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CliffsQuickReview U.S. History II continues from where CliffsQuickReview U.S. History I left off and provides you with an overview of United States history from the end of the Reconstruction to the late 1990s. You can use this in-depth reference as a supplement to your textbook and classroom lectures, or you can use it as an at-a-glance reference. As you work your way through this review, you'll be ready to tackle such concepts as
- The settling of the West and Industrialization
- The U.S. becomes a world power in World War I
- America in the 1920s and 1930s: From the Great Depression to Roosevelt's New Deal
- U.S. involvement in World War II and the start of the Cold War
- The turbulent 1960s: The Vietnam War
- The Nixon and Carter presidencies
- The U.S. since 1980
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CliffsQuickReviewU.S. History II is an excellent resource for students preparing for quizzes, mid-terms, and finals. This book is designed to be used as a supplement to class lectures and textbook reading.
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About the Author
ABRAHAM HOFFMAN has taught AP U.S. History since 1982 in the Los Angeles Unified School District and has served countless terms as an AP reader for the U.S. History exam.PAUL SOIFER, Ph.D., is chair of the History Department at Yeshiva University High School in Los Angeles, where he teaches both AP U.S. History and AP U.S. Government.
Table of Contents
SETTLING THE WEST.
AMERICAN SOCIETY AND CULTURE.
POLITICS, THE FARMER'S REVOLT,EMPIRE.
THE PROGRESSIVE ERA.
THE UNITED STATES AS A WORLD POWER.
AMERICA IN THE TWENTIES.
DEPRESSION AND THE NEW DEAL.
FROM ISOLATION TO WORLD WAR II.
THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
THE BEGINNINGS OF THE COLD WAR.
AMERICA IN THE FIFTIES.
THE NEW FRONTIER AND THE GREAT SOCIETY.
FROM NIXON TO CARTER.
THE UNITED STATES SINCE 1980.