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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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According to this article there have been three times when six presidents were alive at once. 1861 - Van Buren, Tyler, Fillmore, Pierce, Buchanan, Lincoln 1993 - Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, C …
answered Apr 22 '16 by Steven Burnap
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Recently, Governor Ralph Northam of Virginia referred to the first African Americans to arrive in Jamestown as indentured servants. This quickly created a twitter storm of corrections, first by rando …
asked Feb 11 by Steven Burnap
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John Brown led a raid on a US military arsenal as part of an attempt to start an armed rebellion against the current established order. That's essentially waging war against the US government and at …
answered Apr 19 '17 by Steven Burnap
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Presumably this had to do with the Save the Bay movement that started in the early sixties. This movement was a backlash against the filling that had happened up unto that point: While Reber’s pl …
answered Mar 20 '17 by Steven Burnap
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I don't think the prospect of a war between Japan and the US was at all of a shocking idea in the thirties. In Will Durant's Our Oriental Heritage the section on Japan near the end of the book ends w …
answered Dec 12 '18 by Steven Burnap
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"The US" doesn't really exist. What has existed are a bunch of people who made various compacts about how things should work. As such, "the US" didn't set out to be anything. A bunch of people had …
answered May 30 by Steven Burnap