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The Dust Bowl, or the Dirty Thirties, was a period of severe dust storms causing major ecological and agricultural damage to American and Canadian prairie lands in the 1930s, particularly in 1934 and 1936. The phenomenon was caused by severe drought combined with farming methods that did not include crop rotation, fallow fields, cover crops, soil terracing and wind-breaking trees to prevent wind erosion.[1] Extensive deep plowing of the virgin topsoil of the Great Plains in the preceding decade had displaced the natural deep-rooted grasses that normally kept the soil in place and trapped moisture even during periods of drought and high winds. Rapid mechanization of farm implements, especially small gasoline tractors and widespread use of the harvester-combine were significant in the decisions to convert grassland (much of which received no more than 10 inches (250 mm) of precipitation per year) to cultivated cropland.

During the drought of the 1930s, without natural anchors to keep the soil in place, it dried, turned to dust, and blew away with the prevailing winds. At times, the clouds blackened the sky, reaching all the way to East Coast cities such as New York and Washington, D.C. Much of the soil ended up deposited in the Atlantic Ocean, carried by prevailing winds. These immense dust storms—given names such as "black blizzards" and "black rollers"—often reduced visibility to a few feet (a meter) or less. The Dust Bowl affected 100,000,000 acres (400,000 km2), centered on the panhandles of Texas and Oklahoma, and adjacent parts of New Mexico, Colorado, and Kansas.[2]

Millions of acres of farmland were damaged, and hundreds of thousands of people were forced to leave their homes; many of these families (often known as "Okies", since so many came from Oklahoma) migrated to California and other states, where they found economic conditions little better during the Great Depression than those they had left. Owning no land, many became migrant workers who traveled from farm to farm to pick fruit and other crops at starvation wages. Author John Steinbeck later wrote The Grapes of Wrath, which won the Pulitzer Prize, and Of Mice and Men, about such people.

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A speakeasy, also called a blind pig or blind tiger, is an establishment that illegally sells alcoholic beverages. Such establishments came into prominence in the United States during the period known as Prohibition (1920–1933, longer in some states). During this time, the sale, manufacture, and transportation (bootlegging) of alcoholic beverages was illegal throughout the United States.

According to an 1889 newspaper, “Unlicensed saloons in Pennsylvania are known as ‘speak-easies.’”[1] They were so called because of the practice of speaking quietly about such a place in public, or when inside it, so as not to alert the police or neighbors.[2]

Speakeasies were numerous and popular during the Prohibition years. Some of them were operated by people who were part of organized crime. Even though police and agents of the Bureau of Prohibition would often raid them and arrest their owners and patrons, they were so profitable that they continued to flourish.

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Below are some milestones since President Felipe Calderon took office in December 2006 and declared war on powerful drug cartels. About 60,000 people have been killed in drug-related violence since then.
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The Spanish-American War was a militarily easy conquest by the United States to eliminate the last vestiges of the Spanish colonial empire.
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Preserving the memory of President Theodore Roosevelt; Rough Rider, Conservationist, Badlands Rancher, Bull Moose Progressive/Republican statesman whose policies and accomplishments included the Square Deal, Great White Fleet and Big Stick...

 

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THE DUST BOWL chronicles the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, in which the frenzied wheat boom of the 'Great Plow-Up,' followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation.
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1. puerile- Childishly silly and trivial. The mother was pouting like her son and she was acting puerile. 2. ordnance-mounted guns; artillery Their ordnance was of many, so we needed to take away some. 3. commissary- a restaurant in a movie studio, military base, prison, or other institution. They met at the military commissary for dinner. 4. prattlers- talk at length in a foolish or inconsequential. He prattled about when he talked because he didn’t make sense. 5. Indies- characteristic of the deliberately unpolished or uncommercial style of small independent pop groups. Those Indie people are very different from conservatives. 6. Incumbent- necessary for (someone) as a duty or responsibility. The incumbent President had to go into Afghanistan to take out a tyrant leader. 7. Utterances-the action of saying or expressing something aloud. The student made a lot of utterances at the teacher. 8. Treasonable- punishable as treason or as committing treason. The person was treasonable because he went against the U.S. 9. Partisan- a strong supporter of a party, cause, or person. He was a partisan because he campaigned for Obama. 10. Impartial- treating all rivals or disputants equally He was impartial because he treats everyone the same.

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Pearl Harbor Photographic Collection, Pacific battles, Naval battles, Pacific theater, US Histrory...
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The DeLome letter concerning President McKinley and negotiations to avoid war between the U.S.

 

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1. This writer Don Jose Canalejas wrote a letter about Spanish American War.

2. He wants the Cubans to have more responsibility In the war.

3. He thinks the President McKinley is weak.

4. He dosent think England needs to be in the war.

5.He hopes hes not going to loose the War.

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