All the People; Since 1945 A History of US Book 10

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  • Copyright: 2007-02-10
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People call it "post-war," but All the People covers a period in U.S. history that features battles of another kind-from Cold War combat overseas to struggles for equality at home to learning to live with the threat of terrorism on U.S. soil. During these years, the United States began to be anation for all its people, outlawing school segregation, protesting war in Vietnam, and campaigning for equal rights for women. From Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall to seamstress Rosa Parks, extraordinary individuals led us back to the ideals espoused by the Declaration of Independence, theConstitution, and the Bill of Rights. But mostly-as it always has been in the United States-it was ordinary citizens who marched and voted and hoped and dreamed and made things happen. All the People includes the events of September 11, 2001, and a discussion of how many aspects of the terroristattacks have brought to the forefront the qualities that keep America strong: representative democracy, freedom of speech and press, and, especially in the face of religious totalitarianism, the basic freedom of religious tolerance.

Table of Contents

Preface: About Democracy and Strugglesp. 9
Feature: Building Americap. 10
The Making of a Presidentp. 13
A Major Leaguerp. 18
A (Very Short) History of Russiap. 23
A Curtain of Ironp. 27
The Marshall Planp. 30
Feature: Israel and An American Peacemakerp. 34
A "Lost" Electionp. 36
Spiesp. 40
Tail Gunner Joep. 44
Liking Ikep. 49
Houses, Kids, Cars, and Fast Foodp. 54
French Indochinap. 60
Separate but Unequalp. 64
Feature: Jim Crow in the Far Northp. 66
Linda Brown-and Othersp. 68
Feature: Getting Integratedp. 73
MLKs, Senior and Juniorp. 74
Rosa Parks Was Tiredp. 78
Three Boys and Six Girlsp. 83
Passing the Torchp. 88
Feature: A Solitary Childp. 90
Being President Isn't Easyp. 93
Some Brave Children Meet a Roaring Bullp. 97
Standing With Lincolnp. 101
The President's Numberp. 105
LBJp. 109
The Biggest Vote in Historyp. 112
Salt and Pepper the Kidsp. 116
A King Gets a Prize and Goes to Jailp. 120
From Selma to Montgomeryp. 124
War in Southeast Asiap. 128
Feature: An Unwilling Guest at the Hanoi Hiltonp. 131
Lyndon in Troublep. 133
Feature: A Farming Village in Vietnamp. 136
Friedan, Schlafly, and Friendsp. 137
As Important As the Cotton Ginp. 144
Picking and Picketingp. 147
"These Are the Times That Try Men's Souls"p. 153
Feature: Civil Rights for Native Americansp. 156
Up to the Mountainp. 157
A New Kind of Powerp. 161
The Counterculture Rocksp. 165
Nixon: Vietnam, China, and Watergatep. 170
Feature: Mercury, Gemini, and Apollop. 176
A Congressman and a Peanut Farmerp. 179
Taking a Leading Rolep. 182
Living on the Edgep. 191
The End of the Cold Warp. 194
A Quilt, Not a Blanketp. 198
Feature: The New Technologyp. 201
Is It Me or We?p. 203
Feature: Picturing Ourselvesp. 206
The Land That Never Has Been Yetp. 208
A Boy from Hopep. 211
Politics and Valuesp. 214
Feature: Covering Up...or Just Plain Lyingp. 217
Electing the 21st Century's First Presidentp. 218
Of Colleges and Courtsp. 221
Big Ideasp. 226
Feature: Watch That Briefcase!p. 229
Catastrophe, War, and a New Centuryp. 230
New York and the American Wayp. 236
War in Iraqp. 238
The Best in US (and Some Civics)p. 244
Religious Freedom: It's Freedom to Think for Yourselfp. 249
Chronology of Eventsp. 254
More Books to Readp. 255
Picture Creditsp. 256
Indexp. 257
A Note from the Authorp. 261
Atlasp. 263
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