Glencoe U.S. History - The American Vision: Online Textbook Help

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21 chapters in Glencoe U.S. History - The American Vision: Online Textbook Help

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Ch 1. Chapter 1: Creating a Nation (Beginnings - 1789) {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[32263].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Native American History: Origins of Early People in the Americas  Take Quiz
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Lesson 2 - Mesoamerican Civilizations: The Olmecs to Cortes  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - The Inca Civilization and Pizarro: Pre-Columbian South America  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Pre-Columbian Civilization: North American Indians Before Europeans  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - The Old World and New World: Why Europeans Sailed to the Americas  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - New Spain: Spanish Explorers and Spanish Colonies  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Great Explorers of Spain and Portugal: Aims & Discoveries  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Francisco Pizarro: Route & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Effects of European Colonization: Christopher Columbus and Native Americans  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - North American Exploration & Failed Colonies of France & England  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - New France, New Netherlands & New Sweden: North American Settlements  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - The Settlement of Jamestown Colony  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - The Mayflower and the Plymouth Rock Settlement  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - The Puritans and the Founding of the New England Colonies  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Women in Puritan Society: Roles & Rights  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - The Middle Colonies: New York, Delaware, New Jersey & Pennsylvania  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - The Southern Colonies: Settlement and Growth  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - The 13 Colonies: Developing Economy & Overseas Trade  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - The 13 Colonies: World Events that Influenced Colonial America  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - The 13 Colonies: Life in Early America  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - Rise of Slave Trade: Black History in Colonial America  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - The Creation of Great Britain & The English Bill of Rights  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - Thomas Hobbes & John Locke: Political Theories & Competing Views  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - The 30 Years' War & the Birth of the Enlightenment  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - The American Enlightenment: Intellectual and Social Revolution  Take Quiz
Lesson 26 - The First Great Awakening: Religious Revival and American Independence  Take Quiz
Lesson 27 - The French and Indian War: Causes, Effects & Summary  Take Quiz
Lesson 28 - Sons of Liberty: Resistance to the Stamp Act and British Rule  Take Quiz
Lesson 29 - Boston Massacre: Declaratory & Townshend Acts  Take Quiz
Lesson 30 - The Boston Tea Party, Intolerable Acts & First Continental Congress  Take Quiz
Lesson 31 - Lexington, Concord and Bunker Hill: The American Revolution Begins  Take Quiz
Lesson 32 - The Second Continental Congress and Thomas Paine's Common Sense  Take Quiz
Lesson 33 - The Declaration of Independence: Text, Signers and Legacy  Take Quiz
Lesson 34 - British Loyalists vs. American Patriots During the American Revolution  Take Quiz
Lesson 35 - George Washington's Leadership at Trenton, Saratoga & Valley Forge  Take Quiz
Lesson 36 - Loyalists in the Southern Colonies at the End of the Revolutionary War  Take Quiz
Lesson 37 - John Paul Jones and the Naval Battles of the Revolutionary War  Take Quiz
Lesson 38 - The Battle of Yorktown and the Treaty of Paris  Take Quiz
Lesson 39 - American Revolution: Social and Economic Impact  Take Quiz
Lesson 40 - Creating State Constitutions After the American Revolution  Take Quiz
Lesson 41 - The Articles of Confederation and the Northwest Ordinance  Take Quiz
Lesson 42 - Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation and Shays Rebellion  Take Quiz
Lesson 43 - The Constitutional Convention: The Great Compromise  Take Quiz
Lesson 44 - What is Federalism? - Definition & Factors of U.S. Adoption  Take Quiz
Lesson 45 - The Ratification of the Constitution and the New U.S. Government  Take Quiz
Lesson 46 - The US Constitution: Preamble, Articles and Amendments  Take Quiz
Lesson 47 - The Process of Amending the Constitution  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - The Bill of Rights: The Constitution's First 10 Amendments  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - George Washington and the New United States Government  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Hamilton and the Federalists vs. Jefferson and the Republicans  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - President John Adams: From Alien and Sedition Acts to XYZ Affair  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - President Jefferson's Election and Jeffersonian Democracy  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Thomas Jefferson's Presidency: Louisiana Purchase, Lewis & Clark, and More  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - President Madison and the War of 1812  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - James Madison After the War of 1812: The Era of Good Feelings  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - John Marshall's Supreme Court During the Virginia Dynasty  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - James Monroe's Presidency: The Monroe Doctrine  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - The Transportation Revolution: Turnpikes to Steamboats to Railroads  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Economic Developments in the North: A