George Washington

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Many places and monuments have been named in honor of Washington, most notably the nation's capital Washington, D.C. The state of Washington is the only state to be named after a president. George Washington appears on contemporary U.S. currency, including the one-dollar bill and the quarter-dollar coin (the Washington quarter). Washington and Benjamin Franklin appeared on the in 1847. Since that time, Washington has appeared on many postage issues, more than any other person. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * |- |- Timeline of the American Revolution. List of American Revolutionary War battles. British Army during the American War of Independence.

Southern United States

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The Southern United States, also known as the American South, Dixie, or simply the South, is a region of the United States of America. It is located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Western United States, with the Midwestern United States and Northeastern United States to its north and the Gulf of Mexico and Mexico to its south. The South does not fully match the geographic south of the United States but is commonly defined as including the states that fought for the Confederate States of America in the American Civil War. The Deep South is fully located in the southeastern corner.

Constitution of the United States

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Constitutionalism in the United States. History of democracy. List of national constitutions (world countries). List of proposed amendments to the United States Constitution. List of sources of law in the United States. National Constitution Center. Pocket Constitution. State constitution (United States). Second Constitutional Convention of the United States. The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation. UK constitutional law. Mayflower Compact (1620). Fundamental Orders of Connecticut (1639). Massachusetts Body of Liberties (1641). Bill of Rights 1689 – English Bill of Rights. United States Declaration of Independence (1776).

United States Congress

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New York: Houghton Mifflin. Some information in this article has been provided by the Senate Historical Office. Wilson, Woodrow. (1885). Congressional Government. New York: Houghton Mifflin. Some information in this article has been provided by the Senate Historical Office. Government. U.S. House of Representatives. [// U.S. Senate]. Black Americans in Congress, Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives., a free reference and tracking tool for congressional legislation and voting records. How Laws Are Made, via U.S. Government Printing Office. Legislative Information ( via Library of Congress. Women in Congress, Office of the Clerk, U.S.


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Several other key events occurred in Philadelphia during the Revolutionary War including the First Continental Congress, the preservation of the Liberty Bell, the Battle of Germantown, and the Siege of Fort Mifflin. Philadelphia remained the nation's largest city until being overtaken by New York City in 1790; the city was also one of the nation's capitals during the revolution, serving as temporary U.S. capital while Washington, D.C. was under construction. In the 19th century, Philadelphia became a major industrial center and a railroad hub.

Founding Fathers of the United States

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Adams, Jefferson, and Franklin were members of the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration of Independence. Hamilton, Madison, and Jay were authors of The Federalist Papers, advocating ratification of the Constitution. The constitutions drafted by Jay and Adams for their respective states of New York (1777) and Massachusetts (1780) were heavily relied upon when creating language for the U.S. Constitution. Jay, Adams, and Franklin negotiated the Treaty of Paris (1783) that would end the American Revolutionary War. Washington was Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army and was president of the Constitutional Convention.

Native Americans in the United States

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O'Sullivan coined the phrase, "Manifest Destiny", as the "design of Providence" supporting the territorial expansion of the United States. Manifest Destiny had serious consequences for Native Americans, since continental expansion for the U.S. took place at the cost of their occupied land. A justification for the policy of conquest and subjugation of the indigenous people emanated from the stereotyped perceptions of all Native Americans as "merciless Indian savages" (as described in the United States Declaration of Independence).


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Amtrak operates inter-city rail, including the high-speed Acela service to cities such as Providence, New Haven, New York City, and Washington, DC from South Station. From North Station the Amtrak Downeaster serves Portland, Maine and Brunswick, Maine. Amtrak also runs east-west from Boston South Station to Worcester, Springfield, and eventually Chicago, Illinois; and north-south from the Pioneer Valley to New Haven, Connecticut via Hartford. Amtrak carries more passengers between Boston and New York than all airlines combined (about 54% of market share in 2012). but has infrequent trips to other cities.

