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Baseball was important because all the people that were at war left families home and since it was Americas past time everyone went anytime they could Because of the great depression baseball had what was known as the strike meaning that all nobody could aford to come to games and players were star…
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Puerto Rico has a team because it is a political entity which has its own National Olympic Committee. Even though it is not an independent country, and for most purposes it is equivalent to the 50 states and the District of Columbia, it is distinct enough politically and culturally to be able to hav…
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A base price is the price of the cost of a new car without getting any other options, just standard options. Nothing optional or anything like that. A new car's base price is the cost of the new car without options, but including standard equipment and factory warranty. This price is printed on …
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Maine's statehood came about as a result of the Missouri Compromise. The crux of the debate was that neither the pro-slavery nor anti-slavery side wanted its opponents to gain ground in terms of the number of free or slave states. Politics ruled, and a compromise prevailed. For every non-slave s…
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Some reasons people put Christmas lights on their houses are:From my understanding, similar to the origin of bringing trees into the house during the winter solstice to liven up the dreary winter, lights or candles were lit around the home to keep it cheery and bright. During the holiday times espec…
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1524: It is believed that Giovanni da Verazzano, hired by Frafdsafnce, sailed into New York bay and reached the Hudson river. 1609: Henry Hudson explored the Hudson river and claimed it as land of the Netherlands.  Answer 1626�(Peter Minuet)Dutch bought Manhattan Island from the Indians 1…
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Answer Well, there was no real census until 1790, so such discussions are a little vague BUT... Theodore Roosevelt wrote a thorough history of New York that did discuss this question at length: here's a link to it: http://www.bartleby.com/171/8.html
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%REPLIES%%DETAILS% Answer One of those "still" operating is the Champagne Paradise: Flute Formerly Texas Guinan's speakeasy at 205 West 54th Street visit Flute Bar for more information on this place. Answer 86 Bedford Street-- Chumley;s. Ever heard the term "let's 86 it"? Based…
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New York is the 11th state. It was one of the original 13 states to join. The original states in order are: DE, PA, NJ, GA, CT, MA, MD, SC, NH, VA, NY, NC, RI. New York became an independent state on July 9, 1776 and enacted its constitution in 1777. The state ratified the United States Constitutio…
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Some natural resources were water, fish, but mostly wood/lumber because the area is called the Eastern Woodlands,fish, lakes and streams, freshwater wetlands, oceans, wildlife, minerals, forests,fish, granite, marble, food, forests, iron, fur, water and minerals.Also hips and hips
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Our founding fathers were Christians. AnswerTo plainly say they were "Christians" is a bit misleading. Some of them were, but others were deists, or believed in one spirtual being (God if you will) which had very little to do with governing their lives on earth. However, it is important to note tha…
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Answer Their people started to call them the Founding Fathers because they helped progress America. They were, at the time, the country's leaders and the people thought they should be reconized as such.
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Benjamin Franklin was against slavery, and it was one of the last things he fought for in his life as a senator of Pennsylvania. He was the President of Pennsylvania's Antislavery Society. However, most of the Founding Generation were against slavery (including John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, and, a…
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The United States of America was never truly "founded" as much as it was declared independent from the Kingdom of Great Britain on July 4, 1776. This date marks the signing of the Declaration of Independence written by Thomas Jefferson. This colonies were governed until the Articles of Confederatio…
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The Anti-Federalists, including Thomas Jefferson, thought that the Constitution was unfair. They were afraid of a strong central government; the Anti-Federalists did not want to ratify the Constitution, so, in order to make it fair for the Anti-Federalists, the authors of the Constitution added th…
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Signatures on the US Constitution George WASHINGTON, President New Hampshire: JOHN LANGDON, NICHOLAS GILMAN Massachusetts: NATHANIEL GORHAM, RUFUS KING Connecticut: WM. SAML. JOHNSON, ROGER SHERMAN New York: ALEXANDER HAMILTON New Jersey: WIL. LIVINGSTON, DAVID BREARLEY, WM. PATERSON, JONA. …
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%DETAILS% Answer Yes, there is religious liberty. That means you have the right to practice or not practice any religion you choose. It means the government may not force you to practice or support a religion or church that you don't want to support. That is what a right is. It is a sphere…
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Answer The founding fathers were afraid of a direct democracy because people in masses are generally stupid. The Electoral College was established to create a republic based of this mistrust of “mobocracy” or the theory that ignorant people would decide an election and the newly elected pr…
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New York. John Jay, first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, was born in New York City in 1745. His family moved to Rye, New York, shortly after he was born. Jay served on the Supreme Court from 1789-1795, when he was elected Governor of his home state. President John Adams…
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Answer When the Constitution was up for adoption by the states, the country split into two political parties: Federalists supported the Constitution, Anti-federalists didn't. Federalists included: John Hancock (Massachusetts) Alexander Hamilton (New York) James Madison (Virginia) [Madison would …
