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A-Z of Modern America by Alicia Duchak

By Alicia Duchak

An A-Z of contemporary the United States is a complete cultural dictionary which defines modern the US via its historical past and civilization. The e-book 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 recent the United States deals available and energetic definitions of over 3,000 separate goods. The booklet is cross-referenced and hence presents linked hyperlinks and cultural connections whereas the appendices include crucial additional details on American associations, constructions and traditions.

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Since the Civil Rights Movement, these laws have been overruled and forbidden by the Supreme Court. anti-Semitism (religion) An official or personal policy of discrimination against Jewish people because of their religion or culture. ] See Anti-Defamation League. Anti-Terrorism Act (immigration) A federal law (passed in 1996) which tries to reform the policy of immigration to the United States, namely, by limiting the rights of illegal aliens and permitting the federal government to deport those individuals who have a record for terrorist activities.

A higher court has the authority to hear the case and decide to change the decision of that case that is appealed. See US Court of Appeals, Supreme Court, certiorari. appellate court (legal system) A general name for any court which hears a case on appeal; especially the US Court of Appeals. See Supreme Court. , small pieces of meat, fish or vegetables) designed to stimulate a person's interest in eating; it is served either hot or cold. 2 The first course of an evening meal or dinner. See hors d'oeuvre; compare entree, finger food.

See B. B. King. Bean Town (geography) The popular name for the city of Boston. ] bear (economy) On the stock market, a person who sells stocks and bonds expecting a fall in price and who then plans to rebuy them, but at the lower price. A bear makes a profit in a bear market. ] Compare bull. bear market (economy) A decline in the prices of stocks, bonds or commodities, which lasts for an extended period. In a bear market, bears buy back stocks and thus make money and prosper. Beat Generation, the (the arts) (the Beats) The collective name for the group of writers and poets who developed then wrote from a philosophy promoting selflove, freedom, poverty, spontaneity and experimentation, especially with travel, drinking, drugs and sex.

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