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  • Industrial Revolutionby Debra J. Housel

    Shell Education 2007; US$ 8.99

    The Industrial Revolution began in Great Britain during the 1700s and spread to America in the early 1800s as the colonies formed and grew. Industrialism provided the means for development and expansion in America as life transitioned from rural beginnings to large cities. Industry was a large factor for innovation and employment at the beginning of... more...

  • Expanding the Nationby Jill Mulhall

    Shell Education 2005; US$ 8.99

    The westward expansion of the United States included obtaining several areas of land, including the Louisiana Territory, Texas, the Gadsden Purchase, and Alaska. These acquisitions changed the course of America forever. more...

  • Lewis & Clarkby Jill Mulhall

    Shell Education 2005; US$ 8.99

    Lewis and Clark were commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson to find a water route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. The men were also asked to explore the newly purchased Louisiana Territory. They never found a water route, but they successfully documented information about the new lands. more...

  • The War of 1812by Jill Mulhall

    Shell Education 2005; US$ 8.99

    When President James Madison declared war on Great Britain for a second time, the War of 1812 began. Problems started when America sent ships out to sea to trade with other countries. The war eventually ended, and the Treaty of Ghent was signed. America earned the respect of the British as a free, independent nation. more...

  • James Madisonby Jill Mulhall

    Shell Education 2005; US$ 8.99

    James Madison made great contributions to the United States. During his presidency, he declared war on Great Britain. Not all of his decisions met public approval, but he was well respected throughout his lifetime and one of the most influential founding fathers. more...

  • Pioneer Trailsby Christi Parker

    Shell Education 2005; US$ 8.99

    Pioneers experienced hardships during their journey through the West, which led them on the Oregon Trail and the Santa Fe Trail. The moving and travels of these pioneers affected not only their lives, but also the American Indians, America’s animals, and the country. more...

  • Laura Ingalls Wilderby Christi Parker

    Shell Education 2005; US$ 8.99

    Laura Ingalls Wilder grew up as a pioneer girl and endured the difficult times in the West. Wilder made important contributions to the West. Other pioneer women contributed as well, including Narcissa Whitman, the first female pioneer. more...

  • Slavery in Americaby Marie Patterson

    Shell Education 2005; US$ 8.99

    Slavery was a complicated issue that divided the country to the point of war. Even after the war, slavery was not totally resolved. Freedom came because of the foresight of many people like Abraham Lincoln, the Quakers, and the abolitionists who believed that people were all created equal. more...

  • Harriet Tubmanby Marie Patterson

    Shell Education 2005; US$ 8.99

    Harriet Tubman was a slave who dreamed of freedom from a very young age. After her escape at 29, she did everything she could to help and rescue other slaves. In her later years, she built a home to take care of elderly African Americans with no place to live and encouraged women to stand together for their rights. more...

  • American Indians in the 1800sby Roben Alarcon

    Shell Education 2005; US$ 8.99

    Congress passed the Indian Removal Act in 1830 with the intent of moving five large tribes to Indian Territory. The tribes could either move to the reservations or assimilate. As settlers kept moving west, more and more tribes were encountered, and all ultimately found themselves going to reservations. This new way of life was a vast change for the... more...