Why did the Civil War begin? Which states were part of the Union and which were part of the Confederacy? Readers will learn the answers to these questions and more as they move through this fascinating nonfiction title. The easy-to-read text, engaging facts, and vivid images and illustrations help highlight some of the aspects that led up to the Civil War including the slavery, the Underground Railroad, abolitionists, the Fugitive Slave Act, the Dred Scott Decision, and the Lincoln-Douglas debates. The accessible table of contents works in conjunction with the supportive glossary to help readers navigate their way through the book.
Air Force Air Commandos provide several critical services that are key to the success of the United States Armed Forces. Students will learn about the history of the Air Commandos and the training required to execute successful missions.
The Green Berets are one of the better-known special forces. Readers will learn the history of this elite force and the training and tools required to perform their dangerous missions.
Marine Corps Force Recon units provide reconnaissance to the Armed Forces to help make missions successful. Students will learn about these elite soldiers and the training it requires to become a member of Marine Corps Force Recon.
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.
An examination of landmark events in the ongoing war against Islamic extremists, spotlighting such incidents as the 9/11 attacks, the invasion of Iraq, and the creation of new democracies.
The War of 1812 resulted in a surging sense of nationalism for both the United States and Canada. This fascinating book looks at the achievements of the military leaders and other key figures involved in the conflict during this time of nation-building. Brief biographies give details of their lives and describe the actions of such long-remembered heroes of the war as American President James Madison, Commodore Oliver Perry, General Andrew Jackson, Lieutenant Colonel Charles de Salaberry, Major General Isaac Brock, Shawnee Chief Tecumseh, and Laura Secord.