Drawing tool United States PEOPLE & CULTURE Throughout its history, the United States has been a nation of immigrants. The population is diverse with people from all over the world seeking refuge and a better way of life. The country is divided into six regions: New England; the mid-Atlantic; the South; the Midwest; the Southwest, and the West. European settlers came to New England in search of religious freedom. The mid-Atlantic region includes Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and the city of Washington, D.C. The South includes Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, all of which struggled after the Civil War, which lasted from 1860-1865. The Midwest is home to the country's agricultural base and is called the "nation's breadbasket." The Southwest is a beautiful stark landscape of prairie and desert.
Pledge of Allegiance What is an American? If you have read some of our texts about The USA - Immigration, the Melting Pot or American Values, you are aware of the fact that it is difficult to state exactly what it takes to be an American or to become an American. From Many to One How was it possible to "Americanize" people flocking to the United States of America bringing along their own cultures and values? A measure that has proven quite effective to make one nation out of the millions of immigrants that have crossed the American borders, is the Pledge of Allegiance. The Pledge of Allegiance This oath of loyalty to the flag was composed in 1892. "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." Today the pledge is recited in about 50% of the states. Patriotism vs. The wording and practicing of the pledge has been criticized. Find out 1. 2. 3.
The hard lives — and high suicide rate — of Native American children on reservations SACATON, ARIZ. The tamarisk tree down the dirt road from Tyler Owens’s house is the one where the teenage girl who lived across the road hanged herself. Don’t climb it, don’t touch it, admonished Owens’s grandmother when Tyler, now 18, was younger. There are other taboo markers around the Gila River Indian reservation — eight young people committed suicide here over the course of a single year. “We’re not really open to conversation about suicide,” Owens said. “It’s kind of like a private matter, a sensitive topic. But the silence that has shrouded suicide in Indian country is being pierced by growing alarm at the sheer number of young Native Americans taking their own lives — more than three times the national average, and up to 10 times on some reservations. A toxic collection of pathologies — poverty, unemployment, domestic violence, sexual assault, alcoholism and drug addiction — has seeped into the lives of young people among the nation’s 566 tribes. “That floored me,” West said.
U.S: Geography, states, landmarks, maps, cities, population, laws, speeches U.S. States, Cities, History, Maps Year by Year: 1900–2015 Enter a year: Special Features Today in History: Gone With the Wind Games & Quizzes Citizenship Quiz | State Nicknames Quiz | U.S. More United States Quizzes! Native American History Timeline of Important Dates How It All Went Down Sep 3, 1783 Treaty of Paris The Treaty of Paris, formally ending the American Revolution, is signed by representatives of Great Britain and the United States. Aug 7, 1790 Treaty of New York The United States Senate ratifies the Treaty of New York between the United States and the Creeks. Nov 4, 1791 St. Northwest Territorial Governor Arthur St. Jul 2, 1792 Creek-Spanish Alliance Disappointed by the federal government's poor enforcement of the Treaty of New York, Creek chief Alexander McGillivray negotiates a new treaty with Spain. Aug 20, 1794 Battle of Fallen Timbers General "Mad" Anthony Wayne and an army of more than 5000 troops defeat a confederation of Native Americans (Shawnee, Miami, Delaware, Ottawa, and Ojibwa) at the battle of Fallen Timbers, leading to the Treaty of Greeneville and the surrender of vast Indian lands west and north of the Ohio River. Aug 9, 1807 Murder of Doublehead Dec 1808 Cherokee Delegation Nov 8, 1811 Battle of Tippecanoe Jul 4, 1827 Dec 3, 1828
New York City - NYC Hotels - Broadway Shows Trump gets down to business on 60 Minutes The following script is from "Trump" which aired on September 27, 2015. Scott Pelley is the correspondent. Robert Anderson and Aaron Weisz, producers. Picture a bar graph that averages the best political polls. Donald Trump stands above the crowded skyline of Republican candidates like one of his boastful buildings. Scott Pelley: So, now you've got everybody's attention. Donald Trump: I do have their attention. Scott Pelley: Revolution is easy, governing is hard and what I'd like to get to is how you intend to govern the country if you are elected president. Donald Trump: It's a substantial reduction for the middle-income people. Scott Pelley: Who are you going to raise taxes on? Donald Trump: If you look at actual raise, some very wealthy are going to be raised. Scott Pelley: But Republicans don't raise taxes. Donald Trump: Well, we're not raising taxes. Scott Pelley: What kind of Republican are you? Donald Trump: I mean the only, well, I'm a pretty good Republican. Donald Trump: I know.
Infographic: United States of the Environment In the spirit of two popular infographics that map out the best and worst of all 50 U.S. states — the United States of Awesome and the United States of Shame — MNN decided to see how each state shines or suffers in regard to environmental and public health. Our "United States of the Environment" maps depict each state's No. 1 and No. 50 ranking for issues such as conservation, agriculture, energy efficiency, disease prevalence, pollution, natural resource availability and education, among others. Check out the two maps below, and see our list of states, stats and sources for more information. Sources for "good U.S." map:Alabama: Lowest rate of alcohol abuse or dependence (U.S. Democrat vs Republican Origin of the Democratic and Republican parties The Republican party is the younger of the two parties. Founded in 1854 by anti-slavery expansion activists and modernizers, the Republican Party rose to prominence with the election of Abraham Lincoln, the first Republican president. History Since the division of the Republican Party in the election of 1912, the Democratic party has consistently positioned itself to the left of the Republican Party in economic as well as social matters. The Republican Party was founded in 1854 by anti-slavery expansion activists and modernizers, it rose to prominence with the election of Abraham Lincoln, the first Republican president. Differences in Philosophy While there may be several differences in opinion between individual Democrats and Republicans on certain issues, what follows is a generalization of their stand on several of these issues. Republicans are considered on the "right" end of the political spectrum while Democrats are on the "left." Taxes
Occupy Wall Street | NYC Protest for World Revolution Electoral College - Facts & Summary Notwithstanding the founders’ efforts, the electoral college system almost never functioned as they intended, but, as with so many constitutional provisions, the document prescribed only the system’s basic elements, leaving ample room for development. As the republic evolved, so did the electoral college system, and, by the late 19 century, the th following range of constitutional, federal and state legal, and political elements of the contemporary system were in place. Allocation of Electors and Electoral Votes The Constitution gives each state a number of electors equal to the combined total of its Senate membership (two for each state) and House of Representatives delegation (currently ranging from one to 52, depending on population). Today, all presidential electors are chosen by the voters, but, in the early republic, more than half the states chose electors in their legislatures, thus eliminating any direct involvement by the voting public in the election. General Election Day
How Texas Teaches History Photo A TEXAS high school student and his mother recently called attention to a curious line in a geography textbook: a description of the Atlantic slave trade as bringing “millions of workers” to plantations in the American South. McGraw-Hill Education, the publisher of the textbook, has since acknowledged that the term “workers” was a misnomer. The company’s chief executive also promised to revise the textbook so that its digital version as well as its next edition would more accurately describe the forced migration and enslavement of Africans. But it will take more than that to fix the way slavery is taught in Texas textbooks. This fall, five million public school students in Texas began using the textbooks based on the new guidelines. Continue reading the main story In September, Bobby Finger of the website Jezebel obtained and published some excerpts from the new books, showing much of what is objectionable about their content. I teach freshman writing at Dartmouth College.