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AO History of the American People AmblesideOnline.org

A History of the American People by Paul Johnson

Year 9
     Term 1 1677-1756 pg 79-117 (38 pgs)
     Term 2 1758-1789 pg 121-184 (63 pg)
     Term 3 1786-1815 pg 184-279 (95 pg)

Year 9 Alternate schedule spreads pages a bit more more evenly across the year, but is less rigid about keeping times in the correct terms.
     Term 1 1677-1756 pg 79-117 (51 pgs)
     Term 2 1813-1786 pg 121-184 (81 pg)
     Term 3 1790-1815 pg 184-279 (68 pg)

Year 10
     Term 1 1815-1860 pg 289-394 (105 pgs)
     Term 2 1816-1865 pg 394-507 (113 pgs)
     Term 3 1865-1902 pg 511-620 (109 pgs)

Year 11
     Term 1 1900-1940 pg 621-725 (104 pgs)
     Term 2 1940-1960 pg 725-841 (116 pgs)
     Term 3 1960-2000 pg 845-976 (131 pgs)


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Year 9

Year 9 Term 1 - 1677-1756 pg 79-117 (38 pgs)

Week 01
pg 79-81 from 'The ravages of King' to 'under arrest were released.'

Week 02
pg 82-85.3 from 'The Salem trials can' to 'watershed in American history.'

Week 03
pg 83-88.5 from 'We are now in the 18th' to 'in Berkeley County.'

Week 04
pg 88-91.6 from 'Violence between blacks and' to 'became simply American.'

Week 05
pg 91-94.8 from 'The historian gets the' to 'world has ever witnessed.'

Week 06
pg 94-97 from 'It seems as though' to 'undoubtedly democratic.'

Week 07
pg 97-101.16 from 'The venom of New York' to 'made available to visitors.'

Week 08
pg 101-104.3 from 'They were equally fine,' to 'murder of my father.'

Week 09
pg 104-107.5 from 'The governors, of course' to 'way being demagogs.'

Week 10
pg 107-110.6 from 'Bearing all these factors' to 'no regular schools.'

Week 11
pg 110-113.8 from 'A key figure was William' to 'their beastly brayings.'

Week 12
pg 113-117 from 'When Whitefield left' to 'brought into being.' (end of ch)


Year 9 Term 2 - 1758-1789 pg 121-184 (63 pgs)

Week 13
pg 121-126.25 from 'If the Great Awakening' to 'Paris, 1763, confirmed it.'

Week 14
pg 126-131.5 from 'The treaty was one of' to 'six small books for children.'

Week 15
pg 131-136.75 from 'But he was not an English' to 'an electrified battery.'

Week 16
pg 136-142.0 from 'Honors accrued:' to 'to take exemplary action.'

Week 17
pg 142-147.25 from 'When the ships docked' to 'else--to a close.'

Week 18
pg 147-152.5 from 'There was another fear' to 'entire people and nation.'

Week 19
pg 152-157.75 from 'But was it a nation' to 'Independence sets forth.'

Week 20
pg 157-162 from 'With Independence declared' to 'September 11, 1777.'

Week 21
pg 162-168.25 from 'Meanwhile General John' to 'infant manufactures.'

Week 22
pg 168-173.5 from 'The war was a disaster' to 'lost the religious battle.'

Week 23
pg 173-178.75 from 'On the whole the loyalists' to 'is utterly destroyed.'

Week 24
pg 178-184 from 'It was a short step' to 'other, at all times.'


Year 9 Term 3 - 1786-1815 pg 184-279 (95 pgs)

Week 25
pg 184-191.9 from 'The stages by which' to 'into the wings again.'

Week 26
pg 191-199.8 from 'Ratification by convention' to 'in ever growing numbers.'

Week 27
pg 199-207.75 from 'After five years' to 'but secularist--no.'

Week 28
pg 207-215.6 from 'The same can be said for' to 'could stand on its own feet.'

Week 29
pg 215-223.5 from 'Jefferson and his friends' to 'possible future friend.'

Week 30
pg 223-231.5 from 'During his second term' to 'in New England yards of course.'

Week 31
pg 231-239.4 from 'Adams and his friends believed' to 'view--destroyed it.'

