• Kansas African Americans: Settlements, Towns & Colonies

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    published: 05 Jul 2013
  • 3D Stereoscopic Photographs of Cities and Settlements in Kansas (1867)

    Animated stereoscopic photographs of cities and settlements in Kansas taken by Alexander Gardner in 1867. Captions originally sold with the photographs are included in quotations. Sources: Library of Congress Tags: history, documentary, 1860's, albumen prints, stereoview, stereoviews, stereoscopic, stereograph, stereographs, 3d, houses, wigglegrams, photos, pictures, lawrence, leavenworth, city, frontier, life, images, bridge, building, construction, massachusetts street, turnpike, wagons, horses, horse-drawn, fifth street, pedestrians, topeka, state line, tame elk, clear creek, fort riley, major ogden , hays city, stagecoach, wyandotte, webster family, kaw river, farm house, express overland, wagon, carriage, carriages, kansas, stereoscopy,

    published: 07 Sep 2015
  • Kansas

    In the heart of the Old West, where Marshall Wyatt Earp represented the law and thousands of settlers started their journey to the West in their covered wagons, lies the state of Kansas. Deputy Public Affairs Officer Kellee Farmer leads you through the wind-swept plains, that became famous through the book and film “The Wizard of Oz,” and where the “Wild West” can still be felt, to the beauty of the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.

    published: 21 Apr 2015
  • #1 | Accident | Settlement Expert | Stephen Mayer | Mayer & Rosenberg P.C., | Kansas City | Injury

    http://mayerrosenberg.com We Win or You Don't Pay. Free Case Evaluation and Review. 816-941-8949 What you can expect from us: Professional Service and Personal Attention When a catastrophic injury or wrongful death occurs, no one can reverse the damage that has been done. However, an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you take care of the legal and financial issues that remain. We can make sure you and your family has the financial compensation you need to pay the bills and move forward. Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., provides knowledgeable, compassionate representation to individuals and families in Missouri and Kansas. Our attorneys work diligently to develop a strategy for each unique case. Then we pursue the claim through negotiations and, when necessary, litigation. We are de...

    published: 13 Jun 2014
  • Early German Settlement

    German settlement of northern Douglas and southern Washington counties which resulting in the formation of the Schleswig-Holstein Verein, Dutch Hall (1876) and German Cemetery in Eastern Nebraska.

    published: 05 Apr 2014
  • WATCH: They Built Their Own Town | Nicodemus, KS

    NICODEMUS NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE http://www.nps.gov/nico/index.htm The settlers of Nicodemus laid down brick and mortar, hand crafting a community brimming with new opportunity. A spirit of entrepreneurship, a desire for ownership and enduring faith all crossed paths in Nicodemus, Kansas, leaving a legacy of pride many carry with them today. Nicodemus is a National Historic Site, managed by the National Park Service. To learn more, please visit: http://www.nps.gov/nico/index.htm Produced by: David Ehrenberg Click here to watch the audio described version: https://youtu.be/NH0hc-0uhGE

    published: 10 Mar 2016
  • Moving onto the Plains - Pioneers - Go West

    Pioneers of the Plains - Life as a Pioneer - About Ma, Pa and 2 kids moving out to California to start a new life on the plains with ox and cart on their journey from Illinois to the Midwestern plains. Made by Encyclopaedia Britannica. Made 1942.

    published: 03 Jan 2013
  • Kansas

    Kansas /ˈkænzəs/ KAN-zəs is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern United States. It is named after the Kansa Native American tribe which inhabited the area. The tribe's name (natively kką:ze) is often said to mean "people of the wind" or "people of the south wind," although this was probably not the term's original meaning. Residents of Kansas are called "Kansans." For thousands of years, what is now Kansas was home to numerous and diverse Native American tribes. Tribes in the Eastern part of the state generally lived in villages along the river valleys. Tribes in the Western part of the state were semi-nomadic and hunted large herds of bison. Kansas was first settled by European Americans in the 1830s, but the pace of settlement accelerated in the 1850s, in the midst of political wars ov...

