A Is for America

An American Alphabet Devin Scillian. Written by Devin Scillian Illustrated by Pam Carroll A is for America An American Alphabet. Page intentionally blank Cover.

Author: Devin Scillian

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press

ISBN: 9781627535823

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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From the British and our Constitution that replaced their rule, to Yellowstone Park and Zane Grey's stories of the west, "A is for America" is a sweeping tribute to all we know and love about our country. With delightful poems that beg to be read aloud, and expository text to broaden a student's horizons, this American alphabet will make you fall in love with the United States over and over again. Bright, beautifully detailed illustrations from California artist Pam Carroll bring each letter to life, from eagles to Thomas Edison to the veterans of two World Wars.

A is for America An American Alphabet

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Author: Devin Scillian

Publisher: Weigl Publishers

ISBN: 9781489651907

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 56

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AV2 Fiction Readalong by Weigl brings you timeless tales of mystery, suspense, adventure, and the lessons learned while growing up. These celebrated children’s stories are sure to entertain and educate while captivating even the most reluctant readers. Log on to www.av2books.com, and enter the unique book code found on page 2 of this book to unlock an extra dimension to these beloved tales. Hear the story come to life as you read along in your own book.

Why the Electoral College Is Bad for America

America Goes to the Polls, 2016 (Nonprofit Vote and US Elections Project, 2017), 12–13, https://www.nonprofitvote.org/america-goes-to-the-polls-2016/. Edwards, Why the Electoral College Is Bad for America, 2nd ed.

Author: George C. Edwards, III

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300243888

Category: Electoral college

Page: 296

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A new edition of the best‑known book critiquing the U.S. electoral college In this third edition of the definitive book on the unique system by which Americans choose a president--and why that system should be changed--George Edwards includes a new chapter focusing on the 2016 election. "As the U.S. hurtles toward yet another election in which the popular vote loser may become president, Edwards's book is essential reading. It clearly and methodically punctures myths about the Electoral College's benefits."--Richard L. Hasen, author of The Voting Wars "Supported by both history and data, George Edwards convincingly argues the Electoral College is anti‑democratic, anti‑equality, and anti‑common sense. We should dismantle it, and soon."--Kent Greenfield, author of Corporations Are People Too (And They Should Act Like It)

Abortion Is Good for America and the World Why the Opposition

ABORTION IS GOOD FOR AMERICA--AND THE WORLD 23 (b) As used in this section, the term “born alive10”, with respect to a member of the species homo sapiens, means the complete expulsion or extraction from his or her mother of that member, ...

Author: Dr. Bob O'Connor

Publisher: Total Health Publications


Category: Social Science

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People opposed to abortion rely on what they think is in their scriptures—but it isn’t there. The “pro-life” people who want: Ø more people in the world contributing to climate change, Ø more unwanted children, Ø more crime, and Ø higher taxes, are in opposition to the “pro-life” people who want happier women, more wanted children, and a more effectively functioning society. The Bible never forbids abortion, and in fact requires it in at least one type of pregnancy. The book looks at these and many other reasons that abortion is a major necessity for a better future.

America Is Elsewhere

The claim that America is or has become inauthentic underlies the assumptions that are persistently affirmed in the work of postwar cultural critics, who have often imagined the problem of modern alienation as a problem of the self ...

Author: Erik Dussere

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199969920

Category: Literary Collections

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America is Elsewhere provides a rigorous and creative reconsideration of hard-boiled crime fiction and the film noir tradition within three related postwar contexts: 1) the rise of the consumer republic in the United States after World War II 2) the challenge to traditional notions of masculinity posed by a new form of citizenship based in consumption, and 3) the simultaneous creation of "authenticity effects" - representational strategies designed to safeguard an image of both the American male and America itself outside of and in opposition to the increasingly omnipresent marketplace. Films like Double Indemnity, Ace in the Hole, and Kiss Me Deadly alongside novels by Dashiel Hammett and Raymond Chandler provide rich examples for the first half of the study. The second is largely devoted to works less commonly understood in relation to the hard-boiled and noir canon. Examinations of the conspiracy films from the Seventies and Eighties-like Klute and The Parallax View—novels by Thomas Pynchon, Chester Himes and William Gibson reveal the persistence and evolution of these authenticity effects across the second half of the American twentieth century.

