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Government bans the term “pregnant women”, asks people to use the term “pregnant people” to include transgender people

October 24, 2017 2:14 pm
Government bans the term “pregnant women”, asks people to use the term “pregnant people” to include transgender people

In a move to extend transgender rights, the Government has said that the term “pregnant woman” should not be used in a United Nations treaty as it excludes transgender people. This statement is in the UK’s submission on amendments to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The treaty, to which […]

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Christopher Columbus was an extraordinary Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer

October 3, 2017 5:26 pm
Christopher Columbus was an extraordinary Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer

Christopher Columbus tried to take a shortcut, and ended up somewhere he never intended to go. He discovered two continents that people in Europe didn’t even know existed. By crossing the Atlantic Ocean in 1492, Columbus opened contacts between lands and peoples that were unknown to each other. Christopher Columbus was […]

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Bill Clinton strongly supported equal rights for women and for African Americans

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Bill Clinton strongly supported equal rights for women and for African Americans

He was one of the most popular American presidents of the 20th century. He was also just the second president in American history to be impeached in the United States House of Representatives. He is Bill Clinton, the 42nd president of the United States. BOYHOOD William Jefferson Clinton was born […]

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Benjamin Franklin is a famous scientist, inventor, writer, diplomat and an American statesman

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Benjamin Franklin is a famous scientist, inventor, writer, diplomat and an American statesman

Was Benjamin Franklin a famous scientist? Or was he an inventor? Was he a diplomat and a statesman? Or a printer and a writer? Franklin was not just one of these things—he was all of them! Benjamin Franklin FRS, FRSE was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin […]

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Betsy Ross widely credited with making the first American flag

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Betsy Ross widely credited with making the first American flag

Tradition credits Betsy Ross with sewing the first American flag. Historians, however, can’t prove that this story is true. But Betsy Ross did witness the American Revolution (1775-1783) and the birth of a new nation, the United States of America. Elizabeth Griscom “Betsy” Ross, née Griscom, also known by her second […]

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Benedict Arnold is the most famous traitor in United States history

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Benedict Arnold is the most famous traitor in United States history

General Benedict Arnold was a hero in the early years of the American Revolution (1775-1783).He was a general during the American Revolutionary War, who fought for the American Continental Army, and later defected to the British Army.  He later became the most famous traitor in United States history. How did this […]

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Andrew Jackson was the first American president not born to wealth

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Andrew Jackson was the first American president not born to wealth

“Old Hickory” was the nickname of Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States. Men under Jackson’s military command called him that. They meant that Jackson was as tough as a hickory tree. Andrew Jackson was an American soldier and statesman who served as the seventh President of the United […]

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American pilot Amelia Earhart set speed and distance records for airplane flight

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American pilot Amelia Earhart set speed and distance records for airplane flight

In the 1930s, American pilot Amelia Earhart set speed and distance records for airplane flight. Today, Earhart is remembered as an adventurous pioneer during the early days of long-distance aviation. Amelia Mary Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the […]

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After the American Revolution, Alexander Hamilton set the newly created United States on solid financial footing

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After the American Revolution, Alexander Hamilton set the newly created United States on solid financial footing

Alexander Hamilton was an important American political thinker. When the U.S. Constitution was being written, Hamilton pushed for a strong national government. Alexander Hamilton set the newly created United States on solid financial footing, after the American Revolution (1775-1783) left it broke. He also pushed for a strong national government […]

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Abraham Lincoln ended slavery and held the United States together during the Civil War

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Abraham Lincoln ended slavery and held the United States together during the Civil War

Abraham Lincoln was born in a log cabin and went to school for less than one year. But despite his humble background, Abraham Lincoln became one of the great presidents of the United States. As the 16th president, Lincoln ended slavery and held the nation together during the Civil War, […]

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Clashes have broken out between police and people protesting against the new Belgian government’s austerity

November 6, 2014 7:41 pm
Clashes have broken out between police and people protesting against the new Belgian government’s austerity

The clashes came after a two-hour peaceful march by some 100,000 workers in the city on Thursday. Belgian police deployed tear gas, water cannon and pepper spray against the demonstrators when some of them began hurling objects at officers, torching bins, overturning cars, and setting off fireworks.  Clashes have broken […]

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