These powerpoint notes are structured to align with the Prentice Hall textbook “America: History of Our Nation” by James West Davidson. The powerpoints covers key information from each chapter and section. Each section begins with a bellringer or prediction question, contains background vocabulary, summarizes the critical information from the textbook and poses a historical thinking summary question. The powerpoint is filled with engaging images that will help visual learners make connections to the historical narrative. The powerpoint was designed for 7-12th grade students. This specific file aligns with Chapter 17 from the “America: History of Our Nation” textbook.