This is America

The census of 2000 tells us what America and Americans are like at the start of the new century . And the census will be very important in planning for America's future . multiracial . More than four percent of Americans under age 18 ...



ISBN: IND:30000084219033

Category: Government publications

Page: 44

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America is Indian Country

And for those with whom we must contend , the message resolutely conveyed is that Indian sovereignty is good for America . – Tim Johnson CHAPTER ONE INDIAN SOVEREIGNTY IS GOOD FOR AMERICA The reality XXII AMERICA IS INDIAN COUNTRY.

Author: José Barreiro

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing

ISBN: 155591537X

Category: History

Page: 338

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A compilation of selected editorials, essays and illustrations originally published in the national newspaper Indian Country Today between 2000 and 2004. The paper's editors, key tribal leaders, politicians, and scholars are the contributing writers. Topics discussed include Indian gaming, intellectual property rights, economic diversification, religious freedom, tribal colleges, health care, control of tribal assets, tribal justice systems, identity politics, blood quantums, the mainstream press, the United Nations, and NMAI (National Museum of of the American Indian). - from publisher information.

Deconstruction Is In America

matters, poietic imagination in the precise sense, I see nobody to whom we owe as much as we owe to Jacques Derrida for his unfailing dedication to America. Take the gift, for example. "For finally, if the gift is another name of the ...

Author: Anselm Haverkamp

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814735183

Category: Political Science

Page: 262

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One of the oldest, strongest, and largest labor organizations in the U.S., the American Federation of Labor (AFL) had 4 million members in over 20,000 union locals during World War II. The AFL played a key role in wartime production and was a major actor in the contentious relationship between the state, organized labor, and the working class in the 1940s. The war years are pivotal in the history of American labor, but books on the AFL’s experiences are scant, with far more on the radical Congress of Industrial Unions (CIO). Andrew E. Kersten closes this gap with Labor’s Home Front, challenging us to reconsider the AFL and its influence on twentieth-century history. Kersten details the union's contributions to wartime labor relations, its opposition to the open shop movement, divided support for fair employment and equity for women and African American workers, its constant battles with the CIO, and its significant efforts to reshape American society, economics, and politics after the war. Throughout, Kersten frames his narrative with an original, central theme: that despite its conservative nature, the AFL was dramatically transformed during World War II, becoming a more powerful progressive force that pushed for liberal change.

Gundamentalism and Where It Is Taking America

America faces a national epidemic of unnecessary gun deaths. I write this book because 33,000 of our citizens die every year at the barrels of guns, through murder, suicide, and accident. That translates to approximately 90 families ...

Author: James E. Atwood

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532605451

Category: Religion

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Gundamentalism and Where It Is Taking America is the work of James Atwood, a retired Presbyterian pastor and an avid deer hunter for half a century who has also been in the forefront of the faith community's fight for two constitutional rights: the right to keep and bear arms and the right to live in domestic tranquility, free of gun violence. He explains why guns mystically control so many Americans and exposes the fallacies of the gun industry's spurious claim that firearms actually protect us. He argues there are no bona fide scientific studies that show defensive guns save us from harm, while there is voluminous research showing a defensive gun puts the owner and his or her family at greater risk. Atwood's book, which details his learning of a lifetime in the struggle for reasonable gun laws in America, puts dependable social and theological analysis of our unique national epidemic into your hands along with scientific data that will provoke honest reflection and discussion for the building of a safer and saner America. Questions for group discussion and suggestions for action are included.

