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Rights of the People
Rights of the People: Individual Freedom and the Bill of Rights U.S. Dept. of State Publication
Human Rights (From: Principles of Democracy・9)
Lyndon B. Johnson
 (From: Living Documents of American History)
Protecting Minority Rights (From: Democracy Papers・11)
Freedom of Speech  (From: Principles of Democracy・14)
Freedom of Religion (From: Principles of Democracy・17)
The Rights of Women and Girls  (From: Principles of Democracy・18)
Lincoln Fights Slavery in the Capital
"Abolition in the District of Columbia"
(From: America's Story)
Abraham Lincoln The Emancipation Proclamation (From: Living Documents of American History)
Civil Rights Movement
Martin Luther King
(From: Living Documents of American History)
Martin Luther King Jr.(From: America's Story)
The Civil Rights Movement and the Legacy of Martin Luther King
Rosa Parks Was Arrested for Civil Disobedience
 (From: America's Story)
Plessy v. Ferguson May 18, 1896 (From: America's Story)
Frederick Douglass  (From: America's Story)
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (From: America's Story)
Elizabeth Cady Stanton (From: America's Story)
Harriet Tubman (From: America's Story)
Elijah Parish Lovejoy Was Killed By a Pro-slavery Mob
Law and Race in the United States
Background reading on Race in U.S. legal history
Toward One America: A National Conversation on Race U.S. Dept. of State E-Journal August 1997
Landmark Civil Rights Legislation
The Bill of Rights (From: Living Documents of American History)
Congress Granted Citizenship to All Native Americans Born in the U.S. Indian Citizen Act・ (From: America's Story)
Civil Rights Act (1964) (From: Basic  Readings in U.S. Democracy)
United States Celebrates Voting Rights Act's 40th Anniversary  USINFO
Americans With Disabilities Act Transforms LivesUSINFO
Religions in the U.S
Separating Church and State (From: Portrait of the USA)
Democracy Dialogues: A Proclamation by President George W. Bush Declaring Religious Freedom Day, 2006
Democracy Dialogues: Excerpts from President John F. Kennedy・s address to Southern Baptist leaders, 1960
Democracy Dialogues: The Evolution of Religious Liberty as a Universal Human Right
George Washington Recognized Equal Status of Jewish Americans (From: America's Story)
For Goodness Sake: Why so Many Want Religion to Play a Greater Role in American Life
Article based on a national random telephone survey of over 1,500 people.
Pluralism and Democracy (From: Snapshot USA)U.S. Dept. of State E-Journal May 2007
ONE FROM MANY:Immigration patterns and ethnic composition (From: Portrait of the USA)
National Park System Brings U.S. History Alive USINFO
The United States in 2005: Who We Are Today U.S. Dept. of State E-Journal December 2004
Writers on America U.S. Dept. of State Publication
Americans at the Table: Reflections on Food and Culture U.S. Dept. of State E-Journal July 2004
The First Immigrant Landed on Ellis Island (From: America's Story)
Social Welfare
THE SOCIAL SAFETY NET: Public assistance and health care (From: Portrait of the USA)
Pension Systems Should Adapt to Aging Populations, Official Says USINFO

Rights for People with Disabilities Grow Worldwide, Lawyer Says USINFO

Disability and Ability U.S. Dept. of State E-Journal November 2006

The Future of Social Security
A Report from the Social Security Administration.
The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare, for the latest information on Medicare enrollment, benefits, and other helpful tools.
Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents
A comprehensive summary of the benefits available to veterans of the United States Armed Forces.
Family Life and Sports
The American Family U.S. Dept. of State E-Journal January 2001
American Teenagers U.S. Dept. of State E-Journal July 2005
World Youth Building a Future U.S. Dept. of State E-Journal July 2007
American Sports
Sports in America U.S. Dept. of State E-Journal, December 2003
In Their Own Words: Sports (From: American Teenagers--U.S. Dept. of State E-Journal July 2005)
American Support for Football Steadily Growing USINFO
America's Story about Sports
College Football Coach Amos Alonzo Stagg Retired
World-Class Athlete Jim Thorpe Was Born
Ty Cobb Made His 4,000th Hit
Non-Governmental Organizations
The Role of Nongovernmental Organizations (From: Principles of Democracy-20)
Non-Governmental Organizations: The Voice of The People(From: The Making of U.S. Foreign Policy, U.S. Dept. of State E-Journal March 2000.
Nongovernmental organizations (From: Democracy Dialogues)
Andrew Carnegie (From: America's Story)
Selected Non-Governmental Organizations INFOUSA
THE UNITED STATES: A NATION OF VOLUNTEERS U.S. Dept. of State E-Journal September 1998
Giving: U.S. Philanthropy U.S. Dept. of State E-Journal May 2006
Going the Distance: The U.S. Tsunami Relief Effort 2005: Americans Respond to Tragedy U.S. Dept. of State Publication

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