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PART I: BEGINNINGS.
SECTION 1: Pre Columbian Populations, Exploration and Natural History.
Pre Columbian population groups of North America.
Early overseas explorers in North America.
Internal exploration of the United States.
Grant for Christopher Columbus, 1942.
Geographic profile of the United States.
Notable rivers of the U.S.
Major U.S. lakes.
Primeval forests, 1800.
National parks of the United States.
Major national monuments.
Chronology of notable natural disasters, 1643 1999.
Famous American undersea explorers.
Famous American polar explorers.
SECTION 2: The Colonies.
Chronology of the 1600s and 1700s.
Mayflower Compact, 1620.
Colonies and founders.
Population of the colonies in 1700.
Colonial population estimates, 1610 1800.
Largest U.S. cities in 1790.
Slave population in 1790.
Chronology of slavery in the colonies.
Chronology of the life of Jonathan Edwards.
Edwards "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God," 1741.
SECTION 3: American Revolution and the New Nation.
Chronology of the American Revolution, 1764 1788.
Patrick Henry: "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death," 1775.
Major battles in the Revolutionary War.
Virginia s Declaration of Rights, 1776.
Declaration of Independence, 1776.
Delegates to the Constitutional Convention, 1787.
States voting to adopt the Constitution.
Bill of Rights, 1791.
Northwest Ordinance, 1787.
Slave Trade Statute, 1794.
State requirements for voting rights, 1790 and 1828.
Chronology of the War of 1812.
Key s "The Star Spangled Banner".
Population by state, 1800.
Chronology of the life of Benjamin Franklin.
PART II: POLITICAL HISTORY.
SECTION 4: The Presidency and Electoral Politics.
Chronology of the right to vote, 1620 1975.
Comparative voter participation levels.
Voter turnout in U.S. federal elections, 1960 1996.
The workings of the Electoral College.
Presidential elections, 1789 1996.
Qualifications for federal office.
Federal campaigning contribution limits.
Presidents and Vice President, 1789 1999.
First ladies who have addressed Congress.
Order of succession to the President.
Creation of cabinet departments.
Chronology of the life of William Clinton.
Franklin D. Roosevelt s first inaugural address, 1933.
John F. Kennedy s inaugural address, 1961.
U.S. Secretaries of State, 1789 1996.
Federal agencies and commissions.
Presidents elected with less than half the votes.
Presidential vetoes, 1789 1996.
Chronology of the Watergate crisis.
Section 5 Congress.
20th century congressional leaders.
Standing committees of Congress.
Major filibusters, 1789 1999.
Special sessions of Congress.
Salaries for the President, Congress, cabinet officers, and court justices, 1999.
Members of the 105th Congress who were Governors of their states.
Party leaders in Congress.
Speakers of the House of Representatives, 1789 1998.
House Democratic floor leaders, 1899 1999.
House Republican floor leaders, 1899 1999.
House Democratic Whips, 1901 1999.
House Republican Whips, 1897 1999.
President Pro Tempore of the Senate, 1789 1997.
Checks and balances.
Steps in the legislative process.
Chronology of development of congressional staffs.
Section 6 The Judiciary.
Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1789 1999.
Chief Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1789 1999.
Major causes of the Marshall Court, 1801 1835.
Profiles of Supreme Court Justices, 1999.
U.S. Circuit courts.
Common legal terms in U.S. courts.
Important U.S. Supreme Court cases.
Important U.S. Supreme Court cases by topic.
SECTION 7: State Governments.
Admission of the 13 original states.
Territorial expansion and the creation of states, 1791 1999.
Secession and readmission of states.
State name origins.
States and their capitals.
Official state birds, trees, and flowers.
Division of federal, state, and local powers.
Three branches of state government.
Richest and poorest states
Part III Diplomacy and Military History.
Section 8 Foreign Relations and Diplomacy.
Major treaties of the 19th century.
Monroe Doctrine, 1823.
Major treaties of the 20the century.
Truman Doctrine, 1947.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948.
Membership of the United Nations, 1996.
Representatives of the U.S. to the United Nations, 1946 1999.
Women in the U.S. Foreign Service.
Organization of a US Diplomatic Mission.
Chronology of the evolution of the Foreign Service.
African Americans in the State Department and Foreign Service.
American Nobel Peace Prize winners, 1906 1999.
Chronology of foreign diplomacy, 1776 1999.
Spies and espionage, 1775 1999.
Chronology of foreign aid, 1939 1999.
Agencies of the United Nations.
United Nations Secretaries General.
