NEW MyHistoryLab with Pearson eText -- Standalone Access Card -- for Visions of America / Edition 2

NEW MyHistoryLab with Pearson eText -- Standalone Access Card -- for Visions of America / Edition 2

by Jennifer D. Keene, Saul T. Cornell, Edward T. O'Donnell

ISBN-10: 0205202101

ISBN-13: 9780205202102

Pub. Date: 02/14/2012

Publisher: Pearson

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1  Peoples in Motion: The Atlantic World to 1590


The First Americans

Migration, Settlement, and the Rise of Agriculture

The Aztec

Mound Builders and Pueblo Dwellers

Eastern Woodlands Indian Societies

American Societies on the Eve of European Contact


European Civilization in Turmoil

The Allure of the East and the Challenge of Islam

Trade, Commerce, and Urbanization

            COMPETING VISIONS European and Huron Views of Nature

Renaissance and Reformation 

New Monarchs and the Rise of the Nation-State


Columbus and the Columbian Exchange

Columbus Encounters the “Indians”

European Technology in the Era of the Columbian Exchange

The Conquest of the Aztec and Inca Empires

            IMAGES AS HISTORY Blood of the Gods: Aztec Human Sacrifice


West African Worlds

West African Societies, Islam, and Trade

The Portuguese-African Connection

African Slavery


European Colonization of the Atlantic World

The Black Legend and the Creation of New Spain

            CHOICES AND CONSEQUENCES Facing the Spanish Inquisition in Mexico City

Fishing and Furs: France’s North Atlantic Empire

English Expansion: Ireland andVirginia


Europeans and the Indian Peoples of the Americas



Chapter Review


CHAPTER 2  Models of Settlement: English Colonial Societies, 1590-1700


The Chesapeake 

The Founding of Jamestown

            CHOICES AND CONSEQUENCES The Ordeal of Pocahontas

Tobacco Agriculture and Political Reorganization

Lord Baltimore’s Refuge: Maryland

Life in the Chesapeake: Tobacco and Society


New England

Plymouth Plantation

            IMAGES AS HISTORY Corruption versus Piety: Dutch Art in the Seventeenth Century

Thanksgiving Myths and Realities

A Godly Commonwealth

Schism and Heresy

Expansion and Conflict


The Caribbean Colonies

Power Is Sweet

Barbados:  The Emergence of a Slave Society


The Restoration Era and the Proprietary Colonies

The English Conquest of the Dutch Colony of New Netherland

A Peaceable Kingdom: Quakers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania

            COMPETING VISIONS  Lord Baltimore and William Penn: Two Visions of Religious Toleration

The Carolinas


The Crisis of the Late Seventeenth Century

War and Rebellion

The Dominion of New England and the Glorious Revolution

The Salem Witchcraft Hysteria


The Whig Ideal and the Emergence of Political Stability 

The Whig Vision of Politics

Mercantilism, Federalism, and the Structure of Empire



Chapter Review


CHAPTER 3  Growth, Slavery, and Conflict: Colonial America, 1710-1763


Culture and Society in the Eighteenth Century

The Refinement of America

            IMAGES AS HISTORY A Portrait of Colonial Aspirations

More English, Yet More American

Strong Assemblies and Weak Governors


Enlightenment and Awakening

Georgia’s Utopian Experiment

            COMPETING VISIONS Slavery and Georgia

American Champions of the Enlightenment

Awakening, Revivalism, and American Society

Indian Revivals


African Americans in the Colonial Era

The Atlantic Slave Trade

Southern Slavery

Northern Slavery and Free Blacks

Slave Resistance and Rebellion

An African American Culture Emerges under Slavery


Immigration, Regional Economies, and Inequality

Immigration to the Colonies

Regional Economies

            New England

            The Mid-Atlantic

            The Upper and Lower South

            The Backcountry

Cities: Expansion and Inequality

Rural America: Land Becomes Scarce


War and the Contest over Empire

The Rise and Fall of the Middle Ground

War and the Contest for Empire

            CHOICES AND CONSEQUENCES Quakers, Pacifism, and the Paxton Uprising



Chapter Review


 CHAPTER 4   Revolutionary America, 1764-1783


Tightening the Reins of Empire

Taxation without Representation

The Stamp Act Crisis

An Assault on Liberty

The Intolerable Acts and the First Continental Congress

Lexington, Concord, and Lord Dunmore’s Proclamation


Patriots vs. Loyalists

The Battle of Bunker Hill

            IMAGES AS HISTORY Trumbull’s “The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker Hill”

