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On this day in 1812, President James Madison signed a declaration of war against Great Britain, the first such action in American history.
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On this day in 1972, five men were arrested for breaking and entering into the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate complex in Washington DC. When this "third-rate burglary attempt" was connected to President Richard Nixon’s reelection campaign, the scandal eventually led to the president's resignation along with indictment, trial, conviction and incarceration of 43 people - including dozens of top Nixon administration officials.
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On this day in 1215, King John of England put his royal seal on the Magna Carta, the first document forced onto an English King by a group of his subjects in an attempt to limit his powers by law.
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On this day in 1966, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its landmark decision in the case Miranda v. Arizona establishing the principle that all criminal suspects must be advised of their rights before interrogation.
To learn more about the rights of the accused and the Supreme Court, refer to the following cases:
All of my posts on the Supreme Court and its decisions can be found here.
On this day in 1987, in a speech commemorating the 750th anniversary of Berlin, President Ronald Reagan stood in front of the Brandenburg Gate and challenged Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down" the Berlin Wall, a symbol of the repressive Communist era in a divided Germany.
All of my posts on Cold War topics can be found here.
My name is Angela Zorn. I work full-time as an educator at Bullitt Central High School in suburban Kentucky where I teach AP US History and AP US Government & Politics. In addition, I provide training & consulting services throughout the United States.