APUSH music videos
If you’re a musically-inclined person, these might help you retain information better. Or, you know, if you just need a break from studying…
General US History
- Animaniacs - Wakko’s 50 State Capitals
↳ Probs not necessary for the test, but might come in handy
- Animaniacs - The Presidents Song
Colonial Era (1607-1775)
- Schoolhouse Rock - No More Kings
- Viva La Vida: King George III
- @MrBettsClass - The Fox: What Does John Locke Say?
↳ A note for all mrbettsclass videos: Not only are his music videos incredibly detailed, but he also has other review and APUSH prep on his YouTube channel. Definitely worth checking out.
American Revolution, the Constitution (1776-1789)
- Too Late to Apologize: A Declaration
↳ Benjamin Franklin on electric guitar. That’s all you need to know.
- @MrBettsClass - Celebration: Articles of Confederation
- Schoolhouse Rock - The Preamble
↳ I have such a nostalgic love for Schoolhouse Rock.
- @MrBettsClass - I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles): Bill of Rights
Federalists, Republicans, the Era of Good Feelings, Jackson (1789-1848)
- @MrBettsClass - Royals: George Washington
- @MrBettsClass - Roar: War of 1812
- @MrBettsClass - Fancy: Manifest Destiny
- The Corrupt Bargain
- Populism Yea Yea
↳ These are from a musical named “Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson,” in which Jackson is an emo rockstar. I watched it the night before the APUSH exam and I eventually got a 5, so trust me, it’s good.
Antebellum, the Civil War, Reconstruction (1848-1877)
- @MrBettsClass - Shake it Off: Compromise of 1850
- @MrBettsClass - All About That Bass: Emancipation Proclamation
- @MrBettsClass - Under Pressure: Andrew Johnson
Gilded Age, Second Great Awakening (1865-1900)
- Monopolies and Trusts
- @MrBettsClass - Robber Barons Sing Pharrell’s “Happy”
- Bad Romance: Women’s Suffrage
↳ The production qualityyyyyy omg
- @MrBettsClass - Women’ s Suffrage
↳ Special note: A duet set to “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” And it’s kind of amazing. Maybe my favorite MrBetts video.
- We Will Rock You: Imperialism
Progressive Era, Great Depression (1900-1939)
- FDR and the New Deal
↳ Fantastic student-made video
- @MrBettsClass - Uptown Funk: New Deal
- The Roaring Twenties
↳ Really good for a student-made project
- @MrBettsClass - Thinking Out Loud: Progressive Era Review
- @MrBettsClass - One Last Time: Appeasement
World War II, Affluent Society, Civil Rights, Cold War (1939-1970)
- I Knew You Were Trouble: Cold War
- @MrBettsClass - Blank Space: Space Race
- Civil Rights
↳ A LOT of detail
- @MrBettsClass - Chandelier: McCarthyism
Vietnam War, End of the Cold War, Conservative Revolution (1964-present)
- Richard Nixon & Watergate
- Last Friday Night: Clinton Impeachment
↳ Soooo not appropriate but I love it
- Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney: Epic Rap Battles of History
↳ Watch it if only to hear Obama call Romney a cheesecake
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