Synopses & Reviews
This one-volume summary of American history cites all important names and dates. It covers European colonization, the American Revolution, establishment of the Constitution, social and economic expansion in the nineteenth century, slavery and the Civil War, foreign policy between 1877 and 1914, World War I, the Depression era, World War II, the Cold War, the civil rights movement, Vietnam and social protest, social changes in the late twentieth century, the 9/11 crisis, wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the Obama presidential election. Question and answer sections follow every chapter. Barron's continues its ongoing project of updating, improving, and giving handsome new designs to its popular list of Easy Way titles, now re-named Barron's E-Z Series. The new cover designs reflect the books' brand-new page layouts, which feature extensive two-color treatment, a fresh, modern typeface, and more graphic material than ever. Charts, graphs, diagrams, instructive line illustrations, and where appropriate, amusing cartoons help to make learning E-Z. Barron's E-Z books are self-teaching manuals focused to improve students' grades across a wide array of academic and practical subjects. For most subjects, the skill level ranges between senior high school and college-101 standards. In addition to their self-teaching value, these books are also widely used as textbooks or textbook supplements in classroom settings. E-Z books review their subjects in detail, using both short quizzes and longer tests to help students gauge their learning progress. All exercises and tests come with answers. Subject heads and key phrases are set in a second color as an easy reference aid.
American history's events and their meanings make sense when you approach them the E-Z way! Open this book for a clear, concise, step-by-step review of:
European colonization of North America The American Revolution and the birth of the republic The slavery issue and the Civil War Industrial and economic expansion America's rise to world leadership in the twentieth century Major events and problems of the twenty-first century
Measure your progress as you gain a command of American history: Understand the people and events that have shaped American history Complete each chapter's practice exercises and check your answers
And discover that learning history can be E-Z!
Rev ed. of: American history the easy way. c2003.
Table of Contents:
1. A Nation of Immigrants
2. European Settlements in North America
3. The American Revolution
4. The Constitution and the Establishment of the New Nation
5. Sectionalism and Nationalism: 1801-1850
6. A Growing Nation--Social Change: 1800-1860
7. Slavery and the Civil War
8. Changing Lifestyles: 1865-1914
9. From Panic to Empire
10. Turmoil of War and Depression
11. World War II and the Early Years of the Cold War
12. Civil Rights, Vietnam, the Cold War, and Watergate: 1960-1976
13. The Presidencies of Carter, Reagan, and George H. W. Bush: 1977-1993
14. Social Change: 1945-1992
15. The Recent Past: Clinton, G. W. Bush, Obama: 1993-2009
16. Social Trends and Developments: 1993-2009