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The Invasion of America

The Invasion of America | American Government BDHS | Scoop.it

This interactive map, produced by University of Georgia historian Claudio Saunt to accompany his new book West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776, offers a time-lapse vision of the transfer of Indian land between 1776 and 1887. As blue “Indian homelands” disappear, small red areas appear, indicating the establishment of reservations (above is a static image of the map; visit the map's page to play with its features).


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 18, 2014 11:13 AM

In the past I've shared maps that show the historic expansion of the United States--a temporal and spatial visualization of Manifest Destiny.  The difference with this interactive is that the narrative focuses on the declining territory controlled by Native Americans instead of the growth of the United States.  That may seem a minor detail, but how history is told shapes our perception of events, identities and places.

 

Tags: USA, historicalmapping, visualization

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, June 23, 2014 12:25 PM

unit 1 Perception and bias of maps

Tom Cockburn's curator insight, June 24, 2014 5:51 AM

This will likely resonate with 'first peoples' everywhere

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The New USA? Secession Movement Gains Steam

The New USA? Secession Movement Gains Steam | American Government BDHS | Scoop.it
Mention the word secession and most think of the Civil War. But a new movement is gaining steam due to anger of an out-of-control government.
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What are the potential consequences of a new secessionist movement in the United States?

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Ohio prosecutor seeks death penalty for Punxsutawney Phil after bad forecast

Ohio prosecutor seeks death penalty for Punxsutawney Phil after bad forecast | American Government BDHS | Scoop.it
As severe cold grips the eastern U.S. on March 21, Punxsutawney Phil's forecast for an early spring is best described as an epic failure.
Mr. D's Social Studies Classroom's insight:

AREN'T WE BEING A LITTLE TOO SEVERE ON OUR FURRY FRIEND?

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Google Glass could one day let you control objects around you

Google Glass could one day let you control objects around you | American Government BDHS | Scoop.it
A Google patent filing published today describes a way for Google Glass wearers to actually control certain objects nearby. Read this article by Lance Whitney on CNET News.
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ARE YOU READY FOR YOUR SET YET?

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Crown Casino in 'Ocean's Eleven' scam

Crown Casino in 'Ocean's Eleven' scam | American Government BDHS | Scoop.it

"Australia's largest casino has been scammed out of a reported $32m in an Ocean's Eleven-style heist. Melbourne's Herald-Sun newspaper said a foreigner staying at the Crown Casino used the venue's own surveillance cameras in the sting. The paper claims information taken from the high-resolution cameras was apparently signalled to the high roller as he played cards - a similar method to that used by George Clooney's character in the crime caper. In the 2001 movie Brad Pitt and Clooney recruit someone familiar with security to rob a series of Las Vegas casinos...."

Mr. D's Social Studies Classroom's insight:

CRIME OR PITY PARTY? HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THIS PIECE OF NEWS?

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Census: Record 1 in 3 US counties are now dying

Census: Record 1 in 3 US counties are now dying | American Government BDHS | Scoop.it

"A record number of U.S. counties - more than 1 in 3 - are now dying off, hit by an aging population and weakened local economies that are spurring young adults to seek jobs and build families elsewhere...."

Mr. D's Social Studies Classroom's insight:

AS A YOUNG PERSON, WHAT MIGHT YOU BE LOOKING FOR WHEN IT COMES TO LOOKING FOR A NEW PLACE TO LIVE? WHAT PERSONAL VALUES AND ATTRIBUTES ARE YOU LOOKING FOR IN A COMMUNITY IN WHICH YOU WILL CALL "HOME"?

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Egypt Struck by Swarm of Locusts Ahead of Passover

Egypt Struck by Swarm of Locusts Ahead of Passover | American Government BDHS | Scoop.it
To those who thought the Passover Haggadah might have been exaggerating – think again. Millions of locusts have swooped down on to Egypt.
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The Holocaust Just Got More Shocking

The Holocaust Just Got More Shocking | American Government BDHS | Scoop.it
The Germans had vastly more work camps and ghettos than anyone knew.
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Millions Improperly Used Phone Subsidies

Millions Improperly Used  Phone Subsidies | American Government BDHS | Scoop.it
The U.S. government spent about $2.2 billion last year to provide phones to low-income Americans, but a Wall Street Journal review of the program shows that a large number of those who received the phones haven't proved they are eligible to receive...
Mr. D's Social Studies Classroom's insight:

IS THIS MAKING GOOD USE OF TAXPAYER MONEY? NO DOUBT THE INTENTION WAS GOOD, BUT WHAT ABOUT THE END RESULT?

