Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party, commonly referred to as the GOP, is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being its historic rival, the Democratic Party. The party is named after republicanism, the dominant value during the American Revolution and it was founded by anti-slavery activists, modernists, ex-Whigs, and ex-Free Soilers in 1854. The Republicans dominated politics nationally and in the majority of northern States for most of the period between 1860 and 1932, there have been 19 Republican presidents, the most from any one party. The Republican Partys current ideology is American conservatism, which contrasts with the Democrats more progressive platform, its platform involves support for free market capitalism, free enterprise, fiscal conservatism, a strong national defense and restrictions on labor unions. In addition to advocating for economic policies, the Republican Party is socially conservative. As of 2017, the GOP is documented as being at its strongest position politically since 1928, in addition to holding the Presidency, the Republicans control the 115th United States Congress, having majorities in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.
The party holds a majority of governorships and state legislatures, the main cause was opposition to the Kansas–Nebraska Act, which repealed the Missouri Compromise by which slavery was kept out of Kansas. The Northern Republicans saw the expansion of slavery as a great evil, the first public meeting of the general anti-Nebraska movement where the name Republican was suggested for a new anti-slavery party was held on March 20,1854, in a schoolhouse in Ripon, Wisconsin. The name was chosen to pay homage to Thomas Jeffersons Republican Party. The first official party convention was held on July 6,1854, in Jackson and it oversaw the preserving of the union, the end of slavery, and the provision of equal rights to all men in the American Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861–1877. The Republicans initial base was in the Northeast and the upper Midwest, with the realignment of parties and voters in the Third Party System, the strong run of John C. Fremont in the 1856 United States presidential election demonstrated it dominated most northern states, early Republican ideology was reflected in the 1856 slogan free labor, free land, free men, which had been coined by Salmon P.
Chase, a Senator from Ohio. Free labor referred to the Republican opposition to labor and belief in independent artisans. Free land referred to Republican opposition to the system whereby slaveowners could buy up all the good farm land. The Party strove to contain the expansion of slavery, which would cause the collapse of the slave power, representing the fast-growing western states, won the Republican nomination in 1860 and subsequently won the presidency. The party took on the mission of preserving the Union, and destroying slavery during the American Civil War, in the election of 1864, it united with War Democrats to nominate Lincoln on the National Union Party ticket. The partys success created factionalism within the party in the 1870s and those who felt that Reconstruction had been accomplished and was continued mostly to promote the large-scale corruption tolerated by President Ulysses S. Grant ran Horace Greeley for the presidency. The Stalwarts defended Grant and the system, the Half-Breeds led by Chester A.
Arthur pushed for reform of the civil service in 1883
Delaware Historical Society
The Delaware Historical Society began in 1864 as an effort to preserve documents from the Civil War. Since then, it has expanded into a historical institution with several venues and a major museum in Wilmington. The society participates in joint marketing with the Delaware Tourism Office, the Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Societys Wilmington Campus is located between 5th and 6th Streets on Lower Market Street in Wilmington. This row is the shopping district and currently markets itself as the LoMa Design District to promote urban redevelopment. The complex includes an arch over the street, the main museum consists of three rotating exhibit halls in a converted 1941 art deco Woolworths store, one of two that used to operate on Market Street. Exhibits include costumes, childrens toys and folk art, the Old Town Hall served as the city hall for the Burough and City of Wilmington. Constructed in 1798 in the style, the building included the jail. The Marquis de Lafayette received a reception there and President Andrew Jackson was the guest of honor at a dinner, in 1851, the body of Senator Henry Clay was officially laid in state.
Willingtown Square is a collection of buildings relocated from other sections of downtown to make way for high rise construction, started as part of the bicentennial celebration in 1976, the square is named after Thomas Willing, the founder of Wilmington. The buildings interiors serve as office and meeting space for the society but patrons can access the courtyard, the society provides free access to a research library with unique special collections. The collection includes work on Delaware genealogy and underground railroad as well as a letter from George Washington to Caesar Rodney, Senator William V. Roths widow donated all of his papers to the library. The library is open Mondays from 1pm to 9pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 1pm, Fridays from 9am to 5pm, located at 505 North Market Street, a former Artisans Savings Bank branch location houses the library. Tilghman Ware Company built the art deco structure in 1930-31, located in New Castle on the Strand, the George Read II House was built in 1801 by George Read, Jr.
the son of George Read, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The house was the largest in the state at the time it was built with 22 rooms covering 14,000 square feet, the house includes a rathskeller in the basement that served as a speakeasy. This dates from the 1920s when the Laird family owned the house and were bootleggers, the house was restored in 1986
The Delaware Senate is the upper house of the Delaware General Assembly, the state legislature of the US state of Delaware. It is composed of 21 Senators, each of whom is elected to a term, except when reapportionment occurs. There is no limit to the number of terms that a Senator may serve, the Delaware Senate meets at the Legislative Hall in Dover. Senators must be citizens of the United States, have lived in Delaware for three years, and have been a resident of their district for at least one year preceding their election. They must be at least 27 years old at the time of their election, the Lieutenant Governor of Delaware serves as the President of the Senate, but only casts a vote if required to break a tie. In his or her absence, the President Pro Tempore presides over the Senate, the President Pro Tempore is elected by the majority party caucus followed by confirmation of the entire Senate through a Senate Resolution. The President Pro Tempore is the leadership position in the Senate.
