Washington's Birthday or Presidents' Day?
The American holiday of Presidents' Day was originally established in 1885 in recognition of the first President of the United States, George Washington. It was officially called Washington's Birthday and observed as a federal holiday on February 22nd, Washington's actual day of birth. Washington's Birthday was the first federal holiday celebrating the life of an individual American, joining only four national bank holidays – Christmas Day,
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Each February, Americans honor both people and significant events in African-American history during Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month.
Among the myriad reasons Black History Month is important is the underrepresentation of people of color in standard history classes. For instance, the recently released biographical drama Hidden Figures depicts the story of three female African-American mathematicians who worked at NASA and were integral in getting American astronauts into space.
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Since President Donald Trump took office on January 20, he has issued several executive orders. To understand the importance and potential consequences of these actions, let's review legal scholarship on the topic in HeinOnline.
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A search for title: "executive order"
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HeinOnline is excited to announce a new help video series, created by the masterminds at Quimbee, which is now available on the HeinOnline YouTube channel!
About the HeinOnline Video Series
Several months ago, Quimbee approached the Hein Company with the idea to create a course for attorneys and students on the use of HeinOnline. After some initial collaboration, Quimbee took the information provided by HeinOnline's support team and help page and ran with it,
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A recent newspaper investigation revealed that drug wholesalers have shipped 780 million prescription painkillers to West Virginia over a six-year period. This amounted to more than 400 pills per person in West Virginia.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), six counties of West Virginia ranked in the top 10 in the nation for fatal pain pill overdoses. Between 2007 and 2012, more than 1,700 West Virginians died of hydrocodone or oxycodone overdoses,
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Inauguration Facts and Figures
Presidential inaugurations have always been expensive, and experts estimate the cost of last week's inauguration of President Donald Trump and the accompanying celebrations to be anywhere between $175 million and $200 million. Here are some interesting facts:
Republicans and Democrats spend about the same amount for each inaugural celebration when the costs are adjusted for inflation.
Each year, critics lament the extraordinary cost.
The cost of a Presidential inauguration is split between private donors and taxpayers.
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On June 4, 1947, the first high altitude data gathering balloon was launched from the Alamogordo Army Airfield in New Mexico. Officials later determined that remnants of this balloon were discovered on a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico, prompting the start of what would later become known as the "Roswell Incident." This area still carries an air of mystery, possibly due to an extremely popular feature film directed by Steven Spielberg called Close Encounters of the Third Kind,
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In June 2007, HeinOnline released the U.S. Congressional Documents collection, which featured comprehensive coverage of the Congressional Record and its predecessors: the Annals of Congress, Register of Debates in Congress, and the Congressional Globe. Check out the original brochure:
Since then, the collection has grown exponentially. In January of 2012, it contained 127 titles, 12,572 volumes, and 4,657,026 pages.
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HeinOnline is a politically neutral, image-based, fully searchable legal and government document research database. It happens to be the largest such database, with more than 136 million pages, more than 120,000 titles, nearly 2,300 scholarly journals from inception to current which contain nearly 2 million articles and sections, comprehensive coverage of United States statutory documents, all United States treaties and an entire database of international treaties, all of the world's constitutions, a collection of more than 7,400 classic legal treatises,
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It's nearly impossible to turn on the news in the United States without learning of a new mass shooting or other deadly incident involving guns. After each incident, the debate over gun control is reignited, with one side calling for stricter regulation of gun sales and ownership and the other side arguing that any type of such restrictions violate the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution.
Regardless of your position on this controversial issue,
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