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American Presidents in World History by

From the moment George Washington assumed the presidency, the world watched, and in the aftermath of the Cold War, the U.S. president has been considered the most powerful leader on Earth. This innovative new series looks at the American presidents from a global perspective. Written at the 6th- through 8th-grade reading level, entries feature biographical information and a narrative explanation of the major world events with which American presidents have grappled. Now more than ever, the nations of the world are part of one community. Modern transportation, communication, and economic interdependence mean that every country is connected to the others. George W. Bush's War on Terrorism is a global effort, and America's dealings with the Middle East are felt throughout the world. The president of the United States has never simply been a national figure. Lincoln's decision to suppress the South in 1861 not only affected the economic markets of Europe, but also ultimately changed the way the world thought of about slavery and democracy. Would Hitler have won without FDR leading America into war? What if Truman hadn't dropped the bomb? From the moment George Washington assumed the presidency, the world watched, and in the aftermath of the Cold War, the U.S. president has been considered the most powerful leader on Earth. This innovative new set looks at the American presidents from a global perspective. Arranged chronologically from Washington to G. W. Bush, entries feature biographical information and a narrative explanation of major world events that American presidents have grappled with. Included are: * Details of the event * The president's views of the event * Policies and responses to the event * The results of the event * Interpretations of U.S. involvement. Volume 1: George Washington to Martin Van Buren Volume 2: William Henry Harrison to Abraham Lincoln Volume 3: Andrew Johnson to William H. Taft Volume 4: Woodrow Wilson to John F. Kennedy Volume 5: Lyndon B. Johnson to George W. Bush Set Features: * 720 pages in 5 volumes * 7 x 10 * 2-color interior * 250 Photographs * Sidebars and Fact boxes * Glossary * Pronunciation key * Source list (books, Web sites, etc.) * Primary source references * Index Curriculum Themes: * Biographies of U.S. Presidents * Significant contributions to United States history * Influence on world events during their presidency * Impact on global conflicts Reading Level: 6th-8th Grade

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[F]ew resources bring together discussion of policy issues along with biography. The editors of this comprehensive reference series have correctly identified a need for books that deal with presidents and their policies for students in middle school....this series is strongly recommended for middle and high school libraries. -VOYA

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Hardback
144 pages

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Publisher

Greenwood Press an imprint of ABC-CLIO

Publication date

5th December 2003

ISBN

9780313325649


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