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Events that Changed the Course of History: The Story of Mississippi Becoming a State 200 Years Later
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Events that Changed the Course of History: The Story of Mississippi Becoming a State 200 Years Later

ISBN #: 9781620231449

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Two hundred years ago, on Dec. 10, 1817, Mississippi became the 20th state to join the Union. Follow Mississippi on its long path to statehood, from the habitation of the Chickasaw, Choctaw and other tribes dating all the way back to 10,000 B.C., to its first European settlement in 1699, to eventually becoming a U.S. territory after the Revolutionary War.

However, Mississippi only enjoyed its status as a state for about 43 years before its citizens voted to secede from the Union in early 1861, just a few short months before the beginning of the Civil War. In this book you will learn just why Mississippi seceded, how the state fared during the war, and how it dealt with reconstruction after the Confederacy was dissolved.

From the development of the Blues, to the Civil Rights Movement, to the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina, there have been a great number of changes, both good and bad, in Mississippi in the past century, and there are sure to be more to come. Take a closer look at the Magnolia State's history and learn how its past has shaped the culture and people of Mississippi today.

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Events that Changed the Course of History: The Story of the Attack on Pearl Harbor 75 Years Later
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Events that Changed the Course of History: The Story of the Attack on Pearl Harbor 75 Years Later

ISBN #: 9781620231425


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It's been 75 years, and yet December 7, 1941, is still a date that will go down in the memories of Americans as one of the most devastating parts of World War II. The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise strike against the United States by the Japanese. This event would lead the United States to declare war on Japan, Germany and Italy, joining World War II two years after it began.

Follow the path that led to this attack, in which more than 2,400 American soldiers and sailors died and another 1,000 were wounded. After decades of tension between the two countries, Japan decided to destroy the Pacific Fleet. The damage done to the naval base and those who had been stationed there was horrific, with four battleships being sunk with men on board. However, as devastating as the attack was, the fleet was not completely destroyed, and the strike only served to "waken a sleeping giant," as Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto put it.

This attack led to the immediate engagement of U.S. forces in World War II, the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and America's transition from an isolationist policy to one of global involvement. Take a closer look at this terrible day in history and the impact it would have on America, Japan, Germany and the outcome of World War II.


Events that Changed the Course of History: The Story of the Russian Revolution 100 Years Later
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Events that Changed the Course of History: The Story of the Russian Revolution 100 Years Later

ISBN #: 9781620231432


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One hundred years ago, on March 8, 1917, Russia underwent it's first of two revolutions, the February Revolution and followed by the Bolshevik Revolution. These revolutions would eventually set the stage for the formation of the Soviet Union. Learn more about the story of the Russian Revolution and its long-term effects on both the country itself and the world at large.

Follow the path of government corruption, economic deflation and food shortages that led the Russian people to rise up in the February Revolution. This uprising led to Czar Nicholas II abdicating the throne and ending centuries of imperial rule. A few months later, Bolsheviks led by Vladimir Lenin took power from the provisional government that had been set up after the February Revolution in what is referred to as the Bolshevik Revolution. These two revolutions are collectively known as the Russian Revolution.

Discover how, after the Bolsheviks took power, Russia broke out into civil war as the communist Bolsheviks and the anti-Bolshevik “White” Russians began to clash. This war led to the brutal murder of Czar Nicholas and his family, as well as the popular rumor that one of Nicholas’s daughters, Anastasia, had actually escaped execution. Take a closer look at this turbulent time in Russian history and its impact on world history.

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People that Changed the Course of History: The Story of John Quincy Adams 250 Years After His Birth
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People that Changed the Course of History: The Story of John Quincy Adams 250 Years After His Birth

ISBN #: 9781620231456


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This year marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of John Quincy Adams. He was born in Massachusetts on July 11, 1767. Following in the footsteps of his father, John Adams (the second President of the United States), John Quincy Adams became the sixth president in 1825. But even before his term as president, John Q. Adams was heavily involved in the early formation of our country.

Follow John Q. Adams' journey from getting his start in politics as Minister to the Netherlands, to eventually being appointed Secretary of State under President Monroe. During his time as Secretary of State, Adams worked to bring several territories in North America under the power of the United States and, along with the President, created the Monroe doctrine, which stated that the U.S. would see any further colonization by European as acts of aggression. The Monroe Doctrine was invoked several times throughout history, most recently against the Soviet Union during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

During his own presidency, Adams undertook a series of improvements to the country, such as an increased number of roads to connect the states. However, many of his proposals were knocked down by Andrew Jackson, who would defeat Adams in the next election, and his followers. Although his term as president may have been less successful then he hoped, Adams continued his career in politics until his death. Take a closer look at this statesman and his role in making the United States the country that it is today.

