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Who gave the Americans the Statue of Liberty?
The Statue of Liberty is a gift from the French nation to the American nation, commemorating the alliance of both nations during the American War of Independence. In 1924 the statue was declared a national monument of the USA. In 1984 it was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
What was the Treaty of Tordesillas about?
A division the newly discovered lands outside Europe
A military alliance
Rights to use the sea route to India
The Treaty of Tordesillas signed at Tordesillas in Spain on June 7, 1494, divided the newly discovered lands outside Europe between the Portuguese Empire and the Crown of Castile, along a meridian 370 leagues west of the Cape Verde islands, off the west coast of Africa. This line of demarcation was about halfway between the Cape Verde islands and the islands entered by Christopher Columbus on his first voyage named in the treaty as Cipangu and Antilia (Cuba and Hispaniola).
What country has the shortest border with France?
France has the shortest border with ... Holland. The border is 13 km (8.08 mi) long. Saint Martin is an island in the Caribbean Sea, is divided between the French Republic and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, but the two parts are roughly equal in population. The division dates to 1648.
Who was the first to use the term "America"?
The name America was first recorded in 1507. Christie's auction house says a two-dimensional globe created by Martin Waldseemüller was the earliest recorded use of the term. America derives from Americus, the Latin version of Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci's first name.
What is the highest mountain in Mexico?
Pico de Orizaba
Pico de Orizaba is a stratovolcano, the highest mountain in Mexico and the third highest in North America. It rises 5,636 metres (18,491 ft) above sea level in the eastern end of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt, on the border between the states of Veracruz and Puebla. The volcano is currently dormant but not extinct, with the last eruption taking place during the 19th century. It is the second most prominent volcanic peak in the world after Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro.
What state, as the last in 1995, ratified the abolition of slavery, the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution?
The 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which abolished slavery was ratified after three-fourths of the states backed it in December 1865. Four remaining states all eventually ratified the amendment -- except for Mississippi. Mississippi voted to ratify the amendment in 1995 - 148 years later -- thanks to the movie "Lincoln."
Which country is on the same island as the Dominican Republic?
While the dominant language in Haiti is French, the Dominican Republic is Spanish-speaking. Both in terms of area and population (about 10 million), the Dominican Republic is the second largest Caribbean state after Cuba.
"Big Apple" is a nickname of ...
"Big Apple" is a nickname for New York City. It was first popularized in the 1920s by John J. Fitz Gerald, a sports writer for the New York Morning Telegraph. Its popularity since the 1970s is due in part to a promotional campaign by the New York tourist authorities. The term "big apple" was used by Frank Sinatra in conversation with opera singer Dorothy Kirsten. Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani in 1997 signed legislation designating as "Big Apple Corner".
Who was the first known European to have discovered continental North America?
Erik the Red
Leif Erikson was a Norse explorer from Iceland. According to the Sagas of Icelanders, he established a Norse settlement at Vinland, tentatively identified with the Norse L'Anse aux Meadows on the northern tip of Newfoundland in modern-day Canada. Later archaeological evidence suggests that Vinland may have been the areas around the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and that the L'Anse aux Meadows site was a ship repair station.
The citizens of which country are able to take possession of an island under the Guano Islands Act law?
The Guano Islands Act is a United States federal law passed by the U.S. Congress that enables citizens of the United States to take possession of unclaimed islands containing guano deposits. The islands can be located anywhere, so long as they are not occupied and not within the jurisdiction of another government.
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