Common Sense and the Declaration of Independence

The Plight of the Loyalists

            CHOICES AND CONSEQUENCES  A Loyalist Wife’s Dilemma


America at War

The War in the North

The Southern Campaigns and Final Victory at Yorktown


The Radicalism of the American Revolution

Popular Politics in the Revolutionary Era

Constitutional Experiments: Testing the Limits of Democracy

African Americans’ Struggle’s for Freedom

The American Revolution in Indian Country

Liberty’s Daughters: Women and the Revolutionary Movement

            COMPETING VISIONS Remember the Ladies



Chapter Review


CHAPTER 5  A Virtuous Republic: Creating a Workable Government 1783-1789


Republicanism and the Politics of Virtue

George Washington: The American Cincinnatus

The Politics of Virtue: Views from the States
            IMAGES AS HISTORY Views of Women’s Role

Democracy Triumphant? 

Debtors versus Creditors


Life under the Articles of Confederation

No Taxation with Representation 

Diplomacy:  Frustration and Stalemate

Settling the Old Northwest

Shays’ Rebellion

            COMPETING VISIONS Reactions to Shays’s Rebellion


The Movement for Constitutional Reform

Large States versus Small States

Conflict over Slavery

Filling out the Constitutional Design


The Great Debate

Federalists versus Anti-Federalists

The Theory of the Large Republic: The Genius of James Madison


            CHOICES AND CONSEQUENCES To Ratify or Not, That Is the Question

The Creation of a Loyal Opposition 



Chapter Review


 CHAPTER 6  Political Passions in the New Republic, 1789-1800


Launching the New Government

Choosing the First President

The First Federal Elections: Completing the Constitution

Filling Out the Branches of Government


Hamilton's Ambitious Program

Hamilton’s Vision for the New Republic

The Assumption of State Debts

Madison’s Opposition

The Bank, the Mint, and the Report on Manufactures

Jefferson and Hamilton: Contrasting Visions of the Republic


Partisanship without Parties

A New Type of Politician

The Growth of the Partisan Press

The Democratic-Republican Societies


Conflicts at Home and Abroad

The French Revolution in America

Adams versus Clinton: A Contest for Vice President

Diplomatic Controversies and Triumphs

Violence along the Frontier

            CHOICES AND CONSEQUENCES Washington’s Decision to Crush the Whiskey Rebellion


Cultural Politics in a Passionate Age

Political Fashions and Fashionable Politics

Literature, Education, and Gender

Federalists, Republicans, and the Politics of Race

            IMAGES AS HISTORY "Liberty Displaying the Arts and Sciences"


The Stormy Presidency of John Adams

Washington’s Farewell Address

The XYZ Affair and Quasi-War with France

The Alien and Sedition Acts

            COMPETING VISIONS Congressional Debate over the Sedition Act

The Disputed Election of 1800

Gabriel's Rebellion



Chapter Review         




Politics in Jeffersonian America

Jefferson’s Visions of Government

The Jeffersonian Style

Political Slurs and the Politics of Honor

Religion in Jeffersonian America


An Expanding Empire of Liberty

Dismantling the Federalist Program

The Courts: The Last Bastion of Federalist Power

            CHOICES AND CONSEQUENCES  John Marshall’s Dilemma

The Louisiana Purchase

Lewis and Clark

Pan-Indian Revivalism, and Jeffersonian Expansionism

Dissension at Home

Jefferson’s Attack on the Federalist Judiciary

The Controversial Mr. Burr


America Confronts a World at War

The Failure of Peaceable Coercion

Madison’s Travails: Diplomatic Blunders Abroad and Tensions on the Frontier

The War of 1812

            COMPETING VISIONS War Hawks and Their Critics

The Hartford Convention

The Republic Reborn: Consequences of the War of 1812

The National Republican Vision of James Monroe

            IMAGES AS HISTORY Samuel Morse’s House of Representatives and the National Republican Vision

