The Cartoon History of the United StatesBook - 1991
An animated tour of U.S. history, from the first English colony to the Gulf War, describes and explains the significance of such events as the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the labor and civil rights movements
What? You don't know what a Burgess is? -- You can't outline the Monroe Doctrine? -- Recall the 14th Amendment? -- Explain the difference between a sputnik and a beatnik?
Then you need The Cartoon History of the United Statesto fill those gaps. From the first English colonies to the Gulf War and the S&L debacle, Larry Gonick spells it all out from his unique cartoon perspective.