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AO History of the American People for Years 9-10-11 in Two Years AmblesideOnline.org

A History of the American People by Paul Johnson

for Years 9-10-11 in Two Years

First Year (Years 9/10) Term 1 - 1677-1780 pg 79-170

Week 1
pg 79-85 from 'The ravages of King Philip's War' to 'watershed in American history.'

Week 2
pg 85-91 from 'We are now in the 18th' to 'became simply American.'

Week 3
pg 91-98 from 'The historian gets the impression' to 'and even beyond.'

Week 4
pg 98-104 from 'Not all these cities' to council solidly behind him.'

Week 5
pg 104-110 from 'It was a different matter with' to 'yet had no regular schools.'

Week 6
pg 110-117 from 'A key figure was' to end of chapter. (1750)

Week 7
pg 121-125 from 'If the Great Awakening' to 'to attack Georgia.' (1750)

Week 8
pg 125-130 from 'Fear of France was' to 'acres and $20,000 in money.' (1756)

Week 9
pg 130-139 from 'It had long been Washington's' to 'Why not use them?' (1760)

Week 10
pg 139-150 from 'Just as the British despised' to 'could stand up to veterans.'

Week 11
pg 150-160 from 'Adams, Franklin, Jefferson' to 'like a gentleman.'

Week 12
pg 160-170 from 'His resources were not' to 'of its blacks were free.' (1780)


First Year (years 9/10) Term 2 - 1779-1815 pg 170-279

Week 13
pg 170-180 from 'During the Revolutionary War' to 'to coerce the Confederacy.' (1779)

Week 14
pg 180-190 from 'The biggest formative force' to 'are contemptuously dismissed.'

Week 15
pg 190-200 from 'Just as important as' to 'two years (some, one).'

Week 16
pg 200-211 from 'It struck Europeans' to 'as they had always done.' (1789)

Week 17
pg 211-218 from 'With the enactment of the Bill' to 'become the Republican party.' (1790)

Week 18
pg 219-228 from 'Equally, Jefferson's growing' to 'or ought to be, about.' (1796)

Week 19
pg 228-235 from 'He has three main points' to 'had a peculiar hatred.' (1800)

Week 20
pg 235-245 from We must now look forward' to 'pediment and roof.'

Week 21
pg 245-252 from 'Classical villas were' to 'formed into one stream.'

Week 22
pg 252-261 from 'Jefferson instructed' to 'and tents were high.'

Week 23
pg 262-269 from 'The generals blamed' to 'grand but ruthless purposes'

Week 24
pg 269-279 from 'The first to reel' to end of chapter. (1815)


First Year (Years 9/10) Term 3 - 1821-1860 pg 284-450

Week 25
pg 284-296 to 'cash, half in kind.' (1821)

Week 26
pg 296-311 from 'Although churches were" to 'many of the old tobacco plantations.'

Week 27
pg 311-325 from 'The Founding Fathers' to 'have been no Civil War.'

Week 28
pg 325-339 from 'Clay followed up' to 'and essentially Virginian Ascendancy.'

Week 29
pg 339-353 from 'To Jackson, then, it was a hostile city' to 'especially of federal charterings.'

Week 30
pg 353-367 from 'Jackson made ending' to 'written about a river, Life on the Mississippi.' (1850's)

Week 31
pg 367-381 from 'At their peak, there were 6,000' to 'most of Nevada and Colorado.' (1847)

Week 32
pg 381-395 from 'A month later' to 'was having a college education.' (1830's)

Week 33
pg 395-410 from 'By any statistical standards, America made enormous progress' to 'transatlantic bridge in himself.' (1850's)

Week 34
pg 410-419 from 'One of the few people" to end of chapter

Week 35
Part 4 pgs 423-437 from beginning of chapter to "more and more at every visit.'

