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How many national capitals has the United States had

Since the ratification of the United States Constitution, Congress has only met in two other buildings. The capital was first located in New York, with Congress meeting in City Hall (Federal Hall) from 1785 to 1790. Philadelphia served as the Capital from 1790 to 1800. During that time, Congress met at the Philadelphia County Building (Congress

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Has a tidal wave ever hit the United States

Answer has 4 votes. There are many deadly tidal waves recorded in the USA. Here are a few of them : • In 1900 a storm surge tidal wave in Galveston, TX killed close to 7,000 people. • Also, in 1946, a tsunami tidal wave hit Hawaii and killed 173 people. •In addition to this, a storm surge tidal wave in the northeast USA killed 187 people.

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What and where was the first church in the United States

Answer has 9 votes. Currently voted the best answer. the first church in what is now the USA, depending on definition of 'faith' and the word 'church'. :-: 1493 :-: When the navigator at last on 3 August, 1492, set sail in the Santa Maria, Perez blessed him and his fleet. Some writers assert that Perez accompanied his illustrious friend on the

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How many colonies does the United States still have

Answer has 8 votes. Currently voted the best answer. American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the US Virgin Islands are also considered to have a colonial relationship with the US because its citizens are also subject to the laws of the US Congress passed without their consent. These territories, along with Puerto Rico, are known

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Today, in what US states are there wild buffalo

As previously stated, "buffalo" and "bison" are two different animals. In the US, we have "bison". Today, approximately 250,000 remain in the United States.

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How many widowers were reported in the united states at

Yet each Census offers new tidbits of piquant or exotic information. In 1960 the Census revealed that 62 females, aged 15 through 19 years, had 12 or more children. In 1970, 2,983 14-year-old males were {widowers;} and 289 14-year-old females had been both widowed and divorced. The 1980 Census of Occupations informs us that 183,439 people

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What is the symbol bird of United States of America

The Founding Fathers wanted to choose an animal that was unique to the United States. For six years, the members of Congress engaged in a dispute over what the national emblem should be. As a result of the debate, the bald eagle was chosen because it symbolized strength, courage, freedom, and immortality and that it would look much better as

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What US states are considered the Deep South

The "Deep South" is usually defined in opposition to the Old South including South Carolina, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, Delaware, and often Georgia and also further differentiated from the inland border states such as Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Arkansas and the peripheral southern states of Florida and Texas.

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Are there really any real steamboats operating in the

Currently voted the best answer. There are a number of small steamboats operating, though most if not all have been converted to diesel. The Natchez that star_gazer noted. Per wikipedia, this is the first time since 1811 that no overnight steamboats are operating on America's rivers.

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What states in the USA are furthest north, south, east and

Answer has 7 votes. The furthest North, South, East and West are Alaska, Hawaii, Alaska and Alaska. Of the 48 contiguous states it is Minnesota, Florida, Maine and Washington. Hamlet.

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How did the United States win World War II if their army

338 replies. Answer has 3 votes. The Allied Forces, led by the USA and England won WWII. The Russians held off Germany at the Russian border due to the cold crippling German Forces. The USA pounded on the Japanese in the Pacific. The US forces were determined after the attack at Pearl Harbor and sacrifices were made on the homefront.

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Are there any prisons in Tornado Alley, USA, and have

Are there any prisons in Tornado Alley, USA, and have inmates ever escaped due to such a natural disaster? Question #92052. Asked by crazycube. jcpetersen Answer has 2 votes jcpetersen 14 year member 82 replies Answer has 2 votes. Yes, there are prisons in Tornado Alley. While the actual "boundaries" of the region vary, the region does include

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What is the most powerful position in the United States

The president is the most powerful position in the United States Government. Then the Vice President. Should the President die or become incapacitated, the VP assumes the role of the President. If the VP becomes president the VP will appoint a new VP to replace him. If both the President and the VP somehow die or become incapacitated before

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Are there really two states in the USA with towns named

Question #133902. Asked by endoverend. Last updated Nov 30 2016. Originally posted Dec 16 2013 12:05 AM.

