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 wideopen 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 systemwhich is an ongoing processthere 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.
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.
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.
Immigrants from all over Europe flocked to America in the 1800s, bringing their hopes and their dreams with them. This fascinating title allows readers to discover such topics as Ellis Island, Angel Island, and assimilation. The influx of immigrants enriched the American culture but also provided challenges to the United States. Through appealing images, a vibrant scrapbook layout, stunning facts, intriguing sidebars, and a helpful glossary and index, readers will be excited and engaged from cover to cover!