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  United States two-dollar bill - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
United States Notes were issued under the requirement that no more than $300 million worth were to be in circulation at any one time.
When the $2 United States Note was discontinued with Series 1963A, this negligibility and general non-use was cited by the Treasury Department as their reason for not issuing a replacement $2 Federal Reserve Note at the time.
July 1862: The first $2 bill was issued as a Legal Tender Note (United States Note) with a portrait of Alexander Hamilton; the portrait of Hamilton used was a profile view and is unlike the portrait used currently for the $10 bill.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/U.S._two_dollar_bill   (2994 words)

  
 United States Bicentennial - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United States Bicentennial was celebrated on Sunday, July 4, 1976, the 200th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.
The commemoration of the bicentennial of the United States of America went on for months and is remembered by people of the time as a major cultural event.
John Warner, later elected to the United States Senate from Virginia, was director of the Federal office coordinating observances of the Bicentennial.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Bicentennial   (554 words)

  
 Plight
United States Lines continued to pay docking fees for the ship until 1973 when title to the ship was officially turned over to the Maritime Administration.
In early 1980, the SS United States was towed to Norshipco to undergo inspection.
In 1997, the SS United States Foundation was formed to advocate the preservation of the SS United States and to spread the awareness of the plight of America's flagship.
www.ss-united-states.net /WebPages/PagesPlight.htm   (1734 words)

  
 Frequently Asked Questions - The United States Mint (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The United States Mint’s primary mission is to produce enough coins for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce.
The United States Mint at West Point was originally opened in 1937 as a bullion depository and was officially designated by Congress as a Mint on March 31, 1988.
The United States Mint does not recommend cleaning of coins and it should be noted that the condition of a coin plays an important part in its valuation as a collector's item.
www.usmint.gov.cob-web.org:8888 /faqs/index.cfm?action=FAQSearchResult   (9076 words)

  
 AHA Information: Richard B. Morris Presidential Address (1976)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
1 That a former president of the United States should, during the course of the Bicentennial year, advance the notion that the executive is the sovereign seems not only ill-timed but curiously at variance with the principles for which the American Revolution was fought and upon which the Federal Constitution was framed.
It was popular apprehension about the aggrandizement of power that prompted the promulgation of novel constitutional principles governing the relation of the state to the people, that recognized certain rights of the individual to be inherent, and that under the rubric of federalism imposed limitations on the authority of the central government.
In doubling the territory of the new United States, the Peace of Paris directly contributed to the process of democratization which was already under way in America, and held out a vision of boundless resources which only recent circumstances have forced Americans to modify.
www.historians.org /info/AHA_History/rbmorris.htm   (8551 words)

  
 Welcome to The American Presidency
In 1987, Americans celebrated the bicentennial, or 200th anniversary, of the signing of the Constitution of the United States.
The United States Constitution is a system of basic laws and principles that defines the rights of American citizens and sets limits on what the government can and cannot do.
When the United States won its independence from England in 1781, a majority of Americans felt a stronger allegiance to their individual states than to their new country.
ap.grolier.com /article?assetid=a2030370-h&templatename=/article/article.html   (1430 words)

  
 United States commemorative coin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Commemorative coinage of the United States consists of coins that have been minted to commemorate a particular event, person or organization.
In 1975 and 1976, the Washington quarter was also used to commemorate the United States Bicentennial with a circulating commemorative.
More recently, the State Quarters program began in 1999 with five different circulating commemoratives each year, with reverses for each of the 50 States in the order of their admission to the union.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Commemorative_Coin   (383 words)

  
 America's Bicentennial quiz -- free game
The Bicentennial quarter was produced in 1975 and 1976.
July 4, 1976 was the 150th anniversary of the deaths of former United States Presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Adams.
The official Bicentennial logo was a white five-pointed star surrounded by a second star of red, white, and blue.
www.funtrivia.com /playquiz.cfm?qid=190528   (346 words)

  
 The Bicentennial of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2002
For two centuries, the United States Patent Office has played a vital role in the scientific, technical, and economic development of our Nation by granting inventors patents for their inventions.
On June 1, 1802, the Secretary of State appointed Dr. William Thornton to serve as the first clerk at the Department of State.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office represents one of the largest repositories of scientific and technical knowledge in the world, and much of this information is available on the Internet.
www.whitehouse.gov /news/releases/2002/07/20020729-5.html   (580 words)

  
 Global Connections . Liberia . Timeline | PBS
September 21, 1976: During the United States' bicentennial celebration, President Tolbert addresses the joint session of the U.S. Congress.
The accord provides for an immediate cease-fire, disarmament of all combatants by the end of January 1997, reintegration, and nationwide elections scheduled for May 1997, with an elected government to be installed by June 15, 1997.
Sierra Leone's Revolutionary United Front (RUF) has by this time destabilized Sierra Leone and begun to undermine the government in neighboring Guinea; Taylor is implicated by the international community in both actions.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/globalconnections/liberia/timeline/time4.html   (1168 words)

