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A correction to the last statement. It was Harry Truman who moved out of and then completely gutted the interior of the White House down to the original walls. He moved into the Blair House across the street during this time.


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There is a serious flaw in the logic. Most people have no idea that Eisenhower moved out of the White House to completely rebuild the structure ADDING a subbasement and removing nearly all (if not all) the original foundation. They saved the front facade and most of the two side facades and zero of the back of the structure. So, technically, she wakes up in ...


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In theory, history should not enter into this. China signed the UNCLOS, which specifies exactly what their territorial rights are in that area. They clearly did so with enthusiasm, as they were one of the charter signers way back in 1982. If they didn't want to abide by that agreement, they shouldn't have promised to do so. The US (or history prior to 16 ...


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Tom Au has offered a solid answer about the narrow view regarding colonial claims, but those are in 2016 mostly irrelevant. What is more relevant are claims, current and future, made under the current protocols for territorial waters of UN members and exclusive economic zones. This informs the rights to resources in seas and continental shelves. (ILOS is ...


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The hispanic concept does not predate the 1980s. It was constructed in the 70s by bureacrats and activist groups and made official in 1980. Before then, people of Spanish speaking origin were various different nationality groups that were unrelated. They were classified by their nationality and their race. Most were considered white.


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Prior to 1930 (1946), actually, the U.S. had claims in this area, through its possession of the Philippines. This is because the Philippines are one of 10 so-called ASEAN (Southeast Asian) nations. Even to this day, the U.S. has certain treaty rights in the Philippines. That is to say that the U.S. retains a defensive interest in Philippine affairs, even ...


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Facts seem to show so-called Polish jokes are mainly Jewish American gags about (imagined) Poles. For example, books by a Jewish "comic" Larry Wilde, gags in Hollywood films e.g. by Allen. The extreme vulgarity, including frequent references to feces, and contempt towards the Poles makes these "jokes" a case of hate propaganda against a national group.


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The first president to graduate from a public university was James K. Polk, a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Source: Various Wikipedia articles.


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In 1979, the American Civil Liberties Union reopened the Brown suit, asserting that the existence of 13 racially segregated schools on either side of Topeka Boulevard violated the 1954 High Court ruling. Signing on to the suit was Linda Brown Thompson, who was 11 when her father and other black parents brought the first Brown suit. After years of legal ...


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Babson did call for a crash right before the 1929 crash, but he also called for a crash a year earlier. The Federal Reserve was very concerned about stock speculation and called for a restriction in call money lending by banks which was fueling the stock market bubble. However, Smiling Charlie, the President of First National Bank (Citi Bank) said he ...


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This custom developed because it was always the custom of the British House of Commons, from which most legislative traditions of the United States ultimately derive. This custom also serves a functional purpose in the assembly: to maintain an illusion of (at least partial) impartiality on the part of the Speaker, as a means of enhancing his authority on ...


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Yes, the Titles of Nobility Amendment was prompted by the marriage of Jérôme-Napoléon Bonaparte, brother of Napolean Bonaparte, and Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte who together had a child named Jérôme Napoléon Bonaparte. She hoped to bring this boy up within the French aristocracy. However, it is debated whether congress proposed the amendment to restrict the ...


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Spain's feeling was that this was another instance of meddling in "internal affairs" by the expansionist American Colossus. Yes, Spain declared war to "preserve her honor," but Spain really had no reason to hope for success. By about 1900, America had nearly four times the population and eight times the GDP of Spain. (This was a near-reversal from the ...


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For our purposes, there are three areas: Northwest West Virginia, Southeast West Virginia, and Southwest Virginia. That is if you divide the state using a "line" running southwest to northeast. This map shows that only "northwest" West Virginia was anti-secession. Southeast West Virginia was pro-secession. Meaning that "West Virginia" was basically "too ...


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That is the insignia for Pharmacist's Mate 2nd Class, a corpsman. The red cross in the middle distinguishes it from a Petty Officer 2nd Class. Pharmacist’s mates are petty officers who, under the direction of medical officers, administer medical assistance, treatment, and services to naval personnel. They may serve in the sick bay or dispensary of a ship ...


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I think it's the badge of a Second Class Petty Officer of the US Navy with a specialty as a medic, or hospital apprentice, or related discipline. Link to image: And the article it is from: https://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/ref/Ranks&Rates/index.html Petty officer badges had downward pointing chevrons under the specialty badge, with the naval ...


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From my military experience, the intent is that "forward" motion leads with the blue star field. In other words, the stars lead the way forward. So it depends on which side of the uniform the flag is on. On the left shoulder the blue field is on the left side of the flag, in its normal position. On the right shoulder the blue field is on the right side of ...



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