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  United States HISTORY
Texas was admitted to the Union as a state in 1845, and relations between Mexico and the United States steadily worsened.
In the 1920s, the United States had little enthusiasm left for crusades, either for democracy abroad or for reform at home; a rare instance of idealism in action was the Kellogg-Briand Pact (1928), an antiwar accord negotiated on behalf of the United States by Secretary of State Frank B. Kellogg.
The United States was brought actively into the war by the Japanese attack on the Pearl Harbor naval base in Hawaii on 7 December 1941.
www.nationsencyclopedia.com /Americas/United-States-HISTORY.html   (8643 words)

  
 United States technological and industrial history - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
At the time of the American revolution and beyond, the technology and industry of the United States was lagging behind that of its European counterparts, although not by much.
Until the 1820s, the United States was almost completely pre-industrial, with most manufacturing being done in individual households - the British Industrial revolution had not yet begun to trickle into America.
Industrialized growth also occurred in the Pennsylvania iron industry and the manufacture of small arms.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_technological_and_industrial_history   (691 words)

  
 USA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Manifest Destiny was a philosophy that encouraged westward expansion in the United States: as the population of the Eastern states grew and as a steady increase of immigrants entered the country, settlers moved steadily westward across North America.
The United States currently enjoys a positive relationship with the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, and Poland, among several others, in that these nations are participating as active military allies with, or logistical supporters of, the United States in all theaters.
The United States is often under criticism from Western governments and NGOs concerning lengthy detention without trial, forced confessions, torture, and mistreatment of prisoners as well as some restrictions on freedoms of speech and the press, as being violations of their definition of human rights.
www.solarnavigator.net /geography/united_states_of_america_usa.htm   (6769 words)

  
 Industrial Revolution: 11 to 14 years   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Oral History Archive: The East Midlands Oral History Archive is a lottery funded project dedicated to encouraging the use of oral history by community groups and schools.
Women in the Industrial Revolution: The Industrial Revolution in part was fueled by the economic necessity of many women, single and married, to find waged work outside their home.
The Industrial Revolution: From boiling a kettle to working in an office, much of the modern world is shaped by the achievements of the Industrial Revolution.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /REVhistoryIR2.htm   (3836 words)

  
 Grade Eleven - Content Standards (CA Dept of Education)
They learn that the United States has served as a model for other nations and that the rights and freedoms we enjoy are not accidents, but the results of a defined set of political principles that are not always basic to citizens of other countries.
Cite incidences of religious intolerance in the United States (e.g., persecution of Mormons, anti-Catholic sentiment, anti-Semitism).
United States of America) and the restrictions on German and Italian resident aliens; the response of the administration to Hitler's atrocities against Jews and other groups; the roles of women in military production; and the roles and growing political demands of African Americans.
www.cde.ca.gov /be/st/ss/hstgrade11.asp   (2218 words)

  
 United States History - The Struggles of Labor
Until then, the field was left to the state and local authorities, few of whom were as responsive to the workers as they were to wealthy industrialists.
Most industrial workers still worked a 10-hour day (12 hours in the steel industry), yet earned from 20 to 40 percent less than the minimum deemed necessary for a decent life.
Formed from an amalgam of unions fighting for better conditions in the West's mining industry, the IWW, or "Wobblies" as they were commonly known, gained particular prominence from the Colorado mine clashes of 1903 and the singularly brutal fashion in which they were put down.
countrystudies.us /united-states/history-82.htm   (989 words)

  
 Lecture 17: The Origins of the Industrial Revolution in England
This vision is part of the general attitude known as the idea of progress, that is, that the history of human society is a history of progress, forever forward, forever upward.
We live in the legacy of the Industrial Revolution, the legacy of the "cash nexus," as the mid-19th century Scottish critic Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) put it, where the only connection between men is the one of money, profit and gain.
The origins of the Industrial Revolution in England are complex and varied and, like the French Revolution, the Industrial Revolution is still a subject of a vast historical debate over origins, developments, growth and end results.
www.historyguide.org /intellect/lecture17a.html   (2881 words)

  
 History
Emphasis on industrialization, urbanization and the emergence of the United States as a world power in the twentieth century.
The history of the Black Americans is traced from the time of their appearance as slaves in the New World to the struggle for equality in the twentieth century.
An examination of the Hanoverian monarchy, the growth of cabinet government, the development of political parties, the industrial revolution, the age of reform and the expansion of Britain abroad.
www.simpson.edu /courses/hist.html   (1563 words)

