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FOR ALL QUESTIONS PLEASE REFER to World almanac and book of facts, 2006 New York please include page number from which you have got the info

1. Aside from the 2000 presidential election,identify seven other close ones and the candidates.

2. Who was the Speaker of the U.S.House of Representatives between 1891 and 1895:what was his home state and party affiliation?

3. What was the state budget (surplus, deficit? amount) in 2000 and 2005?

4.What was the national debt("public debt"0 and interest paid on it 2005?

5. Identify the ten component measures of the Index of Leading Economic Indicators.

6. When was the last (6th) moon landing of U.S.Astronauts? Who were they:what did they do? When was the first Space Shuttle flight?

7. Identify and give the circulation of America's three leading daily newspapers.

8. Identify notable, but unsuccessful third party candidates for president in 1980,1992, and 1996.

9. Find and quote the U.S. presidential oath of office.

10. What is the average amount of greenhouse gasses per person emitted each year in the U.S?

11. What percentage of American households owned a computer in the most recent year? What is the web address of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget?

12. Which region of the world has the highest number of refugees?How many?Country of origin?

13. What is the population and GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of Myanmar?

14. What is the size of the agricultural sector( number of farm workers) of U.S. employment?

15. Which states have no death penalty?

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Note that in the following table, the election of 1824 is ranked closer than the election of 1800 because the election of 1800 resulted in a 2-way draw, while the election of 1824 resulted in a 3-way draw.
Rank Year Winner # of
(c) Votes Cast
for Winner
(w) Votes Cast
for Runner-Up
(r) Electoral Vote
Margin of
1. 1824
draw: Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, William Crawford
261 99 84 0.000
2. 1800
draw: Thomas Jefferson, Aaron Burr
138 73 73 0.000
3. 1876
Rutherford B. Hayes
369 185 184 0.003
4. 2000
George W. Bush
538 271 266 0.009
5. 1796
John Adams
138 77 68 0.029
6. 1916
Woodrow Wilson
531 277 254 0.043
7. 2004
George W. Bush
538 286 251 0.063

The United States presidential election of 1800, sometimes referred to as the "Revolution of 1800", is often considered a realigning election. Thomas Jefferson and his running-mate Aaron Burr defeated incumbent President John Adams, ushering in a generation of (Democratic-)Republican rule and the eventual demise of the Federalist Party. It is therefore considered to be the pivotal election of the First Party System.
The U.S. presidential election of 1876 was perhaps the most disputed presidential election in American history. Samuel Tilden handily defeated Ohio's Rutherford Hayes in the popular vote, and had 184 electoral votes to Hayes' 165, with 20 votes yet uncounted. These 20 electoral votes were in dispute: in three states (Florida, Louisiana, and South Carolina) each party reported its candidate had won the state, while in Oregon one elector was declared illegal (on account of being an "elected or appointed official") and replaced. The votes were ultimately awarded to Hayes after a bitter electoral dispute.
The United States presidential election of 2000 was one of the closest elections in United States history, decided by only 537 votes in the swing state of Florida. On election night, November 7, the media prematurely declared a winner twice based on exit polls before finally deciding that the Florida race was too close to call. It would turn out to be a month before the election was finally certified after numerous court challenges and recounts. Republican candidate George W. Bush won Florida's 25 electoral votes by a razor-thin margin of the popular vote in that state, and thereby defeated Democratic candidate Al Gore.
The United States presidential election of 1796 was the first contested American presidential election and the first one to elect a President and Vice-President from opposing tickets, exposing potential flaws in the original Electoral ...

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