WONDERFUL WEST VIRGINIA BY ELIZABETH LEE

WONDERFUL WEST VIRGINIA Once upon a time, some years after the United States was established there was no West Virginia. There was only Virginia-a huge state, rich in fertile farmland to the east, and with rugged mountains to the west, stretching across a vast swath of land all the way to the Ohio River. And then, there was a war. And the war divided the nation, and there, in the midst of chaos, West Virginia was born. No other place in the United State has such a history. In 1861, Virginia, Read more [...]

A WIN FOR WOMAN AT THE BALLOT BOX

Shahida Malka Awan, house wife and mother of four, comes from a remote village in the Khanewal District of Punjab. A champion for special welfare issues affecting her community and long- term member of a major political party of Pakistan, Shahida has never shied away from tackling a challenge. The conservative environment of her village, however, provided few opportunities for woman to lead. Nevertheless, she was determined to be heard. BY NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTE STAFF Shahida’s passion Read more [...]

THE NEW AMERICANS Meet The Newest Americans

On October 11 had the privilege of speaking at the naturalization ceremony for 125 new citizens, Held at the United states District court for the District of Columbia, a short walk from the Capitol. The ceremony was presided over by the honorable judge Tanya Chukka, herself a naturalized citizen originally from Jamaica. It drew a remarkable from Kazakhstan to Kenya, from Argentina to Australia, from Iraq to Italy. There men and woman speak dozens of different language and have different faiths Read more [...]

Election Day Democracy In Action

Bright balloons bob above a sea of rainbow-colored signs as loudspeakers blare music and announcements and people in hats and shirts emblazoned with slogans hand out fliers stickers and buttons. Election day in the United States often arrives dressed as a carnival,ready to attract attention and excite voter interest. The day begins early on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November in villages,towns and cites across the United States as thousands of volunteers rise before dawn to lend a hand Read more [...]

How Americans In Pakistan Can Vote In The 2016 Election

Among the many freedoms citizens enjoy is the right to vote from wherever they are, life can take you lots of places, And you can vote from all of them. Voting is a citizens's most fundamental right during his election year U.S citizens living away from their voting residence can easily vote by absentee ballot with resources from the federal voting assistance program.(FVAP) FVAP means Federal Voting Assistance Program gov has everything you need to know from upcoming election dates to downloadable Read more [...]

Early American Writers: John Smith, John Winthrop & Roger Williams

The foundation of American literature begins with the orally transmitted myths, legends,tales,and lyrics (always songs) of Indian cultures. Native American oral tradition is quite diverse.Indian stories glow with reverence for nature as a spiritual, as a well as physical, mother. Nature is alive and endowed with spiritual forces;main characters may be animals or plants, often totems associated With a tribe,group, or individuals. The Indians contribution to America is greater than is often believed. Read more [...]