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The Big Picture

The Big Picture

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  1. The Big Picture

  2. Contact: 1492-1606 • The Columbian Exchange • Spain’s Empire in the Americas

  3. Colonial Period:1607-1776 • 1607-Jamestown (John Smith, Tobacco, Bacon’s Rebellion) • 1620-Puritan New England (Witch Trials, Work Ethic) • The Middle Colonies (New York, New Jersey) • Colonial Differences-Commercial North/Agricultural South • Salutary Neglect • The French & Indian War (1754-1763)

  4. Revolutionary Period: 1763-1783 • End of Salutary Neglect (pay off England’s debt) • Sugar, Stamp, Tea Acts, ect… • Declaration of Independence • War, victory with help from France

  5. Confederation to Constitution 1783-1788 • Weak Articles of Confederation • Land Ordinance of 1785 • Shay’s Rebellion • Constitution, Bill of Rights (Federal System)

  6. The Critical Period: 1787-1816 • George Washington unique place in history (Frodo Baggins) • Jefferson doubles the size of the U.S. (Louisiana Purchase) • Madison and the 2nd American Revolution, A.K.A. the War of 1812

  7. 1817-1850: S.E.R.N (Sectionalism, Expansion, Reform, Nationalism) • Sectionalism • Industry develops in the North • King Cotton in the South • Slavery Entrenched

  8. Nationalism • Canals (Erie Canal) • Roads (National Road) • National Bank (2ndBUS) • Supreme Court (Marshall Court) • Andrew Jackson

  9. Expansion • Manifest Destiny (The Western Frontier) • Missouri Compromise (1820) • Texas, Polk, and the War with Mexico

  10. Reform • Religion (2nd Great Awakening) • Education • Prison • Asylums • Abolition (Frederick Douglass) • Temperance & Women’s Rights

  11. The Middle Falls Out: 1850-1861 • Compromise of 1850 • Uncle Tom’s Cabin • Dred Scott • Abe Lincoln, the Republican Party, and the Election of 1860 • Secession

  12. The Civil War (1861-1865) • “There Will be Blood” (600,000 dead) • The North Wins

  13. Reconstruction (1865-1877) • 13th,14th, and 15th Amendment • Compromise of 1877 • The “Redeemers” • KKK

  14. Farmers, Immigrants, and Robber Barons (1877-1898) • Populism (Wizard of Oz) • Industrial Age (Factories) • Urbanization (Tenements) • Gilded Age