Outline of America

Outline of the U.S. Economy (English – PDF 2.56 MB) (Korean – PDF 27.4 MB)

The U.S. economy of the 21st century little resembles that of the 18th century, but acceptance of change and embrace of competition remain unchanged.

Outline of the U.S. Geography (English – PDF 1.00 MB) (Korean – PDF 2.10 MB)

This book is about the geography of the United States. And although we look at the country’s physical geography, our central interest is not landforms, climate, soils, or vegetation but the human imprint on the landscape.

Outline of the U.S. Government (English – PDF 745 KB) (Korean – PDF 1.50 MB)

What makes U.S. government uniquely American…its Constitution, the separation of powers, the concept of checks and balances, the decentralized roles of state and local governments, and a citizenry with wide opportunity to be part of it all.

Outline of the U.S. History (English – PDF 4.26 MB) (Korean – PDF 3.20 MB)

A chronological look at how the United States took shape — from its origins as an obscure set of colonies on the Atlantic coast a little more than 200 years ago into what one political analyst today calls “the first universal nation.”

Outline of the U.S. Legal System (English – PDF 4.35 MB) (Korean – PDF 2.20 MB)

This outline covers the history and organization of the federal and state judicial systems; the criminal and civil court processes; the background, qualifications, and selection of federal judges; the role of other participants (lawyers, defendants, interest groups) in the judicial process.

Outline of the U.S. Literature (English – PDF 1.10 MB) (Korean – PDF 2.20 MB)

Follows the path taken by American literature as it has moved from the pre-colonial days of orally transmitted tales of Native American cultures, through the periods of realism, romanticism, and experimentation, to the prose and poetry of the past 50 years. (November 1998)

Rights of the People (English – PDF 767KB) (Korean Full Text)

“Rights of the People” is a history of American law and justice, written by Constitutional historian Melvin Urofsky. By focusing on the Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution, and the legal interpretations, many of them written.


U.S. History in Brief: English Learning Edition (English – PDF 4.24 MB) 

This is the first in a planned series of books to help readers improve their English skills. Each book will teach you something about the United States.

Democracy in Brief (English – PDF 1.10 MB) (Korean – PDF 4.10 MB)

Democracy is more than just a set of specific government institutions; it rests upon a well – understood group of values, attitudes, and practices.

Human Rights in Brief (English – PDF 1.10 MB) (Korean – PDF 1.00 MB)

In all civilized nations, attempts are made to define and buttress human rights. The core of the concept is the same everywhere: Human rights are the rights that one has simply because one is human.

USA Economy in Brief (English – PDF 2.70 MB) (Korean – PDF 1.10 MB)

This 2011 revised edition shows how competition shapes the U.S. economy and reflects the never-ending debate through history about the proper role of government in the economy.

USA Education In Brief (English – PDF 458.8 KB) (Korean – PDF 5.00 MB)

USA Education in Brief covers the development of the public school movement, beginning with “common school,” (the iconic little red schoolhouse) in the 18th century.

USA Elections in Brief (English – PDF 770.1 KB) (Korean – PDF 890 KB)

A background guide to the entire U.S. electoral system, from federal, state, local, and primary elections to related topics such as polling and the role of the parties and the media.

USA History in Brief (English – PDF 1.64 MB)

The first title in the new “In Brief” series, this publication summarizes in a few thousand words the history of how the United States was founded and the forces and events.

USA Literature in Brief (English – PDF 474 KB)

USA Literature in Brief pinpoints and describes the contributions to American literature of some of the best-recognized American poets, novelists, philosophers and dramatists from pre-Colonial days through the present.

USA Map with Facts in Brief (English – PDF 684 KB) 

This publication includes plenty of facts and statistics about the United States — its government, geography, environment, sports and entertainment, the economy and employment, education, transportation, and population.