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On the creation of new states, the Constitution is pretty clear. Article IV, Section 3, reads that “no new States shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of any other State … without the Consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as of the Congress.” It appears that someone forgot to [...]
Posted by Rob Crotty on November 8, 2010, under - Civil War, - Constitution.
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It was 49 years ago today that President John F. Kennedy put pen to paper and established the Peace Corps. It was authorized by Public Law 87-293, an “Act to promote world peace and friendship through a Peace Corps.” But despite its name, peace may not have been the Peace Corps’ original purpose. The program has its origins [...]
Posted by Rob Crotty on September 22, 2010, under - Cold War, - The 1960s.
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