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Americus Vespucius RICE, Congress, OH (1835-1904)

RICE, Americus Vespucius, a Representative from Ohio; born in Perryville, Ashland County, Ohio, on November 18, 1835; pursued classical studies; attended Antioch College and was graduated from Union…

Marion BETHUNE, Congress, GA (1816-1895)

BETHUNE, Marion, a Representative from Georgia; born near Greensboro, Greene County, Ga., April 8, 1816; attended private schools and De Hagan's Academy; moved with his widowed mother to…

John BIDWELL, Congress, CA (1819-1900)

BIDWELL, John, a Representative from California; born in Chautauqua County, N.Y., August 5, 1819; moved with his parents to Erie, Pa., in 1829 and to Ashtabula County, Ohio, in 1831; attended…

George Meade BOWERS, Congress, WV (1863-1925)

BOWERS, George Meade, a Representative from West Virginia; born in Gerrardstown, Berkeley County, W.Va., September 13, 1863; educated by private tutors and attended high school; engaged in…

William Julius HARRIS, Congress, GA (1868-1932)

Senate Years of Service: 1919-1932Party: DemocratHARRIS, William Julius, (great-grandson of Charles Hooks), a Senator from Georgia; born in Cedartown, Polk County, Ga., February 3, 1868;…

U.S. Census Data

The 2020 Census is approaching. The Census Bureau is reaching out to teachers and education partners across the country to raise awareness. If your institution is interested in partnering with the…

Come to Our Census

Census 2000 is almost upon us — the questionnaire is shorter, but will it be more accurate? by Damon Goldsmith Enumeration versus Statistical Sampling The Supreme Court ruled in March 1999 that…

Hispanic Population and the 2010 U.S. Census

What information did the 2010 U.S. Census provide about the Hispanic population? by Jennie Wood According to the 2010 U.S. Census, of the 308.7 million people who lived in the U.S. on April 1…

Immigration Milestones

A Nation of Immigrants The U.S. is a nation of immigrants. The first wave of immigrants to colonial America, from England, France, Germany, and other northern European countries, were fleeing…