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George Washington criticizes “taxation without representation”

George Washington criticizes “taxation without representation”

On May 17, 1769, George Washington launches a legislative salvo at Great Britain’s fiscal and judicial attempts to maintain its control over the American colonies. With his sights set on protesting the British policy of “taxation without representation,” Washington brought a package of non-importation resolutions before the Virginia House of Burgesses.

Pensacola Class Cruisers

Pensacola Class Cruisers

Pensacola Class CruisersThe two Pensacola class heavy cruisers were the first American heavy cruisers built after the First World War and were restricted by the terms of the 1921 Washington Naval Treaty.The Pensacola class ships marked a clear break with pervious American cruisers. The pre-war Chester class had been much lighter ships, armed with two 5in and six 3in guns, all carried in the open.

23 October 1939

23 October 1939

23 October 1939War at SeaThe US steamer City of Flint, which had been seized as contraband by the German warship Deutschland reaches Kola Bay, north of Murmansk, in the hands of a German prize crewBritish ships Sea Venture and Whitemantle sunkHow to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 23 October 1939, http://www.

Tutankhamun, the pharaoh and the discovery of the tomb

Tutankhamun, the pharaoh and the discovery of the tomb

Tutankhamun (1345-1327 BC) was a pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty, son of Akhenaten, whom he succeeded. He came to the throne around the age of eight and reigned until his death, at the age of eighteen. During his reign, peace settled in Egypt as the cult of Amun, abandoned by Akhenaten, was reestablished and Thebes, the sacred city of Amun, again became the capital of Egypt.

Jonathan Levin is tortured and killed by his former student

Jonathan Levin is tortured and killed by his former student

Jonathan Levin, a popular 31-year-old English teacher, is stabbed and shot to death in his Upper West Side apartment in New York City. The son of Time Warner chairman Gerald Levin, Jonathan was known by many to be wealthy. When he did not show up for work, investigators searched his apartment and found his lifeless body bound to a chair with duct tape.

3/1/2017 Report on 2014 Gaza War - History

3/1/2017 Report on 2014 Gaza War - History

At 4:40 PM Red Alert notifications appeared on phones throughout Israel. Second, Prime Minister Netanyahu would not allow discussion that might lead to an alternative approach to going to war.A major focus of the report dealt with the question of whether the army was prepared to tackle the threats presented by the tunnels Hamas had dug into Israel.