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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 11, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 11, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 11, 2014
By United Press International
UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 13, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 21, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 17, 2014.
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Obama, Hollande tour Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- President Obama Monday took France's president on a tour of Thomas Jefferson's Virginia home Monticello, lauding the historic U.S.-French relationship.
Obama schedule for Monday, Feb. 10

Obama schedule for Monday, Feb. 10

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- President Obama and visiting French President Francois Hollande travel to Charlottesville, Va., Monday the White House said.

The changing French alliance

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- French President Francois Hollande's state visit to the United States this week (without any lady friend in tow) is being touted as a revival of America's oldest alliance. The trouble will be in the newest areas of commerce.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 17, 2014.
By United Press International

Force feed fed constitutional compliance

HERNDON, Va., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- After the American Revolutionary War, the new country's leaders labored to create a government structure optimizing citizens' self-governance.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator

Call for national debate on Islam

HERNDON, Va., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- The train barreling down the tracks, endangering America’s freedoms, is Islam. We fail, at our peril, to understand its danger through a national debate.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013.
By United Press International
Statue of Liberty, Grand Canyon to reopen Saturday

Statue of Liberty, Grand Canyon to reopen Saturday

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The governors of New York and Arizona said Friday they've reached agreements with the U.S. government to reopen the Statue of Liberty and the Grand Canyon.

S.D. governor sees way to keep Mount Rushmore open

PIERRE, S.D., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard offered Monday to use private and state funds to keep Mount Rushmore open in the event of a federal shutdown.
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Thomas Jefferson
A family visits the Thomas Jefferson Memorial on the Two-Hundred Sixty-Third birthday of Thomas Jefferson, at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington on April 13, 2006. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 – July 4, 1826) was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776) and the third President of the United States (1801–1809). He was an influential Founding Father, and an exponent of Jeffersonian democracy. Jefferson envisioned America as a great "Empire of Liberty" that would promote republicanism.

At the beginning of the American Revolution, Jefferson served in the Continental Congress, representing Virginia. He then served as the wartime Governor of Virginia (1779–1781), barely escaping capture by the British in 1781. Just after the war ended, from mid-1784 Jefferson served as a diplomat, stationed in Paris, initially as a commissioner to help negotiate commercial treaties. In May 1785, he became the United States Minister to France. He was the first United States Secretary of State (1790–1793). During the administration of President George Washington, Jefferson advised against a national bank and the Jay Treaty. Upon leaving office, with his close friend James Madison he organized the Democratic-Republican Party to oppose Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton's policies, especially his desire to create a national bank. He and Madison secretly wrote the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions, which attempted to nullify the Alien and Sedition Acts and formed the basis of States' rights.

Elected president in what he called the Revolution of 1800, he oversaw a peaceful transition in power, purchased the vast Louisiana Territory from France (1803), and sent the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804–1806) to explore the new west. He decided to allow slavery in the acquired territory, which laid the foundation for the crisis of the Union a half century later. His second term was beset with troubles at home, such as the failed treason trial of his former Vice President Aaron Burr, and escalating trouble with Britain. Jefferson always distrusted Britain as a threat to American values. With Britain at war with Napoleon, he tried aggressive economic warfare, however his embargo laws stopped American trade, hurt the economy, and provoked a furious reaction in the Northeast.

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