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Summary

With the political history of the nation as its organizational framework,American Destiny: Narrative of a Nationdescribes the development and growth of the United States as the product of the myriad actions, ideas, and forces of the immense variety of individuals and groups who together comprise the American people.In richly detailed prose, the book examines the political, social, economic, and cultural developments that have shaped this country. This elegantly written, high-quality text offers a low-price alternative to traditional U.S. history survey textbooks.

Table of Contents

Maps and Graphs xvii
Feature Essays xix
Re-Viewing the Past
Debating the Past
Preface xxi
PROLOGUE BEGINNINGS 1(16)
Passage to Alaska
1(1)
The Demise of the Big Mammals
2(2)
The Archaic Period: A World Without Big Mammals, 9000 B.C.E.-1000 B.C.E.
4(1)
The First Sedentary Communities, 1000 B.C.E.
4(3)
Corn Transforms the Southwest
7(2)
The Diffusion of Corn
9(1)
Population Growth After 800
9(1)
Cahokia: The Hub of Mississippian Culture
10(2)
The Collapse of Urban Centers
12(2)
American Beginnings in Eurasia and Africa
14(1)
Europe in Ferment
15(2)
CHAPTER 1 ALIEN ENCOUNTERS; EUROPE IN THE AMERICAS 17(30)
Columbus
17(3)
Spain's American Empire
20(1)
Indians and Europeans
21(1)
Relativity of Cultural Values
22(1)
Disease and Population Losses
23(1)
Early English Settlement
24(2)
The Settlement of Virginia
26(4)
"Purifying" the Church of England
30(1)
Bradford and Plymouth Colony
31(2)
Winthrop and Massachusetts Bay Colony
33(2)
Troublemakers: Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson
35(3)
Other New England Colonies
38(1)
French and Dutch Settlements
38(1)
Maryland and the Carolinas
39(2)
The Middle Colonies
41(3)
Indians and Europeans as "Americanizers"
44(3)
CHAPTER 2 AMERICAN SOCIETY IN THE MAKING 47(33)
Spanish Settlement
47(2)
The Chesapeake Colonies
49(2)
The Lure of Land
51(1)
"Solving" the Labor Shortage: Slavery
51(2)
Prosperity in a Pipe: Tobacco
53(1)
Bacon's Rebellion
54(2)
The Carolinas
56(3)
Home and Family in the South
59(1)
Georgia and the Back Country
60(2)
Puritan New England
62(1)
Puritan Women and Children
63(1)
Visible Puritan Saints and Others
64(1)
Democracies Without Democrats
65(1)
The Dominion of New England
66(2)
Salem Bewitched
68(2)
Prosperity Undermines Puritanism
70(1)
A Merchant's World
71(3)
The Middle Colonies: Economic Basis
74(1)
The Middle Colonies: An Intermingling of Peoples
75(2)
"The Best Poor Man's Country"
77(1)
The Politics of Diversity
77(3)
CHAPTER 3 AMERICA IN THE BRITISH EMPIRE 80(42)
The British Colonial System
80(3)
Mercantilism
83(1)
The Navigation Acts
84(1)
The Effects of Mercantilism
85(2)
The Great Awakening
87(3)
The Rise and Fall of Jonathan Edwards
90(2)
The Enlightenment in America
92(1)
Colonial Scientific Achievements
93(2)
Repercussions of Distant Wars
95(2)
The Great War for the Empire
97(3)
The Peace of Paris
100(1)
Putting the Empire Right
101(2)
Tightening Imperial Controls
103(3)
The Sugar Act
106(1)
American Colonists Demand Rights
107(1)
The Stamp Act: The Pot Set to Boiling
108(2)
Rioters or Rebels?
110(1)
Taxation or Tyranny?
