Chapter 1:
Jeffersonian America
Chapter 2:
The War of 1812
Chapter 3:
Nationalism
Chapter 4:
Revolution in Industry
Chapter 5:
The Peculiar Institution
Chapter 6:
Antebellum South
Chapter 7:
The Civil War
Chapter 8:
Reconstruction
Chapter 9:
The Pursuit of Perfection
Chapter 10:
The West
Chapter 11:
Immigration

The West

  • Cowboys

  • Ranching

  • Gold rush

  • Bonanza Farming

  • Early settlers

  • Interactions with natives

  • The Buffalo

  • Invention of barbed wire

  • The Mormon Church

  • Manifest Destiny

  • The Mexican American War

  • The Oregon Trail





John Gast's American Progress represents the concept of Manifest Destiny, 1872.