The Handy American History Answer Book (The Handy Answer by David L. Hudson

By David L. Hudson

Early civilizations, local american citizens, the English colonies, slavery, the yankee Revolution, the statement of Independence, and the invoice of Rights start the adventure and lay the root for the U.S. of this present day. The convenient American background resolution Book takes a stroll throughout the monetary, political, and social forces, in addition to the army conflicts that created, replaced, and equipped the USA. It explains the effect of the largest occasions, the wars, the presidents, lesser-known personalities and figures, activities, track, and lots more and plenty extra. this useful primer is an enthralling, concise, and handy historical past of the US and Americans.

From Washington to the microchip, Columbus to fashionable terrorist threats, the Anasazi to the iPhone, The convenient American heritage solution Book lines the improvement of the state, together with the impression of the Civil warfare, the invention of gold in California, the innovations, the political and fiscal crises, and the expertise reworking glossy tradition this present day. It solutions approximately 900 frequently asked questions and gives enjoyable proof approximately American, its background, and folks, together with What was once the misplaced Colony? Who have been the robber barons? used to be the U.S. mainland attacked in the course of global battle II? What used to be Reaganomics? what number states realize same-sex marriages?

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What are the two dominant political parties in the United States today? In the United States today, two parties dominate the political landscape: the Democrats and the Republicans. The Democratic Party tends to draw its base of support from the poor and lower-middle-class, ethnic and religious minorities, women, and union members. Generally, their platform deals with such issues as support for government programs; support for the public sector; and support for affirmative action, reproductive rights, gay rights, and gun control.

Senators to meet in a smoke-filled room at the Fair- The nomination process that resulted in the Republicans naming Herbert Hoover as their candidate was so chaotic that it inspired changes that helped greatly democratize the process at the next Republican National Convention. 27 Handy Presidents 5/31/11 3:09 PM Page 28 banks Hotel to choose a candidate. S. senator Warren G. Harding of Ohio, a candidate acceptable to both the conservative and progressive wings of the party. Realizing that this was not a democratic method of choosing a major-party presidential candidate, the Democratic and Republican parties began opening up the process to voters through the primary and caucus system.

Who were the Dixiecrats? The Dixiecrats were a small group of southern Democrats in the election of 1948 who opposed President Harry S. Truman’s civil rights program and revolted against the civil rights plank adopted at the Democratic National Convention. A group of states’ rights leaders met in Birmingham, Alabama, and nominated South Carolina governor Strom Thurmond for president. 1 million popular votes. Many Dixiecrats switched their allegiance to the Republican Party or remained a Democratic voting bloc that supported conservative policies.

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