By George C. Kohn
Identifies and explains the significance of vital historical treaties, legislation, speeches, letters, courtroom judgements, and different writings, from the Code of Hammurabi to Mao's "Little purple Book".
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D’Arcy a 60-year oil-drilling concession (which had been assumed by the Anglo-Persian Oil Company in 1909). : University of Pittsburgh Press, 1965). Anglo-Russian Convention of 1755 Defense subsidy treaty made between Great Britain and Russia (under the influence of Austria) on September 19, 1755. Russia agreed to maintain on her western borders an armed force of 55,000 troops. In exchange for this Russian “threat” to Prussia and France (by which Britain hoped to discourage any aggression Ankara, Treaty of against her ally of Hanover), Britain agreed to provide Russia with an annual subsidy payment of £100,000.
Annexation Manifesto, Canadian Manifesto signed by 325 prominent, English-speaking Montreal businessmen and politicians and printed in the Montreal Gazette on October 11, 1849, containing the signatories’ arguments in support of Canada’s annexation to the United States. The document’s authors denounced Great Britain’s abandonment of a system of trade that had provided the British North American colonies with trade advantages; they blamed Great Britain for the Canadian provinces’ subsequent economic hardship and argued that the situation would be greatly improved through annexation to the United States, as Canada would thereby gain access not only to the world’s largest market but also to increased trade with foreign countries.
Apatzinga´n, Constitution of Provisional constitution issued on October 22, 1814, by the Mexican Congress of Chilpancingo at its headquarters in Apatzinga´n, Michoaca´n. Consisting of 242 articles, the constitution established a republican form of government with three separate branches (executive, legislative, and judicial). The congress was to oversee the government and choose the three members of the plural executive and the five members of the judicial branch’s review tribunal. Also mandated was the abolition of slavery and the equality of all citizens before the law.