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A map shows the following sections of North America: Arctic, Subarctic, Northwest Coast, California, Plateau, Great Basin, Southwest, Plains, Northeast, Southeast.
A map of the world shows the flow of goods, animals, and diseases between North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

Narratives – Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

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A map shows the following sections of North America: Arctic, Subarctic, Northwest Coast, California, Plateau, Great Basin, Southwest, Plains, Northeast, Southeast.
Native People

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First Contacts

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A map of the world shows the flow of goods, animals, and diseases between North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.
Columbian Exchange

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Hernando de Soto

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A map shows the city of Tenochtitlán. The rendering depicts waterways, sophisticated buildings, ships, and flags. Numerous causeways connect the central city to the surrounding land.
An image shows the execution of Charles the first. Crowds of people surround the stage where he is being executed.
The Founding of Maryland

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The Fur Trade

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Bacon’s Rebellion

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The Salem Witch Trials

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An image shows a slave tied to a post with settlers surrounding him.
The Stono Rebellion

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The Great Awakening

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A political cartoon of a cut-up snake is shown. Each part is labeled with a letter representing the colonies.
Albany Plan of Union

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Pontiac’s Rebellion

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Stamp Act Resistance

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The Boston Massacre

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The Boston Tea Party

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A woodcut depicts Daniel Shays and Job Shattuck, who wears the uniform of an officer of the Continental Army. He holds a sword.
Shays’ Rebellion

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Mercy Otis Warren

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A photograph of a bank building.
A portrait of James Madison.
The Jay Treaty

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A cartoon depicting a fight between two people, while surrounding people watch.
Tecumseh and the Prophet

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The Corrupt Bargain

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Mountain Men

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Washington Irving

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Portrait of Robert Hayne.
The Nullification Crisis

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The Mormon Trail

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The Trail of Tears

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Image of slaves attacking men, women, and children (top), while the bottom panel shows armed men on horseback chasing the slaves away.
Nat Turner’s Rebellion

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The Lowell Girls

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The Free Soil Party

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The 49ers

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Painting of a harbor, showing soldiers lined up and others in a group to the left, with ships and boats in the water.
The Election of 1860

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The Battle of Antietam

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The cartoon shows policemen beating civilians with clubs. The civilian men also hold weapons. Several civilian men lie on the ground.
The photograph shows Rose Greenhow with her arm around her daughter.
Mary Chesnut’s War

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The Brooklyn Bridge

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Cowboys and Cattle Drives

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Photograph of Ida B. Wells.
The photograph shows marines lined up in a clearing surrounded by palm trees.
The Annexation of Hawaii

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A mob of people hold clubs and crowd around a building.
The Homestead Strike

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Plessy v. Ferguson

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An African American man drinks from a water fountain labeled Colored.
The Panama Canal

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Wilsonian Progressivism

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The Great Migration

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Men in overcoats and hats sit on rows of benches.
Postwar Race Riots

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The Spanish Flu of 1919

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Men sit around a U-shaped table. A group of men sit at a table in the middle and sign some papers. Other men sit around the room and in balconies. Multiple flags are posted at the back of the room.
“Silent Cal” Coolidge

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The Scopes Trial

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The Crash of 1929

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The Dust Bowl

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R.E. Desvernine, Jouett Schouse, and Earl F. Reed sit side-by-side at a table and hold papers.
New Deal Critics

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Pearl Harbor

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D-Day

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The Manhattan Project

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The G.I. Bill

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The Berlin Airlift

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The Postwar Red Scare

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Ethel and Julius Rosenberg separated by a wire screen
Cold War Spy Cases

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Jackie Robinson

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The Murder of Emmett Till

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Rosa Parks sits outside. Martin Luther King Jr. sits in the background.
The Little Rock Nine

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The National Highway Act

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Sputnik and NASA

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Freedom Riders

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The Cuban Missile Crisis

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The March on Birmingham

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Women walk down a city street and hold signs that say Women Demand Equality and GWU Women's Liberation.
Rows of National Guard soldiers stand in the street and face protesting civilians.
Black Power

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The Election of 1968

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Kent State

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The Birth Control Pill

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Photograph of the front of Stonewall Inn.
President Nixon and Premier Zhou Enlai shake hands in front of an airplane staircase. Nixon's wife, Pat, and Chinese leaders look on.
A man holds a gun and a boy holds a sign that reads, Gas Stealers Beware. We're Loaded For Bear.
César Chávez delivers a speech.
Jimmy Carter and his wife walk on the street in a parade. Cars follow them. A crowd lines the side of the street.
Ronald Reagan stands behind a podium. George H. W. Bush and Tip O'Neill stand behind him and clap. An American flag hangs behind them.
President Ronald Reagan sits at a table between Edmund Muskie and John Tower.
The Iran-Contra Affair

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The USA PATRIOT Act

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