A-Z of Modern America by Alicia Duchak

By Alicia Duchak

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

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A candidate for President balances the ticket by choosing a runningmate with a different geographical, educa- 25 tional, religious and experiential background from his or her own. See ticket. bald eagle (customs and traditions) The official national symbol of the United States of America. , its image decorates the Great Seal). It is also the national bird of the United States. ] Baldwin, James (people) (1924±1987) A popular African-American writer and playwright known for his works which explore the themes of blacks, racism and homosexuality.

The second wave (from 1876 to 1915), was led by Henry McNeal Turner (1834±1915), a black bishop in the Methodist Church. The third wave (during the 1920s), was led by Marcus Garvey who even started a transatlantic transportation company, the Black Star Steamship Line, to carry blacks bacon and eggs to Africa. See American Colonization Society. , broken yolk mixed with cream or milk). It is served with buttered toast with jelly. Compare eggs Benedict. Badlands, the (environment) A general name for that empty, moonlike, rocky area of lands, canyons and ridges in North Dakota and South Dakota.

See Hillel Foundation. BA (education) A type of bachelor's degree. ] baby boomer (society) Any person born between the years 1945±1965 who came to majority (age of) from 1963 to 1983 during which time many of them were interested and active in political issues, the anti-war movement and the Counterculture. Generally, these people are considered as interested in social issues, having strong opinions and feeling the need to publicly express these opinions and their feelings. Today, baby boomers are specifically concerned with their health, looking young and keeping fit, making investments, living a financially comfortable life and developing retirement plans.

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