American History by Jesus Garcia, Donna M. Ogle, C. Frederick Risinger, Holt

By Jesus Garcia, Donna M. Ogle, C. Frederick Risinger, Holt Mcdougal

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Democratic Ideals Impact of the Individual Americans have built their society around the principles of democracy. In a democracy, power lies with the people, and every individual enjoys basic rights that cannot be taken away. Throughout the nation’s history, however, some Americans— mainly women and minorities—have had to struggle to gain their full rights. Still, the ideals of democracy remain the guiding principles of this land. The history of the United States is the story not only of governments and laws but of individuals.

The United States grows over 4 million tons of cotton annually.

So, too, would setting thermostats at a reasonable level to cut the use of heaters and air conditioners. Finally, replacing old appliances with newer, more efficient ones also would cut carbon dioxide emissions. PRACTICE A Country Dividing As the United States grew during the 1800s, Congress and the people argued about what form of government each new territory and state would have. The differences of opinion centered on one issue more than any other: slavery. Eventually, those sectional arguments led to the Civil War.

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