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US History

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Published: 2006

This textbook is based initially on the College Entrance Examination Board test in Advanced Placement United States History. This seems to be the best reference on which to build a textbook, since it is a standard on the subject and covers what most U.S. history students study in high school and college. Overall, however, the content and structure may in time vary from all other books.

This ebook is divided into the following chapters:

Colonial America

  • Brief overview of European history
  • Pre-Columbian America (before 1492)
  • Contribution of Norwegians (Vikings)
  • European Exploration in the New World (1492 - mid-1600s)
  • Early Colonial Period (1492 - 1607)
  • The English Colonies (1607 - 1754)
  • Road to Revolution (1754 - 1774)

The Republic Until 1877

  • The American Revolution (1774 - 1783)
  • A New Nation is Formed (1783 - 1787)
  • The Early Years of the Constitutional Republic (1787 - 1800)
  • Jeffersonian Republicanism (1800 - 1824)
  • Westward Expansion and Manifest Destiny (1824 - 1849)
  • The Indian Tribes of America
  • Friction Between the States (1849 - 1860)
  • States' Rights
  • Secession
  • The Civil War (1860 - 1865)
  • Reconstruction (1865 - 1877)

The Republic from 1877 to 1989

  • The Age of Invention and the Gilded Age (1877 - 1900)
  • The Progressive Era (1900 - 1914)
  • World War I and the Treaty of Versailles (1914 - 1920)
  • The Roaring Twenties and Prohibition (1920 - 1929)
  • The Great Depression and the New Deal (1929 - 1939)
  • Spanish Civil War(1936-1939)
  • World War II and the Rise of the Atomic Age (1939 - 1945)
  • Truman and the Cold War (1945 - 1953)
  • Eisenhower, Civil Rights, and the Fifties (1953 - 1961)
  • Kennedy and Johnson (1961 - 1969)
  • Nixon presidency and Indochina (1969 - 1974)
  • Ford, Carter and Reagan presidencies (1974 - 1989)

1989 to Present

  • Bush and Clinton presidencies,1st Gulf War (1989 - 2000)
  • George W. Bush, September 11, 2nd Gulf War, and Terrorism
  • Growing Crisis with Iran (2002-)
  • Election 2008

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