American Indians 8.2 Budgetary issues One way to categorize lawmakers according to political scientist Richard Fenno is by their general motivation:. Background Contents Chandigarh Punjab and Haryana India (1966), In this example the more even distribution is on the left and the gerrymandering is presented on the right, Washington D.C. Business Directory. . .
Lincoln is largely responsible for the Thanksgiving holiday.:471 Thanksgiving had become a regional holiday in New England in the 17th century it had been sporadically proclaimed by the federal government on irregular dates the prior proclamation had been during James Madison's presidency 50 years earlier in 1863 Lincoln declared the final Thursday in November of that year to be a day of Thanksgiving.:471. . McClurg McHenry Rush and Williamson were physicians, Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben's incessant drilling soon transformed Washington's recruits into a disciplined fighting force, and the revitalized army emerged from Valley Forge early the following year. Washington promoted Von Steuben to Major General and made him chief of staff, 4.11 Anti-literacy Washington D.C began using the Potomac as its principal source of drinking water with the opening of the Washington Aqueduct in 1864 using a water intake constructed at Great Falls. ; When the Constitution was ratified in 1787 the ratio of the populations of large states to small states was roughly twelve to one the Connecticut Compromise gave every state large and small an equal vote in the Senate. Since each state has two senators residents of smaller states have more clout in the Senate than residents of larger states But since 1787 the population disparity between large and small states has grown; in 2006 for example California had seventy times the population of Wyoming. Critics such as constitutional scholar Sanford Levinson have suggested that the population disparity works against residents of large states and causes a steady redistribution of resources from "large states to small states". However others argue that the Connecticut Compromise was deliberately intended by the Founding Fathers to construct the Senate so that each state had equal footing not based on population and contend that the result works well on balance. 14.5 Memory and historiography, Congress and the public, John Trumbull 7.1 North Branch Potomac River. 5.1 Efficiency of slaves, William Paca Maryland 2 Yes Yes Most American Indians rejected pleas that they remain neutral and instead supported the British Crown the great majority of the 200,000 Indians east of the Mississippi distrusted the Colonists and supported the British cause hoping to forestall continued colonial expansion into their territories. Those tribes that were more closely involved in trade tended to side with the Patriots although political factors were important as well.