The Resource The American Challenge : Preserving the Greatness of America in the 21st Century, (electronic resource)

The American Challenge : Preserving the Greatness of America in the 21st Century, (electronic resource)

The American Challenge : Preserving the Greatness of America in the 21st Century
The American Challenge
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Preserving the Greatness of America in the 21st Century
Offering a complete review of American history, civics, and culture, this unique collection provides both current and future citizens with the basics of the United States' common traditions and values in order to properly exercise their duties and obligations to vote responsibly. Amply illustrated and containing material not found in other sources, this book features a complete historical timeline of the United States; details of each presidential election, including vote totals and short profiles of each president; color flags of all states; history and care of the United States flag; maps sh
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The American Challenge : Preserving the Greatness of America in the 21st Century, (electronic resource)
The American Challenge : Preserving the Greatness of America in the 21st Century, (electronic resource)
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  • Introduction; Chapter 1; History of America; America's Special Attributes; American History Timeline; Timeline: 1600; Timeline: 1700; Timeline: 1800; Timeline: 1900; Timeline: 2000; Divine Providence Helps the Nation; Chapter 2; U.S. Presidents; Biographies of our Presidents: 1789 -- 2008; Chapter 3; U.S. Maps; Path to Statehood; Maps: Growth of America; Map: States, Cities, and Time Zones; Map: National Monuments and Parks; Chapter 4; Our Founding Documents; Mayflower Compact; Declaration of Independence; Northwest Ordinance of 1787; United States Constitution; Amendments to the Constitution
  • Chapter 5How Our Government Works; What the Founders Were Thinking; What Kind of Government Do We Have; The Creation of the Constitution; Three Equal Branches; The Executive Cabinet; Presidential Succession; The Federal Budget; The Electoral College; The History of Voting in America; Political Parties; Responsibilities of a U.S. Citizen; American Holidays; History of the American Flag; Great Seal of the United States; American Money; Armed Forces of the United States; Labor in America; Basic Economic Concepts; Chapter 6; What Is America?; What Is an American?
  • Literature from America's WritersAmerican Inventions Lead the World; American Music; American Actors and Actresses; World-Class Athletes; American Cooking; Architects Change America's Face; Famous American Ships; Famous American Planes and Spacecraft; Movies Capture America's Spirit; Religion in America; Art in America; American Folk Heroes; Infamous Outlaws; Worst U.S. Disasters; Annual Causes of Death in America; Financial Panics and Crashes; Colorful Sayings; The American Can-Do Spirit; Getting to Know America; Chapter 7; American Heroes; Some of Our Founding Fathers
  • Other Heroes in Our HistoryUnsung Heroes Who Changed History; The Berlin Airlift--1948-1949; Unnamed Heroes; Chapter 8; Speeches; Patrick Henry, The War Inevitable (1775); Thomas Paine, The American Crisis (1776); James Monroe, The Monroe Doctrine (1823); Abraham Lincoln, A House Divided (1858); Abraham Lincoln, Message to Congress (1862); Abraham Lincoln, Emancipation Proclamation (1862); Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address (1863); Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address (1865); Woodrow Wilson, War Speech (1917); Franklin D. Roosevelt, The Four Freedoms (1941)
  • Harold Ickes, What is an American? (1941)Franklin D. Roosevelt, Day of Infamy Speech (1941); Dwight D. Eisenhower, D-Day Order (1944); Harry S. Truman, Civil Rights Message (1948); Harry S. Truman, Report on Korea (1951); Dwight D. Eisenhower, Farewell Address (1961); John F. Kennedy, Inauguration Speech (1961); John F. Kennedy, Challenge to Land on the Moon (1961); Douglas MacArthur, Duty, Honor, Country (1962); Martin Luther King, I Have a Dream Speech (1963); Lyndon Johnson, Message to Congress (1965); Gordon Sinclair, The Americans (1973); Ronald Reagan, First Inaugural Address (1981)
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