111(1)
The Declaratory Act
112(1)
The Townshend Duties
113(1)
The Boston Massacre
114(2)
The Pot Spills Over
116(1)
The Tea Act Crisis
117(1)
From Resistance to Revolution
118(4)
CHAPTER 4 THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 122(37)
"The Shot Heard Round the World"
123(1)
The Second Continental Congress
124(1)
The Battle of Bunker Hill
125(1)
The Great Declaration
125(5)
1776: The Balance of Forces
130(2)
Loyalists
132(1)
Early British Victories
133(1)
Saratoga and the French Alliance
134(4)
The War Moves South
138(1)
Victory at Yorktown
139(2)
The Peace of Paris
141(2)
Forming a National Government
143(3)
Financing the War
146(2)
State Republican Governments
148(1)
Social Reform
149(2)
Effects of the Revolution on Women
151(2)
Growth of a National Spirit
153(2)
The Great Land Ordinances
155(1)
National Heroes
156(3)
CHAPTER 5 THE FEDERALIST ERA; NATIONALISM TRIUMPHANT 159(32)
Border Problems
159(1)
Foreign Trade
160(2)
Daniel Shays's "Little Rebellion"
162(1)
To Philadelphia, and the Constitution
163(1)
The Great Convention
163(3)
The Compromises That Produced the Constitution
166(3)
Ratifying the Constitution
169(2)
Washington as President
171(2)
Congress Under Way
173(1)
Hamilton and Financial Reform
174(4)
The Ohio Country: A Dark and Bloody Ground
178(1)
Revolution in France
179(1)
Federalists and Republicans: The Rise of Political Parties
180(1)
1794: Crisis and Resolution
181(1)
Jay's Treaty
182(1)
1795: All's Well That Ends Well
182(1)
Washington's Farewell
183(2)
The Election of 1796
185(1)
The XYZ Affair
186(2)
The Alien and Sedition Acts
188(1)
The Kentucky and Virginia Resolves
188(3)
CHAPTER 6 JEFFERSONIAN DEMOCRACY 191(25)
The Federalist Contribution
192(1)
Thomas Jefferson: Political Theorist
193(2)
Jefferson as President
195(1)
Jefferson's Attack on the Judiciary
196(2)
The Barbary Pirates
198(1)
The Louisiana Purchase
198(4)
The Federalists Discredited
202(2)
Lewis and Clark
204(2)
Jeffersonian Democracy
206(1)
The Burr Conspiracy
207(1)
Napoleon and the British
208(2)
The Impressment Controversy
210(1)
The Embargo Act
211(5)
CHAPTER 7 NATIONAL GROWING PAINS 216(32)
Madison in Power
216(1)
Tecumseh and Indian Resistance
217(1)
Depression and Land Hunger
218(3)
Opponents of War
221(1)
The War of 1812
221(4)
Britain Assumes the Offensive
225(2)
"The Star Spangled Banner"
227(1)
The Treaty of Ghent
228(1)
The Hartford Convention
229(1)
The Battle of New Orleans
229(2)
Victory Weakens the Federalists
231(1)
Anglo-American Rapprochement
232(1)
The Transcontinental Treaty
232(1)
The Monroe Doctrine
233(3)
The Era of Good Feelings
236(1)
New Sectional Issues
237(2)
The Missouri Compromise
239(3)
The Election of 1824
242(2)
John Quincy Adams as President
244(1)
Calhoun's Exposition and Protest
244(2)
The Meaning of Sectionalism
246(2)
CHAPTER 8 TOWARD A NATIONAL ECONOMY 248(26)
Gentility and the Consumer Revolution
248(1)
Birth of the Factory
249(2)
An Industrial Proletariat?
251(1)
Lowell's Waltham System: Women as Factory Workers
252(2)
Irish and German Immigrants
254(1)
The Persistence of the Household System
255(1)
Rise of Corporations
255(1)
Cotton Revolutionizes the South
256(2)
Revival of Slavery
258(3)
Roads to Market
261(2)
Transportation and the Government
263(1)
Development of Steamboats
264(2)
The Canal Boom
266(2)
New York City: Emporium of the Western World
267(1)
The Marshall Court
268(6)
CHAPTER 9 JACKSONIAN DEMOCRACY 274(25)
"Democratizing" Politics
275(1)
1828: The New Party System in Embryo
276(2)
The Jacksonian Appeal
278(1)
The Spoils System
278(1)
President of All the People
279(1)
Jackson: "The Bank...I Will Kill It!"
