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 United States - Haiti - a Wikia wiki
The United States also holds several other territories, districts and possessions, notably the federal district of the District of Columbia, which is the nation's capital, and several overseas insular areas, the most significant of which are Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and the United States Virgin Islands.
The United States does not have an official language at federal level; nevertheless, English is spoken by the vast majority of the population and serves as the de facto language: English is the language used for legislation, regulations, executive orders, treaties, federal court rulings, and all other official pronouncements.
Spanish follows English as the second-most spoken language in the United States, primarily due to the influence of recent Latin American immigrants, and it is a primary spoken language in some areas of the Southwest.
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 Political scandals of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Another approach might be to categorize American political scandals by the nature of the alleged wrongdoing (separating "private immorality" scandals, where possible, from graft, bribery, and other abuse of the public trust; or separating misconduct that led to criminal indictment, from non-criminal matters).
A frequent element of major political scandals is stonewalling, and often a cover-up is involved, which in some cases can even lead to formal criminal charges of obstruction of justice or perjury.
In either case, it is widely believed that political scandals are capable of profoundly undermining the credibility of government, in the public mind.
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 sociology - United States
The United States of America — also referred to as the United States, the U.S.A., the U.S., America¹, the States, or (archaically) Columbia — is a federal republic of 50 states located primarily in central North America (with the exception of two states: Alaska and Hawaii).
The United States was founded under a tradition of government based on the consent of the governed under the representative democracy model.
The United States is also a great center of higher education, boasting more than 4,000 universities, colleges and other institutions of higher learning, the top tier of which may be considered to be among the most prestigious and advanced in the world.
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 United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The United States may be regarded as an example of a constitutional republic or as a liberal democracy, with a government composed of and operating through a set of limited powers imposed by its design and enumerated in that design or Constitution of the United States of America.
The United States does not have an official language at federal level; nevertheless, English is the first and/or only language of the overwhelming majority of the population and serves as the de facto official language: English is the language used for legislation, regulations, executive orders, treaties, federal court rulings, and all other official pronouncements.
Spanish follows English as the second-most spoken language in the United States, primarily due to the influence of recent Latin American immigrants and the fact that almost a fifth of its continental territory was originally part of Mexico, and it is a primary spoken language in some areas of the Southwest.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: The United States of America
In examining the constitutionality of a state law one is to assume that the state legislature has power to pass all acts whatever, unless they are prohibited by the Constitution of the United States or by the constitution of the state.
It also provides that the citizens of each state shall be entitled to all privileges and immunities of citizens in the several states; for the return of fugitives from justice and for the admission of new states.
The slave State of Missouri promptly attempted to colonize the new territory, and settled at a place which was called Atchison in honour of a pro-slavery Senator of Missouri.
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 United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The United States of America''' — also referred to as the '''United States, U.S.A., U.S., America#Notes¹, the States, or (archaically) Columbia — is a federal republic of fifty U.S. statestates located primarily in central North America (with the exception of two states: Alaska and Hawaii).
The United States traces its national origin to the United Colonies of America governed by the Second Continental Congress formed in 1775 and the United States Declaration of IndependenceDeclaration of Independence by the thirteen Kingdom of Great BritainBritish 13 coloniescolonies in 1776 that they were free and independent states.
The United States is also a great center of higher education, boasting more than 4,000 universityuniversities, collegecolleges/ and other institutions of higher learning, the top tier of which may be considered to be among the most prestigious and advanced in the world.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/United States
However, the structure of the United States was profoundly changed in 1788 when the states replaced the Articles of Confederation with the United States Constitution; often, sources use the date each of the original 13 states adopted the Constitution as the date on that state "entered the Union" (became part of the United States).
The government of the United States may be accurately categorized as a republic or as a liberal democracy.
Because the United States is such a relatively young nation, most of the development of US cities has taken place after the invention of the automobile.
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 United States - Gurupedia
states were added to the original thirteen as the nation expanded across the North American continent and acquired a number of overseas possessions.
