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Published: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:11:12 +0000

 



The Top 5 Causes That Led to World War I. Could...

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What were the main causes of World War I? Learn about how mutual defense alliances, imperialism, militarism, and nationalism all played a part.



Top 5 Causes of the Great Depression

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What were the top causes of the Great Depression in the United States? Here is a list from the stock market crash of 1929 to widespread drought.



What Happened During the Great Depression?

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What was the Great Depression? What does it mean when people use this term? Here are the basics of this important time in America's past.



5 Things That Caused the U.S. Civil War

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What caused the Civil War? While slavery did have an important part to play, there were other causes that fed the fight between North and South.



Archduke Franz Ferdinand - An Assassination...

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Here is a profile of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary whose assassination by Gavrilo Princip led to the outbreak of World War I.



9 Key Events That Led to the American Civil War

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Here is a list of the top nine events in chronological order that led to secession and the American Civil War between the Union and Confederacy.



Chart of Inventors from the Industrial Revolution

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Here is a chart of the major inventors and their inventions during the Industrial Revolution that had significant ramifications in America.



10 Significant New Deal Programs

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Here are the top ten New Deal programs created to help deal with the Great Depression. Learn about the key points for each of these major programs.



The Importance of the Cotton Gin to American...

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The cotton gin was invented by Eli Whitney on March 14, 1794. This page looks at the background, historical significance, and interesting facts about the cotton gin.



What You Should Know About the Articles of...

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The Articles of Confederation was the first governmental structure unifying the 13 states after the American Revolution. Learn about why they failed.



What Is the Fourteenth Amendment and What Does...

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Learn more about the effects of the fourteenth amendment through this 14th amendment summary. It answers the question: what is the fourteenth amendment.



5 Compromises That Were Key to Creating the US...

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A list of the main compromises by the founding fathers to create the US Constitution, including how each state would be represented in Congress.



What Caused the American Revolution?

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Take A look at the colonial mindset and the actual events that led to the American Revolutionary War that was fought between 1775 to 1783.



3 Requirements for Becoming President of the...

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A natural born U.S. citizen who is at least 35 years old and has lived in the United States for at least 14 years (not necessarily consecutively)



What happened in America Between 1850 and 1860?

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Learn about what happened in America between 1851-1860. This uncertain period ended in Abraham Lincoln's election and South Carolina's secession.



Timeline of the Events Leading to the American...

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This timeline of the events leading to the American Revolution provides a comprehensive look at the causes of the Revolutionary War.



Significant Events of the American Industrial...

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Introduction to the historical background and important people, events, and inventions of the Industrial Revolution in the United States. Part 1 of 2.



Read the Full Text of the 14th Amendment

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The 14th amendent was a key amendment in the history of civil rights.



Learn About the Life and Presidency of Woodrow...

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Learn more about the 28th president of the United States, Woodrow Wilson from his childhood through his time as president and his retirement.



American History Timeline - 1626 - 1650

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Use these American History Timelines to find the key events that happened in America's past. This timeline focuses on the years 1626-1650.



All About the Electoral College

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Learn all about the electoral college, its purpose, and its role in electing US presidents.



Federalism and the United States Constitution

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Learn about the concept of federalism and how the United States of America was founded upon this idea.



What Happened in America in the 1650s?

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Use these American History Timelines to find the key events that happened in America's past. This timeline focuses on the years 1651-1675.



What You Should Know About Checks and Balances

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The government of the United States has three branches, each of which has checks and balances designed to ensure no branch gains too much power.



Who Attended the Constitutional Convention?

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Here is a profile of the Constitutional Convention.



The 6 Core Principles Behind the US Government

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Here is an overview of the US Government that explains the organization of the three branches and their interaction along with six founding principles



American Involvement in Wars from Colonial...

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This chart provides a handy guide to the major wars in which Americans fought ranging from the colonial days to the current war in Afghanistan.



The 10 Most Important Inventors of the...

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Here is a look at ten of the most significant American inventors during the 19th century including Thomas Edison (phonograph, light bulb, movies etc.)



Chart of the Thirteen Original Colonies

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Here is a chart that shows the founding of the thirteen British colonies in North America. Find information about the years settled and founders.



Who Were the Most Influential United States...

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Who were the most influential Presidents of the United States, having affected the nation to the greatest extent? This top ten list includes my picks.



7 Important Supreme Court Cases

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Want to learn more about key Supreme Court decisions? This list of cases provides a look at key decisions of the United States Supreme Court.



The Consequences of the Smoot-Hawley Tariff

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What was the Smoot-Hawley Tariff? What effect did it have on the Great Depression? Find out the answer to these and more questions.






How the US Wound Up With Two Legislative Bodies

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What is the Great Compromise? Find out in this Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) about the Constitution.



