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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. Slavery in the territories
    1. Proposals sparked by Mexican War
      1. Wilmot Proviso
      2. Calhoun’s resolutions
      3. Popular sovereignty
    2. Oregon as free state
    3. Election of 1848
      1. Whigs and Taylor
      2. Free-soil coalition
        1. Barnburners
        2. Conscience Whigs
        3. Liberty party
        4. Martin Van Buren
      3. Results
    4. California
      1. Gold rush
        1. Migration
        2. Mining frontier
      2. Statehood
  2. The Compromise of 1850
    1. The context
      1. Controversies
      2. Participants
    2. Initial positions
      1. Clay’s eight proposals
      2. Calhoun’s reply
      3. Webster’s plea for Union
      4. Seward’s antislavery reply
      5. Comprehensive bill
    3. Reaching a compromise
      1. Fillmore succeeds Taylor
      2. Douglas’s strategy
      3. Terms of compromise
    4. Antislavery reaction
      1. Protests against Fugitive Slave Law
      2. Uncle Tom’s Cabin
    5. Election of 1852
      1. Candidates
      2. Results
  3. Foreign affairs
    1. Ostend Manifesto
    2. Diplomacy in the Pacific
      1. Opening in China
      2. Perry in Japan
  4. Kansas-Nebraska controversy
    1. Transcontinental railroad
      1. Gadsden Purchase
      2. Douglas’s Nebraska bill
        1. Repeal of Missouri Compromise
        2. Antislavery opposition
    2. Emergence of Republican party
      1. End of Whig party
      2. Know-Nothing party
      3. New coalition party
    3. Battle for Kansas
      1. Settlement
      2. Elections
      3. Clash of governments
      4. Pottawatomie Massacre
      5. Brooks-Sumner clash in Congress
    4. Election of 1856
      1. Republican nominee
      2. Democratic candidate
      3. Sectional campaigns
      4. Election of Buchanan
  5. Worsening sectional crisis under Buchanan
    1. The Dred Scott decision
      1. The case
      2. Court’s decision
      3. Calls for a federal slave code
    2. Movement for Kansas statehood
      1. Governor Walker’s efforts
      2. Defeat of Lecompton constitution
    3. Financial panic of 1857
      1. Causes
      2. Sectional reactions
    4. Lincoln-Douglas contest
      1. Candidates and their views
      2. Debates
        1. The Freeport Doctrine
        2. Lincoln’s moral question
      3. Results
    5. John Brown’s raid at Harper’s Ferry
  6. Election of 1860
    1. Democrats
      1. Deadlocked convention
      2. Rump Democrats nominate Douglas
      3. Proslavers name Breckinridge
    2. Republicans nominate Lincoln
    3. Constitutional Union party
    4. The campaign
    5. Results
  7. Secession
    1. Deep South acts
    2. Buchanan’s reactions
    3. Federal property in seceded South
    4. Last compromise attempts

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