U.S. History

U.S History Outline (version 04.01.2011)

Part One
1.  Pre-Columbian era

2.  Colonial period

      • Spanish, Dutch, and French colonization
      • British colonization
      • Political integration and autonomy

3.  Formation of the United States of America (1776–1789)

4.  Early national era (1789–1849)

5.  Civil War era (1849–1865)

6.  Reconstruction and a rise in power (1865–1918)

      • Reconstruction
      • Gilded Age and Progressivism
      • Imperialism
      • World War I
      • Woman suffrage

Part Two
7.  Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, and World War II (1918–1945)

      • Great Depression
      • World War II

8.The Cold War begins (1945–1964)

9.  Climax of liberalism

      • The Civil Rights Movement
      • The Women’s Movement

10.   The Counterculture Revolution and Cold War Détente (1964–1980)

11.  The end of the Cold War (1980–1991)

12.  World superpower (1991–present)

      • 9/11 and the War on Terror
      • Recent events
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