280(2)
Jackson's Bank Veto
282(2)
Jackson Versus Calhoun
284(1)
Indian Removals
285(2)
The Nullification Crisis
287(2)
Boom and Bust
289(1)
The Jacksonians
290(1)
Rise of the Whigs
291(2)
Martin Van Buren: Jacksonianism Without Jackson
293(2)
The Log Cabin Campaign
295(4)
CHAPTER 10 THE MAKING OF MIDDLE-CLASS AMERICA 299(22)
Tocqueville in Judgment
300(1)
A Restless People
300(2)
The Family Recast
302(1)
The Second Great Awakening
303(2)
The Era of Associations
305(1)
Backwoods Utopias
306(3)
The Age of Reform
309(3)
"Demon Rum"
312(1)
The Abolitionist Crusade
313(3)
Women's Rights
316(5)
CHAPTER 11 AN AMERICAN CULTURE 321(15)
In Search of Native Grounds
321(2)
The Romantic View of Life
323(1)
Emerson and Thoreau
323(2)
Edgar Allan Poe
325(2)
Nathaniel Hawthorne
327(1)
Herman Melville
327(2)
Walt Whitman
329(1)
Education for Democracy
330(2)
Reading and the Dissemination of Culture
332(1)
The State of the Colleges
333(3)
CHAPTER 12 WESTWARD EXPANSION 336(23)
Tyler's Troubles
336(1)
The Webster-Ashburton Treaty
337(1)
The Texas Question
338(1)
Manifest Destiny
339(1)
Life on the Trail
340(1)
California and Oregon
340(2)
The Election of 1844
342(2)
Polk as President
344(1)
War with Mexico
345(1)
To the Halls of Montezuma
346(3)
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
349(1)
The Fruits of Victory: Further Enlargement of the United States
350(1)
Slavery: The Fire Bell in the Night Rings Again
350(2)
The Election of 1848
352(1)
The Gold Rush
353(2)
The Compromise of 1850
355(4)
CHAPTER 13 THE SECTIONS GO THEIR WAYS 359(23)
The Economics of Slavery
359(2)
The Sociology of Slavery
361(4)
Psychological Effects of Slavery
365(2)
Manufacturing in the South
367(1)
The Northern Industrial Juggernaut
368(1)
A Nation of Immigrants
369(1)
How Wage Earners Lived
370(1)
Foreign Commerce
371(1)
Steam Conquers the Atlantic
372(2)
Canals and Railroads
374(1)
Financing the Railroads
375(1)
Railroads and the Economy
376(3)
Railroads and the Sectional Conflict
379(1)
The Economy on the Eve of Civil War
380(2)
CHAPTER 14 THE COMING OF THE CIVIL WAR 382(29)
The Slave Power Comes North
382(1)
Uncle Tom's Cabin
383(1)
Diversions Abroad: The "Young America" Movement
384(1)
Stephen Douglas: "The Little Giant"
385(1)
The Kansas-Nebraska Act
386(3)
Know-Nothings, Republicans, and the Demise of the Two-Party System
389(1)
"Bleeding Kansas"
390(3)
Senator Sumner Becomes a Martyr for Abolitionism
393(1)
Buchanan Tries His Hand
394(1)
The Dred Scott Decision
395(2)
The Lecompton Constitution
397(1)
The Emergence of Lincoln
398(1)
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates
399(3)
John Brown's Raid
402(2)
The Election of 1860
404(3)
The Secession Crisis
407(4)
CHAPTER 15 THE WAR TO SAVE THE UNION 411(36)
Lincoln's Cabinet
411(1)
Fort Sumter: The First Shot
412(1)
The Blue and the Gray
413(3)
The Test of Battle: Bull Run
416(1)
Paying for the War
417(1)
Politics as Usual
418(1)
Behind Confederate Lines
419(1)
War in the West: Shiloh
420(1)
McClellan: The Reluctant Warrior
421(2)
Lee Counterattacks: Antietam
423(2)
The Emancipation Proclamation
425(2)
The Draft Riots
427(1)
The Emancipated People
427(1)
African American Soldiers
428(1)
Antietam to Gettysburg
429(3)
Lincoln Finds His General: Grant at Vicksburg
432(2)
Economic and Social Effects, North and South
434(2)
Women in Wartime
436(2)
Grant in the Wilderness
438(1)
Sherman in Georgia
439(2)
To Appomattox Court House
441(2)
Winners, Losers, and the Future
443(4)
CHAPTER 16 RECONSTRUCTION AND THE SOUTH 447(25)
Presidential Reconstruction
448(2)
Republican Radicals
450(1)