The other Senate leaders are elected by their party caucuses. Below are the Senators as of the 149th General Assembly, following the most recent election, list of Delaware State Senators Delaware State Capitol Delaware General Assembly Delaware House of Representatives 148th Delaware General Assembly - Senators Delaware Senate at Ballotpedia
Delaware House of Representatives
The Delaware House of Representatives is the lower house of the Delaware General Assembly, the state legislature of the US state of Delaware. It is composed of 41 Representatives from a number of constituencies. Its members are not subject to term limits, the House meets at the Delaware Legislative Hall in Dover. From 1776 to 1792, the chamber was known as the House of Assembly, the name was changed by Delawares 1792 Constitution, reflecting the new federal House of Representatives. This change on the part of Delaware initiated a movement that has resulted in a majority of the houses of U. S. state legislatures sharing the name of the federal House of Representatives. The Speaker of the House presides over the House of Representatives, the Speaker is elected by the majority party caucus followed by confirmation of the full House through the passage of a House Resolution. The Speaker is the leadership position of the body. The other House leaders are elected by their party caucuses. The Majority Leader determines which bills are brought to the floor for debate from an Agenda prepared by the Speaker of the House and manages debates, terry Spence was the longest serving speaker in the history of the Delaware General Assembly.
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International Standard Book Number
The International Standard Book Number is a unique numeric commercial book identifier. An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation of a book, for example, an e-book, a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, the method of assigning an ISBN is nation-based and varies from country to country, often depending on how large the publishing industry is within a country. The initial ISBN configuration of recognition was generated in 1967 based upon the 9-digit Standard Book Numbering created in 1966, the 10-digit ISBN format was developed by the International Organization for Standardization and was published in 1970 as international standard ISO2108. Occasionally, a book may appear without a printed ISBN if it is printed privately or the author does not follow the usual ISBN procedure, this can be rectified later. Another identifier, the International Standard Serial Number, identifies periodical publications such as magazines, the ISBN configuration of recognition was generated in 1967 in the United Kingdom by David Whitaker and in 1968 in the US by Emery Koltay.
The 10-digit ISBN format was developed by the International Organization for Standardization and was published in 1970 as international standard ISO2108, the United Kingdom continued to use the 9-digit SBN code until 1974. The ISO on-line facility only refers back to 1978, an SBN may be converted to an ISBN by prefixing the digit 0. For example, the edition of Mr. J. G. Reeder Returns, published by Hodder in 1965, has SBN340013818 -340 indicating the publisher,01381 their serial number. This can be converted to ISBN 0-340-01381-8, the check digit does not need to be re-calculated, since 1 January 2007, ISBNs have contained 13 digits, a format that is compatible with Bookland European Article Number EAN-13s. An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation of a book, for example, an ebook, a paperback, and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, a 13-digit ISBN can be separated into its parts, and when this is done it is customary to separate the parts with hyphens or spaces.
Separating the parts of a 10-digit ISBN is done with either hyphens or spaces, figuring out how to correctly separate a given ISBN number is complicated, because most of the parts do not use a fixed number of digits. ISBN issuance is country-specific, in that ISBNs are issued by the ISBN registration agency that is responsible for country or territory regardless of the publication language. Some ISBN registration agencies are based in national libraries or within ministries of culture, in other cases, the ISBN registration service is provided by organisations such as bibliographic data providers that are not government funded. In Canada, ISBNs are issued at no cost with the purpose of encouraging Canadian culture. In the United Kingdom, United States, and some countries, where the service is provided by non-government-funded organisations. Australia, ISBNs are issued by the library services agency Thorpe-Bowker
University of Delaware
The University of Delaware is the largest university in Delaware. The main campus is in Newark, with campuses in Dover, Lewes. It is considered an institution with approximately 18,500 undergraduate and 4,500 graduate students. UD is a privately governed university which receives funding for being a land-grant, sea-grant, space-grant and urban-grant state-supported research institution. UD is classified as a university with very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. It is one of four schools in North America with a major in art conservation. In 1923, UD was the first American university to offer a study abroad program, the school from which the university grew was founded in 1743, making it one of the oldest in the nation. However, UD was not chartered as an institution of learning until 1833. Its original class of ten students included George Read, Thomas McKean, the University of Delaware traces its founding to 1743, when Presbyterian minister Francis Alison opened up his Free School in his home in New London, Pennsylvania.
The school changed its name and location several times, ending up as the Academy of Newark in 1769, since Delaware was part of the Pennsylvania colony until 1776, the academy was denied charter as a college in order to prevent its competing with the University of Pennsylvania. In 1833, the Delaware General Assembly passed An Act to Establish a College at Newark, and it changed its name in 1843 to Delaware College and it merged with the Academy of Newark. The school closed from 1859 until 1870 and it reopened in 1870 due to the support of the Morrill Land-Grant Acts. In 1921, Delaware College was renamed the University of Delaware, plans call for this facility to be repurposed into a world-class research facility. Initial plans include the new home of the College of Health Science, in 2010–2011, the university conducted a feasibility study in support of plans to add a law school focused on corporate and patent law. At its completion, the study suggested that the addition was not within the universitys funding capability given the nations economic climate at the time.
Capital expenses were projected at $100 million, and the deficit in the first ten years would be $165 million. The study assumed an initial class of two hundred students entering in the fall of 2015, widener University has Delawares only law school as of 2011. S. News & World Report ranked UDs undergraduate program tied for 79th among national universities, the Bloomberg Businessweek review of the Best Undergraduate B-Schools ranked UDs Lerner College of Business and Economics 96th among the 187 U. S. programs reviewed