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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 new imperialism
    1. Global context
      1. Economic sources
      2. Europeans in Asia and Africa
    2. American imperialism
      1. Extra-continental territories
      2. Debate over expansion
      3. Alfred Thayer Mahan
    3. Imperialist theories
      1. Anglo-Saxon superiority
      2. Christian mission
  2. Expansion in the Pacific
    1. Seward and the purchase of Alaska
    2. Involvement in Samoa
    3. Relations with Hawaii
      1. Reciprocal trade agreement
      2. Economic crisis
      3. Revolution and U.S. intervention
      4. Annexation by the United States.
  3. Development of the Spanish-American War
    1. Effects of American investments and tariffs
    2. Guerrilla warfare by revolutionaries
    3. Wyler's reconcentration policy
    4. Role of the press in the war
      1. Contest between Hearst's Journal and Pulitzer's World
      2. Examples of yellow journalism
    5. Cleveland's efforts for compromise
    6. Spanish response to McKinley's stance
    7. Arousal of public opinion
      1. de Lôme letter (Fe9, 1898)
      2. Sinking of the Maine (Fe15, 1898)
    8. Final moves to war
    9. Motives for war
  4. Fighting the "splendid little war"
    1. Naval victory at Manila Bay
    2. Cuban campaign
      1. Rough Riders
      2. Siege of Santiago
    3. Terms of the armistice
  5. Results of the war
    1. Treaty of Paris
      1. Negotiations
      2. Motives for annexation
      3. Terms of the treaty
    2. Other territorial acquisitions
    3. Debate over treaty
      1. Anti-imperialist arguments
      2. Bryan's support
      3. Ratification
    4. Guerrilla war in Philippines
    5. Anti-Imperialist League
    6. Organizing acquisitions
      1. Philippines under Taft
      2. Civil government in Puerto Rico
      3. Insular Cases
    7. Situation in Cuba
      1. Leonard Wood as governor
      2. Yellow fever
      3. Cuban constitution
      4. Platt Amendment
      5. Insurrection of 1906
  6. Imperial rivalries in the Far East
    1. Japan's modernization
    2. Scramble for spheres of influence in China
    3. The Open-Door Policy
      1. British initiatives
      2. Unilateral action
      3. Policies of the Open-Door Note
      4. Reactions of other nations
    4. The Boxer Rebellion
  7. Roosevelt and diplomacy
    1. Background of Theodore Roosevelt (TR)
    2. Imperialism and the 1900 election
    3. TR as president
    4. The Panama Canal
      1. Need for the canal
      2. Negotiations with the British and French
      3. Difficulties with Colombia
      4. Panamanian revolution
      5. End to negotiations
      6. Construction of the canal
      7. Legacies of the incident
    5. Roosevelt Corollary
      1. Problems of debt collection
      2. Formulation of the corollary
    6. Russo-Japanese War
      1. Cause of war
      2. TR's efforts for peace
    7. United States's relations with Japan
      1. Respect for possessions
      2. Fears of the "yellow peril"
      3. Gentlemen's Agreement of 1907
    8. Other diplomatic efforts
      1. Algeciras Conference (1906)
      2. The "Great White Fleet"

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