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CliffsQuickReview U.S. History I provides you with an overview of United States history from before the colonial period through the end of Reconstruction. You can use this in-depth reference as a supplement to your textbook and classroom lectures, or you can use it as an at-a-glance reference. As you work your way through this review, you'll be ready to tackle such concepts as
- Exploring the "New World": Knowing the first inhabitants of the Western Hemisphere
- Exploration and early colonization: From Christopher Columbus's voyage to the early English settlements
- Colonial settlements of the 17th and 18th centuries: From Plymouth to the 13 original colonies
- The American Revolution: From early discontent to the War for Independence and the drafting of the U.S. Constitution
- The development of a new nation: The early presidents, the institution of slavery, and the Civil War
- The Reconstruction: The freedom for slaves and the presidency of Ulysses S. Grant
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Table of contents:
The "New World".
Exploration and Early Colonization.
Colonial Settlements in the Teventeenth Century.
Eeighteenth-Century Colonial America.
From Discontent to Revolution.
Creating a New Nation.
Challenges for a New Nation.
Triumph of the Jeffersonian Republicans, 1800-1824.
Economic Growth and Development, 1815-1860.
American Society and Culture, 1815-1860.
Slavery and the South.
Expansion, War, and Sectional Tensions.
From Compromise to Crisis.
The Civil War.
The Era of Reconstruction.