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Noun1.the States - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Oceanthe States - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
multiple voting - the act of voting in more than one place by the same person at the same election (illegal in U.S.)
snake dance - a ceremonial dance (as by the Hopi) in which snakes are handled or invoked
reallotment, reapportionment, reallocation - a new apportionment (especially a new apportionment of congressional seats in the United States on the basis of census results)
trust busting - (law) government activities seeking to dissolve corporate trusts and monopolies (especially under the United States antitrust laws)
Boston Tea Party - demonstration (1773) by citizens of Boston who (disguised as Indians) raided three British ships in Boston harbor and dumped hundreds of chests of tea into the harbor; organized as a protest against taxes on tea
recall - the act of removing an official by petition
American Civil War, United States Civil War, War between the States - civil war in the United States between the North and the South; 1861-1865
water spaniel - any dog of two large curly-coated breeds used for hunting waterfowl
maquiladora - an assembly plant in Mexico (near the United States border); parts are shipped into Mexico and the finished product is shipped back across the border
slave market - a marketplace where slaves were auctioned off (especially in the southern United States before the American Civil War)
totem - emblem consisting of an object such as an animal or plant; serves as the symbol of a family or clan (especially among American Indians)
hooter, schnoz, schnozzle, snoot, snout, nozzle, honker, beak - informal terms for the nose
southernism - an attitude characteristic of Southerners (especially in the US)
shamanism - any animistic religion similar to Asian shamanism (especially as practiced by certain Native American tribes)
Social Security number - the number of a particular individual's Social Security account
joint resolution - a resolution passed by both houses of Congress which becomes legally binding when signed by the Chief Executive (or passed over the Chief Executive's veto)
Bill of Rights - a statement of fundamental rights and privileges (especially the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution)
Athabascan, Athapaskan language, Athabaskan, Athapascan, Athapaskan - a group of Amerindian languages (the name coined by an American anthropologist, Edward Sapir)
inaugural, inaugural address - an address delivered at an inaugural ceremony (especially by a United States president)
tart - a small open pie with a fruit filling
teacake - any of various small cakes or cookies often served with tea
partridge - flesh of either quail or grouse
cola, dope - carbonated drink flavored with extract from kola nuts (`dope' is a southernism in the United States)
combination in restraint of trade - (law) any monopoly or contract or combination or conspiracy intended to restrain commerce (which are illegal according to antitrust laws of the United States)
State Department - a department of government in one of the 50 states
department of the federal government, federal department, federal office - a department of the federal government of the United States
federation of tribes, tribe - a federation (as of American Indians)
NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization - an international organization created in 1949 by the North Atlantic Treaty for purposes of collective security
OAS, Organization of American States - an association including most countries in the western hemisphere; created in 1948 to promote military and economic and social and cultural cooperation
nation - a federation of tribes (especially Native American tribes); "the Shawnee nation"
independent agency - an agency of the United States government that is created by an act of Congress and is independent of the executive departments
IC, Intelligence Community, National Intelligence Community, United States Intelligence Community - a group of government agencies and organizations that carry out intelligence activities for the United States government; headed by the Director of Central Intelligence
county - (United States) the largest administrative district within a state; "the county plans to build a new road"
eastern United States, East - the region of the United States lying to the north of the Ohio River and to the east of the Mississippi River
middle west, Midwest, midwestern United States - the north central region of the United States (sometimes called the heartland or the breadbasket of America)
Pacific Northwest - a region of the northwestern United States usually including Washington and Oregon and sometimes southwestern British Columbia
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This review assesses differences and similarities of the states in planning for pandemic influenza.
For the reasons set out below, the revised proposal remains flawed, reflecting not a meaningful step toward uniformity among the states but rather the ill-advised pursuit of an excessive information gathering policy that would circumvent existing mechanisms to obtain taxpayer information and possibly spawn legal challenges to the MTC's and States' authority.
AHCA, its National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL), and AAHSA joined in praising the bipartisan legislation providing a federal aid package to the states directed specifically toward supporting Medicaid.
Now it's up to the states and localities to use these resources to address the problems revealed in 2000.
If you don't believe that statement 1992, the Clinton campaign targeted 80 percent of its $37 million advertising budget to the states it had identified as battleground states.
In America's early days, state courts guarded their prerogatives jealously, and until the 1920s federal courts didn't enforce the Bill of Rights on the states at all.
Our dual banking system has a desirable genius for resisting government-imposed uniformity, but the large number of significant differences among the states impedes the interstate delivery of services to the public and reduces the efficiency of the banking business.
So locating inventory in New York can reduce the overall receipts the company reports to all the states in which it does business.
In addition, the liability for these so-called contingent tax credits is not budgeted and could come due when the states could least afford it.
While the streamlined sales tax (SST) system could still be fairly described as a work in progress, the states have come a long way in addressing some of the key problems businesses face in sales tax compliance.