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  United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Later, the United States Constitution was ratified by the Constitutional Convention in 1787 to establish a federal union of sovereign states and the federal government to operate that union.
The Congress of the United States is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States.
Congress can legislate to constrain the President's executive power, even with respect to his or her command of the armed forces; however, this power is used only very rarely—a notable example was the constraint placed on President Richard Nixon's strategy of bombing Cambodia during the Vietnam War.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_of_America   (8659 words)

  
 First United States Congress - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Inauguration of George Washington, first President of the United States, April 30, 1789
Accepted the cession of claims on western territory (which was to become the state of Tennessee) by North Carolina on April 2, 1790
Red states were represented by two Federalists, blue states by two Anti-Federalists, and purple states by one senator from each party.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/First_United_States_Congress   (393 words)

  
 Congress of The United States Encyclopedia Article @ LaunchBase.com (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Congress of the United States derives from the First Continental Congress, a meeting of representatives of twelve of Great Britain's seventeen North American colonies, in the autumn of 1774.
On 4 July 1776, the Second Continental Congress declared thirteen former colonies independent states, referring to them as the "United States of America." Under the Articles of Confederation, Congress was a unicameral body in which each state was equally represented, and in which each state had a veto over most action.
Thus, the current Congress (whose term lasts from 2005 to 2007) is known as the "109th Congress"; the previous Congress (whose term lasted from 2003 to 2005) was the "108th Congress," and so forth.
www.launchbase.com /encyclopedia/Congress_of_the_United_States   (4256 words)

  
 Wikinfo | President of the United States of America
The head of state of the United States is called the President, who also serves the functions of chief executive and commander in chief of the armed forces.
As the most powerful person in the United States, a democratic republic and currently the world's only superpower, the President is sometimes referred to as "the leader of the free world." In slang, the President of the United States is sometimes called POTUS.
Through the Department of State, the president is responsible for the protection of Americans abroad and of foreign nationals in the United States.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=President_of_the_United_States_of_America   (2247 words)

  
 Congress of the United States on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES [Congress of the United States] the legislative branch of the federal government, instituted (1789) by Article 1 of the Constitution of the United States, which prescribes its membership and defines its powers.
The Senate is presided over by the vice president of the United States, who has no part in its deliberations and may vote only in case of a tie; in his absence his duties are assumed by a president pro tempore, elected by the Senate.
THE WHITE HOUSE: To the Congress of the United States.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/section/congressus_responsibilitiesofcongress.asp   (2037 words)

  
 LII: Constitution
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.
www.law.cornell.edu /constitution/constitution.billofrights.html#amendmentix   (273 words)

  
 Constitution for the United States of America
The Congress may determine the Time of chusing the Electors, and the Day on which they shall give their Votes; which Day shall be the same throughout the United States.
The President shall, at stated Times, receive for his Services, a Compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the Period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that Period any other Emolument from the United States, or any of them.
For purposes of representation in the Congress, election of the President and Vice President, and article V of this Constitution, the District constituting the seat of government of the United States shall be treated as though it were a State.
www.constitution.org /cons/constitu.htm   (4802 words)

  
 Seventy-first United States Congress - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
First session: April 15, 1929 to November 22, 1929
Red states are represented by two Republicans and blue by two Democrats.
Purple states are represented by one senator from each party.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Seventy-first_United_States_Congress   (157 words)

  
 The U.S. Constitution Online - USConstitution.net
Adjournment) shall be presented to the President of the United States; and before the Same shall take Effect, shall be approved by him, or being disapproved by him, shall be repassed by two thirds of the Senate and House of Representatives, according to the Rules and Limitations prescribed in the Case of a Bill.
Imposts, laid by any State on Imports or Exports, shall be for the Use of the Treasury of the United States; and all such Laws shall be subject to the Revision and Controul of the Congress.
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.
www.usconstitution.net /const.html   (5172 words)

  
 First United States Congress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
United States SenateSenate and United States House of RepresentativesHouse of Representatives of eleven U.S. stateStates first convene in City of New YorkNew York, March 4, 1789/.
First published in 1859, the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress was last updated in 1989...
The message from General Peter Pace, the chairperson of the United States joint chiefs of staff, was apocalyptic.
www.infothis.com /find/First_United_States_Congress   (1065 words)

