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Theodosia Burr: Teen Eyewitness to the Founding of the New Nation

Karen Cherro Quiñones (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541581753

Theodosia Burr, daughter of Vice President Aaron Burr, came of age in New York City when the New Nation was growing up. She attended the inauguration of President George Washington in 1789, was at her father's side on the campaign trail and at his inauguration in 1801, attended presidential addresses to Congress, and hosted the most prominent politicians and thinkers of her time. The Burrs' ideas about educating young women were revolutionary. Theodosia was an experiment in the equal treatment of women—regardless of social status—in education, family life, society, and the law. The family believed that women had an important role to play in the New Nation, and Theodosia was fully prepared. Based on research at libraries and archives, and from the rich body of letters Theodosia and her family left behind, this historical narrative introduces readers to a most unusual girl who pursued a radical new path for women.

Votes of Confidence: A Young Person's Guide to American Elections

Jeff Fleischer (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541583887

Every two years, media coverage of American elections turns into a horse-race story about who's leading the polls and who said what when. Give young adult readers clear explanations about how our election process actually works, why it matters, and how they can become involved. Using real-world examples and anecdotes, this book provides readers with thorough, nonpartisan explanations about primaries, the electoral college, checks and balances, polls, fundraising, and more. Updated with statistics and details from the 2018 elections, the revised second edition will prepare the next generation of voters for what is sure to be a fascinating 2020 election cycle.

Community Services

M.G. Higgins (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630785802

Newcomers will build practical life skills that are expected of all American teens with this flipbook - the nonfiction side includes a glossary of key terms used in the text and topical conversation questions that help students practice English language skills, while the fiction side helps put it all into context. Great ELL resource.

Community Resources

Joanne Suter, Susan M. Freese (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612473413

Highly readable with full-color photographs, this 120-page handbook is great for teaching life skills to a twenty-first century population. The handbook will provide readers a thorough and non-threatening introduction to: Your Taxes at Work; Emergency Assistance; Services for Workers; Services for Citizens. This handbook offers students a unique and visual way to achieve real-world literacy.

The Refugee Crisis

Michael Goodman (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002968

An historical account of the global refugee crisis, including the events that have triggered ongoing crises, the people involved, the border politics and camp-construction issues, and the lingering aftermath.

The War in Iraq

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002951

An historical account of Operation Iraqi Freedom, including the events leading up to the 2002 conflict, the people involved, the political instability and insurgency that arose, and the lingering aftermath.

Wrongly Accused

Saddleback (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645980513

The U.S. criminal justice system is designed to convict criminals, but sometimes innocent people are wrongfully accused and sentenced. Some are cases of mistaken identity. Some are due to poor police work. Many of these individuals live for years behind bars before being freed. Tragically, some have died before having their names cleared. What would you do if you were wrongly accused?

Barack Obama: 44th U.S. President

Tom Robinson (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617852442

This title examines the remarkable life of Barack Obama. Readers will learn about his childhood, education, community organizer work, and law career. Obama's entry into politics is discussed in detail, including his rise from state senator to the first African-American president of the United States. Obama's family life and societal contributions are also covered. 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.

The Cuban Missile Crisis

Helga Schier Ph.D. (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617851698

Explores the Cuban missile crisis and how that event has sculpted societies, the sciences, and politics.

Communism

Jennifer Fandel (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607582

An examination of the communist form of government, including its basic ideologies and structure, its best-known leaders throughout history, and countries affected by its system of rule.

Democracy

Anne Fitzpatrick (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607599

An examination of the democratic form of government, including its basic ideologies and structure, its best-known leaders throughout history, and countries affected by its system of rule.

Dictatorship

Jennifer Fandel (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607605

An examination of the dictatorial form of government, including its basic ideologies and structure, its best-known leaders throughout history, and countries affected by its system of rule.

Monarchy

Jennifer Fandel (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607612

An examination of the monarchic form of government, including its basic ideologies and structure, its best-known leaders throughout history, and countries affected by its system of rule.

Modern Spies

Michael E. Goodman (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606219

An account of espionage during the modern age, including famous spies such as Dayna Williamson Baer, covert missions, and technologies that influence the course of present-day conflicts.

