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The American Journey, 7th Edition by Doug Baker and Susan Hutchins

The authors chose a symbolic title, The American Journey, for a specific reason. Using engaging historical perspectives to draw a roadmap of the “journey,” the American story from past to present is detailed in these split-volume texts. The journey metaphor conveys that events and attitudes do not occur in a vacuum. The present is linked with both the past and the future. The journey experience allows students to expand their critical thinking via an in-depth examination of American history, including varying interpretive viewpoints. These innovative perspectives encourage readers to immerse themselves in a personal analysis of history and how it shapes our present vision.


Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1
The American Journey Begins 1
How We Know • Ancient Paleo-Indians • North American Indian Culture B.C.E. • Central and South American
Indian Cultures • First European Contact • Factors for Overseas Expansion • Columbus Points the Way •
The Conquistadors • The Spanish Empire in the Americas • Other Nations Compete

Chapter 2
England Colonizes the New World 24
Ireland: A Training Ground • Stating the Case for Colonies • A “Lost Colony” • Defeat of the Spanish Armada
• The Plymouth and London Companies • Jamestown • Plymouth and the Pilgrims • The Puritan Theocracy of
Massachusetts Bay • New Hampshire • Maryland • Founding Connecticut • Rhode Island • Peril for the Native
Americans of New England • The Dutch Came for Their Share • King Charles II and Colonization • New Jersey
• Pennsylvania and Delaware • The Carolinas • Georgia

Chapter 3
From Europeans to Americans 48
Regional Development and Commerce • Systems of Labor • Immigration • Religion • The Enlightenment or the
“Age of Reason” • Education • Health and Medicine • Literature in the Colonies • Daily Life • Colonial Women

Chapter 4
Imperial Rule and Conflict in North America 68
Political Institutions and American Democracy • The Dominion of New England and the Glorious Revolution
• Economic Colonial Policy • Salutary Neglect • New France • The First Three Colonial Wars • The French and
Indian Wariv

Chapter 5
The Road to Revolution 82
The Winds of Change • The American Mindset • Indian Trouble • The Sugar and Currency Acts • The Stamp Act
Crisis • The Townshend Duties Crisis • Trouble in Boston • Committees of Correspondence • The Gaspee Affair
• The Tea Act • The Boston Tea Party • The Coercive or Intolerable Acts • The First Continental Congress
• Breakdown of Government and the Failure of Compromise

Chapter 6
The American Revolution 102
Lexington and Concord • Second Continental Congress • Early Fighting in the War • Declaration of Independence
• American Public Opinion • African-Americans and the Revolution • 1776-1777: The War in New York and
New Jersey • The War in 1777 • Alliance with France • 1778-1780: The War in the South • The Treason of
Benedict Arnold • The War at Sea • The War in the West • More Fighting in the Carolinas • Battle of Yorktown •
Treaty of Paris • 1783 • Why the Americans Won their Independence • Nature of the American Revolution

Chapter 7
Launching the American Republic 124
The Continental Congress Serves as a Government • Colonies Became States • The First Federal Government
• Articles of Confederation • The Dissatisfied • Disgruntled Soldiers March on Congress • The Fate of the
Loyalists • A Republican Society • The Role of Women • Religion and the Founding Fathers • Settlement of the
Northwest Territory • Crises Expose the Deficiencies of the National Government • Shays’ Rebellion • The States
Look for Solutions • The Constitutional Convention • The Ratification Debate • Election of George Washington

Chapter 8
Establishing a New Federal Pathway 144
Priorities for the New Government • Hamilton Establishes a Solid Economic Foundation • Jefferson-Hamilton
Split Forms the First Political Parties • Securing the Northwest Territory • The Reelection of President Washington
• Whiskey Rebellion • Foreign Policy • Washington’s Farewell Address • Legacy of George Washington •
The 1796 Presidential Election • Relations with France • Alien and Sedition Acts • Another Tax Rebellion •
The 1800 Presidential Election

Chapter 9
Politics and War Under the Jeffersonians 164
A Judicial War • The Tripolitan War • The Louisiana Purchase • The Essex Junto and Aaron Burr • The 1804
Presidential Election • The War of 1812 • Declaring War • Preparing to Fight • The Attack on Canada: 1812
• Frigates and Victories at Sea: 1812 • Madison Wins Reelection • At Sea: 1813 and 1814 • Regaining the
Northwest: 1813 • 1814 • The Creek War • The Hartford Convention • Battle of New Orleans • Treaty of Ghent
• Results of the War

