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U.S. History for Dummies (For Dummies (History, Biography & Politics)) (2ND)
U.S. History for Dummies (For Dummies (History, Biography & Politics)) (2ND)
Publisher : For Dummies
Published Date : 2009/06
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9780470436394

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Book Description
Source: ENG
Academic Descriptors: A16010000
Place of Publication: United States
Edition: Subsequent
Continuations: Monograph Series,any number
Subject Development: History
Academic Level: Extracurricular
Geographic Designator: United States
Review:
Baker & Taylor Forecast - May 2009
Table of Contents
 
Introduction                                       1  (1)
      About This Book                              1  (1)
      Conventions Used in This Book                2  (1)
      What You're Not to Read                      2  (1)
      Foolish Assumptions                          3  (1)
      How This Book Is Organized                   3  (2)
        Getting There, Getting Settled, and        3  (1)
        Getting Free
        Growing Pains                              4  (1)
        Coming of Age                              4  (1)
        America in Adulthood                       4  (1)
        The Part of Tens                           5  (1)
        Appendixes                                 5  (1)
      Icons Used in This Book                      5  (1)
      Where to Go from Here                        6  (1)
  Part I: Getting There, Getting Settled, and      7  (96)
  Getting Free
    America: A Short Biography                     9  (14)
      They Came, They Saw, They Stayed             9  (2)
        Catching up to the Spanish                 10 (1)
        It's revolutionary!                        11 (1)
      Putting America on the Map                   11 (5)
        Nationalizing a nation                     12 (1)
        Dirty politics                             13 (1)
        Fighting with a neighbor, finding gold,    14 (1)
        and heading for a breakup
        Fighting among ourselves                   15 (1)
        Making up is hard to do                    15 (1)
      Struggling with Greatness                    16 (2)
        Finding a place in the world               16 (1)
        Roaring through the 20s                    17 (1)
        What's so great about a depression?        17 (1)
        The big one                                18 (1)
      A Cold War and a Brave New World             18 (5)
        From a Kennedy to a Ford                   19 (1)
        Good intentions, mixed results             19 (1)
        Finishing out the century                  20 (1)
        Hanging chads and fighting wars            21 (2)
    Native Americans and Explorers: 12,000         23 (20)
    BC(?)-1607
      Coming to America                            23 (2)
      Exploring Early Civilizations                25 (2)
        The Anasazi                                25 (1)
        The Mound Builders                         26 (1)
      Too Many Tribes, Not Enough Native           27 (2)
      Americans
        In the Northwest                           27 (1)
        In the Southwest                           28 (1)
        On the Great Plains                        28 (1)
        In the Northeast                           28 (1)
        In the Southeast                           29 (1)
      De-stereotyping the Native Americans         29 (1)
      Visiting by the Vikings                      30 (2)
      Determining Who Else Came to America         32 (1)
      Spicing Up Life --- and Other Reasons for    32 (1)
      Exploring
      Christopher Columbus: Dream Salesman         33 (3)
      Discovering a Dozen Other People Who         36 (2)
      Dropped By
      The Sword, the Cross, and the Measles        38 (3)
        Native American slavery                    39 (1)
        The men in the brown robes                 40 (1)
        Destruction through disease                40 (1)
      Arriving Late for the Party                  41 (2)
        France                                     42 (1)
        England                                    42 (1)
    Pilgrims' Progress: The English Colonies,      43 (14)
    1607-1700
      Seeing Potential in the New World            43 (1)
      Settling in Jamestown                        44 (3)
        Early troubles                             44 (1)
        Making Native American friends             45 (1)
        Finding a cash crop                        45 (2)
      Instituting Slavery                          47 (1)
      Colonizing: Pilgrims and Puritans            48 (4)
        The Mayflower Compact --- A Dutch          48 (2)
        pilgrimage
        The Massachusetts Bay colony: A pure       50 (2)
        haven
      Bringing Religious Freedom: Dissidents,      52 (2)
      Catholics, and Quakers
        Sneaking off to Rhode Island               53 (1)
        Condoning only Christianity in Maryland    53 (1)
        Promoting tolerance in Pennsylvania        54 (1)
      Dealings of the Dutch                        54 (1)
