".the world will be puzzled to decide, whether you are an apostate or an imposter." An apostate
is one who forsakes his faith or principles.
"After discussing the factors that fueled antebellum growth." Antebellum refers to the time of the
The Invasion of America - Focused on Europeans
America: Virgin or Widow?
Francis Jennings The Invasion of America:
period of European contact was an invasion of
America: from Indian perspective
Europeans didnt find virgin land - they
dispossessed the I
The Impending Crisis
Contrast the resolution of boundary disputes over Oregon and Texas.
Explain how the decisions of President Polk intensified the sectional conflict.
Explain the issue involved in Bleeding Kansas as a refl
From the Age of Limits to the Age of Reagan
Evaluate the efforts of the Ford and Carter administrations in their efforts to repair the
damage done to the presidency by the Watergate scandal and Nixons resignation.
Americas Economic Revolution
Detail the political responses to immigration in mid-nineteenth century America, and
consider possible parallels to immigration today.
Describe the major innovations in transportation and communi
The Constitution and the New Republic
Describe the impact of the Constitution of 1787 on resolution of the weaknesses of the
Articles of Confederation.
Describe the role that The Federalist Papers played in the debate on the
The Jeffersonian Era
Assess the impact of the Second Great Awakening on women, African Americans, and
Analyze the long-term significance of the Marbury v. Madison ruling.
Identify American responses to the L
The Collision of Cultures
Explain how contact between European arrivals and the native peoples of the Americas
affected both groups.
Contrast Spanish settlement in the Americas with that of the English, Dutch, and French.
Society and Culture in Provincial America
Contrast the patterns of family life and attitudes toward women in the northern and
Explain the changes in the lives of African slaves over the course of the first
Varieties of American Nationalism
Explain how the War of 1812 stimulated the national economy.
List the reasons for the rise of sectional differences in this period, and evaluate how well
the attempts to resolve these differe
Transplantations and Borderlands
Contrast patterns of settlement and expansion in the Chesapeake with those in New
Analyze the reasons for and explain the outcomes of rebellion in the colonies of Virginia,
Describe the political philosophy of Andrew Jackson and how it was reflected in the
policies and actions of his administration.
Explain who benefited from Jacksonian democracy, and who suffered.
The American Revolution
Identify the major debates in the Second Continental Congress, and their outcomes.
Assess the impact of Thomas Paines Common Sense on the colonial view of the war with
Explain the reasons for
Reconstruction and the New South
Identify the principal questions facing the nation at the end of the Civil War.
List the major achievements of Reconstruction, and suggest reasons why it also failed.
Describe the new problem
Identify some of the business and industrial titans of the late nineteenth century and
evaluate their contribution to Americas industrial growth.
Describe the changes that took place in late-nineteenth-c
America in a World at War
List some of the measures the federal government took to mobilize the national economy
for the war effort.
Describe how technological advances affected the course of the military conflict.
America and the Great War
Identify the opposition to U.S. involvement in World War I and explain their reasoning.
Describe how the Wilson administration mobilized the nation for war.
Analyze the effect that the war had on U.
The Affluent Society
Describe the effect of the postwar economic boom on American lifestyles.
List some of the significant scientific and technological breakthroughs in medicine,
chemistry, electronics, weaponry, and space e
Civil Rights, Vietnam, and the Ordeal of Liberalism
Describe the political effects of the assassination of JFK.
Weigh the influence of increasing radicalism on the success of the civil rights movement.
Assess the reasons beh
The New Era
Assess the impact of the automobile on American life.
Identify the special problems faced by female, black, immigrant, and unskilled laborers in
Describe the response of religion to the consumer cultur
Describe the moral crusades undertaken by progressives to reform the social order.
Contrast the philosophies of race relations of W. E. B. Du Bois and Booker T.
Describe the approaches that progr
The New Deal
Identify the New Deal programs that were aimed at agricultural and industrial recovery,
and assess their effects.
Describe the criticisms of the New Deal that came from the right and the left, and the
The Great Depression
Explain the causes of the 1929 stock market crash and the Depression.
Analyze the plight of farmers during the Depression, particularly in terms of the
environmental conditions they faced.
Identify the p
The Global Crisis, 1921-1941
Describe the diplomatic efforts and agreements of the 1920s and 1930s that responded to
global political crises, and evaluate the success of these measures.
Explain how and why U.S. foreign polic
The Cold War
Describe the initiatives of American diplomats with regard to plans for the postwar world
and its issues.
Analyze the effect of postwar economic problems on American politics and society.
Explain the U.S. reason
The Crisis of Authority
Describe the New Left, especially in relation to the counterculture.
Explain how ethnic minorities such as Native Americans and Latinos challenged the
status quo in the 1970s.
List the objectives of t