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Published: Sun, 26 Feb 2017 11:34:08 +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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.)



Facts and Trivia About President George...

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This article provides a brief biographical information about George Washington, the first President of the United States, who served from 1789 to 1797



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.



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.



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.



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.



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)



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



6 Surprising Facts About Presidents' Day

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Presidents' Day is celebrated on the third Monday in February. It is officially the federal holiday of Washington's Birthday. Learn about its history.



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.



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.



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.



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



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.



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



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.



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.



Key Facts About Mount Rushmore

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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.



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.



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



How Many Presidents Were Assassinated?

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



10 Things to Know About James Monroe

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Learn ten important things that you should know about the life and times of James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



Who Attended the Constitutional Convention?

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Here is a profile of the Constitutional Convention.



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.



Key Facts About Theodore Roosevelt

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Brief biographical information about the twenty-sixth President of the United States, who was in office from 1901 to 1909.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



American Reaction to the Sinking of the Lusitania

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Learn about the impact the Lusitania's sinking as well as the continuation of unrestricted submarine warfare had on America's entry into World War II.



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.



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.



What to Know About the Colonial Governments of...

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The thirteen British colonies in North America were unique and had their own forms of government. Learn about their governments in this article.



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.



A Look at the Life and Presidency of Andrew...

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Learn more about the 17th president of the United States, Andrew Johnson from his early childhood through his presidency to his retirement.



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..



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 Profile of President JFK

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The life of the 35th president of the United States, from his early childhood through to his time as president in a period some called Camelot.



The Life, Presidency, and Accomplishments of...

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Learn more about the 5th president of the United States, James Monroe including his childhood, career before the presidency, and his time as president



A Biography of the 3rd President of the US:...

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The life and career of Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence and the third president of the United States.



Read the 25th Amendment of the US Constitution

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This amendment was ratified on February 10, 1967. Its purpose was to clarify presidential succession in case of death, resignation, or disability.



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.



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.



All About the Electoral College

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



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.



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.



How Many Presidents Were Republican?

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



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.



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.



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.



Learn about Franklin Pierce, the 14th President

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Learn about Franklin Pierce, the 14th president of the United States including his childhood, early career, time as president and retirement.



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.



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.



Alphabet Soup? - New Deal Acronyms

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This chart provides a convenient list of the major acronyms that were created through the New Deal Programs along with what they stood for.



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.



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.



Must Know Fast Facts About Abe Lincoln

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Learn more about our sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln with this brief list of fast facts and links to further information.



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.



Whose Faces Are on Mount Rushmore?

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Whose faces are on Mount Rushmore? Read this FAQ to find out the answer.



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.



How Many Presidents of the US Were Democrats?

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



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.



10 Things to Know About Warren G. Harding

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Learn ten important things that you should know about Warren G. Harding who was elected the twenty-ninth president of the United States.



How the 22nd Amendment Limits Presidents to Two...

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This amendment was passed by Congress on February 27, 1951. It limited the number of terms anyone could serve as president to two.



What Does the 2nd Amendment Say?

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The 2nd amendent. American History.



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.



Key Facts About John F Kennedy

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Here is a set of facts about John F Kennedy, the thirty-fifth president of the United States. He served only a short time before being assassinated.



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.



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.



Early American Aircraft Development and World...

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Learn all about the early development of aircraft for military use in American and its mediocre use by the USA during World War I.



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.



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.



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

2017-02-26T11:34:08Z

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