    published: 24 Jul 2014
  • 10 Best Travel Destinations in Kansas USA

    Best Places Channel | Kansas Top and Best Destinations. Vist our website: http://bestlocations.weebly.com/ Visit our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BestLocationstoVisit/ Places to visit in 2017. Top Destinations in Kansas. Amazing Destinations in Kansas. Best places to visit in Kansas. Travel Guide. Travel Destinations 2017. Travel Destinations in Summer. Summer Destinations. Best places to visit in Kansas. Top 10 place in Kansas. Top 10 place to visit in Kansas. Tourist Spots in Kansas. Kansas Tourist Spots. Kansas Tourist Destinations. Must see places in Kansas. Places to go to in Kansas. Things to do in Kansas. Kansas Travel Guide. Amazing places in Kansas. Places to visit in January. Places to visit in February. Places to visit in March. Places to visit in April. Places to v...

    published: 30 Mar 2017
  • America Before Columbus (Full Documentary)

    History books traditionally depict the pre-Columbus Americas as a pristine wilderness where small native villages lived in harmony with nature. But scientific evidence tells a very different story: When Columbus stepped ashore in 1492, millions of people were already living there. America wasn't exactly a New World, but a very old one whose inhabitants had built a vast infrastructure of cities, orchards, canals and causeways. The English brought honeybees to the Americas for honey, but the bees pollinated orchards along the East Coast. Thanks to the feral honeybees, many of the plants the Europeans brought, like apples and peaches, proliferated. Some 12,000 years ago, North American mammoths, ancient horses, and other large mammals vanished. The first horses in America since the Pleistoce...

    published: 07 Feb 2016
  • Ghost Towns in Kansas, United States - Abandoned Village, Town or City

    Thanks for watching..... 1) Battle of Black Jack 2) Bushong 3) Coolidge 4) Coronado 5) Doniphan 6) Irving 7) Lone Star 8) Louisville 9) Miller 10) Pawnee 11) Prairie City 12) Quindaro Townsite 13) Rosalia 14) Silkville 15) Smoky Hill City 16) Stull 17) Trading Post 19) Ulysses 20) White Cloud Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ghost_towns_in_Kansas A ghost town is an abandoned village, town or city, usually one which contains substantial visible remains. A town often becomes a ghost town because the economic activity that supported it has failed, or due to natural or human-caused disasters such as floods, government actions, uncontrolled lawlessness, war, or nuclear disasters. The term can sometimes refer to cities, towns, and neighborhoods which are still populated, but signif...

    published: 14 Apr 2014
  • Great Indian Wars 1 The Indians Documentary Official

    The American Indian Wars, or Indian Wars, were the multiple conflicts between American settlers or the United States government and the native peoples of North America from the time of earliest colonial settlement until 1924. In some cases, wars resulted from conflicts and competition for resources between the European colonists and Native Americans. There was population pressure as settlers expanded their territory, generally pushing indigenous people northward and westward. But, warfare and raiding also took place as a result of wars between European powers; in North America, they enlisted their Native American allies to help them conduct warfare against each other's settlements. Many conflicts were local, involving disputes over land use, and some entailed cycles of reprisal. Particula...

    published: 30 Aug 2015
  • Around Kansas - Kansas Churches built by German Immigrants - June 15, 2016

    (Frank) And here we are again. So you know, Kansas has a lot of immigrants here that came from, well a lot of them came from Germany, a lot of them from Russia, and they brought wheat. (Deb) Ireland... (Frank) Ireland, especially Ireland. (Deb) Scotland. I mean we were talking about the Aberdeen Angus, you know the Scots brought that. You know we've talked about some of those. The Irish, the Celtic Fox Pub, you know thank God they came. [laughs] (Frank) Well, and because of that we have kind of a diverse architecture. (Deb) We do. (Frank) Eclectic I guess you would say as well, because you might get Irish, you might get German, you might get Scandinavian. I mean, Lindsborg of course. (Deb) Czechs, Wilson with the Czechs. Yes. (Frank) Bingo. So it really kind of makes it interesting. That's...

    published: 15 Jun 2016
  • Cities Now Home to More Than Half of All People

    This is the VOA Special English Economics Report, from http://voaspecialenglish.com Over half the world's people now live in cities. The latest "Global Report on Human Settlements" says the historic change took place last year. The report came out in October from U.N. Habitat, a United Nations agency. A century ago, fewer than five percent of all people lived in cities. By the middle of this century it could be seventy percent, or almost six and a half billion people. Already three-fourths of people in developed countries live in cities. Now most urban population growth is in the developing world. Urbanization can lead to social and economic progress, but also pressure on cities to provide housing and services. The new report says almost two hundred thousand people move into cit...

    published: 05 Nov 2009
  • Family Receives $20 Million Settlement In Water Park Death

    Caleb Schwab was killed last year after an accident on what was believed to be one of the fastest and highest water slides.

    published: 04 May 2017
  • How one piece of legislation divided a nation - Ben Labaree, Jr.

