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Exploration & Colonization | Revolution | Early Republic | Age of Jackson | Westward Expansion | Antebellum & Reformation| Civil War & Reconstruction | Government | People

Exploration and Colonization

  1.  Exploration
    1. The Big 3
    2. Columbian Exchange
  2. Jamestown
    1. Plantations & Indentured Servitude
    2. Introduction of Slavery
    3. House of Burgesses
  3. Plymouth
    1. Mayflower Compact
    2. Puritans vs. Pilgrims
  4. 13 Colonies
    1. New England Colonies
      1. Massachusetts
      2. New Hampshire
      3. Rhode Island
      4. Connecticut
    2. Middle Colonies
      1. Pennsylvania
      2. Delaware
      3. New York
      4. New Jersey
    3. Southern Colonies
      1. Virginia
      2. Maryland
      3. North Carolina
      4. South Carolina
      5. Georgia
  5. 17th Century Economics
    1. Mercantilism
    2. Rise of Free Enterprise
    3. Golden Age of Piracy
  6. The Great Awakening

Revolution

  1. French and Indian War
    1. Pontiac’s Rebellion
  2. Causes for Revolution (Summary)
    1. Proclamations of 1763
    2. Sugar Act
    3. Stamp Act
    4. Declaratory Act
    5. Quartering Acts (Mutiny Acts)
    6. Townshend Act
    7. Boston Massacre
    8. Tea Act
    9. Boston Tea Party
    10. Intolerable Acts | Coercive Acts
  3. 1st Continental Congress
  4. Battles of Lexington & Concord
  5. Battle of Bunker Hill
  6. 2nd Continental Congress
    1. Olive Branch Petition
  7. Declaration of Independence
  8. Articles of Confederation
  9. Battle of Saratoga
  10. Valley Forge
  11. Battle of Yorktown
  12. Treaty of Paris

Early Republic

  1. Northwest Ordinance 1785
  2. Northwest Ordinance 1787
  3. Shay’s Rebellion
  4. Summer of 1787
  5. Bill of Rights
  6. Washington’s Election
    1. Political Views
    2. Precedents
    3. The Whiskey Rebellion
    4. Washington’s Farewell
  7. John Adams Election
    1. XYZ Affair
    2. Alien & Sedition Act
  8. Revolution of 1800
  9. Jefferson’s Election
    1. Louisiana Purchase
    2. Embargo of 1807
  10. James Madison
    1. The War of 1812
  11. James Monroe
    1. Era of Good Feelings
    2. The Monroe Doctrine

Westward Expansion

  1. Andrew Jackson
    1. Election of 1824
    2. The Common Man
    3. Jackson’s Election
    4. Nullification Crisis
    5. King Andrew the First
    6. The Trail of Tears
    7. The Bank War
  2. Industrial Revolution
    1. Inventions that Changed America
  3. Society
  4. Louisiana Purchase
  5. Florida
  6. Compromise of 1820
  7. Texas Annexation
  8. Mexican-American War
  9. Oregon
  10. California
  11. How the U.S. got its Shape Today

Antebellum and Reformation

  1. Immigration
  2. Temperance
  3. Hospital & Prison Reform
  4. Women’s Rights (Suffrage)
  5. Labor Reform
  6. Abolitionists
  7. Division & Sectionalism
  8. Lincoln-Douglass Debates
  9. Compromise of 1820
  10. Compromise of 1850
  11. Fugitive Slave Act
  12. Dred Scott v. Sandford

Civil War

  1. The Civil War
  2. The Battle of Antietam
  3. The Emancipation Proclamation
  4. The Battle of Gettysburg
  5. Gettysburg Address
  6. The Battle of Vicksburg
  7. Sherman’s March & Total War
  8. Appomattox Courthouse
  9. Lincoln’s Reconstruction Plan
  10. Andrew Johnson
  11. Reconstruction Amendments
    1. 13th Amendment
    2. 14th Amendment
    3. 15th Amendment
  12. Jim Crow and Black Codes
  13. Radical Republicans
  14. Homestead Act
  15. Morrill Act
  16. Dawes Act

Government

  1. House of Burgesses
  2.  Mayflower Compact
  3. Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
  4. Articles of Confederation
  5. Constitution
  6. Convention
  7. Principles of Government
  8. Federalists | Anti-federalists
  9. Federalist Papers |Anti-federalists Papers
  10. Bill of Rights
  11. Amendment Process
  12. How a Bill becomes a law
  13. Citizenship
  14. Marbury v. Madison
  15. Gibbons v. Ogden
  16. McCulloch v. Maryland
  17. Worcester v. Georgia
  18. Dred Scott v. Sandford

 

People

  1. John Locke
  2.  Montesquieu
  3. Benjamin Franklin
  4. King George III
  5. George Washington
  6. John Adams
  7. Thomas Jefferson
  8. Patrick Henry
  9. Thomas Paine
  10. John Madison
  11. James Monroe
  12. Andrew Jackson
  13.  Abraham Lincoln