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1 The Collision Of Cultures
2 Britain And Its Colonies
3 Colonial Ways Of Life
4 The Imperial Perspective
5 From Empire To Independence
6 The American Revolution
7 Shaping A Federal Union
8 The Federalist Era
9 The Early Republic
10 Nationalism And Sectionalism
11 The Jacksonian Impulse
12 The Dynamics Of Growth
13 An American Renaissance: Religion, Romanticism, And Reform
14 Manifest Destiny
15 The Old South
16 The Crisis Of Union
17 The War Of The Union
18 Reconstruction: North And South
19 New Frontiers: South And West
20 Big Business And Organized Labor
21 The Emergence Of Urban America
22 Gilded-age Politics And Agrarian Revolt
23 An American Empire
24 The Progressive Era
25 America And The Great War
26 The Modern Temper
27 Republican Resurgence And Decline
28 New Deal America
29 From Isolation To Global War
30 The Second World War
31 The Fair Deal And Containment
32 Through The Picture Window: Society And Culture, 1945–1960
33 Conflict And Deadlock: The Eisenhower Years
34 New Frontiers: Politics And Social Change In The 1960s
35 Rebellion And Reaction In The 1960s And 1970s
36 A Conservative Insurgency
37 Triumph And Tragedy: America At The Turn Of The Century

  1. English administration of the colonies
    1. British government
      1. Role of the king
      2. Inconsistent policies
    2. Colonial economic policy
      1. Assumptions of the mercantile system
      2. Provisions of the Navigation Acts of 1651, 1660, 1663, and 1673
      3. Problems with enforcement of the acts
    3. The Dominion of New England
      1. Plans for the Dominion
      2. Errors of Governor Andros
    4. Impact of the Glorious Revolution
      1. Effects on the Dominion of New England
      2. Long-term effects on American history
      3. John Locke’s theory
    5. Emergence of a coherent colonial system
      1. Provisions of the Navigation Act of 1696
      2. Role of the Board of Trade
      3. Decline of the policy of “salutary neglect”
  2. Colonial self-government
    1. General organization of colonial governments
    2. Powers of the governors
      1. Veto power
      2. Relating to meetings of the assembly
      3. Appointment of council
      4. Judicial powers
      5. Executive powers
    3. Role of the assembly
      1. Method of election
      2. Control of taxes and expenditures
      3. Development of self-government as a “right”
  3. Relations with the Indians, the Spanish, and the French
    1. Nature of contacts with the Indians
    2. Major battles with Indians
      1. Early Virginia and Connecticut conflicts
      2. King Philip’s War in New England
      3. Bacon’s Rebellion, a civil war and an Indian war
    3. Failure of Spain in North America
      1. Emphasis in missions, forts, and gold
      2. Lack of settlements and market economy
    4. Competing with the French
      1. Nature of French settlements in the New World
      2. Control of the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River
      3. Comparison of French and British advantages
  4. Colonial Wars
    1. Four European and intercolonial wars, 1689–1763
      1. Causes
      2. Effects of the conflicts
    2. The final war: French and Indian War, 1754–1763
      1. First conflicts
        1. Virginians
        2. George Washington
        3. Defeat at Fort Necessity
      2. British vs. French
      3. World war
      4. Role of British sea power
      5. Battle of Quebec and other British victories
      6. The Peace of Paris and results of the war
        1. French losses, English gains
        2. Pontiac’s Rebellion

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