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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. Reagan Revolution
    1. Carter to Reagan
      1. Carter’s crisis of confidence
      2. Reagan’s message
        1. Optimism
        2. Pride and prosperity
        3. Old-time morality
        4. Public speaking skill
    2. Background of Reagan
      1. Hollywood
      2. Liberal to conservative
      3. Governor of California
    3. Rise to the presidency
      1. Demographic changes
      2. Religious revival
        1. Fundamentalism
        2. Moral Majority
          1. Jerry Falwell
          2. Positions on issues
          3. Support for Reagan
      3. Feminist backlash
        1. Anti-ERA
        2. Anti-abortion
    4. Election of 1980
      1. Reagan’s message
      2. Voter apathy
  2. Reagan’s first term
    1. Reaganomics
      1. “Government is the problem”
      2. Tax cuts
      3. Budget deficits
      4. Expenditures slashed
      5. Recession
      6. 1982 tax increase
    2. “Teflon Presidency”
      1. Conflicts of interest
      2. Unethical behavior
      3. Reagan untouched
    3. Effects of social policies
      1. Labor unions
      2. Feminism
      3. Minorities
    4. Foreign affairs in the 1980s
      1. Reagan’s anti-communism
      2. Military buildup
        1. “Star Wars”
        2. Rhetorical protests
      3. Emphasis on Central America
        1. El Salvador
        2. Nicaragua
          1. Sandinistas
          2. Contras
      4. Middle East
        1. Iran-Iraq war
        2. Lebanon, PLO, Israel
      5. Grenada
  3. Reagan’s second term
    1. Election of 1984
      1. Democrats and taxes
      2. Landslide and its effects
    2. Tax Reform Act of 1986
    3. Arms control talks
    4. Iran-Contra affair
      1. Arms-for-hostages reported
      2. Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North
      3. Congressional hearings
      4. Legal charges
    5. Central America
      1. Support for the Contras
      2. Setbacks in El Salvador
    6. Problems in the economy
      1. Rising debts
      2. Stock market collapse
    7. The left out
      1. Poor
      2. Homeless
      3. AIDS victims
    8. INF treaty with the Soviet Union
    9. Reagan legacy
      1. Unfilled promises
        1. Role and size of government
        2. Budget and deficit
        3. School prayer and abortion
      2. Accomplishments
        1. Redefined national agenda
        2. Prosperity
        3. Nuclear disarmament
        4. Freedom in eastern Europe
    10. Election of 1988
      1. Michael Dukakis as a liberal
      2. George Bush’s “kinder, gentler nation”
      3. Results
  4. Bush years
    1. Tone of the administration
    2. Domestic affairs
      1. Deficits and debts
        1. Higher taxes
        2. Spending cuts
      2. War on drugs
    3. Foreign policies
      1. Democracy on the march
        1. China
        2. Eastern Europe
          1. End of the Brezhnev doctrine
          2. Romania
          3. Fall of the Berlin Wall
        3. Other democratic movements
        4. Soviet Union
          1. Gorbachev reforms
          2. Coup
          3. Boris Yeltsin
      2. Panama
        1. Manuel Noriega and drugs
        2. U.S. invasion
        3. Surrender of Noriega
      3. Gulf War
        1. Iraq-Kuwait tension
        2. Iraq invades Kuwait
        3. U.N. resolutions
        4. Desert Shield
        5. Congressional debate
        6. Desert Storm
        7. Cease-fire

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