American History

The American Chronicle: A History of the United States - Pre-Columbus to 1877, Part 1


Part 1 covers the New World before 1492, European discovery and contact with Native Americans, the first colonies of Spain, France, the Netherlands, and Britain, British colonial history including the Puritan colonies and the Chesapeake Bay colonies, the French and Indian War, the rise of slavery, the growing tension between the colonies and the British government, the American Revolution, the Articles of Confederation, American Constitutional government, the early Republic, the rise of political parties, Jeffersonian Republicanism, and the War of 1812.


Chapter 1: The World Before Columbus

Chapter 2: Contact and Conflict

Chapter 3: A Clash of Cultures

Chapter 4: The English Colonies and Imperial Aspirations

Chapter 5: An Unwanted Imperial Authority

Chapter 6: The American Revolution

Chapter 7: The First Steps of a New Nation

Chapter 8: The New Republic and the Rise of Political Parties

Chapter 9: Jeffersonian Republicanism

The American Chronicle: A History of the United States - Pre-Columbus to 1877, Part 2


Part 2 begins with a triumphant U.S. in the War of 1812, and the rise of Jacksonian democracy, the deepening rift between North and South over slavery, Manifest Destiny, The Civil War and Reconstruction.


Chapter 10: Social Reform and Market Revolution

Chapter 11: Jacksonian Democracy

Chapter 12: Slavery and the Souther Plantation Economy

Chapter 13: Manifest Destiny

Chapter 14: Abolitionists vs. Slave Holders

Chapter 15: The Civil War

Chapter 16: Reconstruction