Commercial Revolution  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Problems of Urbanization and Daily Life in the North  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Life in the South: Ordered Society and Economy of the Southern States  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - American Industrialization: Factory System and Market Revolution  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Economic Expansion in the 1800s: Slavery, Immigration & Corporations  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Slavery in America: Cotton, Slave Trade and the Southern Response  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Henry Clay and the Missouri Compromise of 1820  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - President Andrew Jackson and the Age of the Common Man  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - Regional Conflict in America: Debate Over States' Rights  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - The Trail of Tears and Jackson's Indian Removal Act of 1830  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - Andrew Jackson vs. the Whig Party: Rise of Executive Power  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - Jacksonian America: Bank of the United States and the Panic of 1837  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - The Second Great Awakening: Charles Finney and Religious Revival  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - Reform Movements of the 19th Century  Take Quiz
Lesson 26 - American Renaissance: Uniquely American Art, Literature and Culture  Take Quiz
Lesson 27 - Feminism in the 19th Century: Women's Rights, Roles, and Limits  Take Quiz
Lesson 28 - Abolitionist Movement: Important Figures in the Fight to End Slavery  Take Quiz
Lesson 29 - Education in Early America: Birth of Public Schools and Universities  Take Quiz
Lesson 30 - Manifest Destiny's Texas Annexation Problem  Take Quiz
Lesson 31 - The Mexican-American War, Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo & the Wilmot Proviso  Take Quiz
Lesson 32 - Election of 1848 and the California Gold Rush  Take Quiz
Lesson 33 - President Fillmore and the Compromise of 1850  Take Quiz
Lesson 34 - Uncle Tom's Cabin and Tension Over Slavery in the 1850s  Take Quiz
Lesson 35 - Bloody Kansas: Causes, Effects and Summary of Events  Take Quiz
Lesson 36 - Dred Scott v. Sanford and President Buchanan  Take Quiz
Lesson 37 - John Brown's Raid at Harpers Ferry: Fighting Slavery  Take Quiz
Lesson 38 - The Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858: Summary & Significance  Take Quiz
Lesson 39 - Lincoln's Election, Southern Secession & the New Confederacy  Take Quiz
Lesson 40 - Frederick Douglass: Narrative and Style  Take Quiz
Lesson 41 - The Battle of Fort Sumter & the Start of the Civil War  Take Quiz
Lesson 42 - The Creation of the Confederacy: Leadership & Goals  Take Quiz
Lesson 43 - Civil War Begins: Northern and Southern Advantages Compared  Take Quiz
Lesson 44 - President Lincoln's Cabinet: Members & Dynamics  Take Quiz
Lesson 45 - President Davis' Cabinet: Members & Dynamics  Take Quiz
Lesson 46 - The First Battle of Bull Run: Civil War Blood is Shed  Take Quiz
Lesson 47 - The Anaconda Plan: Civil War Strategy  Take Quiz
Lesson 48 - The Civil War West of the Mississippi River: Summary & Major Events  Take Quiz
Lesson 49 - The Battle of Shiloh: Conflict, Outcome & Generals Involved  Take Quiz
Lesson 50 - The Battle of Antietam: Conflict, Outcome & Significance  Take Quiz
Lesson 51 - The Emancipation Proclamation: Creation, Context and Legacy  Take Quiz
Lesson 52 - Civilian Reaction in the Confederacy to the War: The Impact on Daily Life & the Economy  Take Quiz
Lesson 53 - How the Civil War Affected the Economy and Everyday Life in the North and South  Take Quiz
Lesson 54 - Civil War Turning Points: Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and Vicksburg  Take Quiz
Lesson 55 - Gettysburg Address: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 56 - Sherman's March to the Sea  Take Quiz
Lesson 57 - End of the Civil War: General Grant Begins the March Toward Richmond  Take Quiz
Lesson 58 - General Robert E. Lee's Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse: Terms & Conditions  Take Quiz
Lesson 59 - The End of the Civil War: Summary & Timeline  Take Quiz
Lesson 60 - The Costs of the Civil War: Human, Economic & Cultural  Take Quiz
Lesson 61 - Life in the South After the Civil War  Take Quiz
Lesson 62 - President Lincoln's Legacy: Plans for a Reconstructed Union  Take Quiz
Lesson 63 - President Andrew Johnson: Attempts to Continue Lincoln's Reconstruction Plan  Take Quiz
Lesson 64 - The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson: Conflict Between President and Congress  Take Quiz
Lesson 65 - The Reconstruction Amendments: The 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments  Take Quiz
Lesson 66 - President Ulysses S. Grant: Election, Successes and Corruption  Take Quiz
Lesson 67 - Reconstruction in the South: Positive & Negative Effects  Take Quiz
Lesson 68 - Reconstruction's Effects on African Americans: Politics, Education and Economy  Take Quiz
Lesson 69 - The Redeemers: Definition & History  Take Quiz
Lesson 70 - The End of Reconstruction and the Election of 1876  Take Quiz
Lesson 71 - Reconstruction Period: Goals, Success and Failures  Take Quiz
Lesson 72 - Whiskey Ring Scandal of 1875: History & Explanation  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - Westward Expansion: The Homestead Act of 1862 & the Frontier Thesis  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Expanding the Transcontinental Railroad: History and Impact  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - The Indian Wars: Struggle Between Native Americans and Settlers  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - The Second Industrial Revolution: Timeline & Inventions  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - American Industry Development in the Gilded Age: Bessemer Process, Scientific Management & New Business Models  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Economic Policies During the Second Industrial Revolution  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Andrew Carnegie and the Robber Barons  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Labor