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By Stephen Krensky

That includes precise sidebars, convenient vocabulary containers, and a visible timeline, DK's Biography sequence is ideal for booklet experiences or every time examining. DK Biography: Clara Barton tells the tale of the humanitarian, suffragette, civil rights activist, and founder and primary president of the yankee crimson pass together with her youth in Massachusetts, her profession as a instructor, her relief paintings in the course of wartime (especially throughout the Civil War), and her founding of and paintings with the yankee crimson pass.

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Washington was a municipal island, independent of neighboring Virginia and Maryland. Its 61 The United States Capitol underwent several square miles were directly administered renovations as Washington by the United States Congress. grew up around it. 35 The architect Pierre Charles L’Enfant had grandly laid out the city in 1791 at President George Washington’s request. As L’Enfant envisioned it, the grid of streets would radiate outward from the future United States Capitol. But 60 years later, much of his plan still existed only on paper.

She found that they had only arrived in Turkey during the Crimean War and began “two water buckets, five tin instituting reforms to improve cups, one camp kettle, one sanitary conditions and other stewpan, two lanterns, four living conditions in the army. bread knives, three plates, She was known as “The Lady with the Lamp” for her habit and a two-quart tin dish . ” of visiting among the wounded She tended to the wounded soldiers at night. all night by candlelight. 54 Soon another battle followed nearby, and then another.

That Clara Barton returned to in 1860 was a very tense place. Many years of attempted reconciliation over the issue of slavery had frayed the patience of the whole country. Nerves were fast approaching a breaking point—and nowhere was this felt more strongly than in the nation’s capital. Three years earlier, the Supreme Court had handed down a decision in the case of the black fugitive Dred Scott, who was trying to win his freedom from his master because they had spent Dred Scott (1799–1858) was some time living in a free state.

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