  
 History
Concurrently, the world chemical industry was established on the basis of coal tar when the 18-year-old Englishman Perkin discovered the first coal-tar dyes in 1854 and his instructor Hoffmann returned to Germany with that basic knowledge.
At the same time, the gas industry, through its American Gas Association, undertook (from 1919) continued national action in defining the nature and breadth of environmental effects of the management of gas-house wastes and conducted yearly committee efforts to develop improvements in dealing with such wastes, as reported widely in the gas literature.
The States were funded by the Federal government, beginning with the Clean Water Act of 1965, to scope and to deal with water pollution control issues.
www.hatheway.net /history.htm   (1746 words)

  
 Investing in Arizona's Future
In the last twenty years, legislative and fiscal conditions in the United States have enhanced the ability of universities to interface directly with the market, thus increasing substantially the opportunities for private capital to benefit from public investments in scientific research.
Technological innovations drive much of our economic growth at the national level, but it is local economic environments that enable this growth to occur.
States have the power to create local conditions most conducive to new ideas and new inventions, which in turn inspire new companies, industries, jobs and growth.
www.asu.edu /president/azfuture/2.htm   (665 words)

  
 History of Wetlands in the Conterminous United States
Toward the middle of the century, lumbering was an important industry in the Midwest, supplying wood for construction and fuel for stoves and fireplaces.
Two World Wars, a rapidly growing population, and industrial growth fueled the demand for land as industry and agriculture propelled the United States to the status of a world leader.
Estimates indicate that wetland losses in the conterminous United States from the mid-1970's to the mid-1980's were about 290,000 acres per year (Dahl and Johnson, 1991).
water.usgs.gov /nwsum/WSP2425/history.html   (4709 words)

  
 HISTORY
This course traces the tumultuous history of Europe from the Congress of Vienna to the collapse of the Soviet Empire.
Students explore the history of immigrants to our shores from the earliest settlers to Irish immigrants, and the Southern and Eastern European waves at the turn of the century, with emphasis on modern immigration from Latin America and Asia.
The American frontier and the westward movement in the United States are the areas of emphasis.
www.chapman.edu /catalog/cuc/current/content/439.htm   (2464 words)

  
 History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
The history of technology education is long and extensive, since the term “technology” encompasses a broad range of implementations that have led to different forms of schooling throughout the centuries.
An important technological development during this time was the invention of papyrus, which gave the Egyptians a new way to record ideas (Gomez, 2001).
The growth of skill-based learning in the United States during this time period can be contributed to the perceived need for technological advancement, as well as the industrial need for skilled workers, (namely those with engineering and technical backgrounds).
personal.bgsu.edu /~amccrat/history.htm   (848 words)

  
 Maryland Core Learning Goals - U.S. History
The student will demonstrate an understanding of the history, diversity, and commonality of the peoples of the nation and world, the reality of human interdependence, and the need for global cooperation, through a perspective that is both historical and multicultural.
United States involvement in international defense and development organizations such as the League of Nations, the United Nations and its agencies, and NATO.
After examining United States treaties and executive orders from 1790 to the present, the student will select three treaties or orders that he or she believes have had the greatest influence on United States foreign policies.
www.mcps.k12.md.us /curriculum/socialstd/MSPAP/HSA_US.html   (1975 words)

  
 Varec® History
We had experienced tremendous growth and were supporting installed units worldwide, across various markets, such as petrochemical, food and beverage and pharmaceuticals.
In the 1950s, the United States saw tremendous growth in its telecommunications industry and Varec engineers moved in line with this trend by developing the first “Pulse Code System”.
In 1993, Coggins and Varec were again at the forefront of technological developments when Coggins’ FuelsManager® software was released in conjunction with Microsoft’s Windows NT operating system.
www.varec.com /com_history.htm   (1049 words)

  
 ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSE RISKS AND TERRORISM
At this time, the United States was conducting a series of high-altitude atmospheric tests, code named "Fishbowl." The nuclear explosion, "Starfish Prime," which was detonated in the Pacific Ocean 800 miles from Hawaii, caused an EMP that disrupted radio stations and electrical equipment throughout Hawaii.
Although it is still in the experimental phase, the United States may try to use an E-bomb to seize the Iraqi airwaves if a war is launched on that country.
He serves as chairman of the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse Attack and was director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and science adviser to the president during the Reagan administration.
www.unitedstatesaction.com /emp-terror.htm   (5837 words)

