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Chronicling America « Library of Congress - Digitale aviser 1789-1922. Immigration Timeline - The Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island. By the 1880's, steam power had shortened the journey to America dramatically.

Immigration Timeline - The Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

Immigrants poured in from around the world: from the Middle East, the Mediterranean, Southern and Eastern Europe, and down from Canada. The door was wide open for Europeans. In the 1880s alone, 9% of the total population of Norway emigrated to America. After 1892, nearly all immigrants came in through the newly opened Ellis Island. One immigrant recalled arriving at Ellis Island: "The boat anchored at mid-bay and then they tendered us on the ship to Ellis Island…We got off the boat…you got your bag in your hand and went right into the building. Families often immigrated together during this era, although young men frequently came first to find work. The experience for Asian immigrants in this period was quite different.

The 1907 "Gentlemen's Agreement" with Japan extended the government's hostility towards Asian workers and families. And for millions of immigrants, New York provided opportunity. Statistical Abstracts series. U.S. Electoral College.

The American Presidency Project. Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000. Westerville Public Library. What was the Anti-Saloon League?

Westerville Public Library

From 1893 to 1933, the Anti-Saloon League was a major force in American politics. Influencing the United States through lobbying and the printed word, it turned a moral crusade against the manufacture, sale and consumption of alcohol into the Prohibition Amendment to the United States Constitution. Under the motto "The Saloon Must Go," the organization worked to unify public anti-alcohol sentiment, enforce existing temperance laws and enact further anti-alcohol legislation. At first, the League appealed to local churches to carry its message to the people. Once they had established a loyal following, the League leaders focused their efforts on getting individual politicians elected who supported the cause.

King Institute Resources. King Institute Encyclopedia. Civil Rights Digital Library. SoJust.net: Social Justice and Civil Rights Speeches. Bella AbzugPlenary Address, Fourth World Congress on Women (1995) John AdamsInaugural Address (1797) Jane AddamsThe Subjective Necessity for Social Settlements (1892)The Modern Lear (1896) Susan B.

SoJust.net: Social Justice and Civil Rights Speeches

AnthonyOn Women's Right to Vote (1872) John BrownFinal Address to the Court (1859) William Jennings BryanThe White Man's Burden (1906)Imperialism (1908) Stokely CarmichaelBlack Power (1966) Carrie Chapman CattThe Crisis (1916)Speech Before Congress (1917) Chief JosephSurrender Speech (1877) DocsTeach. Discovering The Civil War. Temperance & Prohibition. Our Documents - 100 Milestone Documents. University of Virginia Library. Historical Statistics of the United States - Colonial times to 1970. Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. Presidential Speech Archive - Miller Center of Public Affairs. Voices of Democracy. U.S. History In Context. National Archives and Records Administration.

American Memory from the Library of Congress - Home Page. Religion and the Founding of the American Republic. This exhibition demonstrates that many of the colonies that in 1776 became the United States of America were settled by men and women of deep religious convictions who in the seventeenth century crossed the Atlantic Ocean to practice their faith freely.

Religion and the Founding of the American Republic

That the religious intensity of the original settlers would diminish to some extent over time was perhaps to be expected, but new waves of eighteenth century immigrants brought their own religious fervor across the Atlantic and the nation's first major religious revival in the middle of the eighteenth century injected new vigor into American religion. The result was that a religious people rose in rebellion against Great Britain in 1776, and that most American statesmen, when they began to form new governments at the state and national levels, shared the convictions of most of their constituents that religion was, to quote Alexis de Tocqueville's observation, indispensable to the maintenance of republican institutions.

Witness and Response: September 11 Acquisitions at the Library of Congress. Creating the United States. The African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship. The exhibition The African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship, showcases the incomparable African American collections of the Library of Congress.

The African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship

Displaying more than 240 items, including books, government documents, manuscripts, maps, musical scores, plays, films, and recordings, this is the largest black history exhibit ever held at the Library, and the first exhibition of any kind to feature presentations in all three of the Library's buildings. The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom. President Lyndon Johnson speaking to the nation from the White House prior to signing the Civil Rights Bill into law, while (left to right) Attorney General Robert F.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom

Kennedy, Senate Minority Leader Everett M. Dirksen, Senator Hubert Humphrey, AFL/CIO President George Meany, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Representative Emanuel Celler listen, July 2, 1964. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress September 10, 2014–January 2, 2016. Finding Aid on the Cold War. Compiled by Tim Wehrkamp Contents Preface Introduction Records in Presidential Libraries Comprehensive Subject Matter Records Newsreels and Television Broadcasts Record Group 306 (Records of the United States Information Agency) Still Pictures and Motion Pictures Textual Records Electronic Records Record Group 273 (Records of the National Security Council) Textual Records Records of the Military Textual Records Electronic Records Donated Material Still Pictures Motion Pictures Intelligence Records Textual Records Reconnaissance and Satellite Imagery Foreign Policy Records Textual Records Still Pictures Records of Congress Textual Records Appendix I: List of Record Groups (RG) Cited in Reference Information Paper 107 Appendix II: Sources of Additional Information About Records or Finding Aids Described in Reference Information Paper 107 End Notes Preface NARA's descriptive program comprises a variety of information products.

Finding Aid on the Cold War

John W. Introduction.