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  2. Slavery in the United States - Wikipedia

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    This article may be too long to read and navigate comfortably. Please consider splitting content into sub-articles, condensing it, or adding subheadings. Please discuss this issue on the article's talk page. (August 2022) An animation showing when United States territories and states forbade or allowed slavery, 1789–1861 Slave auction block, Green Hill Plantation, Campbell County, Virginia ...

  3. Economy of the United States - Wikipedia

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    The United States ranked 4th in the ease of doing business index in 2012, 18th in the Economic Freedom of the World index by the Fraser Institute in 2012, 10th in the Index of Economic Freedom by The Wall Street Journal and The Heritage Foundation in 2012, 15th in the 2014 Global Enabling Trade Report, and 3rd on the Global Competitiveness Report.

  4. United States Secretary of Transportation - Wikipedia

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    The United States secretary of transportation is the head of the United States Department of ... Kansas: February 7, 1983: September 30, 1987 ... Anthony Foxx: North ...

  5. United States Senate Select Committee on Improper Activities ...

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    85th United States Congress. The Select Committee's chair was Senator John L. McClellan, and the vice chair was Senator Irving Ives. An equal number of Democrats and Republicans sat on the committee. Republican Senator Joseph McCarthy died on May 2, 1957, and was replaced by Republican Senator Homer E. Capehart.

  6. United States Congress elections, 2022 - Ballotpedia

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    Kansas' 3rd Congressional District election, 2022 ... Anthony Brown: ... Fifty special elections to the United States Congress were held during the 113th through ...

  7. Face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States

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    In late March 2020, some government officials began to focus on the wearing of masks to help prevent transmission of COVID-19 as opposed to protecting the wearer; former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb stated in a report that face masks would be "most effective" at slowing its spread if widely used (citing Hong Kong and South Korea as examples), as "they may help prevent people who are ...

  8. Conservatism in the United States - Wikipedia

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    Conservatism in the United States is a political and social philosophy based on limited government, traditionalism, republicanism, and limited federal governmental power in relation to U.S. states. Conservative and Christian media organizations along with American conservative figures are influential, and American conservatism is one of the ...

  9. History of the Republican Party (United States) - Wikipedia

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    The Republican Party launched its first national organizing convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on February 22, 1856. This gathering elected a governing National Executive Committee and passed resolutions calling for the repeal of laws enabling slaveholding in free territories and "resistance by Constitutional means of Slavery in any Territory," defense of anti-slavery individuals in Kansas ...

  10. Victory Day (United States) - Wikipedia

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    Victory Day is a holiday observed in the United States state of Rhode Island with state offices closed on the second Monday of August. Furthermore, in 2017, WPRI-TV claimed that Arkansas (which stopped celebrating the day in 1975) and Rhode Island were the only two states to ever celebrate the holiday, though Arkansas's name for the holiday was "World War II Memorial Day."

  11. Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution

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    Beginning with Washington in 1910, seven more western states passed women's suffrage legislation, including California in 1911, Oregon, Arizona, and Kansas in 1912, Alaska Territory in 1913, and Montana and Nevada in 1914. All states that were successful in securing full voting rights for women before 1920 were located in the West.