This marshy, low-lying subtropical savanna area in S. Florida extends from Lake Okeechobee to Florida Bay. Characterized by water, sawgrass, palms, pine, and mangrove forests, the Everglades receives an annual average rainfall of more than 60 in. (152 cm), mainly in the summer. The wildlife-rich area is home to endangered species like the Florida panther, American crocodile, and manatee. In the late 1830s the Everglades was the scene of military operations against what Native American people?
John Quincy Adams
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Grant's Tomb is a mausoleum containing the bodies of Ulysses S. Grant, an American Civil War general and the 18th President of the US, and his wife, Julia Dent Grant. It is located in New York City's Riverside Park, and it was designed by architect John Duncan. The granite and marble structure was completed in 1897 and was at that time the largest mausoleum in North America. What did Duncan use as a general model for his design?
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Coretta Scott King was the widow of the slain civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. and a noted community leader in her own right. She was vocal in her opposition to apartheid, capital punishment, and the 2003 Invasion of Iraq, and was also an advocate for women's rights, lesbian and gay rights, and AIDS/HIV prevention. In 1968, Mrs. King established the King Center; what is the agency's mission?