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George Washington Carver: Biography, Inventions, Facts

George Washington Carver was an agricultural scientist and inventor who developed hundreds of products using peanuts (though not peanut butter, as is often claimed), sweet potatoes and soybeans. Born into slavery a year before it was outlawed, Carver left home at a young age to pursue education and would eventually earn a master’s degree in agricultural science from Iowa State University.
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When Margaret Thatcher Crushed a British Miners’ Strike

As Margaret Thatcher took office as Britain’s first female prime minister in May 1979, she confronted a nation mired in economic recession.Businesses were failing, and inflation and unemployment were rising. Thatcher immediately set out to turn the economic situation around, according to her firm belief in the independence of the individual from the state and limited government interference in the economy.
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Dryopithecus Facts and Figures

Name: Dryopithecus (Greek for "tree ape"); pronounced DRY-oh-pith-ECK-us Habitat: Woodlands of Eurasia and Africa Historical Epoch: Middle Miocene (15-10 million years ago) Size and Weight: About four feet long and 25 pounds Diet: Fruit Distinguishing Characteristics: Moderate size; long front arms; chimpanzee-like head About Dryopithecus One of the many prehistoric primates of the Miocene epoch (a close contemporary was Pliopithecus), Dryopithecus was a tree-dwelling ape that originated in eastern Africa about 15 million years ago and then (like its hominid descendants millions of years later) radiated out into Europe and Asia.
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College of Saint Benedict Admissions

College of Saint Benedict Admissions Overview: With an acceptance rate of 88%, the College of Saint Benedict is not highly selective. As part of the application process, interested students should submit scores from the SAT or ACT, high school transcripts, a resume of extracurricular activities, and a completed application form.
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Andrew Jackson: Significant Facts and Brief Biography

Andrew Jackson's forceful personality led to the strengthening of the office of president. It would be fair to say he was the most influential president of the 19th century with the notable exception of Abraham Lincoln. Andrew Jackson President Andrew Jackson. Hulton Archive/Getty Images Life span: Born: March 15, 1767, in Waxhaw, South Carolina Died: June 8, 1845 in Nashville, Tennessee Andrew Jackson died at the age of 78, a long life in that era, not to mention a long life for someone who had often been in serious physical danger.
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Using Photographs and Illustrations to Support Reading Comprehension

Whether they are the cave drawings in the south of France, the cartoons of Hogarth or Satellite pictures, illustrations and photos are powerful ways for students with disabilities, especially difficulty with text, to find and retain information from textbooks and non-fiction. That, after all, is what reading comprehension is about: understanding and retaining information, and having the ability to retell that information, not performance on multiple choice tests.
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