  
 Bicentennial of U.S. Marshals
Since then, United States Marshals and their Deputies have participated in many events shaping the development of our federal system of government.
United States Marshals also played a vital role in enforcing provisions of the Civil Rights Act during the turbulent years of the 1960s.
I call upon the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities, in recognition of the United States Marshals' important role in defending individual rights and upholding the rule of law.
www.usdoj.gov /marshals/history/proclamation.html   (604 words)

  
 USMA Bicentennial   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The United States Military Academy ranks fourth among the nation's colleges and universities in number of Rhodes Scholars with 70.
Episcopal bishop of Louisana; served as lieutenant general of the Confederate States of America; honorary degree of Sacred Theology from Columbia University; founded the University of the South at Sewanee in 1857.
General in Chief, Armies of the United States; President of the United States, 1869-77.
www.usma.edu /bicentennial/history/NotableGrads.asp   (735 words)

  
 African-American History Month
United States Peace Corps: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, 1992-2002: The Legacy Final Report
Ovette's style is reminiscent of the "Great Ladies of Jazz of the 20th century," and two of her many influences include the music of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan.
In 1976, as part of the United States' bicentennial, the week was expanded into Black History Month, and is now officially known as African-American History Month.
estonia.usembassy.gov /ericka_eng.php   (332 words)

  
 United States bicentennial coinage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
During the second half of 1975, the United States Mint begin minting all quarter, half dollar and dollar coins with special designs on their reverse, commemorating the 200th anniversary (bicentennial) of the independence of the United States.
Because very large quantities of the circulation-variety commemoratives were minted, the bicentennial coins are still often found in everyday commerce and carry no premium over face value.
In particular, the half dollar and dollar can be found in almost uncirculated condition if asked for at a bank, since the denominations themselves are unpopular and have remained in vaults for years.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_bicentennial_coinage   (388 words)

  
 THE BICENTENNIAL BAND   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
As the 200th anniversary of the United States of America grew nearer each day, so did the list of Bicentennial organizations in American communities from coast to coast continue to grow.
Under the direction of Lieutenant Colonel Hal J Gibson, a veteran Army bandmaster, the Bicentennial Band began touring the nation in 1975 performing a wide variety of America’s favorite music, from old standards to some of the newest melodies written especially for the Bicentennial celebration.
The Bicentennial band was not just a great musical organization, it helped to bring a message that the American band movement was alive and well and that great band music still had a place in the soul of Americans.
www.worldmilitarybands.com /bicentennial_band.htm   (2579 words)

  
 USS O’Brien (DD 975)
In response to the announcement of missile tests and military live-fire exercises to be conducted by the Chinese in the waters surrounding the island of Taiwan, the United States dispatched forward deployed naval assets, including the USS INDEPENDENCE (CV 62) and other combatants to the area to monitor the situation.
Operating in international waters, the USS INDEPENDENCE (CV 62) and other units in its battle group, including the USS O'BRIEN, were on the scene since the exercises began.
During the exercise, sailors and Marines from the United States and the Republic of Korea operated as an integrated force from the Sea of Japan.
www.united-states-navy.com /dd/dd975.htm   (1295 words)

  
 America And God's Will - Sun Myung Moon
Honorable Citizens of the United States and world delegates: I would like to express my heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all of you for "Meeting us at the Monument." Tonight we are celebrating America's Bicentennial in the Name of God.
Then Israel, the United States and Korea, the nations where theses three religions are based must also be brothers.
The United States of America, transcending race and nationality, is already a model of the unified world.
www.tparents.org /Moon-Talks/sunmyungmoon76/sm760918.htm   (1881 words)

  
 The Auditorium   George Washington Masonic Memorial Tour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The stately Auditorium, with its striking veined marble columns and quiet dignity provides a fitting setting for Masonic and cultural events.
Displayed on the stage of the Theatre is the original Bicentennial Portrait of Washington painted by Hattie Elizabeth Burdette (See "Collections" section for details).
The painting was commissioned by the United States Bicentennial Commission to commemorate the bicentennial of Washington's birth.
www.gwmemorial.org /Tour/Theatre/auditorium.htm   (97 words)

