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Chapter 1: Three Worlds Meet


Chapter 2: The American Colonies Emerge


Chapter 3: The Colonies Come of Age


Chapter 4: The War for Independence


Chapter 5: Shaping a New Nation


The Living Constitution


Chapter 6: Launching the New Nation


Chapter 7: Balancing Nationalism and Sectionalism


Chapter 8: Reforming American Society


Chapter 9: Expanding Markets and Moving West


Chapter 10: The Union in Peril


Chapter 11: The Civil War


Chapter 12: Reconstruction and Its Effects


Chapter 13: Changes on the Western Frontier


Chapter 14: A New Industrial Age


Chapter 15: Immigrants and Urbanization


Chapter 16: Life at the Turn of the 20th Century


Chapter 17: The Progressive Era


Chapter 18: America Claims an Empire


Chapter 19: The First World War


Chapter 20: Politics of the Roaring Twenties


Chapter 21: The Roaring Life of the 1920s


Chapter 22: The Great Depression Begins


Chapter 23: The New Deal


Chapter 24: World War Looms


Chapter 25: The United States in World War II


Chapter 26: Cold War Conflicts


Chapter 27: The Postwar Boom


Chapter 28: The New Frontier and the Great Society


Chapter 29: Civil Rights


Chapter 30: The Vietnam War Years


Chapter 31: An Era of Social Change


Chapter 32: An Age of Limits


Chapter 33: The Conservative Tide


Reagan and the Cold War


Chapter 34: The United States in Today's World


Epilogue: Issues for the 21st Century