Subject:
American History
Material Type:
Full Course
Level:
Community College / Lower Division, College / Upper Division
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Tags:
  • “bloody Shirt” Campaign
  • “Report on Public Credit”
  • 1850s
  • 1970s America
  • 21st Century
  • <emphasis Effect="italics">Enola Gay</emphasis>
  • Abolitionist
  • Abu Ghraib
  • Afghan Northern Alliance
  • Africa
  • Age of Reason
  • Agrarian Society
  • Aids
  • Al-qaeda
  • Alcalde
  • Alliance for Progress
  • Amendment
  • America 1850
  • American Democracy
  • American Equal Rights Association
  • American History
  • American Individualism
  • American Missionary Association
  • American Party
  • American Republic
  • American River
  • American System
  • American West
  • Americanization
  • Americas
  • Anarchist
  • Antebellum
  • Antebellum South
  • Antebellum United States
  • Anti-Imperialist League
  • Anti-federalists
  • Antietam
  • Appeasement
  • Army of the Potomac
  • Army of the West
  • Articles of Confederation
  • Artisan
  • Atlanta Compromise
  • Atlantic
  • Atomic Bomb
  • Aztec
  • Baby Boom
  • Bank Run
  • Banking Act of 1935
  • Barnburners
  • Battle of New Orleans
  • Battle of Wounded Knee
  • Bell
  • Beringia
  • Bicameral
  • Big Business
  • Big Three
  • Bill of Rights
  • Black Cabinet
  • Black Codes
  • Black Death
  • Black Legend
  • Black Power
  • Black Pride
  • Black Separatism
  • Black Star Steamship Line
  • Black Tuesday
  • Blacklist
  • Bleeding Kansas
  • Bonanza Farms
  • Bonus Army
  • Boomerang Generation
  • Bootlegging
  • Border Ruffians
  • Boston Harbor
  • Boston Massacre
  • Boxer Rebellion
  • Brer Rabbit
  • Britannia
  • Bull Run
  • Bull Run Creek
  • Bunker Hill
  • Bush Administration
  • Bush Doctrine
  • California Gold Rush
  • Californios
  • Calvinism
  • Carpetbagger
  • Carter Doctrine
  • Cash Crop
  • Charter Schools
  • Chasquis
  • Chattel Slavery
  • Checks and Balances
  • Chinampas
  • Circuit Riders
  • Citizen Gen&#234;t Affair
  • City Beautiful
  • Civil Rights
  • Civil Rights Movement
  • Civil Service
  • Civil Unions
  • Civil War
  • Civil Works Administration
  • Clark
  • Clark Memorandum
  • Clear and Present Danger
  • Climate Change
  • Clinton Administration
  • Code of Deference
  • Coercive Act
  • Cold War
  • Collateralized Debt Obligations
  • Colonial Protests
  • Colonial Societies
  • Colonization
  • Columbian Exchange
  • Comanche
  • Commerce
  • Committee of Public Information
  • Committees of Correspondence
  • Commodification
  • Compromise of 1850
  • Compromise of 1877
  • Comstock Lode
  • Concurrent Majority
  • Confederacy
  • Confederate
  • Confiscation Acts
  • Connecticut Compromise
  • Conscientious Objectors
  • Conservative
  • Conservative Whigs
  • Constitution
  • Constitutional Convention
  • Consumerism
  • Containment
  • Continental Currency
  • Contrabands
  • Contract With America
  • Contras
  • Copperheads
  • Corps of Discovery
  • Corrupt Bargain
  • Cotton
  • Cotton Boom
  • Cotton Gin
  • Counterculture
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Coverture
  • Coxey’s Army
  • Credit Default Swaps
  • Crittenden Compromise
  • Crop-lien System
  • Crusades
  • Crédit Mobilier of America Scandal
  • Culture Wars
  • Cumberland Road
  • D-day
