The US Non-Intercourse Act.
In 1809, President Thomas Jefferson created the Non-Intercourse Act, effective 7th March 1809.
More details can be seen at britannica.com
This was an Act to interdict (prohibit or forbid) the commercial trade between the … Read the rest
The Boston Massacre America.
The Boston Massacre was a confrontation in Boston on 5 March 1770, where 5 rioters were killed by a party of 8 British soldiers.
The 8 British soldiers, under the command of Captain Thomas Preston, shot … Read the rest
United States Social Security and Medicare Taxes.
The Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) covers the tax rates for Social Security and Medicare Taxes.
Social Security taxes provide cover for the old-age, survivors, and disability insurance.
Medicare Taxes cover the hospital … Read the rest
King Charles III and Los Angeles.
Is it King Charles III or King Carlos III?
Some people have confused King Charles III with King Carlos III.
I am not sure why, as King Carlos III was King of Spain from … Read the rest
The Difference between Medicare and Medicaid in the United States.
Medicare and Medicaid are government healthcare services for the old, disabled and poor in the United States.
Medicare in the US.
Medicare is federal health insurance for people 65 or … Read the rest
The First President of ?
A quick Google search for “The First President in the World” comes up with this:
On 30 April 1789, George Washington became the first President of the United States.
Filippo Antonio Pasquale … Read the rest
Homelessness is measured in different ways in different countries, and this can cause confusion when comparing the numbers of homeless in each country.
This page compares three developed countries.
Many “homeless” people are staying with friends, or in … Read the rest
US CPI Inflation Rate.
Annual Inflation Rate in United States.
7.1% November 2022
7.7% October 2022
However, according to official figures at www.bls.gov, some things rose much higher.
- 15.5% Gas utilities.
- 14.2% Transportation services.
- 13.7% Electricity.
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A Washington Post investigation found that data reported to the FBI on fatal police shootings was undercounted by more than half.
That gap has widened in recent years. By 2021, only a third of departments’ fatal shootings appeared in the … Read the rest
The United States Federal Reserve announced it was raising its key rate by another 0.75 percentage points, lifting the target range to 3% to 3.25%.
This rate is expected to keep increasing, and to reach 4.4% by the end of … Read the rest