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The United States of America is a nation-state stretching across North America between Canada and Mexico, plus Alaska in the continent's northwest, the mid-Pacific archipelago of Hawaii and several territories in the Pacific & Caribbean. Founded by European émigrés rebelling from British control in the 1700s, the US spread across the continent by conquest and land-purchase to become the most powerful country on the planet after the Cold War in the 1900s.

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I have read that when President Lincoln dismissed General McClellan for the second time (after he didn't try to beat Lee to Richmond in 1862), the troops almost mutinied (The Civil War by Shelby Foote …
asked Jul 2 '17 by dwstein
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Which members of the constitutional convention wrote and/or pushed for the right to bear arms? Did anyone fight it?
asked Oct 12 '16 by dwstein
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I know the founders like Jefferson and Madison were extremely well read. I've heard they were very effected by the enlightenment. Do we know with any certainty if they read Spinoza?
asked Mar 3 '16 by dwstein
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In David Blight’s biography of Frederick Douglas, he explains the young Frederick witnesses several violent beatings and or rapes by the age of 7 or 8. It’s also unclear weather or not the head of th …
asked Dec 17 '18 by dwstein
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Why didn't Colonists in New England import massive numbers of Slaves?
asked Dec 15 '15 by dwstein
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In this course taught by David Blight, he explains that slavery was extremely profitable. EDIT Per comments, Blight explains that slavery was profitable enough to warrant, among other things: 1) a …
answered Jan 28 by dwstein
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It was, of course, impossible for him to know what was in peoples’ heads. He was making an assumption and providing leadership. He knew good and well that Japan’s international aggression - as well a …
answered Feb 13 by dwstein
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“If Walker may be considered the representative of the South, I wish I could say that Brown was the representative of the North. He was a superior man.” Excerpt From: Henry David Thoreau. A Pl …
asked Dec 27 '18 by dwstein