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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. Start of the revolution in 1776
    1. The military situation
      1. British
      2. American
    2. In New York and New Jersey
      1. Battle of Long Island
      2. Washington’s gamble at Trenton
      3. American success at Princeton
    3. Results of 1776
      1. Missed opportunity for the British
      2. American war of attrition
  2. American society in wartime
    1. Divisions among the people
      1. Loyalists or Tories
        1. Small minority
        2. Support in seaports and backcountry
        3. Cause of British frustration
      2. Patriots or Whigs
        1. Militia
        2. Continental army
    2. Problems of finance, supply, and health
      1. Revenue
      2. Arsenal at Springfield
      3. Small army
      4. Impact of smallpox
  3. The war continues
    1. Campaigns of 1777
      1. British plans
      2. Howe’s capture of Philadelphia
      3. Washington at Valley Forge
      4. Burgoyne defeated by Gates at Saratoga
    2. Foreign involvement in war
      1. French enter war
        1. French-American agreements
        2. Spain allies with France
      2. British attack Dutch
    3. 1778
      1. British concessions
      2. Clinton replaces Howe
      3. Washington at Valley Forge
      4. Von Steuben and military training
      5. Spring revival
      6. Stalemate
    4. D.War in the West
      1. Victories of George Rogers Clark in Illinois in 1778
      2. Sullivan and Clinton destroy Iroquois in 1779
      3. Daniel Boone in Kentucky
      4. Defeat of Cherokees
    5. Southern campaign
      1. British motives and results
      2. Capture of Savannah and Charleston
      3. Cornwallis’s victory at Camden
      4. Turning point at King’s Mountain
      5. Morgan’s victory at Cowpens
      6. Battle of Guilford Courthouse
      7. Yorktown, October 1781
        1. Nature of campaign
        2. Defeat of Cornwallis
  4. Peace negotiations
    1. Negotiators
    2. Nature of the problems with France and with Spain
    3. American initiatives with Britain
    4. Terms of the Peace of Paris, September 3, 1783
  5. The Revolution at home
    1. Revolutionary concepts developed in America
      1. Lack of a feudal tradition
      2. Republican governmental ideas
    2. Changes in state governments
      1. Concept of a written constitution
      2. Concept of a constitutional convention
      3. Other principles in new state governments
    3. Articles of Confederation
      1. Difficulties in obtaining ratification
      2. Powers of central government under the Articles
    4. Impact on equality in the colonies
      1. On lower socioeconomic groups
        1. Ending habits of deference to upper classes
        2. Broader voting and officeholding qualifications
        3. Limited land confiscation and land grants
      2. On slavery
        1. States’ control of slave trade
        2. Role of blacks in the war
          1. Lord Dunmore and the Ethiopian Regiment
          2. Blacks in American army
        3. Antislavery efforts
          1. Emancipation by northern states
          2. Manumission by some southerners
      3. On women
        1. Involvement in prewar boycotts and in providing wa rtime supplies
        2. Limited gains in law for women
      4. On religion
        1. Removal of tax support for religion in various states
        2. Development of some national church organizations
  6. An American culture
    1. Independence Day
    2. First new nation
    3. Nation’s special mission

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