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Perhaps your information is buried here (EDIT - It looks like some reports aren't linked.) 1960s - The United States Economic Census - LibGuides at Princeton ...


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No, tariffs were not the reason. There are any number of sources from confederates explaining why they started the war (slavery) but perhaps the most obvious one is the confederate constitution: No bill of attainder, ex post facto law, or law denying or impair hiring the right of property in negro slaves shall be passed. The Democratic and Whig parties ...


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Americans are being held in actual slavery! As a patriotic American, what do you do? In Kansas, you go to war. And when the President and Congress who can no-kidding free enslaved Americans all throughout America get elected... and the slavers want to keep slaves (Articles of Confederation) so badly they want to kill their countrymen... well! But, yes, ...


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Here is a reducto ad Absurbum of the idea that "train" only refers to a railroad train. J.R.R. Tolkien, writer of Lord of the Rings, was a professional philologist and knew the meanings of words. In the Silmarillion chapter on the Dagor Bragollach, "The Battle of Sudden Flame", Tolkien describes a sudden attack by Morgoth, the original Dark Lord, on his ...


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This is more a question of law, if historical law, and might be better on Law.SE. I am not a lawyer. (I'm not a historian either, but it's not a crime to practice history without a license). What I can say about the relevant history of California is it was a bit unique. Unlike most of the western states, California skipped being an Organized Incorporated ...


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The bald eagle was not chosen to be the national bird of the United States. It as chosen to be the supporter of the coat of arms of the United States of America when the great seal was adopted. The reason why the bald eagle was chosen to be the supporter in the achievement of arms of the United States of America when the great seal of the United States was ...


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The Dixiecrats and the AIP were not really the same party, because they were led differently. But they had somewhat the same ideologies, geographies and voters. The Dixiecrats were led by Strom Thurmond, an aristocrat. He was pro-business and particularly popular among business owners in the coastal regions the south, and won his native South Carolina, plus ...


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George Bush Sr. (a former oilman) was mainly concerned about the oil of Kuwait, and worse, Saudi Arabia, falling permanently into Iraqi hands. When the Iraqi army was "rolled back" out of these countries into Iraq, he was willing to stop the war. George Bush Jr. believed (or professed to believe) that the Iraqis were on the verge of obtaining weapons of ...


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No. The whole point of repealing Glass Steagall was to allow financial institutions to engage in the risky (and initially profitable) practices depicted in the Big Short. This, after decades of lobbying by the banks. It may not be a coincidence that the two sets of events happened over 70 years apart, after everyone who had a personal recollection of ...


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Yes, North Carolina was attempting to secede on or around 1820. In fact a few states have attempted secession long before the Civil War.It was done by congressional bills drafted by the seceding states, and via diplomacy..the usual. I'm new and don't know how to "reply" to other commenters, but I keep reading erroneous information. The North attacked the ...


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Yes, North Carolina was attempting to secede on or around 1820. In fact a few states have attempted secession long before the Civil War.It was done by congressional bills drafted by the seceding states, and via diplomacy..the usual.


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ASR. Spain was behind the other powers mostly due to the civil wars that had until 1874. Later, Spain was trying to recover itself. In military investment was only before USA. However, all the Spanish made equipment didn't arrive until the early 20th century. Spain was trying to modernize its army and navy. Example of the first modern Spanish battleship ...


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Teddy Roosevelt offered a one-two punch of "good government"a t home, and a robust foreign policy. Not all Presidents are good at either domestic or foreign policy; few are good at both. Though from a rich family, he authored the "Square Deal", domestically for the common man. Roosevelt was a great conservationist and arguably the father of the ...


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Kept the USA out of War with Imperial Germany over Venezuela, stupendous economic growth, trust busting "malefactors of great wealth", set up the National Park System, built the first of what would become massive Dams out West, signed off on " Plan Orange"...the only case for American military action outside of its territory...which created a War Plan should ...


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None of them really. There was probably no real objective merit-based test for who got sculpted onto Mount Rushmore. The monument was designed in the early 1920's. At the time, the Republicans controlled Congress and the White House. President Coolidge is said to have specified that the monument would contain Washington, two Republicans1, and one Democrat. ...


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Ummm..no. As a bit of background, Glass Steagall was passed in the wake of the Great Depression to prevent commercial banks, or entities affiliated with commercial banks, from speculating in securities. This was viewed as a cause for the financial bubble that kicked off the crash of 1929. Investigations found that banks were doing a lot of underwriting of ...


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It does depend on what you mean by "under Glass Steagall" as it was only partially in place in 2007-8. As the wikipedia page for the Glass-Steagall legislation mentions, the Glass-Steagall provisions were partially undone by the Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act also known as the Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999. This Act repealed two of the four ...


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A typical early war CV Task Force would have a carrier, a Division of cruisers (nominally a Division was usually 4, although they often had less than full strength) and a Squadron of Destroyers, made up of 2 Divisions of Destroyers, and a Squadron Leader. The DESRON (Destroyer Squadron) 'Commodore' was a Captain (Bird O-6) with a half dozen staff. The ...


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The official way we determine how the Constitution is "understood" is through US Supreme Court decisions, and there haven't been any on that particular subject. There have been basically 3 definitive decisions on the 2nd amendment, only one of which came before the 20th Century. Note first that prior to the 14th Amendment, the Bill of Rights was generally ...


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Did militia companies have cannons? The answer is Yes, they did. For example, Chapter XLV Militia and Militia Companies, from The History of Detroit and Michigan: Or, The Metropolis Illustrated; a Full Record of Territorial Days in Michigan, and the Annals of Wayne County, Volume 1, by Silas Farmer (1889). The Legionary Corps, created in Michigan by an ...


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There have been constant attempts, mostly by cities, to ban guns throughout the entire history of the United States. Nearly all of these thousands of attempts to ban guns, in one form or another, were voided by state court decisions. In some cases states have actually enacted modifications to their own state constitutions expressly making gun possession a ...


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I believe that the point of the Second Amendment was that the "common man" would not have enough firepower to fight the "government," but would have enough to form a militia to fight other "incidental" threats. (That is, something like muskets (or rifles) but no cannon, mortars or artilllery.) Such threats could include the following: Slave revolts, such ...


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I believe this flows from the first phrase concerning "Militia". Militias do did not use mortars, chemical weapons, etc, so the right does not extend to those weapons. In support of this I found the following on a the site of the commander of a NJ Militia re-enactor: Cannon were considered the queens of the battlefield. Infantry unsupported by cannon ...


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I think that this was a terrible time in the US but we learn from our mistakes so maybe this was a blessing in disguise so it would not happen in the future when it would make big impacts.


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tl;dr: Common Law, inherited from Britain, says you're a citizen by right of birth or parentage... but a citizen of what? The principles of the US revolution imply your first obligation is to your society (ie. the people of your state). When your state changes its allegiance, so do you. An analogy can be drawn to if your state rewrites its constitution: the ...


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In 1788, residents of the thirteen colonies would have been citizens of their state. The Constitution didn't go into effect until 1789. Furthermore, since the Constitution was ratified by the citizens of each state, not by the states, residents were citizens. (several states tried to have the Constitution ratified by the state government; that was not ...



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