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Top Documentary Films - Watch Free Documentaries Online. Documents. Supreme Court rules gay couples nationwide have a right to marry. A deeply divided Supreme Court on Friday delivered a historic victory for gay rights, ruling 5 to 4 that the Constitution requires that same-sex couples be allowed to marry no matter where they live.

Supreme Court rules gay couples nationwide have a right to marry

Bloomberg Business - Business, Financial & Economic News, Stock Quotes. This Is How Fast America Changes Its Mind By Alex Tribou and Keith CollinsUpdated: June 26, 2015 Eleven years after Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex couples to marry, the Supreme Court has now extended that right nationwide.

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The decision came after a wave of gay marriage legalization: 28 states from 2013 to 2015, with 36 overall prior to the Court's ruling. Such widespread acceptance in a short amount of time isn't a phenomenon unique to gay marriage. Social change in the U.S. appears to follow a pattern: A few pioneer states get out front before the others, and then a key event—often a court decision or a grassroots campaign reaching maturity—triggers a rush of state activity that ultimately leads to a change in federal law. We looked at six big issues—interracial marriage, prohibition, women’s suffrage, abortion, same-sex marriage, and recreational marijuana — to show how this has happened in the past, and may again in the very near future.

Lessons, 40 Years After the Fall of Saigon - Room for Debate. Ansel Adams's Photographs of Japanese-American Internment at Manzanar - About this Collection - Prints & Photographs Online Catalog. All images are digitized | All jpegs/tiffs display outside Library of Congress | View All In 1943, Ansel Adams (1902-1984), America's most well-known photographer, documented the Manzanar War Relocation Center in California and the Japanese-Americans interned there during World War II.

Ansel Adams's Photographs of Japanese-American Internment at Manzanar - About this Collection - Prints & Photographs Online Catalog

For the first time, digital scans of both Adams's original negatives and his photographic prints appear side by side allowing viewers to see Adams's darkroom technique, in particular, how he cropped his prints. Adams's Manzanar work is a departure from his signature style landscape photography. Although a majority of the more than 200 photographs are portraits, the images also include views of daily life, agricultural scenes, and sports and leisure activities (see Collection Highlights).

The Enola Gay Controversy - About - Overview. Franklin institute. The Civil Rights Act of 1964: Legislating Equality. Origins and Destinations of the World’s Migrants, from 1990-2013. Select any country Please select a country on the map In 2013, people born in were living in other countries In 2013, people living in were born in other countries The figures in this interactive feature refer to the total number (or cumulative “stocks”) of migrants living around the world as of 1990, 2000, 2010 or 2013 rather than to the annual rate of migration (or current “flows”) in a given year.

Origins and Destinations of the World’s Migrants, from 1990-2013

Since migrants have both an origin and a destination, international migrants can be viewed from two directions – as an emigrant (leaving an origin country) or as an immigrant (entering a destination country). According to the United Nations Population Division, an international migrant is someone who has been living for one year or longer in a country other than the one in which he or she was born. No Data Available. Jimmy Carter: Foreign Affairs. Foreign Affairs Before assuming the presidency, Jimmy Carter had been a one-term governor of a southern state with no national or international experience.

Jimmy Carter: Foreign Affairs

He did, however, have his own foreign policy goals. Carter believed in the rule of law in international affairs and in the principle of self-determination for all people. Moreover, he wanted the United States to take the lead in promoting universal human rights. Carter believed that American power should be exercised sparingly and that the United States should avoid military interventions as much as possible. During his campaign, Carter's aides claimed he would govern in a different way, specifically, that he would not appoint Washington insiders to top foreign policy positions. Human Rights. The New Jersey Digital Highway - Paul Robeson. In 1947, the American Heritage Foundation prepared a plan to have the original copy of the Declaration of Independence and other significant historical documents tour the United States on a special train entitled the "freedom train.

The New Jersey Digital Highway - Paul Robeson

" Although this project was endorsed by President Truman and sponsored by the Attorney General of the U. S., the American Heritage Foundation refused to guarantee the exhibition would not be segregated. Langston Hughes, the internationally renowned poet, responded to the outrage felt by the African-American community about the contradictions evident in an exhibit emphasizing constitutional ideals of freedom and justice which was touring a society where legal segregation was a daily occurrence.

Hughes' poem "Freedom Train" was the result, and Paul Robeson soon recorded the piece. Robeson recited "Freedom Train" many times at his concerts, and it was a staple of his public performances up through 1960. Black History Is U.S. History: Ask Us About Freedom Schools MOVEMENT – Teaching for Change. Home - Teaching the "American War": Looking at the War in Vietnam Through Vietnamese Eyes. Too often, the Vietnam War is taught solely from American perspectives, as students examine the role of the U.S. government and military in the conflict, the war's impact on American lives, and the ways in which the war influenced subsequent domestic and foreign policy.

Home - Teaching the "American War": Looking at the War in Vietnam Through Vietnamese Eyes

Framing the conflict in terms that ignore the Vietnamese and their experiences, however, makes it difficult for students to fully understand the nature of the war and its impact. These primary source activities prompt students to consider the war through the eyes of the Vietnamese and are designed to complement topics that are traditionally covered from U.S. perspectives. The first activity uses speeches made by Ho Chi Minh to examine how one Vietnamese leader viewed Vietnam's struggle.

In the second activity, oral history interviews with Vietnamese soldiers and civilians are used to understand the motivations of some individuals to take arms against American and South Vietnamese forces. Betty friedan : NPR Search (BETA) Watergate.