U.S. History For Dummies

Höfundur: Steve Wiegand
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U.S. History For Dummies

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Efnisyfirlit

  • Cover
  • Introduction
    • About This Book
    • Conventions Used in This Book
    • What Not to Read
    • Foolish Assumptions
    • Beyond the Book
    • Icons Used in This Book
    • Where to Go from Here
  • Part 1: Getting Started with U.S. History
    • Chapter 1: America: A Short Biography
      • They Came, They Saw, They Stayed
      • Putting America on the Map
      • Struggling with Greatness
      • A Cold War and a Brave New World
      • America in the 21st Century
    • Chapter 2: Native Americans and Explorers: 14,000 BC (?)–1607
      • Coming to America
      • Exploring Early Civilizations
      • Many Tribes, Not Many People
      • De-stereotyping the Native Americans
      • Visiting by the Vikings
      • Spicing Up Life — and Other Reasons for Exploring
      • Dropping Names of Others Who Dropped By
      • The Sword, the Cross, and the Measles
      • Arriving Late for the Party
    • Chapter 3: Pilgrims’ Progress: The English Colonies, 1607–1700
      • Seeing Potential in the New World
      • Settling in Jamestown
      • Instituting Slavery
      • Colonizing: Pilgrims and Puritans
      • Bringing Religious Freedom: Dissidents, Catholics, and Quakers
      • Dealings of the Dutch
      • Coping with Native American Troubles
    • Chapter 4: You Say You Want a Revolution: 1700–1775
      • Looking at America in 1700
      • Colonizing New France
      • Fighting the First True World Wars
      • Awakening to Greater Religious Freedom
      • The French and Indian War
      • Growing like a Weed
      • Heading Toward Divorce with Britain
      • Congressing for the First Time
      • Mr. Revere, Your Horse Is Ready
    • Chapter 5: Yankee Doodlin’: 1775–1783
      • In This Corner, the Brits …
      • In This Corner, the Yanks …
      • Mr. Washington Goes to War
      • Declaring Independence
      • Cozying Up to the French
      • Undergoing Life Changes: The Loyalists and the Slaves
      • Winning a War
    • Chapter 6: Blueprints and Birth Pains: 1783–1800
      • Making the Rules
      • Dishing Up Politics, American Style
      • Raising the Dough
      • Earning Respect
      • Finding Foreign Friction
  • Part 2: Growing Pains
    • Chapter 7: “Long Tom” and One Weird War: 1800–1815
      • Jefferson Gets a Job
      • Disorder in the Court
      • Growing by Leaps and Bounds
      • Fighting Pirates, and a “Dambargo”
      • “Little Jemmy” Takes the Helm
      • Why Not Invade Canada This Year?
      • Three Strikes and the Brits Are Out
      • Calling It Even
    • Chapter 8: Pulling Together to Keep from Falling Apart: 1815–1844
      • Embracing Nationalism … Sort Of
      • The Slavery Cancer Grows
      • Mud-Wrestling to the White House
      • Nullify This
      • Inventing a Better Life
      • Staking Out New Land
    • Chapter 9: War, Gold, and a Gathering Storm: 1845–1860
      • Wrenching Land from Mexico
      • Rushing for Gold
      • Coming Over and Spreading Out
      • The Beginning of the End
      • Squaring Off for a Showdown: The Lincoln–Douglas Debate
    • Chapter 10: A Most Uncivil War: 1861–1865
      • Introducing Abraham Lincoln
      • North versus South: Comparing Advantages and Action Plans
      • Freeing the Slaves
      • Reviewing the Troops, the Generals, and the Major Battles
      • Two More Reasons Why the North Won
      • Losing a Leader
    • Chapter 11: Putting the Country Back Together: 1865–1876
      • A Southern-Fried Mess: Life in the South after the Civil War
      • Piecing the Union Back Together
      • The Tailor-Made President: Andrew Johnson
      • Growing Corruption in Politics
  • Part 3: Coming of Age
    • Chapter 12: Growing Up: 1876–1898
      • Heading West in a Quest for Wealth
      • Ousting “Undesirables”
      • Cramming into Cities
      • Inventing Big Business
      • Electing a String of Forgettable Presidents
      • The Rise of Populism
      • “A Splendid Little War”
    • Chapter 13: Growing into the 20th Century: 1899–1918
      • Here Today, Guam Tomorrow: Colonizing Spain’s Lands
