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it is July 29 2006 and my wife just bought a 12 gauge single barrel shotgun it is stamped Marshall Arms Co.  Hardware/Catalog Store GunUndoubtedly a trade-name used by one of the many hardware/catalog stores from 1880-1940. Actual manufacturer might by Crescent, H&A, Stevens, Iver Johnson,…
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The following is a list of how many people were killed on Dec. 7, 1941 as a result of the Japanese attack upon Pearl Harbor.US Navy 2,008 KIAUSMC 109 KIAUS Army 218 KIACivilians 68Total 2,403Close to 2/3 of those who died occurred in the first 15 minutes of the battle when the Oklahoma, Utah and the…
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Check for fire and injector function. Check compression.  I have a 90 eclipse 1.8 sohc gs and my piston second from the right works one day but not the other. I told a mechanic this and checked it out and was baffled also. Potential problems where: piston ring broke, valve not opening all the …
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I have a 12 gauge single action breach loader with that engraved on the side, made by Stevens
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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 sta…
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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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Chicago Riot of 1968 Here is what FAQ Farmers have had to say: The 1968 riot had nothing to do with the killing of Doctor Martin Luther King. That had happened earlier in the year. Later in the year, Chicago was also the scene of the anti-war "Days of Rage." The '68 Democratic Convention was the…
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Richard J. Daley served the following:Terms of Office1st term: 1955-1959 2nd term: 1959-1963 3rd term: 1963-1967 4th term:1967-1971 5th term: 1971-1975 6th term: 1975-1976 (died in office)see also, Chicago's Mayors, Chicago Public Library at: ChiPubLib
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Adventureland operated from 1961 until 1977 and was located in Addison, IL. There was indeed alot of racial tension as stated below. (I worked at Adventureland during the 1975 & 1976 season). I personally believe the reason the park closed was partially due to Great America opening but also due …
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School teachers, or house cleaners. many women didn't have jobs, their jobs were to take care of the children and do the house work
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Answer high blood pressue Answer Sometimes this may be an illusion. Some of us are more pink than beige naturally-- especially redheads-- and certain colors and fluorescent lighting can really emphasize the pink tones of our skin, making us look like we're blushing when we aren't. Rosacea …
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NO, the truck probably has been sold already and the lender got a repossessed title to sell it with. Of course they do make mistakes. LOL
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Most repossession laws are vertually identical, except for small variations, the law in the U.K. is, if you have not got in writing from the repossession company that when you hand back the car, that this will be "In full and final settlement" they can come after the leasee/garauntor for the short f…
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%DETAILS% Answer None that I know of. i have saw cars being repoed after 3 years of being hunted.
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%DETAILS% Answer same as anywhere else. they CANT keep it, but may charge you a fee for inventory and storage.
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by Rich Goldsmith contributed on December 07, 2003, at 00:26am. Last updated on December 08, 2003, at 12:31pm. In Pennsylvania, you contact the Pennsylvania Department of Banking for an application for Licensure Collector-Repossessor. License is required under Title 69 section 601. You have to file …
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Propaganda in WW1Propaganda played a major role in WWI because it shaped people's views on the war. When the United States entered the war they created the Committee on Public Information, which was an official propaganda agency. The committee spread propaganda through postcards, posters, newspapers…
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His agenda at the beginning of the war was a economically profitable plan. He supplied militay and commerical material to the British and French. The English Naval Blockade disabled him in supplying the Germans, if not he would of done so too. IT was only until the intelegence of the Zimmerman Teleg…
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Isolationism is generally considered to be a nation's foreign policy that has strong limits to comprehensive defense and trade agreements. Such a policy avoids external agreements that may bind a nation to act internationally when it may be better to not do so. The US was a perfect example of isolat…
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Answer they fought with the us against the NVA, this is correct i read a book about it, the other answers will tell you they fought for their own but they volunteered to fight for the US Answer Montagnards are a distinct culture of peoples living in the central highlands of Vietnam, and have …
