Trying to wrap their heads around centuries of American history can make most kids feel dizzy. They've got to know about the land (828,000 acres from the Louisiana Purchase alone), the people (from the earliest Native Americans to the immigrants of the last few centuries), and the high stakes (from a risky revolution to an international space race). How can all these dates and details make more sense? Infographics! The charts, maps, and illustrations in this book tell a visual story to help young readers better understand the key concepts behind America's history. The visually enhanced text explores mind-boggling questions such as these: What can we learn about America's earliest peoples based on what they left behind? Why did immigrants come to the United States in the first place? How did American inventions change the world? The answers will help them see straight to the heart of America and its amazing history, from prehistoric times to the present!