American Presidents in World History [5 volumes]

American Presidents in World History [5 volumes]

by ABC-CLIO
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313325642

ISBN-13: 9780313325649

Pub. Date: 05/30/2003

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

From the moment George Washington assumed the presidency, the world watched, and in the aftermath of the Cold War, the U.S. president has been considered the most powerful leader on Earth. This innovative new series looks at the American presidents from a global perspective. Written at the 6th- through 8th-grade reading level, entries feature biographical

Overview

From the moment George Washington assumed the presidency, the world watched, and in the aftermath of the Cold War, the U.S. president has been considered the most powerful leader on Earth. This innovative new series looks at the American presidents from a global perspective. Written at the 6th- through 8th-grade reading level, entries feature biographical information and a narrative explanation of the major world events with which American presidents have grappled.

Now more than ever, the nations of the world are part of one community. Modern transportation, communication, and economic interdependence mean that every country is connected to the others. George W. Bush's War on Terrorism is a global effort, and America's dealings with the Middle East are felt throughout the world. The president of the United States has never simply been a national figure. Lincoln's decision to suppress the South in 1861 not only affected the economic markets of Europe, but also ultimately changed the way the world thought of about slavery and democracy. Would Hitler have won without FDR leading America into war? What if Truman hadn't dropped the bomb? From the moment George Washington assumed the presidency, the world watched, and in the aftermath of the Cold War, the U.S. president has been considered the most powerful leader on Earth. This innovative new set looks at the American presidents from a global perspective. Arranged chronologically from Washington to G. W. Bush, entries feature biographical information and a narrative explanation of major world events that American presidents have grappled with.

Included are:

• Details of the event

• The president's views of the event

• Policies and responses to the event

• The results of the event

• Interpretations of U.S. involvement.

Volume 1: George Washington to Martin Van Buren

Volume 2: William Henry Harrison to Abraham Lincoln

Volume 3: Andrew Johnson to William H. Taft

Volume 4: Woodrow Wilson to John F. Kennedy

Volume 5: Lyndon B. Johnson to George W. Bush

Set Features:

• 720 pages in 5 volumes

• 7 x 10

• 2-color interior

• 250 Photographs

• Sidebars and Fact boxes

• Glossary

• Pronunciation key

• Source list (books, Web sites, etc.)

• Primary source references

• Index

Curriculum Themes:

• Biographies of U.S. Presidents

• Significant contributions to United States history

• Influence on world events during their presidency

• Impact on global conflicts

Reading Level: 6th-8th Grade

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313325649
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/30/2003
Series:
Middle School Reference Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 10.40(h) x 2.80(d)
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

Table of Contents

Volume I: George Washington to Martin Van Buren

Volume II: William Henry Harrison to Abraham Lincoln

Volume III: Andrew Johnson to William H. Taft

Volume IV: Woodrow Wilson to John F. Kennedy

Volume V: Lyndon B. Johnson to George W. Bush

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