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Meet Rex: the $1m bionic man with working heart, set of lungs and human face

Meet Rex: the $1m bionic man with working heart, set of lungs and human face | American Government BDHS | Scoop.it
When Luke Skywalker received a perfect bionic replacement for the hand that was cut off in Star Wars Episode V, the idea of replicating human organs and body parts seemed far-fetched.
Mr. D's Social Studies Classroom's insight:

SAY WE ARE ABLE TO REPLACE VITAL ORGANS WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS, WHAT TYPES OF DELIMAS ARE THEN PRESENTED TO THE GOVERNMENT WITH REGARDS TO ETHICS, PAYMENT, LIABILITY, ETC?

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Detroit author Rodney Lockwood presents island utopia concept to revive depressed metropolis

Detroit author Rodney Lockwood presents island utopia concept to revive depressed metropolis | American Government BDHS | Scoop.it
A wealthy Michigan real estate magnate is vying to develop a 1,000-acre island near Detroit into a tight-knit utopia where residents would be prescreened for criminal histories and would not pay any corporate or income taxes.
Mr. D's Social Studies Classroom's insight:

THE CITY OF DETROIT IS BROKE, BUT THEY POSSESS THIS UNIQUE PIECE OF REAL ESTATE FOR WHICH SOMEONE IS INTERESTED IN BUYING FOR $1 BILLION. IF STATES WERE INTENDED TO BE "LITTLE LABORATORIES" FOR THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT, MIGHT THIS QUALIFY AS SUCH?  WHAT OTHER CONSEQUENCES MIGHT RESULT?

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Wanted: 'Adventurous woman' to give birth to Neanderthal man - Harvard professor seeks mother for cloned cave baby

Wanted: 'Adventurous woman' to give birth to Neanderthal man - Harvard professor seeks mother for cloned cave baby | American Government BDHS | Scoop.it
George Church, a genetics professor at Harvard Medical School, believes he can bring back Neanderthals after more than 33,000 years - and is looking for a woman to act as a surrogate mother.
Mr. D's Social Studies Classroom's insight:

IS THIS SOMETHING WE REALLY WANT SCIENTISTS TO DELVE INTO? WHAT WOULD BE THE ADVANTAGES OF SUCH AN EXPERIMENT? THE DISADVANTAGES?

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1 in 3 Illinoisans lives in or near poverty level: report

1 in 3 Illinoisans lives in or near poverty level: report | American Government BDHS | Scoop.it
A staggering one out of three Illinoisans today lives in or near poverty — the peak of a continued climb over three decades, a new study finds.
Mr. D's Social Studies Classroom's insight:

AS YOU READ THIS ARTICLE, THINK BEYOND THE STATISTICS AS TO HOW AND WHY THIS IS HAPPENING IN A WORLD OF PLENTY. THERE'S MORE TO IT THAN YOU MAY BELIEVE.....

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This machine can tell whether you're liberal or conservative

This machine can tell whether you're liberal or conservative | American Government BDHS | Scoop.it
John Hibbing and his colleagues are pioneering research on the physiological underpinnings of political ideology.
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Restaurants asking $1 for water this week

Restaurants asking $1 for water this week | American Government BDHS | Scoop.it
More than two dozen Madison-area restaurants will ask for a small donation as servers pour glasses of water this week, which one group said was just the beginning of a push to curb water waste.
Mr. D's Social Studies Classroom's insight:

WOULD YOU PAY $1.00 FOR A GLASS OF WATER WHEN YOU GO OUT TO EAT?

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HORRIFIC FLOOD POTENTIAL IN NORTH DAKOTA

HORRIFIC FLOOD POTENTIAL IN NORTH DAKOTA | American Government BDHS | Scoop.it

With its ominously titled slideshow, "Get ready for a big one," the National Weather Service told flood-weary residents in the Fargo area Thursday to prepare for one of the Red River's five largest crests this spring, an outlook that prompted city and county officials to plead for permanent flood protection.

Mr. D's Social Studies Classroom's insight:

HOW COULD AN EVENT SUCH AS THIS IMPACT OUR LIVELIHOOD IN THE MONTHS TO COME?

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Monster Drinks to Get Caffeine Labels

Monster Drinks to Get Caffeine Labels | American Government BDHS | Scoop.it
Monster Energy will include caffeine content on its labels as part of its move from classification as a dietary supplement to a food.
Mr. D's Social Studies Classroom's insight:

IS THIS A HEALTH RISK TO THE OVERALL PUBLIC?  ENERGY DRINKS ARE A BIG BUSINESS AND MANY YOUNG PEOPLE DEPEND ON THEM FOR A DAILY BOOST TO THEIR DAY.....