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The 56 signatories of the Declaration of Independence were:Connecticut (4): Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott Delaware (3): Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean Georgia (3): Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton Maryland (4): Samuel Chase, William Paca, …
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It was signed on by the delegates to the Constitutional Convention, meeting in Philadelphia, on September 17, 1787. Contrast this with the signing of the Articles of Confederation, the prior constitution of the United States. It was first signed on July 9, 1778, but due to a number of objections by …
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In order to satisfy the southern slave holding states on the issue of determining population for representation in the National Government. The northern non-slave holding state didn't want slaves to count as a whole person, or the population in the south would be too much. The southern states wanted…
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Answer Ben Franklin believed that the colonies should join together and become independant.
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George Washington (1732-1799) was the first President of the United States of America under the US Constitution. He was elected in 1787 and again in 1792 and served as President from April 30,1789 until March 4, 1797. Sometimes, John Hanson is referred to as the first US president due to his ancesto…
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President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day during the Civil War, on October 3, 1863. He asked that the nation give thanks for the Union on the last Thursday of November. That made the first true national autumn Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 26, 1863, recognizing a long-st…
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The South seceded for one reason and one reason only--to perpetuate the institution of slavery. Read all their declarations of secession, read their constitutions: it is all there in black and white. It was only years later, when slavery was abolished and had become (almost) universally condemned,…
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Some Novels Based on this Premise If The South Had Won The Civil War, by MacKinlay KantorDixie Victorious: An Alternate History of the Civil War, by Peter TsourasLee at Chattanooga: A Novel of What Might Have Been, by Dennis P. McIntireThe Guns of the South, by Harry TurtledoveHow Few Remain, by Ha…
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The attack along Battleship Row began at 7:55 am, & by 10 am the last bombs had fallen at the various air bases on the island of Oahu.  Answer 110 minutes ~ 7:55am -9:45am  Answer 58 minutes according to Britannica Online There are many different answers because the attack lasted d…
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Jayhawks It is a combination of two birds, the jay torments intruders, and the hawk kills them. Prior to the Civil War and the admission of Kansas to the Union, the pro-slavery forces in Missouri attempted to make Kansas enter as a slave state. At every local election hundreds of armed Missourian…
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Raymond Martin Personal account from a FAQ FarmerWhen I arrived in Laredo, Texas in 1975 it was like living in the 20's or maybe in the late 1800's. Mayor Martin had managed through out the years to rip off all the people who lived here. There were no paved streets. No sidewalks, no gutters, and in…
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The Roosevelt Corollary was an addition to the Monroe Doctrine. It stated that no European countries were allowed to intervene in Latin American affairs. The only way that the U.S was allowed to become involved was if the affairs or European countries was threatened. The United States could exerci…
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Homesteaders Problems Life could get boring or lonely very easily, especially for the women homesteaders. Also, if you needed a specific special item not possessed on ordinary homesteads, like medicine perhaps, stores were quite rare, far away from your homestead, and often expensive to buy from. …
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Sectionalism vs. Nationalism The Era of Good Feelings, Monroe's early presidency, witnessed an era of intense nationalism which almost wholly masked the sectional conflicts underneath. Although the overall sentiments were based on principle and patriotism, sectionalism did induce major events, an…
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Obviously, because there was gold there and they wanted some of it. This was augmented by the fad like nature of the Gold Rush. Many people were attracted by the "everyone is doing it" aspect. While a few people got rich by finding gold, but more people got rich by selling supplies to the ones look…
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I am in agreement. The Federal government has extrapolated its authority over the states. The fact that the Federal government can step in and cease or regulate state-run-agencies is proof. State's Rights has diminished much more greatly than ever, probably in the last 2-3 decades. The states ar…
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18th Century American Economy It was an agricultural economy. In the South it was based on slave labor. Industry was still small, many producers were still craft based, ie. the local smith. Trade with England was important and English capital was very important to develop industry. 18th century …
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Answer Yes and no. The Republicans had been the party of the common people until Teddy Roosevelt took office. He changed the party into an Anglophile imperial party, much like the Democrats had long been. So both parties became tools of the ruling class. His cousin, Franklin Roosevelt later chan…
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The biggest achievements of the congress under the Articles of Confederation were winning the War for Independence, negotiating the subsequent peace treaty, and passing the Northwest Ordinance. The articles of confederation was important because it formed a loose alliance between the states of Ame…
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Women's Roles Women can vote in the U.S., have jobs, own property.  More Changes Birth control has made enormous changes in women's lives. Prior to 1900, most women were pregnant or nursing an infant for most of their adult lives. Economically, woman almost had to be married, and being marri…
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Some social forces were evolutionary teachings like social darwinism. It justified competition and struggle between European countries. These countries each thought they were the best, the 'fittest' and deserved most of the world.
