What Every American Should Know about American History: 200 Events That Shaped the Nation by Alan Axelrod- The acquittal of John Peter Zenger in 1735, a landmark for freedom of the press- The invention of the reaper and the steel plow in 1834, making the settlement of the western prairies possible- The publication of Uncle Toms Cabin in 1852, sparking popular support for abolition- The impeachment of President Clinton in 1998--only the second impeachment of a president in American history
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The What Every American Should Know Library Series aims to bring this national conversation to a local level to spark creative conversations about local and national identity, expand and diversify the concept of what it means to be a member of the community and to be an American, and to collect these ideas in an aggregated list of What Every American Should Know. In , E. Hirsch published Cultural Literacy , which claimed that there is a foundation of common knowledge every American should know — and included a list of 5, cultural and historical terms. Some celebrated what he chose to include, and some attacked him for what he did not. Hirsch landed in the middle of the culture wars, and debate over his list initiated a powerful conversation about American culture and identity. A generation has passed since then. In that time, we have experienced enormous cultural fragmentation across our country.
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But just how well does the average person remember the important facts—the laws, treaties, people, and events that should be familiar to everyone? What follows is not a test; nor are these items necessarily the most important things to know about American history. But these are all things an American-educated person might reasonably be expected to be familiar with. Most of them can be found in my college textbook The American Nation or in any similar work. A good secondary school teacher might mention any of them in the course of a lecture or class discussion.