

The glaring holes in the new U.S. AP History and what has been left our of American history:

David Coleman Attacks Student's Love of America

By Donna Garner - Education News

Resources used in the above article:

New Advanced Placement Distorts America's History

Jane Robbins from Heartland

Yes, the New AP Framework Does Distort U.S. History

Larry Krieger from Heartland

The College Board's Attack On U.S. History

Jane Robbins & Larry Krieger - Breitbart

New AP U.S. History Provides Opportunity for Indoctrination 

Mary Grabar from Heartland

Ronald Reagan and the Cold War

Jane Robbins - CP Opinion 

AP U.S. History Framework Tied to Common Core - Illegal In Texas

Donna Garner - Education News


Article 6 "Texas Is Nation's Last Best Chance to Block APUSH"

The new framework has come under fire nationally for a highly politicized agenda that undermines traditional American and Western cultural values.

by Merill Hope from Breitbart

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Article 7 - "College Board Under Fire for New AP U.S. History Framwork"

Jane Robbins shares about the radical departure from the typical history to the new revisionist history. 

by James Rosen - Fox News

Link to Article


Article 8 - "Why Does the College Board Hate George Washington and MLK?"

What does the College Board have against George Washington and Martin Luther King Jr? Although these men are two of America’s greatest heroes, the College Board’s “redesigned” Advanced Placement U. S. History (APUSH) Framework shoves them aside. Washington’s contribution is limited to a sentence fragment referencing his Farewell Address. King fares even worse—the Framework completely omits the nation’s greatest civil rights leader.

by Larry Krieger - Heartland

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Article 9 - "Imperiling the Republic: The Fate of U.S. History Instruction Under Common Core"

This white paper analyzes K-12 literacy standards for U.S. History that are included as part of Common Core’s English language arts standards, and raises serious concerns about the future of history instruction, including the A.P. U.S. History curriculum. The authors urge schools to instead offer separate standards and classes for English and U.S. History, and recommend that local education governing bodies replace the College Board’s new A.P. U.S. History curriculum with the common civic core spelled out in Educating Democracy, which was published in 2003 by the Albert Shanker Institute.

by Ralph Ketcham, Sandra Stotsky, Anders Lewis 

Link to Article


Article 10 - "U.S. History Instruction Damaged by Common Core Literacy Standards"

(Boston, MA) A new study authored by a Founding-era historian, a content expert, and a high school history teacher with standards-writing experience finds that the Common Core will further damage history instruction by including U.S. History in its English language arts (ELA) standards.

by Truth in American Education 

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Article 11 - "Madison Scholar Condemns AP U.S. History Redesign"

Ketcham and his co-authors Anders Lewis and Sandra Stotsky offer a deep and biting critique of the new AP U.S. History Framework. Here, I’ll discuss Ketcham’s response to APUSH, leaving the question of the relationship between APUSH and Common Core for another time.

by Stanley Kurtz

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Article 12 - "The Left's Attempt to Institutionalize the Rewriting of U.S. History..."

Recently, a few conservative intellectuals have raised serious questions about the College Board’s effort to develop a new curriculum for the Advanced Placement history courses. Stanley Kurtz, at National Review Online, writes that “this Framework will effectively force American high schools to teach U.S. history from a leftist perspective.” Naturally, the College Board argues that its intent is only to provide “balance,” to streamline the curriculum, and to enhance teacher flexibility. In other words, all benign matters that educators should welcome.

by Ron Radosh

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Article 13 - "Common Core Architect's History Deeply Biased Against U.S."

David Coleman, known as the architect of the Common Core national standards and its chief pitchman, is the president of the College Board, a private company based in New York that owns the SAT and ACT exams as well as the Advanced Placement, or AP, exams and curriculum.

“Coleman is now re-writing every College Board product to align with Common Core,” said Meg Norris, a retired public-school teacher in Hall County, Georgia, and an anti-Common Core activist in that state.

by Leo Hohmann - WND 

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Article 14 - "How the College Board Politicized U.S. History"

The College Board, the private company that produces the SAT test and the various Advanced Placement (AP) exams, has kicked off a national controversy by issuing a new and unprecedentedly detailed “Framework” for its AP U.S. History exam. This Framework will effectively force American high schools to teach U.S. history from a leftist perspective. The College Board disclaims political intent, insisting that the new Framework provides a “balanced” guide that merely helps to streamline the AP U.S. History course while enhancing teacher flexibility. Not only the Framework itself, but the history of its development suggests that a balanced presentation of the American story was not the College Board’s goal.

by Stanley Kurtz - National Review Online

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Article 15 - "Pushing American History as a Long Tale of Oppression"

...It seems to be an American history curriculum that views the European settlement of North America as mainly an act of dispossession of the native peoples followed by many further acts of oppression. 

by Peter Wood National Association of Scholars

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Article 16 - "Why Won't the College Board reveal its AP U.S. History Authors?"

When you turn to page v of the Framework you will find the names of 19 different college professors and high school teachers who served on two College Board Committees. Significantly, the College Board does not identify these professors and teachers as “authors.” Instead they are simply listed under the heading “Acknowledgments.”

by Larry Krieger and Jane Robbins

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Article 17 - "Conference Call - AP and Dual Credit - Is it a Good Think?"