  • Daughters of Liberty
  • Declaration of Independence
  • Deep Throat
  • Defense of Marriage Act
  • Deism
  • Democracy
  • Democratic
  • Democratic-republicans
  • Depression of 1893
  • Desegregation
  • Deskilling
  • Direct Primary
  • Direct Tax
  • Dixiecrats
  • Dollar Diplomacy
  • Domestic Security
  • Domestic Slave Trade
  • Dominion of New England
  • Domino Theory
  • Double v Campaign
  • Dred Scott
  • Dred Scott v. Sandford
  • Dunmore’s Proclamation
  • Dust Bowl
  • Dutch West India Company
  • Détente
  • Edison
  • Effect="italics">Sputnik</emphasis>
  • Effect="italics">repartimiento</emp
  • Election
  • Electoral College
  • Emancipation Proclamation
  • Embargo Act of 1807
  • Emergency Banking Act
  • Emphasis
  • Empire
  • Empresario
  • Encomiendas
  • Enforcement Acts
  • English Empire
  • English Interregnum
  • Enlightenment
  • Erie Canal
  • Eugenicists
  • Europe
  • Executive Order 9066
  • Executive Privilege
  • Exodusters
  • Expatriate
  • Fair Deal
  • Farm Holidays
  • Farmerettes
  • Farmers Alliance
  • Fascism
  • Federal Minimum Wage
  • Federalists
  • Fence Cutting War
  • Feudal Society
  • Filibuster
  • Fire-Eaters
  • Fireside Chat
  • First Great Awakening
  • First World War
  • Five Civilized Tribes
  • Flapper
  • Flexible Response
  • Florida Land Boom
  • Ford Hunger March
  • Fordlandia
  • Foreign Policy
  • Fort Sumter
  • Forty-niners
  • Fourteen Points
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt
  • Franklin Roosevelt
  • Free Moral Agency
  • Free Soil Party
  • Freedmen's Bureau
  • Freemasons
  • Freeport Doctrine
  • French Revolution
  • French and Indian War
  • Frontier Thesis
  • GI Bill
  • Gender Gap
  • General in Chief
  • Gettysburg Address
  • Gilded Age
  • Giuseppe Zangara
  • Glass-Steagall Banking Act
  • Globalization
  • Glorious Revolution
  • Gold Rush
  • Gorras Blancas
  • Governments
  • Graft
  • Grange
  • Great Depression
  • Great Migration
  • Great Recession
  • Great Society
  • Great War
  • Greek Civil War
  • Green Party
  • Greenback Party
  • Greenbacks
  • Greenhouse Gases
  • Habeas Corpus
  • Half-Breeds
  • Harlem Hellfighters
  • Harpers Ferry
  • Hasis>
  • Haymarket Affair
  • Headright System
  • Heritage Foundation
  • Hessians
  • Higher Education Act
  • Hillarycare
  • Hippies
  • Hispaniola
  • Hiv/aids
  • Holding Company
  • Hollywood
  • Homeland Security Act
  • Homestead Act
  • Hoover
  • Hoover Moratorium
  • Horizontal Integration
  • Huey "Kingfish" Long
  • Hydroelectric Power
  • Hydropathy
  • Idealism
  • Identity Politics
  • Immediatism
  • Immigration
  • Imperial Reforms
  • Impressment
  • Inca
  • Indenture
  • Independence
  • Indian Removal
  • Indian Removal Act
  • Indirect Tax
  • Indulgences
  • Industrial Revolution
  • Industrial Transformation
  • Industrialism
  • Industrialist
  • Industrialization
  • Initiative
  • Inquisition
  • Instrumentalism
  • Internment
  • Intolerable Act
  • Iron Curtain
  • Ironclad Oath
  • Irreconcilables
  • Jackie Robinson
  • Jacksonian Democracy
  • Jazz Age
  • Jesuits
  • John Brown
  • Joint Stock Company
  • José Martí
  • Kamikaze
  • Kansas-Nebraska Bill
  • Kansas-nebraska Act
  • Kellogg-briand Pact
  • Kennedy
  • Kitchen Cabinet
  • Koran
  • Ku Klux Klan
  • Kyoto Protocol
  • Labor Theory of Value