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The first answer below is a great one for pro, but a con is: change in culture. We once were Americans but eventually, America might become an almost complete population of Mexican. Now, i have nothing against immigration i just read that in my history book at school. I have no problem with mexican…
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Slavery, a form of forced labor, has existed since before written records, even playing a large role in Biblical times, and was mentioned heavily in the Old Testament. Contrary to common belief in the USA, slavery did not start in the Americas, nor was it restricted to black African people; it has …
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A constitution, whether for a state or country, is enacted to establish fundamental laws and principles of a government. Its purpose is to implement a system for the governing of a state or country. A constitution sets basic laws such as the protection of equal rights of all individuals. Depending o…
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The Vietnam War was the longest war ever fought by the United States. It lasted more than 15 years, from 1959 to 1975. It was also the first war that the United States lost. WHY THE WAR WAS FOUGHT The United States entered the war to stop the spread of Communism in Southeast Asia. American leaders…
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Simply there are exactly seven red stripes on the American flag. (There are six white stripes, for a total of 13, representing the 13 original American states. There are a total of 50 stars on the American flag - one for each state. Since the first US flag in 1777 there have been 27 different number…
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Southern Advantages (Northern Disadvantages) Fighting a Defensive War To stand on the defensive meant that the North had to invade and carry the fight to the South. This allowed the South to prepare and receive the enemy, although Lee was not a passive man by any standards. The South did not have…
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There are 50 states in the United States of America. The 50 states are: Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky* Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts* Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Mont…
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Answer The 'Three-Fifths' in the 'Three-Fifths Compromise' refers to the fact that it was agreed that slaves would each count as three-fifths of a person. In other words, for every five slaves, three of them counted as people. After the 'Great Compromise,' having a large population would determin…
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It was important to the Allies of WWII because it was the closest to England so they could send the Max amount of troops. Also because Germany and the Nazi's held all of France and the Allies needed a starting point to push Germany and Hitler back into there own territory. Ans 2 - D-Day was importan…
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WWII and the US Economy World War 2 was one of the reasons the Great Depression ended. World War 2 gave jobs to thousands, if not millions, of people in the U.S. Soldiers were paid and some sent money home, men too old to be in the army replaced the men that were at war, and women worked in factori…
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Virginia (1607) - Established by the London Company New Jersey (1618) - Originally settled by the Dutch, but seized by the English in 1664. Massachusetts (1620) - Founded as two colonies: Plymouth Colony (1620), settled by the Pilgrims; and Massachusetts Bay Colony (1630), settled by the Puritans. …
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The simple answer is Britain. But history rarely is simple. First of all, many of the "British" who fought against the revolting colonials were fellow colonials who remained loyal to Britain. Some historians say that only about one-third of American colonists favored independence, while an almost e…
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The US declared war on April 6, 1917. However, it took time to mobilize soldiers for the army, and US forces were not fully engaged in France until the Spring offensive of 1918. This allowed the US forces to be engaged to the greatest effect along many of the lines of battle. After Germany lost mos…
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A man named Governor Morris of Pennsylvania was in charge of the committee to draft the final copy of the Constitution. Other men who had much to do with writing the Constitution included John Dickinson, Governor Morris, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Thomas Paine, Edmund Randolph, James Madison, Rog…
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The Three-fifths Compromise was proposed by delegates James Wilson and Roger Sherman during the 1787 United States Constitutional Convention.. It was added as Article 1, Section 2, Paragraph 3 to the United States Constitution . It stated: Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among…
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Hollister Co was launched in Ohio. The Hollister merchandise actually claims it was launched in 1922, but this is a lie based on a fictional story about 'John Hollister.' The Sydney Australia Olympics; and, people thought the world was going to end- stuff like that. The Millenium Bug (Y2K) issue…
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No. Turkey was not involved in the Vietnam War. However, Turkey did contribute soldiers to the Korean War (which made that war the first time that Turks and Greeks fought on the same side in any conflict).