How Trump is Making Black America Great Again

52 Making numeracy a priority will yield huge wealth gains for blacks and for America. The sectors with the lowest projected wage and salary growth, and even shrinkage, include jobs in state and local government, which are projected to ...

Author: Horace Cooper

Publisher: Bombardier Books

ISBN: 9781642932225

Category: Political Science

Page: 436

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The election of President Donald Trump has been portrayed in the mainstream media as a doomsday event—especially for America’s racial minorities. And yet, reality has proven quite the contrary. Not only are African Americans employed at a greater rate than any other time since the late 1950s, black business formation is at an all-time high. In this groundbreaking book, longtime academic and political commentator Horace Cooper explains how Trump’s economic policies—including lowering taxes, eliminating stifling regulation, and renegotiating trade agreements—are producing an unforeseen boon to Black America. This book provides a philosophical framework through which Trump’s presidency can be viewed as a benefit to Black America, rather than a stumbling block.

America Is Now a Socialistic Country

19 MAKES SENSE TO ME Published 10/18/07 There is a growing movement in America to replace the IRS and all other federal taxes with a 23 percent federal sales tax. This consumption tax is called the Fair Tax and is explained from A to Z ...

Author: John D. Rigazio

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781452065915

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 132

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The IRS must be replaced The IRS is not producing the revenues needed to grow our economy. The fact that more poor and lower income Americans pay little or no taxes and the rich and big business have tax loopholes, plus the growing number of Americans who don't even file any income taxes, compiled with many tax cheaters - it's little wonder why federal revenues are declining when they should be increasing. We also have a growing underground economy in America as more and more Americans and illegals are dealing with cash only and not paying any income taxes. This underground economy is at least $500 billion a year. We must have a national consumption tax (aka national volume added or national sales tax) as of Jan. 1, 2011. We can make it 10 percent on everything. Five percent of this national consumption tax goes to the federal government and five percent goes to the states to pay for the unfunded mandates the federal government passes. Also, as of 2011, the IRS should cut IRS taxes in half and make them much more simple. In a year or two, if the national consumer tax increases federal and state revenues, we can double it to 20 percent and nearly eliminate the IRS. A national value added sales tax will let America receive revenues from goods sold in America by slave labor countries and eliminate the cash-only underground economy. Whereas I suggest that the states receive 50 percent of the revenue received by a national sales tax (aka value added tax) the states could collect and monitor this tax. With the exception of two or three states with no sales tax, they could implement and enforce this consumption tax with a few new employees. We must financially help the states because a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Health care bill is not funded President Obama said, "This health care legislation will be the greatest legislation since Roosevelt passed the Social Security Act." However, unlike Social Security, it is an unfunded mandate which exceeds the ability of big and small businesses to pay for. It is a socialistic boondoggle incognito. It is my opinion that big business and small business cannot afford to pay for health insurance for the many Americans whom they employ. The health care bill will cause more unemployment in America.

Is America s Housing Market Prepared for the Next Natural Catastrophe

The point is , catastrophes can strike anywhere in America . They are not an issue for our coastlines alone , but for every American in every state . The 2005 hurricane season brought with it the most extensive and expensive damages our ...

Author: United States


ISBN: PSU:000058937044

Category: Electronic government information

Page: 200

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Leaders for America s Schools

053 1988 C . 1 Leaders for America ' s schools Stanford University Libraries 3 6105 033 072 377 McCutchan Publishing Corporation P . O . BOX 774 ,. Daniel E . Griffiths is Dean Emeritus of the School of Education , Health , Nursing ...

Author: National Commission on Excellence in Educational Administration (U.S.)

Publisher: McCutchan Publishing Corporation

ISBN: STANFORD:36105033072377

Category: Education

Page: 470

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Advancing Equity and Achievement in America s Diverse Schools

approaches are needed to advance both equity and achievement in America's diverse schools. This book offers insight, strategies, and recommendations that can help educators, researchers, policy-makers, and other educational advocates to ...

