Aspects of Britain and the USA

Aspects of Britain and the USA

Format: Paperback

A panoramic view of the people, geography, history and institutions of Britain and the USA.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-454245-6
  • Pages: 96
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 265x190 mm

Key features

  • Allows students to find similarities and differences between the two nations, and to compare them with their own countries.
  • Provides a wide variety of short texts under the general headings of People, Geography, History and Institutions.
  • Contains integrated exercise material to aid comprehension of the texts and provide a basis for oral and written summary.
  • Includes maps, charts, graphs, and both black and white and colour photographs.

Contents

The British People

Facts and figures about the British; leisure and sport in Britain; young people in Britain

The Geography of Britain

Physical geography; human geography; weather and climate; energy and natural resources; transport and communications; national production

British History

Pre-Norman Britain; Medieval England; Tudor England; the conflict between King and Parliament; the 18th Century; Victorian Britain; Britain's decline as a world power; Post-war reconstruction; the 60s and 70s; Britain and Ireland; the Thatcher revolution

British Institutions

The Constitution; the Monarchy; the Legislature; the Executive; elections and political parties; the judiciary; trade unions; the media; education; religion; financial institutions

The American People

Facts and figures about the Americans; leisure and sport in the USA; young people in the USA; the richest nation on earth

American Geography

Physical geography; human geography; weather and climate; natural resources; transport and communications; national production

American History

Pre-colonial America; Colonial America; American independence; 19th-century expansion; The War of Secession (1861-1865); industrialization and immigration; America and two World Wars; Post-war America; the Cold War; civil rights; Vietnam and Watergate; right-wing reconstruction; the end of the Cold War

American Institutions

The Constitution; the Presidency; Congress; elections and political parties; the federal judiciary; state government; the media; education; higher education; churches; trade unions; the Federal Reserve System; Wall Street

Commercial, Economic and Political Institutions

The English Language