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Capital punishment in the United States

Capital punishment has existed in the United States since before the United States was a country. As of 2017, capital punishment is legal in 30 of the 50 states. The federal government also uses capital punishment. The United States is the only W ...

                                               

Hillary Clinton email controversy

The Hillary Clinton email controversy refers to Hillary Clinton using US Government Confidential, Secret, Top Secret and Classified emails she kept on a third-party unsecured server. This controversy began in March 2015 during her tenure as the U ...

                                               

Mueller Report

The Mueller Report is an official document. It provides information about Russia modifying the results of the 2016 United States presidential election. Robert Mueller released this official document to argue that Donald Trump is using Russia to h ...

                                               

Arizona territory

The Arizona Territory was an American territory from February 24, 1863 to February 14, 1912. The Mexican Cession was a transfer of territory from Mexico to the United States in 1863. After some time the United States called cartographers to draw ...

                                               

Kansas Territory

The Territory of Kansas was a territory of the United States that existed from May 30, 1854, until January 29, 1861. This was when the eastern portion of the territory was admitted to the Union as the state of Kansas. The territory extended from ...

                                               

Oregon Territory

The Oregon Territory is the name that was applied first to the unorganized Oregon Country claimed by both the United States and Britain. In 1846 the two countries agreed to split this territory. The organized U.S. territory formed from the southe ...

                                               

United States Post Office Department

The Post Office Department is the former name of the United States Postal Service when it was a Cabinet department. It was headed by the United States Postmaster General. The Postal Service Act signed by President George Washington on February 20 ...

                                               

United States Department of the Navy

The United States Department of the Navy was created by the United States Congress on April 30, 1798. It was created in order to give civilian leadership and administration to the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps. The Secreta ...

                                               

Cedar Crest (mansion)

The Kansas Governors Residence, also known as Cedar Crest, is the official residence of the governor of Kansas. It was built in 1928, and it was given to the state in 1955. It became the governors house in 1962.

                                               

Cuckoo (Mineral, Virginia)

Cuckoo is a Federal style house in the small unincorporated area Cuckoo, Virginia near Mineral, Virginia. The house was built in 1819 for Henry Pendleton. On August 19, 1994, Cuckoo was added to the list of National Register of Historic Places. T ...

                                               

Edward Mooney House

The Edward Mooney House is at 18 Bowery at the corner of Pell Street in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. It is in an area which is today known as Chinatown. The house was built between 1785 and 1789 by rich butcher Edward Mooney on land ...

                                               

First Presbyterian Church (Trenton, New Jersey)

The First Presbyterian Church is a historic church in Trenton, New Jersey, United States. It is located at 120 East State Street. The church building was built in 1726. During the American Revolutionary War the British occupied Trenton. They used ...

                                               

Illinois Executive Mansion

The Illinois Executive Mansion is the official residence of the Governor of Illinois. It is at 410 E. Jackson Street in Springfield, Illinois and is open to tours on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings, free of charge. The Georgian style Mans ...

                                               

Mickeys Diner

The diner was built in 1937 by the Jerry OMahony Diner Company of Elizabeth, New Jersey. Then it was shipped to Saint Paul by rail and installed in 1939. The diner is 50 feet long by 10 feet wide. The 24-hour diner has operated non-stop since it ...

                                               

Old Borges Ranch

The Old Borges Ranch is a historic district in Walnut Creek, California. It covers an area of 1.035 acres. There are four contributing buildings. In 1899, Frank Borges bought 700 acres 280 ha. He used it for a cattle ranch and a home for his fami ...

                                               

Pacific Electric Railroad Bridge

The Pacific Electric Railroad Bridge or Southern Pacific Railroad Bridge is a historic railroad bridge in Torrance, California USA. It spans across Torrance Boulevard at Bow Street, a short distance west of Western Avenue. It was once part of the ...