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In which US states is English the official language

In 1780, John Adams proposed to the Continental Congress that English should be declared the official language of the United States. His proposal was deemed "undemocratic and a threat to individual liberty.” This type of debate has been going on for years, with people on both sides of the fence. And yet, the issue isn't any closer to a

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What U.S. state officially has the longest name

Answer has 6 votes. The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations (commonly known as Rhode Island) is the smallest state by land area in the United States, and the state with the longest official name. The state's common name, Rhode Island, actually refers to the largest island in Narragansett Bay, also known as Aquidneck Island, on

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Does the incumbent President of the United States always

Does the incumbent President of the United States always run for a second term if he wishes to do so or can his party nominate a new candidate if they feel he isnt doing a good job - trivia question /questions answer / answers

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In the United States, how old are you if you are a 9th grader

9th grade is the first year of high school. Most students begin 9th grade at 14 but may turn 15 during the course of the year. Feb 19 2007, 6:49 PM. Rayta. Answer has 2 votes. Rayta. Answer has 2 votes. Wow, i never thought that the school system in other countries are so much different from my country.

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Who was the youngest US govenor

Born October 22, 1811, Mason would have been 25 when Michigan became a state on January 26, 1937. The youngest woman ever to become a State Governor was Jane Swift (R-Mass.), 36 years, 1 month, 17 days, when she succeeded Gov. Paul Cellucci (R), who resigned to become ambassador to Canada in April, 2001.

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How many presidents has the United States had

The United States has had 52 Presidents, with 51 people holding the office. Let me explain this. We have the traditional 43 Presidents, plus 8 presidents that served under the Articles of Confederation before George Washington. In addition, we must also count David Rice Atchison, who was President of the United States for one day while Zachary

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How long does the average winter last in north America

Astronomers measure North American winter from the winter solstice in December to the vernal equinox in March, which averages to 91.3125 days. Meteorologists, recognizing the seasonal lag that typically makes early December colder than early March, reckon winter as December, January, and February in North America, which averages to 90.25 days.

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What is the largest dollar amount on a bill in the United

Currently in circulation the highest dollar bill is with a face value of $100, although the largest denomination of currency ever printed was the $100,000 Series 1934 Gold Certificate featuring the portrait of President Wilson, but never released for public circulation, only for official transactions between Federal Reserve Banks.

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In area, what is the largest county in the United States

San Bernardino County is the largest county in the United States by area, containing more land than each of nine states. At 20,105 square miles (52,072 square kilometers), the county is larger in area than the states of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Delaware combined.

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What U.S. state capital has the lowest population

The population was 7,855 at the 2010 census. By population, it is the smallest state capital in the United States. Answer has 4 votes. If you go by population, Vermont's Montpelier is indeed the smallest state capital (10.2 miles squared). However, if you go by total land area Annapolis, Maryland is the smallest capital (6.73 miles squared).

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What is the southernmost city in the United States and

Currently Best Answer. ladymacb82. Answer has 6 votes. Currently voted the best answer. Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina is the southernmost town. I've been there. Absolutely marvelous. Punta Arenas in Chile is the southernmost city. Aug 24 2002, 2:13 AM.

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What is the oldest art museum in the United States, open

Question #111300. Asked by Datsmeharse. Last updated Dec 07 2009. Originally posted Dec 06 2009 4:15 PM.

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Who is the youngest millionaire in the United States

The youngest millionairess was Shirley Temple (b. USA, April 23, 1928), now Mrs. Charles Black, who accumulated wealth exceeding $1 million (equivalent to $8,932,472 today) before she was 10. Answer has 4 votes. The youngest millionaire in history (and in the US) is Jonathan Manzi.

