This book takes a new approach to teaching and learning early US history from 1763 to 2001 at A level. It meets the needs of teachers and students studying for today's revised AS and A2 exams.
In a unique style, The United States, 1763-2001 focuses on the key topics within the period. Each topic is then comprehensively explored to provide background, essay writing advice and examples, source work and historical skills exercises.
The key topics featured include:
* the struggle for the Constitution, 1763-1877
* the American Civil War
* Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal
* foreign policy, 1890-1991
* civil rights, 1863 - 1992.
Using essay styles and source exercises from each of the exam boards - AQA, Edexcel and OCR - this book is an essential text for students and teachers.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. The Struggle for the Constitution, 1763-1877 2. The Origins of the American Civil War, 1840-1861 3. The American Civil War, 1861-1865 4. Politics, Reform and Westwards Expansion, 1865-1919 5. Boom and Bust: Economy and Society, 1919-1933 6. Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal, 1933-1941 7. Foreign Policy, 1890-1941 8. Foreign Policy, 1941-1991 9. Civil Rights, 1863-1992 10. Domestic Policy from Kennedy to Bush, 1961-1992 Conclusion Biographies of Important Personalities Glossary of Key Terms Guide to Further Reading
'My own class this year have found this invaluable ... The quality of their essays has improved and for this reason alone, the book is worth the investment.' - S.A.T.H History Teaching Review Yearbook