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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. Impact of the British victory in the Great War for Empire
    1. Situation after the British victory over France
    2. Rumblings of American nationalism
    3. Awareness of distinctions between British and American military systems
    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. British politics and the colonies
    1. Government of George III
      1. Whiggish nature
      2. Intrigue and instability
    2. Proclamation Line of 1763
    3. Grenville program and effects
      1. Revenues for troops in the West
      2. Making colonists pay
        1. Vice admiralty court
        2. Sugar Act, 1764
        3. Currency Act, 1764
        4. Stamp Act, 1765
        5. Quartering Act
    4. Ideology of colonial reaction
      1. Radical whiggery
      2. British tyranny
      3. “No taxation without representation”
    5. Stamp Act crisis
      1. Colonial demonstrations
      2. Idea of colonial unity
      3. Stamp Act Congress, October 1765
      4. New Rockingham ministry
      5. Repeal of tax, 1776
      6. Declaratory Act, March 1766
  3. Increasing tensions with British
    1. Townshend duties
    2. Colonial reactions
      1. John Dickinson’s opposition
      2. Sam Adams
        1. Sons of Liberty
        2. Circular letter with James Otis
      3. Boston Massacre
    3. Townshend duties repealed except tax on tea
    4. Two years of relative peace
    5. Backcountry protests
      1. Vermont created
      2. Paxton Boys of Pennsylvania
      3. South Carolina Regulators
      4. North Carolina protests
  4. Crisis approaching
    1. More colonial protests
      1. Gaspee burned, 1772
      2. Committees of Correspondence formed, after November 1772
      3. Boston Tea Party
        1. Tea Act of 1773
        2. Colonists’ protests
        3. Effects
    2. British respond with Coercive Acts, 1774
      1. Port of Boston closed
      2. Trials of officials transferred to England
      3. New quartering act for soldiers
      4. Massachusetts’s Council and law enfo rcement offices made ap p o i n t ive
      5. No town meetings
    3. Quebec Act, July 1774
    4. First Continental Congress, September 1774
      1. Rejects plan of union
      2. Adopts Declaration of American Rights
      3. Endorses Continental Association
        1. Economic self-sufficiency
        2. Boycott of British goods
        3. Popular support
    5. British response
      1. Massachusetts in rebellion
      2. Restrictions on trade
      3. Conciliatory Resolution
    6. Patrick Henry and war
  5. Conflict spreads
    1. Colonists take the initiative
    2. Lexington and Concord
    3. Beginning of Revolutionary War
    4. Second Continental Congress convenes, 1775
    5. Fall of Fort Ticonderoga
    6. Continental army established
    7. Battle of Bunker Hill
    8. Olive Branch Petition and Declaration for Taking Up Arms
    9. Authorized attack on Québec
      1. Smallpox
      2. Defeat for Revolutionaries
    10. Growth of Congress
    11. Thomas Paine’s Common Sense
  6. Declaration of Independence
    1. Role of Jefferson
    2. Local declarations of independence
    3. George Mason’s influence
    4. Contract theory of government
    5. Causes of revolution
      1. Multiple explanations
      2. British sovereignty vs. American rights
      3. Individual motives

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