• 1900s
  • Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez (Pura Belpre

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    As of August 13, 2016, the United States has a total resident population of 324,227,000, making it the third most populous . Big Business and Radio (1915-1922) - Once the radio industry finally became profitable, major corporations -- including the American Telephone & Telegraph Company, General Electric, and Westinghouse -- moved into the field. Roosevelt developed a considerable reputation as a trustbuster, while Wilson's program, known as the New Freedom, called for reform of tariffs, business procedures, and banking.
  • 1900s
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Library And Museum (Presidential

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    Foreign visitors to the United States numbered 41,212,213 in 2003, down from 51 million in 2000. By the early years of the 20th century, the legislatures of as many as 29 states had provided for popular election of senators by referendums. [22] Popular election to the Senate was standardized nationally in 1913 by the ratification of the Seventeenth Amendment. Formerly, committee chairs were determined purely by seniority; as a result, several elderly senators continued to serve as chair despite severe physical infirmity or even senility. [45] Committee chairs are elected, but, in practice, seniority is rarely bypassed.
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  • A Kids Guide to American Inventors

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    S. credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, AmEx, and Discover. Stanley Lieberson reminds us of the “devilish principles” of census enumeration of race and ethnicity, especially the inherent disconnect between fluid and changing social reality and any fixed classification scheme. S. foreign policy that seeks to do good across the globe. Katrina's storm surge topped and breached levees in the New Orleans metropolitan area, resulting in the inundation of much of the city and its eastern suburbs.
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  • History of the 1950s (20th Century USA)

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    Among the different sectors of the economy, government employees at the local, state, and national level had the highest union rates (on average 37 percent). The Senate majority leader is often a powerful figure in government, especially if the president is of the other party. The most common careers of hard-to-get H-1B visa holders are nurses, math teachers, and computer science professionals. But Republican William McKinley, with a huge campaign chest and business support, won the election.
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  • John Steinbeck: The Voice of the Land

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    As a result, they were forced to work as laborers. Science has vastly expanded the number of metals available for industrial purposes, notably such light metals as aluminum, magnesium, and titanium. New York, NY:Permanent Mission of the United States to the United Nations,17 July. (Q1597) Full Citation USA.1968.‘Purpose.’ Gun Control Act of 1968, Public Law 90-618, Title 18, United States Code - Firearms.
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  • Fabulous Fashions of the 1920s (Fabulous Fashions of the

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    That number increased to 13 percent during the 1997-1998 school year. The adult literacy rate has been estimated at about 97%. Some restaurants, especially in larger cities, implement a BYOB (Bring Your Own Booze) policy, in other words, you are invited to bring your own alcoholic beverages. American architects and builders took their inspiration where ever they found it. This development concentrated constructive attention on America highlighting its contribution to peace and emphasizing its global relevance.
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  • John F. Kennedy Library and Museum (Presidential Libraries)

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    For example, even if a poor household has an adequate or good overall food supply when measured over a moderate period, it still might need to cut back meals or go without if food stamps run out at the end of the month. Of these, 219 are living and 11 are extinct. Life expectancy at birth ranged from the late twenties to almost forty. When viewing the population trends for the entire region, the local factors controlling these trends must be considered individually.
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  • Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down (Jane

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    The rationale for such separation is that advertising workers represent a specific newspaper, magazine, or broadcast station, while PR and marketing representatives work for individual businesses. In these cases, groups have more opportunity to negotiate with the state over the form that ethnoracial classification will take. A number of secular national holidays are celebrated but are regarded less as celebrations of patriotism than as family holidays.
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  • My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing Up with the

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    America at War since 1945: Politics and Diplomacy in Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf War. President Herbert Hoover lost his re-election bid in 1932 as a result of his ineffective response to the Depression. In 1999, mining employed about 535,000 people. The illustrated New England Primer appeared around or before 1690, offering religious instruction and the way to virtue in rhyming verse with couplets and epigrams, along the lines of "Time cuts down all, Both great and small."
  • 1900s
  • D-Day (Turning Points in US Military History)

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    It was fast and stupendous in scope: in 1840, there were 3000 miles of track in the country; twenty years later, there were more than 30,000. For example, a poll conducted in June 2009 asked a nationally representative sample of the public whether they agreed or disagreed with the following statement: “A family in the U. In general, vital records weren't kept in the United States until the early 1900s. Several organizations also host images of the microfilmed census online, and digital indices.