                                               

San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge

The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is a series of bridges across San Francisco, California. It is part of Interstate 80 in California. It has two spans over water. The western span is a suspension bridge while the eastern span is a self-anchore ...

                                               

Smithsonian National Zoological Park

The Smithsonian National Zoological Park is one of the oldest zoos in the United States. It is part of the Smithsonian Institution and does not charge admission. It began in 1889 and wants to be a leader in animal care, science, education, sustai ...

                                               

Tacoma Narrows Bridge (1940)

The 1940 Tacoma Narrows Bridge was the first version of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It was a suspension bridge in the U.S. state of Washington. The bridge was built over the Tacoma Narrows strait of Puget Sound between Tacoma and the Kitsap Penins ...

                                               

Van Wagenen House

The Van Wagenen House is a house in Jersey City, New Jersey. It is also known as the Apple Tree House. It has been part of the National Register of Historic Places since August 16, 2006.

                                               

Villa Vizcaya

Villa Vizcaya, now named the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, is the former villa and estate of businessman James Deering. The house is on Biscayne Bay in Coconut Grove Miami, Florida. Deering made the Deering McCormick-International Harvester fortune ...

                                               

Articles of Confederation

The Articles of Confederation, formally named the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, was an agreement among all thirteen original states in the United States of America that served as its first constitution. All thirteen states ratifi ...

                                               

Identity document

An identity document is any document that may be used to prove a persons identity. If issued in a small, standard credit card size form, it is usually called an identity card or passport card. Some countries issue formal identity documents as nat ...

                                               

Leopold and Loeb

Leopold and Loeb were Nathan Freudenthal Leopold, Jr. and Richard Albert Loeb. They were two wealthy University of Chicago law students who kidnapped and murdered 14-year-old Robert "Bobby" Franks in 1924 in Chicago. The duo was motivated to murd ...

                                               

Steubenville High School rape case

The Steubenville High School rape happened in Steubenville, Ohio on the night of August 11, 2012. A 16-year-old girl was raped at a party by two 16-year-old high school footballer players, Trent Mays and Malik Richmond. The girl did not remember ...

                                               

Terri Schiavo case

The Terri Schiavo case was a legal battle. It involved prolonged life support in United States. The case began in 1998 and lasted to 2005. Teresa Marie "Terri" Schiavo was in Persistent Vegetative State and there was a controversy about stopping ...

                                               

Voir dire

Voir dire is a name for the process of choosing jurors for a trial. It can also mean a small meeting between lawyers and a judge during a trial. It originally referred to an oath taken by jurors to tell the truth. In the modern court systems, voi ...

                                               

United States presidential election

The election of the President and Vice President of the United States is an indirect vote in which citizens cast ballots for a set of members of the U.S. Electoral College. These electors then cast direct votes for the President and Vice Presiden ...

                                               

President-elect of the United States

President-elect of the United States is the title used for an incoming president of the United States between the general election on Election Day in November and noon Eastern Standard Time on Inauguration Day, January 20. During this time, the e ...

                                               

1824 United States presidential election

In the United States presidential election of 1824, John Quincy Adams was elected the sixth President of the United States. There were five candidates for president: John Quincy Adams, John C. Calhoun, William H. Crawford, Henry Clay and Andrew J ...

                                               

1852 United States presidential election

The United States presidential election of 1852 was the 17th presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 2, 1852. The United States holds presidential elections every four years. Franklin Pierce was elected president.

                                               

1860 United States presidential election

The United States presidential election of 1860 was held on Tuesday, November 6, 1860. The election of President Abraham Lincoln served as a trigger for the outbreak of the American Civil War. The United States had been divided during the 1850s o ...

                                               

1896 United States presidential election

The 1896 United States presidential election was the 28th presidential election in the United States. It happened on Tuesday, November 3, 1896. Former Governor William McKinley, the Republican candidate, defeated Democrat William Jennings Bryan. ...

