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Women's Suffrage: The Decisive Battle

by Carrie Chapman Catt and Nettie Rogers Shuler The Fighting ForcesMore Victories and More DefeatsThe Decisive BattleTo even a casual observer at the close of 1916 it must have been clear…

Parts of Speech: Verbs: All the Right Moves

Verbs: All the Right MovesParts of SpeechGrammarNouns: Prime-Time PlayersVerbs: All the Right MovesConjunctions: The Ties That BindPrepositions: Good Things Come in Small PackagesAdjectives: Happy…

Special Drawing Rights

(Encyclopedia) Special Drawing Rights (SDRs), type of international monetary reserve currency established (1968) by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Created in response to…

The Struggle for Human Rights

by Eleanor Roosevelt I have come this evening to talk with you on one of the greatest issues of our time - that is the preservation of human freedom. I have chosen to discuss it here in…

Making the Right Match

  Make a list. In fact make three. Finding the right college is the same at the beginning for everyone: make three lists. First, make a list of colleges you like…

U.S. Voting Rights

  When the Constitution was written, only white male property owners (about 10 to 16 percent of the nation's population) had the vote. Over the past two centuries, though, the term "government by…

victims' rights

(Encyclopedia) victims' rights, rights of victims in the prosecution of the crimes commited against them. Nearly all U.S. states have enacted some victims rights legislation;…

states' rights

(Encyclopedia) states' rights, in U.S. history, doctrine based on the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution, which states, The powers not delegated to the United States by the…

civil rights

(Encyclopedia) civil rights, rights that a nation's inhabitants enjoy by law. The term is broader than political rights, which refer only to rights devolving from the…