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Rhode Island 11-22-11 Every person who shall drive any horse over any of the public highways, for the purpose of racing or trying the speed of the horse, shall be fined not more than twenty dollars ($20.00) or imprisoned not exceeding ten (10) days. See More
A creditor must be considered a secured party to your goods before it can repossess them. Generally, a party is secured if it takes a security interest in your personal property to ensure payment from you (otherwise known as collateral). For example, an electronics store... See More
On Oct. 20, 1803, the Senate ratified the purchase of the Louisiana territory from France for $15 million. France had plans to start a powerful French colony in America, but as it faced war with Great Britain, Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte decided to raise money for... See More
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