History is dramatic -- and the renowned, award-winning authors Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier demonstrate this in a compelling series aimed at young readers. Covering American history from the founding of Jamestown through present day, these volumes explore far beyond the dates and events of a historical chronicle to present a moving illumination of the ideas, opinions, attitudes and tribulations that led to the birth of this great nation. The Middle Road: American Politics discusses the politics in the United States from 1945 through 2000. The authors examine the effects of McCarthyism, the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., the Watergate scandal, and the presidencies of Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton. The text is enhanced with maps, photographs, political cartoons, and other historically significant images.