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Dexter Asylum
Coordinates : 41°49′51″N 71°23′51″W / 41.8308401°N 71.3974812°W / 41.8308401; -71.3974812 DEXTER ASYLUM was a "poor farm " on the East Side of Providence, Rhode Island
Providence, Rhode Island
. It was built in 1828 and housed poor , elderly , and mentally ill residents who could not otherwise take care of themselves. In 1957 it was sold via auction to Brown University
Brown University
and demolished for a complex of athletic fields and buildings. CONTENTS * 1 Benefactor * 2 Building and grounds * 2.1 Building * 2.2 Wall * 3 Life at Dexter Asylum
Dexter Asylum
* 4 Closing and destruction * 5 External links * 6 References BENEFACTOR This statue of Ebenezer Knight Dexter stands at the Dexter Training Ground, near the Cranston Street Armory Providence had no institution to care for the poor prior to the Dexter Asylum
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History Of Ireland (1801–1923)
IRELAND was part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 1801 to 1922. For almost all of this period, the island was governed by the UK Parliament in London through its Dublin Castle administration in Ireland . Ireland faced considerable economic difficulties in the 19th century, including the Great Famine of the 1840s. The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw a vigorous campaign for Irish Home Rule . While legislation enabling Irish Home Rule was eventually passed, militant and armed opposition from Irish unionists , particularly in Ulster , opposed it. Proclamation was shelved for the duration following the outbreak of World War I . By 1918, however, moderate Irish nationalism had been eclipsed by militant republican separatism. In 1919, war broke out between republican separatists and British Government forces
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Immigration To The United States
IMMIGRATION TO THE UNITED STATES is the international movement of individuals who are not natives or do not possess citizenship in order to settle, reside, study or to take-up employment in the United States. It has been a major source of population growth and cultural change throughout much of the history of the United States
United States
. The economic, social, and political aspects of immigration have caused controversy regarding ethnicity, economic benefits, jobs for non-immigrants, settlement patterns, impact on upward social mobility , crime, and voting behavior. Prior to 1965, policies such as the national origins formula limited immigration and naturalization opportunities for people from areas outside Western Europe
Western Europe
. Exclusion laws enacted as early as the 1880s generally prohibited or severely restricted immigration from Asia, and quota laws enacted in the 1920s curtailed Eastern European immigration
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Welfare
WELFARE is the provision of a minimal level of well-being and social support for citizens without current means to support basic needs. In most developed countries, welfare is largely provided by the government from tax income, and to a lesser extent by NGOs , charities , informal social groups, religious groups, and inter-governmental organizations. Social security
Social security
expands on this concept, especially in welfare states , by providing all inhabitants with various social services such as universal healthcare , unemployment insurance , student financial aid (in addition to free post-secondary education ), and others. In its 1952 Social Security (Minimum Standards) Convention (nr. 102) , the International Labour Organization
International Labour Organization
(ILO) defined the traditional contingencies covered by social security
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Rhode Island Supreme Court
The RHODE ISLAND SUPREME COURT is the court of last resort in the U.S. State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations . The Court consists of a Chief Justice and four Associate Justices, all selected by the Governor of Rhode Island from candidates vetted by the Judicial Nominating Commission. Each justice enjoys lifetime tenure and no mandatory retirement age, similar to Federal judges. Justices may be removed only if impeached for improper conduct by a vote of the Rhode Island House of Representatives and convicted by trial in the Rhode Island Senate
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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Meehan Auditorium
The GEORGE V. MEEHAN AUDITORIUM is a 3,059-seat hockey arena , in Providence, Rhode Island
Providence, Rhode Island
. The arena opened in 1961 and was dedicated on January 6, 1962. On September 28, 1964, at the same time that he was campaigning to stay in office , U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson addressed the bicentennial convocation of Brown University
Brown University
at Meehan, in favor of educational opportunity, freedom of conscience and the proposed National Endowment for the Humanities
National Endowment for the Humanities
. It is named for George V. Meehan, the benefactor of the arena, which he hoped would "service and promote" the Brown Bears
Brown Bears
ice hockey program, which now belongs to the Ivy
Ivy
and ECAC Hockey
ECAC Hockey
leagues
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Poorhouse
A POORHOUSE or WORKHOUSE is a government-run (usually by a county or municipality ) facility to support and provide housing for the dependent and/or needy. CONTENTS * 1 Workhouses * 2 Poor farms * 3 See also * 4 Notes * 5 References * 6 Further reading * 7 External links WORKHOUSESIn England
England
, Wales
Wales
and Ireland
Ireland
(but not in Scotland
Scotland
) a poorhouse was more commonly known as a workhouse . Before the introduction of the Poor Law, each parish would maintain its own workhouse and often these rural 'poor houses' would be simple farms with the occupants dividing their times between working the farm and employed on maintaining local roads and other parish works. An example of one such is Strand House in East Sussex. In early Victorian times (see Poor Law ), poverty was seen as a dishonorable state
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Cranston Street Armory
