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Last Updated: 3/25/2013 Please see the FAQ for information on the construction of these statistics. The demoninator data reflect the July 1, 2010 and July 1, 2011 voting-age population estimates extrapolated to Nov. 2012, non-citizen estimates from the 2011 American Community Survey , the year-end 2010 DOJ prison report and the year-end 2010 DOJ probation and parole report . Starting in 2010, I report the actual number of felons on probation with no estimated adjustment. United States Elections Project
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Email: Thanks to everyone who wrote in about the maps. I've received so much email that I may not be able to reply to everyone, but I much appreciate all your comments and suggestions. Many of the things people have been asking about are answered in this list of frequently asked questions. Election results by state
Timeline: The Long History of Voter Suppression
Primary Source Documents Pertaining to Early American History An invaluable collection of historical works which contributed to the formation of American politics, culture, and ideals The following is a massive collection of the literature and documents which were most relevant to the colonists' lives in America.
American Revolution: Boston Tea Party - Eyewitness Account
News of the Coercive Acts arrives in the colonies in the spring of 1774. In response to the punitive measures outlined in the Boston Port Bill, Bostonians propose to cease all trade with Britain, as set forth in the Solemn League and Covenant. Haunted by the failure of earlier commercial resistance initiatives, the other twelve colonies (as well as most towns in Massachusetts) are wary of yielding to Boston's leadership. Coming of the American Revolution: First Continental Congress
1740 | Slave Code of South Carolina Editorial Introduction: Viewed through the looking glass of contemporary law as reflected in free and democratic societies, the 1740 Slave Code of South Carolina is most certainly an abomination. It is a stain upon British and American legal history - South Carolina was a subject Province (aka colony) of "Her Majesty" in 1740. But then, few if any countries have perfect historical records regards to slavery. This law reflected the reality that pursuant to property law as then in vogue, negro slaves were the chattel of their owners to do with as they liked; really, except for speech, no different from a pig or a horse. This code of law is striking in its horrific detail which confirms the pathetic status of fellow human beings, the slave.
Black slaves were prohibited from carrying firearms by a 1639 Virginia law, which prescribed 20 lashes for violations of the statute. There was one exception: with his master’s permission, a slave could bear firearms to defend against Indian raids. Massachusetts became the first colony to legalize slavery in 1641. In 1650, Connecticut legalized slavery. The Barbados slave code was set up by the English in order to provide a legal base for slavery in the Caribbean island. Under its provisions, slave owners were required to provide clothing for their slaves; but the slaves were denied even the basic rights guaranteed by English common law. History - Colonial Authority
by Jeremy Stern Mr. Stern is now completing his doctorate in the department of history, Princeton University; his dissertation is tentatively entitled, "The Overflowings of Liberty": Practical Politics, Political Ideas and the Townshend Crisis in Massachusetts, 1766-1770. He is also the author of "Jane Franklin Mecom: A Boston Woman in Revolutionary Times" (Early American Studies, Spring 2006). History News Network
America’s never-ending war against the world — 1900-1985
Congress has formally declared war only 11 times in U.S. history, and authorized the use of military force 11 times. As we head into a period of vigorous congressional debate over whether to authorize the use of force against Syria, it's instructive to look back at America's history of congressional war declarations. The Congressional Research Service put together a great mini-history in 2011, "Declarations of War and Authorizations for the Use of Military Force: Historical Background and Legal Implications," by Jennifer Elsea and Richard Grimmett, which is worth a read at this juncture. All the Previous Declarations of War - Garance Franke-Ruta
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History Lab Links Page HLab Links Home >>US History American Rhetoric ---- An up-to-date collection of speeches in US history maintained by U Texas @ Tyler Professor, Michael E. Eidenmuller. Includes both text and audio (when available).
Documents Relating to American Foreign Policy, 1898-1914 Documents Relating to American Foreign Policy "Instances of Use of United States Forces Abroad, 1798 - 1993," by Ellen C. Collier, Specialist in U.S.
Documents Relating to American Foreign Policy Prior to 1898 Documents Relating to American Foreign Policy Pre-1898 Pre-1776 The Mayflower Compact, 1620 John Winthrop, "City on a Hill," 1630 The Act of Surrender of the Great Charter of New England to His Majesty : 1635
Tooning into history Resources to help you include political cartoons in the study of different eras Herblock's 20th Century: From the Crash to the Millennium
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The most famous speech in American political history was delivered by William Jennings Bryan on July 9, 1896, at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. The issue was whether to endorse the free coinage of silver at a ratio of silver to gold of 16 to 1. (This inflationary measure would have increased the amount of money in circulation and aided cash-poor and debt-burdened farmers.) Bryan's "Cross of Gold" Speech: Mesmerizing the Masses
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