By Alicia Duchak

ISBN-10: 0203016009

ISBN-13: 9780203016008

ISBN-10: 0415187559

ISBN-13: 9780415187558

An A-Z of contemporary the United States is a accomplished cultural dictionary which defines modern the United States via its heritage and civilization. The ebook 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 US deals obtainable and energetic definitions of over 3,000 separate goods. The publication is cross-referenced and hence offers linked hyperlinks and cultural connections whereas the appendices include crucial additional details on American associations, buildings and traditions.

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Appalachian Mountains, the (geography) The longest and oldest mountain range in the eastern United States, extending for 1,600 miles (2,570 km), from Maine to Georgia. During the eighteenth century, it served as a natural western boundary prohibiting white migration out West. Today, it is a popular summertime recreation, resort and conservation area. See Appalachian Trail. Appalachian Trail (sports and leisure) A footpath for leisure and intensive hiking which extends 2,050 miles (3,300 km) from 17 Mount Springer in the southern state of Georgia to Mount Katahdin in the northern state of Maine.

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. ] See Ford's Theater. , in the budget of the federal government) according to the laws that the legislature or executive makes. April 15 (economy) The deadline day on which all federal tax forms must be completed and all taxes for the previous year must be paid to the Internal Revenue Service.

Associated Press (media) (AP) A news service selling and sending news stories and syndicated news items by wire to newspapers, magazines, on-line services and TV and radio broadcasts. It was founded in 1848 and is the largest wire service in the world. Further, its sports writers nominate amateur athletes to the status of All-American. Compare United Press International. Association of Tennis Professionals (sports and leisure) (ATP) The organization founded in 1972 that sets standards for professional tennis and sponsors over 70 tournaments worldwide for professional male tennis players.

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