As the 35th President of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy held office from 1961 until his untimely death in 1963. He became the President at the age of forty-three. He was the first serving president born in the twentieth century. Of all the forty-four presidents who have served to date, J.F Kennedy, a Catholic, is the only non-Protestant elective. He is also won a Pulitzer Prize for his 1957 best-selling book, “Profiles in Courage,” eight short biographies of senators who Kennedy thought were politically courageous. [read more →]
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From the time of Whitney Houston’s passing, several accounts of the last days of her life as well as stories of her earlier days have filled the airwaves. Even with all of the free-flowing information about her life, there is still probably much that her fans don’t know about Ms. Houston.
Whitney had a nickname given to her by her dad, John Houston. Mr. Houston called his daughter, “Nippy.” According to the anecdote, Whitney was a very fussy and finicky infant who would constantly kick off her baby blanket during the cold winter weather each night. Her dad would lovingly call her “Nippy” as he thought she would be very cold. Whitney eventually named her management company Nippy, Inc. The company was managed by her father. [read more →]
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With the presidential election upon us, there has never been a better time to consider the impact that this election has on America, as well as other countries around the world. With the leader of the free world being unknown for the next four years, Americans have a huge responsibility to ensure the best candidate is chosen for the job. Not only will this person impact things such as the economy, foreign policy and social issues affecting the world, they will also orchestrate changing the lives of millions of Americans. With unemployment at unprecedented levels and the state of the world in economic peril, this election is especially crucial for rebuilding and enabling the US to return to its former glory. [read more →]
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Country music can be traced back as early as the 1800s to immigrants who played the earliest forms of the music style. Because they had brought over their instruments, such as the banjo, from their native country, the music was completely new to the United States.
During the late 1800s until the early 1900s, this musical style could be found in the Appalachian Mountains but rarely anywhere else. It wasn’t until the 1920s that country music got its first break. A producer heard a small Appalachian mountain band; he liked it so much that he decided to give them a gig on his radio program. This greatly widened the awareness of the music style. With the dawn of television the popularity grew even more. Variety shows featured country music singers on a regular basis. Big cities, such as New York City, were now listening to country music. Most country music fans thought that New York City would never be acquainted with country music. [read more →]
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The Rocky Mountains, more commonly known as “The Rockies”, are a large range of mountains in the Western United States. These mountains stretch longer than 3,000 miles, from Canada to New Mexico. Much of the Rocky Mountains are protected parks and protected forest lands, but are popular tourist locations.
Every year during the summer, millions of tourists travel to the Rockies. Some examples of warm-weather tourist locations located in the United States portion of the mountains are: Pikes Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park, Yellowstone National Park, and Grand Teton National Park. Some National Parks that are located in the Canada portion of the Rocky Mountains are: Jasper National Park, Waterton Lakes National Park, and Yoho National Park. [read more →]
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Baseball has been commonly known as “America’s past time.” This is because the game has become very popular in the United States ever since it was invented in the Civil War era in the U.S. Originally the gloves for baseball were very small, making it even more difficult to catch the ball. It took a long time to add a cork to the process as well.
Baseball is a bat-and-ball sport enjoyed between 2 groups regarding nine participants each and every. The actual aim is always to score runs through hitting a chucked ball with a baseball bat and also touching a number of 4 bottoms arranged on the 4 corners of a ninety-foot sq ., or perhaps diamond. Gamers on a single team (the particular playing baseball team) consider becomes striking from the pitcher with the additional staff (the actual fielding group), that endeavors to prevent these coming from scoring operates through obtaining batters out in any one of a number of ways.
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Every October 31 Halloween is recognized with a variety of traditions and festivities, many of them dating back at least a few millennia. Two thousand years ago, the ancient Celts celebrated their new year on November 1 marking the end of the warmer, harvest months and the beginning of the cold, dark winter.
Winter was the time of the year often associated with death and dying. The Celts celebrated Samhain, a grand festival, on October 31, the night before the new year when it was believed the dead came back in the form of ghosts and spirits.
Costumes were worn during Samhain when enormous bonfires were built for making sacrifices to Celtic deities who were thought to be able to foretell the future on this night when the worlds between the living and the dead become one. The costumes and bonfires also served the important purpose of warding off any malevolent ghosts roaming the earth waiting to cause mischief and mayhem. [read more →]
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“Resolved, that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.” These words were penned by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia, before Thomas Jefferson even took pen to paper. (Presented to Congress on June 7, 1776) It was part of a move by the Continental Congress to ride the current of national discontent, which had been stirred by the publication of Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense”. Furthermore, across the colonies, from the level of colonial legislature down to individual judges, Americans had been declaring themselves free of the rule of King George III beginning in April, 1776. [read more →]
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Groundhog Day is a holiday celebrated in Canada and the United States on February 2 of each year. It is thought to have its roots in early European tradition which sought to determine whether winter would be prolonged based on the emergence of a bear or badger out of hibernation.
In the United States, the holiday celebration immigrated from Europe with the Pennsylvania Dutch who noted the groundhog’s considerable intelligence and chose it as an accurate prognosticator of the winter weather. One of the earliest references to the celebration of the day occurs in a Pennsylvania Dutchman’s journal in 1841. [read more →]
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1. August 2011 · Kommentare deaktiviert
On March 18, 1837 in Caldwell, New Jersey, Grover Cleveland was born. He was the fifth of nine children raised in upper state New York by his Yale-educated father Richard Falley Cleveland who was a Presbyterian minister and has mother Ann Neal.
When Grover was 16, his father died and college was no longer an option for him. Grover worked as a clerk to help support his family.
He did not attend college, but at the age of 22, he was admitted to the bar. Over the years, Cleveland rose to political prominence and served as the mayor of Buffalo in 1881. He had a second term as mayor before becoming the governor of New York.
Cleveland was a Democrat and gained a reputation for being very efficient and for being honest which led him to run for President of The United States. With the support of the Democratic Party and with the support of reform Republicans called the Mugwumps, Cleveland ran for President and became the 22nd President of the United States in 1885.
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