Handbook to Life in America

Handbook to Life in America

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Changing International affairs and the forces of technological innovation shaped the lives of Americans in the last decades of the 20th century. While the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union gave rise to hopes of peaceful international relations, the Gulf War and the attacks of September 11, 2001 on the World Trade Center in New York shattered these aspirations. In the social sphere, cell phones, CDs, and the Internet completely transformed the ways by which people communicated and conveyed information. The election of an African-American man to the presidency marked the successful continuation of the struggle for equal civil rights, bolstering America's reputation as a radically changing place in this contemporary period.... wanted to impress girls. In 1955 Ford tried to match Chevy by putting a V8 in its Thunderbird, though it reached only 120 horsepower. ... In 1965 the Ford Mustang rated 225 horsepower and in 1967 320 horsepower. Eager to compete withanbsp;...

Title:Handbook to Life in America
Author:Rodney P. Carlisle
Publisher:Infobase Publishing - 2009


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