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76 The Secretary of State is fourth in the line of presidential succession. History > United States 08/03/08
77 The Secretary of the Treasury is fifth in the line of presidential succession. History > United States 08/01/08
78 The Vice President is first in the line of presidential succession. History > United States 08/01/08
79 The Speaker of the House of Representatives is second in the line of presidential succession. History > United States 07/30/08
80 The President pro tempore of the Senate is third in the line of presidential succession. History > United States 07/26/08
81 The principle of judicial review was established in the United States Supreme Court case Marbury v. Madison. History > United States 06/17/08
82 The two front-runners (top two contenders) in the 2008 Democratic presidential primaries were Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. History > United States 06/17/08
83 The Underground Railroad was a system of escape routes to the north. History > United States 06/16/08
84 Thomas Jefferson was the first secretary of state. History > United States 06/13/08
85 George Washington was the President of the Constitutional Convention. History > United States 06/09/08
86 In the United States Supreme Court case Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire, the Court ruled that "fighting words" are not protected by the free speech clause of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. History > United States 05/27/08
87 Gold was first discovered in California in 1848. History > United States 05/22/08
88 The United States Constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787. History > United States 05/19/08
89 The capital of the USA is Washington D.C. History > United States 05/19/08





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