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  Music of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The music of the United States can be characterized by the use of syncopation and asymmetrical rhythms, long, irregular melodies, which are said to "reflect the wide open geography of (the American landscape)" and the "sense of personal freedom characteristic of American life".
Instead, the music of the United States is that of dozens or hundreds of indigenous and immigrant groups, all of which developed largely in regional isolation until the American Civil War, when people from across the country were brought together in army units, trading musical styles and practices.
Music is an important part of education in the United States, and is a part of most or all school systems in the country.
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 United States
The United States of America, also known as the United States, the U.S., the U.S.A., the U.S. of A, the States, and America, is a country in North America.
The Northern states were opposed to the expansion of slavery whereas the Southern states saw the opposition as an attack on their way of life, since their economy was dependent on slave labor.
Several major seaports are in the United States; the three busiest are California's Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach, and the Port of New York and New Jersey, all among the world's busiest.
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 sociology - United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The United States of America — also referred to as the United States, the U.S.A., the U.S., America¹, the States, or (archaically) Columbia — is a federal republic of 50 states located primarily in central North America (with the exception of two states: Alaska and Hawaii).
The United States does not have an official language at federal level; nevertheless, English is spoken by the vast majority of the population and serves as the de facto language: English is the language used for legislation, regulations, executive orders, treaties, federal court rulings, and all other official pronouncements.
U.S. music is heard all over the world, and it is the sire of such forms as blues and jazz and had a primary hand in the shaping of modern rock and roll and popular music culture.
www.aboutsociology.com /sociology/United_States   (4041 words)

  
 Music history of the United States to the Civil War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Musically, spirituals were a descendent of New England choral traditions mixed with African rhythms and call-and-response forms.
He was familiar the music of the southern states, and his songs reflected his awareness of southern culture.
With French-Canadians from Acadia, white settlers of Scotch-Irish, French and Spanish descent, Native Americans and an abundance of slaves from the West Indies, New Orleans and the surrounding area was a cultural melting pot.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Music_history_of_the_United_States_to_the_Civil_War   (2609 words)

  
 California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the middle of the state lies the California Central Valley, a huge, fertile valley bounded by the coastal mountain ranges in the west, the granite Sierra Nevada to the east, the volcanic Cascade Range in the north and the Tehachapi Mountains in the south.
The State of California is part of the Nearctic ecozone, and spans a number of terrestrial ecoregions, and is perhaps the most ecologically diverse state in the United States.
The state offers a homeowner and renter assistance program under which a once-a-year payment is allowed to qualified individuals based on part of the property taxes assessed and paid on their homes or paid indirectly as part of their rent.
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 SingaporeMoms - Parenting Encyclopedia - Music of the United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Instead, the music of the United States is that of dozens or hundreds of indigenous and immigrant groups, all of which developed largely in regional isolation until the Civil War.
The music of the United States can be characterized by the use of syncopation, long, irregular melodies (which are said to reflect the wide open geography of the American landscape) and elements of distinctively American jazz, blues and Native American music (Ferris, 10).
Some commonalities are near universal among Native American traditional music, however, including the lack of harmony and polyphony, the presence of choiral vocals, the use of vocables and the descending melodic figures.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/United States
However, the structure of the United States was profoundly changed in 1788 when the states replaced the Articles of Confederation with the United States Constitution; often, sources use the date each of the original 13 states adopted the Constitution as the date on that state "entered the Union" (became part of the United States).
The government of the United States may be accurately categorized as a republic or as a liberal democracy.
Because the United States is such a relatively young nation, most of the development of US cities has taken place after the invention of the automobile.
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 sinke/Dutch Immigrant Women in the United States 1880-1920. Chapter 4   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Basically for some immigrants any climate that did not resemble that of the Netherlands was "unhealthy." One young woman wrote a friend that the continued warmth of southern California had left her tired and drained, whereas the seasons of western Michigan suited her well.
He went on to argue that the United States had come to a level equal to Europe in terms of medical training: "in earlier times persons who had their medical training in the Netherlands or Germany were preferred over those who had studied at an American university.
One of the positive aspects of life in the United States was that by the time many immigrants' parents reached "old" age, the younger generation could assist them financially, whether the parents lived in the United States or the Netherlands.
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 Music history of the United States to the Civ... - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 United States of America - Wikitravel
The U.S. is one of the largest countries in the world in terms of area (at roughly 9.6 million sq km, it's about half the size of Russia and around the same size as China) and population (though, even with nearly 300 million residents, it's far behind China and India).
The continental United States (the 48 states other than Alaska and Hawaii) are bound by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west, with much of the country's population living on these two coasts.
This crisis exacerbated the disaffection among the working classes in the United States and around the world and led to a rise in socialist thinking that was to have a large effect on the rest of the century.
wikitravel.org /en/United_States   (13558 words)

  
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Music of Washington D.C. Music of Washington DC
Music of immigrant communities in the United States
Music of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
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 Israel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The State of Israel (Hebrew: &1502;&1456;&1491;&1460;&1497;&1504;&1463;&1514; &1497;&1460;&1513;&1474;&1456;&1512;&1464;&1488;&1461;&1500;, transliteration: Medinat Yisra'el; Arabic: &1583;&1614;&1608;&1618;&1604;&1614;&1577;&1618; &1575;&1616;&1587;&1618;&1585;&1614;&1575;&1574;&1616;&1610;&1604;, transliteration:) is a country in the Middle East on the eastern edge of the Mediterranean Sea.
Ben Gurion pronounces the Declaration of the State of Israel on May 14, 1948 in Tel Aviv]] On May 14, 1948, the State of Israel was proclaimed.
The influx of Jewish immigrants from the former USSR topped 750,000 during the period 1989-1999, bringing the population of Israel from the former Soviet Union to 1 million, one-sixth of the total population, and adding scientific and professional expertise of substantial value for the economy's future.
israel.iqnaut.net   (5016 words)

  
 U.S. Consulate Fukuoka, Japan
We spoke to a Penn State participant at the closing who said that, when she explained she was working in eldercare politics, local organizers took her on a day-long tour of senior citizen facilities in the Fukuoka area.
Uesugi encouraged Japanese students to consider exchange programs in the United States and drew her personal experience as a student in the U.S. She discussed how international exchanges change people's worldviews and how this can be used in deciding on future careers.
He stressed that the United States plays a strong role in both economic and political stability, and that its role is recognized if not always appreciated by major Southeast Asia governments.
japan.usembassy.gov /fukuoka/wwwhmain.html   (3055 words)

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