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Immigration always has been controversial in the united states more than two centuries ago, benjamin franklin worried that too many german immigrants would swamp america's predominantly british. We, therefore, the representatives of the united states of america, in general congress, assembled, appealing to the supreme judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name. The guttmacher institute is a primary source for research and policy analysis on abortion in the united states in many cases, guttmacher's data are more comprehensive than state and federal government sources. 1920 overview 1920 census day was january 1, 1920 woodrow wilson was president of the united states on census day, january 1, 1920 authorizing legislation.
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The united states turns inward: the 1920s and 1930s after its participation in the conflagration then known as the great war, the american nation was ready to turn inward and concentrate on domestic affairs (a return to normalcy, as 1920 presidential candidate warren harding called it. My mother wanted to give me a better life, so she sent me thousands of miles away to live with her parents in america — my grandfather (lolo in tagalog) and grandmother (lola) after i arrived. The united states began as a largely rural nation, with most people living on farms or in small towns and villages while the rural population continued to grow in the late 1800s, the urban population was growing much more rapidly still, a majority of americans lived in rural areas in 1900 many of.
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The 1960s were one of the most tumultuous and divisive decades in world history, marked by the civil rights movement, the vietnam war and antiwar protests, political assassinations and the.