Buggies, Bicycles & Iron Horses: Transportation in the 1800s

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A number of countries around the world have tied their currency to the dollar on a onefor-one basis, including Argentina and the Bahamas. In the nineteenth century, Germans outnumbered all other immigrant groups except for all the people from the British Isles combined. Fewer men and women were attuned to national political issues which, increasingly, were defined by special-interest groups and lobbies. SOS Children has looked after children in Africa for forty years.

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Land of Many Hands: Women in the American West

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Chinese settlers remained on the West Coast, while Mexicans journeyed throughout the Southwest. Photographs of US soldiers engaged in acts of abuse—including physical, sexual, and psychological—against Iraqi prisoners being held at the Abu Ghraib military prison outside Baghdād were made public. The military operates 865 bases and facilities abroad, [346] and maintains deployments greater than 100 active duty personnel in 25 foreign countries. [347] The military budget of the United States in 2011 was more than $700 billion, 41% of global military spending and equal to the next 14 largest national military expenditures combined.

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From Slavery to Freedom with Harriet Tubman (My American

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Not all railroads were built with government assistance, however. S. and overseas often prey on people's desire to travel or work in the U. S. celebrates Labor Day in September (rather than on May 1 as in most countries, in commemoration of the Haymarket Affair of 1886). Almost since the founding of the republic, Americans and their legislators have weighed the benefits of welcoming new citizens from around the world against the benefits of restricting immigration, monitoring the activities of the foreign born in the United States, and narrowing the path to citizenship.

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The Drama of African-American History Set

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In November 2000, PPD candidate Anibal Acevedo-Vila was elected commissioner from Puerto Rico. Fifty years earlier, British yards had pioneered the use of iron in shipbuilding. Portfolio investment represented less than $150 million a year, or only 2.5% of the annual aggregate. Religion is very important in the United States. He never practiced in his life, and he could do anything better than any other football player I ever saw." It was also used by some troops during the American Civil War.

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Runaway Slaves (History Firsthand)

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The Saracens and their successors the Moors practiced husbandry as an art. The difficulty of the arid and climatically unpredictable Eurasian steppes, while greatly diminishing the utility of its 106 billion hectares of farmable land, actually brings a somewhat inadvertent benefit: The region's geographic difficulties force the consolidation of Russian military, economic and political power under a single government — to do otherwise would lead to state breakdown.

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Passing the Time: Entertainment in the 1800s (Daily Life in

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The 1996 Welfare Reform Law revised legal and illegal immigrants' access to different forms of public assistance, and raised the standards for US residents who sponsor immigrants. In fact, prostitutes won virtually all the freedoms that were denied to women but are now taken for granted. The forces of Germany, Italy, and Japan were now arrayed over a vast theater of war against those of the United States and the British Commonwealth; in Europe, Germany was locked in a bloody struggle with the Soviet Union.

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American Environmentalism (American Social Movements)

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In an age of fiercely competitive practices, businesses sought means of controlling markets in order to maximize profits. Most often recognized for his drawings of the iconic Gibson Girl, his body of work scrutinized the wider social conscience of the United States as suffrage, bitter politics, war, and economic battles were the hot issues of his era. The Marine Corps (173,350; 11,311 reservists) emphasized amphibious landings but trained for a wide-range of contingency employments.

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My Dear Mollie: Love Letters of a Texas Sheep Rancher

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Upon arriving they were disheartened to find a ton of Swedish Gustafsons waiting, all blonde, all fair. However, as of the summer of 2002, those short-term circulation gains seemed to be evaporating. Fertilisers based on guano were first used in 1835 and the first combine harvester was developed in the United States in 1836. Topography much like that of the Ridge and Valley is found in the Ouachita Mountains of western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma, an area generally thought to be a detached continuation of Appalachian geologic structure, the intervening section buried beneath the sediments of the lower Mississippi valley.

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The Borden Murders: Lizzie Borden and the Trial of the

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By now, the fur trade had all but declined, and in 1868 the once-mighty Hudson’s Bay Company agreed to surrender the lands under its control to MacDonald, and the new acquisition, which more than doubled Canada’s size, was christened the Canadian North-West Territory in 1870. In 1987, the downing of an aircraft carrying arms to Nicaragua led to the disclosure that a group of National Security Council members had secretly diverted $48 million that the federal government had received in payment from Iran for American arms to rebel forces in Nicaragua.

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The Jim Crow Laws and Racism in United States History

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But the ratio of illegitimate births was relatively low, albeit a constant topic of drama in poetry, painting and fiction - notable examples being the outcast single mothers depicted in paintings by Richard Redgrave and Fred Walker, and in fiction by George Eliot's Hetty Sorrel and Thomas Hardy's Fanny Robin. This lack of loyalty would undermine the system. The president must be "a natural born citizen" at least 35 years old, and must have been a resident of the United States for 14 years.

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