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  Names for Large Numbers
In recent years, American usage has eroded the European system, particularly in Britain and to a lesser extent in other countries.
Americans are not likely to adopt the European nomenclature, and Europeans will always regard the American system as an imposition.
The googol equals 10 duotrigintillion in the American system, 10 sexdecilliard in the European system, and 10 triacontatrillion in the proposed Greek-based system.
www.unc.edu /~rowlett/units/large.html   (670 words)

  
 Jamaica Gleaner News - Modelling politics - The American system on show - Sunday | November 5, 2006
American political scientists developed the idea of congressional stagnation in the 1970s to explain a growing trend by which incumbents keep winning seats.
Americans charged that the presidency had exceeded its limits during the wars on Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, and evident in the Watergate scandal that brought Richard Nixon down.
Aided and abetted by a Republican Congress and the post 9/11 paranoia of Americans, the Bush imperial presidency has passed laws that violate the right of privacy of Americans, pursued policies that support torture and imprisonment of people merely suspected to be terrorists without charge or trial and often based on racial and religious profiling.
www.jamaica-gleaner.com /gleaner/20061105/focus/focus3.html   (1164 words)

  
  American Humane: Protecting Children: Systems: Program Evaluation
American Humane also provided the department with recommendations for system improvement based on national standards and best practice guidelines to improve the capacity of the department to carry out its mandates to ensure safety and permanency for children in Hennepin County.
American Humane was contracted by the Children and Family Services Bureau of Contra Costa County, California, to conduct a detailed review and analysis of the flow of child and family services cases through the child welfare system in the county.
The purpose of this study was to identify and examine systemic barriers or obstacles that impede the County's ability to meet and maintain compliance with Division 31 regulations.
www.americanhumane.org /site/PageServer?pagename=pc_systems_program_evaluation   (1107 words)

  
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American public schools at the primary and secondary level are functions of local authority, in contrast to European schools which are functions of centralized national or regional authority.
If the American system can be said to be based on the principle of "contest", then then the football field became the symbolic representation of the contest which was increasingly moving out of the reach of most citizens.
The very poverty of American schools until the mid-19th Century compelled a financial dependency on the philanthropy of wealthy alumni, a fact which was to weaken church ties and increasingly direct college activities along the interests of the benefactors.
www.cwu.edu /~chasm/schoole.htm   (11638 words)

  
 The Real Henry Clay: The Corrupt American Architect of Mercantilism and Protectionism by Ryan Setliff
Henry Clay is considered the architect of the ‘American System,’ which called for a regiment of high tariffs, federal support for “internal improvements” such as road building and railroads, corporate welfare, and a national banking system based on fiat money.
It was a conscious attempt to bring the Hamiltonian System to fruition, as embodied in Alexander Hamilton’s 1792 “Report on Manufacturers.” Hamilton himself hoped to model the American polity after that of Great Britain, all the way down to the pattern of a consolidated unitary state and the British mercantilist system of patronage and privilege.
Mises’ observation is well observed in American history with the rise of the war hawk Republican Party, which was born in blood, and wholly embraced Clay’s American System.
www.lewrockwell.com /orig6/setliff4.html   (2370 words)

  
 American System
A plan to strengthen and unify the nation, the American System was advanced by the Whig Party and a number of leading politicians including Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun and John Quincy Adams.
Development of a system of internal improvements (such as roads and canals) which would knit the nation together and be financed by the tariff and land sales revenues.
However, the national system of internal improvements was never adequately funded; the failure to do so was due in part to sectional jealousies and constitutional scruples about such expenditures.
www.u-s-history.com /pages/h278.html   (540 words)

  
 Glossary - American Standard
Matched System A heating and cooling system where all of its components are matched in capacity and efficiency.
It's the American Standard testing facility for heating and air conditioning systems, where the equivalent of five years of operation is condensed into 16 weeks of testing under harsh conditions.
American Standard wants to ensure your new system will be as reliable as possible.
www.americanstandardair.com /HomeOwner/Support/Glossary.aspx   (1517 words)

  
 American Manufacturing Company -- Owners' Manual Aerobic Treatment (ATU)
The Owner shall provide American or its dealer/representative with such access to the property and system as is reasonably necessary for American to comply with the terms of this Agreement.
American Manufacturing Company, Inc. shall not be responsible for damages caused by any type of system failure or for soil suitability, damage due to construction, use, acts of god, or other events.
The Owner shall provide American or its representative with such access to the property and system as is reasonably necessary for American to comply with the terms of this Agreement.
www.americanonsite.com /american/manuals/dp1-atu.html   (3630 words)