Wednesday Night Women On The Wall Conference Call. Is AP (Advanced Placement) and Duel Credit a good thing? REALLY? Listen and you decided?

by Alice Linahan - Women On the Wall

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Article 18 - "Ken Mercer, the Texas Voice in the Uphill Battle to Push APUSH Back"

State Board of Education (SBOE) member Ken Mercer (R-San Antonio) has been leading the Lone Star charge to push APUSH back.

by Merill Hope - Breitbart

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Article 19 - "Child Abuse - Destroying Children's Love for America"

Over 650 people nationwide were on this AP U. S. History (APUSH) conference call because of the tremendous concern over the “child abuse” that would occur if our brightest and best students in America are taught to hate America through this newly rewritten, Common Core-aligned,  high-school AP U. S. History course.

by Donna Garner - Education News

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Article 20 - "Historic fail? Greatest Americans missing from proposed curriculum"

As you read through this article, you will be shocked at the omission of great characters in American History. 

by Joshua Rhett Miller - Fox News

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Article 21 - "Anti-American AP U.S. History Course & Links to APUSH Documents"

The new 98-page APUSH Framework replaces the 5-page Topic Outline that had been used for decades.

Clearly stated in the new APUSH Framework is that all AP exam questions starting in May 2015 will come directly from the new APUSH Framework.  This obviously means that APUSH teachers will be forced to teach the new Framework if their students are to perform well on the AP U. S. History exam that gives them college credit. 

by Donna Garner - Education News


Article 22 - "Chock-Full of Info – Saving America’s Youth"

Podcast and articles

by Donna Garner - Education News

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Article 23 - "The New AP U.S. History Exam: Deal or No Deal?"

It should come as no surprise that the College Board’s redesigned AP US History Exam is also badly flawed. The consequences could be severe for students and their families. Colleges can and usually do grant history course credits to top-scoring students, thus saving their families thousands of dollars. In addition, high AP scores are impressive to college admission committees.

by Jane Robbins and Larry Krieger - Breitbart

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Article 24 - "Look What the College Board Has Done To U.S. History"

The College Board recently released its new AP U.S. History (APUSH) Curriculum Framework.  It is, in many respects, a dispiriting document.  A great deal of important U.S. history is given cursory treatment and some ideological themes are sounded rather loudly.

In view of the many, many faults in American K-12 education, should the College Board’s hapless revision of the Advanced Placement framework in American history occasion special concern?  My answer is a qualified yes.  There are bigger problems but this one of those small problems that signifies larger things.  Our national memory is slipping.

by Peter Wood - National Association of Scholars


Article 25 - "The New AP History: A Preliminary Report"

Sometime during the winter of 2013/2014, the College Board released AP United States History:  Course and Exam Description, Including the Curriculum Framework, Effective Fall 2014—which I will refer to as “APUSH.”  APUSH, the document, represents a complete overhaul of the Advanced Placement course in U.S. History for high school students and the AP U.S. History exam that is keyed to the course.

The changes in the course and in the exam were several years in the making and involved contributions from a thirteen-member “AP U.S. History Redesign Commission” and a nine-member “AP U.S. History Curriculum Development and Assessment Committee.” 

by Peter Wood - National Association of Scholars


Article 26 - "Wy the College Board Demoted the Founders"

At its core, say the revisionists, America’s history is about our capacity for self-delusion, our endless attempts to justify raw power grabs with pretty fairy-tales about democracy.

by Stanley Kurtz - National Review Online

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Article 27 - "TEKS and APUSH Are Like Oil and Water, They Do Not Mix"

TEKS stands for Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills

by Jane Robbins and Larry Krieger - Breitbart

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Article 28 - "5 Reasons the College board's U.S. History Talking Points Are Wrong"

State board of education members in Texas and state legislators in Tennessee are spearheading a national movement to roll back the new AP U. S. History (APUSH) Framework. The College Board, the creator and owner of this curriculum, has responded so far not with real changes that address the problems inherent to their rewrite, but with talking points. Everyone knows talking points are a superficial substitute for real answers. But if talking heads repeat a canned answer enough times, the public might be duped into accepting it as a fact.

by Larry Krieger and Jane Robbins - The Federalist

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Article 29 - "Exam erases U.S. Exceptionalism: Opposing view"

The origins of the framework have been traced to the philosophy that the U. S. is only one nation among many, and not a particularly admirable one at that. Every trace of American exceptionalism has been scrubbed; seminal documents such as the Gettysburg Address have vanished.

by Jane Robbins - USA Today

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Article 30 - “Momentous SBOE Votes – Patriotism Protected for America’s Students”

Because of the courage of a majority of the elected members of the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE), a blow has been struck at the College Board for revising American history “downwards.” 

Texas has decided that the curriculum standards adopted by the elected members of the SBOE will prevail and that the College Board (a private entity that is totally aligned now with the Common Core) will not be allowed to dictate its biased and revisionist curriculum to Texas students.  

by Donna Garner - Education News

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