      Coping with Native American Troubles         55 (2)
    You Say You Want a Revolution...: 1700-1775    57 (20)
      Looking at America in 1700                   57 (1)
      Colonizing New France                        58 (1)
      Fighting the First True World Wars           59 (2)
        King William's War                         60 (1)
        Queen Anne's War                           60 (1)
        King George's War                          60 (1)
      Awakening to Greater Religious Freedom       61 (2)
      The French and Native Americans: At It       63 (3)
      Again
        Unifying the colonies                      64 (1)
        Defeating British General Braddock         64 (1)
        Outfighting the French                     64 (2)
      Growing like a Weed                          66 (2)
        Accounting for the population explosion    66 (1)
        Living the good life                       67 (1)
      Looking at the Brits' Point of View          68 (1)
      Britain and America: Heading toward          69 (4)
      Divorce
        The Proclamation of 1763                   69 (1)
        The Revenue Acts (1764)                    69 (1)
        The Stamp Act (1765)                       70 (1)
        The Townshend Act (1767)                   71 (1)
        The Boston Massacre (1770)                 71 (1)
        The Boston Tea Party (1773)                72 (1)
        The ``Intolerable'' Acts (1774)            73 (1)
      Congressing over Cocktails                   73 (1)
      Mr. Revere, Your Horse is Ready              74 (3)
    Yankee Doodlin': 1775-1783                     77 (14)
      In This Corner, the Brits                    77 (1)
      In This Corner, the Yanks                    78 (1)
      Mr. Washington Goes to War                   79 (2)
        Finding faults                             80 (1)
        Commanding a country                       80 (1)
      Declaring Independence                       81 (2)
        Stirring up colonists' emotions            81 (1)
        Writing history                            82 (1)
      Kissing Up to the French                     83 (1)
      Undergoing Life Changes: The Loyalists       84 (1)
      and the Slaves
        Remaining loyal to the crown               84 (1)
        Confronting slavery issues                 85 (1)
      Winning a War                                85 (6)
        Felling a British fort                     87 (1)
        Battling it out on Bunker --- make that    87 (1)
        Breed's --- Hill
        Losing the campaign in Canada              87 (1)
        Nixing plans to take New York              87 (1)
        Reigning victorious at Trenton and         88 (1)
        Princeton
        Making the Brits surrender at Saratoga     88 (1)
        Sparring at sea                            88 (1)
        Losing big in Charleston                   89 (1)
        Minimizing the damage at Guilford          89 (1)
        Courthouse
        Turning things around at Yorktown          89 (2)
    Blueprints and Birth Pains: 1783-1800          91 (12)
      Making the Rules                             91 (4)
        Going back to Philly                       92 (2)
        Selling the Constitution to the states     94 (1)
      Dishing Up Politics, American Style          95 (2)
      Raising the Dough                            97 (1)
      Earning Respect                              98 (3)
        Shaking things up: Shays's Rebellion       98 (1)
        Taking taxes seriously: The Whiskey        99 (1)
        Rebellion
        Going ``mad'' over the Native Americans    99 (1)
        Attempting to censor the press             100(1)
      Finding Foreign Friction                     101(2)
  Part II: Growing Pains                           103(86)
    ``Long Tom'' and One Weird War: 1800-1815      105(18)
      Jefferson Gets a Job                         105(2)
      Disorder in the Court                        107(2)
      Growing by Leaps and Bounds                  109(4)
        Capitalizing on Napoleon's                 110(2)
        going-out-of-business sale
        Lewis, Clark, and the woman on the         112(1)
        dollar coin
      Fighting Pirates and the ``Dambargo''        113(2)
        ``To the shores of Tripoli...''            114(1)
        No one likes a bloodless war               114(1)
      ``Little Jemmy'' Takes the Helm              115(3)
        New kids on the block                      117(1)
        Fighting the Native Americans --- again    117(1)
      Why Not Invade Canada This Year?             118(1)
      Three Strikes and the Brits Are Out          119(2)
      Calling It Even                              121(2)
    Pulling Together to Keep from Falling          123(22)
    Apart: 1815-1844
      Embracing Nationalism ... Sort Of            123(5)
        Taking it to the bank                      124(1)
        A tariff-ic idea                           124(1)
        This land is my land, but for how much?    125(1)
        Orders from the court                      126(1)
        Increasing industry                        126(2)