    View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-legislation-that-birthed-the-republican-party-ben-labaree-jr You may think that things are heated in Washington today, but the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 had members of Congress so angry they pulled out their weapons -- and formed the Republican Party. The issues? Slavery and states' rights, which led the divided nation straight into the Civil War. Ben Labaree, Jr. explains how Abraham Lincoln's party emerged amidst the madness. Lesson by Ben Labaree, Jr., animation by Qa'ed Mai.

    published: 11 Feb 2014
Kansas African Americans: Settlements, Towns & Colonies

Kansas African Americans: Settlements, Towns & Colonies

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Summer Class Project had to adjust the sound
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3D Stereoscopic Photographs of Cities and Settlements in Kansas (1867)

3D Stereoscopic Photographs of Cities and Settlements in Kansas (1867)

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Animated stereoscopic photographs of cities and settlements in Kansas taken by Alexander Gardner in 1867. Captions originally sold with the photographs are included in quotations. Sources: Library of Congress Tags: history, documentary, 1860's, albumen prints, stereoview, stereoviews, stereoscopic, stereograph, stereographs, 3d, houses, wigglegrams, photos, pictures, lawrence, leavenworth, city, frontier, life, images, bridge, building, construction, massachusetts street, turnpike, wagons, horses, horse-drawn, fifth street, pedestrians, topeka, state line, tame elk, clear creek, fort riley, major ogden , hays city, stagecoach, wyandotte, webster family, kaw river, farm house, express overland, wagon, carriage, carriages, kansas, stereoscopy,
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Kansas

Kansas

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In the heart of the Old West, where Marshall Wyatt Earp represented the law and thousands of settlers started their journey to the West in their covered wagons, lies the state of Kansas. Deputy Public Affairs Officer Kellee Farmer leads you through the wind-swept plains, that became famous through the book and film “The Wizard of Oz,” and where the “Wild West” can still be felt, to the beauty of the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.
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#1 | Accident | Settlement Expert  | Stephen Mayer | Mayer & Rosenberg P.C., | Kansas City | Injury

#1 | Accident | Settlement Expert | Stephen Mayer | Mayer & Rosenberg P.C., | Kansas City | Injury

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http://mayerrosenberg.com We Win or You Don't Pay. Free Case Evaluation and Review. 816-941-8949 What you can expect from us: Professional Service and Personal Attention When a catastrophic injury or wrongful death occurs, no one can reverse the damage that has been done. However, an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you take care of the legal and financial issues that remain. We can make sure you and your family has the financial compensation you need to pay the bills and move forward. Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., provides knowledgeable, compassionate representation to individuals and families in Missouri and Kansas. Our attorneys work diligently to develop a strategy for each unique case. Then we pursue the claim through negotiations and, when necessary, litigation. We are dedicated to being our clients' advocates in the legal system through claims ranging from workers' compensation to serious injuries to nursing home negligence. For a free consultation with our Kansas City personal injury lawyers, please call 816-892-4675 or contact us online. You Have Rights After an Injury Our attorneys have extensive experience with all types of car accidents and pedestrian and bike accidents, including those involving drunk or distracted drivers, uninsured motorists and dangerous rollovers. We also handle wrongful death suits, representing families of people killed in fatal trucking accidents and fatal motorcycle accidents. The firm handles workers' compensation in Kansas and Missouri. We represent people who work in farming and construction, as well as many other industries. Was your work injury caused by a negligent third party? We may be able to collect additional damages. We also represent people injured by defective products in the home and at work. On commercial property, defects in elevators and escalators cause thousands of injuries yearly. We understand the serious nature of catastrophic injuries, such as burns, head and brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries. Our lawyers and staff will treat you and your family with respect and care as we work to obtain compensation for you. Please call 816-892-4675 to schedule an appointment with an Overland Park motor vehicle accident attorney. Our office is conveniently located off of I-435 and has ample free parking. Personal injury and workers' compensation cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. If we accept your case, there is no fee unless we recover damages for you. http://youtu.be/ewQQgLOm1E0
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Early German Settlement

