Politics and Power
I made a salt map of the U.S. in the 1700's (I ate a piece of the dough- it was super salty)! It looks like the French had the most power because we colored a lot of it the bluish green which would be French settlements. The British colonies ended up being the most powerful because they won their independence and began westward expansion. The Spanish had the most power in Texas, but the American Indians were too tough for comfort which kept the Spanish from taking all of the white area of the map which was American Indian Territory.
In 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote, "We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal," which was part of the Declaration of Independence. The colonies went on to win their independence and create a new government. Our U.S. government is a Democratic Republic and Texas is a Republic.
Yesterday was election day. Each person votes in their state, then the states vote as a whole (the electoral college) for President.
A person needs 270 votes to be president. This morning our choices for President have 238 and 214 votes, 86 votes are still being counted.