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The 14th Amendment: Our Original Voting Rights Act

On July 28th, 1868, following its ratification by the necessary three-quarters of U.S. states, the 14th Amendment, guaranteeing citizenship and all its privileges to African…

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A Tale of Two Parties

On July 27th, 1974, the House Judiciary Committee approves the first of three articles of impeachment against Nixon, for obstruction of justice, abuse of power,…

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Bòn Fèt America.

On July 4th, 1776, the Second Continental Congress adopted a written Declaration pronouncing approval of the Lee Resolution for independence which passed July 2, 1776….

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Bòn Fèt Canada

On July 1, 1867, Canada became a self-governing dominion of Great Britain and a federation of four provinces: Nova Scotia; New Brunswick; Ontario; and Quebec….

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The Perils of Perfumed Hubris

On June 26th, 1876 at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Lt. Col. George Custer’s hubris lead all 210 men in his battalion to annihilation…

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Hysteria as Patriotism, Duplicity as Duty

On June 22nd, 1950, the pamphlet-style screed Red Channels was released, purporting to name 151 actors, writers, musicians, broadcast journalists, and others in the context…

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