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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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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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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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The Fall of Others From Like State of Bliss: Peace, and Paradise, Lost Now Forever . . . .

On this day in 1968, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy (D-NY) is fatally wounded by a gun shot to the head following his victory in the…

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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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The Last of the Virginia Dynasty

On April 29th, 1758, future fifth president James Monroe is born to the planter class in Westmoreland County, Virginia, the last POTUS of the “Virginia…

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