Chapter 1:
Native Americans
Chapter 2:
European Background
Chapter 3:
Discovery and Exploration
Chapter 4:
Conquest and Settlement
Chapter 5:
Iberian Elements
Chapter 6:
French Elements
Chapter 7:
African Elements
Chapter 8:
17th Century
Chapter 9:
18th Century
Chapter 10:
Revolutionary Era
Chapter 11:
Founding of the United States
Chapter 12:
Early 19th Century

The Founding of the United States of America

  • Treaty of Paris

  • Washington's Administration

  • The Constitution

  • The Bill of Rights

  • Shays Rebellion

  • Whiskey Rebellion






George Washington inspecting the troops before marching to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion. This tax protest was an early test of the Federal government.


Photo Credit: Attributed to Frederick Kemmelmeyer, c. 1795.