The CRANSTON STREET ARMORY is an historic building in the Broadway–Armory Historic District of Providence, Rhode Island . It was built in 1907 at a cost of $650,000.00. The building was occupied by the Rhode Island National Guard from its opening until 1996. Since then, parts of the building have been used as film studios, and some of its offices occupied by the Rhode Island State Fire Marshal. The National Trust for Historic Preservation listed the Armory as one of "America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places" in its annual list for 1997. Its distinctive yellow bricks, crenellated turrets, and decorative stonework mark it as a historically significant building and neighborhood icon. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Decline * 3 Broadway–Armory Historic District * 3.1 Dexter Training Ground * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORY Troops assemble at the Dexter Training Ground on July 25, 1917 The architects were William R
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Geographic Coordinate System
A GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATE SYSTEM is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position , and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position . A common choice of coordinates is latitude , longitude and elevation . To specify a location on a two-dimensional map requires a map projection
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Providence, Rhode Island
PROVIDENCE is the capital of and most populous city in the U.S. state of Rhode Island
Rhode Island
, founded in 1636 and one of the oldest cities in the United States. It was founded by Roger Williams , a religious exile from the Massachusetts Bay Colony
Massachusetts Bay Colony
. He named the area in honor of "God\'s merciful Providence" , which he believed was responsible for revealing such a haven for him and his followers to settle. The city is situated at the mouth of the Providence River at the head of Narragansett Bay
Narragansett Bay
. Providence was one of the first cities in the country to industrialize and became noted for its textile manufacturing and subsequent machine tool , jewelry , and silverware industries
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Brown University
BROWN UNIVERSITY is a private Ivy League
Ivy League
research university in Providence , Rhode Island
Rhode Island
, United States. Founded in 1764 as the COLLEGE IN THE ENGLISH COLONY OF RHODE ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS, Brown is the seventh-oldest institution of higher education in the United States
United States
and one of the nine Colonial Colleges chartered before the American Revolution
American Revolution
. At its foundation, Brown was the first college in the United States to accept students regardless of their religious affiliation. Its engineering program was established in 1847 and was the first in the Ivy League. It was one of the early doctoral-granting U.S. institutions in the late 19th century, adding master and doctoral studies in 1887
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Poverty
POVERTY is general scarcity or the state of one who lacks a certain amount of material possessions or money (people with $1.25 a day). It is a multifaceted concept, which includes social, economic, and political elements. Absolute poverty or DESTITUTION refers to the lack of means necessary to meet basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter. Absolute poverty is considered to be about the same independent of location. Relative poverty occurs when people in a country do not enjoy a certain minimum level of living standards as compared to the rest of the population and so would vary from country to country, sometimes within the same country. After the industrial revolution , mass production in factories made producing goods increasingly less expensive and more accessible. Of more importance is the modernization of agriculture , such as fertilizers , to provide enough yield to feed the population
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Old Age
OLD AGE refers to ages nearing or surpassing the life expectancy of human beings, and is thus the end of the human life cycle . Terms and euphemisms for old people include, OLD PEOPLE (worldwide usage), SENIORS (American usage), SENIOR CITIZENS (British and American usage), OLDER ADULTS (in the social sciences ), THE ELDERLY, and ELDERS (in many cultures—including the cultures of aboriginal people). Old people often have limited regenerative abilities and are more susceptible to disease, syndromes, and sickness than younger adults. The organic process of ageing is called senescence , the medical study of the aging process is called gerontology , and the study of diseases that afflict the elderly is called geriatrics . The elderly also face other social issues around retirement , loneliness , and ageism
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Mental Disorder
A MENTAL DISORDER, also called a MENTAL ILLNESS or PSYCHIATRIC DISORDER, is a behavioral or mental pattern that may cause suffering or a poor ability to function in life. Such features may be persistent, relapsing and remitting, or occur as a single episode. Many disorders have been described, with signs and symptoms that vary widely between specific disorders. Such disorders may be diagnosed by a mental health professional . The causes of mental disorders are often unclear. Theories may incorporate findings from a range of fields. Mental disorders are usually defined by a combination of how a person behaves , feels , perceives , or thinks . This may be associated with particular regions or functions of the brain , often in a social context . A mental disorder is one aspect of mental health . Cultural and religious beliefs, as well as social norms , should be taken into account when making a diagnosis
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Dexter Asylum
Coordinates : 41°49′51″N 71°23′51″W / 41.8308401°N 71.3974812°W / 41.8308401; -71.3974812 DEXTER ASYLUM was a "poor farm " on the East Side of Providence, Rhode Island
Providence, Rhode Island
. It was built in 1828 and housed poor , elderly , and mentally ill residents who could not otherwise take care of themselves. In 1957 it was sold via auction to Brown University
Brown University
and demolished for a complex of athletic fields and buildings. CONTENTS * 1 Benefactor * 2 Building and grounds * 2.1 Building * 2.2 Wall * 3 Life at Dexter Asylum
Dexter Asylum
* 4 Closing and destruction * 5 External links * 6 References BENEFACTOR This statue of Ebenezer Knight Dexter stands at the Dexter Training Ground, near the Cranston Street Armory Providence had no institution to care for the poor prior to the Dexter Asylum
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