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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. The Tyler years
    1. Harrison’s brief beginning
    2. Tyler’s position on issues
    3. Domestic affairs
      1. Opposition to American system
      2. Cabinet resigned
    4. Foreign affairs
      1. Clash with Britain
      2. Webster-Ashburton Treaty
  2. Westward movement
    1. Manifest Destiny
    2. Western Indians
      1. Population
      2. Tribes of the Great Plains
      3. Southwestern Indians
      4. Indians of the Great Basin and Pacific coast
      5. White pressures on Indians
      6. Fort Laramie Treaty
    3. Spanish West
      1. Spanish colonies
      2. Mexican revolution
      3. American movement into Southwest
    4. The Rockies and Oregon
      1. Fur trappers in Rockies
      2. Occupation of Oregon
      3. “Oregon fever”
    5. California
      1. Early Spanish settlement
        1. Treatment of Indians
        2. Sparse population
        3. Mexican control
        4. Development of rancheros
      2. Trade and shipping
      3. Sutter’s colony
  3. Moving West
    1. A.Western pioneers
    2. Santa Fe Trail
    3. Overland Trail
      1. Missouri to Oregon
      2. Indian attacks
      3. the ordeal
        1. Work
        2. Gender roles
        3. Tensions
    4. Great plains ecology
      1. Effects of animals and wagons
      2. Tensions with Indians
    5. Donner Party
      1. Mistakes and problems
      2. Result
    6. Frémont’s mapping activities
    7. Efforts to acquire California
  4. Annexing Texas
    1. Early basis for claims to Texas
    2. American settlements
      1. Role of Stephen Austin
      2. Mexican edict against immigration
      3. U.S. demands
      4. Santa Anna’s actions
    3. Independence
      1. Battle of the Alamo
      2. Role of Sam Houston
      3. Santa Anna’s trade
      4. Treaty and independence
    4. Republic of Texas
      1. Role of Sam Houston
      2. Efforts for annexation
  5. Polk presidency
    1. Election of 1844
      1. The Texas issue
      2. Clay vs. Polk
      3. Outcome
    2. Polk in office
      1. His background
      2. Polk’s program
    3. Annexation of Texas
    4. Oregon demands
      1. Polk’s position
      2. British hesitancy for war
      3. Compromise treaty
  6. Mexican War
    1. Negotiations with Mexico
    2. Provocation of an attack
    3. Request for war
    4. Opposition to the war
    5. Preparation for war
      1. Troops compared
      2. Other factors compared
      3. Selection of a commander
    6. Taylor’s conquest of northern Mexico
    7. Annexation of California
      1. Kearny’s expedition
      2. Frémont’s efforts
      3. Republic of California
      4. Stockton’s claim of governorship
      5. Kearny’s move to California
      6. Conflict between Stockton and Kearny
      7. Conquest of California
    8. Taylor’s battles
      1. Victory at Monterey
      2. Polk’s assumptions and suspicions
      3. Santa Anna’s return to power
      4. Battle of Buena Vista
      5. Taylor’s return home
    9. Scott’s move to Mexico City
      1. Amphibious attack on Vera Cruz
      2. Troop reinforcements
      3. Attack on Mexico City
    10. Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
    11. The war’s legacy

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