Review Of Larry Schweikart's Seven Events That Made America

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Seven Events That Made America America: And Proved That the Founding Fathers Were Right All Along is written by Larry Schweikart. Schweikart is an American historian as well as a professor of history at the University of Dayton. As a child he grew up in Arizona where he would later attend Arizona state university. While there, Schweikart completed an M.A. and later earned his Ph.D. in history from University of California, Santa Barbara in 1984. Schweikart has written over twenty books in his career including popular titles such as, “A Patriot’s History of the United States” and “48 Liberal Lies About American History.” This book analyzes seeming insignificant events and looks at the short and long-term effects on the United States of America. In this book, seven events are looked through in detail and their effects on American Government are explained. These events are …show more content…

This caused panic about health and brought with it heavy dietary policies from the federal government. The fifth event is how rock and roll defeated communism. Not only is rock the embodiment of freedom, but it became a vessel for anti communist extremists to reach young people. The sixth event is how Ronald Reagan wrongfully pulled out of Lebanon. Schweikart explained how this move made America seem weak and put a target on our back for terrorist organizations. In the seventh and final event, Schweikart tells of biased news coverage towards the 2008 election. He claims that this unfair new coverage swayed the election to Barack Obama’s favor. The book itself is written very well. The events are in chronological order and all the chapters have a very nice flow. Even with the high caliber of information provided, Schweikart has a very large underlying bias that is subtly seen in all the chapters. Though despite this Schweikart deserves applause, the information is presented well and the bias can be overlooked when

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