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Book Review "People That Changed the Course of History: The Story of John Quincy Adams 250 Years after His Birth"

"In this biography of the nation's sixth president, readers will view the developments of the American Revolution and the founding of the nation's democratic government through the point of view of John Quincy Adams as he grows up in the shadow of his father, John Adams, and becomes his own person. Young readers might particularly appreciate learning that, although he would later become president, John Quincy Adams was not immediately admitted to Harvard University, did not enjoy studying law, had doubts about his future, and was unsure about what he was going to do with his life. Humor and fast facts are included along with illustrations, which nicely break up the text. The light tone will make this a fast read for kids as they follow John Quincy Adams from childhood into adulthood, from the U.S. to Europe and back, from heartbreak to marriage and fatherhood, from the presidency to the house of representatives. This inviting introduction to a less-well-known president will be a good addition to middle-grade nonfiction or biography collections."

- Selenia Paz


People that Changed the Course of History: The Story of Andrew Jackson 250 Years After His Birth
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People that Changed the Course of History: The Story of Andrew Jackson 250 Years After His Birth

ISBN #: 9781620231463


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Have you ever wondered about the man behind the face on the $20 bill? Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, was born 250 years ago. During his two terms as president, Andrew Jackson enacted a number of changes to the U.S. government and created policies that are controversial to this day.

On March 15, 1767, in a backwoods settlement in the Carolinas, Andrew Jackson was born into poverty, but eventually rose to become a wealthy and successful lawyer and politician. He was a brawler and viewed himself as the direct representative of common man in politics. During the War of 1812, Jackson served as a major general and became a national war hero. This popularity eventually led to him defeating John Q. Adams in the presidential election of 1828.

During his two terms as president, Jackson enacted several controversial policies, including the closing of the Bank of the United States and the Indian Removal Act, which eventually led to the Trail of Tears. Whether you love him or hate him, Andrew Jackson was one of the most influential presidents of his day. Take a closer look at "Old Hickory" and his impact on American history.

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People that Changed the Course of History: The Story of Frank Lloyd Wright 150 Years After His Birth
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People that Changed the Course of History: The Story of Frank Lloyd Wright 150 Years After His Birth

ISBN #: 9781620231470


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Although you may not recognize the name of this famous American architect, you may be more familiar with some of his most popular buildings. From the Guggenheim Museum in New York City to Fallingwater in Pennsylvania, Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic designs have given him the distinction of being the first architect to develop a distinctly American style. Learn more about this critically acclaimed architect during the 150th anniversary of his birth.

Wright was born on June 8, 1867 in Richland Center, Wisconsin. During his childhood, Wright spent his summers in Wisconsin, and fell in love with the rolling landscape. This inspired him as an architect to incorporate a more organic feel into his buildings. While in college, Wright worked with an architect in order to pay his tuition. Upon discovering his own passion and talent for the subject, he dropped out of school and went to work for an architectural firm in Chicago. He eventually parted ways with the firm and began designing a series of public buildings and private residencies that earned him fame, including the 'earthquake proof' Imperial Hotel in Tokyo.

Due to the Great Depression, Lloyd stepped back from designing and began writing and teaching. It seemed that he had permanently retired from architecture when, in 1935, he returned to the scene. Before his death, he designed some of his most famous buildings including Fallingwater, regarded as one of the most beautiful homes ever built, and the Guggenheim Museum. Take a closer look at Frank Lloyd Wright and his creation of a wholly American style of architecture.

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People that Changed the Course of History: The Story of John F. Kennedy 100 Years After His Birth
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People that Changed the Course of History: The Story of John F. Kennedy 100 Years After His Birth

ISBN #: 9781620231487


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John F. Kennedy, the youngest man ever elected president, was born 100 years ago on May 29, 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts. However, only two years into his term, Kennedy was assassinated, giving him the unfortunate distinction of also being the youngest president to die. Learn more about President Kennedy's life and his short, but impactful, time in office.

Follow Kennedy on his path to the White House, from serving as a Democratic Congressman for the Boston area to narrowly defeating Richard Nixon in his bid to become the 35th president. During his time in office, JFK launched the Peace Corps and called for new civil rights legislation, which would eventually become the Civil Rights Act. He also faced a number of difficulties with foreign policy, due to the Cold War. The most notable of these challenges was the Cuban missile crisis.

After his assassination by Lee Harvey Oswald, and Oswald's subsequent murder, a number of theories evolved surrounding Kennedy's death. Although a presidential commission concluded that Oswald alone was to blame for Kennedy's death, his assassination remains an event of much curiosity, even today. To celebrate the anniversary of his birth, take a closer look at the life of one of the most beloved presidents in American history.

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