Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Other U.S. Politicians
|William Jennings Bryan, best known for his unsuccessful runs for the Senate and his role in the Scopes trial, was a Congressman from what State?||Famous Politicians
|Speaking of Watergate, the chairman of the committee that investigated the crime was Senator Sam Ervin. What state did he represent?||Famous Politicians
North Carolina. "Simple country lawyer".
New Mexico. Interesting background for an author of a religious epic.
|Charles Goodell was targeted by President Nixon and Vice-President Agnew for Goodell's anti-war stand on Vietnam. Goodell was a candidate for what senatorial seat?||Famous Politicians
New York. Goodell split the liberal vote with Richard Ottinger, allowing conservative James Buckley to win.
|Daniel Webster was also a prominent senator in the days before the outbreak of the Civil War. What state did he represent?||Famous Politicians
Massachusetts. Known for his ability as a great orator.
|Henry Clay was one of the great Senators in the years preceding the American Civil War. What state did he represent?||Famous Politicians
Kentucky. "The Great Compromiser".
|The legendary Davy Crockett served a few terms in the U.S. House of Representatives before his heroic effort at the Alamo. What state did he represent in Congress?||Famous Politicians
Tennessee. "Born on a mountaintop in Tennessee ...
|Some years earlier, Huey Long, "The Kingfish" was a prominent U.S. Senator. What state did he represent?||Famous Politicians
Louisiana. Colorful senator, unfortunate end.
|Joseph McCarthy was key figure in the witch hunts that plagued American politics during the middle part of the twentieth century. What state did he represent in the U.S. Senate?||Famous Politicians
Wisconsin. "McCarthyism" is now synonymous with paranoia and witch-hunting.
|In what state did one candidate say that voting for his opponent would be a "mortal sin" and that he held a "wicked and evil position?"||Controversial U.S. Politicians
Illinois. The 2004 Illinois Senate race saw Republican and perennial political candidate Alan Keyes make such comments about his opponent, Barack Obama. In the end, the Democrat rising star Obama won 70% of the vote, compared to the 27% who supported Keyes. It marked the first time two African-Americans ran against each other in a Senate race.
New York. The delegate later apologized for his comment. Boston was once considered a troubled spot for minorities. Among them was a major murder case where a black man was framed and the Boston Red Sox being the last team to sign a black player.
|Who was accused of being a racist for saying in December 2002: "I want to say this about my state: When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We're proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all these problems over all these years, either."?||Controversial U.S. Politicians
Trent Lott. The Mississippi senator later resigned as the Senate Majority Leader. Thurmond was a South Carolina senator and once ran for President as a segregationist candidate.
Corrine Brown. The Florida congresswoman accused the Bush administration of being racist because of the Haiti crisis.
Robert Byrd. Byrd, a West Virginia Democrat and an ex-Klansman, was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1959.
Patty Murray. Murray, a senator from Washington, was re-elected over former Congressman George Nethercutt in 2004. She was also criticized for holding a fundraiser on September 11th 2003, nine months after the Osama speech.
Virginia. The offending congressman was Jim Moran (D-VA). Moran has been heavily criticized for ethical problems, anti-Semitism, and abusing his ex-wife, but won re-election in 2004 by beating Lisa Cheney, whose husband is a distant relative of the Vice President.
A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.. Benjamin Franklin wrote many proverbs during his lifetime many of which were written for "Poor Richard's Almanack".
"A prudent question is one-half of wisdom." -Francis Bacon
|What did Benjamin Franklin offer to appease the British government after the Boston Tea Party?||Benjamin Franklin Facts
His own personal fortune. After the Boston Tea Party (12/16/1773), Benjamin Franklin offered the British his personal fortune to pay for the spoiled tea if they would withdraw the harsh taxes, the British declined and responded by closing the Boston harbor.
8. Benjamin Franklin had eight grandchildren: William Temple who was the son of William Franklin, and Benjamin, William, Betsy, Louis, Deborah, Richard, and Sarah who were Franklin's daughter's, Sarah Baches', children.
New England Courant. Ben Franklin's brother James would not let Benjamin write for the "New England Courant" so he used the alias Silence Dogood and wrote many letters that shortly became very popular.
3. Benjamin Franklin had two sons: William who later became governor of New Jersey and Francis Folger who died of smallpox at a early age. He also had a daughter named Sarah who married Richard Bache.
Turkey. Ben Franklin was not pleased about the nation's choice to to declare the eagle our national bird, in a letter written to his daughter he stated that the eagle was a thief and coward while the turkey was a much more brave and respectable bird.
Christ Church. Benjamin Franklin was buried with his wife in Christ Church cemetery, Philadelphia on April 21, 1790. Over twenty thousand mourners attended the funeral.
Frank Smith. Benjamin Franklin used the alias Richard Saunders when he wrote "Poor Richard's Almanack", and Silence Dogood when he secretly wrote for his brother's newspaper. He also used Polly Baker in a story written as a protest of the unfair judicial system, in the story a woman was put on trial for having a illegitimate child while the father got of innocent.
1706. Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 17, 1706 and died April 17, 1790 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, living a total of eighty-four years.
Josiah. Ben Franklin's father Josiah Franklin (1657-1745) was a tallow chandler and he became the father of seventeen children, Benjamin was the fifteenth.
A tallow chandler is someone who makes wax-based products.