  
 Maps of the United States - Online Brochure
State capitals and major cities, roads and railroads, rivers and lakes, and national parks and monuments.
It was produced in 1784 and was the first map of the United States produced by an American cartographer.
Historical maps of the United States can be found in collections of the Library of Congress and of the National Archives.
erg.usgs.gov /isb/pubs/booklets/mapsofus/mapsofus.html   (1240 words)

  
 U.S. Copyright Office - 128-Bit Browsers
The “United States”, when used in a geographical sense, comprises the several States, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the organized territories under the jurisdiction of the United States Government.
For purposes of paragraph (2), a work that is published in the United States or a treaty party within 30 days after publication in a foreign nation that is not a treaty party shall be considered to be first published in the United States or such treaty party, as the case may be.
The Librarian of Congress shall also establish requirements by which copyright owners may receive reasonable notice of the use of their sound recordings under this section, and under which records of such use shall be kept and made available by transmitting organizations entitled to obtain a statutory license under this subsection.
www.copyright.gov /title17/92chap1.html   (10993 words)

  
 Wikinfo | President of the United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
As the most powerful person in the United States, a democratic republic and currently the world's only superpower, the President is sometimes referred to as "the leader of the free world," though this designation was more common during the Cold War.
In slang, the President of the United States is sometimes called by the acronym POTUS.
Notable examples have included former President William Howard Taft's appointment as Chief Justice of the United States and former President Jimmy Carter's current career as a global human rights campaigner.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=President_of_the_United_States   (2400 words)

  
 LII: Constitution
The House of Representatives shall be composed of members chosen every second year by the people of the several states, and the electors in each state shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the state legislature.
The Congress shall assemble at least once in every year, and such meeting shall be on the first Monday in December, unless they shall by law appoint a different day.
The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States; but all duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
www.law.cornell.edu /constitution/constitution.articlei.html   (1427 words)

  
 Project Vote Smart - GOVERNMENT 101: Congress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Congress of the United States An introductory article about the U.S. Congress.
In Congress Assembled: Continuity and Change in the Governing of the United States A teaching unit on the Constitution, Congress, and current events using documents from THOMAS and the Documents of the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention, an American Memory collection at the National Digital Library of the Library of Congress.
To provide for a militia (reserving to the states the right to appoint militia officers and to train the militia under congressional rule).
www.vote-smart.org /resource_govt101_03.php   (679 words)

  
 First Federal Congress: Locating the United States Capital
In 1783, in recognition of the sectional division of the Union, Congress decided to have two capitals, one on the Delaware River near Trenton and the other on the Potomac.
A year later Congress voted to establish a single federal town near Trenton and to meet in New York City until buildings at the capital were completed.
Consequently, Congress remained at New York City despite repeated efforts by the Pennsylvanians and Southerners to bring them back to Philadelphia, the seat of Congress from 1774 to 1783.
www.gwu.edu /~ffcp/exhibit/p12   (234 words)

  
 First Ladies of the United States - Guides, Reference Aids, and Finding Aids (Prints andPhotographsReadingRoom, Library ...
Not all wives of presidents are included--only those who served as first ladies and for whom the Prints and Photographs Division holds an original print or photograph.
The Library of Congress is unaware of any restrictions on the use of the images.
However, patrons who plan to publish or otherwise distribute any of the images should be aware that determination regarding the appropriate use of an image ultimately rests with the patron.
www.loc.gov /rr/print/list/058_intr.html   (315 words)

  
 bowl.com - Official Web Site of the United States Bowling Congress
Roger Dalkin, Greendale, Wis., began as the first United States Bowling Congress Chief Executive Officer on Nov. 1, 2004.
He became United States Bowling Congress COO on Jan. 1, 2005, making him responsible for the day-to-day operations of the three-million-member organization.
As the United States Bowling Congress Chief Tournament Officer, Roseann Kuhn oversees the daily management of 12 national bowling championships including the world’s largest participatory sporting events, the USBC Open Championships (formerly the American Bowling Congress Championships Tournament) and USBC Women's Championships (formerly Women's International Bowling Congress Championship Tournament).
www.bowl.com /aboutUSBC/executive_bios.aspx   (1232 words)