Conditions During the Second Industrial Revolution  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Labor Unions During the Second Industrial Revolution: Organized Labor vs. Management  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Immigration in Industrial America and the Rise of Nativism  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Migration from Rural to Urban Settings in Europe and the U.S.: History and Effects  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Urbanization During the Second Industrial Revolution in America: Effects & Problems  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Middle Class Opportunities in American Cities During the Second Industrial Revolution  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Gilded Age Politics: Political Machines & Civil Service Reform  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - The Social Gospel Movement: Definition and Goals of Urban Reform Movements  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Booker T. Washington's Views on Education  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - The Grange and the Populist Party Platform: Goals, History & Definitions  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - The Impact of Jim Crow Laws on Education  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - Plessy v. Ferguson: Impact & Summary  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - W.E.B. DuBois: Facts & Impact on Education  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - Herbert Spencer: Theory & Social Darwinism  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - Education During the Progressive Era: Reform & Growth of Urban Education  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - Nevada Silver Mining & the Comstock Lode  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - Ranching, Cattle Trails & Cowboys of the American West  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - Farming in the American West in the Early 1900s  Take Quiz
Lesson 26 - Sand Creek & the Red River War: American Indian Wars  Take Quiz
Lesson 27 - Immigration Patterns in the Late 1800s  Take Quiz
Lesson 28 - Grover Cleveland vs. James Blaine: The Presidential Election of 1884  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - Indochina from 1900 to 1945: Culture, Government & Unrest  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Ho Chi Minh and the Viet Minh  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Roosevelt & Truman: Beginning American Involvement in Indochina  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - First Indochina War: Battle of Dien Bien Phu & the Geneva Conference  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Enlarging American Involvement in Vietnam Under Kennedy  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - President Kennedy's Advisors: Shaping Policy During the Vietnam War  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Vietnam Turning Points: The Buddhist Crisis, Kennedy Assassination & More  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Gulf of Tonkin Crisis and Resolution: Events and Congressional Response  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Johnson Americanizes the War in Vietnam  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Johnson's Military Strategies for American Success  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - People's Army of Vietnam and the National Liberation Front  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Opposition to the Vietnam War, 1965-1968  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - American Dissent During the Vietnam War  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - 1968: The Year that Changed the Nation  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - The Tet Offensive: The First Major Offensive from North Vietnam  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Vietnamization: Nixon's Plan to Withdraw American Forces  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - The My Lai Massacre: Causes and Significance  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - The Fall of Saigon During the Vietnam War: Causes and Timeline  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - Post-War Issues: Aftereffects of the Vietnam War on the U.S.  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - Information Technology: Impact on the Economy  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - What is the History of the Internet? - Origins & Timeline  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Internet Communication: Social Media, Email, Blog, & Chat  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Bill Clinton's Domestic Policy: the Economy, Healthcare, Welfare & Social Policies  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Bill Clinton's Foreign Policy: the Middle East, Haiti, African & Northern Ireland  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Congress in the Late '90s: Contract with America & Clinton's Impeachment  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Global Climate Change: Effects and Mitigation Strategies  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Greenhouse Gases and the Enhanced Greenhouse Effect  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - George W. Bush: 2000 Election & Domestic Agenda  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Conflict in the Middle East: OPEC's 1970s Oil Embargo & Its Impact  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Islamic Fundamentalism and World Politics: Wahhabi Movement, Muslim Brotherhood & Jihad  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - George W. Bush: the 9/11 Terrorist Attack & War on Terror  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Major Events of George W. Bush's Second Term  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - President Barack Obama: Election, Policies & Accomplishments  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - The Global Economy: Advantages, Expansion & Impact  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Scientific Advances in the 21st Century  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - International Trade in the 1990s and Beyond  Take Quiz

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