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By Alicia Duchak

ISBN-10: 0203016009

ISBN-13: 9780203016008

ISBN-10: 0415187559

ISBN-13: 9780415187558

An A-Z of contemporary the USA is a entire cultural dictionary which defines modern the United States via its historical past and civilization. The ebook comprises 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 contemporary the US bargains available and vigorous definitions of over 3,000 separate goods. The e-book is cross-referenced and hence offers linked hyperlinks and cultural connections whereas the appendices comprise crucial additional info on American associations, buildings and traditions.

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Atomic Energy Commission (science and technology) (AEC) It was replaced by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in 1974. attorney (legal system) A person who has studied law (usually for three years at a law school4) and is a member of the bar2 of that state. He or she works for clients by giving them legal advice outside of court, making out-of-court settlements or representing a client in court during a criminal trial or a civil trial. This term is often used interchangeably with lawyer. See LSAT; compare attorney-at-law, bailiff, paralegal.

Baptist (religion) A member of a Baptist Church. 6 million total members) which is particularly popular in the South among whites and African Americans. It began during the Puritan movement of the seventeenth century in England and was founded in 1609 by Englishman John Smyth (1554±1612); its first American Church was started in 1639 by Roger Williams (1603±1683) in Rhode Island. Its members, Baptists, believe in the importance of reading the Bible, the separation of church and state, congregationalism1 and that only people can become full members by being `baptized' as adults.

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. Kennedy (marked by an eternallylit flame), Robert Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929±1994). It is the site of special ceremonies on Veterans' Day and Memorial Day. ] See Department of Veterans' Affairs. ARM! (environment) A radical animal rights organization and lobby that lobbies to create laws to stop the abuse of animals, especially to cease the use of animals in laboratory testing and to end the animal fur industry.

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