U.S. History For Dummies

U.S. History For Dummies Author Steve Wiegand
ISBN-10 1118888987
ISBN-13 9781118888988
Year 2014-04-28
Pages 432
Language English
Publisher For Dummies
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Ace your next history test with this concise easy to read guide U S History for Dummies 3rd Edition fills the need to improve high school proficiency in history by providing a complete history of the United States presented in an accessible reader friendly format designed to engage students while reinforcing lessons learned in class The National Assessment of Educational Progress 2011 report showed that only 12 of high school seniors in the U S perform at a proficient level in history This coupled with the fact that U S History courses and AP exams have been redesigned to remedy the situation means that many students and parents are in need of a supplemental study guide Award winning political journalist and history writer Steve Wiegand guides you through the events that shaped our nation from pre Columbian civilizations to the 21st century The explorers the wars the leaders and the eras are all fully explored and explained demonstrating how the past influences the future From the Boston Tea Party to the current Tea Party the updated 3rd edition includes information about events that have occurred since the previous edition s 2009 release New coverage includes Recession recovery including federal efforts unemployment and the widening class divide The rise of the extreme right and the bitter divisions between political parties and geographic regions Seeking the balance between superpower and domestic caretaker The impact of social media government surveillance and cyber crime Not all history is old news and what happened yesterday affects us all today It is vitally important that all U S citizens are well versed in the building of our nation and remain aware of current events For students and parents wondering what they ve missed U S History for Dummies 3rd Edition unlocks the door to the pastand the future