Diplomatic Triumphs

Economic and Technological Innovation

Judicial Nationalism

Crisis and the Collapse of the National Republican Consensus

The Panic of 1819

The Missouri Crisis

Denmark Vesey’s Rebellion



Chapter Review


CHAPTER 8  The Democratization of American Culture, 1824-1840


Democracy in America

Democratic Culture

            COMPETING VISIONS Should White Men without Property Have the Vote?

Davy Crockett and the Frontier Myth


Andrew Jackson and His Age

The Election of 1824 and “The Corrupt Bargain”

The Election of 1828: “Old Hickory’s” Triumph

The Reign of “King Mob”

States’ Rights and the Nullification Crisis


White Man’s Democracy

Race and Politics in the Jacksonian Era

The Cherokee Cases

Resistance and Removal

            CHOICES AND CONSEQUENCES  Acquiescence or Resistance: The Cherokee Dilemma

Democrats, Whigs, and the Second Party System

Third Party Challenges: Anti-Masonry and Workingmen’s Parties

The Bank War and the Rise of the Whigs

            IMAGES AS HISTORY “Old Hickory” or “King Andrew”: Popular Images of Andrew Jackson

Economic Crisis and the Presidency of Martin Van Buren


Playing the Democrats’ Game: Whigs in the Election of 1840

The Log Cabin Campaign

Gender and Social Class: The Whig Appeal

Democrats and Whigs: Two Visions of Government and Society



Chapter Review


CHAPTER 9  Workers, Farmers, and Slaves: The Transformation of the American Economy, 1815-1848


The Market Revolution

Agricultural Changes and Consequences

A Nation on the Move: Roads, Canals, Steamboats, and Trains

            IMAGES AS HISTORY Nature, Technology, and the Railroad: George Innes’ Lackawanna Valley (1855)

Spreading the News

The Spread of Industrialization

From Artisan to Worker

Women and Work

The Lowell Experiment

            COMPETING VISIONS The Lowell Strike of 1834

Urban Industrialization


The Changing Urban Landscape

Old Port Cities and the New Cities of the Interior

Immigrants and the City

Free Black Communities in the North

Riot, Unrest, and Crime

Southern Society

The Planter Class

Yeoman and Tenant Farmers

Free Black Communities

White Southern Culture

Life and Labor under Slavery

Varied Systems of Slave Labor

Life in the Slave Quarters

Slave Religion and Music

Resistance and Revolt

Slavery and the Law

            CHOICES AND CONSEQUENCES Conscience or Duty: Judge Ruffin’s Quandary



Chapter Review



CHAPTER 10  Revivalism, Reform, and Artistic Renaissance, 1820-1850

Revivalism and Reform

Revivalism and the Market Revolution


            COMPETING VISIONS Temperance Reform and Its Critics

Schools, Prisons, and Asylums


Abolitionism and the Pro-Slavery Response

The Rise of Immediatism

            IMAGES AS HISTORY “The Greek Slave”

Anti-Abolitionism and the Abolitionist Response

The Pro-Slavery Argument


The Cult of True Womanhood, Reform, and Women’s Rights

The New Domestic Ideal

Controlling Sexuality

The Path Toward Seneca Falls

Religious and Secular Utopianism

Millennialism, Perfectionism, and Religious Utopianism

            CHOICES AND CONSEQUENCES Mary Cragin’s Experiment in Free Love at Oneida

Secular Utopias


Literature and Popular Culture

Literature and Social Criticism

Domestic Fiction, Board Games, and Crime Stories

Slaves Tell Their Story: Slavery in American Literature

Lyceums and Lectures


Nature’s Nation

Landscape Painting

Parks and Cemeteries

Revival and Reform in American Architecture



Chapter Review



Chapter 11 “To Overspread the Continent:” Westward Expansion and Political Conflict, 1840-1848