10 Key Facts to Know About James Madison

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Learn more about America's fourth president, James Madison, with these ten essential facts. about his life before, during, and after being president.



How Many Years Can a Person Be President in the...

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A president of the United States can only be elected to two full terms, and is limited to serving for a total of 10 years in office.






4 Presidents Who Did Not Win the Popular Vote

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Which presidents were elected without receiving a plurality of the popular vote? In other words, which presidents won without winning the popular vote? Find out the answer with this FAQ about the American presidents.



Early Development of the US Court System

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This article takes a look at the development of the United States Courts in the early years of the country.



Facts About Johns Adams That Will Make You...

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This article provides biographical information about about John Adams, the second President of the United States who served from 1797 to 1801.



Which State Seceded First During the American...

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Here is a chart showing the order of secession from the Union. South Carolina was first on December 20, 1860. Tennessee was the 11th on June 8,1861



Jefferson's Biggest Problem With the Louisiana...

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This article takes a look at President Thomas Jefferson's motivations and the impact that the Louisiana Purchase had on the developing United States.



10 Important Facts About President Andrew Jackson

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A look at Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, from the Battle of New Orleans to the Indian Removal Act.



What was America's Reaction to the French...

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The French Revolution occurred a few years after the US was created. This article looks at how it dealt with the Revolution while it was still young.



The 10 Most Significant Founding Fathers

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Learn all about the ten most significant founding fathers of the United States who were part of the American Revolution and the founding of the nation



Who Were the Muckrakers?

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Theodore Roosevelt coined the phrase muckrakers to describe journalists who exposed corruption and injustices in order to change society. Learn more..






What Are Requirements to Become a Supreme Court...

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What are the requirements to become a Supreme Court justice? Read this faq to find out the answer.



Chart of the Presidents and Vice Presidents

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Here is a chart showing all of the presidents and vice presidents of the United States along with their party affiliation and dates in office.



Characteristics of the New England Colonies

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What were the characteristics of the New England colonies? Learn about the major characteristics of New England during the American colonial era.



10 Things You Need to Know About John Adams

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Learn all about John Adams, the second president of the United States with these ten interesting facts. Adams served only one term from 1797 to 1801.



How Well Do You Know the First 10 US Presidents?

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Biographical fast facts and links to more info about United States presidents 1 - 10, from George Washington to John Tyler.



How Many Presidents Were Assassinated?

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How many American presidents were assassinated? Find out with this FAQ about the American presidents.



Burial Places of the Presidents

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Want to find out where a US President was buried? This lists all the presidents that have passed away with their burial sites.



A Profile of President Andrew Jackson

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The life and career of the seventh president of the United States, covering his childhood, his career as soldier, lawyer, legislator, his presidency.



Learn About Harry Truman, the 33rd President of...

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This article provides a fast fact overview of President Harry S Truman's time in office as the thirty-third president of the United States.



Strict Constructionists and the US Constitution

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Find out what the early founding fathers felt about strict versus loose constructionist views interms of interpreting the Constitution.



A Look at John Marshall, Key Chief Justice

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Here is a profile of John Marshall, the fourth chief justice of the Supreme Court responsible for deciding numerous key cases. Learn more about John Marshall with this profile.



10 Things to Know About John F. Kennedy

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Learn ten important things that you should know about John F. Kennedy. He served as the thirty-fifth president of the United States.



Fast Facts About Four-Term President FDR

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Learn about Franklin D. Roosevelt, the thirty-second president of the United States, with these biographical fast facts about his time as president.



Was Tecumseh's Curse a Coincidence or Something...

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Every president from William Henry Harrison to John F. Kennedy who was elected in a year ending with a zero was assassinated or died in office.



Learn All About the Supreme Court Case Mapp v....

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Mapp v Ohio was a Supreme Court decision that decided what would be done with evidence found during an illegal search and seizure. Learn more.



Samuel Adams

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Profile of Samuel Adams. Samuel Adams was a leader in the revolutionary war movement in Massachusetts and one of America's founding fathers. This profile looks at his life and accomplishments.



Herbert Hoover's Life and Presidency

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Learn about Herbert Hoover, America's thirty-first president, from his early childhood to the events of his presidency and his retirement.



Everything You Need to Know About the New...

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Learn more about the colony of New Jersey including its significance and important people.



Fatal and Attempted Shootings of US Presidents

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Four United States Presidents have been assassinated, starting with Abraham Lincoln. Six have been the target of assassination attempts. Learn more.



The 10 Most Significant US Presidential Elections

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What presidential elections have been the most significant? Here is a list of the top ten presidential elections in American History.



10 Key Facts You May Not Know About George...

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George Washington was commander of the Continental Army and the first president of the United States, unanimously elected. Here are 10 interesting facts.



