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1 Men Prone to Wonder: America Before 1600
2 The European Settlement of North America: The Atlantic Coast to 1660
3 Empires (1660-1702)
4 Benjamin Franklin's World: Colonial North America (1702-1763)
5 Toward Independence (1764-1783)
6 Inventing the American Republic: The States (1776-1790)
7 Inventing the American Republic: The Nation (1776-1788)
8 Establishing the New Nation (1789-1800)
9 The Fabric of Change (1800-1815)
10 A New Epoch (1815-1828)
11 Political Innovation in a Mechanical Age (1828-1840)
12 Worker Worlds in Antebellum America
13 The Age of Improvement: Religion and Reform (1825-1846)
14 National Expansion, Sectional Division (1839-1850)
15 A House Dividing (1851-1860)
16 Civil War (1861-1865)
17 Reconstruction (1865-1877)
18 The Rise of Big Business and the Triumph of Industry (1870-1900)
19 An Industrial Society (1870-1910)
20 Politics and the State (1876-1900)
21 A New Place in the World (1865-1914)
22 The Progressive Era (1900-1916)
23 The Great War (1914-1919)
24 A Conservative Interlude: The 1920s
25 The Great Depression and the New Deal (1929-1940)
26 Whirlpool of War (1932-1941)
27 Fighting for Freedom (1942-1945)
28 A Troubled Peace (1945-1953)
29 Eisenhower, Affluence, and Civil Rights (1954-1960)
30 Reform, Rage, and Vietnam (1960-1968)
31 Revival of Conservativism (1969-1980)
32 "The Cold War is Over" (1981-1992)
33 Innovations and Divisions in a Globalizing Society (1970-2000)
34 The Politics of Division (1993-2001)
35 At War Against Terror

Consider the following questions as a framework to begin your study of Chapter 30:

  1. What was the historical significance of the Cuban missile crisis?
  2. How and why did the civil rights movement change in the 1960s?
  3. What were the goals of the new environmental movement?
  4. What were the major initiatives of LBJ's Great Society program?
  5. What were the arguments for and against the War in Vietnam?
  6. How did the antiwar and countercultural movements affect American society?


  1. Read this chapter in your textbook or the eBook.
  2. Print-out the chapter outline and check items that your instructor covered in class. Then read the text closely to better understand the topic.
  3. Access the iMaps for this chapter. Use the menus to view only the information you want to see as you study the geography and historical events represented on each map. Then click the Print button and you will receive a blank map worksheet that you can re-label with the labels provided.
  4. Click the Chrono-Sequencer and match the dates and events.


  1. Master the key events and terms for this chapter by working through the deck of FlashCards. You can even shuffle cards from earlier chapters if you’re trying to study for a test.
  2. Take the Multiple Choice and True / False quizzes. You can mail the results to your instructor’s Gradebook and keep track of your progress in your student Gradebook.
  3. Generate a Progress Report and fill out the items that you have completed thus far. This report can also be sent to your Gradebook or to your instructor.

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