When Was Women’s Suffrage?

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The right to vote is one that many American citizens now take for granted. For some demographics, this freedom to vote for election candidates has always been there. Some will decide not to use it over a dislike of politics. But, others had to fight for the right to cast a vote, and, among them, many see it as an opportunity to honor those that earned that freedom.

When Did Women Get Rights?

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The fight for equal rights in America is nothing new. Since the Declaration of Independence, some groups have been deemed inferior to others and less deserving of rights. Over time, women have gained many of the rights of men. So, when did women get rights in voting, reproductive choices, and more?

What Year Did Segregation End?

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Racial segregation through Jim Crow Laws is a dark point in American history that ended far too recently. The slaves were freed in 1873, yet black and white Americans were segregated in living memory. Why was there such a gap between emancipation and the end of segregation, and does any form of segregation still exist? […]

Who Assassinated Martin Luther King?

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On April 4th, 1968, civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis in one of a series of high-profile assassinations in the 1960s. While a conviction was made, there are still questions over who is truly responsible for the crime. Who killed Martin Luther King Jr., and is there any truth to the idea of a conspiracy?

Who Made the American Flag?

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The question of who made the American flag sounds like a simple one to answer until you consider the fact that there have been 27 flag designs since 1777. The design has evolved through necessity, and various designers can make their claims. But, two names stand out.

When Did America Gain Independence?

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One of the most celebrated moments in American history is the victory over the British in the War of Independence, which ultimately led to the United States being recognized as a free nation. There is even an annual federal holiday to celebrate that momentous achievement. But, when did America gain independence, and why might the answer be much later than Independence Day?