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The Geography of Government Benefits

The Geography of Government Benefits | Current Connections | Scoop.it
See the share of Americans’ income that comes from government benefit programs like Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, veterans’ benefits and food stamps.
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Interactive Map Showing Immigration Data Since 1880 - Interactive Graphic - NYTimes.com

See how foreign-born groups settled in your area and across the United States from 1880 to 2000.
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A Map of American Slavery - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com

One of the most important maps of the Civil War was also one of the most visually striking: the United States Coast Survey’s map of the slaveholding states, which clearly illustrates the varying concentrations of slaves across the South.
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In Rediscovered Letter From 1865, Former Slave Tells Old Master To Shove It (UPDATE)

In Rediscovered Letter From 1865, Former Slave Tells Old Master To Shove It (UPDATE) | Current Connections | Scoop.it
In the summer of 1865, a former slave by the name of Jourdan Anderson sent a letter to his former master. And 147 years later, the document reads as richly as it must have back then.
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Construction Begins For National Museum Of African American ...

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Washington DC Begins Construction For National Museum Of African American History and Culture.
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Budget Puzzle: You Fix the Budget - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com

Now, you’re in charge of the nation’s finances. Make your own plan for closing the 2015 and 2030 budget gaps, then share it online.
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Four Ways to Slice Obama’s 2013 Budget Proposal

Four Ways to Slice Obama’s 2013 Budget Proposal | Current Connections | Scoop.it
Explore every nook and cranny of President Obama’s federal budget proposal.
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Op-Chart - The Way We Were, 1968 - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com

Op-Chart - The Way We Were, 1968 - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com | Current Connections | Scoop.it
A look back at opinion polls of 1968 — a year dominated by an unpopular war, economic unease and a presidential election upon which much would hang. Sound familiar?
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