  
 ALA | First Amendment
United States, 383 U.S. “The very purpose of a Bill of Rights was to withdraw certain subjects from the vicissitudes of political controversy, to place them beyond the reach of majorities and officials and to establish them as legal principles to be applied by the courts.
Barnette, 319 U.S. “First Amendment freedoms are most in danger when the government seeks to control thought or to justify its laws for that impermissible end.
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise therof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
www.ala.org /ala/oif/firstamendment/firstamendment.htm   (492 words)

  
 First Federal Congress: Locating the United States Capital
That for defraying the expence of such purchases and buildings, the President of the United States be authorized and requested to accept grants of money.
all offices attached to the seat of the government of the United States shall be removed to, and until the said first Monday in December in the year one thousand eight hundred,
in the State of Pennsylvania, at which place the Session of Congress next ensuing the present shall be held.
www.gwu.edu /~ffcp/exhibit/p12/p12_1text.html   (218 words)

  
 United States Olympic Committee - BOWLING: Orlando to host first USBC Annual Meeting
Information on topics such as the state of the organization, bowling trends and opportunities to talk directly with will USBC leadership will be provided.
The first opportunities for delegates to vote on those issues will be at the 2007 USBC Annual Meeting.
The United States Bowling Congress, as the national governing body, ensures the integrity and protects the future of the sport, provides programs and services and enhances the bowling experience.
www.olympic-usa.org /11775_31451.htm   (530 words)

  
 U.S. Senate
John Adams assumed his duties as the nation's first vice president in the Senate chamber at New York City's Federal Hall.
The first U.S. Senate home page on the World Wide Web was announced October 20, 1995 on the Senate floor.
It was an experiment with a new technology and a new way for the public to interact with their senators.
senate.gov   (523 words)

  
 Johns Hopkins University Press | Books | Documentary History of the First Federal Congress of the ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Documentary History of the First Federal Congress of the United States of America, March 4, 1789-March 3, 1791
Documentary History of the First Federal Congress of the United States of American, March 4, 1789-March 3, 1791
For the first time, a significant part of the early history of Congress will be made accessible to legal scholars, a fact that I believe will significantly inform their discourse."—Christine Desan, Harvard University Law School
www.press.jhu.edu /books/title_pages/1455.17.html   (225 words)

  
 Green Berry Raum, Brigadier General, United States Army & Member of Congress
At the opening of the civil war he made his first speech as a "war" Democrat while he was attending court at Metropolis, Illinois.
In 1866 he obtained a charter for the Cairo and Vincennes railroad company, aided in securing its construction, and became its first president, lie was then elected to ongress, and served from 4 March, 1867, till 3 March, 1869.
In 1876 he was president of the Illinois Republican convention, and in the same year he was a delegate to the National convention of that party in Cincinnati.
www.arlingtoncemetery.net /gbraum.htm   (407 words)

  
 Congressional Directory: Main Page
Published since 1888, the Congressional Directory presents short biographies of each member of the Senate and House, listed by state or district, and additional data, such as committee memberships, terms of service, administrative assistants and/or secretaries, and room and telephone numbers.
In addition, the database for the current Congress is updated irregularly, as changes are provided by the JCP.
Locate the Congressional Directory (including issues prior to the 104th Congress) in a local Federal depository library.
www.gpoaccess.gov /cdirectory   (199 words)

  
 C-SPAN: CONGRESS
Ron Wyden (D-OR) discusses the Iraq war, intelligence and leaks; Federal tax policy, etc. Last week, he also called for Congress to vote on whether to keep American troops in Iraq for at least 3 more years as President Bush has said may be necessary.
Torres is one of the coordinators for the DC rally and Executive Director of CASA of Maryland, which provides a wide range for services for immigrants.
The event is part of a two-day trip to the state by Sen. McCain and his first trip to New Hampshire since Nov. 2004.
www.c-span.org /VideoArchives.asp?z1=&PopupMenu_Name=Congress&CatCodePairs=Issue,C;   (544 words)

  
 bowl.com - Official Web Site of the United States Bowling Congress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Tournament MVP Lisa Friscioni and Kristina Szalay lead Fairleigh Dickinson to its first NCAA team championship in school history.
1 officially marked the one-year anniversary of the United States Bowling Congress, an organization serving nearly three million adult and youth bowlers in the United States.
To commemorate this major milestone and to acknowledge the fact that there is more that has to be addressed to grow the sport of bowling and serve the bowlers of America, USBC has created a special anniversary section.
www.bowl.com   (246 words)

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