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  • The Americas, Europe, and Africa Before 1492


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      • Early Globalization: The Atlantic World, 1492–1650



        2.1. Portuguese Exploration and Spanish Conquest
        2.2. Religious Upheavals in the Developing Atlantic World
        2.3. Challenges to Spain’s Supremacy
        2.4. New Worlds in the Americas: Labor, Commerce, and the Columbian Exchange
        Final Assessment


        • Creating New Social Orders: Colonial Societies, 1500–1700



          3.1. Spanish Exploration and Colonial Society
          3.2. Colonial Rivalries: Dutch and French Colonial Ambitions
          3.3. English Settlements in America
          3.4. The Impact of Colonization

          Final Assessment


          • Rule Britannia! The English Empire, 1660–1763



            4.1. Charles II and the Restoration Colonies
            4.2. The Glorious Revolution and the English Empire
            4.3. An Empire of Slavery and the Consumer Revolution
            4.4. Great Awakening and Enlightenment
            4.5. Wars for Empire

            Final Assessment

            • Imperial Reforms and Colonial Protests, 1763-1774


              5.1. Confronting the National Debt: The Aftermath of the French and Indian War
              5.2. The Stamp Act and the Sons and Daughters of Liberty
              5.3. The Townshend Acts and Colonial Protest
              5.4. The Destruction of the Tea and the Coercive Acts
              5.5. Disaffection: The First Continental Congress and American Identity
              Final Assessment


              • America's War for Independence, 1775-1783


                6.1. Britain’s Law-and-Order Strategy and Its Consequences
                6.2. The Early Years of the Revolution
                6.3. War in the South
                6.4. Identity during the American Revolution
                Final Assessment


                • Creating Republican Governments, 1776–1790


                  7.1. Common Sense: From Monarchy to an American Republic
                  7.2. How Much Revolutionary Change?
                  7.3. Debating Democracy
                  7.4. The Constitutional Convention and Federal Constitution
                  Final Assessment


                  • Growing Pains: The New Republic, 1790–1820


                    8.1. Competing Visions: Federalists and Democratic-Republicans
                    8.2. The New American Republic
                    8.3. Partisan Politics
                    8.4. The United States Goes Back to War
                    Final Assessment

                    • Industrial Transformation in the North, 1800–1850

                      9.1. Early Industrialization in the Northeast
                      9.2. A Vibrant Capitalist Republic
                      9.3. On the Move: The Transportation Revolution
                      9.4. A New Social Order: Class Divisions
                      Final Assessment

                      • Jacksonian Democracy, 1820–1840


                        10.1. A New Political Style: From John Quincy Adams to Andrew Jackson
                        10.2. The Rise of American Democracy
                        10.3. The Nullification Crisis and the Bank War
                        10.4. Indian Removal
                        10.5. The Tyranny and Triumph of the Majority
                        Final Assessment


                        • A Nation on the Move: Westward Expansion, 1800–1860


                          11.1. Lewis and Clark
                          11.2. The Missouri Crisis
                          11.3. Independence for Texas
                          11.4. The Mexican-American War, 1846–1848
                          11.5. Free Soil or Slave? The Dilemma of the West
                          Final Assessment


                          • Cotton is King: The Antebellum South, 1800–1860


                            12.1. The Economics of Cotton
                            12.2. African Americans in the Antebellum United States
                            12.3. Wealth and Culture in the South
                            12.4. The Filibuster and the Quest for New Slave States
                            Final Assessment

                            • Antebellum Idealism and Reform Impulses, 1820–1860


                              13.1. An Awakening of Religion and Individualism
                              13.2. Antebellum Communal Experiments
                              13.3. Reforms to Human Health
                              13.4. Addressing Slavery
                              13.5. Women’s Rights
                              Final Assessment


                              • Troubled Times: the Tumultuous 1850s


                                14.1. The Compromise of 1850
                                14.2. The Kansas-Nebraska Act and the Republican Party
                                14.3. The Dred Scott Decision and Sectional Strife
                                14.4. John Brown and the Election of 1860
                                Final Assessment

                                • The Civil War, 1860–1865


                                  15.1. The Origins and Outbreak of the Civil War
                                  15.2. Early Mobilization and War
                                  15.3. 1863: The Changing Nature of the War
                                  15.4. The Union Triumphant
                                  Final Assessment

                                  • The Era of Reconstruction, 1865–1877


                                    16.1. Restoring the Union
                                    16.2. Congress and the Remaking of the South, 1865–1866
                                    16.3. Radical Reconstruction, 1867–1872
                                    16.4. The Collapse of Reconstruction
                                    Final Assessment


                                    • Go West Young Man! Westward Expansion, 1840-1900


                                      17.1. The Westward Spirit
                                      17.2. Homesteading: Dreams and Realities
                                      17.3. Making a Living in Gold and Cattle
                                      17.4. The Loss of American Indian Life and Culture
                                      17.5. The Impact of Expansion on Chinese Immigrants and Hispanic Citizens
                                      Final Assessment