Chapter 10
A Growing National Identity 184
Introduction to the Monroe Administration • The Era of Good Feelings • Territorial Expansionism •
A Transportation Revolution • A Factory System Develops • Workers Push for Change • The Panic of 1819 •
The Supreme Court and Nationalism • The Missouri Compromise • Foreign Policy Matters

Chapter 11
The Jacksonian Shadow 198
The 1824 Presidential Election • Introduction to the John Quincy Adams Administration • Foreign Affairs
• The “Tariff of Abominations” • The Two-Party System Returns • The 1828 Presidential Election • Introduction
to the Jackson Administration • The “Petticoat Affair” • States’ Rights versus the Union • Moving the Native
Americans West • At War with the Bank of the United States • The 1832 Presidential Election • The Final Shots
in the Bank War • Economic Problems • Foreign Policy Matters • The Legacy of President Andrew Jackson •
The 1836 Presidential Election • Introduction to the Van Buren Administration • The Panic of 1837 • Foreign
Policy Problems • The “Log Cabin and Hard Cider” Election of 1840 • Barely a President • Introduction to the
Tyler Administration • Foreign Policy Issues

Chapter 12
American Culture and the Age of Social Reform 220
Romanticism • The Second Great Awakening • Political Reform in the Midst of Social Reform • Political Parties
and the Age of Social Reform • Health Reform • The Temperance Movement • The Women’s Rights Movement
• Prisons, Asylums, and the Poor • Education Reform • Utopian Communities • Changes Brought By New
Immigrants • Movement Toward Greater Religious Freedom • New American Christian Groups • Marriage,
Family, and Morals • Food and Clothing • Entertainment • American Literature • Alexis de Tocqueville

Chapter 13
Manifest Destiny 242
The Ideology of Manifest Destiny • Trouble in Texas • Texas Wins Independence from Mexico • Annexation of
Texas • The United States Claims Oregon Territory • Oregon Fever and the Oregon Trail • Other Western Trails •
The 1844 Presidential Election • Introduction to the Polk Administration • The Oregon Dispute Resolved
• Problems with Mexico • The Mexican-American War

Chapter 14
The Question of Slavery 256
The Expansion of Slavery • The Economics of Slavery • Unique Characteristics of American Slavery • Life for the
Slaves • The Status of Free Blacks • A New Southern Attitude Toward Slavery • Southern Arguments for Slavery
• Factors Contributing to the Rise of an Anti-Slavery Movement • Major Anti-Slavery Views • Opposition to
Abolitionism • The Amistad Casevi • TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 15
Countdown to Civil War 274
Popular Sovereignty • The 1848 Presidential Election • The Compromise of 1850 • The Fugitive Slave Law: 1850
• Anti-Slavery Literature Fuels the Fire • The 1852 Presidential Election • Foreign Policy • The Kansas-Nebraska
Act • Political Realignment • Early Developments in Kansas • “Bleeding Kansas” • The 1856 Presidential Election
• The Dred Scott Case • The Panic of 1857 • The Lecompton Constitution • Harper’s Ferry • The Rise of
Abraham Lincoln • The 1860 Presidential Election • Southern Post-Election Viewpoints • Secession Begins
• Formation of the Confederacy • The Failure of Compromise • The Battle Lines are Drawn

Chapter 16
The Civil War 302
Causes of the Civil War • North and South Compared • Organization of the Union Army • Draft Riots
• Organization of the Confederate Army • Army Desertions • Women in the Civil War • POW Camps •
The Home Front • Northern Opposition to the War • Southern Opposition to the War • Financing the War •
Legal Approaches to Abolishing Slavery • War Diplomacy • General War Strategies • The First Battle of Bull Run
• 1862: War in the East • 1862: War in the West • 1863: War in the East • 1863: War in the West • The War in
1864 • The War in 1865 • The Legacy of the Civil War

Chapter 17
Reconstruction: 1865-1877 334
President Lincoln’s Plan • Andrew Johnson Becomes President • President Johnson’s Reconstruction Plan
• Congressional Reconstruction Policies • The 1866 Congressional Elections • Congressional Political
Reconstruction • Andrew Johnson’s Impeachment • Life in the South • Government in the Southern States •
The Klu Klux Klan • The Supreme Court and Reconstruction • An Assessment of Reconstruction: Historians
Debate the Times and the Legacies • The End of Reconstruction
Declaration of Independence 355
The Articles of Confederation 359
The United States Constitution 367
The Bill of Rights 380
The Confederate Constitution 385
Presidential History 397
Index 399

 

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