Early German Settlement

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German settlement of northern Douglas and southern Washington counties which resulting in the formation of the Schleswig-Holstein Verein, Dutch Hall (1876) and German Cemetery in Eastern Nebraska.
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WATCH: They Built Their Own Town | Nicodemus, KS

WATCH: They Built Their Own Town | Nicodemus, KS

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NICODEMUS NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE http://www.nps.gov/nico/index.htm The settlers of Nicodemus laid down brick and mortar, hand crafting a community brimming with new opportunity. A spirit of entrepreneurship, a desire for ownership and enduring faith all crossed paths in Nicodemus, Kansas, leaving a legacy of pride many carry with them today. Nicodemus is a National Historic Site, managed by the National Park Service. To learn more, please visit: http://www.nps.gov/nico/index.htm Produced by: David Ehrenberg Click here to watch the audio described version: https://youtu.be/NH0hc-0uhGE
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Moving onto the Plains - Pioneers - Go West

Moving onto the Plains - Pioneers - Go West

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Pioneers of the Plains - Life as a Pioneer - About Ma, Pa and 2 kids moving out to California to start a new life on the plains with ox and cart on their journey from Illinois to the Midwestern plains. Made by Encyclopaedia Britannica. Made 1942.
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Kansas

Kansas

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Kansas /ˈkænzəs/ KAN-zəs is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern United States. It is named after the Kansa Native American tribe which inhabited the area. The tribe's name (natively kką:ze) is often said to mean "people of the wind" or "people of the south wind," although this was probably not the term's original meaning. Residents of Kansas are called "Kansans." For thousands of years, what is now Kansas was home to numerous and diverse Native American tribes. Tribes in the Eastern part of the state generally lived in villages along the river valleys. Tribes in the Western part of the state were semi-nomadic and hunted large herds of bison. Kansas was first settled by European Americans in the 1830s, but the pace of settlement accelerated in the 1850s, in the midst of political wars over the slavery issue. When it was officially opened to settlement by the U.S. government in 1854, abolitionist Free-Staters from New England and pro-slavery settlers from neighboring Missouri rushed to the territory to determine whether Kansas would become a free state or a slave state. Thus, the area was a hotbed of violence and chaos in its early days as these forces collided, and was known as Bleeding Kansas. The abolitionists eventually prevailed and on January 29, 1861, Kansas entered the Union as a free state. After the Civil War, the population of Kansas grew rapidly when waves of immigrants turned the prairie into farmland. Today, Kansas is one of the most productive agricultural states, producing high yields of wheat, sorghum, and sunflowers. Kansas is the 15th most extensive and the 34th most populous of the 50 United States. This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
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10 Best Travel Destinations in Kansas USA

10 Best Travel Destinations in Kansas USA

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Best Places Channel | Kansas Top and Best Destinations. Vist our website: http://bestlocations.weebly.com/ Visit our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BestLocationstoVisit/ Places to visit in 2017. Top Destinations in Kansas. Amazing Destinations in Kansas. Best places to visit in Kansas. Travel Guide. Travel Destinations 2017. Travel Destinations in Summer. Summer Destinations. Best places to visit in Kansas. Top 10 place in Kansas. Top 10 place to visit in Kansas. Tourist Spots in Kansas. Kansas Tourist Spots. Kansas Tourist Destinations. Must see places in Kansas. Places to go to in Kansas. Things to do in Kansas. Kansas Travel Guide. Amazing places in Kansas. Places to visit in January. Places to visit in February. Places to visit in March. Places to visit in April. Places to visit in May. Places to visit in June. Places to visit in July. Places to visit in August. Places to visit in September. Places to visit in October. Places to visit in November. Places to visit in December. Kansas is a Midwestern state that epitomizes the U.S. heartland with its Great Plains setting of rolling wheat fields. The Museum of World Treasures in Wichita, the state's largest city, covers world history from dinosaurs to Elvis, while the open-air Old Cowtown Museum traces the city's pioneer past. In nearby Hutchinson, the Cosmosphere displays the Russian Vostok and Apollo 13 spacecrafts. Botanica, The Wichita Gardens. Cosmosphere. Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead. Exploration Place. Kansas Aviation Museum. Museum of World Treasures. Old Cowtown Museum. Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Schlitterbahn Kansas City. Strataca. #BotanicaTheWichitaGardens. #Cosmosphere. #DeannaRoseChildrensFarmstead. #ExplorationPlace. #KansasAviationMuseum. #MuseumofWorldTreasures. #OldCowtownMuseum. #OverlandParkArboretumandBotanicalGardens. #SchlitterbahnKansasCity. #Strataca. #PlacestovisitinKansas. #KansasTouristSpots. #KansasTouristDestinations. #MustseeplacesinKansas. #PlacestogotoinKansas. #ThingstodoinKansas. #KansasTravelGuide. #AmazingplacesinKansas. #fun. #Travel. #adventure. #bestplaces. #topplaces. #amazingKansas. #TopDestinationsinKansas. #Amazing DestinationsinKansas. #BestplacestovisitinKansas. #TravelGuide. #TravelDestinations2017. #TravelDestinationsinSummer. #SummerDestinations. #PlacestovisitinJanuary. #PlacestovisitinFebruary. #PlacestovisitinMarch. #PlacestovisitinApril. #PlacestovisitinMay. #PlacestovisitinJune. #PlacestovisitinJuly. #PlacestovisitinAugust. #PlacestovisitinSeptember. #PlacestovisitinOctober. #PlacestovisitinNovember. #PlacestovisitinDecember. Thanks for watching! Please Like! and Subscribe to see more amazing destinations! Keywords: travel destinations travel destinations 2017 travel destinations usa travel destinations 2016 travel destination videos
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America Before Columbus (Full Documentary)