How Many Justices Are on the Supreme Court?

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Currently,there are nine Supreme Court justices on the United States Supreme Court.The number of justices is set by Congress and has varied from five to 10.



How the Compromise of 1850 Helped Delay the...

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The Compromise of 1850 was a group of five bills that were intended to stave off sectional strife that would eventually lead to the United States Civil War.



A Profile of George Washington, the 1st...

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The life and career of the first president of the United States, and Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution.



A Profile of James Madison

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Learn about James Madison, fourth president of the United States and the Father of the US Constitution who was president during the War of 1812.



10 Essential Facts About John Quincy Adams

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The sixth US president was the son of the second, and, after his presidency, both served in Congress and defended slave mutineers on the ship Amistad



Abraham Lincoln: Who Was the 16th President of...

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The life, career, accomplishments and assassination of the 16th president of the United States, who served during the Civil War.



Top 10 Most Influential First Ladies of the...

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Learn more about the political and contributions of ten women of the White House, from Dolley Madison to Hillary Clinton.



The Importance of the Invention of the Steam...

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James Watt invented the first reliable steam engine in 1775. Learn more about his invention and the importance of the steam engine in the industrial revolution.



Effect of Railroads on the United States

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Railroads had a huge impact on the development of America. This article takes a look at the effects of railroads on America.



The Mexican War and Manifest Destiny

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Learn more about the Mexican-American War and its role in America's quest to span from the Atlantic to the Pacific in this overview.



10 Things to Know About James Buchanan

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Here are ten key facts to know about James Buchanan. He would serve as the fifteenth president of the United States from 1857 to 1861.



Learn About the Founding of Massachusetts Colony

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Learn about the founding and the significance of the Massachusetts colony in colonial America. Also learn about its role in the American Revolution.



7 Interesting Things to Know About New Amsterdam

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New York City was originally New Amsterdam. These seven interesting facts can help you learn more about this colonial Dutch port city.



Is Left-Handedness a Presidential "Thing"?

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There have been eight left-handed presidents that we know of. However, this is not necessarily accurate because in the past left-handedness was discouraged.



Anne Hutchinson - New England Religious Leader

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This profile looks at religious reformer Anne Hutchinson who was banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony and helped found Portsmouth, Rhode Island.



10 Things to Know About Andrew Johnson

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Here are ten key things to know about Andrew Johnson. He served as the seventeenth president of the United States. Learn more about his life.



The 10 Bloodiest Battles of the Civil War

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The Battle of Gettysburg resulted in 51,000 casualties, the most during the Civil War. The second bloodiest was the Battle of Chickamauga.



A Timeline of Important Events From 1601-1625

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Use these American History Timelines to find the key events that happened in America's past. This timeline focuses on the years 1601-1625.



Key Facts About Mount Rushmore

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How Many Presidents of the US Were Democrats?

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Which presidents were Democrats? Find out which american presidents were Democrats.



What Were the Major Accomplishments of Polk's...

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The 11th president of the United States from his early childhood through his career before the presidency to his time as president and his retirement.



Why Was the Colony of Georgia Founded?

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Learn more about the Georgia colony.



Alexander Hamilton and the National Economy

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Learn about the huge impact that Alexander Hamilton had on the new nation's National Economy through the policies he implemented.



Top 10 Things to Know About Franklin Pierce

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Here are ten key facts to know about the fourteenth president, Franklin Pierce who served between March 4, 1853 and March 3, 1857.



All About the 13th President, Millard Fillmore

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Learn more about the 13th president of the United States, Millard Fillmore, with this biography including the passage of the Compromise of 1850.



6 Must-Know Facts About Jamestown

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Here are six essential facts you should know about the early settlement in Jamestown, Va., from its founding to the removal of its royal charter.



The 3 Requirements to Become a US Senator

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The US Constitution lists three: at least 30 years of age, a US citizen for at least nine years, and a resident of the state the Senator represents.



Top 10 Things to Know About James K. Polk

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Here are ten key facts to know about James K. Polk. He served as the eleventh president of the United States between March 4, 1845 and March 3, 1849.



The Life and Presidency of John Quincy Adams

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Learn more about the 6th president of the United States, John Quincy Adams from his childhood through his time as president and beyond.



Fast Facts About Andrew Jackson, America's 7th...

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Brief biographical information about Andrew Jackson, the Seventh President of the United States, who served from 1829-1837.



12 Years in Office: Major Events During FDR's...

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The life and career and accomplishments of the 32nd president of the United States, who led America during the Great Depression and World War II.



A Profile of the John Adams, the 2nd President...

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The life and achievements of the second president of the United States, one of the Founding Fathers of the nation.