Home » Law & Government » Government

Government

La Reyne Le Veult: Why Are Bills in the English Parliament Confirmed in French?

The United Kingdom’s Parliament possesses all legislative supremacy thus holding all political decisions in the UK and over their colonies. One of the other major jobs of the parliament is to debate on and pass laws. Before officially using English in the 1400s, the parliament used to conduct their hearings in Norman French. Today, when …

La Reyne Le Veult: Why Are Bills in the English Parliament Confirmed in French? Read More »

James K. Polk is the only US president who pledged to serve only one term during his campaign. He was known for fulfilling all his major promises and died 3 months after his term ended, making his retirement the shortest. He is also the only speaker of the house to be elected as president.

James K. Polk “James Polk” redirects here. For other people with the same name, see James Polk (disambiguation). James Knox Polk (November 2, 1795 – June 15, 1849) was the 11th president of the United States, serving from 1845 to 1849. He previously was Speaker of the House of Representatives (1835–1839) and Governor of Tennessee …

James K. Polk is the only US president who pledged to serve only one term during his campaign. He was known for fulfilling all his major promises and died 3 months after his term ended, making his retirement the shortest. He is also the only speaker of the house to be elected as president. Read More »

In 1991 a youth group in Denmark wrote to Gorbachev of Russia to ask for a free submarine. He said yes, and 3 years later they received a massive 76 meter (250 ft) submarine.

S-359 (U359) The Rolling Gallery in Kolding was a youth activation project that in 1991 asked the then reigning president of the Soviet Union Gorbachev if he would donate a submarine as a symbol of peace between East and West. Included in the agreement was that it should be renovated via the activation project and …

In 1991 a youth group in Denmark wrote to Gorbachev of Russia to ask for a free submarine. He said yes, and 3 years later they received a massive 76 meter (250 ft) submarine. Read More »

Habsburg Emperor Joseph II tried to reform Austria into “ideal Enlightened state”. He abolished serfdom, removed restrictions against Jews, gave religious freedom to Protestants and Orthodox and tried to weaken power of Catholic church. But as soon he died all his reforms were abolished

Josephinism “Josephists” redirects here. For the medieval heretics, see Josephines. For other uses, see Josephites. Joseph II by Anton von Maron, 1775 Josephinism was the collective domestic policies of Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor (1765–1790). During the ten years in which Joseph was the sole ruler of the Habsburg Monarchy (1780–1790), he attempted to legislate …

Habsburg Emperor Joseph II tried to reform Austria into “ideal Enlightened state”. He abolished serfdom, removed restrictions against Jews, gave religious freedom to Protestants and Orthodox and tried to weaken power of Catholic church. But as soon he died all his reforms were abolished Read More »

To renounce your United States citizenship, you have to pay a whopping fee of $2,350.

Relinquishment of United States nationality U.S. citizenship and immigration Immigration Immigration to the United States Permanent Residency (Green Card) Refugees and asylum Diversity Immigrant Visa Illegal immigrants Citizenship Oath of Allegiance Birthright citizenship U.S. citizens / nationals Passports Relinquishment of nationality Honorary citizenship Agencies USCIS ICE Legislation United States nationality law History Colonial nationality law …

To renounce your United States citizenship, you have to pay a whopping fee of $2,350. Read More »

The last US Civil War Widow died in 2020. The practice of a young woman marrying an older man for his Civil War pension as a dependent was common practice in the early 20th century

American Civil War widows who survived into the 21st century William Cantrell and his wife Maudie (later Hopkins) in 1936. Their ages, about 88 and 21. At least four widows of veterans of the American Civil War are known to have survived into the 21st century. All were born in the 20th century and married …

The last US Civil War Widow died in 2020. The practice of a young woman marrying an older man for his Civil War pension as a dependent was common practice in the early 20th century Read More »

US president Calvin “Silent Cal” Coolidge used to buzz for his secret service and then would hide under his desk while they frantically searched for him

‘Silent Cal’ Peter Clements evaluates the thirtieth president of the United States, Calvin Coolidge. ‘Calvin Coolidge believed the least government was the best government; he aspired to become the least president the country had ever had; he attained that desire’ (Irving Stone). The man who achieved this back-handed compliment took over as president on the …

US president Calvin “Silent Cal” Coolidge used to buzz for his secret service and then would hide under his desk while they frantically searched for him Read More »

Hermann Göring’s brother strongly opposed the Nazi party, and forged his brother’s signature so people could leave the country. Once, he joined Jews who had to scrub the streets, so the SS officer stopped the activity in order not to humiliate Hermann Göring.

Albert Göring Albert Günther Göring (9 March 1895 – 20 December 1966) was a German engineer and businessman and the younger brother of Hermann Göring (the head of the German Luftwaffe and a leading member of the Nazi Party). In contrast to his brother, Albert was opposed to Nazism, and he helped Jews and others …

Hermann Göring’s brother strongly opposed the Nazi party, and forged his brother’s signature so people could leave the country. Once, he joined Jews who had to scrub the streets, so the SS officer stopped the activity in order not to humiliate Hermann Göring. Read More »