Category: American

Build Your Vocabulary

Use Context Clues There are several types of context clues that will help you guess the meaning of words you do not know. By looking at the words around an unfamiliar word, you may be able to figure out its meaning. See the four kinds of context clues on the next page. In the examples, […]

The American Religious Heritage

BEFORE YOU READ Preview Vocabulary A. Read the following sentences from the chapter and notice the words in italics. Use context clues to help you figure out the meanings. Then choose which definition is best for the italicized word. These key AWL words will help you understand the chapter reading. ____ 1. Although the overwhelming […]

Equality of Opportunity

24 ПП he frontier is an expression of individual freedom and self-reliance in its purest (and X most extreme) forms, and it is also a pure expression of the ideal of equality of opportunity. On the western frontier there was more of a tendency for people to treat each other as social equals than there […]

The Dream of Getting Rich

8 ‘ I 1 here is a second reason why JL business institutions have traditionally received respect in the United States. One aspect of the great American Dream is to rise from poverty or modest wealth to great wealth. In the United States, this has usually been accomplished through successful business careers. All of the […]