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Bridging the present to the past.
For an undergraduate introductory level survey of United States history.
American Destiny’s pedagogical mission is to show students how history connects to the experiences and expectations that mark their lives. The authors pursue that mission through a variety of distinctive features, including "American Lives" essays and "Re-Viewing the Past" movie essays. This book is the abridged version of The American Nation, 14th edition.
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Improve Critical Thinking- American Lives Essay which compare Hollywood’s rendering of the past to what really happened. The selected movies range from those with obvious “historical” themes and Re-Viewing the Past Essay focus on the lives of Americans of such figures during their young adulthood.
Engage Students- Every chapter opens with a question that pertains to many readers
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Chapter 1 Alien Encounters: Europe in the Americas
Chapter 2 American Society in the Making
Chapter 3 America in the British Empire
Chapter 4 The American Revolution
Chapter 5 The Federalist Era: Nationalism Triumphant
Chapter 6 Jeffersonian Democracy
Chapter 7 National Growing Pains
Chapter 8 Toward A National Economy
Chapter 9 Jacksonian Democracy
Chapter 10 The Making of Middle-Class America
Chapter 11 Westward Expansion
Chapter 12 The Sections Go Their Own Ways
Chapter 13 The Coming of the Civil War
Chapter 14 The War to Save the Union
Chapter 15 Reconstruction and the South