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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. Government under the Articles of Confederation
    1. The role of Congress
      1. Strengths and weaknesses
      2. Accomplishments
      3. Development of a committee system
      4. Organization of three departments
    2. Finance in the Confederation government
      1. Role of Robert Morris, superintendent of finance
      2. Reasons for failure to get financial stability
      3. Growth of the congressional debt
    3. Development of a land policy
      1. Basis for congressional action
      2. Provisions of three major ordinances
        1. Land surveying and sales
        2. System of territorial government
      3. A system for lands south of the Ohio River
      4. Obtaining claims to Indian lands
    4. Economic life under the Confederation
      1. The war’s impact on agriculture
      2. Problems of merchants
      3. Trade with Britain and others
      4. Development of small-scale American manufacturing
    5. Diplomacy under the Articles
      1. British irritants
      2. Conflicts with Spain
    6. Other problems
      1. Need to promote domestic manufactures
      2. Demands for currency or other legal tender
      3. Causes and importance of Shays’s Rebellion
    7. Calls for a change in government
  2. Drafting the Constitution
    1. Characteristics of the convention
      1. Delegates and their organization
      2. Political philosophies
      3. Organization of the convention
      4. Decision for secrecy
      5. Madison’s role
    2. Conflicts among major plans
      1. Provisions of the Virginia Plan
      2. Provisions of the New Jersey Plan
      3. Content of the Connecticut Compromise
    3. The conflict over slavery leads to the three-fifths compromise
    4. Lack of consideration given to women
    5. Features of the new government
      1. Separation of powers
      2. Nature of the bicameral Congress
      3. Role of the executive
      4. Provisions for the judiciary
      5. Concept of countervailing forces
      6. Basis for ratification
    6. The fight for ratification
      1. Characteristics of Federalists and anti-Federalists
      2. Arguments of The Federalist
        1. Madison, Hamilton, and Jay
        2. Number Ten
      3. Anti-Federalist argument
      4. The process of ratification
      5. The genius of the Constitution

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