"We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”   ·· * ··  
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Saturday, November 17, 2012(View: 18068)
From Homework to Transformative App The app idea struck D'Aloisio when he was 15, as he was preparing for history exams.
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The President’s Commitment to Build a High-Skilled Workforce Through a Community College to Career Fund The Community College to Career Fund in the President’s Budget will advance skill building through funding a number of priority areas: The President’s Commitment to Build a High-Skilled Workforce Through a Community College to Career Fund The Community College to Career Fund in the President’s Budget will advance skill building through funding a number of priority areas
Wednesday, November 7, 2012(View: 16897)
Only in America - President Barack Obama and 42th president William Jefferson Clinton: 1. William Jefferson Clinton, , better known as Bill Clinton, was born on August 19, 1946 in Hope, Arkansas, a small town with a population of about 8,000. His father, William Jefferson Blythe, died in a car crash several months before Clinton was born, leaving him in the care of his mother, Virginia Cassidy Blythe. To provide for her son, Virginia moved to New Orleans, Louisiana to complete two years of nursing school, while Clinton stayed with his grandparents, Eldridge and Edith Cassidy. Clinton's grandparents were strict disciplinarians, who instilled in him the importance of a good education. "My grandparents had a lot to do with my early commitment to learning," Clinton later recalled. "They taught me to count and read. I was reading little books when I was 3." only in America - 2. Barack H. Obama is the 44th President of the United States. His story is the American story — values from the heartland, a middle-class upbringing in a strong family, hard work and education as the means of getting ahead , and the conviction that a life so blessed should be lived in service to others. With a father from Kenya and a mother from Kansas, President Obama was born in Hawaii on August 4, 1961. He was raised with help from his grandfather, who served in Patton's army, and his grandmother, who worked her way up from the secretarial pool to middle management at a ban
Monday, November 5, 2012(View: 17508)
Election Day has its privileges, if you know where to look for them. Usually, when you leave the voting booth, the best you can expect is a sticker that shows "I Voted" that you can proudly wear for the rest of the day. It's a good way to show your boss why you're late for work. But in a few places, it's worth more. How to teach kids about voting Do you plan to bring your kids with you to the voting booth? Even if you can't, here is some great info to share with them about the candidates, the election process and even the math involved in electing our next president. Despite its flaws, artist Ai Weiwei says Americans can be proud of their democracy -- and China's one-party system "stands against the weight of civilization."
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The nation of beautiful minds: They are the father, the mother, the teacher and the wonderful children. Respect is what we own; love, what we give - Philip James Bailey A woman can take care of the family. It takes a man to provide structure, to provide stability. Tom DeLay Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold. Andre Maurois
Thursday, November 1, 2012(View: 16043)
Fact or Fiction: One of America's Founding Fathers thought the turkey should be the national bird of the United States. Fact. In a letter to his daughter sent in 1784, Benjamin Franklin suggested that the wild turkey would be a more appropriate national symbol for the newly independent United States than the bald eagle (which had earlier been chosen by the Continental Congress). He argued that the turkey was "a much more respectable Bird," "a true original Native of America," and "though a little vain & silly, a Bird of Courage." Fact or Fiction: Turkey contains an amino acid that makes you sleepy. Fact. Turkey does contain the essential amino acid tryptophan, which is a natural sedative, but so do a lot of other foods, including chicken, beef, pork, beans and cheese. Though many people believe turkey's tryptophan content is what makes many people feel sleepy after a big Thanksgiving meal, it is more likely the combination of fats and carbohydrates most people eat with the turkey, as well as the large amount of food (not to mention alcohol, in some cases) consumed, that makes most people feel like following their meal up with a nap.
Monday, October 22, 2012(View: 17541)
In 2012 the 1st Debate has 10.3 Millions Tweets - Watching the debate on TV with the latest iteration of Twitter was like wearing 4D glasses. The 2nd Debate Also a Ratings Hit, Drawing 65.6 Million At-Home Viewers. The third debate draw only 60 millions viewers. The year 1992 featured the first debate involving both major-party candidates and a third-party candidate, billionaire Ross Perot running against President Bush and the Democrat nominee Governor Bill Clinton . In that year, President Bush was criticised for his early hesitation to join the debates with him being alluded to a chicken. Furthermore, he was also criticised for looking at his watch which aides initially said was meant to track if the other candidates were debating within their time limits but ultimately it was revealed that the president indeed was checking how much time was left in the debate.
Sunday, October 21, 2012(View: 15850)
“We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.” ― Thomas Jefferson. “Seven Deadly Sins Wealth without work Pleasure without conscience Science without humanity Knowledge without character Politics without principle Commerce without morality Worship without sacrifice.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
Sunday, October 21, 2012(View: 15274)
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mahatma Gandhi “You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.” ― Brigham Young “Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.” ― Leonardo da Vinci
Saturday, October 20, 2012(View: 18435)
The Apple - Child Labor in China Compare to Child Labor Law Regulates(Illinois) the employment of workers under 16 years of age. The law protects children by (1) requiring employment certificates. The certificate confirms that a minor is old enough to work, physically capable to perform the job, and that the job will not interfere with the minor's education; (2) prohibiting work in hazardous occupations; and (3) limiting working hours. All work before 7 a.m. and after 7 p.m. is prohibited. However, work until 9 p.m. is allowed from June 1 through Labor Day. Minimum Wage: The federal minimum wage provisions are contained in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour effective July 24, 2009. Many states also have minimum wage laws. Some state laws provide greater employee protections; employers must comply with both.