Abolitionism in the United States

History of slavery in the United States. List of opponents of slavery. Manumission. James Redpath. Slavery among Native Americans in the United States. Slave Power. Slavery in Canada. Slavery in the colonial United States. Treatment of slaves in the United States. Abzug, Robert H. Cosmos Crumbling: American Reform and the Religious Imagination. Oxford, 1994. ISBN: 0-19-503752-9. Bacon, Jacqueline. The Humblest May Stand Forth: Rhetoric, Empowerment, and Abolition. University of South Carolina Press, 2002. ISBN: 1-57003-434-6. Barnes, Gilbert H. The Anti-Slavery Impulse 1830–1844. Reprint, 1964. ISBN: 0-7812-5307-1. Berlin, Ira and Leslie Harris (eds.) Slavery in New York. New Press, 2005.

Irish Americans

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By 1790, approximately 400,000 people of Irish birth or ancestry lived in the United States, and from 1814 to 1845, 500,000 more immigrants came from Ulster to the United States. Of the immigrants from Ireland to the United States prior to the American Revolutionary War in 1775, approximately 10,000 were Catholics. By 1800, the number of Irish Catholics who had immigrated had increased in absolute terms to approximately 20,000, or approximately 3 percent of the Irish population in the United States, as one-sixth of the white population in the United States by that time (which in the 1800 U.S. Census was 4.3 million) was composed of those of Scotch-Irish descent (or approximately 718,000).

Robert Morris (financier)

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(January 20, 1734 – May 8, 1806) was an English-born merchant and a Founding Father of the United States. He served as a member of the Pennsylvania legislature, the Second Continental Congress, and the United States Senate, and he was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution. From 1781 to 1784, he served as the Superintendent of Finance of the United States, becoming known as the "Financier of the Revolution". Along with Alexander Hamilton and Albert Gallatin, he is widely regarded as one of the founders of the financial system of the United States.

American Revolutionary War

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These are some of the standard works about the war in general that are not listed above; books about specific campaigns, battles, units, and individuals can be found in those articles. * Maps of the Revolutionary War from the United States Military Academy Bibliography of the American Revolutionary War. Bibliography of George Washington. Bibliography of Thomas Jefferson. Commemoration of the American Revolution. Diplomacy in the American Revolutionary War. British Army during the American War of Independence. First Treaty of San Ildefonso. First League of Armed Neutrality. Fourth Anglo-Dutch War. George Washington in the American Revolution. Intelligence in the American Revolutionary War.

Supreme Court of the United States

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The Supreme Court first met on February 1, 1790, at the Merchants' Exchange Building in New York City. When Philadelphia became the capital, the Court met briefly in Independence Hall before settling in Old City Hall from 1791 until 1800. After the government moved to Washington, D.C., the Court occupied various spaces in the United States Capitol building until 1935, when it moved into its own purpose-built home. The four-story building was designed by Cass Gilbert in a classical style sympathetic to the surrounding buildings of the Capitol and Library of Congress, and is clad in marble.

United States Bicentennial

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The United States Bicentennial was a series of celebrations and observances during the mid-1970s that paid tribute to historical events leading up to the creation of the United States of America as an independent republic. It was a central event in the memory of the American Revolution. The Bicentennial culminated on Sunday, July 4, 1976, with the 200th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. The nation had always commemorated the Founding, as a gesture of patriotism and sometimes as an argument in political battles.

Hispanic Americans

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La Tía (The Aunt), was the first Cuban-born female officer in the United States Army. She served in the Women's Army Corps during World War II and in the United States Army during the Korean War, and was recalled into service during the Cuban Missile Crisis. In 1988, she was posthumously inducted into the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame. List of U.S. communities with Hispanic majority populations in the 2010 census. List of U.S. cities with large Hispanic populations. List of U.S. cities by Spanish-speaking population. Hispanics and Latinos in New Jersey. Hispanics and Latinos in Massachusetts. Hispanics and Latinos in Washington, D.C. Hispanic and Latino Americans in California.

Province of Maryland

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Maryland declared independence from Britain in 1776, with Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, and Charles Carroll of Carrollton signing the Declaration of Independence for the colony. In the 1776–77 debates over the Articles of Confederation, Maryland delegates led the party that insisted that states with western land claims cede them to the Confederation government, and in 1781 Maryland became the last state to ratify the Articles of Confederation. It accepted the United States Constitution more readily, ratifying it on 28 April 1788. Maryland also gave up some territory to create the new District of Columbia after the American Revolution.

