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Black History and Blacks in U.S. History
Colin Powell

Black History and Blacks in U.S. History
Black History and Blacks in U.S. History


Colin Powell
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.55

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    highest-ranking, Barack, deals, military, historic, policy, government, lasted, member, foreign, leader, powerful, succeed, army, career, cabinet
     content words:    United States, Barack Obama, Colin Powell, Purple Heart, Bronze Star, President George W., As Secretary, President Bush, National Security Council

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Colin Powell
By Brenda B. Covert
  

1     The highest office that an American can hold is that of President of the United States. Barack Obama became the first black American to be elected president. However, before that historic event, the highest office ever held by a black American was Secretary of State. Presidents choose a Secretary of State. The Senate votes to approve the choice. Colin Powell was chosen and approved in 2001. He held that office until January 26, 2005.
 
2     Colin Powell was born in Harlem. You might say he was born to be a leader. He entered the army after he grew up. He was a hero and received medals, including the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. His military career lasted 35 years. He retired from the military as a four-star general.
 
3     President George W. Bush chose Powell for Secretary of State. This wasn't Powell's first government job, but it was the most important. The Secretary of State is the highest-ranking member of the president's cabinet. As Secretary of State, .....
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Black History and Blacks in U.S. History
             Black History and Blacks in U.S. History


United States
             United States


    American Government  
 
    Black History and Blacks in U.S. History  
 
    Children in History  
 
    Government Careers  
 
    Hispanic Heritage  
 
    How Can I Help?  
 
 
    Immigration  
 
    National Parks and Monuments  
 
    Native Americans  
 
    Presidents of the United States  
 
    Women's History  
 


United States History
    A Nation Divided
(1840-1861)
 
 
    A New Nation
(1776-1830)
 
 
    After the Civil War
(1865-1870)
 
 
    American Revolution  
 
    Cold War
(1947-1991)
 
 
    Colonial America (1492-1776)  
 
    Lewis and Clark
(1804-1806)
 
 
    Pearl Harbor  
 
    Spanish American War (1898)  
 
    The 1890's  
 
    The 1900's  
 
    The 1910's  
 
    The 1920's  
 
    The 1930's  
 
 
    The 1940's  
 
    The 1950's  
 
    The 1960's  
 
    The 1970's  
 
    The 1980's  
 
    The 1990's  
 
    The 2000's  
 
    The Civil War
(1861-1865)
 
 
    The Great Depression
(1929-1945)
 
 
    The United States Grows
(1865-1900)
 
 
    The War of 1812  
 
    Wild, Wild West  
 
    World War I
(1914-1918)
 
 
    World War II  
 


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