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    Period 1: 1491 – 1607

    American Indians, Caste system, Chinook, Columbian Exchange (horses, cows, sugar, silver, smallpox, corn, potatoes), Bartolome De Las Casas, Juan de Onate, Mestizo, Metis, Mission settlements (missionaries), Portuguese Explores, Juan de Sepulveda, smallpox, encomienda system, European Expansion (global perspective), Exploration and conquest of America, “Triangular Trade” (furs, tobacco, Carolinas-rice, Barbados – sugar), sextant, Joint-stock companies, Zambo.

    Period 2: 1607 – 1754

    Abigail Adams, American Indians, Beaver Wars, Clipper Ships, Dominion of New England, Dutch colonial efforts, Joint-Stock company, Molasses Act, Mulatto, Navigation Acts, Pueblo, Pennsylvania founding, Praying Towns, Pueblo revolt, Jean Rousseau, John Locke, Maroon Communities, Maryland Toleration Act, Scots-Irish, sextant, smallpox, Adam Smith, Stamp Act, Anglicization, Colonization, Enlightenment, European Expansion (global perspective), First Great Awakening, King Phillips War, “Triangular Trade” (furs, tobacco, Carolinas-rice, Barbados – sugar), Vaqueros, Wampanoag, Wool Act, Hereditary privilege, mercantilist economic aims (mercantilism), Shared labor market – sharing of labor between eastern and western hemispheres during colonial period.

    Period 3: 1754 – 1800

    Abigail Adams, Allen Richard, American Indians, American Revolution, Articles of Confederation, Battle of Fallen Timbers, Bill of Rights, Common Sense (Thomas Paine), Communities of correspondence, Constitution (US), Declaration of Independence,  Democratic-Republican Party, Federalism, Federalists, Gradual Emancipation (Pennsylvania), interchangeable parts, Intolerable Acts, Iroquois Confederation, Jays Treaty, Kentucky and Virginia Resolves, Letters from a Pennsylvania Farmer, Little Turtle and the Western Confederacy, Loyalist, Molasses Act, Mulatto, National Bank, Northwest Ordinance, Paxton Boys,  Pontiac’s Rebellion, Proclamation of 1763, Proclamation of Neutrality, Patriot, Pickney’s treaty, Republicanism, “Republican motherhood”, Shays’ Rebellion, Separation of Powers, Seven Years’ War, Trans-Appalachian West, Western Hemisphere, British Colonies, Civil Liberties, Colonial Independence movement, Colonization, democratic ideas, French Revolution, Freedom of Speech, Hamilton’s Financial Plan, Huron Confederation dispersal, Mercy Otis Warren, George Washington, Washington’s Farewell Address





    Period 4: 1800 – 1848

    Richard Allen, American Indians, American System, Asian Americans, John Audubon, Baldwin Locomotive Works, Canals, Charles Finney, Cult of domesticity,  Democratic Party, Democratic-Republican Party, Evangelical Christian churches, Hartford Convention, Lowell System, Louisiana Purchase, McCulloch vs. Maryland, Mechanical Reaper, Mexican-American War, Missouri Compromise, Monroe Doctrine, Mormons, Mulatto, National Bank, Nullification Crisis, Positive Good theory, Property qualifications to vote, Railroad Building, Second Great Awakening, Seminole Wars, Seneca Falls Convention, Samuel Slater, Steel Plow, Western Hemisphere, African chattel, Communication revolution in antebellum period, Evangelical religious fervor, foreign policy, free-labor manufacturing economy, French Revolution, Utopian societies, Hudson River School, Indian Removal Act,  David Walker, War Hawks, Webster-Ashburton Treaty, Whigs, Women’s Rights Movement, Worcester vs. Georgia, Catawba Nation, participatory democracy, political parties

    Period 5: 1844 – 1877

    American Indians, Annexing Texas, Asian Americans, Blanche Bruce, John C. Calhoun, Lydia Child, Colored Farmer’s Alliance, Compromise of 1850, Dred Scott, Election of 1960, Emancipation Proclamation, Gettysburg, Gold Rush, Homestead Act, Kansas/Nebraska Act, Know Nothings, Abraham Lincoln, March to the Sea (Sherman), Mariano Vallejo, Mexican-American War, Missouri Compromise, Mormons, National Parks, Nullification, “Oregon Border dispute”, Parochial Schools, Commodore Mathew Perry, Pueblo, Positive Good theory, Republican Party, Hiram Revels, Sand Creek Massacre, Secession, Sharecropping, Antebellum reforms, States’ Rights, Confederacy, Confederate States of America, Thirteenth-Fourteenth-Fifteenth Amendments, Webster-Ashburton Treaty , personal liberty

