U.S. History 101: Historic Events, Key People, Improtant Locations, and More! (Adams 101)
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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.
decide matters relating to them. As the 1792 election drew near, Washington’s close advisors unanimously agreed that times were too perilous to risk a transfer of the executive branch to anyone other than the current president. The Northern states were disagreeing with their Southern neighbors over the reapportionment of seats in the House of Representatives. Washington vetoed a plan that would have favored the North, viewing it as unconstitutional, and he grew anxious over the tendency of
was inaugurated as the seventh president of the United States in March 1829. As a result of changes that occurred during his presidency and because of the populist rhetoric he and his supporters sometimes employed, we refer to “Jacksonian Democracy” as a broad democratic movement that became enshrined in the American political system. In fact, Jackson’s presidency was profoundly undemocratic in some respects. Native Americans, for example, found that the federal government had no intention of
Sam Houston immediately asked for Texas to be annexed to the United States, but as the balance of states stood at the time, there were thirteen states opposed to slavery and thirteen states in favor of it. Northerners felt that admitting Texas, where slavery was legal, would tip the balance of power in favor of the South. Thus, annexation was tabled until President John Tyler succeeded in pushing a joint resolution through Congress allowing Texas to join the Union in 1845. THE MEXICAN-AMERICAN
potential for riches. By spring, chaos erupted as men quit their jobs, leaving ghost towns in their wake. Hundreds of soldiers abandoned their posts, and in San Francisco harbor, sailors literally left their ships to rot as everyone flocked to the frenzy of finding gold. The Gold Standard Today U.S. money is no longer backed by gold. The gold standard lasted until 1971 when President Nixon announced that the United States would no longer exchange dollars for gold. Now the United States is on a
Saddam’s Ba’athist party from holding office, which excluded many talented administrators from the new government. An insurgency quickly developed, which began to launch thousands of attacks against the American forces. Bremer’s Coalition Provisional Authority closed off a section of Baghdad—the so-called Green Zone—and many of the American civilians stationed in Iraq never dared venture beyond its confines. Private armies of Iraqis quickly formed, and factions multiplied, divided, and reformed.