A-Z of Modern America by Alicia Duchak

By Alicia Duchak

An A-Z of contemporary the United States is a complete cultural dictionary which defines modern the United States via its historical past and civilization. The ebook contains entries on:key humans from presidents to Babe RuthAmerican lifestyles, customs, garments and educationlegal, spiritual and governmental practicesmulticulturalism, minorities and civil rightsAn A-Z of contemporary the United States deals obtainable and energetic definitions of over 3,000 separate goods. The publication is cross-referenced and hence presents linked hyperlinks and cultural connections whereas the appendices include crucial additional details on American associations, constructions and traditions.

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Amtrak (transportation) The popular name for the National Railroad Passenger Corporation and its passenger train service offering transportation between some cities and states. It was created by the Rail Passenger Service Act of 1970 and 15 includes over 24,000 miles (38,400 km) of track. anchor (media) The person who leads a television news program by reading news reports and introducing other reporting correspondents. Two people who share this job are ``co-anchors''. ] Angel Island (immigration) The federal immigration and detention center in San Francisco which was active from 1910 to 1940 processing mostly Asian (especially some 200,000 Chinese) immigrants to the US.

It was founded in Boston in 1857 by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau and others. Its current circulation is 500,000. atom bomb, the (foreign policy) A military weapon developed by the Manhattan Project. It was used militarily only twice: first on Hiroshima, a city in Japan, on August 6, 1945, and second on the town of Nagasaki, Japan on August 9, 1945. , large death toll, severe burns, birth defects). Also known as ``the A-bomb''; see Alamogordo. Atomic Energy Commission (science and technology) (AEC) It was replaced by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in 1974.

It is sponsored by the female friends of the guest of honor and it usually consists of drinking alcohol, telling stories and celebrating the last few days/hours of being single before the wedding. Sometimes, the women rent a male stripper to perform for the bride-tobe. Compare bachelor party. Back-to-Africa Movement (minorities) A movement, consisting of three major waves, among African Americans to free themselves of American slavery, racism and discrimination by physically and permanently returning to West Africa, their traditional homeland, to live.

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