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READING FOR UNDERSTANDING Themes of American History Themes are ideas and issues that arise and reappear through American history. S. history. American History focuses on nine of these themes. 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.

This will help you read the graph more efficiently. High School Graduates 1880–1920 \ Graduates (in thousands) Graphs show statistics in a visual form. Line graphs are particularly useful for showing changes over time. Bar graphs make it easy to compare numbers or sets of numbers. 350 Grid lines make the information on the graph easier to read. 300 250 200 150 100 50 0 1880 1890 1900 1910 1920 Dates A generalization you might make here is that the number of students enrolled in school increased markedly in the first 20 years of the 1900s.

How many students graduated from high school in 1905? A. exactly 100,000 C. about 150,000 B. about 125,000 D. exactly 175,000 Public Secondary School Enrollment 1880–1920 Thousands of Students 2500 Study the information in the graph and note any trends. Draw conclusions and make generalizations based on these trends. 2000 1500 1000 500 0 Read the questions carefully, and then study the graph again. 1880 1890 1900 1910 1920 Dates Source: Historical Statistics of the United States 2. Which one of the following sentences do you think best describes the trend shown in the bar graph?

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