  
 American Values
American culture has been enriched by the values and belief systems of virtually every part of the world.
It is part of the “American dream” to “be your own boss,” and being an entrepreneur is one of the most appealing ways to improve one’s economic future.
Americans take a pragmatic approach to learning, so what one learns outside the classroom through internships, extracurricular activities and the like is often considered as important as what is learned in the classroom.
www.americanhospitals.com /questions/american/amervalues.htm   (938 words)

  
 The American System
Explain to students that one of the great ideas of Henry Clay was the American System, and that for the most part it was rejected in his lifetime; however, in many ways we can find the American System at work in the modern events of our nation.
Annotation: Henry Clay's defense of his proposed plan, the American System, that was written in 1832 in his second bid for the presidency.
Ask students to brainstorm ideas about how the American System can be found in governmental policies today, and to write their ideas on a piece of paper.
www.glc.k12.ga.us /BuilderV03/lptools/lpshared/lpdisplay.asp?Session_Stamp=&LPID=50876   (925 words)

  
 American Computech :: Product Warranties
American Computech shall either repair or replace defective products during the warranty period provided that American Computech found the product to be defective.
American Computech, Inc. (hereinafter "American Computech") warrants this product to meet applicable specifications as described in the technical manuals, and to be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use and service.
American Computech's failure to object to any provision of a subsequent document, communication or act of Customer shall not deemed a waiver or any of the terms hereof.
www.americancomputech.com /warranties.asp   (1493 words)

  
 American System
American patriots responded to this new threat by establishing a new Constitution that gave the central government the power to defend the nation against this economic warfare.
The Constitution of the United States of America was the first Constitution that explicitly stated purpose of the nation to promote the general welfare, and gave the central government the power to promote the nation's development.
Franklin Roosevelt shifted the nation back to the American System with his "New Deal." However, Roosevelt died before he was able to eradicate colonialism, as he had intended.
members.tripod.com /east_west_dialogue/id13.html   (722 words)

  
 Inter-American System
The Secretariat for Central American Integration (SIECA) is the regional technical body, established as a legal entity, whose main function is to provide technical and administrative assistance to the Central American economic integration process of the Central American Integration System (SICA).
The basic objective of SICA is to achieve Central American integration, in order to make Central America a region of peace, freedom, democracy, and development, firmly grounded in the observance, protection, and promotion of human rights.
The Summit of the Americas brings together the Heads of Government of the Western Hemisphere to discuss common concerns, seek solutions and develop a shared vision for their future development of the region, be it economic, social or political in nature.
www.oas.org /OASpage/Inter-American_System.asp   (807 words)

  
 American School System
The student social hierarchy--especially for boys--at most American high schools is dominated by those who succeed the most at (school vs. school) sports; the dream of many boys is to be "captain of the football team".
It would be very rare to hear an American say "I'm in my first year of university" unless he or she were talking to someone more familiar with British English.
Also, if an adult American says "when I was at (or in) school," this usually refers to college, unless the conversational context would suggest primary (1st through 6th grades) or secondary (7th through 12th) school.
c2.com /cgi/wiki?AmericanSchoolSystem   (2910 words)

  
 Sprinkler System Product Line
The sprinkler system components AMERICAN NATIONAL installs are a function of 19 years of field testing and analyzing which parts are the most dependable, state-of-the-art yet user-friendly for the consumer.
American National gives the consumer a choice of which head to install.
The CONTROLLER is the "Brains" of the lawn sprinkler system which is usually located in the garage or basement.
www.americannationalco.com /sprinkler_system_product_line.htm   (439 words)

  
 American Education System: USA Education System - American School System - US Education System
The American education system requires that students complete 12 years of primary and secondary education prior to attending university or college.
That is why graduating from an accredited American school and being exposed to the rigors of the American education system is an investment in your future.
I truly believe that the American education system is the very best in the world since it offers so many choices, and the schools are the best in the world.
www.usastudyguide.com /usaeducationsystem.htm   (696 words)

  
 Encyclopedia of the Inter-American System — www.greenwood.com
Atkins, long the ranking authority in study of the inter-American system...now has brought out yet another publication indispensable for all students of the topic and the area....The entries consistently reflect the highest scholarly standard...That this encyclopedia is entirely Atkins' work attests to his exceptional research, knowledge, judgment, and unalloyed professionalism.
Atkins' comprehensive encyclopedia describes the evolution of the Inter-American system, which today comprises the Organization of American States (35 American countries, including Canada, the Commonwealth Caribbean, and Surinam) and the Inter-American Development Bank (28 American countries and 16 nonregional countries)....this is the best reference source on the complex Inter-American system.
It is compiled with an interdisciplinary approach, and addressed to a variety of readers from students and scholars to professionals and government officials.
www.greenwood.com /catalog/AEI%252f.aspx   (328 words)

