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  United States. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The United States has a broad range of climates, varying from the tropical rain-forest of Hawaii and the tropical savanna of S Florida (where the Everglades are found) to the subarctic and tundra climates of Alaska.
The Congress of the United States, the legislative branch, is bicameral and consists of the Senate and the House of Representatives.
In Massachusetts the religious theocracy of the Puritan oligarchy flourished.
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 Religious history of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
That the religious intensity of the original settlers would diminish to some extent over time was perhaps to be expected, but new waves of eighteenth century immigrants brought their own religious fervor across the Atlantic and the nation's first major religious revival in the middle of the eighteenth century injected new vigor into American religion.
In response to widespread sentiment that to survive the United States needed a stronger federal government, a convention met in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787 and on September 17 adopted the Constitution of the United States.
The only "religious clause" in the document -- the proscription in Article VI that "no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States" -- was intended to defuse controversy by disarming potential critics who might claim religious discrimination in eligibility for public office.
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 Wikinfo | President of the United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
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.
Under the Constitution, the president is the federal official primarily responsible for the relations of the United States with foreign nations.
Through the Department of State, the president is responsible for the protection of Americans abroad and of foreign nationals in the United States.
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 President of the United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The United States presidential line of succession is a well-defined sequence of who to fill the Presidential office upon the resignation or removal from office (by impeachment and conviction) of a sitting President.
The Twenty-fifth Amendment to the Constitution was written and to clarify and specifically outline the process deeming a President incapable of discharging his and duties and subsequently elevating the Vice to the role of Acting President of the United States.
John Tyler was the first president born the adoption of the U.S. Constitution meaning that all those born after had/have to be a natural-born citizen of United States in order to become president.
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 President of the United States
The president nominates ó and the Senate confirms ó the heads of all executive departments and agencies, together with hundreds of other high-ranking federal officials.
The president finds that the machinery of government (the civil service) often operates independently of presidential interventions, has done so through earlier administrations, and will continue to do so in the future.
While travelling, the President is able to conduct all the functions of the office aboard several specially-built Boeing 747s, which take the call-sign Air Force One when the President is aboard.
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 United States - Gurupedia
The various state constitutions differ in some details but generally follow a pattern similar to that of the federal Constitution, including a statement of the rights of the people and a plan for organizing the government.
President), the legislative branch (the Congress), and the judicial branch (headed by the Supreme Court).
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: History
President in 1920, but the ensuing period was a time of rapid change, and the old normalcy was not to be regained.
Internationally and domestically, the United States government was the subject of condemnation from some quarters for aspects of its conduct of the “war on terror” in the second half of 2005.
The administration justified it by asserting that the president's powers to defend the United States under the Constitution were not subject to Congressional legislation and that the legislation authorizing the president to respond to the Sept., 2001, terror attacks implicitly also authorized the wiretapping.
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 The Religious Beliefs Of Our Presidents
Further, the writer of 'The Religious Background of the White House' seems to be ignorant of another important fact, that Monroe was returned to France 10 years later by President Jefferson, when, in cooperation with Robert R. Livingston, he negotiated the treaty that made the Louisiana Purchase possible.
Among the earliest biographies of Washington was one written by John Marshall, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, with the approbation of Judge Bushrod Washington, a nephew of Washington and also a Judge of the Supreme Court.
In classifying these Presidents, placing them in one Church or another, whenever they actually were believers in the doctrines of that Church, I have had no difficulty in securing indubitable evidence, except in the case of President Pierce, whose religious affiliations it required some effort to learn.
www.infidels.org /library/historical/franklin_steiner/presidents.html   (19860 words)

  
 Truman Library - Religious affiliations
No, President Truman, the 33rd president, was the second Baptist president.
Other Baptist presidents include the thirty-ninth president, Jimmy Carter (1977-1981), and the forty-second president, Bill Clinton (1993-01).
The Harry S. Truman Library is one of eleven Presidential Libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration
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 Embassy of the United States of America, Kuwait
The concept of “American Corners” is not new in Kuwait; it is part of an ongoing educational and cultural exchange between the United States and Kuwait.
The rematch game was held as a demonstration of teamwork and good sportsmanship between Kuwait and the United States and followed a similar competition last June in which the American team cinched a close win of 38 to 37...
The Department of State is pleased to announce we have extended the length of time foreign students may be issued student visas.
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 Tolerance For All - Links to Our Friends   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
It also includes such facts as the religious affiliations of U.S. presidents, actors and science fiction/fantasy writers.
This Lilly Endowment project maps major religious affiliations by state, county and metropolitan area using data from national surveys and studies.
Wheaton College, the alma mater of the Rev. Billy Graham, is located in Illinois and is considered by many the spiritual and intellectual center of American evangelical Protestantism.
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