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Timeline: The Long History of Voter Suppression
Primary Source Documents Pertaining to Early American History An invaluable collection of historical works which contributed to the formation of American politics, culture, and ideals The following is a massive collection of the literature and documents which were most relevant to the colonists' lives in America.
American Revolution: Boston Tea Party - Eyewitness Account
News of the Coercive Acts arrives in the colonies in the spring of 1774. In response to the punitive measures outlined in the Boston Port Bill, Bostonians propose to cease all trade with Britain, as set forth in the Solemn League and Covenant. Haunted by the failure of earlier commercial resistance initiatives, the other twelve colonies (as well as most towns in Massachusetts) are wary of yielding to Boston's leadership. Coming of the American Revolution: First Continental Congress
1740 | Slave Code of South Carolina Editorial Introduction: Viewed through the looking glass of contemporary law as reflected in free and democratic societies, the 1740 Slave Code of South Carolina is most certainly an abomination. It is a stain upon British and American legal history - South Carolina was a subject Province (aka colony) of "Her Majesty" in 1740.
Black slaves were prohibited from carrying firearms by a 1639 Virginia law, which prescribed 20 lashes for violations of the statute. There was one exception: with his master’s permission, a slave could bear firearms to defend against Indian raids. History - Colonial Authority
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America’s never-ending war against the world — 1900-1985
Congress has formally declared war only 11 times in U.S. history, and authorized the use of military force 11 times. As we head into a period of vigorous congressional debate over whether to authorize the use of force against Syria, it's instructive to look back at America's history of congressional war declarations. The Congressional Research Service put together a great mini-history in 2011, "Declarations of War and Authorizations for the Use of Military Force: Historical Background and Legal Implications," by Jennifer Elsea and Richard Grimmett, which is worth a read at this juncture. All the Previous Declarations of War - Garance Franke-Ruta
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Documents Relating to American Foreign Policy, 1898-1914 Documents Relating to American Foreign Policy "Instances of Use of United States Forces Abroad, 1798 - 1993," by Ellen C. Collier, Specialist in U.S.
Documents Relating to American Foreign Policy Prior to 1898 Documents Relating to American Foreign Policy Pre-1898
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The most famous speech in American political history was delivered by William Jennings Bryan on July 9, 1896, at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. The issue was whether to endorse the free coinage of silver at a ratio of silver to gold of 16 to 1. (This inflationary measure would have increased the amount of money in circulation and aided cash-poor and debt-burdened farmers.) Bryan's "Cross of Gold" Speech: Mesmerizing the Masses
Encyclopædia Britannica's Guide to Women's History
How The USA Expanded (In One Mesmerizing Animated GIF)
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Similarities Between the Assassinations of Kennedy and Lincoln - Succeed...