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When did black people get the right to vote in the USA

Black Americans got the right to vote when the Republicans passed the 15th Amendment. It was ratified on February 3, 1870 and was the 3rd of the Reconstruction amendments. The Voting Rights Act of 1965, didn't give blacks the right to vote. It merely enforced already existing rights in a handful of southern states.

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What are the three countries closest to the United States

The United States assumed territorial control over the southern portion of Guantánamo Bay under the 1903 Lease agreement.[1] The United States exercises complete jurisdiction and control over this territory, while recognizing that Cuba retains ultimate sovereignty.

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Until 1796 there was a state in the United States called

Until 1796 there was a state in the United States called Franklin. What is it known as now? Question #3876. Asked by kitten. barbs42 Answer has 5 votes Currently Best Answer. barbs42 22 year member 153 replies Answer has 5 votes. Currently voted the best answer.

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When was English voted/chosen to be the official language

English is the de facto, but not the de jure, official language of the U.S. Although a number of individual states have declared English their official language, no federal law has ever been passed, but various groups would certainly like to see it happen.

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Why is English the language of the United States

From what I understand, English is not the "official" language of the United States, but it is considered a "Melting Pot". When immigrants came during the 1800's until Ellis Island closed, immigrants made great efforts to learn English to assimilate.

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How many states in the US have a town or city called

Officially, there are 13 cities, 11 towns, and 14 townships, for a total of 38. Of these, only 16 are incorporated cities or towns. Of the 11 towns, 4 are in Wisconsin.

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How many miles are there from the most eastern part of the

It is 1,100 miles from north to south and 2,000 miles from east to west. Point Barrow is the most northerly point in North America. Pochnoi Point on one of the Aleutian Islands is the most westerly point. Because some of the Aleutian Islands are on the other side of the International Date Line, Alaska can technically claim the most easterly

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What are the seven rivers in the world that run north

The idea that there are only 7 rivers that run north is false. Rivers (and smaller streams, and all waters) generally flow in one direction: downhill.

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What is the difference between a "town" and a "city" in

The difference between a town and a city in the United States varies state by state. An incorporated city is a legally defined government entity usually with its own elected officials, laws, and police force. A city may provide government services to its citizens. A town is unincorporated and is often smaller than a city.

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What is the second smallest state of the USA if Rhode

What is the second smallest state of the USA if Rhode Island is first - trivia question /questions answer / answers. Ask FunTrivia. All Questions Newest Questions Unanswered Questions Recent Answers Revisited Questions Most Asked Questions. Post a …

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Where was the last public hanging in the United States

16 year member. 11752 replies. Answer has 4 votes. Rainey Bethea (October 16, 1909 – August 14, 1936) was the last person to be publicly executed in the United States. A black male, who was 26 years old, he confessed to the rape and murder of a 70-year-old white woman named Lischia Edwards, and was publicly hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky after

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Who were the first Europeans to visit North America

Currently voted the best answer. The first Europeans to arrive in North America were Norse, travelling west from Greenland, where Erik the Red had founded a settlement around the year 985. In 1001 his son Leif is thought to have explored the northeast coast of what is now Canada. Answer has 5 votes.

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How many U.S. states have a city named Tecumseh, which

How many US states have a city named Tecumseh which states are they and which Tecumseh has the largest population - trivia question /questions answer / answers

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Where and when where the last slaves freed in the US

The practice of slavery in the United States was outlawed by the 13th amendment to the Constitution in 1865. Due to the various 'Jim Crow' laws and the other 'Black Codes' the reconstituted governments in the south passed it's probably impossible to state with any certanty specificly where and when the last slaves were freed in the United States.

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What is the Northernmost city in the US, and then, the world

What is the Northernmost city in the US and then the world - trivia question /questions answer / answers

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What and when was the first coin made in America

The very first officially minted US coin was the Half-disme (dime), struck at the newly built Mint in Philidelphia in July 1792. The first officially sanctioned coinage to circulate in the United states was the Spanish Real, or piece of eight. It was recognized until 1857. But as early as 1762, the colonists had began minting their own coinage

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