Manifest Destiny and Changing Visions of the West

British, French, and Indian Encounters

Manifest Destiny and the Overland Trail

The Native American Encounter with Manifest Destiny

            IMAGES AS HISTORY George Catlin and Mah-to-toh-pa: Representing Indians for an American Audience

The Mormon Flight to Utah

American Expansionism into the Southwest

The Transformation of Northern Mexico

The Clash of Interests in Texas

The Republic of Texas and the Politics of Annexation

Polk’s Expansionist Vision


The Mexican War and Its Consequences

A Controversial War

            CHOICES AND CONSEQUENCES Henry David Thoreau and Civil Disobedience

War with Mexico

Images of the Mexican War

The Wilmot Proviso

Sectionalism and the Election of 1848

            COMPETING VISIONS  Slavery and Election of 1848



Chapter Review



CHAPTER 12  Slavery and Sectionalism: The Political Crisis of 1848-1861


The Slavery Question in the Territories

The Gold Rush

Organizing California and New Mexico

The Compromise of 1850

Sectionalism on the Rise

            CHOICES AND CONSEQUENCES Resisting the Fugitive Slave Act


Political Realignment

Young America

The Kansas-Nebraska Act

Republicans and Know-Nothings

Ballots and Blood

            IMAGES AS HISTORY The “Foreign Menace”

Deepening Controversy


Two Societies

The Industrial North

Cotton Is Supreme

The Other South

Divergent Visions


A House Divided

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

John Brown's Raid

The Election of 1860


            COMPETING VISIONS Secession or Union?


