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By Alicia Duchak

ISBN-10: 0203016009

ISBN-13: 9780203016008

ISBN-10: 0415187559

ISBN-13: 9780415187558

An A-Z of recent the US is a entire cultural dictionary which defines modern the United States via its heritage and civilization. The booklet comprises entries on:key humans from presidents to Babe RuthAmerican existence, customs, garments and educationlegal, spiritual and governmental practicesmulticulturalism, minorities and civil rightsAn A-Z of contemporary the US bargains obtainable and full of life definitions of over 3,000 separate goods. The ebook is cross-referenced and therefore offers linked hyperlinks and cultural connections whereas the appendices comprise crucial additional details on American associations, constructions and traditions.

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Also known as ``visitor''. AWOL (military) In the armed forces, describing a military personnel member who has temporarily left the camp or base without receiving formal permission from some higher-ranking officer. In most cases, this is a minor offense. It does not mean that the person has ``deserted'' the military. By association, any person who is not present or has left a position without giving an explanation. , creatures from outerspace). By association, anything which is done in an amateur or cheap manner.

All presidential appointees must be approved of by the US Senate, usually after Arches National Park 2 hearings . See advice and consent; compare spoils system, civil service. Appomattox Court House (history) General Robert E. Lee surrendered his Confederate Army of Northern Virginia to US General Ulysses S. Grant, head of the Union3 Army, on April 9, 1865, which effectively ended the Civil War. Further, it ensured that the US would accept those areas of the former Confederate States of America back in to the United States and become one country again.

AmeriCorps (education) A national service program that promotes full-time or part-time community service in education, public safety, human needs and the environment in exchange for federal help in paying for higher education. A program participant must be over 17 years of age and either a high school graduate1 or a GED holder. It was created in 1994 by President Bill Clinton through the National Service Movement bill. Compare Peace Corps, Teach for America, Teacher Corps. AMESLAN (language) a popular name for American Sign Language.

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