Under the laws of war, a nation is not an occupying power until the war is declared to be over—thus, the United States is not technically an occupying power in Iraq, although it currently has control over that nation's people, politics and economy.
The social structure of the United States is highly stratified, with a large proportion of the wealth of the country controlled by a small fraction of the population which exerts disproportionate cultural and political influence.
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 United States information - Search.com
In 1787 the United States Constitution was ratified by the Constitutional Convention to establish a federal union of sovereign states and a federal government to operate it.
Federal law overrides state law in the areas that the federal government is empowered to act, but the powers of the federal government are subject to limits outlined in the Constitution of the United States.
The federal government of the United States is comprised of a Legislative Branch (led by the Congress), an Executive Branch (led by the President), and a Judicial Branch (led by the Supreme Court).
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 Human Rights Watch World Report 2003: United States: United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Although United States citizens continued to enjoy a broad range of civil liberties and government leaders at all levels responded promptly and often effectively to the wave of anti-Arab and anti-Muslim hate crimes that immediately followed the attacks, 2002 was marked by significant steps backward on human rights.
The United States remained virtually alone in the world in imposing death sentences on those who were juvenile offenders--under the age of eighteen--at the time they committed their crimes.
The state prosecutor dropped charges against five other corrections officers implicated in Valdez' death because of lack of evidence and the difficulty of seeking an impartial jury in a county with four prisons where a high percentage of adults work for or are connected to someone who works for the state corrections system.
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 ipedia.com: United States Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
REDIRECT The United States of America, also referred to as the United States, America ¹, or the States, is a federal republic in central North America and the Pacific Ocean.
The United States of America (U.S.A.), also referred to as the United States (U.S. America¹, or the States, is a federal republic in central North America and the Pacific Ocean (the islands of Hawaii, and the Aleutians).
The majority of the 290 million people currently living in the United States descend from European immigrants who have arrived since the establishment of the first colonies.
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 Yazoo land scandal at AllExperts
The Yazoo Land Scandal, Yazoo Fraud or Yazoo Land Fraud was a massive fraud perpetrated by several Georgia governors and the state legislature from 1795 to 1803 by selling large tracts of land to insiders at ridiculously low prices.
But the state did not recognize the claims and the matter was to wind through courts for the next decade.
However, the state ceded all claim to lands west of its present border, along with the legal disputes, to the U.S. in 1803.
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 United States - Demopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The two principal political parties of the United States are the Republican and Democratic Parties.
It's end represented the true birth of the United States of America, regardless that the Declaration of Independence was written early in the process.
The Progressive Era is the period in the United States during which numerous reforms were made in an attempt to curb corruption in the government and industry.
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 Commanding Heights : United States Political | on PBS
1973-1974: Scandal rocks U.S. politics as the 1972 Watergate break-in to Democratic offices is conclusively tied to the Nixon campaign and to the president personally.
His humble, outsider appeal refreshes voters weary of war and scandal, and he wins in a close election.
Scandals, growing inequalities, and a stock market plunge begin to darken the Reagan record, but the shift from interventionism is profound and will endure.
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 Political scandals of the United States: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Arkansas (Arkansas: A state in south central United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War) Governor James Guy Tucker, Jr., convicted of fraud conspiracy (1996); See related Whitewater scandal (Whitewater scandal: the whitewater scandal was an american political scandal which developed in bill clintons...
Kentucky (Kentucky: A state in east central United States; a border state during the American Civil War; famous for breeding race horses) 1899 gubernatorial election dispute leading to armed conflict and assassination of William Goebel (William Goebel: william goebel (january 4, 1856-february 3, 1900) was an american politician...
Sharpstown scandal (Sharpstown scandal: the sharpstown scandal was a stock fraud scandal in the state of texas in 1971 and...
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 Overview: The 2004 Political Landscape   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Pew Research Center's longitudinal measures of basic political, economic and social values, which date back to 1987, show that political polarization is now as great as it was prior to the 1994 midterm elections that ended four decades of Democratic control in Congress.
