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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. Government of the Confederation period
    1. Authority given to Congress by the Articles of Confederation
    2. Basic accomplishments of the Confederation government
    3. Nature of congressional administration during the war
    4. Financial problems of the government
      1. Robert Morris, secretary of finance
      2. Use of public debt to secure support for the nation
      3. Scheme for a national bank failed to receive unanimous approval
      4. Newburgh Conspiracy
        1. Threat of a coup
        2. Washington’s opposition
      5. Growth of government debt
    5. Development of a land policy
      1. Direct congressional authority prevailed
      2. Geographic areas covered by the policy
      3. Land ordinances set policy
        1. Ordinance of 1784
        2. Ordinance of 1785
        3. Northwest Ordinance of 1787
          1. Territories into states
          2. Not imperialistic
        4. Western lands south of the Ohio River
        5. Indian treaties in West
    6. The war and the economy
      1. Effects on farming
      2. Impact on merchants
        1. Some helped, some hurt
        2. Free trade sentiment
      3. Pent-up demand
      4. Trade with China
    7. Diplomatic difficulties
      1. With Britain
      2. With Spain
    8. Confederacy’s problems
      1. Trade restrictions
      2. Shortage of cash
      3. Demand for paper currency
      4. Demands of debtors
      5. Shays’s Rebellion
      6. Calls for stronger government
  2. Adopting the Constitution
    1. Preliminary steps to the convention
      1. Mount Vernon meeting of 1785
      2. Annapolis meeting of 1786
      3. Call for a Constitutional Convention
    2. The Convention
      1. The delegates
      2. Political philosophy represented at the Convention
      3. Secrecy of the proceedings
    3. Conflict of the Virginia and New Jersey plans
      1. Terms of the Virginia plan
      2. Terms of the New Jersey plan
      3. Convention chose to create a new government
    4. Major issues of dispute in drafting the Constitution
      1. Basis for representation of the states
      2. Disputes between North and South over counting slaves
      3. No consideration of women’s rights
      4. Issues of citizenship and immigration
    5. Principles incorporated into the Constitution
      1. Separation of powers
      2. The office of president
      3. The judicial branch
      4. Examples of countervailing forces in the government
      5. Ratification provisions
  3. Fight for ratification
    1. Nationalists vs. Antifederalists
    2. Charles Beard’s argument for the economic motivation of the delegates
      1. Hamilton, Madison, and Jay
      2. Number 10
    3. Arguments of The Federalist for ratification
    4. Views of Federalists and Antifederalists
    5. Pattern of ratification by States
    6. Plans for transition to a new government

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