America Before Columbus (Full Documentary)

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History books traditionally depict the pre-Columbus Americas as a pristine wilderness where small native villages lived in harmony with nature. But scientific evidence tells a very different story: When Columbus stepped ashore in 1492, millions of people were already living there. America wasn't exactly a New World, but a very old one whose inhabitants had built a vast infrastructure of cities, orchards, canals and causeways. The English brought honeybees to the Americas for honey, but the bees pollinated orchards along the East Coast. Thanks to the feral honeybees, many of the plants the Europeans brought, like apples and peaches, proliferated. Some 12,000 years ago, North American mammoths, ancient horses, and other large mammals vanished. The first horses in America since the Pleistocene era arrived with Columbus in 1493. Settlers in the Americas told of rivers that had more fish than water. The South American potato helped spark a population explosion in Europe. In 1491, the Americas had few domesticated animals, and used the llama as their beast of burden. In 1491, more people lived in the Americas than in Europe. The first conquistadors were sailors and adventurers. In 1492, the Americas were not a pristine wilderness but a crowded and managed landscape. The now barren Chaco Canyon was once covered with vegetation. Along with crops like wheat, weeds like dandelion were brought to America by Europeans. It’s believed that the domestication of the turkey began in pre-Columbian Mexico, and did not exist in Europe in 1491. By 1500, European settlers and their plants and animals had altered much of the Americas’ landscape. While beans, potatoes, and maize from the Americas became major crops in continental Europe.
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Ghost Towns in Kansas, United States - Abandoned Village, Town or City

Ghost Towns in Kansas, United States - Abandoned Village, Town or City

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Thanks for watching..... 1) Battle of Black Jack 2) Bushong 3) Coolidge 4) Coronado 5) Doniphan 6) Irving 7) Lone Star 8) Louisville 9) Miller 10) Pawnee 11) Prairie City 12) Quindaro Townsite 13) Rosalia 14) Silkville 15) Smoky Hill City 16) Stull 17) Trading Post 19) Ulysses 20) White Cloud Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ghost_towns_in_Kansas A ghost town is an abandoned village, town or city, usually one which contains substantial visible remains. A town often becomes a ghost town because the economic activity that supported it has failed, or due to natural or human-caused disasters such as floods, government actions, uncontrolled lawlessness, war, or nuclear disasters. The term can sometimes refer to cities, towns, and neighborhoods which are still populated, but significantly less so than in years past; for example those affected by high levels of unemployment and dereliction. The exact definition of a ghost town varies between individuals, and between cultures. Some writers discount settlements that were abandoned as a result of a natural or human-made disaster, using the term only to describe settlements which were deserted because they were no longer economically viable; T. Lindsey Baker, author of Ghost Towns of Texas, defines a ghost town as "a town for which the reason for being no longer exists".[1] Some believe that any settlement with visible tangible remains should not be called a ghost town;[2] others say, conversely, that a ghost town should contain the tangible remains of buildings.[3] Whether or not the settlement must be completely deserted, or may contain a small population, is also a matter for debate.[2] Generally, though, the term is used in a looser sense, encompassing any and all of these definitions. The American author Lambert Florin's preferred definition of a ghost town was simply "a shadowy semblance of a former self". I, Kaushik Biswas, hereby declare that all information regarding this video I collect from www.wikipedia.org and all Images use to make this video is from Google Search www.google.com . I use Google Advanced Search to collect those images, usage rights : "free to use, share or modify, even commercially" section. Background Sound of this video I collect from Youtube Audio Library which are free to use. Thank you.
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Great Indian Wars 1 The Indians Documentary Official

