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History Hints is an audio series produced by Charles County Public Schools to assist students in studying for the Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. History exam. These segments are available in audio (mp3 format) and can be downloaded from the Charles County Public Schools website.

This series was designed to provide short segments on important moments in U.S. history. The series begins with the first settlers of the New World and ends with the Vietnam War. There are 64 segments.

Each file below can be streamed from our website or downloaded onto a home computer.  All files can be played on an iPod and most mp3 players.  Additionally, each segment is available on iTunes as a Podcast and is also available as an RSS (syndicated) feed.

To listen to each segment from this page, simply click on the link and a new window will open with the audio file.  To download a segment, RIGHT CLICK the file, select Save File As and choose an appropriate destination on your computer. If you notice problems with or have questions about the History Hints series, please contact Katie O'Malley-Simpson, 301-934-7221.


Lesson 1. Native Americans (2:39)  2.3 MB

Lesson 2. The Chesapeake Bay Colonies (3:30)  3.2 MB

Lesson 3. Indentured Servants and Bacon's Rebellion (2:43)  2.5 MB

Lesson 4. Slavery and the Stono Uprising (2:43)  2.5 MB

Lesson 5. The Puritans (2:38)  2.4 MB

Lesson 6. Dissenters: Roger Williams & Anne Hutchinson (3:03)  2.8 MB

Lesson 7. The Great Awakening (2:49)  2.6 MB

Lesson 8. Pennsylvania (2:44)  2.5 MB

Lesson 9. Mercantilism (2:58)  2.7 MB

Lesson 10. The Stamp Act Crisis (3:02)  2.8 MB

Lesson 11. The Revolutionary War (2:59)  2.7 MB

Lesson 12. The Articles of Confederation: Successes and Problems (3:12)  2.9 MB

Lesson 13. Shay's Rebellion (3:12)  2.9 MB

Lesson 14. The Great Compromise (2:28)  2.3 MB

Lesson 15. The 3/5 Compromise (2:36)  2.4 MB

Lesson 16. The Constitution: What Was In (2:16)  2.1 MB

Lesson 17. The Constitution: What Was Not In (2:55)  2.7 MB

Lesson 18. Cult of Domesticity (2:24)  2.2 MB

Lesson 19. Hamilton's Financial Plan (2:44)  2.5 MB

Lesson 20. The Battle Over the National Bank (2:39)  2.4 MB

Lesson 21. The Emergence of Political Parties (2:12)  2.0 MB

Lesson 22. The Revolution of 1800 (2:00)  1.8 MB

Lesson 23. Marbury v. Madison (1:58)  1.8 MB

Lesson 24. The Louisiana Purchase (2:44)  2.5 MB

Lesson 25. Causes and Consequences of the War of 1812 (2:26)  2.2 MB

Lesson 26. The Missouri Compromise of 1820 (2:51)  2.6 MB

Lesson 27. The Monroe Doctrine (1:53)  1.7 MB

Lesson 28. Jacksonian Democracy (2:31)  2.3 MB

Lesson 29. Tariff of Abomination and Nullification (2:36)  2.4 MB

Lesson 30. The Trail of Tears (2:07)  1.9 MB

Lesson 31. The Transportation Revolution (2:15)  2.1 MB

Lesson 32. The Hudson River School (2:12)  2.0 MB

Lesson 33. Seneca Falls Convention (1:58)  1.8 MB

Lesson 34. Cotton Becomes King (2:19)  2.1 MB

Lesson 35. Slavery in the Antebellum South (1:40)  1.5 MB

Lesson 36. Abolition and Abolitionists (2:52)  2.6 MB

Lesson 37. Consequences of the Mexican-American War (1:44)  1.6 MB

Lesson 38. The California Gold Rush (2:25)  2.2 MB

Lesson 39. Compromise of 1850 (2:27)  2.2 MB

Lesson 40. The Kansas-Nebraska Act (3:27) 4MB

Lesson 41. The Dred Scott Case (2:27) 2.8MB

Lesson 42. The Election of 1860 (4:01) 4.6MB

Lesson 43. Emancipation Proclamation (3:04) 3.5MB

Lesson 44. Consequences of the Civil War (2:51) 3.3MB

Lesson 45. Reconstruction (5:47) 6.6MB

Lesson 46. Settlement of the West (5:05) 5.8MB

Lesson 47. The New South (3:02) 3.5MB

Lesson 48. American Industrialization (4:12) 4.8MB

Lesson 49. Labor Unions in the late 1800's (3:45) 4.3MB

Lesson 50. Urbanization (3:22) 3.9MB

Lesson 51. The Populist Movement (3:15) 3.7MB

Lesson 52. American Foreign Policy in the late 1800's (2:55) 3.4MB

Lesson 53. The Progressive Era (5:35) 6.4MB

Lesson 54. World War I (4:08) 4.8MB

Lesson 55. The Treaty of Versailles (3:47) 4.3MB

Lesson 56. The 1920's (4:59) 5.7MB

Lesson 57. The Great Depression (6:08) 7MB

Lesson 58. The New Deal (5:14) 6MB

Lesson 59. World War II (5:28) 6.3MB

Lesson 60. The Cold War (5:15) 6MB

Lesson 61. Postwar American Society (4:45) 5.5MB

Lesson 62. The Civil Rights Movement (5:05) 5.8 MB

Lesson 63. The 1960's (3:48) 4.4MB

Lesson 64. The Vietnam War (5:19) 6.1MB



For additional study information on the AP U.S. History exam, please click here.


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