United States History Text (Essential Content)

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United States History and Government essential content contains over 90 thematic summaries. This tool can be used by teachers, students and parents as a guide to supplement an existing United States History program or as a concise easy to use review of course content.

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ESSENTIAL CONTENT US HISTORY – TABLE of CONTENTS

AMERICAN BEGINNINGS TO 1787
Discovery to French and Indian War
Slavery in the English Colonies
Democratic Developments
The American Revolution
Causes of the Revolutionary War
The War Effort and the Home Front
Consequences of the American Revolution

The Critical Period
The Articles of Confederation
The Compromise at the Convention
The Ratification Debate - Federalists vs. Anti-Federalists
Articles of Confederation vs. US Constitution

AMERICA AS A NEW NATION
The Presidency and the Increase of National Power
The Supreme Court and the Increase in National Power
State’s Rights
The US follows a Foreign Policy of Isolation 1793-1823

BALANCING NATIONALISM AND SECTIONALISM
Expansion and Manifest Destiny
Native American Nations
Sectionalism
The American System
The Gathering Storm
Territories become New States
African Americans and Slavery
Growth and Disunion

DISUNION and RECONSTRUCTION
Civil War Timeline and Tally Sheet
The Civil War Effort
The Union Home Front
The Confederate Home Front
Consequences of the Civil War

Presidential Reconstruction
Congressional Reconstruction
The Reconstruction Period
The End of Reconstruction
The New South
Problems for African Americans

MIGRATION, URBANIZATION, and INDUSTRIALIZATION
The Great American West
Native Americans 1850 to 1890)
Urbanization
Patterns of Immigration
Factors Encouraging the Rise of Big Business
The Changing Business Structure
Major Growth Industries
Representative Entrepreneurs
Problems with workers and Farmers
The National Labor Movement
The Rise of the Populist

MODERN AMERICA EMERGES
The Progressive Era
Working Conditions and Business Regulations
Improving the quality of Life and Social Reforms
The Extension of Democracy and Government Reform
America and the World
Isolation vs. Imperialism
US Foreign Policy in Latin America
US Foreign Policy in Pacific and Asia
World War I
Cause of World War I
The War Effort
The Home Front
Consequences of World War I
PROSPERITY and DEPRESSION
Isolation and Limited Involvement
Constitutional Conflicts and Shifting Values
US Responses to Immigration
The Economy of the Twenties
Causes of the Great Depression
The Great Depression
FDR and the New Deal
The New Deal on Trial
Workers and the New Deal

WORLD WAR II and ITS AFTERMATH
World War II
Foreign Policy Leading to World War II
Causes of World War I
The War Effort
The Home front During WWII
Consequences of World War II
The Cold War
Causes, Policies and Programs 1945 to 1961
The Cold War at Home
The Cold War in Europe
The Cold War in Asia
The Korean Conflict - 1950 to 1953
The Cold War in Latin America - 1947 to 1993
Defining the US after the Cold War -1985 to 1995

TOWARD EQUALITY and SOCIAL REFORM
Major Civil Rights Events
Civil Rights Leaders and Groups
The Poor and the Role of Government -FDR to Clinton
The Warren and Burger Courts 1954 to 1973
THE US CONSTITUTION – HANDBOOK
Federalism, Separation of Powers, and Checks and Balances
Legislative, Executive and Judicial Branches
Limiting the Power of Government
The Flexibility of the US Constitution
Undemocratic Features of the Constitution
Loose vs Strict Construction
Politics and Government - The Political Spectrum
The Role of the Executive Branch in US History
The Role of the Legislative Branch in US History
Total Pages
129
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Teaching Duration
1 Year

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