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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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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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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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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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The stars in the field of blue stand for the states of the union. A star was added to our flag when each state was added to the United States. Until 1912 there was no specified pattern or arrangement for the stars. When the 48-star flag was adopted in 1912 the exact size, shape, and proportions or …
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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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Japan's attack on the US Fleet at Pearl Harbor left them with little room to turn the other cheek. Already indirectly aiding Britain desite the fears of isolationists, the US soon committed to defeating both Germany and Japan. The Americans were forced to join WWII because the Japanese Navy and Air…
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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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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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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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Three-Fifths Compromise 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 …
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Francis Scott Key penned the words to our national anthem while watching the British naval attack on Baltimore's Fort McHenry in the War of 1812. Key turned them into a poem, "The Defense of Fort McHenry." which he published in 1814. It was Key's brother-in-law, Judge Joseph H. Nicholson, who marri…
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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 elected 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 old…
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South Carolina The only state that declared their secession in 1860 was South Carolina on 20 December 1860. Six other states declared secession between then and Lincoln's inauguration on 4 March 1861. When the Civil War began at Fort Sumter on 12 April 1861 four additional states opted to secede. …
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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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There are 435 representatives in the House, compared to 100 senators in the Senate. This is the number reached when new seats were added in 1913, and the number was locked by the Reapportionment Act of 1929. From 1959 to 1963, there were temporarily 437 seats. There are 6 other non-voting delegate…
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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 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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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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Burr believed that Hamilton was the sole detriment to the rise of his political career, namely. Hamilton had intervened, for Jefferson, in the nasty election of 1800, and had also intervened in the race for the governor of New York later. Both times, Hamilton had ruined Burr's chances. This animosit…
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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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Not sure which 'nickname' you meant so: Prairie State- dates back to around 1842. Most of the state was covered with prairie grass. Land of Lincoln- Because this is were Abe Lincoln 'started' his political career. It is not where he was born that was Kentucky.
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The Nineteenth Amendment (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." This amendment grante…
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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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He fought many battles. Among them: Battle of Cedar Mountain; Battle of Chancellorsville; Battle of Chantilly; Battle of Royal Front; Battle of Hancock; Battle of Harper's Ferry; Battle of Hoke's Run; Battle of Kernstown; Battle of Manassas; Battle of McDowell; Battle of Port Republic; Battle of Rap…
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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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Better known as the McCarthy Trials running from the late 40's to the early 50's. The events of often compared to the Salem Witch Trials in that anyone could make an accusation or suggestion of subversion or treason and no real evidence was necessary. The people brought before the 'Commission' and a…
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Abraham Lincoln (born February 12, 1809 - died April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States. He served from March 4, 1861 to April 15, 1865 when he died from an assassin's bullet.
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Initially the United States gained the territory of modern day Mexico from the Mexican American War (1846-1848) and the Gadsden Purchase of 1853, but it didn't officially become a state until 6 January 1912. The first Statehood Bill made it to the floor of the Congress in 1861 but failed to win appr…
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America prohibited the sale, transport and manufacture of alcohol during the prohibition. However, it didn't actually prohibit the consumption of alcohol, although many consumers were illegally penalized.
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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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It helped get food and crops to other places while keeping them fresh and it also had food and water on board.
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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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I don't know the width of the actual Twin Towers, but I do know that each window is 22 inches in width and the whole complex takes up about 16 acres of land
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The 3 parts of the Constitution are the Preamble (or introduction), Articles (tell how the government will work), and the Amendments (focus on the right and powers of the people). Preamble - an introductory, succinct statement of the principles at work in the full text. It is referred to in speech…
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The megawatt is equal to one million watts.or it can be 1000 kilo watt.  it means 1 kilo watt is equals to 1000 watt.hope now it is clear.
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State Abbreviation - NY State Capital - Albany Biggest City - New York City Area - 54,475 square miles [New York is the 27th largest state in the USA] Population - 18,976,457 (as of 2000) [New York is the third most populous state in the USA, after California and Texas] Name for Residents - New York…
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Almost every U.S. military base has a used car lot, or resale lot, where members of the military community park their vehicles to sell ... cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, campers, trailers ... any licensed vehicle. The resale lot is popularly called the "Lemon Lot" ... an unofficial, jestful term …
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Dan Daly and Smedley Bulter were known for their campaigns and earning the Medal of Honor.....Daly's were for Peking (1900) and Haiti (1915), Smedley's were Vera Cruz (1914) and Haiti (1915).....Also Daly's famous for his quote "come on you sons of bitches, do you want to live forever!"
