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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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The Firelands was part of the Western Reserve of Connecticut in the Northwest Territory. This area is now part of Ohio, and it was reserved specifically for people burned out of their homes in Connect …
answered Sep 3 '18 by Peter Diehr
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The British intentionally set fire to the Whitehouse in 1814; it was seriously damaged, but not destroyed. Whitehouse in 1814 after the fire. The Burning of Washington describes the background, …
answered Jun 7 '16 by Peter Diehr
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An elaboration on my comment; the bad idea came from my distant cousin, John Adams! How ‘His Highness’ George Washington Became ‘Mr. President’
answered Oct 8 '16 by Peter Diehr
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The Constitution of the United States came into effect on 21 June 1788. Zachary Taylor, born in 1784, and elected president in 1848, was the last person elected who meets your criteria.
answered Oct 29 '18 by Peter Diehr
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Nation states are sovereign, but they don't necessarily own much of the land within their borders; most land is held by individuals, or organizations, such as the medieval church, etc. The conquest o …
answered Oct 16 '18 by Peter Diehr
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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 F …
answered May 10 '16 by Peter Diehr
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Happy centennial! 12 old-timey photos of Grand Central Terminal In wartime: The main concourse is crowded with people on Dec. 14, 1941, during the unveiling of a government mural above the mezzanin …
answered Aug 7 '16 by Peter Diehr
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Under Federal Statute, a person being naturalized had to meet certain requirements, such as renouncing allegiance to any foreign prince or power, and having shown them self to be of good character for …
answered Oct 30 '18 by Peter Diehr
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The Vietnam War was fought very differently, with some zones of possible operation excluded for political reasons, in order to limit the spread of a small regional war fought to assist a troubled ally …
answered Aug 11 '18 by Peter Diehr