Peyton Anderson

Peyton Anderson

Augustana University
U.S. History

U.S. History teacher | Verified Expert

I hold a degree in U.S. History from Augustana University, where I delved deep into the intricate tapestry of our nation's past. With a passion for unraveling historical narratives, I offer insights that illuminate the complexities of American history. From the Revolutionary War to modern-day politics, I bring clarity and depth to the classroom. Guiding students through critical analysis and engaging discussions, I empower them to comprehend the forces that have shaped our society. Together, we explore the triumphs, struggles, and enduring legacies that define the American experience. Join me on a journey through the pages of history.


  • Why is US participation in WWI considered a turning point?
  • Following Pearl Harbor, what did the the U.S. government do after it declared war on Japan and Germany?
  • What act of terrorism occurred on September 11, 2001?
  • What role did public spaces play in late nineteenth-century popular culture?
  • Why is President Kennedy's handling of the Cuban missile crisis considered one of his greatest accomplishments?
  • In the 1940's, Truman saw the Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan essential for what?
  • What was the basis of wealth in the Southern states?
  • Which colony did not allow slavery until 1751?
  • Who formed the Democratic-Republican Party?
  • How did the cotton gin change the textile industry?
  • What led to a rapid increase in the production of cotton in the South?
  • What land acquisition doubled the size of the United States in 1803?
  • What is the significance of Marbury v. Madison? McCulloch v. Maryland?
  • Under which president was the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 passed?
  • How did his pardon of Richard Nixon affect Gerald Ford's political standing?
  • Why did the U.S. government first oppose unions?
  • How did young American men protest the Vietnam War?
  • What factors prompted many African Americans to move to northern cities?
  • Why did thousands of fortune-seekers stream to California in 1849?
  • Approximately how many Americans died during the Vietnam War?