See Article History Alternative Titles: Besides the 48 conterminous states that occupy the middle latitudes of the continent, the United States includes the state of Alaskaat the northwestern extreme of North America, and the island state of Hawaiiin the mid-Pacific Ocean.
Hugh Ellsworth Rodham, bornApril 2, Scranton, Pennsylvania, graduate of Pennsylvania State University, small textile supply owner; died, April 7,in Little Rock, Arkansas The second of three sons, Hugh Rodham was the first in his family to attend and graduate from college, able to attend Penn State University on a football scholarship.
Upon graduation, he found work as a travelling salesman of drapery fabrics through the upper-Midwest. He met Dorothy Howell, who was working as a company clerk typist and after a lengthy courtship they married and moved into a one-bedroom Chicago apartment. Navy, stationed at the Great Lakes Naval Station, an hour outside of Chicago, where he worked as a chief petty officer.
He oversaw sailor training. After the war, he began his own small, independent drape and fabric printing business in downtown Chicago. He assumed responsibility for his younger brother, Russell, a former physician who suffered from mental depression.
Gruff, often highly critical of his children as a way to encourage their improvement in school grades and behavior, he taught Hillary the habits of hard work and study and that one had to earn success.
Extremely thrifty, he also taught his children to never waste even the smallest amount of anything from food to toothpaste. Beyond what might be considered a traditional closeness with her mother, Hillary Clinton has described Dorothy Rodham as a crucial figure in life, not just a mentor and role model but one who had a story that sparked part of her lifelong mission on behalf of children's rights and protection.
Were it not for the care, direction and attention from a neighborhood woman who Dorothy worked for as a "mother's helper," it is unlikely the young girl would have developed a sense of her own potential.
Poised to begin college in California, her mother contacted her, asking her to return to Chicago, where she had remarried, promising to pay for her education.
When Dorothy returned, however, she discovered that her mother intended to have her work for free as a housekeeper and would not underwrite her higher education as promised. In California, she also witnessed the effect of racial bigotry on her fellow students who were Japanese-American.
It left her with a rigorous sense of justice and recognition of how many children experienced disadvantage and discrimination from birth.
She taught Hillary and her sons that they were no less or more important than any other human beings. Although denied the chance for a college education, Dorothy would take many college courses during her adulthood.
She also read voraciously as a way of teaching herself about the larger world. The impact of her mother's early life proved to be of enormous influence on young Hillary Rodham's perception of parenting and childcare.
As a mother, Dorothy inculcated her daughter and sons to never permit others to bully them and to defend themselves. She also passed on her belief that gender was no barrier to any potential endeavor, and that it was right to expect, and fight for equal treatment as a right. Her maternal great-grandparents, the Howells, were immigrants from England and settled in California.
Her maternal grandmother, Della Murray migrated from Canada to Illinois and married secondly to Max Rosenberg who was born in Russia in Eldest of three; two brothers, Hugh E.
In being raised within the original tenets of Methodism as preached by its founder, John Wesley, Hillary Clinton's faith inculcated her with a sense of duty towards not just those in need in her community but also those in the world at large.
She was baptized in the parish of her paternal ancestors, the Court Street Methodist Church in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Inher First United Methodist Church of Park Ridge's youth group was led by a new youth minister, Don Jones, who introduced the students to the "University of Life," that encouraged them into social action as a way of enacting the Methodist ideology.
Jones would lead the group outside the comfort zone of their middle-class, white suburban neighborhood into areas of need and where they found ways to volunteer in community service.The Watergate scandal of is said to have made a number of Americans lose their faith in the government and in the leadership of their country, due to the realization they had been lied to .
The United States of America has been labeled as a young nation, given its actual beginning in the year , when the Declaration of Independence was proclaimed. In reality, the journey these United States have been going through begins before Native Americans were .
Alternative Titles: America, U.S., U.S.A., United States of America The United States is the world’s greatest economic power, measured in terms of gross domestic product (GDP). The nation’s wealth is partly a reflection of its rich natural resources and its enormous agricultural output, but it.
The Business of War. By Wade Frazier. Revised July Introduction. The Business of War. The "Good War" Brown Shirts in America. A Brief History of Western Anti . The Watergate Scandal eliminated almost all of the trust people had in the government, and that lingering sense of negativity and distrust still looms overhead today.
Although the peoples faith in their government was collapsing, people began to trust another source. Indeed, that was the original reason that I turned to what was then a new media platform to create a home for well-reported stories and to challenge the many misguided conventional wisdoms.