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Lots of people think that learning U.S. history is a punishment. It′s a subject you had to take in school. You memorized a bewildering array of dates, absorbed definitions for terms like Manifest Destiny, and wondered if America really needed two presidents named Harrison. Historical figures were presented to you as if they were characters in a junior high school costume pageant, with their blemishes airbrushed out and personalities drained away in stodgy history textbooks.
History textbooks often overlook the fascinating moments of history. They present U.S. history as something dry and distant, all events and facts, and don′t focus on what is really is: The story of Americans. It′s the story of people what they thought, did, and tried to do as they struggled to build a nation.
U.S. History For Dummies is not a textbook. It focuses on people famous, infamous, and obscure. This book gives you a basic foundation of information about the history of the United States. Students and teachers can use it as a friendly, easy–to–understand overview of U.S history, and history buffs can use it as a reference to look up important facts, to settle debates, and to store up ammunition for future conversations with a know–it–all brother–in law!
Here′s just a sampling of the topics covered in U.S. History For Dummies:
U.S. History For Dummies also includes Top Ten lists covering the best and worst presidents, inventions that changed the world, and events that defined American culture.Quatrième de couverture :
Filled with fascinating trivia and lore not found in textbooks
People, places, and dates with a dash of fun history will never be the same! Don′t know much about history? Don′t worry! With this friendly reference, you can bone up on all those facts you missed in history class and have a good time in the bargain. From the Revolution to the Civil War, from the Great Depression to the Cold War, this is history the way it ought to be fresh, memorable, and fun.
Discover how to: Astound friends with fun facts about the Founding Fathers Understand terms like "Manifest Destiny" Get a grip on the legacy of slavery Impress your family with Civil War lore Put current events in historical context
The Dummies Way Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Tear–out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun
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Description du livre For Dummies, 2001. Paperback. État : New. 1. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX076455249X
Description du livre For Dummies, 2001. État : New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Introduction. PART I: Getting There, Getting Settled, and Getting Free. Chapter 1: Before the Beginning: 14,000 B.C.-A.D. 1492. Chapter 2: Columbus Discovers the Bahamas: 1492-1607. Chapter 3: Pilgrims' Progress: The English Colonies, 1607-1700. Chapter 4: Old Grudges in a New World: 1700-1763. Chapter 5: Revolting Developments: 1763-1775. Chapter 6: Yankee Doodlin': 1775-1783. Chapter 7: Blueprints and Birth Pains: 1783-1800. PART II: Growing Pains. Chapter 8: "Long Tom" Becomes President: 1800-1809. Chapter 9: One Weird War: 1809-1815. Chapter 10: The Good, the Bad, and the Very Ugly: 1815-1828. Chapter 11: The Influences of Andrew Jackson: 1829-1844. Chapter 12: War, Gold, and a Gathering Storm: 1845-1860. Chapter 13: A Most Uncivil War: 1861-1865. Chapter 14: Putting It Back Together: 1865-1876. PART III: Coming of Age. Chapter 15: Growing Up: 1876-1898. Chapter 16: Growing Out: 1899-1918. Chapter 17: Bathtub Gin, Jazz, and Lucky Lindy: 1919-1929. Chapter 18: Uncle Sam's Depressed: 1930-1940. Chapter 19: The World at War: 1941-1945. PART IV: America in Adulthood. Chapter 20: The Fast Fifties: 1946-1960. Chapter 21: Camelot to Watergate: 1961-1974. Chapter 22: Hold the Malaise, or Ayatollah So: 1975-1992. Chapter 23: The Future is Now: 1993-2000. PART V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 24: The 10 Best -- and 10 Worst -- Presidents. Chapter 25: Ten Historical Events That Probably Never Happened. Chapter 26: Ten Inventions That Changed Life as We Know It. Chapter 27: Ten Events That Defined American Culture. PART VI: Appendixes. Appendix A: Preamble to the United States Constitution. Appendix B: The Bill of Rights: Amendments 1-10 of the Constitution. Appendix C: The Declaration of Independence. Appendix D: The Gettysburg Address. Index. Book Registration Information. N° de réf. du libraire ABE_book_new_076455249X
Description du livre État : Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. N° de réf. du libraire 97807645524961.0
Description du livre For Dummies, 2001. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P11076455249X