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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

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  1. English colonial empire
    1. Compared to Spanish and French
    2. Administration of colonies
    3. Mercantile system
      1. Navigation Act of 1651
      2. Under the Restoration
      3. Enumerated goods
      4. Role of colonies
      5. Other navigation acts
      6. Enforcement of acts
    4. Dominion of New England
      1. Royal government
      2. Sir Edmund Andros
      3. Opposition
    5. The Glorious Revolution in America
      1. Dominion of New England ends
      2. Leisler’s Rebellion in New York
      3. John Locke’s contract theory of government
    6. Emergence of coherent system under William and Mary
    7. Period of “salutary neglect”
  2. Governments in the colonies
    1. Lack of a coherent plan
    2. Role of the governor
      1. Method of selection in different colonies
      2. Veto power
      3. Control over convening the assembly
      4. Selection of council members
      5. Role in court proceedings
      6. Other authority
    3. Role of the assemblies
      1. Conflict with governors
      2. Restrictions in various colonies on right to vote for assembly
      3. Two key powers: to approve taxes and to initiate legislation
      4. Efforts to use assembly powers to gain control over governors
  3. Other empires in America
    1. Decline of Spanish control in North America
      1. Ways Spanish control failed
      2. Reasons for Spanish failure
    2. French settlements in North America
      1. Effects of small French population in North America
      2. Beginnings of settlement, Quebec, 1608
      3. Exploration and settlement to the south: Louisiana and Mississippi
      4. French and English settlements compared
      5. Early conflicts between the French and English
  4. The wars for empire between France and England
    1. Causes of the wars
    2. French and Indian War
      1. First conflicts
        1. Virginians into Ohio River Valley
        2. George Washington and Fort Necessity
      2. Albany Congress, 1754
        1. Called by Board of Trade
        2. Plan of Union rejected
      3. Continued conflict
        1. French victory in backwoods
        2. World war
        3. William Pitt’s strategy
        4. Battle of Quebec
      4. Results of war
        1. Peace of Paris
          1. France ousted from North America
          2. British take Florida
          3. Spain re c e ives New Orleans and land west of Mississippi River
        2. Pontiac’s Rebellion

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