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Google Glass: The opposition grows

Google Glass: The opposition grows | American Government BDHS | Scoop.it
'Stop The Cyborgs' is a new site that attempts to bring a balanced trepidation to the unbalanced idea that we'll all be walking round with Google's outer brain strapped to our faces. Read this article by Chris Matyszczyk on CNET News.
Mr. D's Social Studies Classroom's insight:

TECHNOLOGY IS OFTER RECEIVED IN A POSITIVE WAY, BUT SOMETIMES PEOPLE OBJECT TO THE INFRINGEMENT ON THEIR PERSONAL LIBERTIES. READ AND CONSIDER THEIR ARGUMENTS.

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Wisconsin binge drinking exacts $6.8 billion toll, new report says

Wisconsin binge drinking exacts $6.8 billion toll, new report says | American Government BDHS | Scoop.it
Excessive alcohol use in binge-drinking Wisconsin costs the state $6.8 billion a year, and taxpayers are picking up more than 40% of the tab, according to a comprehensive report released Tuesday.
Mr. D's Social Studies Classroom's insight:

WISCONSIN IS KNOWN FOR ITS TRADITIONS. IS THIS ONE OF THOSE WHICH WE WANT TO TAKE PRIDE IN?

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Baby born with HIV 'cured' - Telegraph

Baby born with HIV 'cured'  - Telegraph | American Government BDHS | Scoop.it
A baby girl who was born with HIV has been cured after very early treatment with standard drug therapy, US researchers have said, in a potentially ground-breaking case that could offer insights on how to eradicate HIV infection in its youngest...
Mr. D's Social Studies Classroom's insight:

SHOULD THIS BECOME AN "EXPECTED REALITY" IN THE NEAR FUTURE, THINK OF THE MONEY SAVED AS WELL AS HUMAN GRIEVE/MISERY?  WILL HUMANITY HAVE  DODGED A BULLET IN THE WAY OF A DISASTER?

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Why Should Taxpayers Give Big Banks $83 Billion a Year?

Why Should Taxpayers Give Big Banks $83 Billion a Year? | American Government BDHS | Scoop.it

"On television, in interviews and in meetings with investors, executives of the biggest U.S. banks -- notably JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Jamie Dimon -- make the case that size is a competitive advantage....

Mr. D's Social Studies Classroom's insight:

IS THIS WHAT TRUE CAPITALISM IS ALL ABOUT?  OR DOES IT REPRESENT CRONY CAPITALISM AT ITS WORSE?

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Flash Mob Mayhem: Violent Groups Of Teens Leave NYC Businesses In Ruins - CBS New York

Flash Mob Mayhem: Violent Groups Of Teens Leave NYC Businesses In Ruins - CBS New York | American Government BDHS | Scoop.it
Violent, thieving mobs have been making headlines across the country for the past few years, and now they have hit New York City.
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Youngest American Woman Billionaire Found With In-N-Out

Youngest American Woman Billionaire Found With In-N-Out | American Government BDHS | Scoop.it
Lunchtime at the flagship In-N-Out Burger restaurant in Baldwin Park, California, is a study in efficiency. As the order line swells, smiling workers swoop in to operate empty cash registers.
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Plans afoot for Dubai's first underwater hotel

Plans afoot for Dubai's first underwater hotel | American Government BDHS | Scoop.it

"Dubai is no stranger to breaking records. First, they built the world's largest mall, then they built the world's tallest building...  And now, if plans come to fruition, the emirate could become home to the world's largest underwater hotel....

Mr. D's Social Studies Classroom's insight:

THE FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS ALLOWS INDIVIDUALS (AND GOVERNMENTS) THE OPPORTUNITIES TO CREATE NEW INDUSTRIES, PRODUCS AND SERVICES WHICH SURPASS THE IMAGINATION OF PAST GENERATIONS. DO WE EVER RUN THE RISK OF CREATING SOMETHING WHICH OVERWHELMS THE LONGTERM ABILITY TO SUSTAIN ITSELF OVER THE COURSE OF 10-50 YEARS?

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Project Amendment 28 – Amend the Constitution for Common Sense Gun Ownership

Project Amendment 28 – Amend the Constitution for Common Sense Gun Ownership | American Government BDHS | Scoop.it
Let me be the first to suggest a common sense gun regulation that will include and accommodate all Americans. Every able bodied individual in America should be required to own a gun. In the recent
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I LEARNED SOME INTERESTING FACTS IN THIS ARTICLE, NOT ONLY ABOUT THE GUN MOVEMENT IN THE UNITED STATES, BUT INFORMATION ABUT SWITZERLAND. READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AND THEN RESPOND WITH YOUR OPINIONS.

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