Describes the events leading up to and including the exploration and settlement of places which became driving forces in the expansion of America.
Discusses the events that led up to the law forbidding segregation in schools.
Describes the events of September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.
Explores the 1929 Stock Market Crash and how that event has sculpted societies, the sciences, and politics.
Explores the Lewis and Clark Expedition and how that event has sculpted societies, the sciences, and politics.
This title examines an important historic event, the Bolshevik Revolution. Readers will learn the history of Russia leading up to the revolution, key players and happenings in the revolution, and the event's effect on society and politics. Color photos and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company. Grades 6-9.
American society in the 1800s had a rough edge to it. In a nation made up of people of diverse backgrounds and heritage, social controls needed to be strict and enforceable. The extreme economic inequality of Americas cities and the wide open moral code of the frontier led to a culture of crime and violence that still plagues our country. During the 1800s, professional police forces were established in cities, towns, and territories across the continent. On the frontier, justice was often swift and severe, with hanging judges making their reputations as representatives of the law in a lawless land. Long prison sentences in miserable conditions were the rule for criminals, and many a prisoner might have preferred the option of a quick execution. Before the reform of the legal system, which is an ongoing process, there was definitely a separate law, and a separate standard of penalties, for the rich and for the poor. The evolution of a humane penal system and a fairer protection of all citizens under the law is an important contribution of 1800s America to the modern world.