This title examines an important historic event - the gold rush in California. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the first discovery of gold and the creation of boomtowns in the West, issues with the Mexican government, military desertion, expansionism, and the environmental consequences of mining, key characters such as John Sutter, Samuel Brannan, Colonel Richard B. Mason, and President James K. Polk, the roles of journalism, transportation, and racial discrimination, the development of mining technologies and entrepreneurship, and the effects of this event on society. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
A look at the causes and global effects of the terror attacks carried out in the United States on September 11, 2001, which set in motion the events of the War on Terror and hunt for al Qaeda.
A look at the causes and global effects of the 1945 atomic bombardment of two Japanese cities, which led to the end of World War II but set the stage for hostilities in the Cold War era.
A look at the causes and global effects of the World War II Nazi campaign against Jews and other groups of people, which led to millions of deaths and the creation of a Jewish homeland.
A historical account of the Great Recession, including the causes of the economic downturn, the role played by the Federal Reserve and other government offices, and the lingering aftermath.
Through many uprisings, protests, and demonstrations, segregation was finally abolished and civil rights were established for people of varying colors, races, and gender. This inspiring title allows readers to learn about the Civil Rights Movement and its fight for equality. Highlighted topics such as slavery, the Dred Scott decision, NAACP, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s March on Washington, and sit-ins are discussed and shown through supportive text, intriguing facts, and fascinating images. Readers are encouraged to better understand the content and navigate their way through the book easily with a helpful glossary, index, and table of contents.
Readers will explore some of the biggest issues that have happened in the Middle East and learn about the impact that these happenings have effected people all over the world. The vibrant images, stunning and engaging sidebars, accessible glossary and index, and easy-to-read text make this book a perfect introduction to such topics as the Yom Kippur War, The Oslo Accords, Saddam Hussein, and religious extremism. Readers will be fascinated and captivated as they move through this alluring title.