      The Slavery Cancer Grows                     128(4)
        Cotton and sugar mean more slaves          128(1)
        Examining opposition (and possible         129(1)
        alternatives) to slavery
        Compromising over Missouri                 130(1)
        Mind your own hemisphere: The Monroe       131(1)
        Doctrine
      Mud-Wrestling to the White House             132(3)
        Adams wins, but Jackson isn't done         132(1)
        Old Hickory: The Jackson presidency        133(2)
      Nullify This                                 135(4)
        The nullification debate hits the Senate   136(1)
        A tarrible idea                            136(1)
        Bringing down the Bank                     137(2)
      Inventing a Better Life                      139(2)
        Riding the train                           139(1)
        Reaping what you sow                       140(1)
        Communicating across America               140(1)
      Staking Out New Land despite a Revolving     141(4)
      Presidential Door
        Pushing out the Native Americans           141(1)
        Claiming independence for Texas            142(1)
        Changing it up at president                143(2)
    War, Gold, and a Gathering Storm: 1845-1860    145(14)
      Wrenching Land from Mexico                   145(3)
        Provoking a war                            146(1)
        Capturing California and the Southwest     147(1)
      Rushing for Gold                             148(3)
        Risking life and limb to strike gold       149(1)
        Compromising on the slavery issue          150(1)
      Coming Over and Spreading Out                151(4)
        The Germans, the Irish, and the            152(1)
        Know-Nothings who opposed them
        Making waves: The Mormons                  153(1)
        Wagons ho!                                 154(1)
        Becoming aware of women's rights (or       154(1)
        the lack thereof)
      The Beginning of the End                     155(2)
        Factoring a slave's life                   155(1)
        Battling in Kansas                         156(1)
        Making a ``dredful'' decision              157(1)
      Squaring Off for a Showdown: The             157(2)
      Lincoln-Douglas Debate
        Spark number 1                             158(1)
          John Brown
        Spark number 2                             158(1)
          Lincoln's Election
    A Most Uncivil War: 1861-1865                  159(16)
      Introducing Abraham Lincoln                  159(5)
        Painting a picture of the sixteenth        160(1)
        president
        Understanding Lincoln's views on           161(1)
        slavery and the Union
        Bending the Constitution to preserve       162(2)
        the Union --- and win reelection
      North versus South: Comparing Advantages     164(1)
      and Action Plans
      Freeing the Slaves                           165(2)
        Announcing the Emancipation Proclamation   166(1)
        Surveying the consequences of              166(1)
        emancipation
      Looking at the Fighters, the Generals,       167(5)
      and the Major Battles
        Meet the generals                          168(1)
        The war at sea                             169(1)
        The war on land                            169(3)
      Two More Reasons Why the North Won           172(2)
      Losing a Leader                              174(1)
    Putting the Country Back Together: 1865-1876   175(14)
      A Southern-Fried Mess: Life in the South     175(3)
      after the Civil War
        Getting help from the Freedman's Bureau    176(1)
        Becoming sharecroppers                     177(1)
      Piecing the Union Back Together              178(3)
        Demanding loyalty and legislating          178(2)
        equality
        Using violence to keep blacks down         180(1)
      The Tailor-Made President: Andrew Johnson    181(3)
        Taking control of Congress                 182(2)
        Impeaching a president                     184(1)
      Growing Corruption in Politics               184(5)
        Taking a cue from Washington, D.C.         185(1)
        Trying to change the tides                 186(1)
        Fixing a presidency (and not in a good     186(3)
        way)
  Part III: Coming of Age                          189(86)
    Growing Up: 1876-1898                          191(18)
      Heading West in a Quest for Wealth           191(4)
        Making money from minerals                 192(1)
        Making money from animals                  192(2)
        Making money from vegetables               194(1)
      Ousting ``Undesirables''                     195(4)
        Putting up a fight                         196(2)
        Legalizing discrimination                  198(1)
      Cramming into Cities                         199(1)
      Inventing Big Business                       200(6)
        Building the railroads                     201(1)
        Manufacturing steel more efficiently       202(1)
        Refining (and controlling) oil:            203(1)