Great Indian Wars 1 The Indians Documentary Official

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The American Indian Wars, or Indian Wars, were the multiple conflicts between American settlers or the United States government and the native peoples of North America from the time of earliest colonial settlement until 1924. In some cases, wars resulted from conflicts and competition for resources between the European colonists and Native Americans. There was population pressure as settlers expanded their territory, generally pushing indigenous people northward and westward. But, warfare and raiding also took place as a result of wars between European powers; in North America, they enlisted their Native American allies to help them conduct warfare against each other's settlements. Many conflicts were local, involving disputes over land use, and some entailed cycles of reprisal. Particularly in later years, conflicts were spurred by ideologies such as Manifest Destiny, which held that the United States was destined to expand from coast to coast on the North American continent. In the 1830s, the United States had a policy of Indian removal east of the Mississippi River, which was a planned, large-scale removal of indigenous peoples from the areas where Europeans were settling. Particularly in the years leading up to Congressional passage of the related act, there was armed conflict between settlers and Native Americans; some removal was achieved through sale or exchange of territory through treaties. The Census Bureau in 1894 counted over 40 wars, which killed 19,000 whites and about 30,000 Indians however it did note that the number of Indians killed was likely higher than the count.
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Around Kansas - Kansas Churches built by German Immigrants - June 15, 2016

Around Kansas - Kansas Churches built by German Immigrants - June 15, 2016

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(Frank) And here we are again. So you know, Kansas has a lot of immigrants here that came from, well a lot of them came from Germany, a lot of them from Russia, and they brought wheat. (Deb) Ireland... (Frank) Ireland, especially Ireland. (Deb) Scotland. I mean we were talking about the Aberdeen Angus, you know the Scots brought that. You know we've talked about some of those. The Irish, the Celtic Fox Pub, you know thank God they came. [laughs] (Frank) Well, and because of that we have kind of a diverse architecture. (Deb) We do. (Frank) Eclectic I guess you would say as well, because you might get Irish, you might get German, you might get Scandinavian. I mean, Lindsborg of course. (Deb) Czechs, Wilson with the Czechs. Yes. (Frank) Bingo. So it really kind of makes it interesting. That's another reason why Kansas is so interesting a place to visit, because you're not going to see the same thing, same thing, same thing. It's going to be an interesting trip. (Deb) It will be. You know the flavor of the community is literally. You know the food, the entertainment, and the architecture. You know, it's what they brought over, and because most of that happened in the last half of the 19th Century, not that far back, especially as it relates to architecture. Now one of the things I found interesting that we're going to be talking about, the Volga Germans coming to Kansas. One of my friends who were Volga German talked about growing up in the different communities, and how we were talking about accents. Different communities of course had different dialects of German, and you could tell who was from what community because of the dialect of German that they spoke. And there was a lot of prejudice between the German communities themselves; you know just the way people are you know. Oh you're not as good as these people because this it the way you talk. You now which is the way they generally think about me when they hear my accent. You know, just poor cracker from the south. (Frank) Well, and a lot of the immigrants too, it's reflected in the churches. (Deb) Absolutely. (Frank) And so that's kind of what this story is going to be about. (Deb) And that may be the prettiest reflection of those immigrants and it's certainly one of the most enduring, and you are going to be shocked by this segment. Few events have shaped Kansas like the immigration of the Volga Germans, those war-weary Germans who had been lured to the land along the Volga River by Russia's Catherine the Great generations earlier. For a hundred years, the Volga Germans farmed and prospered, exempt from military service because Catherine had so valued their agricultural skills. When this exemption was revoked by Czar Alexander II, they looked to America. The first group of settlers left for Topeka in 1875. Upon arrival they were encouraged by the Kansas Pacific Railroad to settle on land owned by the railroad in Ellis and northern Rush counties. Large settlements also emerged in Russell County and North Topeka. The movement of German-Russians into Kansas continued until the First World War. Besides the wheat that the farmers brought with them, the Volga Germans left another indelible mark on the landscape of Kansas, and on the skyline of many small towns -- the churches. St. Fidelis in Victoria is the largest and most famous of the German Catholic churches, and one of the eight wonders of Kansas. In 2014, the Pope declared the church a minor basilica. It was William Jennings Bryan, visiting in 1912, who dubbed St. Fidelis the Cathedral of the Plains. But the church was the center of other German communities as well, and while not so large, they are just as beautiful as the Cathedral in Victoria. The communities of Catherine, Liebenthal, Leoville, Munjor, and Schoenchen--many towns around Hays are marked by the steeples of these beautiful churches. As a descendant of one those Volga Germans remarked; these were very religious people. The church was the center of the community. Each family was required to provide so many wagonfuls of stone, which was all cut by hand. Master craftsmen were responsible for the woodwork. Stained glass windows were often imported. They resembled the churches that had been left behind, something of the homeland, something representing the hope that these new communities would truly be home, for them and generations to come. They farmed, raised kids, and went to church, and in the process, transformed the plains into the breadbasket of the world. As a descendant said; they trusted in God and hard work, and the evidence of that faith remains to anchor the communities. (Frank) And we have to go again. So, I'm Frank. (Deb) I'm Deb. (Frank) And we'll see you somewhere... (Together) Around Kansas.
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Cities Now Home to More Than Half of All People

