Wednesday December 11, 2013
On December 11, 1941, the United States declared war on Italy and Germany to start its involvement in the European theater during World War II. It had already declared war on Japan on December 8, 1941 in response to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Germany had been fighting against the Allies for a little over three years prior to US involvement. Learn more about World War II.
Tuesday December 10, 2013
We can trace the rule that evidence found illegally is inadmissible in a court of law to the court case, Mapp v. Ohio. In this case, a woman was convicted of having obscene material which was found in an illegal search of her home. The Supreme Court under Chief Justice Earl Warren decided 6-3 that the evidence had to be thrown out and therefore all charges were dropped. Learn more about this key court case including how Boxing Promoter Don King was connected to it.
Saturday December 7, 2013
December 7, 1941. The day that led to the widespread support of American involvement in World War II. On this date, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor killing over 2,000 people and damaging or destroying eight battleships greatly harming the Pacific fleet. America officially entered the war the following day and fought on two fronts: Europe and the Pacific.
Sunday December 1, 2013