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Author of the First Amendment No single person wrote the amendment. The Bill of Rights was developed by the first congress in 1789. However, James Madison can be credited with writing this and much of what we see in our first ten amendments to the Constitution. Be sure to read "The First Liberty" …
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The Supremacy Clause of Article VI (6) of the US Constitution declares the Constitution, as well as federal laws and treaties made in accordance with the Constitution are the supreme law of the land. In lay terms, this means that the Constitution, federal laws and treaties can overrule state and loc…
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The origin of slavery is lost to prehistory. As a guess, one tribe might have conquered another, with the victors allowing a 'lucky' few to live on, either to perform menial labor or as breeding stock. There is wide agreement among historians and anthropologists that slavery predates any existing …
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Assuming that you are asking about the Gross Domestic Product of the United States in 1930, it was about $91.2 billion in year 1930 U.S. dollars. Adjusting for inflation, this would be equivalent to about $790.7 billion in year 2000 dollars. Data is from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) Unite…
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The 13 stripes represent the 13 original colonies that formed the US. The original act of Congress said that the flag of the thirteen United States would have thirteen stripes, alternated with red and white, and the union would be thirteen stars, white in a field of blue, representing a new constell…
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Independence Day July 4, 1776, was the day America declared its independence from the British. On July 4th two founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, days and weeks later it was signed by the rest. The Fourth of July is celebrated by Americans as Independence Day.  
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The Electoral College elects the president. The members, called electors, are elected by the popular vote of the citizens of each state in the general election, which is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. The candidates for elector have the same party affiliations as the c…
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Ronald Wilson Reagan was 69 years old when erected US President in 1980, and turned 70 less than a month after assuming office. He served two full terms, leaving office shortly before his 78th birthday. He was the oldest person elected to the Presidency in US history and the oldest to serve. The o…
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Every investigation (and there has been more than one) has consistently determined that Lee Harvey Oswald fired the shots that killed President Kennedy and wounded Texas Governor Connally. No investigation was ever able to substantiate that a conspiracy existed, or to prove that any other person was…
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The Constitution itself, and all federal laws and treaties, are the supreme law of the land. (Paragraph 2 is referred to as the supremacy clause.) Article VI of the US Constitution addresses federal powers, and was part of the original Constitution created September 17, 1787 and ratified June 21, 1…
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Meaning of Red and White Stripes on US FlagThere was an act that said that the flag of the thirteen United States would have thirteen stripes, alternated with red and white, and the union would be thirteen stars, white in a field of blue, representing a new constellation.Attributed to George Washing…
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The climate of New England was generally very similar to England or France, with only minor differences. It was a maritime climate (which means that its temperature is cooler in the summer but warmer in the winter than further in-land) and this climate helped promote growing crops because winter was…
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The US Constitution was written in 1787 after the Second Continental Congress called for a convention in Philadelphia to modify the Articles of Confederation, the document that served as the foundation for the United States' first national government. On May 25, 1787, fifty-five delegates from twelv…
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The well-meant attempt to put the slavery question to a local vote in each new state.When they tried it in Kansas, the voters were intimidated by mounted terrorists from outside the state.This demonstrated that the slavery question was likely to spark a war.