    Period 6: 1865 – 1898

    Jane Addams, American Federation of Labor, American Indians, American Protective Association, Anthracite coal mining, Edward Bellamy, Boomtown areas of West,   Chief Joseph, Chinese Exclusion Act, Closing of the Frontier, Conspicuous consumption, Dawes Act, Henry George, Ghost Dance Movement, Gospel of Wealth, Grange Movement, Holding companies, Interstate Commerce Act, J. P. Morgan, Florence Kelley, Knights of Labor, Laissez-faire, Land Grant colleges, Las Gorras Blancas, Abraham Lincoln, Little Big Horn, Minstrel shows, Mother Jones, National Parks, National Woman Suffrage Association, New Immigrants vs Native-born, People’s Party (Populists), Plessy v Ferguson, Progressive Reformers, Referendum, John D. Rockefeller, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Settlement Houses, Robert Smalls, Social Darwinism, Telegraphs, Urban Middle class, US Fish Commission, Capitalism, Gilded Age, Ida B. Wells, Women’s Christian Temperance Union, Xenophobia, Yiddish Theater, Internal migrants, industrialization, intermarriage, labor unions, political machines, racial gradations, racial stereotyping, Social Gospel






    Period 7: 1890 – 1945

    American Expeditionary Force, Asian Americans, Atlantic Charter, Atomic Bomb, Axis Powers, China, trade with, Clayton Anti-Trust Act, Dollar Diplomacy, Federal Writers’ Project, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FCIC), Harlem Renaissance, Edward Hooper, Jazz, League of Nations, John L. Lewis, Huey Long, Neutrality Acts, New Deal, Pearl Harbor, Plessy v Ferguson, Religious Fundamentalism, Sierra Club, Federal Reserve Bank, Manhattan Project, J. P. Morgan, National Recovery Administration, Franklin D. RooseveltSpanish-American War, Social Security Act, Stimson Doctrine, Subsidies, Communism, Conservation, Great Depression, Great Migration, Imperialists (anti-imperialists), Booker T. Washington, Washington Naval Conference, Woodrow Wilson, Women’s Rights Movement, Women’s Christian Temperance Union, Xenophobia, Radio, Motion pictures, Automobiles, Sonar, Internal migrants, Liberalism, Neutral trading rights, First Red Scare

    Period 8: 1945 – 1980

    Asian Americans, Atomic Bomb, Bakke vs. University of California, Beat Movement, Black Panthers, Braceros Program, Brown v Board of Education, Rachel Carson, China, Trade with, Civil Rights Act 1964,  Clean Air Act, Cold War, Containment, Decolonization, Department of the Interior, Détente (mutual coexistence), Feminine Mystique, Great Society, Griswold v Connecticut, Fannie Lou Hamer, Hydrogen Bomb, Inflation of the 1970s, Internment of Japanese,  Luisa Moreno, Lyndon Johnson, Korean War, Latinos, Thurgood Marshall, Massive Retaliation, Medicare, Medicaid, Military-industrial complex, Miranda vs Arizona, Nuclear arsenal, Oil crisis, Oil Embargo, OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries), Postwar optimism, Red Scare, Rock and Roll, Space Race, Gloria Steinem, Students for a Democratic Society, Suez Crisis, Sun Belt, Start I, Tennessee Valley Authority, The Affluent Society, Vietnam War, Baby Boom, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights Movement, Communism, counterculture, demographic changes, Desegregation, Iran Hostage crisis, Watergate, International security system – system of collective security amongst western nations against communist aggression, intermarriage, Middle-class suburbanization, Mexican-Americans, Social Justice, Social Safety net

    Period 9: 1980 – Present

    Asian Americans, Contract with America, Deficits (budget), Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Focus on the Family – 1980s, Federal Reserve Bank, Free Trade agreements, Mormons, Mulatto, North American Free Trade Agreement, Planned Parenthood v Casey, Ronald Reagan, SDI (Star Wars Defense Initiative), Phyllis Schlafly, September 11, 2001 attacks, African-Americans, Big Government, Class, conservatism, corporate growth, cultural blending, Evangelical Christian Churches – modern, fundamentalist churches that rejected the liberalism of post-World War II generation, gender, Globalization, Mikhail Gorbachev, Health Care Reform 0 1990s and 2010s, Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Internet, Tax Cuts (Reagan and Bush), Wars (Afghanistan and Iraq), War on Terror, World Trade Center, Xenophobia, Limited welfare state, intermarriage, Social Justice, Social Safety net