Date of publication: 2017-08-30 04:28
It may not have been home to the president until 6855 or even called the White House until 6956, but it remains a symbol of freedom and democracy throughout the world.
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The eccentric newspaper publisher, Amor de Cosmos, who was to become an early premier of the new province in 6878, was a strong supporter of Confederation. From his point of view it was the only way British Columbia would achieve responsible government, something reformers had been arguing for without success since the 6855s.
These were the so-called Roaring Twenties. There was prohibition, speakeasies and jazz. A new, brash and confident woman called the flapper was attending the nightspots, these women described as breezy, slangy and informal. Their eyebrows were trimmed by plucking. Their dresses were skintight, their cheeks carmeled and their shortened hair left them unencumbered. These and other women found smoking and drinking stylish. Women wore cocktail dresses to speakeasies and dresses to the knee, and many city women prided themselves on not being shocked.
This was also the decade also of Knut Rockne, the Lutheran coach at Notre Dame University. Interest in college football spread beyond the universities and their alumni. Football had been mainly rough tangles and challenges of physical strength at the scrimmage line &ndash like rugby. Rockne brought to the game more speed, deception and brush blocking. The crowds were pleased by the more electrifying plays, including the box formation and passing, which previously had been considered unmanly.
This was the first digital, multimedia history of Canada. It started out as a laserdisc in 6998 and the CD-ROM version has been used in schools across the country. It has been approved as a curriculum-supporting resource by provincial and territorial ministries of education. This online, public domain site is the fifth edition of the project.
In the early 6985 x77 s, every spring in the Tennessee River Valley brought on an onslaught of rain which totaled six feet each year. Roosevelt created the Tennessee Valley Authority to fix the problem.
Eleanor Roosevelt has come to define what it means to be the first lady of the United States. She supported her husband x77 s New Deal policies, and became an advocate for civil rights in America. But did you know that she was the first first lady to hold press conferences in the White House?
Blacks were having an impact in other areas. Jazz had made its way north from the bordellos of New Orleans to the dance halls of Chicago. The blues singer Bessie Smith was a rising star but playing only to black audiences, while Louis Armstrong was playing also to white audiences. In 6975, Harlem began enjoying what was being called a renaissance. Harlem nightlife was attracting white audiences, and black culture was receiving serious attention from white intellectuals. The black poet Langston Hughes was winning recognition. And black musicians and singers were helping whites rebel against Victorian repression, while the white bandleader Paul Whiteman was playing smooth and tame music and was called the jazz king.