  • Land Fever
  • Land Offices
  • League of Nations
  • Letters of Marque
  • Levittowns
  • Lewis
  • Liberty
  • Liberty Bonds
  • Liberty Party
  • Little Rock Nine
  • Log Cabin Campaign
  • Long Telegram
  • Lost Generation
  • Louisiana Purchase
  • Loyalist
  • Machine Politics
  • Machine Tools
  • Majority Rule
  • Malaria
  • Manhattan Project
  • Manifest Destiny
  • Manufacturing
  • Manumission
  • Marbury v. Madison
  • Maroon Communities
  • Marshall Plan
  • Mary McLeod Bethune
  • Massachusetts Circular
  • Massive Retaliation
  • Materiel
  • Matriarchy
  • Maya
  • Mayflower
  • McDonalds
  • Mecklenburg Resolves
  • Mercantilism
  • Mexican Cession
  • Mexican-American War
  • Middle Class
  • Middle Passage
  • Military-industrial Complex
  • Millennialism
  • Minutemen
  • Miscegenation
  • Missionaries
  • Missouri Compromise
  • Mita
  • Model t
  • Mohawk and Hudson Railroad
  • Molly Maguires
  • Monarchy
  • Monopoly
  • Monster Bank
  • Montesquieu
  • Moral Majority
  • Moral Suasion
  • Mormons
  • Morrill Act
  • Mourning Wars
  • Moving Assembly Line
  • Muckrakers
  • Mugwumps
  • Musket
  • Muslim
  • Mutually Assured Destruction
  • Naacp
  • National Bank
  • National Labor Relations Board
  • National Organization for Women
  • National Recovery Administration
  • Nativism
  • Naturalism
  • Naval Quarantine
  • Navigation Acts
  • Negro Nationalism
  • Neutrality
  • New Deal
  • New Freedom
  • New Jersey Plan
  • New Morality
  • New Nationalism
  • New Republic
  • New Right
  • New York City Draft Riots
  • Niagara Movement
  • Nixon
  • No Child Left Behind Act
  • No Taxation Without Representation
  • Non-importation Movement
  • Nonconformists
  • North
  • Northwest Passage
  • Nullification
  • Obama
  • Obamacare
  • Okies
  • Open Door Notes
  • Operation Desert Storm
  • Ostend Manifesto
  • Pancho Villa
  • Panic of 1819
  • Panic of 1873
  • Parents Music Resource Center
  • Paternalism
  • Patroonships
  • Peace Corps
  • Pentagon Papers
  • Petticoat Affair
  • Photojournalism
  • Phrenology
  • Pietistic
  • Pilgrims
  • Pink Collar
  • Plumbers
  • Politics
  • Polygenism
  • Polygyny
  • Polytheistic
  • Popular Sovereignty
  • Populist Party
  • Port Huron Statement
  • Postwar Prosperity
  • Pragmatism
  • Privateers
  • Probanza De Merito
  • Proclamation Line
  • Progressive Era
  • Progressive Movement
  • Progressive Party
  • Progressive Tax
  • Progressivism
  • Prohibition
  • Proportional Representation
  • Proprietary Colonies
  • Protestant Reformation
  • Puritans
  • Putting-out System
  • Quaker
  • Quartering Act
  • Quipu
  • Radical Republicans
  • Radical Whigs
  • Railroads
  • Rappites
  • Reagan Administration
  • Reaganomics
  • Realism
  • Recall
  • Recession
  • Reconquista
  • Reconstruction
  • Reconstruction Acts
  • Reconstruction Era
  • Red Scare
  • Red Summer
  • Redeemers
  • Referendum
  • Reform
  • Republic
  • Republic of Fredonia
  • Republic of Sonora
  • Republican
  • Republican Party
  • Republicanism
  • Reservationists
  • Restoration Colonies
  • Return to Normalcy
  • Revolution of 1800
  • Rhode Island System
  • Roanoke
  • Roaring 20s
  • Roaring Twenties
  • Robber Baron
  • Rock and Roll
  • Roosevelt Corollary
  • Rosie the Riveter
  • Rotation in Office
  • Rough Riders
