Thursday, 4 February 2016

What is Lent?

Lent is the word Christians use to describe the forty days leading up to Easter.
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Sunday, 31 January 2016

What is a Republican? And a Democrat?

The English Language: 100 FAQ

There are only two major political parties in the US; the Republicans & the Democrats. A representative from one or other party has won every presidential election since 1852.

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What is a primary? What is a caucus?

American presidential elections follow a fixed timetable in a system that has its origins in the American Constitution.
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Sunday, 24 January 2016

US Election Vocabulary: Electoral college? Battleground states?

US presidential elections are not decided by the popular vote (counting the number of votes obtained nationally for each candidate).
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Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Why are Academy Awards called Oscars?

The Oscars are awarded by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
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Saturday, 9 January 2016

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