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How elections work - History

How elections work - History

The presidential election campaign kicks off after both main parties nominate their candidates. The two candidates participate in a series of debates during the campaign. Campaigns concentrate their efforts in the states considered “swing states”, (voters can be convinced to “swing” and vote for either party’s candidate), since in the American system, in all but two states whoever wins the most votes in that state receives all of the electoral votes for that state.

Seven Times Rome Was Sacked

Seven Times Rome Was Sacked

Rome has been seized and occupied by enemies so many times that it is hard to come up with an exact number. After each sacking, however terrible, Rome rose again, phoenix-like. Evidence of these assaults can still be seen today. 387 BCThe Gauls’ attack on Rome more than 24 centuries ago is still the best remembered, thanks to the stories of the later Roman historian Livy.

Roman Lead Weight Decorated with Cornucopia

Roman Lead Weight Decorated with Cornucopia

This lead weight was decorated with a terminal figure, cornucopia (horn of plenty), and an ear of barley. The weight is dated to the 4th year of a Hellenistic king. It is a standard mna (half stater...

Preparations for the Spanish-American War

Preparations for the Spanish-American War

The U.S. Army in 1898 was small, about 25,000 soldiers, and scattered throughout the country. Many commanders of the local forces were political appointees of dubious military value.Large numbers of black soldiers volunteered for service in the war. At the staging area in Tampa, Florida, tensions rose because of racial slights inflicted by white soldiers and residents.

Passover

Passover

A brief look at the history of Passover

Fraunces Tavern Restaurant

Fraunces Tavern Restaurant

Fraunces Tavern Restaurant, located at 54 Pearl Street, is a premier historical dining experience in New York. The amazing history, along with mouth-watering food, makes it a quaint dining hangout.The historic restaurant traces its origin to 1762, when Samuel Fraunces, an ambitions innkeeper and the business’s namesake, purchased a three-storied mansion on one of Manhattan Island’s first landfills.