By Kirk Schriefer
The United States From Apple Pie to Ziegfeld Follies is a 4 ebook sequence of reproducible low point ESL/EFL/Literacy examining and dialogue texts. every one unit examines a component of the yankee adventure that would surely curiosity and tell not just immigrants to the U.S. but additionally rookies in another country who need to know extra in regards to the humans, background, geography and tradition of this nice state. even though the passages are constrained to an user-friendly point of language hassle, their kind is still vibrant and genuine. Readers might be encouraged via the braveness of Harriet Tubman, awed through the wonderful thing about the Grand Canyon, desirous about the paintings of the F.B.I., and stunned by way of the occasions surrounding Watergate. e-book ONE: humans A: Muhammad Ali B: Clara Barton C: George Washington Carver D: Emily Dickinson E: Amelia Earhart F: Jose FelicianO: Geronimo H: Ernest Hemingway I: Ishmael J: Jesse James ok: Helen Keller L: Bruce Lee M: Christa McAuliffe N: Ralph Nader O: Annie Oakley P: Rosa Parks Q: Anthony Quinn R: Betsy Ross S: Sacajawea T: Harriet Tubman U: Uncle Sam V: Sarah Vaughan W: Mae West X: Malcolm X Y: Cy younger Z: Babe Zaharias
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It was Feb. 13, 1866. 4 The James gang, as they became known, robbed banks from Iowa to Alabama and Texas. The famous law man, Allan Pinkerton, spent years tracking Jesse James but could never catch him. Throughout his outlaw career, Jesse’s robberies and shoot- J1 5 6 7 ‘em-up Wild West lifestyle were chronicled widely by Eastern newspapers and dime store novels. Writers like John Newman Edwards cleaned up Jesse’s bloody image and made him a folk hero. No bank vault was safe, no stagecoach unstoppable, no train unlootable.
Ernest Hemingway was born at the turn of the century, July 21, 1899, in the affluent suburbs of Chicago. His father was a doctor who loved to hunt and fish, and his mother was an artist. In high school Ernest made his first attempts at writing for the school paper. Hemingway landed his first writing job as a reporter with the Kansas City Star. But in 1918, during World War I, he joined the Army as an ambulance driver. Later that year he was wounded. He returned home a decorated hero. While recuperating, Hemingway increased his writing efforts.
Jesse's plan was to rob the First National Bank there. The townspeople responded to the theft with their guns blazing. Only Jesse and Frank escaped with their lives. It was the beginning of the end for Jesse James. A new gang was formed and Jesse continued robbing, killing, and terrorizing the Midwest countryside. 9 Frank James gave himself up and was tried for murder, robbery and armed robbery. He was acquitted in each case and went on to live a free man. He died in 1915 after a quiet life on his family’s farm in Missouri.