Let's Review: U. S. History and Government (Barron's Review Course)

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This supplementary classroom text reviews American history in its totality, starting with the Colonial era and concluding with events of the twenty-first century. The book presents summaries of hundreds of key topics, maps, charts, illustrations, review exercises, a 13-page chronology of major events in American history, thumbnail biographies of notable Americans, a glossary of terms, and an extensive index. Shaded page edges give students quick access to any one of six general study units: Constitutional Foundations, Industrialization, The Progressive Movement, Prosperity and Depression (1917-1940), The United States in an Age of Global Crisis, and A World in Uncertain times (1950-Present). Also presented is the latest New York State Regents Exam with answers. Designed primarily for use in New York State high schools, this book can be used virtually everywhere because it covers topics as they are taught in secondary schools throughout the country.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764136344
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2009
  • Series: STUDY AIDS
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 800
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ii
Supreme Court Cases     vii
United States History Documents     ix
Preface     xii
Constitutional Foundations of the United States     1
The Constitution: The Foundation of American Society     3
Foundations, Revolution, and Confederation     3
Constitutional Convention, Ratification, and a Bill of Rights     40
Constitutional Structure, Function, and Thirteen Enduring Issues     55
Launching a New Government     72
The Constitution Tested: Nationalism and Sectionalism     95
Constitutional Stress and Crisis     95
The Constitution in Jeopardy: The American Civil War     108
Industrialization of the United States     121
The Reconstructed Nation     123
Reconstruction and the Nationalization of Civil Rights     123
Post-Civil War Economics     129
Emancipation: An Unsettled Issue     134
The End of Reconstruction     139
The Rise of American Business, Industry, and Labor (1865-1920)     150
Technology and World Industrialism     150
Pre-Civil War Industrial Growth     154
Business Organization: Size and Structure     157
Transportation, Communication, and Resources     160
Representative Entrepreneurs     164
Business and Government     167
Labor Organization and Struggle     173
Adjusting Society to Industrialism: American People and Places     188
Impact of Industrialism     188
Nation of Immigrants     197
The Last Frontier     206
American Society at the Turn of the Century     216
The Progressive Movement     227
Reform in America     229
The Reform Tradition     229
Pressure for Reform     232
Progressivism and Government Action     238
The Rise of American Power     258
The Industrial-Colonial Connection     258
An Emerging Global Involvement     262
Restraint and Involvement (1914-1920)     274
The Constitution and World War I     279
The Search for Peace and Arms Control (1914-1930)     284
At Home and Abroad: Prosperity and Depression     299
War and Prosperity (1917-1929)     301
The First World War at Home     301
The Twenties: Business Boom or False Prosperity?     307
Optimism and Materialism     314
The Great Depression and the New Deal (1933-1940)     335
Failure of the Old Order: Hoover and the Crash     335
Franklin D. Roosevelt: Relief, Recovery, and Reform     339
Constitutional Issues and the New Deal     347
The Human Factor     352
The United States in an Age of Global Crisis: Responsibility and Cooperation     367
Peace in Peril (1933-1950)     369
Isolation and Neutrality     369
Failure of Peace: Triumph of Aggression     374
Home Front: The Human Dimensions of the War     380
The United States in World War II     386
Aftermath of World War II     391
Peace with Problems (1945-1960)     406
International Peace Efforts     406
Communist Expansion and Containment in Europe and Asia     410
Internal Security and Constitutionalism     419
A World in Uncertain Times     435
Toward a Post-Industrial World: Living in a Global Age     437
United States and Post-Industrialism     437
The World and Post-Industrialism     442
Containment and Consensus (1945-1960)     451
Eisenhower Policies: Foreign Affairs     451
Eisenhower Domestic Developments     458
The Warren Court and Civil Rights     461
The Affluent Society     465
Decade of Change (the 1960s)     477
The Kennedy Years: The New Frontier     477
Action in Foreign Policies     482
Movement for the Rights of the Disabled     488
Johnson and the Great Society     494
The Movement for Equal Rights     500
The Limits of Power: Turmoil at Home and Abroad (1965-1972)     514
The Vietnam War     514
Protest and the Counterculture     524
The Trend Toward Conservatism (1972-1992)     540
Nixon and the Imperial Presidency (1969-1974)     540
The Ford and Carter Presidencies (August 1974-January 1981)     551
The Reagan Era (1981-1989)     562
President George Bush (1989-1993)     576
The Clinton Administrations     593
The Election of 1992     593
President Bill Clinton (1993-2001)     595
The Election of 1996     604
The Election of 2000     609
The New Millennium     613
George W. Bush and Neoconservatism     615
The Election of 2000: Aftermath     615
9/11 and Its Aftermath     620
Domestic and World Events in the Months Before 9/11     620
Attack on America     622
American Society Entering the 21st Century     628
Operation Iraqi Freedom     637
United Nations and the Iraqi War     639
Conservatism and One Party Rule     645
Chronology of Major Events in American History     666
Notable Americans     680
Quotations     689
Answer Key     704
Glossary of Terms     713
August 2006 Regents Exam and Answers     736
Index     766
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