Chapter Review



CHAPTER 13 A Nation Torn Apart: The Civil War, 1861-1865


Mobilization, Strategy, and Diplomacy

Comparative Advantages and Disadvantages

Mobilization in the North

Mobilization in the South

Wartime Diplomacy


The Early Campaigns, 1861-1863

No Short and Bloodless War

The Peninsular Campaign

A New Kind of War

Toward Emancipation

Slaughter and Stalemate

            IMAGES AS HISTORY Photography and the Visualization of Modern War


Behind the Lines

Meeting the Demands of Modern War

Hardships on the Home Front

New Roles for Women


Conscription and Civil Unrest

            COMPETING VISIONS Civil Liberties in a Civil War


Toward Union Victory

Turning Point: 1863

African Americans Under Arms

The Confederacy Begins to Crumble

            CHOICES AND CONSEQUENCES Equal Peril, Unequal Pay

Victory in Battle and at the Polls

War Is Hell



Chapter Review



CHAPTER 14 Now That We Are Free: Reconstruction and the New South, 1863-1890


Preparing for Reconstruction

Emancipation Test Cases

Lincoln's 10 Percent Plan

Radical Republicans Offer a Different Vision


The Fruits of Freedom

Freedom of Movement

Forty Acres and a Mule

Uplift through Education

The Black Church


The Struggle to Define Reconstruction

The Conservative Vision of Freedom: Presidential Reconstruction

            COMPETING VISIONS Demanding Rights, Protecting Privilege

Congressional Reconstruction and the Fourteenth Amendment

Radical Republicans Take Control


Implementing Reconstruction

The Republican Party in the South

Creating Reconstruction Governments in the South

The Election of 1868

The Fifteenth Amendment

The Rise of White Resistance


Reconstruction Abandoned

Corruption and Scandal

The North’s Retreat

            IMAGES AS HISTORY Political Cartoons Reflect the Shift in Public Opinion 

The Election of 1872

Hard Times

The Return of Terrorism

The End of Reconstruction


The New South

Redeemer Rule

The Lost Cause

The New South Economy

The Rise of Sharecropping

Jim Crow

            CHOICES AND CONSEQUENCES Sanctioning Separation



Chapter Review



CHAPTER 15   Conflict and Conquest: The Transformation of the West, 1860-1900


Natives and Newcomers

Congress Promotes Westward Settlement

The Diversity of the Native American West

Native American Tribes of the Great Plains

The Great Westward Migration


The Economic Transformation of the West

The Railroad Fuels Western Development

Hard Times for Farmers

The Cattle Kingdom

Fortunes Beneath the Ground: The Mining Booms

The Environmental Legacy

            COMPETING VISIONS Preservation versus Exploitation


Native Americans under Siege

Mounting Problems for Native Americans

Wars on the Plains

War and Conflict in the Far West

In Pursuit of a Solution

            CHOICES AND CONSEQUENCES Forced Assimilation versus Cultural  Preservation


Resistance and Romanticism

Resistance and Persistence

Creating Mythical Heroes and Images

             IMAGES AS HISTORY Annie Oakley

The West in Art and Literature

Historians Reinterpret the American West



Chapter Review



CHAPTER 16   Wonder and Woe: The Rise of Industrial America, 1865-1900


The Emergence of Big Business

Sources of the Industrial Revolution

The Railroads

Modern Business Practices

Rising Concern over Corporate Power

Andrew Carnegie: Making Steel and Transforming the Corporation

Rockefeller and the Rise of the Trust


Creating a Mass Market

The Art of Selling

            IMAGES AS HISTORY Advertising and the Art of Cultivating Anxiety and Desire

Shopping as Experience: The Department Store

Bringing the Market to the Frontier

Selling to the World


The World of Work Transformed

The Impact of New Technology

Hard Times for Industrial Workers

Exploitation, Intimidation, and Conflict

            COMPETING VISIONS The Legitimacy of Unions

New Roles and Opportunities for Women


Conflicting Visions of Industrial Capitalism

Capitalism Championed

Capitalism Criticized

Power in Numbers: Organized Labor

            CHOICES AND CONSEQUENCES To Strike or Not to Strike?

The Great Upheaval of 1886



Chapter Review



CHAPTER 17    Becoming a Modern Society: America in the Gilded Age, 1877-1900


The Rise of the City

To the Cities: Americans and Immigrants Spur Urban Growth

The Emergence of Ethnic Enclaves

The Troubled City

“Boss Rule”:  The Political Machine

            COMPETING VISIONS How Best to Help the Poor?


A Search for Solutions

The Nativist Impulse

A Different View: Urban Reforms

Capturing a New View of Poverty: Jacob Riis and Housing Reform

            IMAGES AS HISTORY Seeing the Poor

Living among the Poor: Settlement Houses

The White City



New Habits, Roles and Lifestyles

The New Urban Landscape

New Roles and Expectations for Woman

New Forms of Leisure and Popular Culture

Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous 


The Challenge from Below

Out of Touch Politics

The People’s Party

Industrial Conflict and Depression

            CHOICES AND CONSEQUENCES The Pullman Strike

The Election of 1896 and Political Realignment



Chapter Review



CHAPTER 18  The Progressive Era


The Origins of Progressive Reform

Rising Concerns and Common Ideals


Experts and Professionals

The Social Gospel


Urban and State Reforms

Attacking the Machine

Regulating Transit and Utility Monopolies

Direct Democracy

            CHOICES AND CONSEQUENCES Representative or Direct Democracy?

Labor Legislation


The Darker Side of Progressivism

Moral Reform and Social Control

The Eugenics Movement

             IMAGES AS HISTORY Promoting Racial Hygiene (Eugenics)

Failure of the Anti-Lynching Crusade


Progressivism in National Politics

Roosevelt the Reformer

Regulating Big Business

The Conservation Movement

             COMPETING VISIONS The Battle of Hetch Hetchy

The Radical Challenge

Wilson’s “New Freedom”

Women’s Suffrage



Chapter 19   Imperial America: The United States in the World, 1890-1914


Becoming a World Power

The Impulse for Expansion

European Imperialism


The Spanish-American War

The Growing Conflict with Spain

             IMAGES AS HISTORY Atrocity Stories

 The Decision to Intervene in Cuba

 Fighting the War Against Spain


Creating an American Empire

The Debate Over Colonies

            COMPETING VISIONS The White Man’s Burden

The Philippine-American War


America and East Asia

The Open Door in China

Relations with Japan

Angel Island

            CHOICES AND CONSEQUENCES The Legal Construction of “Whiteness”