  • Sacraments
  • Salutary Neglect
  • Sand Creek Massacre
  • Scalawags
  • Scientific Management
  • Scopes Monkey Trial
  • Scottsboro Boys
  • Second Great Awakening
  • Second Ku Klux Klan
  • Second Middle Passage
  • Second Party System
  • Seneca Falls
  • Separatists
  • Serfs
  • Settlement House Movement
  • Seward’s Folly
  • Shakers
  • Sharecropping
  • Shays Rebellion
  • Sheik
  • Sherman's March to the Sea
  • Silent Majority
  • Silent Sentinels
  • Slave Power
  • Slave Trade
  • Slavery
  • Smallpox
  • Smoot-hawley Tariff
  • Social Darwinism
  • Social Gospel
  • Social Orders
  • Social Register
  • Sod House
  • Sons of Liberty
  • South
  • Southern Strategy
  • Southern Tenant Farmers Union
  • Spanish-american War
  • Specie
  • Speculation
  • Sphere of Influence
  • Spoils System
  • Square Deal
  • Stagflation
  • Stalwarts
  • Stamp Act
  • Standardization
  • Start
  • State-level Reforms
  • States Rights
  • Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)
  • Subprime Mortgage
  • Subtreasury Plan
  • Suffolk Resolve
  • Sugarcane
  • Susquehannock
  • Taliban
  • Tallmadge Amendment
  • Tammany Hall
  • Tariff
  • Tariff of Abominations
  • Taylorism
  • Tea Act
  • Tea Act of 1773
  • Tea Party
  • Teapot Dome Scandal
  • Teetotalism
  • Tejanos
  • Temperance
  • Ten Percent Plan
  • The 70s
  • The Terror
  • Thirteen Colonies
  • Three-fifths Compromise
  • Timucua
  • Title VII
  • Total War
  • Townshend
  • Trail of Tears
  • Transcendental
  • Transcendentalism
  • Transcendentalist
  • Treaty of Paris
  • Treaty of Versailles
  • Trust
  • Tuskegee Institute
  • Twenty-First Century
  • Tyranny of the Majority
  • US History
  • Underground Railroad
  • Unicameral
  • Union
  • Union Leagues
  • United States History
  • Universal Manhood Suffrage
  • Urbanization
  • Vertical Integration
  • Vice-admiralty Court
  • Victory Stamps
  • Vietnam
  • Vietnam Syndrome
  • Vietnamization
  • Virginia Plan
  • WMDs
  • Wampum
  • War
  • War on Drugs
  • War on Poverty
  • Washington Temperance Society
  • Watergate
  • Westward Expansion
  • Whigs
  • Whiskey Rebellion
  • Wilmot Proviso
  • Wisconsin Idea
  • Wobblies
  • Women's Rights
  • Working Men’s Party
  • Works Progress Administration
  • World War II
  • World War i
  • Wwii
  • Xyz Affair
  • Yellow Fever
  • Yellow Journalism
  • Yippies
  • Yom Kippur War
  • Yorktown
  • Yuppie
  • Zimmermann Telegram
  • Zoot Suit
  • “Bucktail” Republican
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    Education Standards

    U.S. History

    U.S. History is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of most introductory courses. The text provides a balanced approach to U.S. history, considering the people, events, and ideas that have shaped the United States from both the top down (politics, economics, diplomacy) and bottom up (eyewitness accounts, lived experience). U.S. History covers key forces that form the American experience, with particular attention to issues of race, class, and gender.

    Senior Contributing Authors

    P. Scott Corbett, Ventura College

    Volker Janssen, California State University, Fullerton

    John M. Lund, Keene State College

    Todd Pfannestiel, Clarion University

    Paul Vickery, Oral Roberts University

    Sylvie Waskiewicz