U.S. History For Dummies
U.S. History For Dummies  -     By: Steve Wiegand
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 432
Vendor: For Dummies
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 1118888987
ISBN-13: 9781118888988
Series: For Dummies

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Ace your next history test with this concise, easy-to-readguide

U.S. History for Dummies, 3rd Edition fillsthe need to improve high school proficiency in history by providinga complete history of the United States, presented in anaccessible, reader-friendly format designed to engage studentswhile reinforcing lessons learned in class. The National Assessmentof Educational Progress 2011 report showed that only 12% of highschool seniors in the U.S. perform at a "proficient" level inhistory. This, coupled with the fact that U.S. History courses andAP exams have been redesigned to remedy the situation, means thatmany students and parents are in need of a supplemental studyguide.

Award-winning political journalist and history writer SteveWiegand guides you through the events that shaped our nation, frompre-Columbian civilizations to the 21st century. Theexplorers, the wars, the leaders, and the eras are all fullyexplored and explained, demonstrating how the past influences thefuture. From the Boston Tea Party to the current Tea Party, theupdated 3rd edition includes information about eventsthat have occurred since the previous edition's 2009 release. Newcoverage includes:

  • Recession recovery, including federal efforts, unemployment,and the widening class divide
  • The rise of the extreme right and the bitter divisions betweenpolitical parties and geographic regions
  • Seeking the balance between superpower and domesticcaretaker
  • The impact of social media, government surveillance, and cybercrime

Not all history is old news, and what happened yesterday affectsus all today. It is vitally important that all U.S. citizens arewell-versed in the building of our nation, and remain aware ofcurrent events. For students and parents wondering what they'vemissed, U.S. History for Dummies, 3rd Editionunlocks the door to the past—and the future.

Author Bio

Steve Wiegand, an award-winning political journalist andhistory writer for more than three decades, has been a reporter andcolumnist for the San Diego Evening Tribune, San FranciscoChronicle, and Sacramento Bee. He has authored orcoauthored a half-dozen books on world and U.S. history.

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