U.S. History 101: Historic Events, Key People, Improtant Locations, and More! (Adams 101)

U.S. History 101: Historic Events, Key People, Improtant Locations, and More! (Adams 101)

Language: English

Pages: 288

ISBN: 1440586489

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

The stories of politicos and historic events are often turned into snooze-worthy lectures that even Benjamin Franklin would reject. This guide cuts out all the boring details and instead provides you with a thrilling lesson in U.S. history.

From Thomas Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence to Barack H. Obama and the Great Recession, each page takes you on an unforgettable journey through the moments that completely changed this country. You'll also uncover hundreds of entertaining historical facts and stories that you won't be able to find anywhere else.

So whether you're looking to unravel the mysteries of America's past or just want to learn more about our country's presidents, U.S. History 101 has all the answers--even the ones you didn't know you were looking for.


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the date on which it was signed. On other days, the first and fourth pages are displayed in a bulletproof case. At night they are lowered into a vault strong enough to withstand a nuclear explosion! The executive office would be responsible for carrying out all laws, and the executive officer, the president, would serve as commander in chief of the armed forces. It is interesting that the Founding Fathers chose to have a civilian (the president) be the chief commander of the armed forces. In

stemming from the Red Scare, for it set quotas on the number of immigrants allowed into the United States. Many in the mass wave of immigration originated from southern and eastern European countries. The American labor unions became concerned that continued immigration would threaten their jobs. Congress responded by passing the act, which limited immigration to 2 percent of each nationality present in the United States in the year 1880. This year was chosen mainly because at that time there

weapons to Iran, diverting approximately $30 million in profits from these sales to help the Contras fight the leftist Sandinista government in Nicaragua. If indeed arms had been swapped for hostages, it would embarrass the administration, for once the arms were in Iranian control, others could use them to capture additional hostages. But the matter was even more complex. Initially, Reagan denied the allegations that arms had been swapped to win the release of U.S. hostages held by terrorists

in Europe and America during the seventeenth century. Between 1645–1663, eighty people in the Massachusetts Bay Colony were accused of witchcraft, so from one standpoint the wave of accusations in Salem wasn’t that unusual. Other historians have cited the Salem events as an example of the tensions that underlay colonial and post-colonial America. Slavery, of course, was a festering sore on the American body politic from early on, but there were many indentured servants and other people who were

the Currency Act, whereby the colonies could not issue their own money. All transactions had to be made with gold. This angered the independent-minded colonists, who did not want to be financially dependent on England. In addition, Parliament decided to enforce a previous law that had been passed in the 1650s but largely ignored. The Navigation Act of 1651 stipulated that goods imported or exported by British colonies (including those in Africa, Asia, or America) had to be shipped on vessels

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