Episcopal Church (United States)

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Historical List of bishops of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. List of Episcopal bishops of the United States. List of the Episcopal cathedrals of the United States. [[List of presiding bishops of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America]]. Protestantism in the United States. Christianity in the United States. Anglican & Episcopal History— The Journal of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church (articles, church reviews, and book reviews). Articles on leading Episcopalians, both lay (e.g., George Washington, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Frances Perkins) and ordained, in American National Biography. (1999). Edited by John A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes.


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Major origin markets for Delaware tourists include Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York City, Washington, D.C., and Harrisburg, with 97% of tourists arriving to the state by car and 75% of tourists coming from 200 mi or less. As Delaware has no franchises in the major American professional sports leagues, many Delawareans follow either Philadelphia or Baltimore teams. In the WNBA, the Washington Mystics enjoy a major following due to the presence of Wilmington native and University of Delaware product Elena Delle Donne.

American Civil War

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New Estimate Raises Civil War Death Toll, The New York Times, April 3, 2012, p. D1 (of the New York edition), and April 2, 2012, on Retrieved 2012-04-03 online. Bibliography of American Civil War naval history. West Point Atlas of Civil War Battles. Civil War photos at the National Archives. View images from the Civil War Photographs Collection at the Library of Congress. American Battlefield Trust A non-profit land preservation and educational organization with two divisions, the Civil War Trust and the Revolutionary War Trust, dedicated to preserving America's battlefields through land acquisitions.

Thomas Jefferson

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Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 – July 4, 1826) was an American statesman, diplomat, lawyer, architect, philosopher, and Founding Father who served as the third president of the United States from 1801 to 1809. Previously, he had served as the second vice president of the United States from 1797 to 1801. The principal author of the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson was a proponent of democracy, republicanism, and individual rights, motivating American colonists to break from the Kingdom of Great Britain and form a new nation; he produced formative documents and decisions at both the state and national level.

Russia–United States relations

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Leaders of Russia and the United States from 1992 Official contacts between the Russian Empire and the new United States of America began in 1776. Russia, while formally neutral during the American Revolution (1765–1783), favored the U.S. Fully-fledged diplomatic ties were established in 1809. In 1863, during the American Civil War (1861–1865), the Russian Navy's Atlantic and Pacific fleets wintered in the American ports of New York and San Francisco, respectively. Some historians credit this visit as a major factor in deterring France and the UK from entering the war on the Confederate side.

Timeline of events leading to the American Civil War

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Since the early colonial period, slavery had played a major role in the socioeconomic system of British North America and was recognized in the Thirteen Colonies at the time of the United States' Declaration of Independence in 1776. During and after the American Revolution, events and statements by politicians and others brought forth differences, tensions and divisions between citizens of the slave states of the Southern United States and citizens of the free states of the Northern United States (including several newly admitted Western states) over the topics of slavery.

Sons of the Revolution

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Commemoration of the American Revolution. Children of the American Revolution. Daughters of the American Revolution. Society of the Cincinnati. Sons of the American Revolution. The United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada. Veteran Corps of Artillery of the State of New York. The Daughters of the Cincinnati. Order of Washington. The Order of the Founders and Patriots of America. National Society Daughters of the Founders and Patriots of America. Descendents of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence. Hereditary Order of the Descendants of the Loyalists & Patriots of the American Revolution. Society of the Descendants of Washington's Army at Valley Forge.

History of Georgetown University

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Georgetown University has grown with both its city, Washington, D.C., and the United States, each of which date their founding to the period from 1788 to 1790. Georgetown's origins are in the establishment of the Maryland colony in the seventeenth-century. Bishop John Carroll established the school at its present location by the Potomac River after the American Revolution allowed for free religious practice. The role of the Society of Jesus in the school's operation has evolved from that of founders and financiers to faculty and advisers. Their focus on liberal studies and religious pluralism have helped to give the school its identity.

History of Maryland

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In 1781, during the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), Maryland became the thirteenth state of the United States to ratify the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union. They were drawn up by a committee of the Second Continental Congress (1775–1781), which began shortly after the adoption of a Declaration of Independence in July 1776, through to 1778. Later that year, these Articles were recommended to the newly independent sovereign states via their legislatures for the required unanimous ratification.