By Kirk Schriefer
The United States 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 yankee event that would really curiosity and tell not just immigrants to the us but additionally novices in another country who need to know extra concerning the humans, background, geography and tradition of this nice country. even though the passages are restricted to an uncomplicated point of language hassle, their type is still bright and genuine. Readers can be encouraged via the braveness of Harriet Tubman, awed by means of the great thing about the Grand Canyon, interested by the paintings of the F.B.I., and stunned via the occasions surrounding Watergate. booklet 4: occasions A: The Alamo B: Boston Tea occasion C: Civil conflict D: melancholy Years E: Elections F: Farming G: Gettysburg tackle H: ancient vacations I: Interstate street method J: Jefferson Burr Election Dispute okay: Kennedy Assassination L: Lunar touchdown M: Mardi Gras N: New Deal O: Oscar evening P: Prohibition Q: Quartering Act R: Reconstruction S: great 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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Stagecoaches were in widespread use and there was an increasing demand for surfaced, all-weather roads. The first attempt to pave roads used tree trunks, laid across the width of the road. Plank roads, paved with split logs, were tried next. Then a I1 pavement of broken stone carefully layered and well compacted was tried. 5 6 7 By 1910 modern road building started to take shape. A mixture of portland-cement concrete and asphalt was found to be the perfect recipe for pavement, and it was used to pave miles and miles of roads.
This is accomplished by popular elections where every eligible adult is permitted to vote. And the voting takes place in private, without fear of violence or threats, at a location called a poll. 3 In the United States voters directly elect members of the two national legislatures, the House of Representatives and the Senate, by popular vote. The office of President, although voted on by the public, is actually determined by the outcome of an electoral college vote. The electoral college is not a school, 4 but rather a group of electors chosen within each state.
2) What do you suppose President Lincoln might have been thinking when he prepared his speech? 3) Have you visited the Gettysburg Cemetery, or any other large national cemetery? Describe what you saw. What effect did it have on you? WORD POWER Circle the letter of the word that means the same as the word on the left. 1) delivered a) spoke b) brought c) wrote 2) soil a) earth b) territory c) village 3) distinguished a) skillful b) well-paid c) famous 4) address a) home b) speech c) letter 5) flatter a) quote b) criticize c) praise 6) perish a) die b) fight c) sleep G4 CROSSWORD PUZZLE ACROSS: 1) Edward Everett was considered the nation’s _____________________ speaker during the Civil War.