Congress Rejects Johnsonian Reconstruction
451(1)
The Fourteenth Amendment
452(1)
The Reconstruction Acts
453(1)
Congress Supreme
454(1)
The Fifteenth Amendment
455(1)
"Black Republican" Reconstruction: Scalawags and Carpetbaggers
456(3)
The Ravaged Land
459(2)
Sharecropping and the Crop-Lien System
461(2)
The White Backlash
463(2)
Grant as President
465(1)
The Disputed Election of 1876
466(3)
The Compromise of 1877
469(3)
CHAPTER 17 IN THE WAKE OF WAR 472(30)
Congress Ascendant
473(1)
The Political Aftermath of War
474(2)
Blacks After Reconstruction
476(2)
Booker T. Washington: A "Reasonable" Champion for Blacks
478(2)
White Violence and Vengeance
480(1)
The West After the Civil War
481(1)
The Plains Indians
482(2)
Indian Wars
484(2)
The Destruction of Tribal Life
486(2)
The Lure of Gold and Silver in the West
488(4)
Big Business and the Land Bonanza
492(1)
Western Railroad Building
493(3)
The Cattle Kingdom
496(1)
Open-Range Ranching
497(1)
Barbed-Wire Warfare
498(4)
CHAPTER 18 AN INDUSTRIAL GIANT 502(28)
Essentials of Industrial Growth
502(1)
Railroads: The First Big Business
503(3)
Iron, Oil, and Electricity
506(3)
Competition and Monopoly: The Railroads
509(2)
Competition and Monopoly: Steel
511(1)
Competition and Monopoly: Oil
512(4)
American Ambivalence to Big Business
516(2)
Reformers: George, Bellamy, Lloyd, and the Marxists
518(3)
The Government Reacts to Big Business: Railroad Regulation
521(1)
The Government Reacts to Big Business: The Sherman Antitrust Act
522(1)
The Labor Union Movement
523(1)
The American Federation of Labor
524(2)
Labor Militancy Rebuffed
526(2)
Whither America, Whither Democracy?
528(2)
CHAPTER 19 AMERICAN SOCIETY IN THE INDUSTRIAL AGE 530(26)
Middle-Class Life
530(1)
Skilled and Unskilled Workers
531(1)
Working Women
532(2)
Farmers
534(1)
Working-Class Attitudes
535(1)
Working Your Way Up
536(1)
The "New" Immigration
537(2)
New Immigrants Face New Nativism
539(2)
The Expanding City and Its Problems
541(1)
Teeming Tenements
542(3)
The Cities Modernize
545(2)
Leisure Activities: More Fun and Games
547(3)
Christianity's Conscience and the Social Gospel
550(2)
The Settlement Houses
552(2)
Civilization and Its Discontents
554(2)
CHAPTER 20 INTELLECTUAL AND CULTURAL TRENDS 556(19)
Publishing
556(3)
Colleges and Universities
559(3)
Revolution in the Social Sciences
562(1)
Progressive Education
563(1)
History
564(1)
Realism in Literature
565(2)
Mark Twain
567(1)
William Dean Howells
568(1)
Henry James
569(3)
The Pragmatic Approach
572(3)
CHAPTER 21 POLITICS: LOCAL, STATE, AND NATIONAL 575(23)
Voting Along Ethnic and Religious Lines
575(1)
City Bosses
576(2)
Party Politics: Sidestepping the Issue
578(2)
Lackluster Leaders
580(5)
Crops and Complaints
585(1)
The Populist Movement
586(3)
Showdown on Silver
589(2)
The Depression of 1893
591(2)
The Election of 1896
593(2)
The Meaning of the Election
595(3)
CHAPTER 22 THE AGE OF REFORM 598(32)
Roots of Progressivism
598(3)
The Progressive Mind
601(1)
"Radical" Progressives: The Wave of the Future
602(1)
Political Reform: Cities First
603(1)
Political Reform: The States
604(1)
State Social Legislation
604(3)
Political Reform: The Woman Suffrage Movement
607(2)
Political Reform: Income Taxes and Popular Election of Senators
609(2)
Theodore Roosevelt: Cowboy in the White House
611(1)
Roosevelt and Big Business
612(1)
Roosevelt and the Coal Strike
613(2)
TR's Triumphs
615(1)
Roosevelt Tilts Left
616(1)
William Howard Taft: The Listless Progressive, or More Is Less
617(1)
Breakup of the Republican Party
618(2)
The Election of 1912
620(1)
Wilson: The New Freedom
