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* Find FREE chapter quizzes online * Discover important events that shaped the nation * Get to know the superstars of the past Don't miss a moment of U.S. history The United States is undergoing a period of intense political and social change. From the rise of the Tea Party to social media's effect on American life and politics, this new edition fills in the gaps of this nation's story. This book guides you through the events that shaped the nation, from pre-Columbian civilizations to the 21st century. It's all here--you'll find all the wars, leaders, and eras that explain and demonstrate how…mehr

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* Find FREE chapter quizzes online * Discover important events that shaped the nation * Get to know the superstars of the past Don't miss a moment of U.S. history The United States is undergoing a period of intense political and social change. From the rise of the Tea Party to social media's effect on American life and politics, this new edition fills in the gaps of this nation's story. This book guides you through the events that shaped the nation, from pre-Columbian civilizations to the 21st century. It's all here--you'll find all the wars, leaders, and eras that explain and demonstrate how the past influences the future. Inside... * Get an overview of U.S. history * Learn about major movements * Discover how the U.S. came of age * Explore iconic cultural moments * Find out how the country faced adversity * Get to know historical U.S. documents FREE 1-year access to chapter quizzes online!

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  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
  • Seitenzahl: 464
  • Erscheinungstermin: 25.02.2019
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9781119550730
  • Artikelnr.: 55439608
Autorenporträt
Steve Wiegand is an award-winning political journalist and history writer. Over a 35-year career, he worked as a reporter and columnist at the San Diego Evening Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, and Sacramento Bee. He is the author or coauthor of seven books dealing with various aspects of U.S. and world history.
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Introduction 1Part 1: Getting Started With U.S History 5Chapter 1: America: A Short Biography 7Chapter 2: Native Americans and Explorers: 14,000 BC (?)-1607 21Chapter 4: You Say You Want a Revolution: 1700-1775 53Chapter 5: Yankee Doodlin': 1775-1783 71Chapter 6: Blueprints and Birth Pains: 1783-1800 85Part 2: Growing Pains 97Chapter 7: "Long Tom" and One Weird War: 1800-1815 99Chapter 8: Pulling Together to Keep from Falling Apart: 1815-1844 117Chapter 9: War, Gold, and a Gathering Storm: 1845-1860 139Chapter 10: A Most Uncivil War: 1861-1865 155Chapter 11: Putting the Country Back Together: 1865-1876 171Part 3: Coming of Age 185Chapter 12: Growing Up: 1876-1898 187Chapter 13: Growing into the 20th Century: 1899-1918 205Chapter 14: Gin, Jazz, and Lucky Lindy: 1919-1929 221Chapter 15: Uncle Sam's Depressed: 1930-1940 239Chapter 16: The World at War: 1941-1945 255Part 4: America in Adulthood 273Chapter 17: TV, Elvis, and Reds under the Bed: 1946-1960 275Chapter 18: Camelot to Watergate: 1961-1974 291Chapter 19: Hold the Malaise, or, Ayatollah So: 1975-1992 307Chapter 20: No Sex, Please, I'm the President: 1993-1999 323Part 5: Facing the New Millennium 335Chapter 21: Terror Comes Home; America Goes to War(s) 337Chapter 22: Recessions Can Be Really Depressing 351Chapter 23: Reforming Healthcare Is No Tea Party 365Chapter 24: America Disagrees with Itself 379Chapter 25: This New America 393Part 6: The Part of Tens 407Chapter 26: Ten Innovations That Made It Easier to Be Lazy 409Chapter 27: Ten U.S Presidents Who Were, Well, Average 415Part 7: The Appendixes 421