Week 32
pg 239-247.3 from 'In the light of subsequent' to 'were removed in 1890.'

Week 33
pg 247-255.25 from 'His workmen, Messrs' to 'Trail came into existence.'

Week 34
pg 255-263.1 from 'Since during his presidency Jefferson' to 'unfortunate [American] victories.'

Week 35
pg 263-271.08 from 'The naval war against' to 'War on the dead!'

Week 36
pg 271-279 from 'When the war broke out' to 'into the era of democracy.' (end of ch)


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Alternate Year 9 - A division that spreads the reading more evenly across the year


Year 9 Term 1 - 1677-1756 (51 pgs)

Week 1
pg 79-83 from 'The ravages of King Philip's War' to 'promptness and penitence.' (1677)

Week 2
pg 83-87 from 'The real lesson of the affair' to 'frontier at Blue Ridge.'

Week 3
pg 87-91 from 'South of the Chesapeake' to 'became simply American.'

Week 4
pg 91-96 end from 'The historian gets the impression' to 'after the Revolution.'

Week 5
pg 96-100 from 'While the pioneers pushed inland' to 'provided free for guests.'

Week 6
pg 100-104.5 from 'There also grew up' to 'council solidly behind him.'

Week 7
pg 104-108 from 'It was a different matter with' to 'second half of the twentieth century.'

Week 8
pg 108-113 end from 'By the mid-18th century' to 'their beastly brayings.'

Week 9
pg 114-117 from 'When Whitefield left' to end of chapter. (1750)

Week 10
pg 121-124 from 'If the Great Awakening' to 'set the world on fire.' (1750)

Week 11
pg 124-127 from 'This global conflict' to 'extent and global compass.'

Week 12
pg 127-130 from 'Did this rapid expansion' to 'acres and $20,000 in money.' (1756)


Year 9 Term 2 - 1758-1789 (81 pgs)

Week 13
pg 130-136 from 'It had long been Washington's' to 'indulging his scientific curiosity.' (1758)

Week 14
pg 136-143 from 'His activities now' to 'American War of Independence.'

Week 15
pg 143-150 from 'We must now shift' to 'could stand up to veterans.'

Week 16
pg 150-157 from 'Adams, Franklin, Jefferson' to 'Independence sets forth.'

Week 17
pg 157-163 from 'With Independence declared' to 'and reliable supplies.'

Week 18
pg 163-170 from 'By February 1778' to 'of its blacks were free.' (1780)

Week 19
pg 170-177 from 'During the Revolutionary War' to 'reaching it the next morning.' (1780)

Week 20
pg 177-184 from 'With the British gone' to 'other, at all times.'

Week 21
pg 184-190 from 'The stages by which the United' to 'are contemptuously dismissed.'

Week 22
pg 190-197 from 'Just as important as' to 'Vermont was given two seats.'

Week 23
pg 197-204 from 'There was a long and acrimonious' to 'deal with that shortly.'

Week 24
pg 204-211 from 'In the meantime' to 'as they had always done.' (1789)


Year 9 Term 3 - 1790-1815 (68 pgs)

Week 25
pg 211-216 from 'With the enactment of the Bill' to '1790's, he did.' (1790)

Week 26
pg 216-222 from 'It may be asked' to 'on an intimate acquaintance.'

Week 27
pg 222-228 from 'Despite the differences' to 'or ought to be, about.' (1796)

Week 28
pg 228-233 from 'He has three main points' to 'world, that I know of.' (1797)

Week 29
pg 233-239 from 'This tremendously unAmerican' to 'view--destroyed it.'

Week 30
pg 239-245 from 'In the light of subsequent' to 'pediment and roof.'

Week 31
pg 245-250 from 'Classical villas were' to 'being chosen instead.'

Week 32
pg 250-256 from 'As it happened, even before' to 'and parliamentary crown.'

Week 33
pg 256-261 from 'Jefferson managed' to 'and tents were high.'

Week 34
pg 262-267 from 'The generals blamed' to 'to look for a savior?'

Week 35
pg 267-273 from 'The savior soon--one' to 'they feared him more.'

