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What Are Native Americans?

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America is a land of many cultures, but it’s also the home of some of the oldest stories in human history. The indigenous people who first populated this continent are the ancestors of today’s Native American tribes. They are often referred to as “Native Americans.” 

What Is Citizenship?

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Having citizenship status forms a bond between the citizen and the state, under which the citizen swears loyalty to state laws, with the state providing protection in return.

Why Isn’t DC a State?

Washington, DC

Washington, DC is one of the most critical parts of the United States, as it is home to the United States government. You’ll find the White House, Capitol Hill, the Supreme Court, and many government offices throughout the District of Columbia.

What Does Liberty Mean?

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Liberty is considered the ability for anyone to do as they please. It is both a right and immunity that can be enjoyed by an individual either through prescription or granted by another, and it can be broken down into either negative liberty or positive liberty.

What Are the Border States?

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Contrary to popular belief, not all the states who decided to remain in the Union opposed slavery. Four remaining Union states, Missouri, Kentucky, Maryland, and Delaware, chose to stay in the country, despite allowing slavery to exist within their borders. These states were known as border states and were the focal point of the first year of the Civil War. 

Who Wrote the National Anthem?

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Francis Scott Key, a Maryland lawyer and slaveholder, composed ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ on September 14th, 1814. It was adopted as the United States’ national anthem more than a century later. There’s much more to the story behind the song, though, and many interesting facts that the ordinary American may not be aware of.