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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. Impact of the Great War for Empire
    1. Attitudes of colonists
      1. Self-importance
      2. Separate identity
    2. Problems of British
      1. Governing new lands
      2. Political instability
      3. Indians
    3. Proclamation of 1763
    4. Retaliation of the British government for colonial actions during the war
      1. Imperial forces won the war while colonists traded with the enemy
      2. Efforts to use writs of assistance to stop illegal trade
    5. Colonists used the war to exact concessions from their governors
    6. Problems of managing defense in the newly captured lands to the north and east
  2. Grenville’s program
    1. Paying for American defense
      1. Making customs collection efficient
      2. The Sugar Act of 1764
      3. The Currency Act of 1764
      4. The Stamp Act of 1765
      5. The Quartering Act of 1765
    2. Colonial reaction
      1. Radical ideals of the “Real Whigs”
      2. Colonial perceptions of the Grenville program
      3. Basis for the argument “no taxation without representation”
    3. The Stamp Act Crisis
      1. Early mass actions
      2. Efforts to unify the protests, the Stamp Act Congress
      3. Use of nonimportation
      4. Repeal of the Stamp Act
      5. Meaning of the Declaratory Act
  3. The Townshend Acts
    1. Changing politics in England
    2. Basis for and provisions of the Townshend Acts, 1767
    3. Colonial reactions
      1. Dickinson’s Letters oppose taxes for revenue
      2. Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty
      3. Virginia Resolves
      4. Boston Massacre, 1770
      5. Repeal of the Townshend Duties except on tea, 1770
      6. Improved relations, tinder awaiting a spark
  4. Backcountry discontent
    1. Ethan Allen and the creation of Vermont, 1777
    2. Paxton Boys’ rebellion in Pennsylvania
    3. Evidences of discontent in the Carolinas
  5. Renewed tension with England
    1. Burning of the Gaspee
    2. Formation of the Committees of Correspondence
    3. Lord North and the Tea Act of 1773
      1. Terms of the act
      2. Nature of colonial reactions
      3. Boston Tea Party, 1773
    4. The Coercive Acts, 1774
    5. Quebec Act prevents entry to western lands
    6. Colonial actions of support for Boston
    7. The First Continental Congress, September 1774
      1. All colonies represented except Georgia
      2. Endorse Suffolk Resolves
      3. Adopt Continental Association
      4. Call a second Congress for May 1775
      5. British reactions
  6. Colonists take the initiative
    1. Strengthening colonial militias
    2. Battles of Lexington and Concord
    3. Capture of Fort Ticonderoga
    4. Actions of the Second Continental Congress
    5. Battle of Bunker Hill
    6. Congress’s two documents of explanation
    7. Attack in Canada
      1. Defeat at Quebec
      2. Effect of smallpox
    8. Impact of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense
    9. The Declaration of Independence
      1. Jefferson’s draft
      2. Modifications
      3. Contract theory of government
  7. Assessment of the causes of the Revolution
    1. Multiple explanations
    2. British sovereignty versus American rights
    3. Individual motives

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