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Day 76dth of the Obama Administration - History

Day 76dth of the Obama Administration - History

The President began his day with his national security briefing. He then met with his senior advisors. That meeting was followed by his daily economic briefing. His last scheduled meeting was with Secretary of Treasury Geithner, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke , FDIC Chair Shelia Blaiar, SEC Chair Mary Shapiro and Comptroller of the Currency John Dungan.

Drift toward Independence

Drift toward Independence

A majority of American colonists were slow to accept the notion of independence from Britain. The drift toward a full break with the mother country was accelerated by the following:Early military successes (Lexington, Concord, Ticonderoga, Crown Point, etc.) caused many Americans to believe that they could winThe British decision to shut down American trade angered colonial business interests and consumersThe decision to employ mercenary soldiers, the Hessians, led many Americans to question their long-held loyalty to the kingThe efforts of American propagandists, particularly Tom Paine& 39;s Common Sense, brought the question of independence into the public arena.

Was there any official affirmation from the US government that they would win the Vietnam War?

Was there any official affirmation from the US government that they would win the Vietnam War?

One thing that the Vietnam War showed is that there are no set parameters that can foretell the outcome of a war, such as the article in The Computer That Predicted the U.S. Would Win the Vietnam W…

Obama on Rebellion in Libya

Obama on Rebellion in Libya

On February 23, 2011, in an address to the nation, President Barack Obama pledges that the United States will support the democratic rights of Libyan citizens in rebellion against Muammar el-Qaddafi& 39;s regime.

MONDAY, June 7 - History

MONDAY, June 7 - History

In Committee of the Whole—Mr. PINCKNEY, according to notice, moved to reconsider the clause respecting the negative on State laws, which was agreed to, and to-morrow fixed for the purpose.The clause providing for the appointment of the second branch of the National Legislature, having lain blank since the last vote on the mode of electing it, to wit, by the first branch, Mr.

Armenian Inscription in Surb Karapet Church

Armenian Inscription in Surb Karapet Church

This decorative inscription in medieval Armenian can be found inside the Surb Karapet Church, which forms part of Armenia's celebrated Noravank Monastery.