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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. Election of Reagan
    1. Reagan’s appeal
      1. Personal qualities
      2. Simple message
      3. Skill as public speaker
    2. Personal background
    3. Political rise of Reagan
      1. Demographic changes
        1. Older population
        2. Growth of Sunbelt
      2. Religious revival
        1. Fundamentalism
        2. “Moral Majority”
        3. Traditional values
      3. Backlash against feminism
        1. Phyllis Schlafly and anti-ERA movement
        2. Anti-abortion movement
    4. Election of 1980
      1. Reagan’s promises
      2. Reagan victory
      3. Voter apathy
      4. Democrats’ declining appeal
  2. Reagan’s first term
    1. Reaganomics
      1. “Government is the problem”
      2. Tax cuts
      3. Budget deficits
      4. Business slump
      5. 1982 tax increase
    2. Foreign affairs in the 1980s
      1. Reagan’s anti-communism
      2. Military buildup
        1. Strategic Defense Initiative
        2. Rhetorical protests
      3. Emphasis on Central America
        1. El Salvador
        2. Nicaragua
          1. Sandinistas
          2. Contras
      4. Middle East
        1. Iran-Iraq war
        2. Lebanon, PLO, Israel
      5. Grenada
  3. Reagan’s second term
    1. Election of 1984
      1. Economic recovery
      2. Mondale and taxes
    2. Foreign policy
      1. Reagan Doctrine
      2. Arms control agreement
        1. Negotiations with Gorbachev
        2. Stalled talks
        3. INF reductions
    3. Iran-Contra scandal
      1. Arms for hostages
      2. Profits to Contras
      3. Tower Commission
      4. Special prosecutor and indictments
    4. The left-out
      1. Homeless
        1. Low-cost housing shortage
        2. Gentrification
        3. Deinstitutionalization
      2. AIDS sufferers
    5. Reagan legacy
      1. Welfare state intact
      2. Larger federal budget
      3. Hope restored
      4. Peacetime prosperity
      5. Democrats on defensive
      6. Larger gap between rich and poor
      7. Huge budget deficits
    6. 1988 election
      1. Michael Dukakis
      2. George H. W. Bush
      3. Mudslinging
      4. Results
  4. The Bush years
    1. Tone of the Bush administration
    2. Democratic movements in the world
      1. Tiananmen Square
      2. Brezhnev doctrine repudiated
        1. Eastern Europe
        2. East Germany
      3. Mongolia
      4. Soviet Union
        1. Gorbachev’s role
        2. Coup
        3. Boris Yeltsin
        4. World reaction
        5. Dissolution of Soviet Union
        6. Weapons reductions
      5. Panama
        1. Manuel Noriega and drugs
        2. U.S. invasion
        3. Surrender of Noriega
    3. The Gulf War
      1. Iraq invades Kuwait
      2. U.N. resolutions 661 and 678
      3. Operation Desert Shield
      4. Congressional debate
      5. Operation Desert Storm
      6. Cease-fire
      7. Saddam Hussein still in power

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