621(3)
The Progressives and Minority Rights
624(2)
Black Militancy
626(4)
CHAPTER 23 FROM ISOLATION TO EMPIRE 630(28)
Origins of the Large Policy: Coveting Colonies
630(3)
Toward an Empire in the Pacific
633(3)
Toward an Empire in Latin America
636(2)
The Cuban Revolution
638(3)
The "Splendid Little" Spanish-American War
641(2)
Developing a Colonial Policy
643(2)
The Anti-Imperialists
645(1)
The Philippine Insurrection
646(1)
Cuba and the United States
647(2)
The United States in the Caribbean and Central America
649(1)
The Open Door Policy
650(2)
The Panama Canal
652(3)
Imperialism Without Colonies
655(3)
CHAPTER 24 WOODROW WILSON AND THE GREAT WAR 658(31)
Wilson's "Moral" Diplomacy
658(2)
Europe Explodes in War
660(1)
Freedom of the Seas
661(3)
The Election of 1916
664(1)
The Road to War
665(1)
Mobilizing the Economy
666(2)
Workers in Wartime
668(1)
Paying for the War
668(1)
Propaganda and Civil Liberties
669(1)
Wartime Reforms
670(1)
Women and Blacks in Wartime
671(3)
Americans: To the Trenches and Over the Top
674(2)
Preparing for Peace
676(3)
The Paris Peace Conference and the Versailles Treaty
679(2)
The Senate Rejects the League of Nations
681(2)
The Red Scare
683(3)
The Election of 1920
686(3)
CHAPTER 25 POSTWAR SOCIETY AND CULTURE: CHANGE AND ADJUSTMENT 689(28)
Closing the Gates to New Immigrants
689(2)
New Urban Social Patterns
691(1)
The Younger Generation
692(1)
The "New" Woman
693(5)
Popular Culture: Movies and Radio
698(2)
The Golden Age of Sports
700(2)
Urban-Rural Conflicts: Fundamentalism
702(2)
Urban-Rural Conflicts: Prohibition
704(2)
The Ku Klux Klan
706(1)
Sacco and Vanzetti
707(1)
Literary Trends
707(2)
The "New Negro"
709(2)
Economic Expansion
711(1)
The Age of the Consumer
712(1)
Henry Ford
713(1)
The Airplane
714(3)
CHAPTER 26 THE NEW ERA: 1921-1933 717(24)
Harding and "Normalcy"
718(1)
"The Business of the United States Is Business"
719(1)
The Harding Scandals
720(1)
Coolidge Prosperity
721(1)
Peace Without a Sword
722(1)
The Peace Movement
723(1)
The Good Neighbor Policy
724(1)
The Totalitarian Challenge
724(1)
War Debts and Reparations
725(2)
The Election of 1928
727(2)
Economic Problems
729(1)
The Stock Market Crash of 1929
730(1)
Hoover and the Depression
731(2)
The Economy Hits Bottom
733(3)
The Depression and Its Victims
736(1)
The Election of 1932
736(5)
CHAPTER 27 THE NEW DEAL: 1933-1941 741(31)
The Hundred Days
741(2)
The National Recovery Administration (NRA)
743(1)
The Agricultural Adjustment Administration (AAA)
744(1)
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
745(1)
The Unemployed
745(2)
Literature in the Depression
747(1)
Three Extremists: Long, Coughlin, and Townsend
748(3)
The Second New Deal
751(2)
The Election of 1936
753(1)
Roosevelt Tries to Undermine the Supreme Court
754(1)
The New Deal Winds Down
755(3)
Significance of the New Deal
758(1)
Women as New Dealers: The Network
759(1)
Blacks During the New Deal
760(2)
A New Deal for Indians
762(1)
The Role of Roosevelt
762(1)
The Triumph of Isolationism
763(1)
War Again in Europe
764(3)
A Third Term for FDR
767(1)
The Undeclared War
768(4)
CHAPTER 28 WAR AND PEACE 772(27)
The Road to Pearl Harbor
772(1)
Mobilizing the Home Front
773(2)
The War Economy
775(1)
War and Social Change
776(1)
African Americans in Time of War
776(2)
Internment of the Japanese
778(2)
Women's Contribution to the War Effort
780(2)
Allied Strategy: Europe First
782(1)
Germany Overwhelmed
783(2)
The Naval War in the Pacific
785(1)
Island Hopping
785(6)
Building the Atom Bomb
791(3)
Wartime Diplomacy
794(1)
Allied Suspicion of Stalin
