Death at Kent State: How a Photograph Brought the Vietnam

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A compromise engineered in Congress by Senator Henry Clay in 1850 provided for California's admission as a free state in return for various concessions to the South. Wildflowers include forget-me-not, fringed and closed gentians, jack-in-the-pulpit, black-eyed Susan, columbine, and common dandelion, along with numerous varieties of aster, orchid, lady's slipper, and wild rose. After this, many Southern states quit the Union. In the election of 1900, William Jennings Bryan again challenged McKinley, this time on an unsuccessful anti-imperialist platform.

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The Dust Bowl: An Interactive History Adventure (You Choose:

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Gas station pumps, selected public transportation vending machines, and some other types of automated vending machines often have credit/debit card readers. Most US families own and use credit cards, and their frequency of use has grown significantly in the 1990s and 2000s with aggressive marketing by credit card companies which have made cards available to households that didn't qualify in the past. Between 1979 and 1998, manufacturing employment fell from 20.9 million to 18.7 million, or from 21.8% to 14.8% of national employment.

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Stories of the Civil Rights Movement

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Note:Minimum wage doesn't often include health insurance coverage. When compared with Europe's industrialized nations, American workers tend to be paid less and have to work longer hours. Old age and survivors' insurance, unemployment insurance, and other aspects of the Social Security program have been accepted areas of governmental responsibility for decades. During that long term many of the Colonies were practically self-governed. In some rural areas, alcohol is mostly served in restaurants rather than dedicated drinking establishments, but in urban settings you will find numerous bars and nightclubs where food is either nonexistent or rudimentary.

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Farewell to Jim Crow: The Rise and Fall of Segregation in

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In 2000, 76 percent of the American population lived in urban areas and 53 percent lived in or near the nation's 20 largest cities. But when Federal support ended after the war’s end, employers mobilized to crush the nascent unions. Riding clubs may or may not be organized around a specific brand of bikes and offer open membership to anyone interested in riding. A dispute arose over the southern boundary of Texas, and a Mexican attack on a US patrol in May 1846 gave President James K.

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Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of

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When slaves escaped from this system, Southern slave traders and slaveowners weren't always able to count on Northern law enforcement to assist them. These core questions — such as those about the religious character of the state and the role of Arab citizens — remain largely unresolved to this day. Although the Creel Committee relied more on voluntary compliance than on federal enforcement, the effort put forth by the government to bring media in line with the war effort led many editors to question the veracity of news told in support of a single point of view.

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Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Biography (Little House)

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The Populists wanted reforms such as an income tax and direct election of Senators. [116] The Populist Party died out after 1896. In the 109th Congress (2005–06), 14 women served in the US Senate, and 68 women held seats in the US House of Representatives (including delegates). The program for economic assistance known as Puerto Rican Emergency Relief Administration (PRERA) begins to be implemented. Department of State’s musical diplomacy programs.

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Modern Spies (Classified)

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The racial order settled on a few mutually exhaustive and exclusive categories—white, Negro, Indian, and several Asian nationalities. An alternative view, referred to as the new classical framework, holds that modern industrial economies are quite flexible. Archimedes aside, it began in earnest in the 16th century with the writings of Nicolaus Copernicus, Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler, Francis Bacon, Galileo Galileii. District of Columbia, Glenwood Cemetery Records, 1854-2013 — Browsable Images — Images of the Glenwood Cemetery records, a historic cemetery located on Lincoln Road NE in Washington, D.

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I am Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ordinary People Change the

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In my methodology, I estimate the graduation rate by dividing the number of public high school diplomas awarded in 1998, which is available from the National Center for Education Statistics, by an estimate of the number of students who would have received diplomas that year if graduation rates were 100 percent. The level of educational achievement is high. We have shown the many proximate causes of that variability, but underlying all of it was one fact—the extraordinary transformation of the American state and its population over this period.

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The Civil Rights Movement (20th Century Perspectives)

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In addition, separate eating places in separate rooms as well as separate eating and drinking utensils were to be provided for members of the white and Negro races. The city of New Orleans, Louisiana, was evacuated, but some 150,000 people were unable to leave before the storm hit. The question of what is a race became even more confused in the case of South Asians, identified as “Hindus” or “Hindoos” (although the majority were, in fact, Sikhs). [99] After a first mention in 1880, they next appeared in 1910, when tables in the Population report identified Hindus, Koreans, Filipinos and a grand total of eight Maoris along with the Chinese and Japanese on the population schedule. [100] We have found no official explanation for the religious term Hindu as the racial classification for a linguistically and religiously diverse group of immigrants. [101] The Census Bureau did, however, spell out the politically expedient and decidedly non-scientific reason for enumerating Hindus as a type of Asian: Pure-blood Hindus belong ethnically to the Caucasian or white race and in several instances have been officially declared to be white by the United States courts in naturalization proceedings.

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The Great Depression (Lives in Crisis)

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The United States Stove Company was formed in 1869 as a result of two companies joining together to manufacture cast iron ranges and heaters to meet the needs of the American people. Wilson also believed that the war was in its final stages and that America’s participation would lead to a swifter end (op. cit.). What is now the United States was initially populated by indigenous peoples who migrated from northeast Asia. However, beginning in 1998 the major stock markets underwent a series of corrections that lowered their overall value and contributed to an eventual economic slowdown.

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