American Revolution

The struggle that freed the colonists from British Rule, the American Revolution took place from 1776 to 1781.

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Declaration of Independence
Benjamin Franklin

Who signed the Declaration of Independence first?

John Hancock.

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Thomas Paine

Was Thomas Paine an abolitionist?

Yes, Thomas Paine was an abolitionist.

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Slavery
Colonial America

Did lynchburg Virginia get its name from lynching black people?

Lynching was named for Colonel Charles Lynch who used the practice during the American Revolutionary War to deal with Tories and criminal elements. After the war, as the nation expanded so did the practice of lynching. The rule of lynching as a method to maintain the social order was referred to as lynch law . In the mid-1750's, the colonial village of New London in central Virginia was an important trading center, however, it was difficult to reach from northern towns (such as Charlottesville) due to the necessity of fording the Fluvanna (now James) River, which passed twelve miles north of the village. John Lynch, son of land-owner Charles Lynch and Quaker Sarah Clark Lynch, decided to remedy this problem, and in 1757, established a ferry service on the James a few hundred yards upstream from the ford, on property owned by his father. The ferry service remained profitable for many years, and by the end of the American Revolution, the village at Lynch's Ferry had itself become an important center of trade. Lynch saw the possibilities of establishing a town on the hill overlooking the ferry site, and in late 1784 petitioned the General Assembly of Virginia for a town charter. In October, 1786, the charter was granted, founding the town of Lynchburg.

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When did the US pay its Revolutionary War debt to France?

It was paid off ahead of schedule in 1795.

This was a hard one to track down. I finally found an article in TheNew York Times of March 21, 1921, that quotes Secretary of State Thomas Pickering, who served from 1795 to 1800, as writing:

[I]n the year 1795, the whole of our debt to France was discharged, by anticipating the payment of eleven million and a half of livres, no part of which would have become due until the 2d of September, 1796, and then only one million and a half; the residue at subsequent periods; the last not until the year 1802.

In 1921 while negotiations were underway about World War I debts, a French journalist claimed the United States had never paid off this debt. The New York Times article was in response to his claim.

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Declaration of Independence

How many people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4 1776?

52

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What would be supported by both a communist and a utopian socialist?

The only way to bring about a society based on socialist ideals is through violent revolution.

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Names and Name Meanings

What does the name Salem mean?

Salem is from a Hebrew word meaning peace.

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Did British ever ruled America?

Yes. They had 13 colonies and a lot of central North America as well as Canada.

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History of France
French Revolution

Why were the french revolution governments so short-lived?

The people were unhappy with the monarchy, the dictatorship, and the directory. Each form of government was not working and the people were so radical that they would not settle on just any form of government.

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Declaration of Independence

From what country did the US declare independence?

France

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Declaration of Independence

How many complaints did the colonists have against the King?

29

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Declaration of Independence

Is anything written on the back of the Declaration of Independence?

nothing

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Where was the Marquis de Lafayette buried?

France

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Alexander Hamilton

Was Alexander Hamilton a free mason?

No, he was not. In all his writings, he never mentioned or discussed freemasonry. Certain masonic scholars have gone through the records of masonic lodges to see which Founding Fathers were involved, and Alexander Hamilton was not one of those members.

Alexander Hamilton was also in totally opposition to the bill of rights and pro Federalist or imperial dictatorship. You can read this from his own works "The Federalist papers" The belief of the other founding fathers was in keeping the Republic of the United States of America as individual states to prevent a totalitarian government or monarchy from taking over. where as the federalist wanted a single federal government and no individual rights like freedom of speech. Taking away individual sovereignty is not a masonic view.

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What is salutary neglect?

This means to not enforce laws, particularly where the enforcement may have counterproductive results.

It is often used to describe the British policy of leniency in dealng with trade matters in the American colonies. This refers to the British not strictly enforcing parliamentary laws to keep the colonies obedient.
the british policy of leaving the american colonies alone.

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Declaration of Independence

How many people signed the Declaration of Independence in July4?

56

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Fourth of July

What year did the US get it' independence?

1776

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US Constitution

What was the purpose of Hamilton's program--to create a wealthy class and bind their loyalties to the national government or to build a strong and prosperous nation?

The constitution was created to build a strong and prosperous nation. Why do we need any additional programs? Just follow the constitution.

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Latin America

What was one similarity shared by Latin American nations and Canada during their independence movements?

c

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Thomas Jefferson
Declaration of Independence

What was the main purpose of the Declaration of Independence?

To remove the American colonies from British rule .

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Slavery

What was the population of America by the time of the revolution?

3,000,000

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Patriot Act

What was the purpose of the Enforcement Acts?

to reduce violence against Americans who tried to vote

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Thomas Paine

What action does thomas Paine want his readers to take after reading the crisis?

ok

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Colonial America

Why did colonist oppose the stamp act and the townshend acts?

These taxes were examples of taxation of the colonists who had no representation in Parliament.

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What color eyes does marquis de Lafayette have?

Brown

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