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Manifest Destiny and the Mexican-American War

On May 13the, 1846, Congress declared war on Mexico at the request of newly-minted President James K. Polk. The conflict centered on the independent Republic…

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Abolition’s Advent

On this day in 1807, the US Congress passes an act to “prohibit the importation of slaves into any port or place within the jurisdiction…

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Illegals Make Landfall at Plymouth. Film at 11.

On this day in 1620, the British ship Mayflower lays anchor near modern-day Plymouth, Massachusetts, and its passengers bravely prepare to break ground on their…

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Madeleine Albright is Born

On this day in 1937, the first woman US Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, is born in Prague; her name at birth was Marie Jana…

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Infrastructure, the Transcontinental Railroad and Immigrants

On this day in 1869, the transcontinental railroad opens for through traffic when Central Pacific Rail Road President Leland Stanford ceremonially drives the gold “Last…

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The Mayflower, Plymouth Colony and the Betrayal of What They Stood for

On this day in 1620, the British ship Mayflower lays anchor near modern-day Plymouth, Massachusetts, and its passengers bravely prepare to break ground on their…

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