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Excerpt from Prose Works. And so good-by to the war.

Excerpt from Prose Works

I know not how it may have been, or may be, to others—to me the main interest I found, (and still, on recollection, find,) in the rank and file of the armies, both sides, and in those specimens amid the hospitals, and even the dead on the field. To me the points illustrating the latent personal character and eligibilities of these States, in the two or three millions of American young and middle-aged men, North and South, embodied in those armies—and especially the one-third or one-fourth of their number, stricken by wounds or disease at some time in the course of the contest—were of more significance even than the political interests involved.

(As so much of a race depends on how it faces death, and how it stands personal anguish and sickness. 40 maps that explain the world. Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to.

40 maps that explain the world

So when we saw a post sweeping the Web titled "40 maps they didn't teach you in school," one of which happens to be a WorldViews original, I thought we might be able to contribute our own collection. Some of these are pretty nerdy, but I think they're no less fascinating and easily understandable. A majority are original to this blog, with others from a variety of sources. I've included a link for further reading on close to every one.

[Additional read: How Ukraine became Ukraine and 40 more maps that explain the world] 1. Click to enlarge. What's more amazing: how much things have changed over the last 1,800 years, a major chunk of the civilizational history of humanity, or how many of this map's divisions are still with us today? 2. Click to enlarge. This might be useful in planning your next vacation, although there are some big surprises in the results. Connaissance – Au cœur de la recherche – Google. Language can be ambiguous—do you mean Rio the city, the movie, or the casino?

Connaissance – Au cœur de la recherche – Google

With the Knowledge Graph, Google can understand the difference, helping you more precisely express what you mean as you enter your search. Closer Look At Michael Moore's Sicko. Movies with the Troubles in Northern Ireland as a theme (1968-present) Revolutionary War Animated Maps. America in Class Lessons » Citizen Leadership in the Young Republic: The Father–Son Letters of John Adams and John Quincy Adams, 1774–1793 What qualities of citizen leadership did John Adams consider essential to sustain and nurture the young republic?

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Text: Correspondence of John Adams & John Quincy Adams, 1774–1793 (excerpts). About AIC Lessons America in Class® Lessons are tailored to meet the Common Core State Standards. The Lessons present challenging primary resources in a classroom-ready format, with background information and analytical strategies that enable teachers and students to subject texts and images to the close reading called for in the Standards. Each AIC Lesson is built around a framing question, an essential understanding, and a single primary resource or a small manageable set of resources. World History for Us All. World Digital Library Home.

World History Timeline. Stanford History Education Group. History docs. Immigration and Ellis Island. World War II and the Postwar Period The United States entered World War II in 1942.

Immigration and Ellis Island

During the war, immigration decreased. There was fighting in Europe, transportation was interrupted, and the American consulates weren't open. Fewer than 10 percent of the immigration quotas from Europe were used from 1942 to 1945.In many ways, the country was still fearful of the influence of foreign-born people. The United States was fighting Germany, Italy, and Japan (also known as the Axis Powers), and the U.S. government decided it would detain certain resident aliens of those countries. An Indigenous History of North America. The House Explained. What is a Representative?

The House Explained

Also referred to as a congressman or congresswoman, each representative is elected to a two-year term serving the people of a specific congressional district. Among other duties, representatives introduce bills and resolutions, offer amendments and serve on committees. The number of representatives with full voting rights is 435, a number set by Public Law 62-5 on August 8, 1911, and in effect since 1913. The number of representatives per state is proportionate to population. Article 1, Section 2 of the Constitution provides for both the minimum and maximum sizes for the House of Representatives. To be elected, a representative must be at least 25 years old, a United States citizen for at least seven years and an inhabitant of the state he or she represents.

Go to the Clerk’s site for more information about representatives. Find Your Representative Enter your ZIP code in the banner of this page to find the representative for your congressional district. The American Presidency Project. Digital Public Library of America. Library of congress. Jamestown - Interactive. Mission US.

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