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The growth of a superpower : America from 1945 to today

Author: Jeffrey H Wallenfeldt
Publisher: New York : Britannica Educational Pub. in association with Rosen Educational Services, 2013.
Series: Documenting America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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With seminal documents of the each era complementing relevant text, this volume examines the trajectory of American history between the administrations of Harry Truman and Barack Obama and the factors that have shaped and sustained its development. --from publisher description.
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Genre/Form: History
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey H Wallenfeldt
ISBN: 9781615306992 1615306994
OCLC Number: 779472248
Description: xvi, 186 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: "The buck stops here!": The Harry Truman administration --
Liking Ike: the Dwight Eisenhower administration --
From Camelot all the way with LBJ: the John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson administrations --
"Nixon's the one": the Richard M. Nixon administration --
The national nightmare ends, the national malaise begins: the Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter administrations --
Morning in America: the Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations --
"It's the economy, stupid": the Bill Clinton administration --
America after 9-11: the George W. Bush administration --
"Yes we can": the Barack Obama administration --
Appendices (documents). The Truman Doctrine (1947) / Harry S. Truman --
The Marshall Plan (1947) / George C. Marshall --
Communists in the State Department (1950) / Joseph R. McCarthy --
The crisis in the Middle East (1957) / Dwight D. Eisenhower --
Farewell address (1961) / Dwight D. Eisenhower --
Inaugural address (1961) / John F. Kennedy --
Soviet missiles in Cuba (1962) / John F. Kennedy --
The great society (1964) / Lyndon B. Johnson --
Withdrawal speech (1968) / Lyndon B. Johnson --
The Moscow summit (1972) / Richard M. Nixon --
Resignation from the presidency (1974): Television address announcing the intention to resign ; Farewell to the White House staff / Richard M. Nixon --
A national malaise (1979) / Jimmy Carter --
A tax system that is unwise, unwanted, and unfair (1985) / Ronald Reagan --
Remarks at the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin (1987) / Ronald Reagan --
Operation Desert Storm (1991) / George Bush --
Attempts at health care reform (1993) / Hillary Clinton --
Contract with America (1994) --
The Starr report (1998): Introduction ; Factual background ; The investigation ; The significance of the evidence of wrongdoing / Kenneth W. Starr --
Declaration of war on terrorism (2001) / George W. Bush --
War in Iraq (2005) / John P. Murtha --
Inaugural address (2009) / Barack Obama.
Series Title: Documenting America.
Responsibility: edited by Jeff Wallenfeldt.

Abstract:

With seminal documents of the each era complementing relevant text, this volume examines the trajectory of American history between the administrations of Harry Truman and Barack Obama and the factors that have shaped and sustained its development. --from publisher description.

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