Questions posted in History

Was the Louisiana Purchase good or bad?

The Lousiana Purchase was good because it doubled the territory that United States had, and it called for more exploration of the west.

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QUESTION POSTED AT 05/12/2019 - 09:49 PM

To give up a territory or relinquish power of a country is to a. retreat. b. assimilate. c. veto. d. cede.

The answer to this is D. Cede


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QUESTION POSTED AT 05/12/2019 - 09:48 PM

One part of the American plan for the defeat of Japan called for General MacArthur s troops to advance through the Solomon Islands, capture the north coast of New Guinea, and then retake a. the Philippines. b. Indonesia. c. Manchuria. d. Australia

One part of the American plan for the defeat of Japan called for General MacArthur’s troops to advance through the Solomon Islands, capture the north coast of New Guinea, and then retake the Philippines. So the correct option for the given question is option “a”. The battle of the Philippines took place in the year 1944 – 1945 to expel the Japanese forces that were occupying the country of Philippines from the Second World War. The Japanese army had taken control over total Philippines during the year 1942.


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QUESTION POSTED AT 05/12/2019 - 09:48 PM

Who controlled the roads leading from Yorktown to the west?

The American troops controlled the roads leading from Yorktown to the West. This was a very important roadway which played a vital part in the independence of America. The siege was laid down by the American troops which ultimately led the British troops to surrender and engage into peace negotiations with the Americans. This siege led to the treaty of Paris in the year 1783 in which the British were forced to recognize the independent United States of America. King George II was the king of England at that time.  


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QUESTION POSTED AT 05/12/2019 - 09:48 PM

Which stateless nation lives on territory that is part of Iran, Iraq, and Turkey? a. the Kurds b. the Palestinians c. the Basques d. the Serbs

The correct answer is:

The Kurds

Kurds or the Kurdish people  are an Iranian ethnic group of the Middle East, mostly inhabiting a contiguous area known as Kurdistan. The Kurds is the stateless nation that lives on territory that is the part of Iran, Iraq and Turkey. A stateless nation is the nation or the ethnic group that does not possess its own state and is not the majority population in any nation state.

ANSWERED AT 05/12/2019 - 09:47 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 05/12/2019 - 09:47 PM

The Czech Republic achieved independence from the Soviet Union through a velvet revolution, or a revolution without bloodshed

It was actually Czechoslovakia that achieved independence from the Soviet Union through the Velvet Revolution (peaceful revolution) in 1989. In 1993, the country peacefully split into two other countries: the Czech Republic and Slovakia. 

ANSWERED AT 05/12/2019 - 09:44 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 05/12/2019 - 09:44 PM

Why did the British Parliament impose taxes on the colonists after 1763? a. to pay for King George's lavish lifestyle b. to pay off the debts from the French and Indian War c. to pay for a new building for Parliament d. to pay the French to keep out of American affairs

The British Parliment imposed taxes on the colonists after 1763 to pay off the debts from the French and Indian War. 
Before the seven years war, the collection of taxes had not been enforced. After the war, the British Prime Minister George Grenville enforced the law again. This increased the revenue to Great Britain but increased the taxes paid by the colonists. They were very unhappy and sent letters of protest to the British Government. The increase in taxes also led to protests by the Colonies.

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QUESTION POSTED AT 05/12/2019 - 09:44 PM

Benjamin Rush opposed the death penalty. a. True b. False

Benjamin Rush was very outspoken against capital punishment, so the answer is: a. True

ANSWERED AT 05/12/2019 - 09:42 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 05/12/2019 - 09:42 PM

Paying tribute included giving gold or human sacrifice victims to a larger, more powerful empire. Which empire forced others to pay tribute?

Throughout human history, paying tributes has always been a common tradition, as we have several examples of societies that had had this habit.

However, the Aztec Empire is particularly famous for doing so. They used to force other to pay tributes. At a certain point, millions of people spread around over 38 provinces paid tributes to the Aztec Ruler Montezuma II.

ANSWERED AT 05/12/2019 - 09:41 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 05/12/2019 - 09:41 PM

In South Carolina, society became more divided after the arrival of large numbers of

In South Carolina, society became more divided after the arrival of large numbers of slaves and immigrants, since the South became the seat of almost all the Democrats who supported racial segregation. 

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QUESTION POSTED AT 05/12/2019 - 09:41 PM

What artifacts are the Hohokam people best known for?

Do you have any options, like multiple choice?

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QUESTION POSTED AT 05/12/2019 - 09:38 PM

East asia is home to about what percentage of the worlds population

East Asians comprise about 1.6 billion people, making up about 38% of the population in Continental Asia and 22% of the global population.

East Asia is the eastern subregion of Asia. In terms of geography and geopolitics, the region includes China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Japan, Mongolia, North Korea, and South Korea. East Asia is home to major world metropolises including Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai, Taipei, and Tokyo.

