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Outline of U.S. History

20 November 2010

A chronological look at how the United States took shape — from its origins as an obscure set of colonies on the Atlantic coast a little more than 200 years ago into what one political analyst today calls "the first universal nation." This fully illustrated edition has been completely revised and updated by Alonzo L. Hamby, Distinguished Professor of History at Ohio University.

Early America

The Colonial Period

The Road to Independence

The Formation of a National Government

Westward Expansion and Regional Differences

Sectional Conflict

The Civil War and Reconstruction

Growth and Transformation

Discontent and Reform

War, Prosperity, and Depression

The New Deal and World War II

Postwar America

Decades of Change - 1960-1980

The New Conservatism and a New World Order

Bridge to the 21st Century

The Politics of Hope

(This is a product of the Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State. Web site: http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/iipdigital-en/index.html)