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CIA is the Central Intelligence Agency and it uses human intelligence to acquire data and analyze it. The FBI is the Federal Bureau of Investigation. They also deal with intelligence and provide security. The main difference between the two agencies is that the CIA pertains to the foreign affairs that take place, but the FBI is only used in the United States.


It seems like the CIA has more power than the FBI since they perform their functions throughout the world in order to protect the United States. The FBI may deal with terrorists and their lives are at stake. However, the CIA must use intelligence to prevent problems from happening. Sometimes, the CIA will send spies out into the world to gather this information.

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The correct answer to this question is A, 2nd Continental Congress. This congress succeeded the First Continental Congress. It was a meeting of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies. It started on May 10, 1775 and ended on March 1, 1781. During this time, they had many meetings in locations including Pennsylvania and Maryland.

Peyton Randolp was the President of this Congress and Charles Thomson was the secretary. Other notable members of this Congress include Benjamin Franklin and John Hancock. The 2nd Continental Congress is noted for adopting many resolutions including the Declaration of Independence, Olive Branch Petition, and the Articles of Confederation.

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The majority of the state in the United States still have the death penalty as a punishment for a major crime. However, some other states use only life in prison without parole instead of using the death penalty. At different times throughout history, states have abolished the death penalty for their state.

There are certain rights that each state has and each local town has. They have certain powers to do. However, the federal government also has certain rights that they have power to do and the states do not have the power to do or overrule those powers. In this case, the states have the right to decide whether to keep the death penalty for their state or abolish it.

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This department, the Department of War was created shortly after the end of the American Revolutionary War in 1789 and it disbanded in 1947 which is shortly after World War II. This department was responsible for the military at the time it was the army and navy. Later, it became responsible for the Air Force. The person in charge of this department is the Secretary of War.

The main reason that the Department of War was dissolved is due to the size of how the different military branches grew. In 1947, the Department of War was done away with and three other departments were created in its place. These were the Department of the Army, Department of the Air Force and the Department of the Navy.

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During the War of 1812, the British stormed into Washington DC and burned many buildings in their path. Prior to the war, Britain and France were at odds with the U.S. over the economy and trade. Impressment was going on at that time when the British were taking U.S. soldiers off of their navy ships and kidnapping them so that they would be forced to work for the British military.

The U.S. was angry with this and the war broke out. During the battles, the British soldiers torched the White House. Even though there was notice, Dolley Madison remained in the White House. Her husband, the President, was away at the time. She eventually, left carrying with her the portrait of George Washington among other valuable items so they would not get burned in the house.

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The United States fought against the British in the American Revolutionary War. In July 1776, the United States declared their independence from Britain. Before that, the colonists who over time had migrated to the United States for various reasons including religious freedom and making a living by acquiring farmland, these colonists were still citizens of Britain. They had to pay taxes to Britain and this lasted for many years.

The taxes would increase over time, but the colonists could not participate in Parliament to make these decisions about how much to tax the colonists. Eventually, the two countries went to war. After the war, United States became its own country. They established their own government which proved difficult and the citizens eventually became happy.

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Drafting or conscription is a term used to describe where citizens of the United States are forced to fight in a war. For the most part, many people who join the military do so voluntarily. Drafting started in 1940 and continued until 1973. Many people were against the Vietnam War and at the time at the beginning of the war, men ages 18-25 had to register with the Selective Service who was responsible for holding the draft.

Not everyone was called to fight, but usually those who were in that age range and not in college would take the chance of getting called to duty. Richard Nixon who was the president in 1968 wanted to end the draft. He preferred to have an army based on volunteers.

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Capitalism is an economic system. It is based on the selling and trading in which profit and making a profit is involved. Many first world countries and the more powerful countries in the world have a capitalist society. This allows the citizens to set their own prices for their own products. It allows for the American dream.

This means people who come to the United States can use their own talent and skills to provide a service or product to the public. Some of these countries that have a capitalist economy includes the United States, Canada, Chile, Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom, to name a few. Since the United States is a democratic society, the citizens make the decisions in regard to their economy and in this case decided on staying with capitalism.

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The United States has endured times of need during our history. During these times, other countries have come to our aid. As a result, the United States feels like they should provide aid to those who are in danger. These dangers may include terrorist attacks or natural disasters. During 9/11, countries came forward and assisted the American government with medication when Anthrax was being mailed and became a problem.

The medication needed to cure that problem was supplied by many countries. If countries don’t help each other, they may find that they need help in horrible situations. They may have wished that they had helped other countries so that other countries would help them now. Aid can be considered food, money, weapons and soldiers.

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In the United States, there currently are two major parties including the Democrats and the Republicans. These two parties are sometimes at odds with each other. However, in the past there were other parties including the Whig Party. Today, there are other smaller political parties, but the Democrats and Republicans represent the vast majority of the citizens and those in Congress.

Some of the smaller parties include today the Libertarian Party, Modern Whig Party and the Socialist Labor Party. A few years ago, there was the Tea Party but over the past few years, it dissolved. These two parties, the Democrats and the Republicans, have been around for so long that it seems to be difficult to change them so that they are weaker.

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