Completely revised and expanded with 200 new entries, The Great American History Fact-Finder covers a wide spectrum of American history and culture, including political events, military history, sports, arts, entertainment, landmark legislation, and business. Here is essential information on everything from the Mayflower to space exploration, from the dot-com boom and bust to the Stanley Cup. The book's 2,200 concise entries, arranged from A to Z, bring our nation's past into sharp focus while also offering just plain useful facts about the well known and not so well known:
- Who ran on the campaign slogan "Don't swap horses in midstream"?
- In what year was the Super Bowl first played?
- Where did the westbound and eastbound tracks of the transcontinental railroad meet?
- When did events at Yalta, the Bay of Pigs, and Kent State take place?
- What did the swimmer Gertrude Ederle achieve in 1926?
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Edition description:||Updated, Expand|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.43(d)|
Table of Contents
Contents List of Maps and Tables viii Preface ix Entries 1–531 Suggested Additional Reading 533 Appendixes 539
Maps 540 The United States: Physical Features 541 The United States: Political Features
Tables 542 Information About the States 544 Population of the United States, 1790–2000 546 United States Presidents and Vice Presidents 550 The Supreme Court historic documents 553 The Declaration of Independence 556 Articles of Confederation 562 Constitution of the United States of America 574 Signing and Non-Signing Delegates to the Constitutional Convention 575 Gettysburg Address Index 577
List of Maps and Tables
Maps 21 The American Colonies in the Eighteenth Century 23 Major Events of the Revolutionary War, 1775–1783 96 Secession in the South 97 Major Battles of the Civil War 245 Westward Expansion, 1800–1860 347 The Atlantic Trade Cycle 540 The United States: Physical Features 541 The United States: Political Features
Tables 169 Presidential Elections 330 Minority Presidents 485 Vice-Presidential Succession to the Presidency 542 Information About the States 544 Population of the United States, 1790–2000 546 United States Presidents and Vice Presidents 550 The Supreme Court