During colonial times in America, if you wanted to convince or inform people about some issue that you considered important, you went to the local printer and got some pamphlets printed. You then handed them out, read them to anybody that was interested, nailed them to the town bulletin board, or the nearest tree. The first amendment was specifically written to protect this type of activity and the writers or "pamphleteers".Who Links Here
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Sunday, May 27, 2007
The Refdesk Sites of the Day are:
Seven Wonders of the Modern World
As a tribute to modern society's ability to achieve the unachievable, reach unreachable heights, and scorn the notion of 'it can't be done,' in 1994 American Society of Civil Engineers sought nominations from across the globe for the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. The chosen projects pay tribute to the greatest civil engineering achievements of the 20th century.
Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
Seven Wonders of the World.
Library of Congress: Panoramic Photographs
The Panoramic Photograph Collection contains approximately four thousand images featuring American cityscapes, landscapes, and group portraits. These panoramas offer an overview of the nation, its enterprises and its interests, with a focus on the start of the twentieth century when the panoramic photo format was at the height of its popularity. Subject strengths include: agricultural life; beauty contests; disasters; engineering work such as bridges, canals and dams; fairs and expositions; military and naval activities, especially during World War I; the oil industry; schools and college campuses, sports, and transportation. The images date from 1851 to 1991 and depict scenes in all fifty states and the District of Columbia.
Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
This site provides learning tools for K-12 students, parents, and teachers. These
resources will teach how our government works, the use of the primary source materials of GPO Access, and how one can use GPO Access to carry out their civic responsibilities. And, just as GPO Access provides locator services to U.S. Government sites, Ben's Guide provides a similar service to U.S. Government Web sites developed for kids.
FirstGov: The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal
Official web portal for the United States government. Includes federal, state, and local government resources, a guide to government agencies, online services, business and nonprofit information, news, and reference materials.
PBS: The Forgetting, A Portrait of Alzheimer's
Created by PBS, this unique 'Living Center' hopes to clear up the cobwebs of
misinformation on Alzheimer's disease and offer hands-on tools for patients, families, and their caregivers. Do you suspect someone you love may have the disease? A simple clock test is one way to pinpoint possible Alzheimer's. While no cure currently exists, the causes of the disease correlate strongly with old age.