In America’s Backyard

The Panama Canal

The Roosevelt Corollary



Chapter Review



Chapter 20   The Great War: World War I, 1914-1918


The Decision for War

The War in Europe

The Perils of Neutrality

America Enters the War

Conflicting Views among the Allies on the War’s Purpose


The War at Home

Gearing Up for War

Black Migration

Female Suffrage

Rallying the Public

            IMAGES AS HISTORY Propaganda Posters

German Spies, Civil Liberties, and Immigrants


Fighting the War

Raising an Army

            CHOICES AND CONSEQUENCES Alvin York, Deciding to Serve

“You’re in the Army Now”

On the Western Front

Flu Epidemic

The Final Campaigns



The Paris Peace Conference

The Treaty Fight at Home

            COMPETING VISIONS Joining the League of Nations



Chapter Review


CHAPTER 21   A Turbulent Decade: The Twenties


Cars and Planes: The Promise of the Twenties

The Car Culture

On the Road

Welfare Capitalism and Consumer Culture

The Age of Flight: Charles A. Lindbergh


Cultural Turbulence

The Lost Generation


The First Red Scare and Immigration Restrictions



Racial Violence and Civil Rights

Lynching, Racial Rioting, and the Ku Klux Klan

Marcus Garvey

            COMPETING VISIONS Debating Garveyism

The Harlem Renaissance


The New Woman

Life for Women in the Twenties

            IMAGES AS HISTORY Advertising the New Woman

Margaret Sanger and the Fight for Birth Control


Ensuring Peace: Diplomacy in the Twenties


            CHOICES AND CONSEQUENCES Preventing War in Europe

Wartime Debts



Chapter Review




CHAPTER 22   A New Deal for America: The Great Depression, 1929-1940


The Early Days of the Depression

Herbert Hoover

Economic Weaknesses in a Time of Prosperity

The Stock Market Crash of 1929

Hoover’s Response to the Depression

            CHOICES AND CONSEQUENCES Evicting the Bonus Marchers


A New President and a New Deal

FDR: The Politician

Managing Appearances

The Temper of the Poor: Passivity and Anger


Recovering from the Depression

Revamping Banking and Financial Institution

Father Charles Coughlin

Helping Industry and People

Putting People to Work


A New Deal for Farmers

Handling the Farm Crisis

Hitting the Road

Repatriating Mexican Immigrants

            IMAGES AS HISTORY Migrant Mother, an American Icon


Reforms to Ensure Social Justice

The Challenge from Huey Long: “Share Our Wealth”

Social Security

Supporting Unions

             COMPETING VISIONS Sharing the Wealth

The Resurgence of Labor

A New Deal for African Americans

The Supreme Court Weighs In



Chapter Review



CHAPTER 23   World War II: Fighting the Good War, 1939-1945


The Approaching War

Fascism and Appeasement

The Arsenal of Democracy

War with Japan


On the Home Front

Images of the Enemy

Internment Camps

            COMPETING VISIONS Civil Liberties and National Security Clash

Prosperity, Scarcity, and Opportunities for Women

Racial Discord


On the Front Lines

Defeat, Then Victory

            IMAGES AS HISTORY Combat Photography

The Final Push in Europe

America’s Response to the Holocaust

The Holocaust


Ending the Pacific War

Edging Closer to Japan

Dropping the Atomic Bomb

            CHOICES AND CONSEQUENCES How to Use the Atomic Bomb

The Final Surrender 



Chapter Review



CHAPTER 24  A Divided World: The Early Cold War, 1945-1963


Origins of the Cold War

Differing Goals in the Postwar World

The American Vision Takes Shape: Kennan’s Long Telegram

The Truman Doctrine and Marshall Plan

The Berlin Airlift and NATO


Fighting Communism: Cold and Hot War

Communism Rising: 1949

The Korean War

Nuclear Fallout and Fear

            IMAGES AS HISTORY Surviving an Atomic Bomb Blast

Fallout Shelters


Spies in Our Midst 

The Second Red Scare

HUAC against Hollywood

            COMPETING VISIONS Naming Names in Hollywood 



Averting Nuclear War


The Berlin Wall 

Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis

            CHOICES AND CONSEQUENCES The Cuban Missile Crisis



Chapter Review


CHAPTER 25 In a Land of Plenty: Contentment and Discord, 1945-1960 


Securing the New Deal Legacy

The Labor Movement Curtailed

Presidential Agendas: Truman and Eisenhower


A Middle Class America

Postwar Prosperity

The Move to the Suburbs

            COMPETING VISIONS Suburbs: American Dream or Nightmare?


