This Week In American History

This Week In American History: March 3rd - March 9th

This Week In American History: March 3rd - Marc...

March 3 1845 Congress reins in President John Tyler’s zealous use of the presidential veto, overriding it with the necessary two-thirds vote. This marked Congress’ first use of the Constitutional...

This Week In American History: March 3rd - Marc...

March 3 1845 Congress reins in President John Tyler’s zealous use of the presidential veto, overriding it with the necessary two-thirds vote. This marked Congress’ first use of the Constitutional...

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This Week In American History: February 25th - March 2nd

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February 25 1836 Samuel Colt received US patent number 138 for a “revolving gun," later known as 9430X. His improvement in fire-arm design allowed a gun to be fired multiple...

This Week In American History: February 25th - ...

February 25 1836 Samuel Colt received US patent number 138 for a “revolving gun," later known as 9430X. His improvement in fire-arm design allowed a gun to be fired multiple...

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This Week In American History:  February 18th - February 24th

This Week In American History: February 18th -...

February 18 1885 Mark Twain published his famous—and famously controversial—novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Twain first introduced Huck Finn as the best friend of Tom Sawyer, hero of his...

This Week In American History: February 18th -...

February 18 1885 Mark Twain published his famous—and famously controversial—novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Twain first introduced Huck Finn as the best friend of Tom Sawyer, hero of his...

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This Week In American History: February 11th - February 17th

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February 11 1916 Emma Goldman, a crusader for women’s rights and social justice, was arrested in New York City for lecturing and distributing materials about birth control. She was accused...

This Week In American History: February 11th - ...

February 11 1916 Emma Goldman, a crusader for women’s rights and social justice, was arrested in New York City for lecturing and distributing materials about birth control. She was accused...

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This Week In American History: February 4th - February 10th

This Week In American History: February 4th - F...

February 4   1789 George Washington, the commander of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, was unanimously elected the first president of the United States by all 69 presidential...

This Week In American History: February 4th - F...

February 4   1789 George Washington, the commander of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, was unanimously elected the first president of the United States by all 69 presidential...

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This Week In American History: January 28th - February 3rd

This Week In American History: January 28th - F...

January 28 1915 President Woodrow Wilson signed the Coast Guard Act of 1915, which merged the Revenue Cutter Service with the U.S. Life-Saving Service, and was officially renamed the Coast...

This Week In American History: January 28th - F...

January 28 1915 President Woodrow Wilson signed the Coast Guard Act of 1915, which merged the Revenue Cutter Service with the U.S. Life-Saving Service, and was officially renamed the Coast...

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