Today marks the anniversary of the Japanese attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. In it, 188 U.S. aircraft were destroyed, 2,402 Americans were killed, 1,282 were wounded. The United States declared war on Japan the following day, formally entering into World War II.
To learn more about the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, try the following resources:
All of my posts on World War II can be found here.
On this day in 1865, the United States adopted the Thirteenth Amendment, abolishing slavery and servitude except as punishment for a crime.
To learn more about the 13th Amendment, try the following resources:
All of my posts about abolition can be found here.
All of my posts on the Civil War 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.