        Rockefeller
        Getting wired for sound and light          204(1)
        Forming trusts and striking against them   204(2)
      Electing a String of Forgettable             206(1)
      Presidents
      The Rise of Populism                         207(1)
      ``A Splendid Little War''                    208(1)
    Growing into the 20th Century: 1899-1918       209(16)
      Here Today, Guam Tomorrow: Colonizing        209(2)
      Spain's Lands
        Arguing for and against American           210(1)
        imperialism
        Keeping a high profile in international    211(1)
        affairs
      Making a Lot of Noise and Carrying a Big     211(3)
      Stick: Roosevelt Takes Office
      Progressing toward Political and Social      214(2)
      Reform
        The ``muckrakers'' expose evil and         214(1)
        initiate change
        Improving working conditions --- and       215(1)
        other people's drinking habits
      Contracting Labor Pains                      216(2)
        Struggling in a changing workforce         216(1)
        Initiating improvements to working         217(1)
        conditions
      Transporting America                         218(1)
      Suffering for Suffrage                       218(3)
      Leaving the South: African Americans         221(1)
      Migrate to Northern Cities
      The War to End All Chapters                  222(3)
        Organizing the war effort                  223(2)
    Gin, Jazz, and Lucky Lindy: 1919-1929          225(16)
      Wilson Goes Out of His League for Peace      225(2)
      Restricting Immigration and Challenging      227(1)
      the Natives
        Closing the gate                           227(1)
        Return of the Klan                         228(1)
      Darwin versus God                            228(2)
      Warren, Cal, and Herbert: Republicans in     230(1)
      the White House
      Good Times (Or Were They?)                   231(3)
        Helping the rich                           232(1)
        Increasing American spending habits        232(1)
        Making it difficult on the poor            233(1)
      Ain't We Got Fun?                            234(3)
        Going to the movies                        234(1)
        Listening to the radio                     235(1)
        Listening to music and writing             235(1)
        literature
        Playing games                              236(1)
      Drying Out America: Prohibition Begins       237(1)
      Changing Morals                              237(1)
      An Age of Heroes                             238(3)
    Uncle Sam's Depressed: 1930-1940               241(16)
      The Great Depression: Causes and             241(3)
      Consequences
      Shoving Aside Racial Minorities              244(2)
      Keeping Women at Home --- or Work            246(1)
      Developing Organized Labor                   247(1)
      FDR: Making Alphabet Soup                    248(5)
        Electing a reformer                        248(2)
        Creating hope through a New Deal           250(2)
        Implementing court-packing tactics         252(1)
      Critics, Crooks, and Crimefighters           253(4)
        Huey Long                                  253(1)
        Francis E. Townsend                        254(1)
        Charles E. Coughlin                        254(1)
        Bad guys and G-men                         255(2)
    The World at War: 1941-1945                    257(18)
      Trying to Avoid War --- Again                257(4)
        Playing the role of a good neighbor        258(1)
        Sensing impending doom                     259(2)
      Gearing Up for War                           261(6)
        Getting industry and the economy in        261(1)
        shape for World War II
        Working with labor unions during war       262(1)
        times
        Employing women for the war effort         263(1)
        Making strides --- African Americans       264(1)
        achieve greater equality
        Returning for work after being kicked      265(1)
        out --- Latinos
        Treating the Japanese Americans poorly     266(1)
      Dealing with the War in Europe               267(3)
        Meeting at Yalta                           267(1)
        Winning one step at a time                 268(1)
        Making the final push --- and revealing    268(1)
        the war's greatest crime
        Ending the war in Europe, and the end      269(1)
        of FDR
      Dealing with the War in the Pacific          270(3)
        Fighting back                              270(1)
        Turning the tides                          271(2)
      Dropping the Bomb                            273(2)
  Part IV: America in Adulthood                    275(82)
    TV, Elvis, and Reds under the Bed: 1946-1960   277(16)
      A Cold War and a Hot ``Police Action''       277(5)
        Gauging the United Nations                 278(1)
        The world as a chessboard                  278(1)
        The Berlin airlift                         279(1)
        The ``miracle of 48''                      280(1)
