As you get to know the people of the past, you'll want ways of understanding and remembering them better. This book gives you some tools to use in learning about people and places and remembering what you've learned. What makes this textbook so much more interesting than others you've used? In this book, the people of the past speak directly to you, through their actual words and the objects they used. You'll walk inside their houses and look inside their cooking pots. You'll follow them as they go to school, build cities, fight wars, work out settlements for peace.
Social studies textbook.
Social studies textbook.
This textbook contains unit lessons on: American Beginnings to 1783, 1781-1850 A New Nation, 1825-1877 An Era of Growth and Disunion, 1876-1917 Migration and Industrialization Change Society, 1890-1920 Modern America Emerges, 1920-1940 The Twenties and the Great Depression, 1931-1960 World War II and Its Aftermath, 1954-1975 Living with Great Turmoil, and 1968-1996 Nearing the Century Mark.
You live in a nation founded on dreams of freedom, opportunity, and progress. The most enduring of these visions is the American dream--the belief held by most Americans that if they work hard, and play by the rules, then they and their children will be better off.
This textbook on "The Americans" narrates the history of Americans from Beginnings to Passage to a New Century.
Among the important themes in U.S. history are the promise of technology, the rights enjoyed by Americans, and the roles of women in the 21st century. As you study U.S. history, you will encounter these and other themes again and again. The Americans focuses on nine themes, described on these pages. What do you think are the important issues raised by each theme?
The history of a nation is shaped as much by geography as by people and events. Paying attention to the following themes of geography can help you recognize when geographic forces are at work in the story of the United States.
America has always been a land of economic opportunity. Blessed with fertile land and abundant resources, this has been a country where anyone who has worked hard has had a chance to prosper. Indeed, American history is full of heartening "rags-to-riches" success stories. Just as inspiring are the heroic struggles of women and minorities who fought to improve their economic prospects.
The book discusses in detail the dramatic events of America's past and uncovers the lives of the people who shaped the nation's history. It helps the reader to understand the nation's heritage,become an informed citizen and a better critical thinker.
You live in a nation founded on dreams of freedom, opportunity, and progress. The most enduring of these visions is the American dream--the belief held by most Americans that if they work hard and play by the rules, then they and their children will be better off.
The Americans focuses on nine themes, described on these pages. As you study U.S. history, you will encounter these and other themes again and again. The Thematic Review on pages 192-197 and the Tracing Themes features organize major events in United States history around these themes.
This is more of a story of the United State laid out in different themes. These themes include: America in world affairs, economic opportunity, science & technology, diversity & the national identity, women & political power, immigration & migration, rights etc
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