Author: Erik A. Bruun
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Pub
Release Date: 1999
Encompassing more than one thousand primary sources and documents, a history of the United States presents an array of articles, speeches, letters, and court cases, ranging from the Declaration of Independence to the Starr Report.
Throughout history, people have often expressed controversial and conflicting interpretations of current events. In this unique resource, Joan Brodsky Schur reveals how compelling and engaging the study of history becomes when students use documents to imagine living through events in American history. Eyewitness to the Past examines six types of primary sources: diaries, travelogues, letters, news articles, speeches, and scrapbooks. Teachers will find interactive strategies to help students analyze the unique properties of each, and apply to them their own written work and oral argument. Students learn to express opposing viewpoints in documents, classroom interactions, and simulations such as staging congressional hearings, elections, or protests. They build crucial analytical thinking and presentation skills. Used together, the six strategies offer a varied and cohesive structure for studying the American past that reinforces material in the textbook, encourages creativity, activates different learning styles, and strengthens cognitive skills. Each chapter provides detailed instructions for implementing an eyewitness strategy set in a specific era of American history, and includes extensions for adapting the strategy to other time periods. In addition to the primary sources included in the book, examples of student work are presented throughout to aid teachers in evaluating the work of their own students. Rubrics and a list of resources are offered for each eyewitness strategy.
Author: Henry Steele Commager
Release Date: 2000
The full story of the war is told by those who experienced it in this collection of documents from family records, private correspondence, public archives and other sources, arranged chronologically to provide a start-to-finish narrative of the war and its aftermath.
Author: Steve Bateman
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date: 2014-11-12
There are pivotal moments in history when the trajectory of marriages, families, businesses, movements, and nations could go one way or another, producing very different outcomes. This is such a moment for the church in America. The need of our generation is the same as every other: a disciplined army of credible men who know, practice, and invest seven things in the next generation. This book is designed to help men get started in this most important adventure of their lives.
Author: Alexander Tsesis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2012-06-01
The Declaration of Independence is one of the most influential documents in modern history-the inspiration for what would become the most powerful democracy in the world. Indeed, at every stage of American history, the Declaration has been a touchstone for evaluating the legitimacy of legal, social, and political practices. Not only have civil rights activists drawn inspiration from its proclamation of inalienable rights, but individuals decrying a wide variety of governmental abuses have turned for support to the document's enumeration of British tyranny. In this sweeping synthesis of the Declaration's impact on American life, ranging from 1776 to the present, Alexander Tsesis offers a deeply researched narrative that highlights the many surprising ways in which this document has influenced American politics, law, and society. The drafting of the Bill of Rights, the Reconstruction Amendments, the New Deal, the Civil Rights movement-all are heavily indebted to the Declaration's principles of representative government. Tsesis demonstrates that from the founding on, the Declaration has played a central role in American political and social advocacy, congressional debates, and presidential decisions. He focuses on how successive generations internalized, adapted, and interpreted its meaning, but he also shines a light on the many American failures to live up to the ideals enshrined in the document. Based on extensive research from primary sources such as newspapers, diaries, letters, transcripts of speeches, and congressional records, For Liberty and Equality shows how our founding document shaped America through successive eras and why its influence has always been crucial to the nation and our way of life.
Author: Michael Beschloss
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2006-07-04
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Collects one hundred documents that were important in the development of the United States from its founding to 1965, including the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and lesser-known writings.
Author: American BookWorks Corporation
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date: 2008-06-02
Genre: Study Aids
Designed with New York State high school students in mind. CliffsTestPrep is the only hands-on workbook that lets you study, review, and answer practice Regents exam questions on the topics you're learning as you go. Then, you can use it again as a refresher to prepare for the Regents exam by taking a full-length practicetest. Concise answer explanations immediately follow each question--so everything you need is right there at your fingertips. You'll get comfortable with the structure of the actual exam while also pinpointing areas where you need further review. About the contents: Inside this workbook, you'll get an introduction and a short lesson on writing essays. You'll also find sequential, topic-specific test questions with fully explained answers for each of the following sections: U.S. and New York State History World History Geography Economics Civics, Citizenship, and Government A full-length practice test at the end of the book is made up of questions culled from multiple past Regents exams. Use it to identify your weaknesses, and then go back to those sections for more study. It's that easy! The only review-as-you-go workbook for the New York State Regents exam.
Author: Jack Rimmel Frymier
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Political Science
Cultures of the States: How Effective Are State Governments? is a study of the effectiveness of states in the United States in dealing with governance problems. It includes a summary ranking of all states and problems profile for each state on 15 governance factors, plus a database of more than 700 tables of statistical information in which every state is ranked on each of the 700 variables, along with a historical interpretation.
Out of a deep concern for our nation and its drift away from its Christian roots, Glover Shipp presents powerful proofs that it was founded on faith in God. He begins with the earliest colonial document, the Mayflower Charter, and traces the God theme throughout our history. In doing so, he draws on historical documents, monuments, songs, poems, and statements by well-known figures in our society. Unlike some other books of this kind, In God We Trust . . . or Do We? presents inaugural speeches by many of our presidents, private correspondence by leading figures in our nation, the constitutions of our fifty states, Supreme Court decisions that influence church-state relations, and references to God on our national monuments, in our national hymns, and in our poetry. Above all, Shipp points out the inconsistency between interpretations of The Establishment Clause and what really goes on in government. You will find In God We Trust . . . or Do We? a valuable resource for considering and defending the spiritual principles upon which our nation was founded.
Author: Kevin Osborn
Publisher: D Giles Limited
Release Date: 2009
With a mix of pithy, well focused essays, together with an illustrated chronology, this new volume published on the 75th anniversary of the National Archives is an attractive celebration of American history. Ten essays by leading figures from the world
The purpose of this study, commissioned by the Army, was to document the process by which the Congressional Medal of Honor was awarded from December 7, 1941, through September 1, 1948; to identify units in which African Americans served; to identify by name all black soldiers whose names were submitted for the medal and to document any errors in the processing of their nominations; and to compile a list of all black soldiers who received the Distinguished Service Cross, the second highest award. Based on this work, in January 1997 President Clinton awarded seven African Americans the Medal of Honor. The authors were selected by Shaw University of Raleigh, North Carolina, to conduct this study under a United States Army contract.