Sakurai, Gail January, Brendan Brimner, Larry Dane Collins, Mary Nelson, Sharlene Landau, Elaine McGowen, Tom De Capua, Sarah Stein, R. Conrad Santella, Andrew Evans, Clark J McNeese, Tim Webster, Christine Whitcraft, Melissa Wachtel, Roger Graves, Renee Riley, Gail Blasser Good, Diane L Petersen, Christine Elish, Dan Kimmel, Heidi Jango-Cohen, Judith Hudson, Wade Kent, Deborah
Recounts events of September 11, 2001, when terrorists flew into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, discusses what is known of the terrorists, and relates how America has responded to the tragedy.
Presents background information on the Cold War and the Vietnam war as context for events surrounding the Democratic Party Convention of 1968 in Chicago, Illinois, focusing on the street confrontations between police and activists during the convention.
Discusses historical events surrounding the Battle of the Alamo, including the roles played by Mexican General Santa Anna and Americans Stephen Austin, Jim Bowie, Davy Crockett, Sam Houston, and others.
Discusses the 1860s construction of the Central Pacific Railroad, or Transcontinental Railroad, and the financial backers and workers involved in this project that reduced coast-to-coast travel from over one hundred days to six.
Recounts events surrounding the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger in 1986, the first shuttle to carry a civilian passenger, and discusses the impact of this disaster on the United States space program.
Discusses the history of New Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts, the relationship between the colonists and the native Wampanoag people, and the harvest festival which would later become Thanksgiving Day.
Discusses the early nineteenth-century journey of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark through the Louisiana Purchase and beyond, for the purpose of exploring the land and establishing friendly relations with native peoples.
Discusses the history and meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance, which was first published in The Youth's Companion in 1892 as part of a campaign to promote patriotism led by James B. Upham and Francis Bellamy.
Discusses the race between the United States and the Soviet Union to be the first nation to send a man into space and to land on the moon, including a glimpse of historical, technological, and human factors involved.
A description of the history and characteristics of the national monument known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, which was established after World War I to honor an unidentified soldier from each war.
Explains the history of segregation in the United States and cases that tested the law allowing "separate but equal" treatment, including the five cases that came together as Brown v. Board of Education.
Discusses events leading up to the 1986 Iran-Contra scandal, wherein the Reagan administration sold guns to Iran in exchange for hostages and assisted rebels trying to overthrow the government of Nicaragua.
Detail the events of the scandal called Watergate, including the major players, how the facts were uncovered, and the way in which the events ultimately reaffirmed basic principles of the Constitution.