By Timothy L. Gall
Now center tuition and highschool scholars have an encyclopedia that offers all of them the evidence and info on each kingdom within the united states, together with the District of Columbia and U.S. dependencies. Alphabetically prepared entries function constant subheadings for every nation so scholars can fast locate comparative info. An index of individuals, locations and topics makes searches effortless, and assets for extra research offers scholars with your next step to profit extra. listed below are a few of the student-friendly beneficial properties you can find: forty constant subheads divide every one essay to make details effortless to discover and inspire comparisons among states A map of the U.S. and nation flags on colour finish sheets 50 maps inside textual content nearly 250 pictures depict the country and the folk Illustrations of flags and seals accompany entries word list makes tough or strange phrases comprehensible A desk directory all previous governors of the country 1998 election info Updates to financial and inhabitants details sites incorporated within the bibliographies (20050301)
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On 24 March 1989, the Exxon Valdez, a 987-foot oil tanker, hit a reef and ran aground. The tanker spilled 11 million gallons of crude oil. The oil eventually contaminated 1,285 miles of shoreline, fouling Prince William Sound and its wildlife sanctuary, the Gulf of Alaska, and the Alaska Peninsula. 025 billion in civil and criminal penalties. 1 million hectare) Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to commercial development. Since the early 1990s, the US Senate had (until March 2006) continually voted to reject drilling in ANWR, but the US House of Representatives had voted in favor.
23,009 White and Asian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,624 White and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,044 White and some other race. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62,927 Black or African American and American Indian/Alaska Native . . . . . . 2,889 Black or African American and Asian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,346 Black or African American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander .
Mineral production declined sharply after 1914. Population declined too, and conditions remained depressed through the 1920s, although gold mining was helped by a rise in gold prices in 1934. World War II provided the next great economic impetus for Alaska; the Aleutian campaign following the Japanese invasion of the islands, though not as pivotal as the combat in other areas of the Paciﬁc, did show American policymakers that Alaska’s geography was in itself an important resource. Statehood The US government built the Alaska Highway and many other facilities, including docks, airﬁelds, and an extension of the Alaska Railroad.