America's Bloody History from Vietnam to the War on Terror

America's Bloody History from Vietnam to the War on Terror

by Kieron Connolly




The second half of the twentieth century found the United States tangled in the Vietnam War, one of the most unpopular war campaigns in contemporary history. Antiwar protests brought citizens of different backgrounds together, but even such efforts towards peace occasionally turned deadly. American efforts to fight communism continued and foreign relations changed but even the rise of the United States as the sole global superpower was soured by disturbing trends at home. Cult activity, police brutality, and gun violence developed in the nation in the decades that followed, with shaken and sometimes corrupt presidential administrations at the helm. Terrorist attacks like those enacted on September 11, 2001, ushered in the War on Terror, and US involvement in the Middle East has been complicated, hotly debated, and often disturbing since the beginning of the new millennium. This volume explore such unsettling recent history and questions what this will mean for the United States in years to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766091801
Publisher: Enslow Publishing
Publication date: 01/15/2018
Series: Bloody History of America
Pages: 88
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 The 1960s 8

Chapter 2 Discontent and Revival 35

Chapter 3 The Sole Superpower 55

Glossary 81

For More Information 83

Further Reading 85

Index 86

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