Creating America

Chapter 1 - The World in 1500

Chapter 2 - European Exploration of the Americas

Chapter 3 - The English Establish 13 Colonies

Chapter 4 - The Colonies Develop

Chapter 5 - Beginnings of an American Identity

Chapter 6 - The Road to Revolution

Chapter 7 - The American Revolution

Chapter 8 - Confederation to Constitution 1776-1791

Chapter 8 Section 1 - The Confederation Era

  1. Moving West
  2. New State Governments
  3. The Articles of Confederation
  4. The Northwest Ordinance
  5. Weaknesses of the Articles
  6. Shay's Rebellion

Chapter 8 Section 2 - Creating the Constitution

  1. A Constitutional Convention is Called
  2. The Convention's Delegates
  3. The Delegates Assemble; The Convention Begins
  4. The Virginia Plan
  5. The Great Compromise
  6. Slavery and the Constitution
  7. Regulating Trade

Chapter 8 Section 3 - Ratifying the Constitution

  1. Federalists and Antifederalists
  2. The Federalist Papers
  3. The Battle for Ratification
  4. The Bill of Rights

Constitution Handbook

The Constitution Handbook - The Preamble and Article 1: The Legislature

  1. Preamble. Purpose of the Constitution
  2. Article 1, Sections 1-6. The Organization of Congress
  3. Article 1, Sections 7-10. Powers of Congress

The Constitution Handbook - Articles 2 and 3: The Executive and the Judiciary

  1. Article 2. The Executive
  2. Article 3. The Judiciary

The Constitution Handbook - Articles 4-7: The States, Amendments, Federal Supremacy, and Ratification

  1. Article 4. Relations Among States
  2. Amending the Constitution; The Supremacy of the National Government; Ratification

The Constitution Handbook - The Bill of Rights and Amendments 11-27

  1. The Bill of Rights
  2. Amendments 11-27

Chapter 9 - Launching a New Republic 1789-1800

Chapter 9 Section 1 - Washington's Presidency (p. 293-297)

  1. Washington Takes Office
  2. Setting Up the Courts
  3. Washington's Cabinet
  4. Economic Problems
  5. Hamilton's Financial Plan
  6. Interpreting the Constitution

Chapter 9 Section 2 - Challenges to the New Government (p. 298-302)

  1. Securing the Northwest Territory
  2. Battle of Fallen Timbers
  3. The Whiskey Rebellion
  4. The French Revolution
  5. Remaining Neutral

Chapter 9 Section 3 - The Federalists in Charge (p. 303-307)

  1. Washington Retires
  2. Growth of Political Parties
  3. John Adams Takes Office
  4. Problems with France
  5. The Alien and Sedition Acts
  6. Peace with France

Chapter 10 - The Jefferson Era 1800-1816

Chapter 10 Section 1 - Jefferson Takes Office (p. 313-317)

  1. The Election of 1800
  2. Breaking the Tie
  3. The Talented Jefferson
  4. Jefferson's Philosophy
  5. Undoing Federalist Programs
  6. Marshall and the Judiciary
  7. Marbury v. Madison

Chapter 10 Section 2 - The Louisiana Purchase and Exploration (p. 318-323)

  1. The West in 1800
  2. Napoleon and New Orleans
  3. The Louisiana Purchase
  4. Lewis and Clark Explore
  5. Up the Missouri River
  6. On to the Pacific Ocean
  7. Pike's Expedition
  8. The Effects of Exploration

Chapter 10 Section 3 - Problems with Foreign Powers (p. 326-329)

  1. Jefferson's Foreign Policy
  2. Problems with France and England
  3. Trade as a Weapon
  4. Tecumseh and Native American Unity
  5. War Hawks

Chapter 10 Section 4 - The War of 1812 (p. 330-333)

  1. The War Begins
  2. The First Phase of the War
  3. The Second Phase of the War
  4. The Legacy of the War

Chapter 11 - National and Regional Growth 1800-1844

Chapter 11 Section 1 - Early Industry and Inventions (p. 341-345)

  1. Free Enterprise and Factories
  2. Factories Come to New England
  3. The Lowell Mills Hire Women
  4. A New Way to Manufacture
  5. Moving People, Goods, and Messages
  6. Technology Improves Farming

Chapter 11 Section 2 - Plantations and Slavery Spread (p. 348-353)

  1. The Cotton Boom
  2. Slavery Expands
  3. Slavery Divides the South
  4. African Americans in the South
  5. Finding Strength in Religion
  6. Families Under Slavery
  7. Slave Rebellions

Chapter 11 Section 3 - Nationalism and Sectionalism (p. 354-359)

  1. Nationalism Unites the Country
  2. Roads and Canals Link Cities
  3. The Era of Good Feelings
  4. Settling National Boundaries
  5. Sectional Tensions Increase
  6. The Missouri Compromise
  7. The Monroe Doctrine

Chapter 12 - The Age of Jackson 1824-1840

Chapter 12 Section 1 - Politics of the People

(p. 369-373)

  1. The Election of 1824
  2. Jacksonian Democracy
  3. The People's President
  4. Jackson Takes Office
  5. A New Political Era Begins

Chapter 12 Section 2 - Jackson's Policy Toward Native Americans

(p. 374-378)