Week 36
pg 273-279 from 'He wrote to Rachel' to end of chapter. (1815)


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Year 10 Term 1 - 1815-1860 pg 289-394 (105 pgs)

Week 1
pg 284-292 to 'Congress price, $1.25 an acre.' (1815)

Week 2
pg 292-301 from All the same, speculation and land' to 'became a prosperous corporation.'

Week 3
pg 301-311 from 'It is a curious fact that' to 'many of the old tobacco plantations.'

Week 4
pg 311-320 from 'The Founding Fathers' to 'made to achieve a compromise always.'

Week 5
pg 320-330 from 'This second tradition, upheld for so long' to 'of presidential charisma in American history.'

Week 6
pg 330-339 from 'The presidential election of 1824' to 'and essentially Virginian Ascendancy.'

Week 7
pg 339-349 from 'To Jackson, then, it was a hostile city' to 'million in gifts and annuities.'

Week 8
pg 349-358 from 'Cass was a sophisticated man' to 'Depression made it certain he would lose.'

Week 9
pg 358-367 from 'If there were any justice in politics' to 'written about a river, Life on the Mississippi.' (1850's)

Week 10
pg 367-377 from 'At their peak, there were 6,000' to 'He did all these things.' (1845)

Week 11
pg 377-386 from 'He also got America into war' to 'Unknown President Polk.'

Week 12
pg 386-395 from 'The great California gold rush of 1849' to 'was having a college education.' (1830's)


Year 10 Term 2 - 1816-1865 pg 394-507 (113 pgs)

Week 13
pg 395-405 from 'By any statistical standards, America made enormous progress' to 'pristine morality of the American ideal.' (1820's)

Week 14
pg 405-414 from 'The first Americsn intellectual and writer' to '--the commercial salesman.'

Week 15
pg 414-419 from 'Whitman first published his central work' to end of chapter)

Week 16
Part 4 pgs 423-433 from beginning of chapter to 'supply and 6,000 [annually] for sale.'

Week 17
pg 433-442 from 'Actually, Virginia was living on its slave' to 'was obvious and recognized.'

Week 18
pg 442-451 from 'At Bloomington on May 29' to 'he remained his brother's dependent.' (1856)

Week 19
pg 451-461 from 'it is important to grasp that, when Davis spoke' to 'Congress as the State of West Virginia in 1863.' (1858)

Week 20
pg 461-470 from 'General Lee, the state's most distinguished soldier' to 'a basic issue of Christian principle.'

Week 21
pg 470-480 from 'Moreover, having split, the Christian churches promptly' to 'Too bad! Too bad! OH! TOO BAD!'

Week 22
pg 480-489 from 'General Meade was criticized for not following' to 'verdict and Whitman's concurred.'

Week 23
pg 489-498 from 'Yet it is curious how little impact' to 'issued December 8, 1863.'

Week 24
pg 498-507 from 'His first practical step was to' to end of chapter (1870)


Year 10 Term 3 - 1870-1903 pg 511-620 (109 pgs)

Week 25
pg 511-517 from beginning of chapter to 'adventure-game for rich city-dwellers.' (1870)

Week 26
pg 517-526 from 'The years of vast expanses and high profits' to 'by sheer weight of numbers.'

Week 27
pg 526-536 from 'The violent phase in the West's history' to 'managers had their hands in the till.' (late 1800's)

Week 28
pg 536-545 from 'These public suspicions were intensified' to 'sixth-largest rail-stock owner in the nation.' (1860's)

Week 29
pg 545-554 from 'These financiers were not without redeeming features' to 'himself called a positive genius.'

Week 30
pg 554-564 from 'Carnegie's ability to make first-class steel' to 'gold outflow from the United States.'

Week 31
pg 564-573 from 'In October 1907 Morgan was coming up to his' to 'then cut to 200 feet in 1911.)'

Week 32
pg 573-583 from 'Horizontal expansion in Chicago' to 'most clamoring for stained-glass windows.'

Week 33
pg 583-592 from 'But Tiffany put his best ideas' to 'escape from Biltmore's problems.'

Week 34
pg 592-601 from 'Between 1880 and 1920 more, and bigger' to 'antisocial exploitation of corporate power.'

