Textbook on American history from Reconstruction to the 21st Century. Chapters include: American Beginnings to 1877, Bridge to the 20th Century (1877-1917), Modern America Emerges (1890-1920), The 1920s and the Great Depression (1919-1940), World War II and its Aftermath (1931-1960), Living with Great Turmoil (1954-1975), and Passage to a New Century (1968-2001).
From the earliest colonial times, the United States has been influenced by the events, people, and forms of government in other nations--and America has influenced world affairs. Today, relationships between the United States and other countries are more critical than ever, as modern communications and transportation have drawn the world closer together.
You're about to start an exciting journey around the world. You'll make this journey across maps and globes. The journey will first take you across the United States.
History textbook. The people of the past speak directly to you, through their actual words and the objects they used. You will walk inside their houses and look inside their cooking pots. You'll follow them as they go to school, build cities, fight wars, and work out settlements for peace.
A United States history textbook at 8th grade level. Note: This book has not been proofread.
Throughout history people have expressed their deepest feelings and beliefs through literature. Reading these stories, legends, poems, and shorter passages that appear in the lessons will help you experience what life was like for people of other times and places.
U.S. History textbook
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