The American Vision, Modern Times © 2010

Grade Levels: 6-12

The American Vision Modern Times presents the rich saga of American history after the Civil War. Adapted from the modern history portion of The American Vision, this program features the same exceptional scholarship, accurate maps, peerless resources, and unique strategies found in The American Vision.

The American Vision, Modern Times © 2010

Contents:

Unit 1 Creating A Nation: Beginnings to 1877

  • Chapter 1 A Nation is Born, Beginnings to 1783
    • Section 1 Converging Cultures
    • Section 2 Founding the Thirteen Colonies
    • Section 3 Colonial Ways of Life
    • Section 4 The American Revolution
    • Section 5 A New Constitution
      • The Constitution Handbook
      • The Constitution of the United States
  • Chapter 2 The Young Republic, 1789-1848
    • Section 1 Federalists and Republicans
    • Section 2 The Growth of Nationalism
    • Section 3 A Growing Nation
    • Section 4 An Age of Reform
    • Section 5 Manifest Destiny
  • Chapter 3 The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877
    • Section 1 A Growing Crisis
    • Section 2 The Union Dissolves
    • Section 2 The Early Stages
    • Section 3 The Turning Point
    • Section 5 Reconstruction

Unit 2 The Birth of Modern America, 1865-1900

  • Chapter 4 Settling the West, 1865-1890
    • Section 1 Miners and Ranchers
    • Section 2 Farming the Plains
    • Section 3 Native Americans
  • Chapter 5 Industrialization, 1865-1901
    • Section 1 The Rise of Industry
    • Section 2 The Railroads
    • Section 3 Big Business
    • Section 4 Unions
      • Economics Handbook
  • Chapter 6 Urban America, 1865-1896
    • Section 1 Immigration
    • Section 2 Urbanization
    • Section 3 The Gilded Age
    • Section 4 Populism
    • Section 5 The Rise of Segregation

Unit 3 Imperialism and Progressivism, 1890-1920

  • Chapter 7 Becoming a World Power, 1872-1912
    • Section 1 The Imperialist Vision
    • Section 2 The Spanish-American War
    • Section 3 New American Diplomacy
  • Chapter 8 The Progressive Movement, 1890-1917
    • Section 1 The Roots of Progressivism
    • Section 2 Roosevelt and Taft
    • Section 3 The Wilson Years
  • Chapter 9 World War I and Its Aftermath, 1917-1919
    • Section 1 The United States Enters World War I
    • Section 2 The Home Front
    • Section 3 A Bloody Conflict
    • Section 4 The War's Impact

Unit 4 Boom and Bust

  • Chapter 10 The Jazz Age, 1921-1929
    • Section 1 Presidential Politics
    • Section 2 A Growing Economy
    • Section 3 A Clash of Values
    • Section 4 Cultural Innovations
    • Section 5 African American Culture
  • Chapter 11 The Great Depression Begins, 1929-1932
    • Section 1 Causes of the Depression
    • Section 2 Life During the Depression
    • Section 3 Hoover Responds
  • Chapter 12 Roosevelt and the New Deal, 1933-1939
    • Section 1 The First New Deal
    • Section 2 The Second New Deal
    • Section 3 The New Deal Coalition

Unit 5 Global Struggles, 1941-1960

  • Chapter 13 A World in Flames 1931-1941
    • Section 1 America and the World
    • Section 2 World War II Begins
    • Section 3 The Holocaust
    • Section 4 America Enters the War
  • Chapter 14 America and World War II, 1941-1945
    • Section 1 Mobilizing for War
    • Section 2 The Early Battles
    • Section 3 Life on the Home Front
    • Section 4 Pushing the Axis Back
    • Section 5 The War Ends
  • Chapter 15 The Cold War Begins, 1945-1960
    • Section 1 The Origins of the Cold War
    • Section 2 The Early Cold War Years
    • Section 3 The Cold War and American Society
    • Section 4 Eisenhower's Policies
  • Chapter 16 Post-War America, 1945-1960
    • Section 1 Truman and Eisenhower
    • Section 2 The Affluent Society
    • Section 3 Popular Culture
    • Section 4 The Other Side of American Life

Unit 6 A Time of Upheaval, 1954-1975

  • Chapter 17 The New Frontier and the Great Society, 1961-1968
    • Section 1 The New Frontier
    • Section 2 JFK and The Cold War
    • Section 3 The Great Society
  • Chapter 18 The Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1968
    • Section 1 The Movement Begins
    • Section 2 Challenging Segregation
    • Section 3 New Issues
  • Chapter 19 The Vietnam War, 1954-1975
    • Section 1 Going to War in Vietnam
    • Section 2 Vietnam Divides the Nation
    • Section 3 The War Winds Down
  • Chapter 20 The Politics of Protest, 1960-1980
    • Section 1 The Student Movement and Counter Culture
    • Section 2 The Feminist Movement
    • Section 3 Latino Americans Organize

Unit 7 A Changing Society, 1968-present

  • Chapter 21 Politics and Economics, 1968-1980
    • Section 1 The Nixon Administration
    • Section 2 The Watergate Scandal
    • Section 3 Ford and Carter
    • Section 4 New Approaches to Civil Rights
    • Section 5 Environmentalism
  • Chapter 22 Resurgence of Conservatism, 1980-1992
    • Section 1 The New Conservatism
    • Section 2 The Reagan Years
    • Section 3 Life in the 1980s
    • Section 4 The End of the Cold War
  • Chapter 23 A Time of Change, 1980-2000
    • Section 1 The Technological Revolution
    • Section 2 The Clinton Years
    • Section 3 A New Wave of Immigration
    • Section 4 Changes in American Society
  • Chapter 24 A New Century Begins, 2001-present
    • Section 1 America Enters A New Century
    • Section 2 The War on Terrorism Begins
    • Section 3 The Invasion of Iraq
    • Section 4 A Challenging Time