Progressive Reform at Home
Progressivism: An Overview
At the same time, industrial growth whetted the appetite for imperial expansion, which
was also justified as a civilizing mission.
Both movements were animated by an ideology of Christian duty, uplif
Creating a Government The Constitution and the Revolution in Favor of Government
The Failings of the Articles of Confederation
By the late 1780s, most Americans had become unhappy with the Articles of Confederation
because the government it provided was i
Slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction Slavery and the Impending Crisis
The Entrenchment of Slavery
Slavery became more entrenched, however, for several reasons.
British and New England textile mills demanded cotton.
Eli Whitneys cotton gin, invent
Industrialization and Its Discontents
Industrial America: An Overview
The U.S. had been building a manufacturing economy since early in the 19th century,
and industry was well established before the Civil War.
However, the last three decades of the 19th
War and the New Era
The Roaring 20s: The New Era
Contemporaries described the 1920s as the new era, in recognition of the degree to
which the U.S. was becoming a modern nation.
The period was characterized by prosperity and the growth of mass culture an
European Imperial Expansion and Settlement in the New World
New Spain Conquistadores
The Spanish monarchy financed many voyages, including that of Columbus, to find ways
to expand their empire and increase its wealth, especially through finding gold and
The American Revolution Struggles for Independence and Freedom
The 1760s: Struggles for Land and Liberty
At the same time the Stamp Act threw the colonies into turmoil, colonists were moving
westward, where there were disputes over land claims that pitte
The South in the Late 19th Century: Reconstruction, Redeemers, and Jim Crow
Southerners saw Reconstruction as a vicious and destructive experience, in which
Northerners inflicted humiliation and revenge.
Northern defenders of Rec
The American Revolution The Journey to Independence
The English and the American Colonies Government
English colonies enjoyed some self governance.
Many did not think of themselves as British subjects and disliked the authority of
Peoples of the Encounter The Columbian Exchange
To understand the causes and consequences of encounters between native and
To understand the dimensions of the Columbian exchange
To understand the diversity of people who populated early