Week 35
pg 601-611 from 'In 1906 Theodore Roosevelt termed' to 'That was a task for American leadership.'

Week 36
pg 611-620 from 'It was against this background that America drifted' to '336 to 140, Parker carrying Southern states only.' (1903)


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Year 11 Term 1 - 1900-1940 pg 620-725 (104 pgs)

Week 1
pg 620-629 from 'TR had already had one shot' to 'the American Bagehot.' (1912)

Week 2
pg 629-638 from 'During these years Wilson' to 'policed, after a fashion.'

Week 3
pg 638-647 from 'The Wilson administration did' to '(the Wagner Act) of 1935.'

Week 4
pg 647-655 from 'The war, as Wilson had' to 'Let us return to normalcy.'

Week 5
pg 655-664 from 'Harding was from Ohio' to 'victory in a big city.'

Week 6
pg 664-673 from 'The victory turned sour' to 'Whitman did in poetry.'

Week 7
pg 673-681 from 'It was on the basis' to 'better time of it in this world.'

Week 8
pg 681-690 from 'Attitudes being what' to 'US aviation industry.'

Week 9
pg 690-699 from 'Cheap electricity was also' to 'affright than delight any man.' (1920)

Week 10
pg 699-707 from 'By contrast black slaves' to 'security to express himself.' (1920's)

Week 11
pg 707-716 from 'The keynote of the 1920s' to '--above all things, be brief.'

Week 12
pg 716-724 from 'He practiced this brevity.' to 'to the Wonder Boy.' (end of ch) (1929)


Year 11 Term 2 - 1940-1960 pg 727-841 (114 pgs)

Week 13
pg 727-734 from 'The Wall Street crash' to 'ill-informed meddling.' (1929)

Week 14
pg 734-744 from 'The credit inflation petered' to 'is: who is to do it?'

Week 15
pg 744-754 from 'In logic and justice' to 'and broker deals.'

Week 16
pg 754-763 from 'Jones called himself, and' to 'won the Senate 75 to 17.'

Week 17
pg 763-773 from 'The scale of the victory' to 'Pacific, us or the Japanese?'

Week 18
pg 773-783 from 'When the Anglo-Japanese Treaty' to 'shipping losses by one-third.' (1943)

Week 19
pg 783-792 from 'Conversely, the breaking of the' to 'of a quite different kind.' (1943)

Week 20
pg 792-802 from 'Harry S. Truman--the S' to 'Diet to form this army.'

Week 21
pg 802-812 from 'American intelligence quickly' to 'his master, Stalin.'

Week 22
pg 812-821 from 'However, Marshall was not just' to 'virtue is its own reward.'

Week 23
pg 821-831 from 'Behind the construction of' to 'which led to disaster.'

Week 24
pg 831-841 from 'It was Eisenhower's secret' to 'many other areas too.' (end of ch) (1950's)


Year 11 Term 3 - 1960-2000 pg 845-976 (131 pgs)

Week 25
pg 845-855 from 'In 1960 President Eisenhower' to 'Jackie rather than of Jack.' (1960)

Week 26
pg 855-866 from 'The reason why Joe' to 'for the murdered President.'

Week 27
pg 866-876 from 'The fact that Oswald' to 'between 22 and 24.4 percent.' (1965)

Week 28
pg 877-888 from 'The Treasury Secretary's alarm' to 'the second time around.' (1968)

Week 29
pg 888-899 from 'It was something new' to 'Ellsberg was a Soviet agent.'

Week 30
pg 899-910 from 'Nixon himself thought' to 'emerge during the campaign.'

Week 31
pg 910-921 from 'The Democrats, having destroyed' to 'ranch as much as he did.'

Week 32
pg 921-932 from 'Many of his jokes' to 'annexed its oilfields.'

Week 33
pg 932-943 from 'Happily, this unprovoked act' to 'variety of extravaganzas.'

Week 34
pg 943-954 from 'The notion of architecture' to 'laws governing its operation.'

Week 35
pg 954-965 from 'This was the real beginning' to 'due process or voting.'

Week 36
pg 965-976 from 'That the Supreme Court, albeit' to 'appoint an expectant humanity.' (end of ch) (1995)