  
 American Karate System - Our History
The American Karate System is the brainchild, and dream come true, of the late Mr.
The American Karate System is the realization of a dream and ideas that began in the mind of its founder, Ernest H. Lieb, upon his return from Korea in 1964.
It's a system of techniques and strategies which are geared to provide a person with a means to effectively defend themselves in the event of a personal attack.
www.americankaratesystem.org /history.html   (2406 words)

  
 United States Elections 2004
Again, several vital features of the American system — party nominating conventions and primary elections — are not provided for in the Constitution, but have resulted from an historical evolution rooted in the early years of the American republic.
Adding interest to the election is the fact that in the American system it is possible for one party to win the White House while another gains control of one or both houses of Congress.
As several of our authors suggest, the hallmark of the American election system over several centuries has been its fundamental stability, a stability that also responds to the need for modernization and change.
usinfo.state.gov /products/pubs/election04   (606 words)

  
 NEWS FROM THE INTER-AMERICAN SYSTEM
In their meeting, the Commission exchanged experiences and opinions with members of the African Commission on Human Rights about the operation of the Inter-American System for the Protection of Human Rights, the processing of individual cases, and the need to expand promotion activities in the region.
A Seminar on the Inter-American System for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights will be held in Washington D.C., December 2-4, 1996.
The Court in January 1995 rendered a judgment on the merits finding that Peru had violated several provisions of the American Convention on Human Rights and is obligated to compensate the victims' next of kin.
www.american.edu /TED/hpages/human/iasys41.htm   (1355 words)

  
 The Avalon Project : The Inter-American System : Agreements, Conventions and Other Documents
American Treaty on Pacific Settlement (Pact of Bogota); April 30, 1948
Lease to the United States by the Government of Cuba of Certain Areas of Land and Water for Naval or Coaling Stations in Guantanamo and Bahia Honda; July 2, 1903
Protocol of Amendment to the Charter of the Organization of American States (Protocol of Buenos Aires); February 27, 1970
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/intdip/interam/interame.htm   (373 words)

  
 American Red Cross- Homeland Security Advisory System
American Red Cross Homeland Security Advisory System Recommendations for Individuals, Families, Neighborhoods, Schools, and Businesses
American Red Cross materials dealing with terrorism and unexpected events
American Red Cross Chapters can provide these materials and others at no cost or a nominal fee, depending on the item
www.redcross.org /services/disaster/beprepared/hsas.html   (309 words)

  
 The New American System Of Justice
On the day he was found, an American soldier was killed.
Here is a flack whose last client was Bill Clinton, who lied under oath in a federal court.
In order to protect yourself from terrorism by politicians, you best pay attention to things like the American system of justice.
www.commondreams.org /views04/0104-05.htm   (1060 words)

  
 The American System of Criminal Justice: Current Amazon U.S.A. One-Edition Data
It challenges students to balance the mechanics and system of criminal justice with the human side of the story.
Gives more explicit focus to the role of American values in the application of criminal justice goals and to the conflicts that often ensue.
He is coauthor of several other Wadsworth criminal justice titles, including THE AMERICAN SYSTEM OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE, Eleventh Edition (with Christopher Smith); AMERICAN CORRECTIONS, Seventh Edition (with Todd Clear and Michael Reisig); and THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: POLITICS AND POLICIES, Ninth Edition (with Marc Gertz and Amy Bunger).
www.halloween.com /halloween-books/free.php?in=us&asin=0495006017   (606 words)

  
 The Inter-American System of Human Rights - Wal-Mart
This book gives a fresh and fascinating analytical account of the Inter-American Convention of Human Rights, a pact that includes substantive guarantees of economic, social, and cultural rights.
These guarantees are examined not only from the US perspective, but also from a Latin American
Debit cards (also called check cards, ATM cards or banking cards) which display a Visa or MasterCard logo on the front.
www.walmart.com /catalog/product.do?product_id=1995712   (659 words)

  
 UL | North American System Overview
The North American system for the manufacture, certification, installation, use and inspection of hazardous locations equipment is clearly a complex topic -— especially for those outside of this system looking in.
In an attempt to better understand this system, it might be easiest to consider the overall North American system as a hierarchy.
National Electrical Code for the U.S. and the Canadian Electrical Code for Canada), and ultimately end with the authorized use of suitable HazLoc equipment in an end-application.
www.ul.com /hazloc/nasystem.html   (170 words)

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