Thurgood Marshal was a civil rights lawyer who used the judicial system to undo Jim Crow laws and segregation in the United States and became the first African-American Supreme Court justice.
The Indian Removal Act of 1830 remains one of the United States’ most controversial pieces of legislation. This act was responsible for the Trail of Tears, a forced removal of Native American people to a designated territory so that their land could be annexed into the United States.
On the 4th of July 1884, the colossal neoclassical sculpture “Liberty Enlightening the World,” later dubbed the “Statue of Liberty,” was gifted to the people of the United States by the people of France.
Andrew Johnson was the 17th president of the United States, rising to that office after the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. He was also the first president to be impeached by Congress, though this didn’t result in a conviction.
Patrick Henry served as a lawyer, politician, and speaker during the 18th century and was a Founding Father of the United States. He was also popular for twice serving as the Governor of Virginia – from 1776 to 1779 and 1784 to 1786.
The American Revolutionary War was a topsy-turvy affair that hung in the balance for long periods of its duration from 1775 to 1783. Among a variety of other factors, including French interventionism and brilliant tactics from leaders like George Washington, the patriotic spy network overseen by George Washington was made up of many courageous individuals that put their lives on the line for the American revolutionary cause.