AP U.S. History is designed to be the equivalent of a two-semester introductory college or university U.S. history course. . College Board, AP United States History Course and Exam Description. New York, New York: 2015. AP Course & Exam Handbook Description. College Board Overview for Students. AMSCO's United States History, 2015 introduction.. These sample exam questions were originally included in the AP U.S. History Curriculum Framework, published in fall 2012. The AP U.S. History Course and Exam Description, which is out now, includes that curriculum framework, along with a new, unique set of exam questions. Because we want teachers to have access to all.