BEFORE THE CIVIL WAR
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Topics include the settlement of Texas, the Lone Star Republic, the Mexican-American War, the Mormons and the settlement of Utah, the Bear Flag Republic, the Mexican Cession and the Gadsden Purchase, the Gold Rush, European immigrants, Chief Ross and the Cherokee, Horace Mann, Elizabeth Blackwell, the Senca Falls Convention and the Declaration of Sentiments, Sojourner Truth, the Lowell Mill Girls, and Eli Whitney and the cotton gin.
Reading level: grades 4–5. Interest level: grades 5–12.