But the one thing this brought to me was a deeper appreciation for America amidst its imperfections. New coverage includes: Recession recovery, including federal efforts, unemployment, and the widening class divide The rise of the extreme right and the bitter divisions between political parties and geographic regions Seeking the balance between superpower and domestic caretaker The impact of social media, government surveillance, and cyber crime Not all history is old news, and what happened yesterday affects us all today. It focuses on people - famous, infamous, and obscure. It should be interesting to see what changes are made in an updated version. Chapter 25: Ten Historical Events That Probably Never Happened.
Erst waren dort die Kelten, dann unterwarfen die Römer die Insel, auf sie folgten die Angelsachsen und schließlich die Normannen. Acceptable: A book with obvious wear. Chapter 3: Pilgrims' Progress: The English Colonies, 1607-1700. Military History For Dummies presents concise and revealing accounts of all of the nation's armed conflicts from the French and Indian War to Iraq. Chapter 19: The World at War: 1941-1945. Chapter 7: Blueprints and Birth Pains: 1783-1800. History For Dummies Cheat Sheet From By U.
Appendix D: The Gettysburg Address. Updates to this 3rd edition includes: The one-step-forward, one-half-step-back pace of the economy's recovery from one of the worst recessions in U. This book gives you a basic foundation of information about the history of the United States. Ace your next history test with this concise, easytoread guide U. This, coupled with the fact that U. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing or tearing, minimal pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress 2011 report showed that only 12% of high school seniors in the U. May have some damage to the cover but integrity still intact. Herea's just a sampling of the topics covered in U. I hope the author means middle school students because any self respecting high school student should already know most of this stuff. This book goes up to the Obama Presidency ending at 2013.
Appendix C: The Declaration of Independence. I read and understood this country through the ages, and what it felt like to be American in each time period. Chapter 24: The 10 Best -- and 10 Worst -- Presidents. I don't know what she taught. History for Dummies, 3rd Edition unlocks the door to the past and the future. It was also eye opening to see how much horror the majority i. From pre-Columbus to the American Revolution, from the two World Wars to Watergate and beyond, it makes the topic accessible for students at all levels, as well as for parents and teachers who may need a quick refresher.
Chapter 23: The Future is Now: 1993-2000. Chapter 12: War, Gold, and a Gathering Storm: 1845-1860. Ease your mind on stress day and feel completely prepared by completing the two practice exams with answers and explanations. By learning from the past we can avoid future atrocities and blunders. This straightforward guide examines the causes for each of America's wars and reveals how these conflicts have shaped the nation's borders, society, politics, culture, and future. Appendix D: The Gettysburg Address. Chapter 2: Columbus Discovers the Bahamas: 1492-1607.
Now revised - the easy-to-understand guide to the story of America Want to better understand U. Chapter 16: Growing Out: 1899-1918. The book is organized in an easy-to-understand format that allows you to easily navigate the different time periods in our country's history. Abschließend zeigt er noch ein Amerika, das als einzige Supermacht seinen Platz in der Welt sucht. This would include a look at Obamacare as symbolic of the issues sparking partisan rancor, as well as the 2010 and 2012 election results. Chapter 7: Blueprints and Birth Pains: 1783-1800. Chapter 15: Growing Up: 1876-1898.
I cram read it within a weekend but if I had my choice, I would have taken several days to read it, instead. This updated guide to the fascinating events and people of America's past and present features new and revised material covering the attacks of September 11th, the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the 2004 and 2008 elections, and other recent events that have shaped recent U. This book also turned out to be strangely comforting during these seemingly tumultuous times. History for Dummies, 3rd Edition unlocks the door to the past? Chapter 6: Yankee Doodlin': 1775-1783. Chapter 14: Putting It Back Together: 1865-1876. Awardwinning political journalist and history writer Steve Wiegand guides you through the events that shaped our nation, from preColumbian civilizations to the 21st century. He currently writes a thrice-weekly political column for the Sacramento Bee.
Reading this book was a smooth and painless experience. A nice reference that paints the broad strokes of the U. Chapter 21: Camelot to Watergate: 1961-1974. Effective in that it shed light on the history of my country, much of which I have been absurdly unaware of. History For Dummies is a practical, step-by-step guide that will help you perfect the skills and review the knowledge you need to achieve your best possible score! This book goes up to the Obama Presidency ending at 2013. Chapter 3: Pilgrims' Progress: The English Colonies, 1607-1700.
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