A Brief History: Universal Health Care Efforts in the US
A trove of ancient bones was found in by construction workers. It included the remains of dire wolves, horses, gophers, camels, and -the most exciting – an adult male mastodon. Ars Technica reports that It took years of testing before an interdisciplinary team of researchers could ascertain that the mastodon bones date to , years ago. But with this information in hand an even more shocking claim was waiting to be made — there are marks the researchers assert were left on the bones by early humans. Mastodon skeleton schematic showing which bones and teeth of the animal were found at the site. Of course, extraordinary claims like this require extraordinary evidence. The team waited 24 years to ascertain their facts before publishing their findings in the journal Nature — they seem positive that the dates and details add up. As they wrote in their paper:
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Hurricane Gilbert A tropical wave exiting the African coastline on September 3rd developed into the 12th tropical depression of the season on September 8th while approaching the Windward Islands. The cyclone rapidly strengthened to hurricane status on September 10th as a west-northwest motion brought Gilbert into the eastern Caribbean Sea.
Gilbert passed directly over Jamaica on September 12th as a major hurricane, becoming the first direct impact for the island from a hurricane since
The History of Bricks and Brickmaking Bricks date back to BC, which makes them one of the oldest known building materials. They were discovered in southern Turkey at the site of an ancient settlement around the city of Jericho.
Zero – Conventional masonry without visible joints The History of Bricks and Brickmaking Man has used brick for building purpose for thousands of years. Bricks date back to BC, which makes them one of the oldest known building materials. They were discovered in southern Turkey at the site of an ancient settlement around the city of Jericho. The first bricks, made in areas with warm climates, were mud bricks dried in the sun for hardening. Ancient Egyptian bricks were made of clay mixed with straw.
The evidence of this can be seen today at ruins of Harappa Buhen and Mohenjo-daro. Paintings on the tomb walls of Thebes portray Egyptian slaves mixing, tempering and carrying clay for the sun dried bricks. The greatest breakthrough came with the invention of fired brick in about 3, Bc. From this moment on, bricks could be made without the heat of sun and soon became popular in cooler climates. The Romans prefered to make their bricks in spring, then they stored them for two years before selling or using them.
They only used white or red clay to manufacture bricks. The Romans succeeded in introducing fired bricks to the entire country thanks to mobile kilns.
Natasha Jackson-Arnautu – Updated August 25, From the moment the first settlers set up shop in North America, dating and courtship played a major role in the set up of society. First courtship was seen as a means to provide a large family to do all the work required. Then, courtship and dating became more formal and required the consent of the parents. History During colonial times, dating and courtship were thought of as necessities rather than a luxury.
Many new families and settlers were busy with the work of building towns and establishing an infrastructure, so dating and courtship became a means to facilitate large families to decrease the workload.
Dating was removed from the watchful eyes of anxious parents. Teenagers were given privacy, and a sexual revolution swept America. Experimentation with sexual behaviors before marriage became increasingly common.
Smithsonian Museums Greetings from the Smithsonian A Postcard History See how Washington, DC and Smithsonian visitors have shared their trips with others by taking a historic look at the Smithsonian through the picture postcard. Scroll to explore this topic Postcard History Postcards, as we are familiar with them today, have taken a considerable amount of time to develop. First restricted by size, color, and other regulations, postcard production blossomed in the late s and early s.
Postcards were popular because they were a quick and easy way for individuals to communicate with each other. Today deltiology, or the collection of postcards, is a popular hobby. The following is a brief general history of the postcard in the United States. The dates for each time period are not concrete and different sources contain slightly variable dates. It is also important to keep in mind that postcard types produced in one period could also be produced in another, but were simply not produced in the same volume as other card types of the period.
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Controversy[ edit ] Anthropologist Helen Fisher in What happens in the dating world can reflect larger currents within popular culture. For example, when the book The Rules appeared, it touched off media controversy about how men and women should relate to each other, with different positions taken by New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd  and British writer Kira Cochrane of The Guardian.
Sara McCorquodale suggests that women meeting strangers on dates meet initially in busy public places, share details of upcoming dates with friends or family so they know where they’ll be and who they’ll be with, avoid revealing one’s surname or address, and conducting searches on them on the Internet prior to the date. Don’t leave drinks unattended; have an exit plan if things go badly; and ask a friend to call you on your cell phone an hour into the date to ask how it’s going.
If you explain beautifully, a woman does not look to see whether you are handsome or not — but listens more, so you can win her heart. That is why I advise our boys to read stories and watch movies more and to learn more beautiful phrases to tell girls.
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Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. The suspect, year-old former student Nikolas Cruz, is in custody, the sheriff said. The sheriff said he was expelled for unspecified disciplinary reasons. Hide Caption 1 of 21 Photos: A man opened fire inside the small community church, killing at least 25 people and an unborn child. The gunman, year-old Devin Patrick Kelley, was found dead in his vehicle. He was shot in the leg and torso by an armed citizen, and he had a self-inflicted gunshot to the head, authorities said.
Hide Caption 2 of 21 Photos: Worst mass shootings in the United States A couple huddles after shots rang out at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday, October 1, At least 58 people were killed and almost were injured when a gunman opened fire on the crowd. Police said the gunman, year-old Stephen Paddock, fired from the Mandalay Bay hotel, several hundred feet southwest of the concert grounds.