Cities Now Home to More Than Half of All People

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This is the VOA Special English Economics Report, from http://voaspecialenglish.com Over half the world's people now live in cities. The latest "Global Report on Human Settlements" says the historic change took place last year. The report came out in October from U.N. Habitat, a United Nations agency. A century ago, fewer than five percent of all people lived in cities. By the middle of this century it could be seventy percent, or almost six and a half billion people. Already three-fourths of people in developed countries live in cities. Now most urban population growth is in the developing world. Urbanization can lead to social and economic progress, but also pressure on cities to provide housing and services. The new report says almost two hundred thousand people move into cities and towns each day. It says worsening inequalities, driven by social divisions and differences in wealth, could lead to violence unless cities plan better. Another issue is urban sprawl. This is where cities expand into rural areas, sometimes at a much faster rate than urban population growth. Sprawl is common in the United States. Americans move a lot. In a recent study, Art Hall at the University of Kansas found that people are moving away from the major cities to smaller cities. He sees a trend toward "de-urbanization" across America. But urban economies still provide possibilities that rural areas do not. Sabina Deitrick at the University of Pittsburgh, in Pennsylvania, is an expert on cities. She notes that urbanization brings social change that can empower women. Sabina Deitrick has closely studied Pittsburgh from the loss of its main industry, steel, to its rebirth as a smaller city with different industries. She says the reuse of existing land and spaces and the reinvention of urban life is important if cities are to succeed. Professor Deitrick notes that a city's ability to educate and train its people is important to jobs and new industries. Even new industries based on old deas. Around the world, people leave rural farm jobs to go to the city. Yet now there is growing demand for farm products grown close to the cities where they are used. Urban farming is taking hold in some of the worlds biggest cities. Sabina Deitrick says studies show that urban farming is one area where women can earn more than men do. And that's the VOA Special English Economics Report, written by Mario Ritter. You can comment on our reports at voaspecialenglish.com. (Adapted from a radio program broadcast 16Oct2009)
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Family Receives  $20 Million Settlement In Water Park Death

Family Receives $20 Million Settlement In Water Park Death

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Caleb Schwab was killed last year after an accident on what was believed to be one of the fastest and highest water slides.
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How one piece of legislation divided a nation - Ben Labaree, Jr.

How one piece of legislation divided a nation - Ben Labaree, Jr.

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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-legislation-that-birthed-the-republican-party-ben-labaree-jr You may think that things are heated in Washington today, but the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 had members of Congress so angry they pulled out their weapons -- and formed the Republican Party. The issues? Slavery and states' rights, which led the divided nation straight into the Civil War. Ben Labaree, Jr. explains how Abraham Lincoln's party emerged amidst the madness. Lesson by Ben Labaree, Jr., animation by Qa'ed Mai.
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