SECTION 9: Conflicts of the 19th Century.
Major conflicts in US history.
Chronology of conscription in the US, Colonial Era to 1999.
Chronology of the 1800s.
Chronology of slavery, 1800 1865.
Chronology of Mexican American War, 1845 1848.
Events preceding Civil War.
Chronology of the Civil War, 1861 1865.
Worst Civil War battles.
The Battle Hymns of the Republic.
Executive Cabinet of the Confederate States of America, 1861 1865.
Civil War battles by campaign.
Chronology of the Spanish American War, 1895 1899.
Indian wars of 1854 1900.
Important American Indian chiefs and leaders.
Famous Americans on the Western Frontier.
Major weapons, 1750 1999.
SECTION 10: Conflicts of the 20th Century.
Commissioned ranks in the US military.
Elements of the Armed Forces.
America s relative economic position on the eve of World War I.
Warring nations of World War I.
Major events of World War I.
Major battle of World War I.
Major weapons of World War I.
Military casualties in World War I, 1914 1918.
Warring nations of World War II.
Major events of World War II.
Major battles of World War II.
World War II US military leaders.
Major weapons of World War II.
World War II casualties.
Atlantic Charter, 1941.
Franklin D. Roosevelt s address to the nation, 1941.
Chronology of the development of the atomic bomb.
Major events of the Korean war.
Major events of the Cold War.
Chronology of the Vietnam War.
Tonkin Gulf Incident, 1964.
US military casualties in Southeast Asia, 1957 1995.
Events of the Gulf War, 1990 1991.
Allies in the Persian Gulf War.
US Wars: Percentage of population in the military.
US Wars: Casualties.
US Wars: Costs.
US active duty military deaths, 1980 1996.
US strategic nuclear warheads, 1945 1996.
Known nuclear tests worldwide, 1945 1960.
Largest Armed Forces, 1998.
Largest defense budgets, 1997.
PART IV: ECONOMIC HISTORY.
SECTION 11: Macroeconomics Trends.
Real gross domestic product, 1959 1998.
GDP, inflation and unemployment projections, 1998 2009.
Productivity growth, 1947 1996.
The Great Depression.
Major New Deal programs.
Important Supreme Court cases on monopolies.
US business cycle expansions and contractions, 1854 1999.
Consumer price index and purchasing power of the consumer dollar, 1913 1988.
Consumer price index urban consumers (CPI U), 1977 1998.
Trends in major components of the CPI, 1989 1998.
US trade deficit, 1987 1997.
Ten largest banks in the US by deposits, 1999.
Energy expenditures by state, 1998.
Farm economics by state, 1997.
Effective tax rates, 1901 1999.
Deficits, surpluses and debt, 1956 1998.
Public debt, 1791 1986.
History of the Federal Reserve.
Important terms in US banking and economics.
SECTION 12: Industrial and Technological Development.
Important dates in US industrial development, 1830s 1900.
Major industrial and technological inventions and achievements, 1713 1897.
Major industrial and technological inventions and achievements, 1900 1999.
Chronology of the US space program.
Largest US manufacturing plants, 1900.
Average number of wage earners per plant in manufacturing, 1870 and 1900.
Origins of major US businesses, 1802 1999.
Notable American bridges.
American engineering: Important US skyscrapers, 1884 1999.
Leading US ports, 1997.
Largest defense contractors, 1998.
Largest US foundations, 1997.
US business leaders, 1763 1999.
Chronology of the US railroad industry, 1815 1999.
Twenty five largest US corporations, 1999.
History of the internet.
Largest retailers in the US.
Most prolific patentees in the US.
First ten trademarks issued in the US.
First ten patents in the US.
First women patentees in the US.
Computer fortunes made in the US.
SECTION 13: Work Force.
Civilian labor force, 1935 1998.
Employment in manufacturing, 1850.
Employment in goods producing industries, 1920 1999.
Employment in manufacturing, 1919 1999.
Employment in computer and data processing services, 1972 1999.
Women in the work force, 1947 1998.
Strikes and lockouts, 1947 1998.
Chronology of the US labor movement.
Unions affiliated with the AFL CIO, 1999.
Unions membership in the United States, 1930 1998.
Union membership by occupation and industry, 1997.
Union membership by state, 1997.
Ten industries and occupations with the fastest employment growth, 1996 2006.
Value of the federal minimum wage, 1954 1996.
PART V: SOCIAL HISTORY.
SECTION 14: Demographics.
Urban populations, 1790.
Urban populations, 1800.
Population at selected ranks from 1st to 100th of the largest urban places, 1790 1900.
