Making America: A History of the United States, Volume 2: From 1865, Brief

Making America: A History of the United States, Volume 2: From 1865, Brief

Christopher Miller, Carol Berkin, Robert Cherny, James Gormly, Douglas Egerton

Language: English

Pages: 491

ISBN: 0618471413

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

MAKING AMERICA: A HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, BRIEF FIFTH EDITION, presents history as a dynamic process shaped by human expectations, difficult choices, and often the surprising consequences. With this focus on history as a process, MAKING AMERICA encourages students to think historically and to develop into citizens who value the past. The clear chronology, straightforward narrative, and strong thematic structure emphasize communication over intimidation, and appeal to students of varied learning levels. The Brief Fifth Edition retains a hallmark feature of the MAKING AMERICA program: pedagogical tools that allow students to master complex material and enable them to develop analytical skills. Every chapter has chapter outlines, chronologies, focus questions, and in-text glossaries to provide guidance throughout the text. A new feature called Investigating America gets to the heart of learning history: reading and analyzing primary sources. The text's new open, inviting design allows students to access and use pedagogy to improve learning.

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1867, the House Judiciary Committee considered charges against Johnson but found no convincing evidence of misconduct. Johnson, however, directly challenged Congress over the Tenure of Office Act by removing Edwin Stanton as secretary of war. This gave Johnson’s opponents something resembling a violation of law by the president. Still, an effort to secure impeachment through the House Judiciary Committee failed. The Joint Committee on Reconstruction, led by Thaddeus Stevens, then took over and

Chapter 17 Becoming an Urban Industrial Society, 1880–1890 In 1882 doctors diagnosed the president as suffering from Bright’s disease, a kidney condition that produced fatigue, depression, and eventually death. Arthur kept the news secret from all but his family and closest friends. Overcoming both political liabilities and his own physical limitations, Arthur proved a competent president. The Republicans had slim majorities in Congress after the 1880 election, but the Democrats recovered

to change as some women chose professional careers and took active roles in reform. In the new urban setting, gay men and lesbians developed distinctive urban subcultures. The closely balanced strengths of the two parties contributed to a long-term political stalemate. Presidents James A. Garfield and Chester A. Arthur faced stormy conflict between factions in their own Republican 427 Party. But Congress passed and Arthur signed the Pendleton Act of 1883, establishing the merit system in the

The Texas Alliance also experimented with cooperative cotton selling, and some Midwestern Local Alliances built cooperative grain elevators. Local Alliance meetings featured social and educational activities. The Alliances defined themselves as nonpartisan and expected their members to work for Alliance aims within the major parties. In the winter of 1889–1890, however, widespread support materialized for independent political action in the Midwest. By then, corn prices had fallen so low that some

Instead, business leaders argued that the Sherman Silver Purchase Act of 1890 had caused the gold drain that set off the depression, but many western and southern Democrats supported it as better than no silver coinage at all. Convinced that silver coinage had contributed to the economic collapse, Cleveland urged Congress to repeal the Silver Purchase Act. In Congress, most Republicans voted for repeal, but more The Failure of the Divided Democrats Political Realignment: The Presidential

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