  1. Native Americans in the Southeast
  2. The Cherokee Nation
  3. Jackson's Removal Policy
  4. The Trail of Tears
  5. Native American Resistance

Chapter 12 Section 3 - Conflicts over States' Rights

(p. 379-383)

  1. Rising Sectional Differences
  2. Tariff of Abominations
  3. Crisis over Nullification
  4. The States' Rights Debate
  5. South Carolina Threatens to Secede

Chapter 12 Section 4 -

Prosperity and Panic

(p. 384-387)

  1. Mr. Biddle's Bank
  2. Jackson's War on the Bank
  3. Prosperity Becomes Panic
  4. The Rise of the Whig Party
  5. The Election of 1840

Chapter 13 - Manifest Destiny 1810-1853

Chapter 13 Section 1 - Trails West Section

(p. 393-397)

  1. Mountain Men and the Rendezvous
  2. Mountain Men Open the West
  3. The Lure of the West
  4. The Trail to Santa Fe
  5. Oregon Fever
  6. One Family Heads West
  7. The Mormon Trail

Chapter 13 Section 2 - The Texas Revolution

(p. 400-405)

  1. Spanish Texas
  2. Mexican Independence Changes Texas
  3. Rising Tensions in Texas
  4. Texans Revolt Against Mexico
  5. The Fight for the Alamo
  6. Victory at San Jacinto
  7. Lone Star Republic

Chapter 13 Section 3 - The War with Mexico

(p. 406-411)

  1. Americans Support Manifest Destiny
  2. Troubles with Mexico
  3. Capturing New Mexico and California
  4. The Invasion of Mexico
  5. The Mexican Cession
  6. "From Sea to Shining Sea"

Chapter 13 Section 4 -

The California Gold Rush

(p. 412-417)

  1. California Before the Rush
  2. Rush for Gold
  3. Life in the Mining Camps
  4. Miners from Around the World
  5. Conflicts Among Miners
  6. The Impact of the Gold Rush

Chapter 14 - A New Spirit of Change 1820-1860

Chapter 14 Section 1 - The Hopes of Immigrants

(p. 423-428)

  1. Why People Migrated
  2. Scandinavians Seek Land
  3. Germans Pursue Economic Opportunity
  4. The Irish Flee Hunger
  5. U.S. Cities Face Overcrowding
  6. Some Americans Oppose Immigration

Chapter 14 Section 2 - American Literature and Art (p. 429-432)

  1. Writing About America
  2. Creating American Art
  3. Following One's Conscience
  4. Exploring the Human Heart

Chapter 14 Section 3 - Reforming American Society (p. 433-437)

  1. Spirit of Revival
  2. Temperance Societies
  3. Fighting for Workers' Rights
  4. Improving Education
  5. Caring for the Needy
  6. Spreading Ideas Through Print
  7. Creating Ideal Communities

Chapter 14 Section 4 - Abolition and Women's Rights (p. 440-445)

  1. Abolitionists Call for Ending Slavery
  2. Eyewitnesses to Slavery
  3. The Underground Railroad
  4. Harriet Tubman
  5. Women Reformers Face Barriers
  6. The Seneca Falls Convention
  7. Continued Calls for Women's Rights

Chapter 15 - The Nation Breaking Apart 1846-1861

Chapter 15 Section 1 - Growing Tensions Between North and South (p. 354-359)

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Chapter 15 Section 2 - The Crisis Deepens (p. 354-359)

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Chapter 15 Section 3 - Slavery Dominates Politics (p. 354-359)

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Chapter 15 Section 4 -

Lincoln's Election and Southern Secession

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Chapter 16 - The Civil War Begins 1861-1862

Chapter 16 Section 1 - War Erupts (p. 354-359)

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Chapter 16 Section 2 - Life in the Army (p. 354-359)

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Chapter 16 Section 3 - No End in Sight (p. 354-359)

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Chapter 17 - The Tide of War Turns 1863-1865

Chapter 17 Section 1 - The Emancipation Proclamation (p. 354-359)

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Chapter 17 Section 2 - War Affects Society (p. 354-359)

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Chapter 17 Section 3 - The North Wins (p. 354-359)

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Chapter 17 Section 4 -

The Legacy of the War

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Chapter 18 - Reconstruction 1865-1877

Chapter 18 Section 1 - Rebuilding the Union (p. 354-359)

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Chapter 18 Section 2 - Reconstruction and Daily Life (p. 354-359)

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Chapter 18 Section 3 - End of Reconstruction (p. 354-359)

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Chapter 19 - Growth in the West 1860-1900

Chapter 19 Section 1 - Miners, Ranchers, and Cowhands (p. 354-359)

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Chapter 19 Section 2 - Native Americans Fight to Survive (p. 354-359)

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Chapter 19 Section 3 - Life in the West (p. 354-359)

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Chapter 19 Section 4 -

Farming and Populism

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Chapter 20 - An Industrial Society 1860-1914

Chapter 20 Section 1 - The Growth of Industry (p. 354-359)

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Chapter 20 Section 2 - Railroads Transform the Nation (p. 354-359)

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Chapter 20 Section 3 - The Rise of Big Business (p. 354-359)

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Chapter 20 Section 4 -

Workers Organize

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