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US actually didn't sell so many planes between wars Although the US was an industrial powerhouse in that period (something like China today), military planes were still something new and experimental for most smaller and poorer countries. Yes, they did participate in WW1, but question remained of how effective they were and how effective they would be in ...


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As sempaiscuba has said, it was illegal to kill a slave in the slave-holding states of the United States. Premeditated murder of a slave has always been illegal in the slave-holding states. However, it was not until December 20th, 1821 that all of the slave-holding states held that the first degree murder of a slave was a capital offense. Slave law has a ...


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The "Ohio" in the name was about the Ohio river, not the state. The background here is that when the Erie canal was built, it became a magnet for trade. A lot of western trade on the Ohio river used to be shipped overland to ports in places like Philadelphia and Baltimore, but now it was cheaper to haul it up to the great lakes, then through the new canal ...


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Question: Are there records of federal courts under the Articles of Confederation? Answer Yes. Evidently such cases are still tracked. Looking specifically for Piracy Court Cases from, March 1, 1781 - March 4, 1789 the dates the Articles of Confederation was ratified and when governance under the United States Constitution was begun. Here is one case, ...


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Was the impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson a "media circus"? Yes, the trial could absolutely be described as a "media circus"! Johnson's impeachment hearings in the United States Senate were separated by a ten-day recess which lasted from 16-26 May 1868. You can probably imagine the furore in the press after the first vote on 16 May 1868 failed to ...


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Question: I am wondering why there are so much airplanes made in USA in the world's air forces prior to WW2, since I don't think the US Air Force had the better reputation. You can count the: Glenn Martin fighter Brewster F2A Buffalo fighter Martin Twin engine bombers in multiple variants Short Answer: It wasn't really ...


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The USA (democracy) and the USSR (communist) were diametrically opposite of each other. They had very little in common. Very different ideas how the economy should work. Their alliance was one of necessity. They needed each other to defeat the Axis powers. Once that was achieved, it was a matter of time before they became political enemies. The Americans ...


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You've accepted an answer, but I thought I'd try to answer the literal interpretation of your question. As T.E.D. stated, the railroad reached Wheeling, (later West) Virginia in 1853. However, there was no bridge across the Ohio River until after the Civil War. Competition with other railroads prevented the bridge from being built during the run-up to the ...


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Ideology was secondary, spheres of influence were primary reason for geostrategic rivalry Before WW2 both US and Soviet Union were more of regional then global powers. US had great influence in North and South America (Monroe Doctrine), but almost no political influence in Europe, and only limited influence in Asian Pacific region due to other powers like ...


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Did America participate in China's Civil War (1945-9), to repel the Communists? No, they did not. Marhsall's role was to intermediate between Chiang Kaishek's Nationalists and Mao's Communist, to avert a civil war. Not to start one, nor to use force against the Communists. Truman was blamed during later stages of the Civil War (1945-9), when it going the ...


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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 some ideas, often at odds with each other, and reached various compromises to create compacts around an idea called "the United States". Then they died, and ...


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There are databases of specific types of suits, some of which are free. For a long-established example, consider the comprehensive database Stanford has created of securities class actions. See http://securities.stanford.edu/stats.html for more detail. If you are good at mining text data, that source is rich. In particular, it includes information on ...


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