  
 US PROOF COINS and SETS - 1970 to 1979 -and 1971 - 1972 - 1972 - 1973 - 1974 - 1975 - 1976 - 1977 - 1978 United States ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
All of the following United States proof coins or uncirculated mint sets are in the original holders, boxes, and in mint condition, unless otherwise noted.
Even though the USA bicentennial was not until the next year, Congress authorized the mint to begin making the Bicentennial coins (with different reverses) in 1975 due to the expect high demand for them.
All were minted at the San Francisco United States government mint.
lynncoins.com.cob-web.org:8888 /70sproof.htm   (801 words)

  
 Sturgis Falls Background/History
The United States Bicentennial was the impetus for planning that first Citywide celebration.
To celebrate the United States Bicentennial, each State established a Committee to organize the cities in their state.
The State of Iowa’s Bicentennial Committee appointed a person from each of the 99 counties.
sturgisfalls.org /History/background.htm   (460 words)

  
 Old Capitol History: Timeline
The Fifth Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Iowa convened in the building-the third capitol of the territory.
The state capital was moved to Des Moines and Old Capitol became the first permanent building of The University of Iowa.
The restoration was completed, and Old Capitol reopened as the University of Iowa's contribution to the United States Bicentennial.
www.uiowa.edu /~oldcap/history/history_timeline.html   (222 words)

  
 The Official Bicentennial Day Commemorative Medal 1976 - MJB-64
This is a beautiful medal commemorating the July 4th,1976 Bicentennial.
It is an official issue of The Official Bicentennial Day Commission, and is a solid Sterling Silver Proof minted in limited edition by The Franklin Mint.
The medal comes enclosed in a hardcover booklet which lists Members of the Cabinet, Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States, United States Senate, House of Representatives, and the Governors of the States.
www.rubylane.com /shops/singpraise/item/MJB-64   (168 words)

  
 NJDARM: Archives Collection Guides: United States Constitution Bicentennial Commission of New Jersey, Records, 1987-1989
United States Constitution Bicentennial Commission of New Jersey
Box 8 (video tapes) is stored at the State Record Storage Center.
Postcards commemorating the signing of the United States Constitution, postmarked 18
www.state.nj.us /state/darm/links/guides/szunj001.html   (158 words)

  
 The Historical Statistics of the United States 5 Volume Set - Cambridge University Press
Not since the Bicentennial Edition was published in 1975 has new data and material been available.
Historical Statistics of the United States: Millennial Edition is a resource that academic libraries and larger libraries can ill afford to be without...It will serve as the standard for years to come." --Against the Grain, June 2006
“Thirty years worth of data, representing the phenomenal explosion of qualitative scholarship since publication of the bicentennial edition, as well as expanded and revised entries, have been added to this standard history reference for quantitative information…This resource is available electronically via Cambridge University Press, with data accessible for charting, statistical analysis, and regrouping across tables.
www.cambridge.org /us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521817919   (1213 words)

  
 Historical Statistics of the United States
Historical Statistics of the United States: Millennial Edition is a resource that academic libraries and larger libraries can ill afford to be without...It will serve as the standard for years to come."
Historical Statistics of the United States: Millennial Edition, a compendium of statistics from over 1000 sources last updated in the distant 1975, has been expanded to include over 37,000 data series-three times more than in the previous edition-and dozens of new topics, among them slavery, American Indians, and poverty.
Moreover, the narratives that precede the tables in each of the chapters are themselves wonderful with overviews of the data, bibliographic information, and interpretations of some of the key material...This is a fantastic volume to an equally fantastic new edition of Historical Statistics.
www.cambridge.org /us/americanhistory/hsus/reviews.htm   (571 words)

  
 U.S. Senate: Art & History Home > Publications of the Senate Historical Office
A History of the United States Senate Republican Policy Committee, 1947-1997, by Donald A. Ritchie.
Senators of the United States: A Historical Bibliography.
Ritchie, Donald A. The Congress of the United States: A Student Companion.
www.senate.gov /artandhistory/history/common/generic/Historical_Office_Publications.htm   (427 words)

  
 Bureau of Engraving and Printing
The first $2 notes (called United States Notes or "Legal Tenders") were issued by the Federal Government in 1862 and featured a portrait of the first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton (1789-1795).
The first use of Thomas Jefferson's portrait on $2 notes was on Series 1869 United States Notes.
In celebration of the United States' bicentennial, a $2 Federal Reserve Note, Series 1976, was introduced.
www.bep.treas.gov /document.cfm/18/96   (312 words)

  
 Maryland Historical Society Library - Maryland Bicentennial Commision Collection - PP64 - FINDING AID
The United States Bicentennial was celebrated in 1976, marking the 200
anniversary of the emergence of the United States as a nation.
In Annapolis, events centered around the Maryland State House, which served as the Capitol of the United States from November 26, 1783 until August 13, 1784.
www.mdhs.org /library/fotofind/PP0064fa.html   (335 words)

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