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If you take the theory of the collisions, the best league of legend player is a canadian. he is called Vincent Lavoie. his gamer tag is VaginEnFeu. he is in the team: KKK
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3 years, from 1972 ( US troops left VN ) to 1975 ( government of SVN fail to NVN )   The Paris Peace Accords were signed January 27, 1973, by the U.S., North Vietnam, South Vietnam and the Viet Cong. Under the terms, the U.S. agreed to withdraw all remaining military personnel within 60 day…
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 Eleven general officers were killed during the Vietnam War:  General Officer Grades are:Brigadier General (BG) (O7) Major General (MG) (O8) Lieutenant General (LTG) (O9) General (GEN) (O10) General of the Army (GA) (O11) (Obsolete, WW2 rank) General of the Armies (Honorary Title giv…
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Snipers do more than provide one shot one body results. They often go in with or before the advance party on a forward movement and act as scouts gathering information. On a withdrawl they act as rear guards covering the troops as they pull back. Its amazing how much the loss of a senior enemy offic…
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Answer Radio AN/PRC-25 Answer As per the answer above, backpack radios were used widely by the infantry, given their portability, and decent reliability. Helicopter and vehicle crews had the advantage of larger, fixed radios as did artillery men. Should radios fail, the average infantryman…
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In the Vietnam War, the US was engaged in battle with the forces of North Vietnam and the guerrilla forces in South Vietnam. The North sponsored and supplied the Viet Cong guerrillas, and North Vietnam was in turn supplied by the Soviet Union and perhaps had the help of China. The US was fighting a …
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Answer Most Canadians did not support the Vietnam War and few Canadians were involved. There were few that agreed at first and 1/2 of those changed their minds when the war began to rage on for a longer length of time than the U.S. War Dept., anticipated. In fact, Canadians took in draft dodgers …
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As the first 'televised' war, it crushed a lot of the myths about the nobility of serving in war. The generation gap between the generation that had fought WW2 (and Korea) and the "baby boomers" was cresting at the time the war was beginning to be questioned; even elements of the older establishmen…
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Dwight Eisenhower sent the first advisers to Vietnam. John F Kennedy sent the first US Green Berets to Vietnam. We could've not have to worry about the Vietnam but the US signed a document saying that the US will help with war with communism without hesitation.
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If the reporter was reporting for a newspaper go through the archives of that newspaper. If you don't have any luck on the web just phone the newspaper and they will direct you to micro fesh at one of your larger libraries.If this report worked for a magazine (Life Magazine was one of the more popul…
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Answer Media criticism of the war and antiwar activism in America. Restrictions placed by civilian politicians on the military's operations or, conversely, blamed U.S. military chiefs for not providing civilian laders with a sound strategy for victory. U.S. leaders underestimated the tenacity o…
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by reading and visiting onlinelegalcenter.com it is said that you must have both parents consent in order to get married under the age of 18 in west virginia.   No. Persons under the age of 18 need parental consent to marry. Persons under the age of 16 need permission from the superior court …
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First, you have to be at least 16. You file a petition with the court. Your parents/guardian receive a copy of the petition and a summons to appear at the hearing. Once the hearing is held, the court can issue an emancipation order if it's determined that emancipation is in your best interests and y…
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Answer The Back Bay. Was then, is now. The South End was actually built up as housing for the servants of Beacon Hill and Back Bay families. According to W. Firey in his 1947 Book, "Land Use in Central Boston" (Harvard U Press), The Social Register listed 1,922 households of which 1,519 were in …
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Vermont was originally claimed by the Frenchman Jacques Cartier as he explored the St. Lawrence River Valley. It was later claimed by the colonies of New York and New Hampshire. As settlement of Vermont increased, the people of Vermont decided that they wanted to be controlled by neither New York, o…
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%REPLIES% Answer Okay, Neal Dow was a abolitionist who tried to and somewhat prohibited alcohol in Portland, Maine. He is also the creator of the "Neal Dow Law." Answer Neal Dow was a Quaker, tanner and lumber magnate. He was also an ardent abolitionist, women's suffragist and, most import…
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Answer Maine has at least two nicknames. The Pine Tree State It got this name because the pine tree is Maine's state tree, and the white pine tassel/cone is its flower. Vacationland It got the name Vacationland by having beautiful scenery wherever you look.
