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Published: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:11:10 +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.



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 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.



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.



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.



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.



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 to Know About the Colonial Governments of...

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Learn about the nature of colonial governments in the thirteen colonies.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



Why Was the Colony of Georgia Founded?

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Learn more about the Georgia colony.



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.



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.



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.



Significant Events of the Delaware Colony

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Learn more about the Delaware colony which was founded in 1638 as New Sweden, and was later part of New Netherland before being claimed by the British



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.



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.



Basic Facts You Should Know About the New York...

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Learn more about the New York colony. This colony, founded in 1664, was the location of the Albany Congress, the first attempt to unite the colonies.



How Virginia Colony Was Founded

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Learn more about the Virginia Colony founded by the London Company in colonial America. It started as Jamestown in 1607 before becoming a royal colony



What You Should Know about the North Carolina...

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Learn more about the North Carolina colony which was founded 1663 by eight Lord Proprietors who were recognized by King Charles II of England.



How New Hampshire Colony Was Founded

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Founded in 1623 by John Mason, New Hampshire was a planned colony.



What Happened During the Great Awakening in...

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A period of individual spiritual awakening in colonial New England. Learn more about the history, the individuals involved, and its significance.



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



President Pictures

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Here are pictures of each of the presidents of the United States.



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.



How Rhode Island Colony Was Founded

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Learn more about the Rhode Island colony.



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 the Maryland Colony Was Founded

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Learn more about the Maryland colony which was founded in 1634 by Lord Baltimore as a haven for Roman Catholics escaping anti-Catholic persecution.



Everything You Need to Know About Colonial...

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Want to find out about Colonial America? Here is an overview of the thirteen colonies and the important differences between the New England, Middle, and Southern Colonies.



Basic Facts On the Founding of South Carolina

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Learn more about the South Carolina colony.



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.



How Connecticut Colony Was Founded

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Learn more about the Connecticut colony which was founded in 1635/1636, one of America's thirteen colonies.



Learn About Theodore Roosevelt's Life and...

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Learn about the life, career and accomplishments of the 26th president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, from early childhood onward.



Who Takes Over If the President Dies?

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What is the order of presidential succession? When was it created? Find out with this quick overview.



What's the Social Contract Mean for the...

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The idea of the social contract, the state only exists to serve the will of the people, is one of the foundations of the American political system.



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.



Significant Events of the Pennsylvania Colony

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Learn more about the colony of Pennsylvania founded by William Penn including its significance and important people.



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.



How Many Presidents Were Assassinated?

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



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.



Facts and Founding Dates for the 13 Colonies

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A bulleted list of the thirteen colonies. The list includes colony name, year founded, and the founders of each of the colonies.



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.



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.)



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.



Key Facts About Mount Rushmore

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class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" >South Dakota . The sculpture of four famous



10 Presidential Scandals You Should Know

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Here is a list of the top 10 presidential scandals that occurred while a president was either running for office or serving as the president.



How Many Presidents of the US Were Democrats?

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



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.



Who Was the Youngest President of the United...

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Who was the youngest president of the United States? Find out the answer to this question and more with this presidential FAQ.



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.



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.



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.



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



How Many Presidents Were Republican?

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Which presidents were Republican? Find out which American presidents were Republicans.



What Does the 2nd Amendment Say?

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The 2nd amendent. American History.



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.



Why Is the Constitution's Elastic Clause So...

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What is the necessary and proper clause? Find out in this Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) about the Constitution.



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.



Why Is the Marbury v. Madison Supreme Court...

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This U.S. Supreme Court case established the precedent of Judicial Review - the ability of the Judiciary Branch to declare a law unconstitutional.



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



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.



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



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.



Why is the Magna Carta seen as a key document...

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Why is the Magna Carta so important to the founding of the United States of America? Learn about the history and significance of this key document.



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.



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.



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.



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.



A Timeline of North American Exploration: 1492...

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Here is a timeline that shows the exploration of North America by Europeans between 1492 and 1600.



Which State Ratified the Constitution First?

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What was the order for ratification of the Constitution? Find out in this Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) about the Constitution.



10 Things to Know About Andrew Johnson

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Here are ten key things to know about Andrew Johnson and his time as president.



The Six Best Civil War Movies You Need to Watch

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Check out these six picks for the best Civil War dramatic movies ever made. From Glory to Shenandoah, these films capture different aspects of the war



Archduke Franz Ferdinand

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Profile of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary whose death led to World War I.



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.



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.



How Long Does a Supreme Court Justice Serve on...

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The US Constitution states that once confirmed by the Senate, a justice serves for life. However, they may retire if they wish. They can also be impeached.



What Was the Triangle Trade?

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A specific trading pattern that existed in Colonial New England, which shipped rum to Africa for slaves that were then sold for molasses in the West Indies.



What Was the Platform of the Bull Moose Party?

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Theodore Roosevelt created the Bull Moose (Progressive) Party when he was denied the Republican Party's nomination for president in 1912.



Find Out the Oldest President of the US

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Who was the oldest person to serve as president of the United States? Read this FAQ to find out the answer.



Lord Baltimore

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Both Lord Baltimores, first George and then Cecil Calvert, were the founders of the Maryland colony. They founded it as a place of religious tolerance. The Calverts were Catholics which resulted in their insistence of the separation of church and state and religious tolerance in the colony. Learn more about Lord Baltimore with this biographical sketch.



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.



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.



american history timelines, key events,...

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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.



10 Important Facts About President Andrew Jackson

2016-09-30T11:11:10Z

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



How Many Amendments Does the Constitution Have?

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How many amendments have been added to the Constitution? Find out in this Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) about the Constitution.



10 Things to Know About Thomas Jefferson

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Here are ten key facts to know about the third president, Thomas Jefferson who served as the third president of the United States from 1801–1809.



What Does the US Constitution Say About Slavery?

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What does the Constitution say about slavery? Find out in this Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) about the Constitution.



Inventor, Writer, Politician: The Life of...

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Learn about Benjamin Franklin's life and his significance as a scientist, writer, politician, elder statesmen, and diplomat in the history of America.



The 50 States and When They Were Admitted to...

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This chart lists the dates on which each state was admitted into the United States.



What Plessy v. Ferguson Meant for Segregation...

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Plessy v Ferguson was a Supreme Court decision that upheld the separate but equal doctrine. Learn more about this key court case with this profile.



How Was the Mayflower Compact Created?

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The Mayflower Compact was the primitive Constitution agreed to aboard the Mayflower in 1620. Learn more about this important document.



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.



How Many Presidents Have Died While in Office?

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How many presidents died while serving as chief executive of the United States? Find out with this FAQ about the American Presidents.