The American Vision © 2010

Grade Levels: 6-12

The American Vision boasts an exceptional author team with specialized expertise in colonial, Civil War, 20th-century, and Civil Rights history. The full panorama of American history comes alive through their vivid and accurate retelling, and the co-authorship of National Geographic ensures that the program's maps, charts, and graphs are correct to the last detail.

The American Vision © 2010

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Contents:

Reading for Information - Themes in American History Early American History

Review Test - National Geographic Reference Atlas

National Geographic Geography Handbook - Geographic Dictionary

Unit 1 Three Worlds Meet, Beginnings to 1763

  • Chapter 1 Converging Cultures: Prehistory to 1520
  • Chapter 2 Colonizing America, 1519-1732
  • Chapter 3 Colonial Ways of Life, 1607-1763

Unit 2 Creating a Nation, 1754 to 1816

  • Chapter 4 The American Revolution, 1754-1783
    • Special Section: The Text of the Declaration of Independence
  • Chapter 5 Creating a Constitution
  • Chapter 6 Federalists and Republicans, 1789-1816

Unit 3 The Young Republic, 1789-1850

  • Chapter 7 Growth and Division, 1816-1832
  • Chapter 8 The Spirit of Reform, 1828-1845
  • Chapter 9 Manifest Destiny, 1840-1848

Unit 4 The Crisis of Union, 1848-1877

  • Chapter 10 Sectional Conflict Intensifies, 1848-1860
  • Chapter 11 The Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Chapter 12 Reconstruction, 1865-1877

Unit 5 The Birth of Modern America, 1877-1900

  • Chapter 13 Settling the West, 1865-1900
  • Chapter 14 The Industrialization of America, 1865-1901
  • Chapter 15 Immigration, Urbanization, and Life in the United States, 1865-1896
  • Chapter 16 Politics and Reform, 1877-1896
    • Civics Handbook
    • The Constitution of the United States

Unit 6 Imperialism and Progressivism, 1890-1919

  • Chapter 17 Becoming a World Power, 1872-1912
  • Chapter 18 The Progressive Movement, 1890-1919
  • Chapter 19 World War I, 1914-1919

Unit 7 Boom and Bust, 1920-1941

  • Chapter 20 The Jazz Age, 1921-1929
  • Chapter 21 "Normalcy" and Good Times, 1921-1929
  • Chapter 22 The Great Depression Begins, 1929-1932
  • Chapter 23 Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal, 1933-1939

Unit 8 Global Struggles, 1941 to 1960

  • Chapter 24 World in Flames, 1931-1941
  • Chapter 25 America and World War II, 1941-1945
  • Chapter 26 The Cold War Begins, 1945-60
  • Chapter 27 Post-War America, 1945-1960

Unit 9 A Time of Upheaval, 1954-1980

  • Chapter 28 The New Frontier and the Great Society, 1961-1968
  • Chapter 29 The Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1968
  • Chapter 30 The Vietnam War, 1954-1975
  • Chapter 31 The Politics of Protest, 1960-1980

Unit 10 A Changing Society, 1968-Present

  • Chapter 32 Politics and Economics, 1971-1980
  • Chapter 33 Resurgence of Conservatism, 1980-1992
  • Chapter 34 Into a New Century, 1992-Present

Appendix - Presidents of the United States

Primary Sources Library Documents of American History

Supreme Court Case Summaries Glossary

Spanish Glossary

Index