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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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NO! The American Civil War (1861-1865) was mainly in the South. Gettysburg was one of very few battles in the North.There was a naval engagement: the battle of Portland Harbor: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Portland_Harbor
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If you live in MAine if you go to borders I think there would be a book there or you could cheeck their website
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Maine was famous for shipbuilding. They used white pine for the mast that grew straight and tall in the Maine woods. (This is why it is the state tree and flower.) These days Maine is more famous for lobster and blueberries.It is also known for its rocky shore, popular with tourists. It is also know…
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In a paper read before the American Antiquarian Society Hamilton R. Staples said that the name of Maine was given to that State descriptively, since in the original charter it was considered "the Mayne Land of New-England." Maine got its name from when British sailors called it the main land. The …
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In Machias during the year 1764 the inhabitants sawed nearly 16000.000 feet of lumber. An extraordinary season work the colony increased in 1765. In 1765 Morris O' Brien and his sons built double sawmills on the west falls. The winter and spring of 1767 was one of widespread famine some called it ca…
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Answer Well, first off, Maine was part of Massachusetts before the Constitution was approved. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Maine was very primitive and empty prior to 1787. Yes, it was part of the original Massachusetts Bay Colony, but that does not describe what the state was like. There were very f…
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%FOLLOWUPS% Michael, your question covers a lengthy period,from the civil war to the present.The change in thinking and public opinion regarding the monarch following the end of the war and the failure of the Commonwealth (of Cromwell)must have been great. Thinking about the era from the Hanover…
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The Battle started when Edward the Confessor died and had noone to pass the throne onto, immediatly everyone jumped to the chance to become king The three contenders were : Harold Godwinson - An Englishman Harald Hardrada- A Viking and William of Normandy- duke of Normandy Edward the Confessor h…
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The battle of Hastings started on 14th of October, in the year 1066. Later that day, the then King Harold, was killed possibly from arrow to the eye.
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Well, the question leaves many options...The Celts and other nomadic tribes settled the lower British Isles about 4000-5000 years ago, although they wouldn't have called it England.The Romans, under Julius Caesar, invaded around 55 BC, stayed for a while, started a city called Londinium on the Thame…
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If you are referring to the Battle of Concord on April 19, 1775, there was a substantial store of military supplies (cannon, muskets, gunpowder, food, etc.) there and also John Hancock and Samuel Adams were staying there and the British hoped to arrest them.
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The first group to immigrate to America from Ireland was the Scotch-Irish (ethnic Scots colonists in Ireland) in the 1700's. These Scotch-Irish where predominantly Presbyterian's who left for a better life from the discrimination of the Church of Ireland which tightly controlled the island as well a…
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Two reasons: 1st control 2nd,Beef,most of the land was owned or controled by the brits, the profit from the sale of meat was greater than the rents More so then that, at no point during the famine was Ireland not self sufficent in food production. Unless u wanted to be thrown of your land and be…
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In Ireland in the 1400 the land was divided into many clans and different kingdoms. The life was in classes nobles and such and then peasants there were wars amongst and many great kins tried to unite England but none really prevailed except brian boru who was murdered by viking invaders but that wa…
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It made them lose money off of exporting food and stuff, Ireland was involved in WWI, otherwise known as the Great War, they didn't have as bad of effects as, say, Germany. I don't know much about Ireland, but Germany's depression was caused by the Treaty of Versailles, and Hitler used it to get his…
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the proclamation was read on the steps of the general post office in dublin and signalled the start of the Easter rising of 1916.
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The East- West trade route connecting China to Britain (British). Acapulco-Philiphines-Spice Trade Route (Dutch).
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In the book "The spriti Of 76 lives here" Patrica Gamach,there is an excellant section on New England pirates~~Toe
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Last State Oklahoma in 1907.OKLAHOMA
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Protestant Reformist viewed it as a pagan ritual and believed it dishonored God, and made a mockery of their religion. William Bradford, governor of Plymouth Colony ordered all Christmas celebrations ended. And appointed "mince sniffers" to patrol the town seeking out people who baked traditional mi…
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No, they believed in a representative government.
