- Topic 1
Welcome Back to School! Here you will find all of the important beginning of the year information.
- Topic 3
Chapter 2: Europe Looks Outward
During the 1400's, two worlds collided when European explorers came into contact with Native Americans. From the 1500's to the 1700's, European nations competed to explore and build settlements in North and South America.
- Topic 4
Chapter 3: Colonies Take Root
As the wealth and power of Spain's empire in the Americas grew, so too did England's push to build a successful empire in North America. English colonists came seeking wealth, religious freedom. and better living conditions. In this chapter, you will learn how the English started their colonies.
- Topic 5Chapter 4: Life in the Colonies
Government and daily life in England's 13 North American colonies were shaped by European ideas. Still, by the mid-1700's, the colonies had developed their own ideas and traditions.
- Topic 6
Chapter 5: "Road to Revolution"
As the colonies became increasingly independent throughout the 1700's, it became harder for Britain to control them. The colonists resisted Parliament's and King George III's efforts to control the economy and government of the colonies. Tensions continued to rise, finally erupting in war between Britain and its 13 colonies in 1775.
- Topic 7
Chapter 6: The American Revolution
The American Revolution began as a protest against unfair conlonial rule. But after the colonists issued the Declaration of Independence, the war turned into a struggle to create a new nation.
- Topic 8
Chapter 7: Creating a Constitution
In 1776, the 13 colonies declared their independence from Britain. In the American Revolution, they fought a long, hard battle for freedom. Now they faced another challenge. They had to find a new form of government to replace British rule.
- Topic 10
Chapter 9: The Era of Thomas Jefferson
By the 1800, the Federalists faced many problems. The Alien and Sedition acts had angered many Americans. The party itself was divided. The election of 1800 would mark the end of the Federalist era. A new party took charge of the government, and a period of growth and national pride began.
- Topic 11
Chapter 10: A Changing Nation
After the War of 1812, American Confidence was high. A new period of national pride and identity began. Yet, at the same time, there were forces of division as well as unity at work.
- Topic 12
Chapter 11: North and South Take Different Paths (1800-1845)
Americans faced many challenges as the nation expanded westward. Differences between the North and South grew while the country benefited from the Industrial Revolution.
- Topic 14
Chapter 13: Westward Expansion
The Louisiana Purchase in 1803 had almost doubled the size of the nation. In the years that followed, Americans continued to push westward. New territories, settled by a diverse mix of people, were added to the nation. By 1853, the United States would stretch from coast to coast.
- Topic 15Chapter 14: A Nation Divided
- Topic 16
Chapter 15: The Civil War
In 1861, war broke out between North and South. For more than four years, Americans fought other Americans. The Civil War was a long, difficult struggle that caused much suffering for both sides.