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QUESTION POSTED AT 05/12/2019 - 09:38 PM

Which type of state law is based on rules, orders, and regulations made by federal, state, and local executive officers? A. administrative. B. constitutional. C. statutory. D. common

The state law which is based on rules, orders, and regulations made by federal, state, and local executive officers is called Common Law (D).
State law in the United States is the law that refers to each different state in the United States. In other words, each state is responsible for its own laws. High court judges in the USA are not only responsible for the application of the law, they also make laws. They rule on cases that can set precedents for judgments on future cases. 

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QUESTION POSTED AT 05/12/2019 - 09:37 PM

Why is economic equity hard to achieve in a free market economy

Because there is more than one owed corporation or business which amounts owed on it's mortgages,claims,liens,ect can effect the achievement by the desire and constant change of the consumer's  wants.

ANSWERED AT 05/12/2019 - 09:35 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 05/12/2019 - 09:35 PM

In what form did the Sanskrit language originate

Sanskrit originated back in the 2nd millennium as Vedic Sanskit, and before this point can be followed back to its linguistic roots with the Proto-indo-European and Proto-Indo-Iranian languages. Today, Sanskrit is still used as a liturgical and philosophical lanuage within Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism.

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QUESTION POSTED AT 05/12/2019 - 09:34 PM

How was society characterized during the renaissance

Society during Renaissance was hedonistic as opposed to the Middle Age. The people as well as writers indulged in feasts (drinking, dancing, etc.) and physical acts of love (which were looked down on in the Middle Age In short, they were very liberal :D

ANSWERED AT 05/12/2019 - 09:33 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 05/12/2019 - 09:33 PM

Because British troops stayed in people’s homes against their will during the American Revolution, the Bill of Rights denies soldiers the right to __________ in private residences without permission of the owner. a. depart b. quarter c. unhinge d. decorate

B. Quarter

That is stated in Amendment III in the Bill of Rights, "No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law."

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QUESTION POSTED AT 05/12/2019 - 09:32 PM

Why is "promote the general welfare" the principle that applies to the debate about universal health care?

The government of the United States is supposed to be a government of limited powers; when the federal government was formed by agreement of the 13 original states, the states gave up their right to govern themselves only to the extent they expressly gave power to the national government under the Constitution. 
The U.S. Constitution does not anywhere expressly grant the federal government the power to provide universal health care (which requires taxing some people more than others and other people receiving more benefits as individuals than others) Those who oppose universal health care say that a law providing universal health care would be unconstitutional. Those who favor this type of law argue that Congress has the power to provide for the general welfare of the United States and that universal health care is part of the general welfare. This same argument was used in support of the Social Security Act in the 1930s and the Supreme Court then agreed that the general welfare was served by old age pensions. 

Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution sets forth the powers of Congress. It begins: "The Congress shall have Power To lay and Collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States". If not for this clause, the federal government would not have the right under the Constitution to provide universal, or even subsidized, health care.

(It should be noted that that is not the Constitution's only reference to the "general welfare"; the crucial importance of this concept is indicated by the fact that the brief Preamble of the Constitution includes providing for the general welfare as one of the reasons that the new nation, the United States of America, was formed.)

What exactly does "general welfare" mean? Is it a separate power of Congress to tax and spend for the general welfare, or is Congress' power to tax and spend limited to those areas which are specifically listed as those in which it make laws and regulate? This is one of those vague phrases in the Constitution that the founders left for future generations to interpret, knowing they could not resolve every possible issue within the few months in which they hoped to create a new form of government. The meaning of "general welfare" because the subject of debate very quickly and is still under debate 225 years later. 

Federalists who believed in a strong central government, such as Alexander Hamilton, argued that the general welfare clause granted Congress a broad power to levy taxes and spend money for the general welfare of the country as well as for purposes specifically listed as powers of Congress. James Madison, one of the principal writers of the Constitution, disagreed, arguing that this made the power of the federal government too broad and that the list of enumerated powers was supposed to limit the purposes for which Congress could tax and spend as well as the purposes for which it could make laws. 
There was limited reason for the Supreme Court to attempt to interpret the general welfare clause until the 1930s, when President Roosevelt and Congress passed a wide variety of new laws in their attempts to bring the country out of the Great Depression. They based their power to do so on the general welfare clause (until then, most broad federal actions were justified by the Constitution's grant to the federal government of power to regulate commerce). The Supreme Court in United States v. Butler (1936) upheld the right of Congress under the general welfare clause to raise money and distribute it in ways not included in the specific list of powers in Article I, Section 8. However, the Court stated that this power was limited to matters affecting the general welfare of the United States as a whole, rather than the welfare of particular areas or people. 
One year later, in Helvering v. Davis (1937), the Supreme Court upheld the old-age insurance provided by the Social Security Act of 1935, stating that although Congress's power to tax and spend under the general welfare clause was limited to general or national good, Congress had the power also to decide what constituted the general welfare. That has been the general interpretation of the law since then. 
Conservatives think the Supreme Court abdicated too much power to Congress, arguing that "general welfare" means the general welfare of the nation as a whole, and that this clause does not justify taxation and spending as a means of redistributing wealth from those who have more to those who have less. That seems to be viewing the country solely as an indivisible political entity, the United States of America. Progressives argue that the country is more than that, it is a collection of over 300 million people, and believe that the general welfare of the people is essential to maintain the general welfare of the nation.

