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Early Colonial to Articles of Confederation, 1690-1789

Events covered include: Salem witchcraft, Slavery institutionalized, First Great Awakening, Pontiac's Rebellion, Royal Proclamation of 1763, Stamp Act Crisis, Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, First Continental Congress, Battle of Lexington and Concord, Declaration of Independence, Rise of Republicanism, Treaty of Paris, Shays' Rebellion, U.S. Constitutional Convention, Rise of Republican Motherhood.

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Early Republic, Parts 1 and 2, 1790-1811

Events covered include: Ban on Slave Importation, Louisiana Purchase, Lewis and Clark Expedition.

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War of 1812, 1812-1815

Events covered include: Burning of Washington, "Star Spangled Banner" written, Tecumseh killed, Treaty of Ghent.

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Era of Good Feelings, 1816-1822

Events covered include: Spain cedes FL to U.S., Missouri Compromise, Denmark Vesey executed.

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Jacksonian Era, Parts 1 and 2, 1823-1842

Events covered include: Second Great Awakening, Lowell Textile Mills, Monroe Doctrine, Trail of Tears and Indian Removal.

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Antebellum Period, Parts 1 and 2, 1843-1860

Events covered include: Height of Plantation Slavery, California Gold Rush, Dred Scott decision, Mexican War.

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U.S. Civil War, 1861-1865

Events covered include: Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, Sherman's March, President Lincoln assassinated, Slavery abolished.

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Reconstruction, Parts 1 and 2, 1866-1877

Events covered include: Civil Rights Amendments, Freedman's Bureau, Increasing Industrialization, Sioux War.

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Gilded Age, Parts 1 and 2, 1878-1889

Events covered include: Haymarket Bombing and Labor unrest, Chinese Exclusion Act, Dawes Act.

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Populist/Progressive Era, Parts 1 to 4, 1890-1913

Events covered include: Plessy v. Ferguson, Filipino-Cuban-Spanish-American War, Turner's Frontier Thesis.

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World War I and Aftermath, Parts 1 and 2, 1914-1922

Events covered include: Southern lynching, Anti-communist "Red Scare," Mexican Immigration, Women gain suffrage.

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Each of the multi-part Eras above is also available in two or more chronological segments.



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