Who is Hamas? Identification: Hamas, an acronym for Harakat al-Muqawamah al-Islamiyyah (Islamic Resistance Movement), emerged as a Palestinian militant and political entity during the First Intifada in 1987. It encompasses a military faction known as the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades. Principal Objectives: Hamas articulates its primary objective as the liberation of Palestine, encompassing present-day Israel, […]
John Wilkes Booth was shot and fatally wounded on April 26th, 1865. Booth was hiding in a barn on a Virginia farm that was surrounded by federal troops seeking his capture for the assassination of President Lincoln 12 days earlier.
The Pledge of Allegiance is attributed to a preacher named Francis Julius Bellamy, who wrote the original pledge in 1892. However, Frank Bellamy’s pledge differs from the one that we recite today. Over time, other parties and activists fought to alter the text to better represent the nation and its values.
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.