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The team of Harrigan and Hart produced a series of popular musical comedies in New York starting in the late 1870s. The United States energy market is about 29,000 terawatt hours per year. [476] Energy consumption per capita is 7.8 tons (7076 kg) of oil equivalent per year, the 10th highest rate in the world. Avenbrugger, of Vienna, invented direct percussion in the Eighteenth Century. If the Second Amendment survived and thrived through all the disunity of the second half of the nineteenth century, and also survived the abandonment of the pretense of regular militia training by most states after the Civil War, then it is hard to believe that the Second Amendment is such a feeble creature that it can be felled by the relatively minor modern disunities of the 1990s.

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Publisher: Facts on File; 1 edition (May 1, 2009)

ISBN: 0816071780

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