Chapter One : Early America
bullet 1. The First Americans
bullet 2. Mound Builders and Pueblos
bullet 3. Native American Cultures
bullet 4. The First Europeans
bullet 5. Early Settlements
bullet 6. Jamestown
bullet 7. Massachusetts
bullet 8. New Netherland and Maryland
bullet 9. Colonial-Indian Relations
bullet 10. Second Generation of British Colonies
bullet 11. Settlers, Slaves and Servants
Extra Reading:

The Enduring Mystery of the Anasazi

 

Chapter Two : The Colonial Period
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1. New Peoples

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2. New England

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3. The Middle Colonies

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4. The Southern Colonies

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5. Society, Schools and Culture

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6. Emergence of Colonial Government

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7. The French and Indian War

Extra Reading:

The Witches of Salem

 

Chapter 3 : The Road to Independence

1. A New Colonial System

2. Stamp Act

3. Taxation Without Representation

4. Townshend Acts

5. Samuel Adams

6. Boston "Tea Party"

7. The Coercive Acts

8. The Revolution Begins

9. Common Sense and Independence

10. Defeats and Victories

11. Franco-American Alliance

12. The British Move South

13. Victory and Independence

 

 

Loyalists During the American Revolution

 

Chapter 4 : The Formation of a National Government

1. State Constitutions

2. Articles of Confederation

3. The Problem of Expansion

4. Constitutional Convention

5. Debate and Compromise

6. Ratification and the Bill of Rights

7. President Washington

8. Hamilton vs. Jefferson

9. Citizen Genet and Foreign Policy

10. Adams and Jefferson

11. Louisiana and Britain

12. War of 1812

The Second Great Awakening
 

Chapter 5: Westward Expansion and Regional Differences

1. Building Unity

2. Extension of Slavery

3. Latin America and the Monroe Doctrine

4. Factionalism and Political Parties

5. Nullification Crisis

6. Battle of the Bank

7. Whigs, Democrats and "Know-Nothings"

8. Stirrings of Reform

9. Women's Rights

10. Westward

Seneca Falls
Chapter 6 : Sectional Conflict

1. Two Americas

2. Lands of Promise

3. Slavery and Sectionalism

4. The Abolitionists

5. Texas and War with Mexico

6. The Compromise of 1850

7. A Divided Nation

8. Lincoln, Douglas and Brown

9. Secession and Civil War

10. Western Advance, Eastern Stalemate

11. Gettysburg to Appomattox

12. With Malice Toward None

13. Radical Reconstruction

14. The End of Reconstruction

15. Peace Democrats, Copperheads and Draft Riots

 

 
Chapter 7 :Growth and Transformation

1. Technology and Change

2. Carnegie and the Era of Steel

3. Corporations and Cities

4. Railroads, Regulations and the Tariff

5. Revolution in Agriculture

6. The Divided South

7. The Last Frontier

8. The Plight of the Indians

9. Ambivalent Empire

10. The Canal and the Americas

11. United States and Asia

 

 

Chapter 8 : Discontent and Reform

1. Agrarian Distress and the Rise of Populism

2. The Struggles of Labor

3. The Reform Impulse

4. Roosevelt's Reforms

5. Taft and Wilson

A Nation of Nations
Chapter 9 : War, Prosperity and Depression

1. War and Neutral Rights

2. United States Enters World War I

3. The League of Nations

4. Postwar Unrest

5. The Booming 1920s

6. Tensions Over Immigration

7. Clash of Cultures

8. The Great Depression

 
Chapter 10 : The New Deal and World War

1. Roosevelt and the New Deal

2. Unemployment

3. Agriculture

4. Industry and Labor

5. The Second New Deal

6. A New Coalition

7. Eve of World War II

8. Japan, Pearl Harbor and War

9. The War in North Africa and Europe

10. The War in the Pacific

11. The Politics of War

12. War, Victory and the Bomb

The Rise of Industrial Unions
hapter 11 : Postwar America

1. Consensus and Change

2. Cold War Aims

3. Harry Truman's Leadership

4. Origins of the Cold War

5. Containment

6. The Cold War in Asia and the Middle East

7. Eisenhower and the Cold War

8. The Cold War at Home

9. The Postwar Economy: 1945-1960

10. The Fair Deal

11. Eisenhower's Approach

12. The Culture of the 1950s

13. Origins of the Civil Rights Movement

14. Desegregation

 

 
Chapter 12 : Decades of Change

1. Kennedy and the New Frontier

2. Lyndon Johnson and the Great Society

3. Confrontation Over Cuba

4. The Space Program

5. The War in Vietnam

6. Detente

7. Nixon's Accomplishments and Defeats

8. The Ford Interlude

9. The Carter Years

10. Post-Vietnam Foreign Policy

11. The Civil Rights Movement 1960-1980

12. The Women's Movement

13. The Latino Movement

14. The Native American Movement

15. The Counter-Culture and Environmentalism

 

 
Chapter 13 : Toward the 21st Century

1. A Society in Transition

2. Conservatism and the Rise of Ronald Reagan

3. The Economy in the 1980s

4. Foreign Affairs

5. U.S.-Soviet Relations

6. Space Shuttle

7. Iran-Contra and Black Monday

8. The Presidency of George Bush

9. Budgets and Deficits

10. End to the Cold War

11. The Gulf War

12. Panama and NAFTA

13. The 1992 Presidential Election

14. Afterword

 

Additional Readings:

A Nation of Immigrants

Third-Party and Independent Candidates