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William R. King
William Rufus DeVane King (April 7, 1786 – April 18, 1853) was an American politician and diplomat. He was the 13th Vice President of the United States for six weeks in 1853 before his death. Earlier he had been elected as a U.S. Representative from North Carolina
North Carolina
and a Senator from Alabama. He also served as Minister to France during the reign of King Louis Philippe I. A Democrat, he was a Unionist and his contemporaries considered him to be a moderate on the issues of sectionalism, slavery and westward expansion, which contributed to the American Civil War. He helped draft the Compromise of 1850.[2] He is the only United States executive official to take the oath of office on foreign soil; he was inaugurated in Havana, Cuba
Cuba
due to poor health. King died of tuberculosis after 45 days in office
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Cahaba, Alabama
Cahaba, also spelled Cahawba, was the first permanent state capital of Alabama
Alabama
from 1820 to 1825,[2] and county seat of Dallas County, Alabama
Alabama
until 1866. It suffered a major flood in 1865 and the state legislature moved the county seat to Selma, which was better situated. The former settlement is now a ghost town and state historic site. The site is located southwest of Selma, at the confluence of the Alabama and Cahaba rivers, which made it prone to seasonal flooding.[3]Contents1 Demographics 2 History2.1 Capital 2.2 Antebellum 2.3 Postbellum 2.4 Modern3 Folklore 4 Notable people 5 Gallery 6 See also 7 References 8 Bibliography 9 External linksDemographics[edit]Historical populationCensus Pop.%±1860 1,920—1870 431−77.6%1880 384−10.9%U.S. Decennial Census[4]Cahawba was listed on the 1860-1880 U.S. Censuses
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United States Ambassador To France
The United States
United States
Ambassador to France
France
is the official representative of the President of the United States
President of the United States
to the head of state of France. There has been a U.S. Ambassador to France
France
since the American Revolution. The United States
United States
sent its first envoys to France
France
in 1776, towards the end of the four-centuries-old Bourbon dynasty. The American diplomatic relationship with France
France
has continued throughout that country's five republican regimes, two periods of French empire, the Bourbon Restoration, and its July Monarchy
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Louis Philippe I
Louis Philippe I
Louis Philippe I
(6 October 1773 – 26 August 1850) was King
King
of the French from 1830 to 1848 as the leader of the Orléanist
Orléanist
party. As a member of the cadet branch of the Royal House of France
France
and a cousin of King
King
Louis XVI of France
Louis XVI of France
by reason of his descent from their common ancestors Louis XIII
Louis XIII
and Louis XIV, he had earlier found it necessary to flee France
France
during the period of the French Revolution
French Revolution
in order to avoid imprisonment and execution, a fate that actually befell his father Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans
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Compromise Of 1850
The Compromise of 1850
Compromise of 1850
was a package of five separate bills passed by the United States Congress
United States Congress
in September 1850, which defused a four-year political confrontation between slave and free states on the status of territories acquired during the Mexican–American War (1846–1848). The compromise, drafted by Whig Senator Henry Clay
Henry Clay
of Kentucky and brokered by Clay and Democratic Senator Stephen Douglas of Illinois, reduced sectional conflict. Controversy arose over the Fugitive Slave provision. The Compromise was greeted with relief, but each side disapproved of some of its specific provisions: Texas
Texas
surrendered its claim to New Mexico
New Mexico
as well as its claims north of 36°30'
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Alma Mater
Alma mater
Alma mater
(Latin: alma "nourishing/kind", mater "mother"; pl. [rarely used] almae matres) is an allegorical Latin
Latin
phrase for a university or college. In English, this is largely a U.S. usage referring to a school or university from which an individual has graduated or to a song or hymn associated with a school.[1] The phrase is variously translated as "nourishing mother", "nursing mother", or "fostering mother", suggesting that a school provides intellectual nourishment to its students.[2] Fine arts will often depict educational institutions using a robed woman as a visual metaphor. Before its current usage, Alma mater
Alma mater
was an honorific title for various Latin
Latin
mother goddesses, especially Ceres or Cybele,[3] and later in Catholicism for the Virgin Mary
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Democratic-Republican Party
The Democratic-Republican Party
Democratic-Republican Party
was an American political party formed by Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
and James Madison
James Madison
between 1791 and 1793 to oppose the centralizing policies of the new Federalist Party
Federalist Party
