From an isolated and inwardlooking new nation clinging to the East Coast, America in the 1800s grew in size, strength, and military might. From the War of 1812 to the centurylong campaigns of conquest against Native American peoples, territorial expansion through war with Mexico to the great national tragedy that was the Civil War, American soldiers and sailors forged a tradition of pride and heroism that is part of our national heritage. Sometimes misguided, sometimes truly inspired, nineteenthcentury America produced some of the greatest military leaders and witnessed some of the bloodiest battles in our history. Behind the scenes, and often neglected in our official histories, the life of Americas citizen soldiers was a tough and brutal one. Patriotism, heroism, and human folly all combine in the story of the roots of Americas rise to the status of world military power.
This series of nonfiction readers will grab a student's interest from the very first page! Designed with struggling readers in mind, these riveting softcover books offer short chapters on high-interest headlines. Each chapter is its own mini-book, which includes a timeline, key terms, and interesting facts. Fascinating black and white photographs keep the pages turning. A bibliography encourages further topical reading. Discover the astonishing true stories--that will make readers laugh, cry, and gasp--behind the headlines: The Boston Massacre, Pearl Harbor, Kent State, Sarajevo, Pentagon, Cyber Attacks, and more.
Using the graphics, students can activate prior knowledge--bridge what they already know with what they have yet to learn. Graphically illustrated biographies also teach inference skills, character development, dialogue, transitions, and drawing conclusions. Graphic biographies in the classroom provide an intervention with proven success for the struggling reader.
This title provides a factual and in-depth look at one of the bloodiest battles in American history. Features include a day-by-day breakdown of events, profiles of major figures, and a detailed review of President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, one of the most important speeches in American history.
On December 7, 1941, Americans woke up to find World War II had landed harshly at their doorstep. This amazing book describes the surprise air raid by Japan on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, that shocked the United States into joining the war in Europe. This gripping account describes events leading up to the attack, the preparation made by the Japanese military, the chaos of the attack, and the unleashing of the atomic bomb afterward on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
This book relays the factual details of the Battle of Bull Run that took place during the U.S. Civil War. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the event, and readers learn details through the point of view of a Union soldier, a Confederate captain, and a Washington newspaper reporter. The text offers opportunities to compare and contrast various perspectives in the text while gathering and analyzing information about an historical event.
Separated by only about 100 miles (160 km) of water, the United States felt threatened by Soviet-backed Cuba in the 1960s. It was like having the Soviet Union in their back yard. This book describes events of the Cuban Revolution (19531959) and Cold War conflicts such as the infamous Bay of Pigs invasion and the nail-biting suspense of the Cuban missile crisis. Featured stories include: The Battle of Santa ClaraDecember 28, 1958 The Bay of Pigs InvasionApril 17, 1961 The Cuban Missile CrisisOctober 16, 1962