The Pew Research Center's political values survey, conducted among 2,528 adults July 14-Aug. 5, examines the core beliefs that form the basis of public opinion on a broad range of topics ­ foreign policy and civil liberties, religion and social values, government and voting, and other issues.
Ironically, one of the significant changes in the political landscape appears to have little direct connection to the events of recent years.
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 Top20UnitedStates.com - Your Top20 Guide to United States!
The date on which each of the original 13 states adopted the Constitution is typically regarded as the date that state "entered the Union" (became part of the United States).
The United States Armed forces are considered to be the most powerful military (of any sort) on Earth and their force projection capabilities are unrivaled by any other nation, or collaboration of nations.
The United States has dozens of major cities, including 11 of the 55 global cities of all types — with three alpha global cities: New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago.
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 FrontPage magazine.com :: French Scandal Fricassee by Kenneth R. Timmerman
Political scandals in the United States are all about sex, whereas in France they are all about money.
In America, the French note, it’s scandalous for a politician to have sex with anyone other than his/her lawfully-wedded spouse; whereas in France, it’s considered scandalous for a man who has climbed to the pinnacles of power not to also climb into bed with his mistress.
He said he was afraid for his life, because others involved in the scandal had already died, but he had critical information to provide the judge.
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 Political scandal: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
A political scandal is a scandal (scandal: A disgraceful event) in which politician (politician: A person active in party politics) s engage in various illegal (illegal: law (a loanword from old norse lag), in politics and jurisprudence, is...
A political scandal can involve the breaking of the nation's law (law: The collection of rules imposed by authority) s or plotting to do so.
Some political scandals are sex scandal (sex scandal: a sex scandal is a scandal in which a public figure becomes embroiled in a situation...
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 Political History: 14 to 18 years
Politics in Britain: 1750-1950: An encyclopedia of politics in Britain between 1750 and 1950.
Political Cartoons: The Political Cartoon Society is a non-profit making organisation for those interested in History and Politics through the medium of cartoons.
American Politics: This site is aimed at those students studying American Politics at an Advanced level (17 to 18 year olds) and most sections have been updated to include the 2000 election result and issues that have arisen in the current government of George Bush.
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 MyHeritage.org: United Nations
The United Nations was founded to maintain international peace and security, promote self-determination and basic human rights, and protect fundamental freedoms, but member states have piled numerous mandates and responsibilities on the U.N. that are far beyond these original responsibilities and vastly outstrip its resources and capabilities.
Due to this accretion of poorly thought-out mandates, insufficient transparency and accountability, and the reluctance of member states to curtail cherished sinecures, the system is bureaucratic, costly, cumbersome, and lacking in oversight.
It is clearly in the interests of the United States to engage the United Nations and use the organization to advance its interests as a force multiplier and as a means to facilitate cooperation from other nations to address common problems.
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 The Infography about Political Corruption in the United States
The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is political corruption in the United States.
Scandal: The Culture of Mistrust in American Politics.
The Politics of Scandal: Power and Process in Liberal Democracies.
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 United States - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about United States
Official abbreviation for United States of America; US Army.
United States - European Union Mutual Recognition Agreement
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 CNN.com - Vote topples Canadian government - Nov 28, 2005
The Liberals' political difficulties mark a sharp turnaround in Canadian politics.
Just five years ago, with the political right divided between two rival parties, the Liberals coasted to a clear majority for their third consecutive election win.
The Liberals hold 133 of the 308 seats in the House of Commons, compared with 98 for the Conservatives, 53 for the Bloc Quebecois and 18 for the New Democrats.
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 Abramoffgate: It's the Same Sleaze, Just Bigger
For the most part, when scandal does strike, Congress goes into a defensive mode, promises reform, and, if necessary, will sacrifice a member or two to the justice system to allay public outrage.
An earlier published report indicated that he had given political contributions to one third of the members of the Congress.
Ehrlich has promised to return $16,000 in political donations that he had accepted from the lobbyist’s fund-raising machine.
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 Category:American political scandals - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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