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Required Specifics from the 2015 Concept Outline

  the Columbian Exchange variety of patterns of colonization  
  English colonial system of slavery a strict racial system  
  indentured servants racial and cultural justifications for subjugation  
  enslaved black people in perpetuity dehumanizing aspects of slavery  
  regional differences The New England colonies  
  Puritans Chesapeake colonies  
  middle colonies colonies of southernmost Atlantic coast  
  British Islands in the West Indies Metacom's (King Philip's) War  
  the Pueblo Revolt first Great Awakening  
  developed autonomous political communities began to unite the colonists against...  
  efforts to raise revenue and consolidate control effort for American independence energized  
  Benjamin Franklin American Revolution  
  the natural rights of the people Thomas Paine's Common Sense  
  the Declaration of Independence ideal of "republican motherhood"  
  Articles of Confederation new Constitution  
  federalism and separation of powers Anti-Federalists  
  Federalist Papers Alexander Hamilton  
  James Madison addition of a Bill of Rights  
  John Adams formation of political parties  
  Federalists and Democratic-Republicans in the 1790s Thomas Jefferson  
  distinctive regional attitudes toward slavery the Northwest Ordinance  
  George Washington's Farewell Address new political parties, Democrats and Whigs  
  Andrew Jackson Henry Clay  
  Second Great Awakening Abolitionist and anti-slavery movements  
  Seneca Falls Convention the market revolution  
  a distinctive Southern regional identity the American System  
  Louisiana Purchase Monroe Doctrine  
  Missouri Compromise Manifest Destiny  
  Mexican-American War Civil War  
  legislation promoting economic development Anti-Catholic nativist movement  
  states' rights issue of slavery in the territories  
  Compromise of 1850 the Kansas-Nebraska Act  
  the Dred Scott decision second party system  
  emergence of the Republican Party Lincoln's election  
  free soil platform election of 1860  
  secession the Emancipation Proclamation  
  Gettysburg Address The 13th Amendment  
  14th and 15th Amendments radical and moderate Republicans  
  citizenship, equal protection, voting rights The women's rights movement  
  sharecropping system rise of industrial capitalism  
  consolidating corporations into trusts "New South"  
  the People's (Populist) Party Social Darwinism  
  Gospel of Wealth the Social Gospel  
  Jane Addams settlement houses  
  Plessy v. Ferguson the Great Depression  
  Progressive Era,  Progressives redefined modern American liberalism  
  President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal groups identified with the Democratic Party  
  the Harlem Renaissance the first "Red Scare"  
  a "Great Migration" Spanish-American War  
  Wilson's call for defense of democratic principles Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations  
  Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor The Cold War  
  major military engagements in Korea and Vietnam the "military-industrial complex"  
  Martin Luther King, Jr. desegregation of the armed services  
  Brown v. Board of Education the Civil Rights Act of 1964  
  Liberalism reached a high point of political influence Lyndon Johnson's Great Society  
  the baby boom "Sun Belt" emerged as a significant force  
  new immigration law [Hart-Celler Act] in 1965 the counterculture of the 1960s  
  A newly ascendant conservative movement Reagan's 1980 victory an important milestone  
  migration from Latin America and Asia ending of the Cold War  
  Reagan's diplomatic initiatives, changes in the Soviet Union attacks of September 11, 2001  
  controversial conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq debates regarding climate change  


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