. Contents World Bank: Washington D.C 17.4 Literary and cultural criticism Washington D.C. Business Directory Roger Sherman had served in the Connecticut House of Representatives. 1994 56.0% 102,884 41.9% 76,902, Regarding the beginning of the war Ulysses S Grant who had opposed the war but served as an army lieutenant in Taylor's Army claims in his Personal Memoirs (1885) that the main goal of the U.S Army's advance from Nueces River to Rio Grande was to provoke the outbreak of war without attacking first to debilitate any political opposition to the war, In mid-1779 Washington attacked Iroquois warriors of the Six Nations in order to force Britain's Indian allies out of New York from which they had assaulted New England towns the Indian warriors joined with Tory rangers led by Walter Butler and viciously slew more than 200 frontiersmen in June laying waste to the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania in response Washington ordered General John Sullivan to lead an expedition to effect "the total destruction and devastation" of Iroquois villages and take their women and children hostage Those who managed to escape fled to Canada. Although Virginia Maryland and Delaware were slave states the latter two already had a high proportion of free blacks by the outbreak of war Following the Revolution the three legislatures made manumission easier allowed by deed or will Quaker and Methodist ministers particularly urged slaveholders to free their slaves the number and proportion of freed slaves in these states rose dramatically until 1810 More than half of the number of free blacks in the United States were concentrated in the Upper South the proportion of free blacks among the black population in the Upper South rose from less than one percent in 1792 to more than 10 percent by 1810 in Delaware nearly 75 percent of blacks were free by 1810. French and Indian War Washington D.C. Business Directory Slaves on J J Smith's cotton plantation near Beaufort South Carolina photographed by Timothy O'Sullivan standing before their quarters in 1862. . .
. By the end of the 20th century notable success had been achieved as massive algal blooms vanished and recreational fishing and boating rebounded Still the aquatic habitat of the Potomac River and its tributaries remain vulnerable to eutrophication heavy metals pesticides and other toxic chemicals over-fishing alien species and pathogens associated with fecal coliform bacteria and shellfish diseases in 2005 two federal agencies the US Geological Survey and the Fish and Wildlife Service began to identify fish in the Potomac and tributaries that exhibited "intersex" characteristics as a result of endocrine disruption caused by some form of pollution, Patients in Ward K at the Armory Square General Hospital. . Congress enacted Johnson's Great Society program to fight poverty and hunger the Watergate Scandal had a powerful effect of waking up a somewhat dormant Congress which investigated presidential wrongdoing and coverups; the scandal "substantially reshaped" relations between the branches of government suggested political scientist Bruce J Schulman. Partisanship returned particularly after 1994; one analyst attributes partisan infighting to slim congressional majorities which discouraged friendly social gatherings in meeting rooms such as the Board of Education. Congress began reasserting its authority. Lobbying became a big factor despite the 1971 Federal Election Campaign Act Political action committees or PACs could make substantive donations to congressional candidates via such means as soft money contributions. While soft money funds were not given to specific campaigns for candidates the money often benefited candidates substantially in an indirect way and helped reelect candidates. Reforms such as the 2002 Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act limited campaign donations but did not limit soft money contributions. One source suggests post-Watergate laws amended in 1974 meant to reduce the "influence of wealthy contributors and end payoffs" instead "legitimized PACs" since they "enabled individuals to band together in support of candidates". From 1974 to 1984 PACs grew from 608 to 3,803 and donations leaped from $12.5 million to $120 million along with concern over PAC influence in Congress in 2009 there were 4,600 business labor and special-interest PACs including ones for lawyers electricians and real estate brokers. From 2007 to 2008 175 members of Congress received "half or more of their campaign cash" from PACs, Alexander Hamilton New York 1 Yes Disputed territory, Thirteenth Amendment to the US constitution 18 Dec 1865.