Author: Camille M. Wilson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136202148

Category: Education

Page: 215

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Advancing Equity and Achievement in America’s Diverse Schools illustrates how educators, students, families and community partners can work in strategic ways to build on social, cultural, and ethnic diversity to advance educational equity and achievement. By drawing on the latest data on demographic change, constructions of culture and cultural difference, and the politics of school reform in urban, rural, and suburban school communities, this volume looks toward solutions and strategies for meaningful educational improvement. Contributors consider both the diversity of youth and families served in public schools, and the culture of U.S. schooling, highlighting the influence of policy and reform agendas; students’ identities and agency; experiences and approaches of diverse educators; and the workings of effective school partnerships. Chapters also focus on those often overlooked in educational scholarship such as Native Americans, students experiencing poverty and/or homelessness, Muslim students, students with special needs, and students and educators who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, or queer. In all, this edited collection stresses the need for high quality education that is inclusive, culturally responsive and unifying so all students can experience academic success. This book is a meaningful resource for educators, policymakers, and community-based leaders interested in doing such transformative work.

This is Not America

Dark and provocative, This Is Not America may just be the most important book of the year.

Author: Alan Friedman


ISBN: 1785902350

Category: United States

Page: 335

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What has happened to America, and what's become of the American dream? Behind the self-confident image of the world's most influential country we now see a nation tearing itself apart, its people angry and afraid. The United States may arguably be the world's only superpower, but its internal tensions are a symptom of suffering and deep division, a condition only exacerbated by the election of President Donald Trump. In this important and resonant book, expatriate journalist Alan Friedman returns to America after thirty years living in Europe and conducts a deep survey of emotions in America's heartlands. Set against the backdrop of the 2016 presidential election campaign and the subsequent inauguration of President Trump, Friedman tells a vivid story of terrible inequality -- from the excesses of Wall Street to the grinding poverty of Mississippi -- and examines the issues, from racism and gun control to Obamacare, that have polarised a nation. This Is Not America examines the real America through the mouths of its citizens and combines this with a detailed portrait of the new President and his team, making use of the author's own interviews and meetings with Trump and with Russia's President Putin, in order to analyse the root causes of America's condition and explore the real risks of a Trump presidency for America and the world. Dark and provocative, This Is Not America may just be the most important book of the year.

Is America from Hell

about America's political leaders' failure to consult them before taking certain global decisions. For instance, America's unwillingness to sign up to a joint plan against global warming; America's perceived protectionist stance on ...

Author: Martin N. Kwaning

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781524559632

Category: Political Science

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During the Arab Spring, a series of demonstrations and riots engulfed some Arab countries such as Libya, Egypt, etc. In those demonstrations, some Arabs were found burning the American flag. In the same context, there were also some Arabs who were overwhelmingly calling on Americans for their help. The spiritual leader of Iran, His Excellency Ayatollah Khomeini, was reported to have said, Death to America. Although later, he did make a clarification that he was referring to Americas foreign policy. Goddamn America, said Rev. Jeremiah Wright, a former pastor of President Barack Obama. Of course, this pastor was upset about how America was treating citizens as less than human. Across the length and breadth of the entire globe, there is persistent and sustained hatred towards America by someto such people the world will be a better place without America. Correspondingly, there are overwhelming majority of people in every part of the world applauding America for its generosity and protection for humanityto such people, without America, citizens around the world will be dead. The narrative that is being given to America is mixedevil or gooddepending on what lenses you are wearing. What is the exact narrative? Is America from hell?

America s Ancient Civilizations

critical praise for AMERICA's ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS by A. Hyatt Verrill and Ruth Verrill “The authors of this volume have combined legend (so labelled) and fact with expert writing ability to tell of the origin of man in America; ...

Author: Alpheus Hyatt Verrill


ISBN: IND:32000002820548

Category: America

Page: 334

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