                                               

1948 United States presidential election

This election was between Harry S. Truman and Thomas E. Dewey. Truman won by 303 electoral votes. Dewey got 189 electoral votes. Thurmond got 39 electoral votes including a faithless elector in Tennessee. This election is best known to be very up ...

                                               

1952 United States presidential election

This election was between Governor of Illinois Adlai Stevenson and General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Eisenhower won the election by 442 electoral votes. Adlai Stevenson got only 89 electoral votes. Incumbent President Harry S. Truman was eligible to ...

                                               

1956 United States presidential election

This election was between Incumbent United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower/Vice President Richard Nixon and former Governor of Illinois Adlai Stevenson/Running mate Estes Kefauver. Incumbent president Dwight D. Eisenhower won the election b ...

                                               

1960 United States presidential election

This election was between Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard Nixon. Kennedy won the election like many people expected, but it was a much closer election than most people thought it would be. Incumbent President Dwight D. Eisenhow ...

                                               

1964 United States presidential election

This 1964 US presidential election was between Democrat Lyndon Johnson, President of the United States, and his running mate Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota, against Republican Barry Goldwater, and his running mate Cong. William Miller of New York. ...

                                               

1972 United States presidential election

This election was between United States President Richard Nixon and Senator of South Dakota George McGovern. Richard Nixon won the election by a landslide. George McGovern got 17 electoral votes. John Hospers got one electoral vote by a Virginia ...

                                               

1988 United States presidential election

This election was between Vice President George H. W. Bush and Governor of Massachusetts Michael Dukakis. Bush capitalized on a good economy, a stable international stage, and on President Ronald Reagans popularity, running an aggressive campaign ...

                                               

1992 United States presidential election

The United States presidential election of 1992 was on November 3, 1992 in the United States. The three main people running were: George H. W. Bush, a Republican from Texas and the President; Bill Clinton, who was a Democrat and Governor of Arkan ...

                                               

1996 United States presidential election

The United States presidential election, 1996 was a political event that took place on November 5, 1996. During that day the President of the United States and Vice President of the United States were selected. The election was between President ...

                                               

2000 United States presidential election

The United States presidential election of 2000 was a contest between Democratic candidate Al Gore, then-Vice President, and Republican candidate George W. Bush, then-governor of Texas and son of former president George H. W. Bush. Incumbent Demo ...

                                               

2008 United States presidential election in Nebraska

The 2008 United States presidential election in Nebraska occurred on November 4, 2008. It was part of the United States´ general election that year. The Republican candidates were Arizona Senator John McCain and his running mate, Governor Sarah P ...

                                               

Mexican–American War

When Mexico got independence from Spain in 1821, Texas was part of Mexico. Americans and other settlers came into Texas when Mexico allowed non-Spanish settlers to settle there. After many settlers came to Texas, disputes led to the Texas Revolut ...

                                               

War of 1812

The War of 1812 was fought between the British Empire and the United States from 1812 to 1815 on land in North America and at sea. The British forces were helped by Canadian militia and Native American because British soldiers were busy fighting ...

                                               

Yemeni Civil War (2014–present)

The Yemeni Civil War is an ongoing conflict that began in 2015 between two factions: the Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi led Yemeni government and the Houthi armed movement, along with their supporters and allies. Both claim to constitute the official gove ...

                                               

1930 FIFA World Cup

The 1930 FIFA World Cup was a football sporting event that was held in Uruguay from 13 July to 30 July 1930. Thirteen teams competed in the first World Cup. Seven from South America, four from Europe and two from North America. The teams were spl ...

                                               

Vargas tragedy

Vargas tragedy is one of the worst disaster that struck the Venezuelan countrys Vargas state on 15 December 1999. It was a result of heavy downpour of rain, flash floods and mudslides that followed on 14-16 December 1999 which killed 10.000*30.00 ...

                                               

Merida (state)

Estado Merida is one of the 23 states of Venezuela. The state capital is Merida. Merida State covers a total surface area of 11.300 km² and, in 2007, had an estimated population of 843.800.