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My Antonia, and Related Readings (Literature Connections

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Many of the United States' canals, railways and roads were hand built by hard working Irish immigrants. At the time of the 19th century, the United States was essentially all rural. Michael Feldberg, The Crowd in Philadelphia History: A Comparative Perspective, in Riot, Rout, and Tumult: Readings in American Social and Political Violence 142 (Roger Lane & John J. The Social Evil Ordinance gave the Board of Health the power to regulate prostitution by requiring medical examinations and licensing of brothels (Historical Timeline); this “social evil law” recognized brothels as legitimate enterprises, like saloons, that had to be licensed by the city.
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Second Sight

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S. imperialistic policy on countries that were affected will not disappear or diminish in anyway in the near future, but will be forever engraved in the history of those countries. The Queen Victoria of England ruled from 1837 to 1901. The penny press, which owed its name to the fact that penny papers sold for one or two cents daily, instead of several dollars per year, was more stylistically than substantively different from the partisan newspapers of its day.
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Prophecy of the Sisters

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In 1921, Congress enacted the Emergency Quota Act, the first quantitative immigration law. Covers a wide variety of statistics over the length of the 20th century. Meanwhile, Cubans—including Elián González, who became a cause célèbre in the United States—continued to pile onto rafts in the hope of reaching Florida. Life expectancy for someone born in 2005 was 77.71 years. President Thomas Jefferson initiated the war to wipe out the pirates of Barbary coast.
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When Molly Was a Harvey Girl

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Bellesiles, The Origins of Gun Culture in the United States, 1760-1865, 83 J. In the distant past, when land transportation was animal-powered, it was found that an animal could pull a much heavier cart if the wheels were placed on wooden rails. Most No. 5 knife bayonets were made for export, with a hooked lower crosspiece. Thirdly, disabled characters are not always treated as helpless pitiable creatures or as saintly invalids. In this day and age, through decades of growth and acceptance of the way in which society operates, it is hard to comprehend the suppressive nature of 19th century society, the way in which women were regarded and the subservien...
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Blood Gold

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For us, one wrong move, one bad night, or one random condom with a pinprick and we die.... The Anglo-centric core of the early 20th century has been largely replaced with a more cosmopolitan America that places Catholicism and Judaism on a par with Protestant denominations, and the Statue of Liberty has become the national symbol of a nation of immigrants. After the War of 1812 and the increasing realization that Canadians did not want to be part of America, th idea of Manifest Destiny began to take hold, the expasion west to the Pacific Coast.
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The Luxe

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He preached the theory of "instrumentalism," that mankind must accept statements presented by scientists that can be verified by repeated observation, instead of looking the other way or rationalizing problems away. The capital city, Washington, DC (District of Columbia), had a population of 4,098,000 in that year. Waldo: Characters from the Diamond: Wild Events, Crazy Antics, and Unique Tales from Early Baseball, Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, MD, 2016.
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Daughter of Winter

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Earlier maps, many detached from pamphlets, journals, timetables, and annual reports of the companies, were acquired as gifts and by purchase. It is extremely popular, and the day of the championship game, called the Super Bowl, is an unofficial national holiday. Emigration records list the names of people leaving and immigration records list those coming into the United States. In 1845, John O'Sullivan wrote a newspaper article on the annexation of Texas in which he said it was America's "manifest destiny to overspread the continent."
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Violet and the Golden Slipper (The Violet Strange Mysteries

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National Landmarks, America's Treasures: the National Park Foundation's Complete Guide to National Historic Landmarks. This cartoon accompanied an editorial that argued that the United States, like European countries, had developed “a national type… This type is strong enough to assimilate to itself all foreign types which fall fairly under its influence.” However, the editorial goes on to criticize supporters of Irish independence from England as “a class of voters who are American only in name, and Irish in feeling and conduct.” Both cartoons personify America as Columbia, a goddess-like embodiment of the nation who appears in art and literature from the eighteenth century forward.
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Runaway to Freedom: A Story of the Underground Railway

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During the 2nd and 3rd sessions of the 61st Congress, reports on Immigration issues were issued to the Senate by the Dillingham Commission. The majority came from Eastern and Southern Europe. Hay declared the principles accepted, inaccurately, since Russia and later Japan disagreed. By 2040, Caucasian students will make up less than half the population of U. About 11.9% of all US citizens are foreign-born, with the largest numbers of people coming from Latin America (17,973,287) and Asia (9,254,705).
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The Callender Papers

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If you would like to suggest a Presidential link, report a broken link, or have any comments please contact presidents@presidentsusa.net Except for certain densely populated corridors (mostly just the Northeast where something approaching high speed rail is available), passenger trains in the United States can be surprisingly scarce, slow and relatively expensive. This moral high ground and makes it far harder for them to defend the Knob for All Blighty or Merica and keeps the ridicule slathered on thick.
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