By Alicia Duchak

An A-Z of contemporary the United States is a complete cultural dictionary which defines modern the United States via its background and civilization. The booklet comprises entries on:key humans from presidents to Babe RuthAmerican lifestyles, customs, garments and educationlegal, non secular and governmental practicesmulticulturalism, minorities and civil rightsAn A-Z of contemporary the USA bargains obtainable and vigorous definitions of over 3,000 separate goods. The e-book is cross-referenced and hence presents linked hyperlinks and cultural connections whereas the appendices include crucial additional info on American associations, buildings and traditions.

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Area code (daily life) A three-digit number used before a local telephone number when calling that number from a different city or state. Arlington National Cemetery (military) The national cemetery of the United States in which common soldiers as well as famous figures are buried. The land and mansion belonged to the wife of Robert E. Lee, Mary Custis Lee and were dedicated to the US after the Civil War. It includes the graves of hundreds of soldiers (each grave indicated with a white marker: white crosses for Christians; white Stars of David for Jews) from various US wars, the Tomb of the Unknowns and the graves of John F.

Antiquities Act, the (environment) The federal law (passed in 1906) which permits the President to create or establish national monuments on those lands which are under the control of the federal government. antitrust laws (economy) Laws designed to protect trade, businesses, low prices and competition in the United States. , charging different prices to different customers for the same product) or any other business activity that tries to limit competition. Federal antitrust laws include: Sherman Antitrust Act, Federal Trade Commission Act and the Clayton Antitrust Act.

See bestseller. antebellum south, the (history) A collective name for the states in the South before the Civil War which practiced the plantation crop economy and the legal institution of slavery. See apologist. Anthony, Susan B. (people) (1820± 1906) A suffragist and strong supporter of the Women's Rights movement. Her organizational skills and circulation of petitions for women's property rights, women's rights to child custody and the right to vote encouraged the state of New York to pass laws giving women more rights.

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