You Are the President II: 1800-1899
You Are the President II: 1800-1899

Series: Great Decisions   

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Annotation: Readers make decisions for eight critical events which took place in the nineteenth-century, and learn about the actual decisions made and the long- and short-term consequences of those decisions.
Catalog Number: #3202484
Format: Library Binding
No other formats available
Publisher: Oliver Press
Copyright Date: 1994
Edition Date: c1994
Pages: 160 p.
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-88150-815-3
ISBN 13: 978-1-88150-815-1
Dewey: 973.5
LCCN: 93046308
Dimensions: 24 cm.
Language: English
Horn Book
Eight important decisions facing nineteenth-century presidents are each introduced with background notes and the pros and cons of four possible options. The actual choice made by the president is revealed, along with the result and some hindsight on the wisdom of each decision. The engaging format, though illustrated with poorly reproduced black-and-white archival photographs and drawings, lends itself to classroom discussion. Bib., ind.
School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up-Aaseng offers students a series of opportunities to practice high-stakes decision-making in real-life matters. Listing the options available to the president in eight critical situations in the 19th century, he conveys the range of public and expert opinion during each period, outlines the decisions actually made, and lays out both the short-and long-term consequences. Purists may call for more detail, but the author makes the outlines of history clear and demonstrates sympathy for all of the interests involved, and not just those of the immediate victors who usually get to write the histories. The writing style is lively and engaging; a couple of well-placed maps and frequent black-and-white photographs add greatly to the text.-Jonathan Betz-Zall, Sno-Isle Regional Library System, Edmonds, WA
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Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 153-154) and index.
Word Count: 21,926
Reading Level: 9.4
Interest Level: 5-9
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 9.4 / points: 4.0 / quiz: 42539 / grade: Upper Grades

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