Maps and Graphs. Preface. 1. Europe Discovers America. Columbus and the "Discovery" of America. Indian and Europeans: Cultures in Collision. Native American Civilizations. The Spanish Decline. The Protestant Reformation. English Beginnings in America. The Settlement of Virginia. "Purifying" the Church of England. Of Plymouth Plantation. A Puritan Commonwealth. Troublemakers: Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson. Other New England Colonies. French and Dutch Settlements. Maryland and the Carolinas. The Middle Colonies. Indians and Europeans as "Americanizers". American Lives: Tisquantum. 2. American Society in the Making. What Is an American? Spanish Settlement and the Southern Colonies. The Chesapeake: "Seasoning Time". The Lure of Land. "Solving" the Labor Shortage: Slavery. Prosperity in a Pipe: Tobacco. Bacon's Rebellion. The Carolinas: "More Like a Negro Country". Home and Family in the Colonial South. Georgia and the Back Country. Colonial New England: A Covenanted People. The Puritan Family. Visible Puritan Saints and Others. Democracies Without Democrats. Dedham: A "Typical" Town. The Dominion of New England. Salem Bewitched. Higher Education in New England. Prosperity Undermines Puritanism. A Merchant's World. The Middle Colonies: A Rising People. The Middle Colonies: An Intermingling of Peoples "The Best Poor Man's Country". The Politics of Diversity. Rebellious Women. American Lives: Benjamin Franklin. 3. America in the British Empire. The British Colonial System. Mercantilism. The Navigation Acts. The Effects of Mercantilism. The Great Awakening. The Rise and Fall of Jonathan Edwards. The Enlightenment in America. Colonial Scientific Achievements. Repercussions of Distant Wars. The Great War for the Empire. The Peace of Paris. Putting the Empire Right. Tightening Imperial Controls. The Sugar Act. American Colonists Demand Rights. The Stamp Act: The Pot Set to Boiling. Rioters or Rebels? Taxation or Tyranny? The Townshend Duties. The Boston Massacre. The Tea Act Crisis. From Resistance to Rebellion. American Lives: Eunice Williams/Gannenstenhawi. 4. The American Revolution. "The Shot Heard Round the World". The Second Continental Congress. The Battle of Bunker Hill. The Declaration of Independence. 1776: The Balance of Forces. Loyalists. Early British Victories. Saratoga and the French Alliance. The War Moves South. Victory at Yorktown. The Peace of Paris. Forming a National Government. Financing the War. State Republican Governments. Social Reform. The Effects of the Revolution on Women. Growth of a National Spirit. The Great Land Ordinances. A National Hero: Washington. A National Culture. American Lives: George Washington. 5. The Federalist Era: Nationalism Triumphant. Border Problems. Foreign Trade. The Specter of Inflation. Daniel Shays's "Little Rebellion". To Philadelphia, and the Constitution. The Great Convention. The Compromises that Produced the Constitution. Ratifying the Constitution. Washington as President. Congress Under Way. Hamilton and Financial Reform. The Ohio Country: A Dark and Bloody Ground. Revolution in France. Federalists and Republicans: The Rise of Political Parties. 1794: Crisis and Resolution. Jay's Treaty. 1795: All's Well That Ends Well. Washington's Farewell. The Election of 1796. The XYZ Affair. The Alien and Sedition Acts. The Kentucky and Virginia Resolves. 6. Jeffersonian Democracy. The Election of 1800. The FederGarraty, John A. is the author of 'Short History of the American Nation', published 2000 under ISBN 9780321070982 and ISBN 0321070984.