                                      • Industrialization and the Rise of Big Business, 1870-1900


                                        18.1. Inventors of the Age
                                        18.2. From Invention to Industrial Growth
                                        18.3. Building Industrial America on the Backs of Labor
                                        18.4. A New American Consumer Culture
                                        Final Assessment


                                        • The Growing Pains of Urbanization, 1870-1900


                                          19.1. Urbanization and Its Challenges
                                          19.2. The African American “Great Migration” and New European Immigration
                                          19.3. Relief from the Chaos of Urban Life
                                          19.4. Change Reflected in Thought and Writing
                                          Final Assessment


                                          • Politics in the Gilded Age, 1870-1900


                                            20.1. Political Corruption in Postbellum America
                                            20.2. The Key Political Issues: Patronage, Tariffs, and Gold
                                            20.3. Farmers Revolt in the Populist Era
                                            20.4. Social and Labor Unrest in the 1890s
                                            Final Assessment


                                            • Leading the Way: The Progressive Movement, 1890-1920


                                              21.1. The Origins of the Progressive Spirit in America
                                              21.2. Progressivism at the Grassroots Level
                                              21.3. New Voices for Women and African Americans
                                              21.4. Progressivism in the White House
                                              Final Assessment


                                              • Age of Empire: American Foreign Policy, 1890-1914


                                                22.1. Turner, Mahan, and the Roots of Empire
                                                22.2. The Spanish-American War and Overseas Empire
                                                22.3. Economic Imperialism in East Asia
                                                22.4. Roosevelt’s “Big Stick” Foreign Policy
                                                22.5. Taft’s “Dollar Diplomacy”
                                                Final Assessment


                                                • Americans and the Great War, 1914-1919


                                                  23.1. American Isolationism and the European Origins of War
                                                  23.2. The United States Prepares for War
                                                  23.3. A New Home Front
                                                  23.4. From War to Peace
                                                  23.5. Demobilization and Its Difficult Aftermath
                                                  Final Assessment

                                                  • The Jazz Age: Redefining the Nation, 1919-1929


                                                    24.1. Prosperity and the Production of Popular Entertainment
                                                    24.2. Transformation and Backlash
                                                    24.3. A New Generation
                                                    24.4. Republican Ascendancy: Politics in the 1920s
                                                    Final Assessment

                                                    • Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? The Great Depression, 1929-1932


                                                      25.1. The Stock Market Crash of 1929
                                                      25.2. President Hoover’s Response
                                                      25.3. The Depths of the Great Depression
                                                      25.4. Assessing the Hoover Years on the Eve of the New Deal
                                                      Final Assessment

                                                      • Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal, 1932-1941


                                                        26.1. The Rise of Franklin Roosevelt
                                                        26.2. The First New Deal
                                                        26.3. The Second New Deal
                                                        Final Assessment

                                                        • Fighting the Good Fight in World War II, 1941-1945


                                                          27.1. The Origins of War: Europe, Asia, and the United States
                                                          27.2. The Home Front
                                                          27.3. Victory in the European Theater
                                                          27.4. The Pacific Theater and the Atomic Bomb
                                                          Final Assessment


                                                          • Post-War Prosperity and Cold War Fears, 1945-1960


                                                            28.1. The Challenges of Peacetime
                                                            28.2. The Cold War
                                                            28.3. The American Dream
                                                            28.4. Popular Culture and Mass Media
                                                            28.5. The African American Struggle for Civil Rights
                                                            Final Assessment

                                                            • Contesting Futures: America in the 1960s


                                                              29.1. The Kennedy Promise
                                                              29.2. Lyndon Johnson and the Great Society
                                                              29.3. The Civil Rights Movement Marches On
                                                              29.4. Challenging the Status Quo
                                                              Final Assessment

                                                              • Political Storms at Home and Abroad, 1968-1980


                                                                30.1. Identity Politics in a Fractured Society
                                                                30.2. Coming Apart, Coming Together
                                                                30.3. Vietnam: The Downward Spiral
                                                                30.4. Watergate: Nixon’s Domestic Nightmare
                                                                30.5. Jimmy Carter in the Aftermath of the Storm
                                                                Final Assessment

                                                                • From Cold War to Culture Wars, 1980-2000


                                                                  31.1. The Reagan Revolution
                                                                  31.2. Political and Cultural Fusions
                                                                  31.3. A New World Order
                                                                  31.4. Bill Clinton and the New Economy
                                                                  Final Assessment

                                                                  • The Challenges of the Twenty-First Century


                                                                    32.1. The War on Terror
                                                                    32.2. The Domestic Mission
                                                                    32.3. New Century, Old Disputes
                                                                    32.4. Hope and Change
                                                                    Final Assessment

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