Painless American History

ISBN-10: 0764142313

ISBN-13: 9780764142314

Edition: 2nd 2009 (Revised)

Authors: Curt Lader

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The grand drama of American history is covered for middle school and high school students, starting with Columbus’s landing, and continuing through European colonization, United States independence, and the nation’s development and growth to become the leading world power. This edition has been updated to include important events of the twenty-first century. Titles in Barron’sPainless Seriesare written especially for middle school and high school students who are having a difficult time with a specific subject. In many cases, a student is confused by the subject’s complexity and details. Still other students simply finds a subject uninteresting, an attitude that usually results in lower grades.Painlesstitles offer informal, student-friendly approaches to each subject, emphasizing interesting details, supplementing the text with amusing insights, and outlining potential pitfalls clearly and step by step. Students begin to understand how disparate details all fit together to form a clear picture. Timelines, ideas for interesting projects, and “Brain Tickler” quizzes in many of these titles help to take the pain out of study and improve each student’s grades.
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List price: $11.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Sarah Free is currently a sophomore at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, where she is double majoring in Psychology and Philosophy. She is an outfielder for the varsity softball team, a campus tour guide and newspaper columnist, and a member of an on-campus alcohol and substance use peer education group. Sarah was born and raised in Claremont, California, where her parents Brad and Maureen currently reside. She has an older sister Laura, who is a junior at the University of California at San Diego, and a younger brother, Michael, who is a sophomore at Claremont High School. Sarah's projected graduation date is May of 2014.

Introduction
Why Study American History?
You and Sherlock, the American History Detective
The Tools of the Trade
History Can Be Fun
Three Worlds Collide (Ancient Times to 1620)
Moving from Isolation to Interaction
Early European Exploration and Colonization
The New World Develops Settlements
The First Slaves
Colonial-Indian Relations
Colonization and Settlement (1585-1763)
Patterns of Colonization
Political Institutions in the English Colonies
Religious Institutions in the English Colonies
Social Institutions of the English Colonies
The Status of Slavery and Its Impact on Colonial Life
Revolution and the New Nation (1754-1820)
The Causes of the American Revolution
The Impact of the American Revolution
Results of the American Revolution
The Formation of a New Government
Expansion and Reform (1801-1848)
Growing Pains
Early Foreign Policy Controversies
Political Developments after 1800
Domestic Issues Facing the Nation
Foreign Policy Developments
Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1870)
Causes of the Civil War
The War Begins
Reconstruction
A Final Word About the Civil War and Reconstruction
The Industrial Development of the United States (1868-1898)
The Rise of Industry
The Rise of Corporations
The Rise of the American Labor Movement
The Rise of Immigration
The Fate of the Indians and the Closing of the West
The Emergence of Modern America (1898-1929)
The Progressive Movement
An Emerging Global Nation
World War I
The Roaring Twenties
The Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)
Causes of the Great Depression
FDR's First 100 Days
The New Deal
World War II
FDR's Legacy
Postwar America (1946-1968)
The Cold War
Truman and the Cold War
Eisenhower and the Cold War
A New President, a New Decade of Change
Lyndon B. Johnson-A President Facing Crisis
Modern America (1968-2000)
1968-A Year of Turmoil
The Election and Presidency of Richard Nixon
The Role of the Supreme Court
Presidential Crises
The New Millennium
2000-A New Century and New Challenges
Political Challenge at the Beginning of the '21st Century
Global Challenges at the Beginning of the 21st Century
A Final Note
Appendix-Internet Resources
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Index
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