Table of Contents
Front: History Matters Essay and Introduction
Lesson 1: The New World Was an Old World
Lesson 2: Property Rights Among North American Indians
Lesson 3: Why Do Economies Grow?
Unit One: Three Worlds Meet
 Lesson 4: Understanding the Colonial Economy in a Global Context
 Lesson 5: Indentured Servitude: Why Sell Yourself into Bondage?
Unit Two: Colonization and Settlement
 Lesson 6: Specialization and Trade in the Thirteen Colonies
 Lesson 7: The Costs and Benefits of American Independence
 Lesson 8: Problems Under the Articles of Confederation
 Lesson 9: The US Constitution: Rules of the Game
Unit Three: Revolution and the New Nation
 Lesson 10: Rising Living Standards in the New Nation
 Lesson 11: How Did Cotton Become King? The Economics of Cotton and Everything Else.
 Lesson 12: Francis Cabot Lowell and the New England Textile Industry
Unit Four: Expansion and Reform
 Lesson 13: Improving Transportation
 Lesson 14: Investing In American Growth
 Lesson 15:Why did the Indians of the Great Plains Invite White Americans Into Their Land?
 Lesson 16: Andrew Jackson and the Second Bank of the United States
 Lesson 17: Free the Enslaved and Avoid the War
 Lesson 18: Why Did the South Secede?
 Lesson 19:Economic Analysis of the Civil War
 Lesson 20:Was Free Land a Good Deal?
Unit Five: Civil War and Reconstruction
 Lesson 21:Growth of the U.S. Economy After the Civil War
 Lesson 22: The Demand for Immigrants
Unit Six: The Development of the Industrial United States
 Lesson 23: Bigger is Better: The Economics of Mass Production
 Lesson 24: Industrial Entrepreneurs or Robber Barons?
 Lesson 25: The Economic Effects of the Nineteenth-Century Monopoly
 Lesson 26: Could the U.S. Economy Have Grown Without the Railroads?
 Lesson 27: Free Silver or a Cross of Gold?
 Lesson 28: Money Panics and the Establishment of the Federal Reserve System
 Lesson 29: Who Should Make the Food Safe?
 Lesson 30: Whatdunnit? The Great Depression Mystery
Unit Seven: The Emergence of Modern America
 Lesson 31: Did the New Deal Help or Harm the Recovery?
 Lesson 32: We Shall Not Be Moved
Unit Eight: The Great Depression and World War II
 Lesson 33: When the Boys Came Marching Home
 Lesson 34: Women in the U.S. Workforce
 Lesson 35: The Economics of Racial Discrimination
 Lesson 36: The No-Good Seventies
 Lesson 37: The Hispanic Americans
Unit Nine: Postwar United States
 Lesson 38: The Knowledge and Technology-Based Economy of Today
 Lesson 39: The World Trade After WWII: The EU, NAFTA, and the WTO