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List of US Presidents In Order with Dates of Service. Washington, George 1789-1797 Adams, John 1797-1801 Jefferson, Thomas 1801-1809 Madison, James 1809-1817 Monroe, James 1817-1825 Adams, John 1825-1829 Jackson, Andrew 1829-1837 Van Buren, Martin 1837-1841 Harrison, William Henry 1841 (one month b…
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The Articles of Confederation gave too much power to the states and not enough to the central government. Essentially, they created a weak central government, under which the states could not operate effectively as a single nation. Some Weaknesses of the ArticlesThe articles created no separate exec…
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There were TWO catagories of Frontier fighting during the westward movement days of America's westward expansion. The East and the West. The Eastern wars fought during the 1600's and 1700's and early 1800's against the Blackhawks, Seminoles, Mohawks, Mohicans were FAR BLOODIER than the war's fough…
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The Nineteenth Amendment to the US Constitution (ratified August 18, 1920), says, "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation."…
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The idea that the Constitution of the United States protects American Citizens much more than it does those who are not citizens is one of the most widely pervasive myths currently circulating. Admittedly, the Constitution does extend certain benefits only to citizens. For instance, Article II, Sect…
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People felt like life was over. Emonism actually started during the great depression. In 1930, people across America and the USA decided life was at a stand still. Women slutted for money, and guys whored for money. They were without jobs, and without jobs you dont have anything.
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America had tried to stay neutral while the war in Europe was getting worse. America turned their face the other way, while hundreds and thousands Jews were being killed and sent to concentration camps. America tried to stay neutral, yet in the face of impending war we slowly become more involved. …
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The whole states of California, Nevada, Utah and Texas, as well as parts of Arizona, New Mexico, Wyoming, Colorado, Oklahoma and Kansas. The original US-Mexico border was defined by the Sabine River north from the Gulf of Mexico to the 32nd parallel north (32°N), then due north to the Red River, w…
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Gerald R. Ford. Ford was selected and confirmed as the vice President on December 6, 1973, while he was a US Congressman, after the resignation of Vice president Spiro T. Agnew. Ford then became President on August 9, 1974 with the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon. (Ford ran for reelection…
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In scholarly studies "nativism" is a standard technical term. However, in public political discourse "nativist" is a term of opprobrium usually used by the opposition, and rarely by nativists themselves (they call themselves "patriots."). Anti-immigration is a more neutral term that may be used to c…
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He was raised Episcopalian is now a member of the United Church of Christ.
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This would have to be the House of Burgesses. This is because the House of Burgesses started in Virginia, one of the original colonies.
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Los Angeles is 387 kilometres (240 miles) from hoover dam. It's really beautiful place and I enjoyed to visit this awesome place.
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Two Philadelphia foundry workers named John Pass and John Stow were given the cracked bell to be melted down and recast. They added an ounce and a half of copper to a pound of the old bell in an attempt to make the new bell less brittle. For their labors they charged slightly over 36 Pounds. The ne…
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The president must be at least 35 when he takes office, according to Article Two of the US Constitution . (He also must be a natural born citizen, and have lived in the United States for at least fourteen years.) (42 was the youngest age of an actual President. Theodore Roosevelt was 42 when he suc…
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Rhode Island. The State's leaders refused to participate in the Constitutional Convention because they believed it was a conspiracy to overthrow the current government, which was operating under the Articles of Convention. Patrick Henry, who would have been their delegate, declared he "smelt a rat,"…
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discovery of oil and kerosene in the late 1850's
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The Speaker of the House of Representatives is next in the line of Presidential succession. However, this would require that both offices, President and Vice President, be simultaneously vacant. This is much less likely following the enactment of the 25th Amendment, which provides for a replacement …
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Assiniboine Indian chief who was also known as "The Light" and depicted in pictures painted by the artist George Catlin in the 1830's
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Napolean wanted money for his grandiose plans for military conquest. He also realized that the US adjoined the territory, really needed access to the Mississippi River and that it would be difficult for France to defend it against invasion. He probably did not realize how much land there actually wa…
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The major effect of the Great Depression and the New Deal on America was expanded government intervention into new areas of social and economic affairs and the creation of more social assistance agencies at the national level. The relationship between the national government and the people changed d…
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The new Quartering Act allowed the army to quarter soldiers among civilians, if necessary. It basically gave soldiers the right to storm into a colonist's home and take over, demanding food, clothing, firearms, anything within the colonist's home.
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During the American Revolutionary War, the British did most of the work of turning Loyalists into Patriots. The City of Charleston, Massachusetts, across the harbor from Boston, was a Loyalist stronghold. The British Army burned the town and abused the women. The men who escaped joined the American…
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