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QUESTION POSTED AT 05/12/2019 - 09:31 PM

What factors and motivations caused Americans to shift their attitudes towards imperialism in the late 1800s?

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QUESTION POSTED AT 05/12/2019 - 09:31 PM

What are the six principles in the Preamble?

The Six Basic Principles of the Preamble include:
#1 in Order to form a more perfect Union
#2 Establish Justice
#3 Insure Domestic Tranquility
#4 Provide for the Common Defense
#5 Promote General Welfare
#6 Secure the Blessings of Liberty

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QUESTION POSTED AT 05/12/2019 - 09:31 PM

What famous quote by Louis XIV proved that he saw himself as the embodiment of france?

Answer:

The correct answer and the famous quote by Louis XIV which proves that he saw himself as the embodiment of France is "I am the State"

Explanation:

The political figure of Louis XIV was that of an absolute monarch, which meant that the soverign power and the ultimate authority of the state rested in his hands. The notion of absolutism justified the king's absolute power as a divine right: his power was given to him by God, therefore he had absolute power.

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QUESTION POSTED AT 05/12/2019 - 09:29 PM

According to the declaration of independence, what is the power of the government based on

Answer B on Plato: consent of the governed

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QUESTION POSTED AT 05/12/2019 - 09:29 PM

In the 1700s, Anthony Benezet was a Quaker who

He was a Quaker who believed slavery was not consistent with Christianity and thought it should be abolished he also thought blacks were capable of improving as much as white people. And He funded a school in Philly for blacks were he was from.

ANSWERED AT 05/12/2019 - 09:28 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 05/12/2019 - 09:28 PM

Explain the reasons for U.S. neutrality during the 1920s and 1930s. How did ideas about neutrality change during the period from the end of World War I to the passage of the Lend-Lease Act? Be sure to include any events, terms, or people that may support your response. I NEED 1 paragraph

. The US had always been an Isolationist country, meaning that they tried to stay out of foreign affairs. This is probably because of the difficulty we were experiencing internally. We ended up sending help to Britain and the Allied forces because they had more democratic governments, while the Axis forces were more authoritarian. The US was inclined to help democratic countries because they would be stronger allies and not nearly as hostile.

ANSWERED AT 05/12/2019 - 09:27 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 05/12/2019 - 09:27 PM

Under Article _______ of the Constitution, the laws of Congress and all treaties are the law of the land. a. VI b. IV c. III d. VII

A. is the answer. Article six states that the laws and treaties of the U.S.A are made in accordance with the supreme law of land.

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QUESTION POSTED AT 05/12/2019 - 09:26 PM

You are a farmer in ancient Mesopotamia and you grow 500 bushels a year. Your family uses 300 bushels a year. What do you have? a. a surplus of 200 bushels c. a surplus of 500 bushels b. a surplus of 300 bushels d. a surplus of 800 bushels

   I think your answer would be a. If your family uses 300 bushels, and you had 500 your surplus would be 200 because a surplus is an excess of something.

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QUESTION POSTED AT 05/12/2019 - 09:26 PM

After the American Revolution, why did other nations look to the United States as a model nation?

They looked to United States because we were the first to implement Enlightenment ideas and successfully overthrew British command. The American Revolution inspired France, and many other countries.

ANSWERED AT 05/12/2019 - 09:26 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 05/12/2019 - 09:26 PM

The Third Estate included approximately ninety-eight percent of the French population under the Old Regime. Which group was exclusively part of this estate?

Answer:The group that was apart of this was the Estates Of Realm. They were the broad social orders of the hierarchically conceived society.

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QUESTION POSTED AT 05/12/2019 - 09:25 PM

In a direct democracy who votes on government policy

A direct democracy is a form of democracy were the citizens or people decide.

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QUESTION POSTED AT 05/12/2019 - 09:24 PM

Korea was divided into two political bodies in the ___________. A. 1860s B. 1990s C. 1820s D. 1940s

The Korean peninsula first divided along the 38th parallel, later along the demarcation line. The division of Korea into South Korea and North Korea was the result of the 1945 Allied victory in World War II, ending the Empire of Japan's 35-year colonial rule of Korea by General Order No. 1.

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QUESTION POSTED AT 05/12/2019 - 09:24 PM