American Nation: Civil War to Present by Paul Boyer

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Puts you in the place of a historian looking at the past. In this feature, you will be asked to respond to three general statements about the chapter. Each statement is tied to one of the key themes of the program. You should respond based on your own knowledge and then record your responses in your journal. There are no right or wrong answers, just your informed opinion. Use these built-in tools to read for understanding. Eyewitnesses to History features an interesting episode from American history that shows you that history is not just a collection of facts but a blend of many individual stories and adventures.

In some cases, you may determine that more information is needed to solve the problem. ” 3. Decide what strategies you might use to solve the problem, how you might use them, and what form your solution will be in. For example, will you need to create a graph or chart? Will you need to solve an equation? Will your answer be in words or numbers? By knowing what type of solution you should reach, you may be able to eliminate some of the choices. 4. Apply your strategy to solve the problem and compare your answer to the choices.

Hiss denied the charges, but persistent questioning by HUAC member Richard M. Nixon, a young Republican member of Congress from California, revealed apparent inconsistencies in Hiss’s testimony. When Hiss sued Chambers for slander, Chambers produced microfilmed copies of documents he had kept hidden in a pumpkin at his home. These so-called pumpkin papers revealed evidence that indicated Hiss had lied to HUAC. In 1950 Hiss was convicted of perjury, or lying under oath, and sentenced to five years in prison.

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