        The Korean War                             280(1)
        Uncle Sam's big stick                      281(1)
      Finding Commies under the Bed                282(3)
        Casting suspicion on Hiss                  283(1)
        Leaking scientific secrets: The            283(1)
        Rosenbergs
        Checking the loyalty of federal workers    284(1)
        Telling tall tales: ``Tail-Gunner Joe''    284(1)
      Having It All                                285(4)
        A booming economy                          285(1)
        Moving to the burbs                        286(1)
        Tuning in to the tube                      287(1)
        Rockin' `n' rollin                         288(1)
        An American king                           289(1)
      Riding at the Back of the Bus                289(4)
        Brown against the board                    289(1)
        Boycotting the bus                         290(3)
    Camelot to Watergate: 1961-1974                293(16)
      Electing an Icon                             293(3)
        The Bay of Pigs                            294(1)
        Facing the possibility of nuclear war      295(1)
        A dark day in Dallas                       296(1)
      Sending Troops to Vietnam                    296(2)
        Sinking deeper into a confusing war        297(1)
        Taking a look at the Tet Offensive         297(1)
      Increasing Pressure in Nam and Escalating    298(2)
      Fears at Home
      Continuing the Fight for Civil Rights        300(4)
        Enforcing their rights: African            300(2)
        Americans
        Challenging the system: Latin Americans    302(1)
        Maintaining their culture: Native          302(2)
        Americans
      Entering a Generation in Revolt              304(2)
        Draft dodging, drugs, and demonstrations   304(1)
        The rise of feminism                       304(1)
        Coming out of the closet                   305(1)
      Weirdness in the White House                 306(3)
        Making strides: The Nixon administration   306(1)
        Watching it all fall apart: Watergate      307(2)
    Hold the Malaise, or, Ayatollah So:            309(14)
    1975-1992
      Wearing Nixon's Shoes                        309(2)
        Doing the best he could                    310(1)
        Whipping inflation                         310(1)
      Good Intentions, Bad Results                 311(3)
        Measuring misery                           311(1)
        Befriending the enemy                      312(2)
      There's a First Time for Everything          314(4)
        Buying into the ``Reagan Revolution''      315(2)
        Paying for ``Reaganomics''                 317(1)
        Dealing with foreign affairs               317(1)
      Warming Up after the Cold War                318(5)
        Engaging in the Gulf War                   319(2)
        Back on the home front                     321(2)
    No Sex, Please, I'm the President: 1993-1999   323(14)
      Bill, Newt, and Monica                       323(4)
        Presiding over a nation                    324(1)
        Pushing the ``Contract with America''      325(1)
        Judging a president                        326(1)
      Homegrown Terrorism                          327(3)
        Rallying around Ruby Ridge                 327(1)
        Taking down a cult: Waco                   328(1)
        Bombings rock the nation                   329(1)
        Don't open that mail: The Unabomber        330(1)
      Making Ourselves Sick                        330(3)
        Suffering from AIDS                        331(1)
        Dealing with drugs                         331(2)
      A World of Change                            333(3)
        You've got mail!                           333(2)
        Trading under a global economy             335(1)
      Going Gray --- and Non-White                 336(1)
    ``It's A Small World, After All'': Entering    337(20)
    the 21st Century
      That Was a Close One! Bush and Gore, 2000    337(3)
        Hanging chads and butterfly ballots        338(1)
        Post-election scrutinizing                 339(1)
      A Nation Stunned                             340(4)
        Al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden               341(1)
        Taking on the Taliban                      342(1)
        Fighting terrorism on the home front       342(2)
      That Damn Saddam                             344(3)
        Toughening the stance against Iraq         345(1)
        The U.S. invasion                          345(2)
        Meanwhile, in the rest of the world        347(1)
      Winds and Losses                             347(3)
        Big blow in the Big Easy                   348(1)
        Ike hits Texas                             349(1)
      Ouch!: The Global Economy Stubs Its Toe      350(3)
        Credit default swaps                       350(2)
        Banks, businesses, and bailouts            352(1)
      The Great Presidential Race of 2008          353(4)
        Battling within the parties                353(1)