He was found dead in his hotel room, and authorities believe he killed himself and that he acted alone. It is the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.
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Email There is a dispute about who actually made the first hamburger and bun in America. Have you ever wondered where the first hamburger on a bun came from? Which story you believe depends on your definition of a hamburger.
This account appears in Burnaby, Andrew, Travels through the Middle Settlements in North America in the Years and (originally published , republished ). How To Cite This Article: “Courtship in New England, ,” EyeWitness to History, ().
Contact Us To trace the history of cross stitch, we must look back to the very beginnings of embroidery, since it is only relatively recently that cross stitch has been used as the sole stitch in a piece. Ancient wall paintings and sculptures show that embroidery was worked on clothing from the earliest times. An ancient Peruvian running-stitch sampler has been dated to — AD The word Embroidery comes from the Anglo-Saxon word for “edge”, but the technique itself was being used long before that.
The term was first applied to decoratively stitched borders on medieval church vestments. But over time it came to cover all stitched decoration on any textile fabric. The first textiles were probably made from intertwined stems and grasses, until a way of twisting short fibres and animal hairs into continuous strands evolved about 10, BC.
Fragments of cloth dating from between 5, BC and AD have been excavated from tombs and monuments in South America, Egypt and China, and these show crude examples of darning, half cross stitch and satin stitch. Many of the fragments are made of linen; the regular warp and weft of this fabric, one of the oldest of all woven materials, provided the basis for the development of counted thread stitches.
This city-wide festival was highlighted by a spectacular rolling chair parade down the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk. By , East Coast newspapers were looking for ways to increase their circulation. Newspaper organizations decided to sponsor photographic popularity contests from among their readership and awarded their respective winners with an all expense paid trip to the Second Annual Fall Frolic. The pageant was a product of its times.
The History Of Dating in America As the American conception of intimacy evolves, so does society’s approach to dating. A society’s prescribed method of courtship is incredibly illuminating: As we trace the timeline of dating rituals, we can get a better sense of how Americans throughout time understood love and, by extension, the world.
Share A Brief History: The evolution of these efforts and the reasons for their failure make for an intriguing lesson in American history, ideology, and character. Other developed countries have had some form of social insurance that later evolved into national insurance for nearly as long as the US has been trying to get it.
Some European countries started with compulsory sickness insurance, one of the first systems, for workers beginning in Germany in ; other countries including Austria, Hungary, Norway, Britain, Russia, and the Netherlands followed all the way through Other European countries, including Sweden in , Denmark in , France in , and Switzerland in , subsidized the mutual benefit societies that workers formed among themselves. So for a very long time, other countries have had some form of universal health care or at least the beginnings of it.
The primary reason for the emergence of these programs in Europe was income stabilization and protection against the wage loss of sickness rather than payment for medical expenses, which came later. Programs were not universal to start with and were originally conceived as a means of maintaining incomes and buying political allegiance of the workers.
In a seeming paradox, the British and German systems were developed by the more conservative governments in power, specifically as a defense to counter expansion of the socialist and labor parties. US circa , including Reformers and the Progressive Era: The government took no actions to subsidize voluntary funds or make sick insurance compulsory; essentially the federal government left matters to the states and states left them to private and voluntary programs.
The US did have some voluntary funds that provided for their members in the case of sickness or death, but there were no legislative or public programs during the late 19th or early 20th century. In the Progressive Era, which occurred in the early 20th century, reformers were working to improve social conditions for the working class. Therefore the first proposals for health insurance in the US did not come into political debate under anti-socialist sponsorship as they had in Europe.
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In the report, author Barney Warf describes how cannabis use originated thousands of years ago in Asia, and has since found its way to many regions of the world, eventually spreading to the Americas and the United States. For example, the Vikings and medieval Germans used cannabis for relieving pain during childbirth and for toothaches, he said. Marijuana has been legal in many regions of the world for most of its history. Where did pot come from?
CHAPTER 2 A BRIEF HISTORY OF SOCIAL WORK 25 Much like current efforts to put those on welfare back to work, the workhouses were meant to stimulate a work ethic and to provide food, clothing, shelter, and medical care, but the reality.
One of the spicier controversies arose in the s about the newly spreading technology of the automobile: Was it encouraging promiscuous sex among American youth? Changing Mores Automobile ownership in the United States rose dramatically from , when only a few percent of American households had cars, to , when over half of American households had cars. Listening to jazz and dancing the Charleston were only the public demonstrations of a new looseness that shocked the older generation. Demographic records and oral histories suggest that the proportion of American women who had premarital sex rose noticeably in the first two or three decades of the twentieth century.
Many put the two trends, cars and sexuality, together. And they had plausible reasons. Men were using cars to visit brothels outside of town; prostitutes increasingly plied their trade in cars. Most important, it seems, young people could use cars to get away from parental supervision and get into sexual explorations. Cars seemed to be undermining American mores.
I list some sources below. Behind the haystack or in the woods was convenient. In cities, couples rode trolley cars to dance halls, amusement parks, and out to the countryside even before