Popular Culture in the Fifties

The Television Age Arrives

Teen Culture and Rock and Roll

The Beats


Freedom Now: The Civil Rights Movement

“Separate But Equal”: Challenging Segregated Schools

Emmett Till

            IMAGES AS HISTORY Inspiring a New Generation to Act

Montgomery Bus Boycott, 1955

            CHOICES AND CONSEQUENCES Rosa Parks Makes History

The Little Rock Nine, 1957

The Sit-ins



Chapter Review


CHAPTER 26  A Nation Divided: The Vietnam War, 1945-1975


The Long Road to War

The Escalating Importance of Vietnam

Taking Over from the French

Debates within the Kennedy Administration

The Kennedy Assassination 

The Gulf of Tonkin

            CHOICES AND CONSEQUENCES Making Vietnam America’s War


Fighting in Vietnam

The Bombing Campaign

On the Ground

The Tet Offensive

            IMAGES AS HISTORY The Role of the Press in Vietnam


Controversy of the Home Front

The Antiwar Movement

My Lai

            COMPETING VISIONS Who Was Responsible for the My Lai Massacre?


The Long Road to Peace

Seeking Peace with Honor

Vietnam: The War by the Numbers

Cambodia: Invasion and Outrage




Chapter Review


CHAPTER 27   A Decade of Discord: The Challenge of the Sixties


The Liberal Moment

Kennedy and the New Frontier

A Liberal Court

            CHOICES AND CONSEQUENCES Is School Prayer Constitutional?

The 1964 Election

            IMAGES AS HISTORY Birmingham, 1963

March on Washington, 1963

Freedom Summer, 1964

Selma and the Voting Rights Act of 1965



Kennedy and the New Frontier 

A Liberal Court

The 1964 Election

The Great Society


Nonviolence Triumphant: The Civil Rights Movement, 1960-1965

Kennedy and the Freedom Riders

Birmingham, 1963

            IMAGES AS HISTORY Birmingham, 1963

March on Washington

Freedom Summer

Selma and the Voting Rights Act of 1965


The Fractured Left

The New Left and the Counterculture

Malcolm X: An Alternative to Nonviolence 

Watts and Chicago    

Black Power and the Black Panthers

            COMPETING VISIONS Defining Black Power

Women’s Liberation Movement


The End of an Era

The Faltering Civil Rights Movement

The Great Society Unravels

The Demise of the Counterculture

Keeping Protest Alive: Mexican Americans and Native Americans



Chapter Review


CHAPTER 28  A Nation Adrift: America in the 1970s and 1980s

The Age of Limits

Frustration at Home and Overseas

The Watergate Scandal

            IMAGES AS HISTORY Watergate through Political Cartoons


Ford and Carter: A Crisis of Presidential Leadership

A Weakened Presidency and an Ailing Economy

Defining American Foreign Policy After Vietnam

The Leadership Crisis Continues: Carter in the White House

New Paths in Foreign Affairs

            CHOICES AND CONSEQUENCES Ending the Iranian Hostage Crisis


The Rights Revolution

The Equal Rights Amendment and Abortion Controversies

            COMPETING VISIONS Defining the Ideal Woman

Gay Rights



The Rise of the Right

The New Conservative Coalition

The Reagan Presidency



Chapter Review


CHAPTER 29:  Modern Times: Living a Post-Cold War World


Changing Contours of American Society

            CHOICES AND CONSEQUENCES Coming to America

Persian Gulf War

The Culture Wars

            COMPETING VISIONS Liberalism on America’s College Campuses


            IMAGES AS HISTORY 9/11


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