Volume Four: American History
If you thought you knew all about American history, you'll be surprised by how much you didn't know - and how much is left out of most history books!
Volume Four includes seven units spanning the earliest meeting of Columbus with the Taino Indian tribe through the end of the Civil War.
Table of Contents:
1. The Spanish in the New World and Intro to Native Americans
2. The French in the New World
3. English in the New World - Colonial Life – French & Indian War
4. The American Revolution
5. The New Nation
6. Moving Westward
7. The Civil War
7. Frontier Life
7. Immigration and Industry
examine the interactions, both positive and negative, between various
European and Native American cultures; the influences of the Spanish and
French Catholic explorers, missionaries, and martyrs; the arrival of
English and Dutch Protestants; the French and Indian War and its
relationship to the Revolutionary War; and the vital contributions of
Catholics in the American Revolution.
The New Nation continues
with the aftermath of the Revolution as the colonists struggle to
define and structure a new government like no other in history. Topics
include the Articles of Confederation, writing of the Constitution,
Federalists vs. Anti-Federalists, states' rights, the further
explorations of the vast American continent, the arrival of Catholic
priests and teachers from Europe to tend to the spiritual and
educational needs of the poor and marginalized, and the tragedies of
slavery and the Civil War.
The post-Civil war units focus of the
treatment of Native Americans as the nation moves further westward and
the treatment of new immigrants to the United States in the age of
explored include the dignity of the human person, persistence and
perseverance, Catholic teaching of subsidiarity, ordered liberty, the
pursuit of true happiness, and confronting our prejudices, the power of
intercession, and authentic social justice.