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How this is done exactly may depend on the circumstances but Pursuant to House Rules, the Sergeant at Arms (or his assistant) attends all floor sessions. Additionally, the Sergeant at Arms is authorized to hold up the mace, the symbol of the Sergeant at Arms' authority to enforce order within the chamber. Source: House Sergeant at Arms: Legislative ...


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Gerald Cohen, an etymologist at MS&T (Missouri Science & Technology, formerly University of Missouri at Rolla), has investigated this. The Congressional quote, while genuine, was clearly the kind of statement that wouldn't make a lot of sense if the statement weren't already a meme (of sorts). Sure enough, Mr. Cohen found numerous references in ...


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The House's tradition of a ceremonial mace descends from the British House of Commons: Ceremonial maces originated in the Ancient Near East, where they were used as symbols of rank and authority across the region during the late Stone Age, Bronze Age, and early Iron Age. .... The earliest ceremonial maces in France and England were practical weapons ...


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According to the page Signing of the Constitution, from the Architect of the Capitol web site: The artist said that the flags he depicted are the Stars and Stripes, one from a Maryland dragoon regiment, and regimental colors from Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Inevitably, the Internet being what it is, the claim is repeated verbatim by more than a ...


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Question: Why does the US House have a ceremonial mace, but the Senate does not? The House of Representatives in the American System of government is the "peoples house". It is originally the only branch of the United States government which was elected by the people. The Senate with it's longer terms and fewer seats, was originally elected by the state ...


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Question: Are there any good histories of industrial production during WW1? Historically the The United States experience in WWI was that of a lack of production of war materials. From a production perspective WWI and WWII for the United States could not have been more different. The US really didn't manufacture much equipment in WWI for it's own use ...


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WW2 was clearly a factor in putting the USA in the position of superpower. Military superpower: In 1939, the USA had a weaker, in number, army than Romania. They had a powerful fleet , however, and aviation was OK: reliable airplanes, with useful performances. In 1945, they are first in aviation, navy, and second in land army after the Soviet Union. ...


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Russia offers that resolution in the UN every year 2006-2017.... In general the US position is Russia uses the specter of Nazism, an enemy defeated more than seven decades ago, as a straw man to justify modern threats and at times attacks on it's neighboring countries. The United States further objects to the text of the resolution which "restricts freedom ...


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However, it would also be interesting what the reasoning was behind the european abstaining votes. Based on memory, where a general discussion about this resolution took place, one reason why European countries abstained would probably be because of clause 8(d) was also a part of the resolution that was voted on: To declare illegal and prohibit ...


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