United States History II
United States History II

United States History II

Lead Author(s): Sara Eskridge

Student Price: $56.00

United States History features an interactive timeline, live learning feedback, embedded video automatic grading, customizability, from Civil War-Present Day.

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Hi there! Welcome to Top Hat's interactive U.S. History text! We hope you have a great experience with this course and our text. To start, we would like to introduce you to some of our features so that you are comfortable with your new textbook.

Among the things you will frequently encounter in our texts are embedded questions. Depending on your professor, these may be graded for participation or correctness. There are six types of questions we have to offer, plus discussion style questions. Let's take a look at one of each:

1) Multiple Choice: Simply click on the correct answer and then click "Submit". If there is more than one correct answer, it will be specified in the question.

Multiple Choice Example

In what year did the Great Depression start?









2) Word Answer: Just type your answer into the textbox and click "Submit".

Word Answer Example

Who was the first President of the United States of America?

3) Numeric Answer: As the name suggests, these questions require an answer that is a number.

Numeric Answer Example

In what year did the Battle of Yorktown occur?

4) Matching Question: Click on an item in the left-hand column, and then click on its match in the right-hand column to align them.  The remaining options in the right-hand column will reshuffle. 

Matching Example

Match each political figure with their county of origin.


John F. Kennedy


United States


Adolf Hitler




King George II


Great Britain

5) Click on Target Question: These questions will be accompanied by an image. You must click on the correct part of the picture. Sometimes, multiple clicks will be allowed. Often you will find that the images in these questions will have "hotspots" or targets on them. Make sure when you submit your answer that your selection is over the hotspot so you get credit if your answer is correct.

Click on Target Example

Click on the state of California on this map.

6) Sorting Question: Drag the options into the proper order.

Sorting Question Example

Sort these events in chronological order.


World War I




World War II

Throughout the book, you will see this banner, which indicates sections within each chapter to help you out, or pique your interest. It is:

The Spotlight on Primary Sources sections highlight primary source documents and media for you to explore and deepen your understanding. Expect to find 1-2 per chapter.

Above is a picture of the Optional Feedback Survey at the end of each chapter. ​

We love to hear your feedback about the text! At the end of every chapter, there is a survey like the one pictured to the right that you can fill out to ask questions or report difficulties. Please don't hesitate to let us know. This survey is entirely optional and the responses are sent to Top Hat. 

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Good luck, and we hope you have a great year!