795(1)
Yalta and Potsdam
796(3)
CHAPTER 29 THE AMERICAN CENTURY 799(28)
The Postwar Economy
800(1)
The Containment Policy
801(1)
A Turning Point in Greece
801(1)
The Marshall Plan and the Lesson of History
802(2)
The Election of 1948
804(3)
Containing Communism Abroad
807(1)
Hot War in Korea
808(5)
The Communist Issue at Home
813(1)
McCarthyism
814(1)
Dwight D. Eisenhower
814(2)
The Eisenhower-Dulles Foreign Policy
816(1)
McCarthy Self-Destructs
817(1)
Asian Policy After Korea
817(1)
Israel and the Middle East
818(1)
Eisenhower and Khrushchev
819(1)
Latin America Aroused
820(1)
The Politics of Civil Rights
821(3)
The Election of 1960
824(3)
CHAPTER 30 FROM CAMELOT TO WATERGATE 827(30)
The Cuban Crises
827(3)
The Vietnam War
830(1)
"We Shall Overcome": The Civil Rights Movement
831(3)
Tragedy in Dallas: JFK Assassinated
834(2)
Lyndon Baines Johnson
836(1)
The Great Society
836(2)
Johnson Escalates the War
838(1)
Opposition to the War
839(1)
The Election of 1968
839(5)
Nixon as President: "Vietnamizing" the War
844(1)
The Cambodian "Incursion"
845(1)
Detente with Communism
846(2)
Nixon in Triumph
848(1)
Domestic Policy Under Nixon
849(1)
The Watergate Break-in
850(2)
More Troubles for Nixon
852(1)
The Judgment on Watergate: "Expletive Deleted"
853(4)
CHAPTER 31 SOCIETY IN FLUX 857(25)
A Society on the Move
858(1)
The Advent of Television
858(1)
At Home and Work
859(2)
The Growing Middle Class
861(1)
Religion in Changing Times
862(2)
The Perils of Progress
864(1)
The Costs of Prosperity
865(1)
New Racial Turmoil
866(2)
Native-Born Ethnics
868(2)
Rethinking Public Education
870(2)
Students in Revolt
872(2)
The Counterculture
874(1)
The Sexual Revolution
875(3)
Women's Liberation
878(4)
CHAPTER 32 RUNNING ON EMPTY: THE NATION TRANSFORMED 882(26)
The Oil Crisis
882(2)
Ford as President
884(1)
The Fall of South Vietnam
885(1)
Ford Versus Carter
885(1)
The Carter Presidency
886(1)
A National Malaise
887(1)
Stagflation: The Weird Economy
887(1)
Families Under Stress
888(2)
Cold War or Detente?
890(1)
The Iran Crisis: Origins
891(1)
The Iran Crisis: Carter's Dilemma
892(1)
The Election of 1980
892(3)
Reagan as President
895(1)
Four More Years
896(1)
"The Reagan Revolution"
897(1)
Change and Uncertainty
898(2)
AIDS
900(1)
The New Merger Movement
901(1)
"A Job for Life": Layoffs Hit Home
902(1)
A "Bipolar" Economy, a Fractured Society
903(1)
The Iran-Contra Arms Deal
904(4)
CHAPTER 33 MISDEMEANORS AND HIGH CRIMES 908
The Election of 1988
908(1)
Crime and Punishment
909(1)
"Crack" and Urban Gangs
910(1)
George H.W. Bush as President
911(1)
The Collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe
912(1)
The War in the Persian Gulf
913(3)
The Deficit Worsens
916(1)
Enter Bill Clinton
916(1)
The Election of 1992
917(1)
A New Start: Clinton
917(2)
Emergence of the Republican Majority
919(1)
The Election of 1996
919(1)
A Racial Divide
920(1)
Violence and Popular Culture
921(2)
Clinton Impeached
923(1)
Clinton's Legacy
924(2)
The Economic Boom and the Internet
926(1)
The 2000 Election: George W. Bush Wins by One Vote
927(1)
Terrorism Intensifies
928(1)
September 11, 2001
929(2)
America Fights Back: War in Afghanistan
931(1)
The Second Iraq War
932(2)
The Election of 2004
934(2)
The Imponderable Future
936(3124176)
APPENDIX A-1
The Declaration of Independence
A-3
The Constitution of the United States of America
A-6
Amendments to the Constitution
A-14
Supplementary Reading
A-21
Suggested Web Sites
A-47
Present-day United States
A-68
Present-day World
A-70
CREDITS C-1
INDEX I-1


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