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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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He wanted to relieve the country of national debt, which is where the Economic Plan came out. He wanted to create a national bank, place high tariffs to reduce debt, and fund at "par" on government spending to prevent further debt.
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Texians wanted to keep Texas as a slave state. First on the background of the war: When Mexico won its independence from Spain in 1821, all the territories it possessed included Mexico, most of Central America (Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica) as well as today's US Sta…
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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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the Great Wagon Road traveled the Appalachian Valley from Pennsylvania to North Carolina where some colonist continued on to Georgia.
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The 14th and 15th amendments, the Freedmen's Bureau, and the restoration of the Union are three.
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Alamo- 1836Gatling gun- 1862No.
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1965---Regular .289 Hi-test .309 1960 was 17.9 that when I graduated high school.
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July 4 1776 is what many people think, but we actually officially became independent on July 8 1776. Many people thought that the 8th should be independence day, as I do. I would add that the Continental Congress declared independence from Great Britain in 1776. The American Colonies were a huge s…
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When the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" Church) was established, it faced a lot of persecution. Eventually the persecution became so heavy (a literal extermination order placed on them) they decided to make a trek west. Many of them migrated to what is now …
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To expand the Western Confederacy and United States' control of the Northwest Territory. The colonizers started the attack and triumphed in taking land from the Native Americans.
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The roads were very dangerous to travel, there was dangerous wild animals, and many Native American tribes attacked travelers on the way.
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Most for greater economic advantage and employment. And they're not Spanish. The Spanish are from Spain, which is in Europe.
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The Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld, by Herbert Asbury Gotham: a history of New York City to 1898, By Edwin G. Burrows, Mike Wallace A city of immigrants: dreams and realities of life in New York, 1840-2007, By LaGuardia Community College. LaGuardia and Wagner Archives, Rich…
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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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All United States Federal judges (excluding Administrative Law ones) are appointed for life. Technically, the term is "shall hold their Offices during good Behavior", which, in a modern context, has been held to mean permanently, excluding impeachment. At the state level, many judges are elected fo…
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French colonial policy in North America was similar in nature to the general English policy but enacted differently. In this time period, the economic power or wealth of the colonies wasn't important but what was important was their strategic locations or resources. The French and English wished to …
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That they are the first ten amendments to the US Constitution, ratified in 1791. The Bill was drafted by James Madison, a Federalist who would become the fourth US President. Madison drew mainly on English law in writing the amendments, but his sources were many, including earlier Colonial documents…
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The U.S. House of Representatives, which must pass an impeachment resolution by a simple majority.
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Experimentation, most likely by women, with plants that it was their task to gather eventually led to more of a development than a discovery of domesticated plants.The discovery of Maize.
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American freedom struggle is through wars and bloodshed killing the Native Indians whereas the Indian struggle was a peaceful one - though with the blood of the sacrifices of martyrs..
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Vice presidents will become president if anything happens to the president (sometime described as a heartbeat away from the presidency.) So, they need all the qualifications of a president, at least in theory. In practice, until Eisenhower made a special point to give VP Nixon responsibility, vice-p…
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Two notable achievements of Jefferson's administration were the purchase of the Louisianna Territory from France and the ending of tribute to the Barbary Pirates.
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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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In the South, the effect of the cotton-gin on the production of short-staple cotton, so profitable that Southerners felt they didn't need to develop any other industries.In the North, technical advance and big immigrations from Europe, encouraging the factory way of life, where slavery was not neede…
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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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The Voting Rights Act of 1965 got rid of the literacy tests which needed to be passed before being able to vote. By the end of 1965, 250,000 black Americans had registerd to vote (one-third had been assisted bu the government monitors who checked that the law was being followed). A further 750,000 r…
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The United States has had public debt since its inception. Debts incurred during the American Revolutionary War and under the Articles of Confederation led to the first yearly reported value of $75,463,476.52 on January 1, 1791.
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The lower 48 states were settled in a continual westward expansion so that all of the states are connected. Alaska however was not settled by us but by the Russians and later purchased by the U.S. At the time Alaska was purchased Canada was already settled and established therefore the U.S. could no…
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Bourbon redeemers or simply redeemers, were a political coalition during the Reconstruction era of the United States. Basically, at this period of time the Civil War had just ended and a large amount of Northern politics and views were sweeping the newly defeated South. The redeemers, Democrats, mai…
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The advantage of prohibition is that it tended to reduce the consumption of alcohol. It was harder to get liquor, it cost more and there are people who will abide by a law just because its the law. There was less social pressure to drink because it was illegal. However, the public can to view the pr…
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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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