run by Alexander Hamilton, who was secretary of the treasury and chief architect of George Washington's administration.[5] From 1801 to 1825, the new party controlled the presidency and Congress as well as most states during the First Party System. It began in 1791 as one faction in Congress and included many politicians who had been opposed to the new constitution. They called themselves "Republicans" after their ideology, republicanism. They distrusted the Federalist commitment to republicanism
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George Cooke (painter)
George Esten Cooke (1793–1849) was an itinerant United States painter who specialized in portrait and landscape paintings and was one of the South's best known painters of the mid nineteenth century.[1] His primary patron was the industrialist Daniel Pratt, who built a gallery in Prattville, Alabama
Prattville, Alabama
solely to house Cooke's paintings.[1]Contents1 Early career and fame 2 Daniel Pratt's patronage 3 Death and the dispersal of his work 4 Notes and references 5 External linksEarly career and fame[edit] Born in St. Mary's County, Maryland,[2] Cooke abandoned a fledgling career in business at an early age in order to become a full-time artist. After several years of painting portraits for a living, Cooke left for what would become a five-year tour of Europe
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North Carolina House Of Representatives
Majority     Republican (75)Minority     Democratic (45)Length of term2 yearsAuthority Article II, North Carolina ConstitutionSalary $13,951/year + per diemElectionsLast electionNovember 8, 2016 (120 seats)Next electionNovember 6, 2018 (120 seats)Redistricting Legislative Control, No Gubernatorial VetoMeeting placeHouse of Representatives Chamber North Carolina State Legislative Building Raleigh, North CarolinaWebsiteNorth Carolina House of RepresentativesThe North Carolina House of Representatives
North Carolina House of Representatives
is one of the two houses of the North Carolina General Assembly
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Havana
Havana
Havana
(/həˈvænə/; Spanish: La Habana, [la aˈβana] ( listen)) is the capital city, largest city, province, major port, and leading commercial center of Cuba.[3] The city has a population of 2.1 million inhabitants,[2][3] and it spans a total of 728.26 km2 (281.18 sq mi) – making it the largest city by area, the most populous city, and the fourth largest metropolitan area in the Caribbean
Caribbean
region.[2][4] The city extends mostly westward and southward from the bay, which is entered through a narrow inlet and which divides into three main harbors: Marimelena, Guanabacoa
Guanabacoa
and Atarés
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North Carolina
As of 2000English 90.70% Spanish 6.18%[2]Demonym North Carolinian (official); Tar Heel
Tar Heel
(colloquial)Capital RaleighLargest city CharlotteLargest metro Charlotte
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United States House Of Representatives
Majority (238)     Republican (238)Minority (193)     Democratic (193)Vacant (4)     Vacant (4)Length of termTwo yearsElectionsVoting systemFirst-past-the-post in most states; nonpartisan blanket primary with a majoritarian second round in 3 statesLast electionNovember 8, 2016Next electionNovember 6, 2018Redistricting State legislatures or redistricting commissions, varies by stateMeeting placeHouse of Representatives chamber United States
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American Civil War
Union victoryDissolution of the Confederate States U.S. territorial integrity preserved Slavery abolished Beginning of the Reconstruction EraBelligerents United States  Confederate StatesCommanders and leaders Abraham Lincoln Ulysses S. Grant William T. Sherman David Farragut George B. McClellan Henry Halleck George Meade and others Jefferson Davis Robert E. Lee  J. E. Johnston  G. T. Beauregard  A. S
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Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis
(TB) is an infectious disease usually caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
(MTB).[1]
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Perpetual Union
The Perpetual Union
Perpetual Union
is a feature of the Articles of Confederation
Articles of Confederation
and Perpetual Union, which established the United States
United States
of America as a national entity. Under modern American constitutional law, this concept means that U.S. states are not permitted to overthrow the U.S. Constitution and withdraw from the Union.Contents1 Historical origins 2 Significance 3 Constitutional basis 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksHistorical origins[edit] The concept of a Union of the American States originated gradually during the 1770s as the struggle for independence unfolded. In his first inaugural address on March 4, 1861, Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
stated:The Union is much older than the Constitution. It was formed, in fact, by the Articles of Association in 1774. It was matured and continued by the Declaration of Independence in 1776
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United States Congress
535 voting members100 senators 435 representatives6 non-voting membersSenate political groups     Republican (51)      Democratic (47)      Independent (2) (caucusing with Democrats)House of Representatives political groups     Republican (238)      Democratic (193)      Vacant (4)ElectionsSenate last electionNovember 8, 2016House of Representatives last electionNovember 8, 2016Meeting place United States
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