#unitedstateshistory

  1. A reminder. "Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day, is a federal holiday in the United States for honoring and mourning the U.S. military personnel who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces . From 1868 to 1970, it was observed on May 30. Since 1971, it i
  2. ‘We are on the brink’: One in three chance of “civil war,” warns billionaire investors

    By Ariana Baio Billionaire investor Ray Dalio has raised concerns about the future of the United States, saying the current political climate has created a one-in-three chance for “ civil war .” In an interview with The Financial Times this week, Mr Dalio described how the polarizati
  3. This Happened — May 17: It's Been 20 Years Since First Same-Sex Marriage In U.S.

    Updated May 17, 2024 at 11:25 a.m. The first legal same-sex marriages ever in the U.S. were performed on this day in 2004 in the state of Massachusetts. Get This Happened straight to your inbox ✉️ each day! Sign up here . Where were the first legal same-sex marriages performed in the
  4. May 16, 1918 - The U.S. Congress passed the Sedition Act, legislation designed to protect America’s participation in World War I. Along with the Espionage Act of the previous year, the Sedition Act was orchestrated largely by A. Mitchell Palmer, the United States attorney general
  5. Just finished my 88th Book Review of the Year!! The British Army of the Seven Years War (The French And Indian War in the US) had been victorious all over the Globe. The British Army of the Napoleonic Wars would be one of the most efficient military forces of the period, if smalle