New world to the american revolution (1492-1789)

New world to the American Revolution (1492-1789) Political and religious reasons behind exploration of new world by European counties Effects of settlement on Native American tribes and resulting tension Major differences among New England, middle, Chesapeake, and southern colonies Causes and effects of the great awakening Events (laws, act, skirmishes) leading to Revolutionary war The results of First and Second continental congresses The mission behind the articles of confederation The events and results of the American Revolution The new nation to the civil war (1789-1865) Events leading to formation of new constitution and laws it put into action Differences between federalists and anti-federalists and the major political figures on each side Development of a post revolutionary foreign policy and roadblocks along the way Jefferson’s successes and struggle as president Events leading to war of 1812 and its effect on policy/society Financial changes/troubles — banks of American, taxes, tariffs How advance and changes in transportation affected the growing nation Reasons behind formation of political parties and their effects on government Major players and events of the abolition movement Formation of a new American culture leading up to the civil war, including religion, art, literature, philosophy, and the changing roles of women Effects of continued westward expansion: Monroe Doctrine, Manifest Destiny Causes and results of the Mexican war Slavery as a major nationwide issue and how it helped lead to civil war: – Three-fifths compromise – Missouri compromise – Kansas-Nebraska Act – Harper’s Ferry – Dred Scott case Lincoln’s rise to power and his stance on major issues Major civil war battles and events Constitutional amendments, acts, laws put into action as a result of the civil war Reconstruction to the Great War (1865-1919) How federal government attempted assimilation of former confederate states and their citizens into the union Many troubles African Americans faced upon emancipation: – Freedman’s Bureau – Jim crow laws Continued westward expansion, development of frontiers, violent dealings with Native Americans Development of railroad system and changes in economic policy and business due to industrialization Increasing division of wealth and development of active working class and labor unions Effects of immigration in on the United States Economic woes and debates over gold and silver Evolving roles of women in politics, education, workforce How progressivism affected society— changes in government and voting policies, Theodore Roosevelt’s square deal, and controversies over journalism Overseas expansion and continued involvement in foreign affairs: – The Spanish American war – The panama canal – Open door policy U. S. involvement and events leading up to World War I: – Sinking of the Lusitania – The Sussex ultimatum Wilson’s fourteen points and US role in the Great War Post-world war I peace negotiations and the war’s immediate effect on society The 1920s to World War II (1919-1945) Post World War I changes in business and the emergence of new prosperity: – High wages – Development into a mass-consumption society Republican presidents; their split from progressive politics: – Harding – Coolidge – Hoover Post World War I changes in foreign policy: – The Dawes plan – Good neighbor policy Post World War I cultural events, changes in the arts and reactions from conservative society: – The Roaring Twenties – The Harlem Renaissance Minorities’ continuing struggle for equality Events leading to great depression and its effects on country The complexities of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s new deal and how it changed society; new deal opponents Events leading up to world involvement in World War II Major World War II battles and groundbreaking decisions: – Pearl harbor – “ little boy” and “ Fat men” – V-E Day – D- Day Roles of women and minorities during war, internment of japans Americans, etc Effects of World War II on U. S. and steps toward postwar recovery Cold war to present day Events leading up to the cold war: – Truman’s stance on communism – The Marshall plan – The Warsaw pact – George Kennan and containment The emergence of communism in Asia; U. S. involvement in Korea; the Geneva convention U. S. involvement with Cuba: – Bay of pigs – Fidel Castro – Cuban Missile Crisis How U. S. prepared itself for future war: – National security act – Creation of the central intelligence agency – South east Asian treaty organization (SEATO) McCarthyism and the effects of the Red Scare on the U. S.: – House Un-American activities committee (HUAC) – Sputnik – NASA Major causes and effects of the civil rights movement: – Brown V. Board of education – Little Rock Nine – Rosa Parks Nationwide effects of civil rights unrest on political involvement and protests: – Martin Luther King Jr. – Malcolm X – Freedom summer Sociological changes in the midcentury: – Effects of television and radio – Beatniks – Betty Friedan and The Feminine Mystique John F. Kennedy’s presidency: – New frontier – Assassination Lyndon Johnson’s great society and its effects: – Civil rights act – Voting rights act – Creation of Medicare Domestic and international events leading up Vietnam war U. S. reactions to the Vietnam war The social and political effects of Vietnam: – War powers act Richard Nixon’s presidency: – Relationship with china – Stagflation – Effects Watergate on the U. S. mindset Jimmy carter’s presidency and attempts at peace agreements in the middle East The Reagan Revolution and a changing society under Reagan’s presidency: – Economic policy – Iran-contra – Star wars Events leading to the end of the cold war and the collapse of the soviet union: – Détente – Glasnost Nationwide racial tensions and their effect on society: – Rodney king – Affirmative action debates Presidency of bill Clinton and his changes to economic policy Events leading to 9/11; the “ war on terror” and its impact on society Changes in present-day society: – The graying of America – Technology advances – Healthcare discoveries – Environmental concerns – Rise of the internet