  
 Social Studies Curriculum Standards
In United States History, students study the history of the United States Reconstruction to the present.
identify patterns of immigration and the causal factors that led to immigration to the United States of America (i.e., crop famines, California gold rush, European social and political unrest, religious freedom).
recognize technological, and industrial advancements to the era (i.e., advancements in mining, farming, or ranching).
www.state.tn.us /education/ci/cigateendofcourse/cieocssushist.htm   (2970 words)

  
 List of United States history articles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of articles related to the History of the United States.
History of Detroit, Michigan - History of Los Angeles, California - History of New York City - History of Seattle, Washington
African American history - Demographic history of the United States - History of the Jews in the United States - History of immigration to the United States - History of feminism in the United States - History of Mexican-Americans - Cattle drives in the United States
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_United_States_history_articles   (215 words)

  
 United States Labor and Industrial History Audio Archive
Nathan Spero was the Research Director for the United Electrical Workers Union (UE) for thirty-nine years, from 1944 until 1983.
During his career in the UE, in addition to his regular duties Spero served as the co-chair of the 13-union joint committee on pensions and insurance in negotiations with General Electric and Westinghouse from 1975 through 1981.
Darcy was the California District Organizer for the Communist Party in the early 1930s and was heavily involved in leading the efforts to organize California farmworkers.
www.albany.edu /history/LaborAudio/index.html   (1143 words)

  
 Michigan Technological University, Industrial Archaeology Program Home Page
In practice, IA in the US and UK generally focuses on the period of the industrial revolution and later, though there is a strong connection to the study of earlier technologies, particularly in the area of archaeometallurgy.
Industrial Archaeology emerged as a distinct field of study in the United Kingdom in the 1940s and 50s, when historians, preservationists, archaeologists, and engineers became concerned that many of the key relics of Britain's industrial heritage were disappearing.
The M.S. Industrial Archaeology Program at Michigan Technological University is unique in the United States, and one of the few in the world to explicitly study industrial archaeology.
www.social.mtu.edu /IA/IAWeb/iahmmspgm.html   (302 words)

  
 Jack Brown   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Awarded by the Society for the History of Technology for: "Design Plans, Working Drawings, and National Styles of Engineering Practice in Great Britain and the United States, 1775-1945," vol.
Projected as the final western link of the Pennsylvania Railroad, the bridge also was a key element in the duel that St. Louis waged with Chicago for commerical supremacy in the Midwest.
I am also working on a large study of American industrialization across the nineteenth century, focusing particularly on the role of capital goods in the formation of the industrial economy.
www.virginia.edu /history/faculty/brown.html   (340 words)

  
 United States History
History through the eyes of those who lived it.
Politicians are listed by name, office, birth place, and many other categories, including, for example, politicians born into slavery and politicians who donated their bodies to science.
Comprehensive listing of United States History Internet sources organized first by general history, then by era.
www.lansing.lib.il.us /Web/historyus.htm   (1463 words)

  
 WTPS United States History Links
History and Politics Out Loud ("HPOL is a collection of invaluable audio materials some available for the first time on this website capturing significant political and historical events and personalities of the twentieth century.
The records of the Continental Congress, the Constitutional Convention, and the United States Congress comprise a rich documentary history of the construction of the nation, the development of the federal government, and its role in the national life.
History of the Cherokee ("a tribute to the strength and determination of our people to survive centuries of trials and oppression"...
www.wtps.org /links/hist_us.htm   (9115 words)

  
 United States History
The conflict that devastated the South, caused over 600,000 deaths, and helped define the United States as a true nation.
The Frontier West--Indians, miners, cowboys, and farmers and how their interactions opened up the western half of the continent.
Rise of the American City--Urban problems such as corruption and congestion were battled by reformers and the rise of a new form of Christianity called the Social Gospel which applied religious principles to social problems.
www.palacenet.net /home/tgswatek/USHistory.htm   (2179 words)

  
 WWW-VL: History: United States: Gilded Age, 1876-1900; US History
Ex Parte Virginia [states may not deny individuals the rights of United States citizens]
History of the Johnstown Flood, by Willis Fletcher Johnson
RETURN TO WWW-VL: History was established as HNSource (Kansas History Gateway) on 6 March 1993.
vlib.iue.it /history/USA/ERAS/gilded.html   (821 words)

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