Week 36
pg 437-450 from 'Lincoln's first love' to 'The nation was indeed divided.' (1860)


Second Year (Years 10/11) Term 1 - 1861-1903 pg 450-620

Week 1
pg 450-465 from If we now' to 'harbor for arbitration.' (1861)

Week 2
pg 465-480 from 'Added to the improvident' to 'Too bad! Too bad! OH! TOO BAD!'

Week 3
pg 480-493 from 'General Meade was criticized for not following' to 'to fight for their homeland.'

Week 4
pg 494-507 from 'The end of the Confederacy" to end of chapter (1870)

Week 5
pg 511-521 from beginning of chapter to "were killed.' (1890)

Week 6
pg 521-536 from 'The real problem' to 'managers had their hands in the till.' (late 1800's)

Week 7
pg 536-550 from 'These public suspicions were intensified' to 'wielding moral authority.' (1883)

Week 8
pg 550-564 from 'In these circumstances to 'gold outflow from the United States.'

Week 9
pg 564-577 from 'In October 1907 Morgan was coming up to his' to 'around the two foci.'

Week 10
pg 577-592 from 'But we are getting ahead' to 'escape from Biltmore's problems.'

Week 11
pg 592-605 from 'Between 1880 and 1920 more, and bigger' to 'try to reform business.'

Week 12
pg 605-620 from 'Fear of size' to '336 to 140, Parker carrying Southern states only.' (1903)


Second Year (Years 10/11) Term 2 - 1902-1943 pg 620-783

Week 13
pg 620-633 from 'TR had already had one shot' to 'bitter but powerless.' (1902)

Week 14
pg 633-647 from 'Wilson's success as governor' to '(the Wagner Act) of 1935.'

Week 15
pg 647-659 from 'The war, as Wilson had' to 'Harding his landslide.'

Week 16
pg 659-673 from 'Many intelligent and experienced' to 'Whitman did in poetry.'

Week 17
pg 673-685 from 'It was on the basis' to 'has often been described.'

Week 18
pg 685-699 from 'Less well known' to 'affright than delight any man.' (1920)

Week 19
pg 699-711 from 'By contrast black slaves' to 'into hotel registers.' (1920's)

Week 20
pg 711-724 from 'The attacks on Harding.' to 'to the Wonder Boy.' (end of ch) (1929)

Week 21
pg 727-739 from 'The Wall Street crash' to 'fact, it is a fact.' (1929)

Week 22
pg 739-754 from 'When Hoover took over' to 'and broker deals.'

Week 23
pg 754-767 from 'Jones called himself, and' to 'Hiss to Dean Atchison.'

Week 24
pg 767-783 from 'Many of these young lawyers' to 'shipping losses by one-third.' (1943)


Second Year (Years 10/11) Term 3 - 1941-1995 pg 783-976

Week 25
pg 783-796 from 'Conversely, the breaking of the' to 'of Hell by now.' (1941)

Week 26
pg 796-812 from 'The background to Truman's' to 'his master, Stalin.'

Week 27
pg 812-825 from 'However, Marshall was not just' to 'mainly petty favor takers.'

Week 28
pg 825-841 from 'Truman continued to hold' to 'many other areas too.' (end of ch) (1950's)

Week 29
pg 845-860 from 'In 1960 President Eisenhower' to 'by the New York Times.' (1959)

Week 30
pg 860-876 from 'At what point Castro acquired' to 'between 22 and 24.4 percent.' (1965)

Week 31
pg 877-892 from 'The Treasury Secretary's alarm' to 'Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.' (1964)

Week 32
pg 892-910 from 'The Civil Rights Act gave' to 'emerge during the campaign.'

Week 33
pg 910-925 from 'The Democrats, having destroyed' to 'shot up by 19 percent.'

Week 34
pg 925-943 from 'This revelation of the frailty' to 'variety of extravaganzas.'

Week 35
pg 943-959 from 'The notion of architecture' to 'these distortions in place.'

Week 36
pg 959-976 from 'The growth of political indoctrination' to 'appoint an expectant humanity.' (end of ch) (1995)