Tag Archives: Statue of Liberty

What Happened – October 28

It was on this day in 1919 that Congress overrode Pres. Wilson’s veto and passed the Volstead Act into law. The law, which was permitted by the passage of the 18th Amendment, outlawed most alcohol and liquor. The “Great Experiment” resulted in an increase of organized … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 5

It was on this day in 1861 that flogging was abolished by the US Army.         It was also on that exact same day, in that same year, that the US Government imposed the very first income … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 4

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving … Continue reading

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