Population of the United States by census year, 1790 1900.
Three most populous states by census year, 1790 1900.
Distribution of the 10,25,50 and 100 largest urban places by religion, 1790 1900.
Population and population change, 1900 1997.
Population of the 100 largest urban places, 1850.
Population of the 100 largest urban places, 1900.
Population and density of the 100 largest places, 1950.
Population and density of the 100 largest places, 1990.
Population of New York City, 1900 1990.
Population density by state, 1997.
Median household income by state, 1995 1997.
Mean income received by each fifth and top 5 percent of households, 1967 1997.
Total income per household member by race, 1980 1997.
Families in poverty, 1959 1997.
State population growth, 1990 1997.
State population by race, 1996.
Most popular given names, 1880 1997.
Most common surnames in the US, 1997.
Most common causes of death in the US, 1996.
Major US epidemics, 1793 1997.
SECTION 15: Public Institutions.
Chronology of public education, 1635 1999.
Public schools by state.
Early American colleges.
Large US colleges and universities.
Common 19th century medical terms.
Violent crimes by state, 1995.
Most common reasons for arrest in the US, 1996.
Largest prisons in the US, 1998.
States with the highest rates of prison incarceration, 1997.
State with most prison inmates, 1997.
Murders in US cities, 1986 1996.
Homicide rates, 1950 1997.
States with the largest number of executions, 1977 1997.
States with largest number of prisoners under death sentences, 1997.
Earliest electrocutions at Sing Sing Prison, New York, 1891 1893.
Chronology of development of criminal justice system.
Prison and jail inmates, 1985 1997.
Sex, race and Hispanic origin of local jail inmates, midyear 1985, 1990 1997.
Chronology of Alcatraz Prison.
US Supreme Court decisions on the death penalty.
Death penalty statistics, 1997.
Prisoners under sentences of death, 1968 1997.
SECTION 16: Ethnic, Social, and Religious Groups.
American Indian populations in the US.
Resources on American Indians.
Books on American Indians.
Largest Indians reserve.
American Indian tribes with populations greater than 30,000.
Excerpts from Geronimo, His own story.
Chronology of black America, 1961 1999.
Slave population by states, 1850.
Major events in the 20th century civil rights movement.
Chronology of the life of Martin Lurther King, Jr.
King s "I Have A Dream" speech, 1963.
Chronology of Asian American history.
Notable black Americans.
Notable American women.
First US woman in space.
Chronology of the women s right movement.
Seneca Falls Resolutions, 1848.
Declaration of Sentiments, 1848.
Chronology of the life of Susan B. Anthony.
Books on the US suffrage movement.
Major events in American religious life.
Fastest growing religious affiliations in the US, 1970 and 1995.
Christian denominations in the US, 1998.
Notable American families, 1620 1999.
PART VI: INTELLECTUAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY.
SECTION 17: American writers.
Important American authors.
Chronology of the life of Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Chronology of the life of Edgar Allan Poe.
Excerpts from Moby Dick, 1851.
Herman Melville s death notice, 1891.
Works by Henry James, 1875 1919.
Famous quotations from Mark Twain.
Chronology of the life of William Faulkner.
Winners of the Pulitzer prize for Fiction, 1918 1998.
Bestsellers in the 1960s.
Notable American poets.
American poet laureates.
Important American playwrights.
Chronology of the life of Allen Ginsberg.
Important American print and broadcast journalist
SECTION 18: Visual Arts.
Important American painters.
Notable American photographers.
Important sculptors and conceptual artists in America.
Notable craftspeople in America.
Important American architects.
SECTION 19: Academic Disciplines.
Major American philosophers.
Major American economists.
Major American archaeologists, anthropologists and linguists.
Notable American historians.
Notable American sociologist.
American winners of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry.
American winners of the Nobel Prize for Physics.
Major scientific discoveries and accomplishments, 1746 1999.
SECTION 20: Performing Art and Popular Culture.
Chronology of the performing arts: music, theater and dance, 1640 1999.
Chronology of American movie making, 1891 1999.
American television broadcasting: a history of the medium.
Top 100 Nielsen markets, 1998.
Chronology of American radio broadcasting, 1895 1999.
Protest songs— Woodie Guthrie.
Protest songs of the 1960s and 1970s.
Inductees in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame.
Most played US jukebox singles of all times.
Largest public libraries in the US.
Earliest public libraries in the US.
Longest published magazine in the US.
Oldest newspaper in the US.
Daily newspaper with largest circulation, 1997.
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