Don't Know Much About History: Everything You Need to Know About American History but Never Learned (Anniversary Edition)

20 Nov

Don't Know Much About History: Everything You Need to Know About American History but Never Learned (Anniversary Edition)

Don't Know Much About History: Everything You Need to Know About American History but Never Learned (Anniversary Edition)

Kenneth C. Davis

Language: English

Pages: 467

ISBN: 0060083824

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


More than 1.6 million copies sold!

Who really discovered America? What was "the shot heard 'round the world"?

9/11: What really happened? How did America elect its first black president?

From the arrival of Columbus through the historic election of Barack Obama and beyond, Davis carries readers on a rollicking ride through more than five hundred years of American history. In this newly revised, expanded, and updated edition of the classic anti-textbook, he debunks, recounts, and serves up the real story behind the myths and fallacies of American history.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

opens fire and the patrol boats respond with torpedoes, which miss. The destroyer calls for air support from the nearby carrier Ticonderoga, and three United States fighter planes attack the boats. The Maddox sinks one patrol boat, cripples the other two, and withdraws. Two days later, the Maddox and a second destroyer, the Turner Joy, are ordered back to Tonkin to “reassert freedom of international waters.” August 4 President Johnson reports to congressional leaders that a second attack has

Humphrey as his running mate. Pledging before the election to “seek no wider war,” Johnson defeats Republican candidate Barry Goldwater in a landslide, with a plurality of 15.5 million votes. September UN Secretary General U Thant proposes mediating talks with North Vietnam to avert a war. Withholding some information from Johnson, American officials reject these negotiations. October 30 In a Vietcong attack on the U.S. airbase at Bien Hoa, six B-57 bombers are destroyed and five Americans

psychological value, striking fear in the targeted cities. Among the chief fears is the possibility that Saddam will arm these missiles with either chemical or biological weapons as he has done in suppressing a rebellion by the ethnic minority Kurds in Iraq. The attacks on Israel are designed to draw the Israelis into the war. However, Israel does not enter the war, thus making it much easier to keep the coalition together. February 24 At about 4 A.M., coalition forces launch a major

decision, 426 syphilis, xxiii, 7–8 Taft, Robert A., 361 Taft, William Howard, 295, 303–4, 662 Taino Indians, 15–16 Taliban, 596–98, 600–602 Tammany Hall, 88, 141, 268, 273–75 Taney, Roger, 211–13, 218 Tanzania, U.S. embassy attacks, 592 Tarbell, Ida M., 299 taxes, 136–37, 140, 148, 194, 514–17, 533, 543–45, 547, 559, 621, 626, 627; Articles of Confederation and, 100, 109; income, 226, 279, 304, 642; poll, 284, 614–15, 648–49; representation and, 52, 64–65, 69, 83, 111 Taylor,

seats). How the electors were chosen was a decision left to the separate states. The electors would then meet in their states and vote for two persons for president. The winner was the man with a majority. The Framers figured nobody—besides George Washington, that is—could win a clear majority, in which case the election would be decided in the House of Representatives, where each state got one vote. Political parties were not only absent at this time, but were considered contemptible. Ideally

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