By Kirk Schriefer
The USA From Apple Pie to Ziegfeld Follies is a 4 e-book sequence of reproducible low point ESL/EFL/Literacy analyzing and dialogue texts. every one unit examines a component of the yank adventure that may surely curiosity and tell not just immigrants to the us but additionally newcomers overseas who need to know extra concerning the humans, background, geography and tradition of this nice country. even supposing the passages are restricted to an basic point of language trouble, their type continues to be brilliant and actual. Readers might be encouraged by means of the braveness of Harriet Tubman, awed by way of the great thing about the Grand Canyon, eager about the paintings of the F.B.I., and surprised by way of the occasions surrounding Watergate. publication 4: occasions A: The Alamo B: Boston Tea get together C: Civil conflict D: melancholy Years E: Elections F: Farming G: Gettysburg tackle H: historic vacation trips I: Interstate road procedure J: Jefferson Burr Election Dispute ok: Kennedy Assassination L: Lunar touchdown M: Mardi Gras N: New Deal O: Oscar evening P: Prohibition Q: Quartering Act R: Reconstruction S: tremendous Bowl T: Thanksgiving U: Underground Railroad V: Vietnam struggle W: Watergate X: XYZ Correspondence Y: Yahoo Land Fraud Z: Ziegfeld Follies
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The electoral college is not a school, 4 but rather a group of electors chosen within each state. Each state has as many presidential electors as it has representatives in both houses of Congress: in other words, one elector for each House of Representatives member and one elector for each of the two Senators per state. An elector is usually chosen at a political party convention and cannot be a current office-holder in the federal government. E1 5 6 7 When the public votes for a presidential candidate, they actually vote for a slate of electors.
J2 UNDERSTANDING WHAT YOU READ If you can, answer these questions from memory. If you cannot, look back at the article. 1) Who were the candidates in the 1800 presidential election? Which parties did they represent? 2) What was the Federalist party’s view of Jefferson? 3) How did Alexander Hamilton influence the final outcome of the election? 4) What was the effect of the 12th Amendment to the Constitution? REMEMBERING DETAILS Write TRUE or FALSE under each statement. If the statement is false, write the statement correctly.
UNDERSTANDING WHAT YOU READ 1) The event that marked the beginning of the Great Depression was the stock market crash of 1929. 2) Some effects of the Great Depression were millions of people lost every cent they owned. Banks failed, factories shut down, stores closed, unemployment soared and almost every business seemed paralyzed. Local governments could not collect their taxes. Many people suffered. 3) Some of the actions taken by President Roosevelt to combat the Great Depression were the creation of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration and the Civilian Conservation Corps.