American Stories: A History of The United States, Combined by T. H. Breen, H. W. Brands, R. Hal Williams, Ariela J. Gross

By T. H. Breen, H. W. Brands, R. Hal Williams, Ariela J. Gross

Focuses readers at the tale of yankee history.

American tales complements the accessibility of usa historical past through targeting the main usually taught themes whereas protecting a robust narrative emphasis and chronological association. every one bankruptcy follows a constant constitution that maximizes comprehension. The textual content is going past the key occasions that experience formed the United States through the use of major incidents to mirror ancient dilemmas and the selections made by means of the yank humans and their leaders. The authors tension issues and concepts that proceed to impact americans, as they suspect the effect of switch on human lives provides a vital layer to realizing heritage.

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Rivers The major river system in the United States is that formed by the Mississippi and its two major tributaries, the Ohio and Missouri rivers. This giant network drains about 41 percent of the 48-state area, including all or part of 31 states (and two Canadian provinces). The combined ­Missouri-­Mississippi River is about 3,700 miles (5,970 kilometers) long, a distance 39 40 The United States of America surpassed only by the Nile and Amazon rivers. Barges can navi-­ gate the rivers upstream to ­ Minneapolis-­St.

Perhaps 3,000 to 4,000 years ago, the idea of farming, along with crops such as maize (corn), several types of beans, and squash (including the pumpkin), spread northward from Mexico. This allowed some peoples in the desert Southwest to settle in one place, near a stream or spring, and to grow crops using irrigation. They included the Pueblo people, who built massive 49 50 The United States of America During the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, Pueblo Indians lived in Mesa Verde, cliff dwellings that are located in southwestern Colorado.

Could it have been Vikings from Scandinavia, as some historical geographers believe? Perhaps an Irish The United States Through Time monk? Or possibly Portuguese or Spanish fishermen blown off course who sailed to the rich fishing grounds of Newfoundland’s Grand Banks? These are just some of the groups that may have reached American shores well before the first documented landings. What is known is that, in 1492, Christopher Columbus reached a land that he believed to be the ­ spice-­rich East Indies.

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