      • Making a Lot of Noise and Carrying a Big Stick: Roosevelt Takes Office
      • Progressing toward Political and Social Reform
      • Contracting Labor Pains
      • Transporting America
      • Suffering for Suffrage
      • Leaving the South: African Americans Migrate to Northern Cities
      • The War to End All Chapters
    • Chapter 14: Gin, Jazz, and Lucky Lindy: 1919–1929
      • Wilson Goes Out of His League for Peace
      • Restricting Immigration and Challenging the Natives
      • Darwin versus God
      • Warren, Cal, and Herbert: Republicans in the White House
      • Good Times (or Were They?)
      • Ain’t We Got Fun?
      • Drying Out America: Prohibition Begins
      • Changing Morals
      • An Age of Heroes
    • Chapter 15: Uncle Sam’s Depressed: 1930–1940
      • The Great Depression: Causes and Consequences
      • FDR: Making Alphabet Soup
      • Shoving Aside Racial Minorities
      • Keeping Women at Home — or Work
      • Developing Organized Labor
      • Critics, Crooks, and Crime Fighters
    • Chapter 16: The World at War: 1941–1945
      • Trying to Avoid War — Again
      • Gearing Up for War
      • Dealing with the War in Europe
      • Dealing with the War in the Pacific
      • Dropping the Bomb
  • Part 4: America in Adulthood
    • Chapter 17: TV, Elvis, and Reds under the Bed: 1946–1960
      • A Cold War and a Hot “Police Action”
      • Finding Commies under the Bed
      • Having It All
      • Moving, Slowly, to the Front of the Bus
    • Chapter 18: Camelot to Watergate: 1961–1974
      • Electing an Icon
      • Sending Troops to Vietnam
      • Increasing Pressure in ’Nam and Escalating Fears at Home
      • Continuing the Fight for Civil Rights
      • Entering a Generation in Revolt
      • Weirdness in the White House
    • Chapter 19: Hold the Malaise, or, Ayatollah So: 1975–1992
      • Wearing Nixon’s Shoes
      • Good Intentions, Bad Results
      • There’s a First Time for Everything
      • Warming Up after the Cold War
    • Chapter 20: No Sex, Please, I’m the President: 1993–1999
      • Bill, Newt, and Monica
      • Homegrown Terrorism
      • Making Ourselves Sick
      • A World of Change
  • Part 5: Facing the New Millennium
    • Chapter 21: Terror Comes Home; America Goes to War(s)
      • Whew! A Squeaker: Bush and Gore, 2000
      • A Nation Stunned
      • That Damn Saddam
      • Meanwhile, in the Rest of the World …
      • Winds and Losses
    • Chapter 22: Recessions Can Be Really Depressing
      • Ouch! The Economy Stubs Its Toe
      • Brother, Can You Spare a Job?
      • “We’re from the Government; We’re Here to Help … ”
      • Unspreading the Wealth
    • Chapter 23: Reforming Healthcare Is No Tea Party
      • The Great Presidential Race of 2008
      • Going to a Tea Party
      • Lurching Toward Healthcare
      • Reelecting Obama in 2012
      • Meanwhile, Back at the Budget …
    • Chapter 24: America Disagrees with Itself
      • Trumped
      • With Friends Like These …
      • Guns, Drugs, and #MeToo
      • Weathering the Weather
    • Chapter 25: This New America
      • The Techno Revolution
      • Surfing the “Silver Tsunami”
      • Stirring the Melting Pot
      • Redefining the American Family
  • Part 6: The Part of Tens
    • Chapter 26: Ten Innovations That Made It Easier to Be Lazy
      • The Escalator (1896)
      • Sliced Bread (1928)
      • Pizza Delivery (~1945)
      • Drive-Through Restaurants (1948)
      • TV Remote Controls (1950)
      • Pop-Top Cans (1963)
      • Microwave Ovens (1967)
      • Microwave Popcorn (1983)
      • Global Positioning System (1989)
      • Amazon (1995)
    • Chapter 27: Ten U.S. Presidents Who Were, Well, Average
      • Bill Clinton
      • William McKinley
      • Grover Cleveland
      • John Quincy Adams
      • George H. W. Bush
      • William Howard Taft
      • Martin Van Buren
      • Rutherford B. Hayes
      • Gerald Ford
      • Jimmy Carter
  • Part 7: The Appendixes
    • Appendix A: The Bill of Rights: Amendments 1–10 of the Constitution
    • Appendix B: The Declaration of Independence
  • Index
  • About the Author
  • Connect with Dummies
  • End User License Agreement

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