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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. The new United States
    1. Regional differences
    2. Demographics
      1. Rural
      2. African Americans
      3. Indians
      4. The West
    3. The new government
      1. Washington and his governing style
      2. Status of the bureaucracy in 1789
      3. Makeup of Washington’s cabinet
      4. Congress approves the Bill of Rights
        1. Response to Antifederalists
        2. George Mason and James Madison
        3. Protection of individual rights
  2. Hamilton’s vision of America
    1. Alexander Hamilton
      1. Personal background
      2. Economic and political ideas
    2. Report on the Public Credit, 1790
      1. His plan to fund the national debt and assume the state debts
      2. Justifications for Hamilton’s debt plan
      3. Reactions to Hamilton’s plan
      4. Nature of the compromise approved
    3. Hamilton’s plan for a national bank
      1. Nature of Hamilton’s plan
      2. Reactions in Congress
      3. Jefferson’s and Hamilton’s arguments regarding constitutionality of the proposal
      4. Disposition of the proposal
    4. Hamilton’s Report on Manufactures
      1. Rationale for the program
      2. Use of the tariff
      3. Partial enactment
    5. Assessing Hamilton’s achievements
  3. Development of political parties
    1. Attitudes toward parties
    2. Emergence of rivalry: Hamilton vs. Madison and Jefferson
    3. Jefferson’s background and outlook
    4. Jefferson and Hamilton compared
  4. Crises foreign and domestic
    1. Foreign affairs
      1. The French Revolution
        1. Outbreak of hostilities between France and Britain
        2. American neutrality
        3. Nature of Citizen Genet Affair
      2. Jay’s treaty with Britain
        1. Jay’s instructions
        2. Terms accepted by Jay
        3. Reactions to the treaty
    2. Problems with Indians on the frontier
    3. Whiskey Rebellion
      1. Importance of alcoholic drinks
      2. Basis for the rebellion
      3. Efforts to suppress the rebellion
      4. Significance of the episode
    4. Pinckney’s Treaty with Spain
    5. Movement into the West
      1. Issues in conflict
      2. Terms of the treaty
  5. Settlement of the West
    1. Land policy
      1. Conflict over principles
      2. Political differences
      3. Policies adopted
    2. Wilderness trail
      1. Daniel Boone
      2. Settlement of Kentucky
  6. Transfer of power
    1. Washington’s achievements
    2. Washington’s farewell address
    3. Election of 1796
      1. Candidates
      2. Hamilton’s scheme
      3. Results
    4. Adams’s years
      1. Background and career
      2. Troubles with France
        1. Undeclared war
        2. The XYZ Affair
        3. Peace settlement
      3. Domestic effects of war
        1. Federalists vs. Republicans
          1. Emergence of factions
          2. Personal attacks
        2. Alien and Sedition Acts
          1. Terms of laws
          2. Prosecutions
          3. Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions
    5. Election of 1800
      1. Issues between parties
      2. Candidates
      3. Results
      4. Election of Jefferson and Burr
      5. Packing of judiciary with Federalists
      6. New democratic politics

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