        Obama versus McCain: A plethora of         354(1)
        differences
        Obama's historic victory                   355(2)
  Part V: The Part of Tens                         357(14)
    Ten American Inventions that Changed Life      359(4)
    as We Know It
      Safety Pin (1849)                            359(1)
      Elevator Brakes (1854)                       359(1)
      Blue Jeans (1873)                            360(1)
      Plastic (1909)                               360(1)
      Brassiere (1914)                             360(1)
      Television (1927)                            360(1)
      The Pill (1960)                              361(1)
      Microwave Oven (1967)                        361(1)
      The Cellphone (1973)                         361(1)
      Post-It Notes (1980)                         362(1)
    Ten Events that Defined American Culture       363(4)
      The Publication of Poor Richard's            363(1)
      Almanack (1732)
      The Performance of The Black Crook (1866)    363(1)
      The Opening of the Home Life Insurance       364(1)
      Building (1884)
      The Advent of the Copyright Act (1909)       364(1)
      The Rise of Jazz (1920s)                     364(1)
      The Birth of Talking Pictures (1927)         364(1)
      The Abstract Expressionism Movement          365(1)
      (1950s)
      The Establishment of the NEA (1965)          365(1)
      The Acceptance of Deep Throat (1972)         365(1)
      The Launching of You Tube (2005)             365(2)
    Ten Events in U.S. History They Keep Making    367(4)
    into Movies
      The Alamo (1836)                             367(1)
      The Life of Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)      368(1)
      The Life of Billy the Kid (-1859-1881)       368(1)
      Custer's Last Stand (1876)                   368(1)
      The Gunfight at the OK Corral (1881)         369(1)
      St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1929)          369(1)
      Pearl Harbor (1941)                          369(1)
      The Assassination of JFK (1963)              370(1)
      The Nixon Presidency (1969-1974)             370(1)
      Singers Who Died in Plane Crashes            370(1)
  Part VI: Appendixes                              371(8)
      Appendix A: The Bill of Rights:              373(2)
      Amendments 1-10 of the Constitution
      Appendix B: The Declaration of               375(4)
      Independence
Index                                              379
 

Now revised--the friendly, easy-to-understand guide to the story of America Since the publication of first edition of U.S. History For Dummies, significant events have reshaped thoughts about everything from oil consumption to mortgages to presidential candidates. This updated guide to the fascinating events and people of America's past and present features new and revised material covering the attacks of September 11th, the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the 2004 and 2008 elections, and other recent events that have shaped recent U.S. history. From pre-Columbus to the American Revolution, from the two World Wars to Watergate and beyond, it makes the topic accessible for students at all levels, as well as for parents and teachers who may need a quick refresher. Steve Wiegand (Hometown TK) is an award-winning political journalist and history writer. He currently writes a thrice-weekly political column for the Sacramento Bee.

Contents
Introduction 1 Part IFree 7 Chapter 1: America: A Short Biography 9 Chapter 2: Native Americans and Explorers: 12,000 BC(?)--1607 23 Chapter 3: Pilgrims' Progress: The English Colonies, 1607--1700 43 Chapter 4: You Say You Want a Revolution : 1700--1775 57 Chapter 5: Yankee Doodlin': 1775--1783 77 Chapter 6: Blueprints and Birth Pains: 1783--1800 91 Part II: Growing Pains 103 Chapter 7: "Long Tom" and One Weird War: 1800--1815 105 Chapter 8: Pulling Together to Keep from Falling Apart: 1815--1844 123 Chapter 9: War, Gold, and a Gathering Storm: 1845--1860 145 Chapter 10: A Most Uncivil War: 1861--1865 159 Chapter 11: Putting the Country Back Together: 1865--1876 175 Part III: Coming of Age 189 Chapter 12: Growing Up: 1876--1898 191 Chapter 13: Growing into the 20th Century: 1899--1918 209 Chapter 14: Gin, Jazz, and Lucky Lindy: 1919--1929 225 Chapter 15: Uncle Sam's Depressed: 1930--1940 241 Chapter 16: The World at War: 1941--1945 257 Part IV: America in Adulthood 275 Chapter 17: TV, Elvis, and Reds under the Bed: 1946--1960 277 Chapter 18: Camelot to Watergate: 1961--1974 293 Chapter 19: Hold the Malaise, or, Ayatollah So: 1975--1992 309 Chapter 20: No Sex, Please, I'm the President: 1993--1999 323 Chapter 21: "It's A Small World, After All": Entering the 21st Century 337 Part V: The Part of Tens 357 Chapter 22: Ten American Inventions that Changed Life as We Know It 359 Chapter 23: Ten Events that Defi ned American Culture 363 Chapter 24: Ten Events in US History They Keep Making into Movies 367 Part VI: Appendixes 371 Appendix A: The Bill of Rights: Amendments 1--10 of the Constitution 373 Appendix B: The Declaration of Independence 375 Index 379