Creating America textbooks cover general information related to the geography and history of the United States. These topics are covered in the time span between the years 1500 and 2000 and focus on events occurring within the United States itself.
Creating America begins with a discussion on the state of the world in the year 1500. It discusses events around the globe, from Native American cultures to civilizations in Mali, to lay down a framework for the different cultures that would later influence the United States.
Later chapters discuss the colonial powers that settled in the Americas. These world powers included Spain, England and France. The development of the United States is traced through the colonial period, and includes the original Thirteen Colonies as well as their involvement in the Revolutionary War.
The history of the United States continues through the 1800s, discussing important topics such as the Civil War and slavery. Finally, the 20th century section discusses several economic, military and political events. These include the impact of the Industrial Revolution, the coming of both World War I and World War II, the political standoff between the Soviet Union and the United States, as well as the impact of the Cold War on the Space Race.