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How President Andrew Johnson was Nearly Impeached

President Andrew Johnson succeeded President Abraham Lincoln upon his death in 1865. Johnson was Lincoln’s Vice President. In 1868, Johnson was impeached by the…

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One of the Most Unpopular First Ladies: Mary Todd Lincoln

Mary Ann Todd Lincoln was President Abraham Lincoln’s wife and First Lady of the United States for four years, from 1861 to 1865, but…

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The First Woman Elected to Congress: Jeannette Rankin

The first woman in the United States to hold national office was Jeannette Pickering Rankin, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from…

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The Mayans Built Roads That Rivaled the Romans’

MIRADOR BASIN, GUATEMALA – New findings show that the Mayans engineered a series of superhighways that rivaled Roman roads. The network of roads dates…

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The Siege of Boston: The Start of the American Revolution

The Siege of Boston began the American Revolution, beginning on April 1775 and lasting until March 1776. Colonial militiamen were able to successfully say…

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Lucy Stone’s Hard Work and Determination Towards Women’s Suffrage

Lucy Stone, the first woman from Massachusetts to earn a college degree, was a well known suffragist along with being an orator and abolitionist.…

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How Alice Paul Campaigned for Women’s Suffrage

Alice Paul was a prominent women’s right activist and suffragist. Paul was the main leader of the campaign for the Nineteenth Amendment, passed in…

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5 of the Most Important Political Protests in History

Yesterday, three million women around the world joined with the Women’s March on Washington to declare that “Women’s rights are human rights”. News reporters are…

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Musical History: The World’s Oldest Melody

Humans have been making music for at least 43,000 years. Archaeologists have found bone flutes dating back that far, and its probable that humans…

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Tomb of Ancient Viking High King Discovered

“It’s just a theory, an idea, but somebody has to say it first.” – Bjarne Henning Nielsen. Bjarne Henning Nielsen, a Danish archaeologist, believes…

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