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
Saturday November 30, 2013
One of the foundational documents in American History is the Magna Carta. Even though it was signed by King John over 560 years before the writing of the Declaration of Independence, many civil liberties including habeas corpus can be traced back to this seminal document.
FAQ: Why is the Magna Carta seen as a key document in the founding of the US?
Friday November 29, 2013
Did you know that James Madison was the shortest president of the United States, standing 5'4" tall? Continuing with my growing collection of '10 things to know about...', I've created a list for James Madison. These key facts provide an introduction and an overview to key pieces of information that individuals learning about the fourth president should know.