Archive for June, 2013

How a Quiet Pennsylvania Town Changed U.S. History in 1863

How a Quiet Pennsylvania Town Changed U.S. History in 1863

From July 1 to July 3, Americans are marking the 150th anniversary of what is arguably the most historically pivotal and symbolic battle of the country’s bloody 1861–1865 Civil War, the Battle of Gettysburg. In 1863 the small college town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, became the site of the largest battle [...]

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Get your kicks on Route 66, but stop first for a burger in Zemst

Get your kicks on Route 66, but stop first for a burger in Zemst

U.S. Highway 66 – the Mother Road – stands out in the American cultural landscape as the vintage icon of a newly mobile nation on the road. Stretching from Chicago, Illinois to Los Angeles, California and hitting six other states on the way, Route 66 was the principal East-West artery [...]

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E-Journal USA: Volunteers: Answering the Call

E-Journal USA: Volunteers: Answering the Call

Volunteerism us woven into the fabric of American society. For generations, Americans have committed themselves to helping those in need at home and abroad.. Whether it’s business, individuals or school groups, volunteers can make a difference. The September version of E-Journal USA is therefore dedicated to the topic of volunteerism. [...]

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The Constitutional Convention

The Constitutional Convention

Download this article as a .pdf Against a backdrop of geographic and political factionalism, unpaid troops and a weak economy only beginning to recover from years of war and trade embargoes, devising a new form of government is a considerable challenge. That was the situation facing the United States in [...]

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Immigration: The Making of the American People

Immigration: The Making of the American People

The story of the American people is the story of the world’s peoples. Throughout the United States’ history, hopeful immigrants have arrived to establish new lives in a new world. Whether fleeing oppressive regimes, seeking economic opportunity or simply pursuing personal dreams, each new arrival contributes to the American mosaic. [...]

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Hired. The Summer Job Experience

Hired. The Summer Job Experience

In our cover story this month, we find out what kind of work several visitors to the United States did last summer. Their experiences include work in lifeguarding, television, technology, professional music and more. Working during summer isn’t just for students. You’ll also read about why Americans don’t take more [...]

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I Love Work

I Love Work

Meet student visitors to America who spend their summers working with the likes of Yo-Yo Ma and Mickey Mouse. Note: This article is an excerpt from the Electronic Journal “Hired”. You can download the publication here (.pdf | 16 MB) Not Bored NAME: Alex Mihaila HOME: Moldova EXPERIENCE: Lifeguard LOCATION: [...]

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