The Battle of Gettysburg has attained a special aura. Boston journalist Charles Carleton Coffin dubbed it “the high water mark” of the rebellion, while others described it as the “turning point of the war.” But it was President Lincoln who most eloquently expressed Gettysburg’s significance. On 19 November 1863, Lincoln delivered “a few appropriate remarks” at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery that became known as the Gettysburg Address: “We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” The Gettysburg Campaign
The battle of Chancellorsville, fought in the spring of 1863 in Virginia’s Piedmont region, pitted a powerful Union Army under its newly appointed commander, Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker, against a significantly smaller but well-led Confederate force under General Robert E. Lee. In the end, it was Lee and his chief subordinate, Maj. Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson, who achieved what many historians have called the South’s greatest victory during the American Civil War. The Chancellorsville Campaign.
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People working from home is on the rise since 2005. This includes people who are called mixed-workers, they work one day a week from home. The group represents 9.5% of all works in the U.S. In this group the largest percentage of workers are between the ages of 45-54 years. This age group also contains the largest percentage of home workers who work entirely from home. What has brought about this increase of home-based workers? What occupations are they in? Are there more women than men working from home? These questions and more are answered in Home-based workers in the United States 2010.
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Are you concerned about the violence our children are exposed to today? If so this is a must read. We are facing one of the most significant challenges to the future of America’s children that we have ever known. Our children are experiencing and witnessing violence on an alarming scale.
This exposure to violence is not limited to one community or one group of children. It occurs among all ethnic and racial groups; in urban, suburban, and rural areas; in gated communities and on tribal lands.
Advances in neuroscience and child development have taught us that the trauma children experience when they are exposed to physical, sexual, and emotional violence harms their ability to mature cognitively and emotionally, and it scars them physically and emotionally well into their adult lives.
Some of our children may grow up in safety and stability, but when millions do not, our entire society suffers. We pay astronomical costs to the health care, child welfare, justice, and other systems because we have not yet done what we know works to prevent and treat childhood exposure to violence.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder charged this task force with recommending ways our nation can prevent, reduce, and treat children’s exposure to violence.
Please read Defending childhood : protect, heal, thrive to learn what we can do about it.