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July 5th: The Ratification of the Twenty-sixth Amendment

July 5, 2023
On July 5, 1971, a landmark change in American democracy was cemented when President Richard Nixon formally certified the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, lowering the federal voting age from 21 to 18. This amendment represented the culmination of fervent advocacy by youth and anti-Vietnam War activists who…

July 4th: Independence Day

June 30, 2023
The 4th of July, known as Independence Day, is a momentous holiday in American history that commemorates the nation’s declaration of independence from British rule. On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, a revolutionary document drafted by Thomas Jefferson, declaring the thirteen American colonies…

July 3rd: The Louisiana Purchase

June 30, 2023
July 3rd holds a significant place in American history due to the landmark event known as the Louisiana Purchase. On this day in 1803, the United States finalized the acquisition of the vast Louisiana Territory from France. The purchase, negotiated by President Thomas Jefferson, effectively doubled the size of the…

July 1st: The Inception of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

June 30, 2023
On July 1, 2020, a new chapter in North American trade was ushered in as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) officially replaced the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). USMCA aimed to modernize and address the criticisms of NAFTA while strengthening economic ties between the three North American nations. NAFTA,…

June 30th: Donald Trump’s Unprecedented Visit to North Korea

June 30, 2023
A historic event unfolded as Donald Trump became the first sitting US President to set foot in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, commonly known as North Korea, on June 30, 2019. This unprecedented visit symbolized a remarkable diplomatic gesture amidst decades of tension between the United States and North…
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