A-Z of Modern America by Alicia Duchak

By Alicia Duchak

An A-Z of recent the US is a entire cultural dictionary which defines modern the United States via its heritage and civilization. The publication comprises entries on:key humans from presidents to Babe RuthAmerican lifestyles, customs, garments and educationlegal, non secular and governmental practicesmulticulturalism, minorities and civil rightsAn A-Z of contemporary the US bargains available and vigorous definitions of over 3,000 separate goods. The publication is cross-referenced and therefore offers linked hyperlinks and cultural connections whereas the appendices include crucial additional details on American associations, buildings and traditions.

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Articles of Confederation, the (government) The unsuccessful, first written plan of the national American government which was in effect from 1781 to 1778. , states could choose to pay taxes to the federal government or not; all states must agree to all treaty agreements for them to become law). In 1789, it was replaced by the United States Constitution. See Shay's Rebellion, Whiskey Rebellion. , wooden furniture) because it feared that these older skills would be lost because of the cheaper prices and popularity of new, machine-made and industrial products.

See Ma Bell. Apollo Project (science and technology) The mostly successful research and space program that developed the spacecraft that carried crews to the moon from 1967 to 1972. The most important trip was Apollo 11 on July 20, 1969, in which the astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon. This first moon walk fulfilled a 1961 promise of President John F. Kennedy to the American people to land an American on the moon before the end of the decade. It was formally known as ``Project Apollo''.

Barnum, P(hineas) T(aylor) (people) (1810±1891) A circus owner, publicity 27 creator and publicist. , where three different events are occurring simultaneously). He is remembered for his talent in creating publicity around an event or person which succeeded in attracting many other people and making money. A P. T. Barnum is a person who promotes himself or herself. barrio, el (geography) A section of a city and/or community where Hispanics live and work. It has a close, Spanish-speaking community and usually is economically poor.

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