National Transportation Safety Board

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605915

An in-depth look at the people and policies behind the government agency known as the NTSB, from its founding in 1967 to the controversies and challenges it faces today.

The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

Patricia M. Stockland (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617851568

Discusses the events that led up to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963.

The Prohibition Era

Martin Gitlin (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617873584

This title examines an important time in U.S. history - the Prohibition Era. Compelling text explores the background of prohibition, including the events leading up to it, its economic effects, its repeal, and the key people involved. Features include a table of contents, timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.

Donald Trump: 45th US President

A.R. Carser (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680795172

This biography examines the life of Donald Trump using easy-to-read, compelling text. Through striking black-and-white images and rich color photographs and informative sidebars, readers will learn about Trump’s family background, childhood, education, his rise to fame in business, television, and politics, and his historic presidential campaign. Informative sidebars enhance and support the text. Features include a table of contents, timeline, facts page, glossary, bibliography, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

The Manhattan Project

Kristin F. Johnson (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617840500

This title examines an important historic event - the Manhattan Project. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores events leading up to the top-secret Manhattan Project during World War II, key players involved, their lives during the project, the development and use of the atomic bomb, its aftermath, and its effects on society. Features include a table of contents, a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.

The Civil Rights Movement

Jennifer Joline Anderson (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617878435

This title examines an important historic event - the civil rights movement. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the history of racism and civil rights in the United States from slavery to segregation, the roles the Montgomery bus boycott, the integration at Little Rock Central High School, and the Birmingham campaign played in the movement, key African-American activists such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks, and the effects of this event on society. Features include a table of contents, a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.

Outlaws and Lawmen: Crime and Punishment in the 1800s

Kenneth McIntosh (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422296868

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.

Scandals and Glory: Politics in the 1800s

Zachary Chastain (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422296837

With the principles of democracy firmly established after the War for Independence, Americans in the 1800s took their politics very seriously. As more and more male citizens gained the right to vote, elections became very public, hotly contested, and sometimes even violent. In the cities and towns of America, politicians courted political power and influence among new immigrant communities; buying votes and stuffing ballot boxes was shockingly common. While the major national political issues of foreign policy, taxation, the abolition of slavery, and states rights took center stage in Congress, Americans split along regional and party lines that still exist in the twenty-first century. Scandals over greed and corruption caused whole city governments to fall, but America also produced some of the greatest statesman and political leaders in its history. Former slaves, poor immigrants, and women demanded their right to vote.

Meeting Future Challenges: The Government of Mexico

Clarissa Aykroyd (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422286883

Like people everywhere, Mexicans have experienced governments that have been beneficial to the people, and those that have treated people harshly. The history of government in the land known as Mexico is long and complex, beginning more than 3,000 years ago with the various Amerindian civilizations that lived in the region. Once the Spanish conquered the native people during the 16th century, they imposed their own forms of government that persisted until the early decades of the 19th century. Since Mexico gained its independence in 1821, the people have experienced many periods of unrest and turmoil, as various groups have attempted to create an effective government. With the election of Enrique Peña Nieto as president in 2012, many Mexicans hope that their government is headed in the right direction to meet the challenges of the 21st century. The history of Mexican government, and hopes for the future, are traced in Meeting Future Challenges: The Government of Mexico.

Mexican Facts and Figures

Ellyn Sanna (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422286944

Mexicans today are proud of their rich heritage and their beautiful land, but they also recognize that their nation has many problems, including widespread poverty, unemployment, illiteracy, and drug-related violence. Many of Mexico's ongoing problems - such as illegal immigration, environmental issues, and drug trafficking - also affect its northern neighbor, the United States. Mexican Facts and Figures is an overview that will tell you about Mexico's past and its present, while also providing statistical information about the country's 31 states and its federal district.

Mexico's Central States

Deirdre Day MacLeod (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422286937

The central states of Mexico are the geographic and economic heart of the nation. This region has been the site of many events that shaped Mexico's history, and includes the federal district that is home to the national government. The fertile farmland of central Mexico provides food. In Mexico's Central States, you will learn about the geography and climate, history, economy, culture, and the major communities of 11 Mexican states: Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico State, Mexico City (Federal District), Michoacn, Morelos, Puebla, Quertaro, and Tlaxcala.