Skip to content


Choose a Chapter | Purchase the eBook

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, 19451960
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

Printer Friendly Page
  1. Wilson and foreign affairs
    1. His background in diplomacy
    2. His idealism in diplomacy
    3. Bryan's cooling-off treaties
    4. Intervention in Mexico
      1. Overthrow of Diaz
      2. Nonrecognition of the Huerta government
      3. Invasion at Vera Cruz
      4. Carranza's government
      5. Pursuit of Pancho Villa
    5. Problems in the Caribbean
  2. World War I and early U.S. neutrality
    1. Outbreak of the war
    2. Unprecedented war
      1. Scope of fighting
      2. Military technology
      3. Trench warfare
    3. Initial U.S. response
      1. Declaration of neutrality
      2. Attitudes of hyphenated Americans
      3. Views of other Americans
    4. Extension of economic credit to the Allies
    5. Problems of neutrality
      1. Conflicts over neutral rights at sea
      2. British declaration of the North Sea war zone and other restrictions
      3. German use of submarines
      4. Sinking of the Lusitania
        1. U.S. protests
        2. Bryan's resignation
        3. Arabic pledge
      5. House's futile mediation efforts
      6. Sussex pledge
    6. Debate over preparedness
      1. Demands for stronger army and navy
      2. Antiwar advocates
      3. National Defense Act of 1916
      4. Move for a stronger navy
      5. Efforts to obtain revenue for preparedness
    7. Election of 1916
      1. Republicans nominated
      2. Progressive party disbanded
      3. Democratic program
      4. Results of the election
    8. Steps toward war
      1. Wilson's effort to mediate
      2. Wilson's assertion of terms of peace
      3. German decision for unrestricted submarine warfare
      4. Diplomatic break with Germany
      5. Efforts to arm U.S. merchant ships
      6. Zimmerman telegram
      7. Russian Revolution
  3. U.S. entry into the war
    1. Declaration of war
      1. Loss of U.S. vessels
      2. Wilson's call for war
      3. Reasons for U.S. entry
    2. Early U.S. role
      1. Limited expectations from the United States
      2. Contributions to naval strategy
      3. Financial assistance to the Allies
      4. First contingents of troops
    3. Mobilizing a nation
      1. Raising the armed forces
        1. Conscription
        2. Progressive virtues
      2. Use of "war socialism" to regulate the economy
      3. War Industries Board
      4. New labor sources
        1. African Americans
          1. Great Migration
          2. Racial conflicts
        2. Women
      5. War propaganda
      6. Civil liberties in the war
        1. Popular disdain for all things German
        2. Espionage and Sedition Acts
          1. Terms of the acts
          2. Prosecutions
          3. Impact of the acts
          4. iSchenck United States
  4. U.S. military role
    1. Allies on defensive through 1917
    2. German offensives after Russian withdrawal
    3. Instances of significant U.S. participation in the war
    4. Intervention in Russia
    5. Development of the Fourteen Points
    6. Overtures toward peace
    7. Terms of the armistice
  5. Fight for the peace
    1. Wilson's role
      1. Decision to attend the conference
      2. Effects of congressional elections of 1918
      3. Wilson's reception in Europe
      4. Structure of the conference
    2. Emphasis on the League of Nations
      1. Article X of the Covenant
      2. Machinery of the League
    3. Early warning from Lodge
    4. Amendments made to respond to critics at home
    5. Compromises on national self-determination
    6. Agreement for reparations
    7. Obtaining the German signature
    8. Wilson's loss at home
      1. Support for the peace
      2. Opposition to the peace
      3. Lodge's reaction
      4. Wilson's speaking tour
      5. Wilson's stroke
      6. Failure of the Senate votes
      7. Formal ending of the war
  6. Conversion to peace
    1. Lack of leadership
    2. Unplanned demobilization
    3. Spanish flu
      1. Pandemic
      2. 675,000 deaths in U.S.
    4. Economic transition
      1. Drop in farm prices
      2. Labor unrest
        1. Seattle General Strike
        2. Steel Strike
        3. Boston Police Strike
    5. Race riots
    6. Red Scare
      1. Fear of radicals
      2. Bombs in the mail
      3. Deportation of aliens
      4. Evaporation of the Red Scare
      5. Legacy of the Red Scare

Section Menu

Organize

Learn

Connect

Multimedia

Norton Gradebook

Instructors now have an easy way to collect students’ online quizzes with the Norton Gradebook without flooding their inboxes with e-mails.

Students can track their online quiz scores by setting up their own Student Gradebook.