U.S. History and Government: Readings and Documents
Use primary sources to extend the topics of U.S. History & Government
This collection of 122 primary source readings and documents, spanning from 1500 to the present, provides excellent preparation for Advanced Placement or end-of course United States history and government exams. 325 pages.
- a chronological representation of topics presented in U.S. History & Government
- excerpts include personal narratives, diary entries, songs, poems, writings about political and social rights, laws and codes, speeches and writings of United States Presidents, and important Supreme Court cases
- the readings include a colonial indenture agreement, Thoreau on civil disobedience, statements on women’s rights, the hardships of the Depression, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, the war on terrorism, and more
- excerpted speeches and writings of United States presidents and selections from important Supreme Court cases document the breadth of government involvement in domestic and world affairs
- unit introductions provide historical background and an overview of the unit content
- follow-up explanations connect content to larger historical contexts
- document introductions describe the themes, time period, and persons in the document
- review questions focus on spurring critical thinking and thorough discussion of key concepts
- units conclude with a Document-Based Question rooted in readings and an understanding of United States history and government
An Answer Key is available.
Student Edition1350001A collection of 122 original readings and visual documents that span the course of recorded American history up to the present. Learn More$14.95