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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. 1626: The Dutch bought Manhattan Island from the Indians. 1664: England captured …
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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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%DETAILS% One of those "still" operating is theChampagne Paradise: Flute Formerly Texas Guinan's speakeasy at 205 West 54th Streetvisit Flute Bar for more information on this place.   86 Bedford Street-- Chumley;s. Ever heard the term "let's 86 it"? Based on this place-- needed to exit qui…
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%FOLLOWUPS% The Dutch wanted to expand their land development and trade in order to compete with England, France, and Spain.   Why? To make money... The Dutch (or Nederlanders, or Walloons, or whatever...) established "New Amsterdam" (as "New York" was originally known) as a trading pos…
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The south wanted some concessions on getting the capital moved to more middle ground like potomac. So A deal was made- to move the capital if Alexander Hamiltons bank was to be approved; and paying off the war debt with bonds was to go ahead as planned. Politics  Simply, to make the South happ…
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In New York City, immigrants often spent the day of rest enjoying the caf�s, clubs, and music halls that city law had recently allowed open on Sunday. The city was filled with immigrants and laborers, as factory work was especially appealing when the industrial revolution took hold. don't copy w…
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They were New Netherland, North Carolina, Virginia and Massachusses.
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The colony signed the declaration of Independence and made it a free state from the British. When the united States won the war all of the colonies decided to become one nation and make the thirteen colonies into states.
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The Statue of Liberty was built in France 1882, was transported to America on October 28, 1886 and was then pronounced the Statue of Liberty. France and America both worked on the Statue of Liberty. France was building the actual statue and America was working on the foundation for the statue. Both…
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I think that it would have been unique experience to be a businessman in the 1920s because there were so many different activities going on in the business society. Society was becoming more and wealthier because people were investing in stocks and overall contributing to the economy. As a businessm…
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It was a big part of the roaring twenties betweeb WWI an the great epresseion.
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Please see the links below for mid nineteenth century maps of Manhattan.
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The Colony of New York was founded in 1664. Answer New Netherland was founded in 1624. The Duke of York took it from the founders and renamed it New York in 1664.
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As of the end of 2003 the death toll stood at 2752, including the building's inhabitants, the passengers on the plane, and rescue personnel. 2,833 dead or missing, with 157 dead on two hijacked planes (92 on American Airlines flight 11 and 65 on United Airlines flight 175) 128 missing 974 death c…
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After New York became a colony, the people began to make it one of the most prosperous colonies in America. But, New York was not just known as a big place for business. The region also contained a land of fertile river valleys, forested hills, tall mountains, and lakes. Pretty much like today, but,…
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New York was settled by the lenape tribe and the iroquois.Hope this helps :)
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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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MusketsHammersHatchetRopeTraps for animalsKnifes
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i think it is Anglican
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The Statue of Liberty was a gift from the French people to the United States as a token of mutual friendship . The Statue of Liberty was designed by Frederic A. Bartholdi and Alexandre Gustave Eiffel (Eiffel is the same man who did the Eiffel tower ).The idea for the Statue of Liberty came to Mr .Ba…
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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.
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waking up at 6:00 for chores like milking cows and collecting eggs
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The Dutch settled New Amsterdam, which became New York City after the Dutch surrendered the land to the English.
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Captain John Smith: Hailed as a strong leader of the failing Jamestown colony, he as a leader also should share responsibility for the grievous mistreatment of the local Native people Captain Smith embraced the enslavement of Native people, including the practice of, "taking any woman or girl." …
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It originally was New Amsterdam, then the British conquered and it was changed from New Amsterdam to New York in honor of The Duke Of York. I'm not sure about the rest but you can obviously learn it in school, so good luck everyone who needs this question answered!
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Our founding fathers were Christians. To 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 that all …
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The Founding Fathers realized that direct democracy could not work on such a large scale as the population of the newly formed nation. Hence, the whole idea of a "democracy" and a "republic" were very frightening at the time, for many worried that the country would be unstable and falter to despots …
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Colonial New Jersey had a lot of farms and crops; tobacco crops.
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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 under the Articles of Confederati…
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One big issue that was definitely overlooked was: How is the Constitution to be enforced? There is nothing in the constitution about what should happen to any politician that breaks its laws - and obviously 'good faith' is not enough.   I have not so much an answer as an extension to the …
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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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Christine,What they meant by that term was, quite literally, the freedom to speak, to stand up, in public, and express your ideas orally so that others could hear them. They did not mean artworks, or striptease dances or any of the other things that modern courts have read into that simple phrase.Mi…
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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 They used their historical knowledge of Greece, Rome, and England. They also used their own historical experience in the development of the governments of the colonies and the creation of the state governments after independence. In looking at Greece and the fate of Athens they decided aga…
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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 president would…
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