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Ellis Island: Coming to the Land of Liberty

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Contemporaries were struck by the extraordinarily cheerful feelings that prevailed, the “holiday feeling” and sense that the strikes were a new sort of non-violent revolution that would overturn hierarchy and replace capitalist authoritarianism with true social democracy (Phillippe and Dubief, 1993: 307-8). Academic Year: Plans by several school districts to lengthen the academic year by four or five days have met with angry protests by students.

Law & Order: 20th Century Series

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Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region, 1878; to accompany report on the Lands of the Arid Region of the U. By contrast, after 1960, public sector workers won new opportunities to form unions. Activists hoped that politicizing strikes would favor the KOL because its large membership would tempt ambitious politicians while its members’ poverty drew public sympathy. In the United States, there were about 160,000 union members in 1880, including 120,000 belonging to craft unions, including carpenters, engineers, furniture makers, stone-cutters, iron puddlers and rollers, printers, and several railroad crafts.

What Was the San Francisco Earthquake?

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S. homicide rates: an econometric forecasting approach. The Masonic Temple in Philadelphia recognizes the Tavern as the birthplace of the Masonic teachings in this country; there are estimated to be over 2.3 million Masons in the United States today. It outlaws marriages between white and nonwhite partners. (Brown and Stentiford, 275) Virginia passes a eugenic sterilization law. (Brown and Stentiford, 275) Indian Citizenship Act of 1924 gives U. Consumer interest is a great way to get recycling programs started in your community.

The Rise and Fall of Senator Joe McCarthy

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Adoption is common, but reproductive technologies that allow infertile couples and gay couples to reproduce are highly valued. The accent of most of the Midwest is considered by many to be "standard" American English. During the war the military accepted men who could not read. The powerful military complex had been done away with following the loss of independent candidate and Alaskan War hero Peter Urban in 1900 and McKinley had earned one of the strongest popular mandates in history, as turnout in the 1900 election had been some of the highest ever.

Hollywood at War: The Motion Picture Industry and World War

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Independence Day / Fourth of July (4 July) — most non-retail businesses closed; airports and highways crowded; patriotic parades and concerts, cookouts and trips to beaches and parks, fireworks at dusk. Pulitzer, a Hungarian who had immigrated to the United States to fight in the Civil War, bought the failing St. War Department by the Federal Armories during the first half of the 19th century. These handbooks are usually available both on the Web and at many government offices.

Titanic: The Story Lives On! (Penguin Young Readers, Level

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The population has more than doubled since 1930, despite extensive migration to the US mainland. During this period, a general consensus emerged that, at least in some areas, government regulation was contributing to inefficiency and higher prices. He changed his mind and thoughtlessly wrote to his backers, "I am convinced that the office of the president is not such a very difficult one to fill." As of May 2001, the top three newspaper companies—Gannett, Knight-Ridder, and the Tribune Co.—owned one-seventh of all daily newspapers, representing one-fourth of the circulation of U.

Time For Kids: Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Leader in Troubled

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Even this rather fanciful counterfactual scenario does not capture the magnitude of the stress that the Census Bureau faced over the decades of transformation. This global system created 3 institutions. Union membership rose sharply in the late 1890s, doubling between 1896 and 1900 and again between 1900 and 1904. The US federal government sets foreign policy, while the states deal with tourism. During the tour, you will see many original pieces of furniture, a portion of the extensive book collection, and several family portraits.

As Good as Anybody

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But neither the leaders of the ILGWU nor those of other unions understood these tactics. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway began to question the values earlier writers had represented. Except for the rare 1928 $1 United States Note, all small $1 bills until 1963 were Silver Certificates. Within the blue-collar sector, women are underrepresented in jobs considered to require physical strength, such as the construction industries and firefighting.

D-Day (Turning Points in US Military History)

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Agricultural production in the United States has increased by an average of 5 percent each year since 1990. In turn, those in the vanguard of computer advances may deride those less willing to change as "technophobes." Overall, 94 percent of enrolled students were studying for undergraduate degrees, and 90 percent of graduate students were seeking a master's degree. Standard wear for men in nonmanual work was the sack suit, or three-piece suit, usually worn with a shirt with a detachable collar, while working-class men generally wore trousers and a button-down shirt.

The Teapot Dome Scandal: Corruption Rocks 1920s America

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Some records in this collection may be for deaths occurring before 1908 where the remains were re-interred between 1908 and 1949.– There are 118,620 Records and 23,106 Images as of 12 September 2011. Industrial activity within the United States has been expanding southward and westward for much of the 20th century, most rapidly since World War II. Davenport favored immigration restriction and sterilization as primary methods; Goddard favored segregation in his The Kallikak Family; Grant favored all of the above and more, even entertaining the idea of extermination. [15] The Eugenics Record Office later became the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.