The American Pageant A History of the Republic

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  • Edition: 13th
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  • Copyright: 2005-02-15
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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The Brief American Pageant retains the vivid chronological narrative of its full-length counterpart, focusing on the great public debates that have dominated American history. Engaging features draw students into the narrative, improving comprehension and increasing their interest in the material. "Varying Viewpoints" features explore the scholarly debates surrounding major historical issues, while "Makers of America" essays focus on the diverse ethnic, racial, and activist groups that compose America's pluralistic society.

Table of Contents

Founding the New Nation, c. 33,000 B.C.A.D. 1783
New World Beginnings 33,000 B.C.A.D. 1769
The geology of the New World
Native Americans before Columbus
Europeans and Africans
The ecological consequences of Columbus's discovery
Spain builds a New World empire
Makers of America: The Spanish Conquistadores
The Planting of English America 15001733
England in the age of expansion
The planting of Jamestown, 1607
The growth of Virginia and Maryland
England in the Caribbean
Settling the Carolinas and Georgia
Makers of America: The Iroquois
Settling the Northern Colonies 16191700
The Puritan faith Plymouth Colony, 1620
The Puritan commonwealth of Massachusetts
Bay Colony, 1630
The expansion of New England
New Netherland becomes New York
Pennsylvania and the Middle Colonies
Makers of America: The English
Varying Viewpoints: Europeanizing
America or Americanizing Europe?
American Life in the Seventeenth Century 16071692
Life and labor in the Chesapeake region
Indentured servants and Bacon's
Rebellion in Virginia, 1676
Slavery and African-American culture
Families in New England
The Salem witchcraft trials, 1692
The changing New England way of life
Makers of America: From African to African-American
Colonial Society on the Eve of Revolution 17001775
Population growth and ethnic diversity
Colonial society and economy
The Atlantic economy
The Great Awakening of the 1730s
Education and culture Political patterns
Makers of America: The Scots-Irish
Varying Viewpoints: Colonial America: Communities of Conflict or Consensus?
The Duel for North America 16081763
New France Anglo-French colonial rivalries
The French and Indian War, 17541763
The ousting of France from North America, 1763
The consequences of war Makers of America: The French
The Road to Revolution 17631775
The merits and menace of mercantilism
The Stamp Act crisis, 1765
The Townshend Acts, 1767
The Boston Tea Party, 1773
The Intolerable Acts and the Continental Congress, 1774
Lexington, Concord, and the gathering clouds of war, 1775
Varying Viewpoints: Whose Revolution?
America Secedes from the Empire 17751783
Early skirmishes, 1775 American "republicanism"
The Declaration of Independence, 1776
Patriots and Loyalists
The fighting fronts
The French alliance, 1778 Yorktown, 1781
The Peace of Paris, 1783
Makers of America: The Loyalists
Building the New Nation 17761860
The Confederation and the Constitution 17761790
Changing political sentiments
Economic troubles
The Articles of Confederation, 17811788
The Northwest Odinance, 1787 Shays's Rebellion, 1786
The Constitutional Convention, 1787
Ratifying the Constitution, 17871790
Varying Viewpoints: The Constitution: Revolutionary or Counterrevolutionary?
Launching the New Ship of State 17891800
Problems of the young Republic The first presidency, 17891793
The Bill of Rights, 1791
Hamilton's economic policies
The emergence of political parties
The impact of the French Revolution
Jay's Treaty, 1794
President Adams keeps the peace
The Alien and Sedition Acts, 1798
The Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions, 17981799
Federalists versus Republicans
The Triumphs and Travails of Jeffersonian Democracy 18001812
The "Revolution of 1800"
The Jefferson presidency John Marshall and the Supreme Court
The Louisiana Purchase, 1803
The Embargo, 18071809
Napoleon manipulates
Madison Battle with the Shawnees
A declaration of war 12
The Second War for Independence and the Upsurge of Nationalism 18121824
Invasion of Canada, 1812
The war on land and sea
The Treaty of Ghent, 1814
The Hartford Convention, 18141815
A new national identity
The "American System"
James Monroe and the Era of Good Feelings Westward expansion
The Missouri Compromise, 1820
The Supreme Court under John Marshall Canada and Florida
The Monroe Doctrine, 1823
Makers of America: Settlers of the Old Northwest
The Rise of a Mass Democracy 18241840
The "corrupt bargain" of 1824
President John Quincy Adams, 18251829
The triumph of Andrew Jackson, 1828
The "Tariff of Abominations," 1828
The spoils system
The South Carolina nullification crisis, 18321833
Indian removal Jackson's war on the Bank of the United States
The emergence of the Whig Party, 1836
Martin Van Buren and the depression of 1837
The Texas revolution William Henry
Harrison's "log cabin" campaign, 1840
The establishment of the two-party system
Makers of America: Mexican or Texican?
Varying Viewpoints: What Was Jacksonian Democracy?
Forging the National Economy 17901860
The westward movement Irish and German immigrants
Nativism and assimilation
The coming of the factory system
Women and the economy
The ripening of commercial agriculture
The transportation revolution
Overseas trade and communication
Makers of America: The Irish Makers of America: The Germans
The Ferment of Reform and Culture 17901860
Religious revivals
The Mormons Educational advances
The roots of reform Women's roles and women's rights
Utopian experiments
A national literature Makers of America: The Oneida Community
Varying Viewpoints: Reform: Who? What? How? and Why?
Testing the New Nation 18201877
The South and the Slavery Controversy 17931860
The economy of the Cotton Kingdom
Poor whites and free blacks
The plantation system
The human face of the "peculiar institution"
The abolitionist crusade
Southern and northern responses to abolitionism
Varying Viewpoints: What Was the True Nature of Slavery?
Manifest Destiny and Its Legacy 18411848
"Tyler Too" becomes President, 1841
The annexation of Texas, 1845
Oregon and California James K. Polk, the "dark horse" of 1844
War with Mexico, 18461848
Makers of America: The Californios
Renewing the Sectional Struggle 18481854
"Popular sovereignty"
The Compromise of 1850
The inflammatory Fugitive Slave
Law President Pierce and expansion, 18531857
Senator Douglas and the Kansas-Nebraska Act, 1854
Drifting Toward Disunion 18541861
Uncle Tom's Cabin and the spread of abolitionist sentiment in the North
The contest for Kansas
The election of James Buchanan, 1856
The Dred Scott case, 1857
The Lincoln-Douglas debates, 1858
John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry, 1859
Lincoln and Republican victory, 1860
Secession Varying Viewpoints: The Civil War: Repressible or Irrepressible?
Girding for War: The North and the South 18611865
The attack on Fort Sumter, April 1861
The crucial Border States
The balance of forces
Diplomacy and the threat of European intervention
Lincoln and civil liberties
Men in uniform Wartime finance and economy
Women and the war
The fate of the South
The Furnace of Civil War 18611865
Bull Run ends the "ninety-day war"
The Peninsula campaign
The Union wages total war
The battle of Antietam
The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863
Black soldiers Confederate high tide at Gettysburg
Politics in wartime Appomattox, 1865
The assassination of Lincoln, April 1865
The legacy of wa
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