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Contents Introduction Chapter 1: Westward the Course (1492-1607) I. Columbus: "The Christ Bearer" II. The Scramble for Empire III. The Rise of England Chapter 2: A City Upon a Hill (1607-1765) I. Coming to America II. The Great Migration III. Expanding English Rule IV. Britain and France: Conflict for a Continent V. Religious and Intellectual Awakenings VI. Britain and France: The Final Conflict Chapter 3: The Greatest Revolution (1765-1783) I. Stamping Out Unfair Taxes II. A Total Separation III. "The Shot Heard `Round the World" IV. A Continental War V. The French Alliance VI. "The World Turned Upside Down" VII. A Dangerous Peace Chapter 4: Reflection and Choice: Framing the Constitution (1783-1789) I. A Critical Period II. "The Great Little Madison" III. The Struggle for Ratification Chapter 5: The New Republic (1789-1801) I. "The Sacred Fire of Liberty" II. Madison' Bill of Rights III. "A Host in Himself:" Hamilton's New System IV. Hurricane Genet V. A Long and Difficult Farewell VI. War, Peace, and Honest John Adams VII. The Revolution of 1800 Chapter 6: The Jeffersonians (1801-1829) I. "An Empire for Liberty" II. Lewis & Clark: "The Corps of Discovery" III. Plots, Trials and Treason IV. "A Splendid Misery:" Jefferson's Last Years V. "Mr Madison's War" VI. The Battle of New Orleans VII. "An Era of Good Feeling" VIII. The Missouri Compromise IX. The Monroe Doctrine X. "A Corrupt Bargain:" The Election of 1824 XI. "Is it the Fourth?" Adams and Jefferson Die Chapter 7: Jackson and Democracy (1829-1849) I. From Caucus to Raucous: The Election of 1828 II. The Peggy Eaton Affair III. John C. Calhoun: The Cast-Iron Man IV. "Our federal Union: It must be preserved!" V. The Tragedy of Indian Removal VI. Jackson's War on the Bank VII. "Old Man Eloquent" VIII. "Tippecanoe and Tyler, Too!" IX. Great Harry of the West X. Re-annexing Texas and Re-occupying Oregon Chapter 8: The Rising Storm (1849-1861) I. California and The Compromise of 1850 II. Railroads and Reform III. "Bleeding Kansas" IV. Dred Scott! V. Lincoln Meets Douglas VI. John Brown and Harpers Ferry VII. The Election of 1860 Chapter 9: Freedom's Fiery Trial (1860-1863) I. Secession Winter (1860-61) II. Fort Sumter: The Circle of Fire III. "A People's Contest:" The War Begins IV. "One War at a Time:" The Trent Affair V. 1862: "Year of Jubilee" VI. Emancipation: "Forever Free" Chapter 10: A New Birth of Freedom (1863-1865) I. Gettysburg: The Confederacy's High-Water Mark II. The Agony of Abraham Lincoln III. "Long Abraham a Little Longer" IV. The Union Victorious Chapter 11: To Bind Up the Nation's Wounds (1865-1877) I. Pass in Review II. Thunder on the Borders: South and North III. Reconstruction and Renewal IV. Impeachment V. "Let Us Have Peace" VI. A Tragic Divorce in Freedom's Ranks VII. The Spirit of 1876 VIII. A Dangerous Dispute Chapter 12: An Age More Golden than Gilded? (1877-1897) I. A Gilded Age? II. Reform, Roosevelts, and Reaction III. Grover Cleveland: "Tell the Truth!" IV. The Golden Door V. Winning the West VI. A Social Gospel VII. "A Cross of Gold" VIII. "From the New World" Chapter 13: The American Dynamo-Shadowed by War (1897-1914) I. "A Splendid Little War" II. Rough Rider Politics III. TR in the White House IV. TR and the Square Deal V. Wielding the Big Stick VI. The Taft Interlude VII. Unsinkable, Unthinkable VIII. A Bull Moose on the Loose: The Election of 1912 IX. Woodrow Wilson and the New Freedom X. "The Lights Are Going Out . . ."
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United States -- History.