By Alicia Duchak

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

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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. [From the rural village (named `Appomattox Court House') where the two generals met.

His keen observations and knowledge about wild birds helped him create his masterpiece work, Birds of America (1827). Although his habit was to kill birds, he did this to examine them more closely in order to paint them accurately. After this work met with success he started, but did not finish, the paintings of mammals for the project known as The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. See National Audubon Society. ``Auld Lang Syne'' (customs and traditions) The title and part of the refrain (meaning ``time long past'') of the old, traditional song sung to remember old friends and old experiences; according to tradition, it is sung in a solemn manner on New Year's Eve after the bells have chimed twelve o'clock midnight.

Also known as ``the Anti-Vietnam War movement''; see draft1, Woodstock, sit-ins, Summer of Love, flower children, Chicago Eight. 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.

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