Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

November 18th, 2011 by

On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln gave the famous Gettysburg Address in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  Gettysburg was the scene, on July 1-3 of that year, of one of the bloodiest battles in the American Civil War.  As he memorialized the fallen soldiers, Lincoln defined their fight as a way of securing the Declaration of Independence’s Read more…

Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery

November 10th, 2011 by

“Here Rests In Honored Glory An American Soldier Known But To God” Inscription at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery World War I ended with an armistice, or cease of hostilities, on November 11, 1918.  This day became known as Armistice Day to honor those who fought in the World War I, Read more…

Anniversary of FDR’s 4th Election

November 7th, 2011 by

On November 7, 1944 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected to an unprecedented fourth term in office.  Roosevelt had won his first presidential election in 1932 with almost sixty percent of the popular vote.  Americans were concerned after the stock market crash in 1929 led to bank and business failures, home foreclosures, and high unemployment Read more…

Anniversary of Lincoln’s Election in 1860

November 4th, 2011 by

On November 6, 1860, Abraham Lincoln was elected the 16th President of the United States.  The election of 1860 was the only election in our history that did not result in a peaceful transfer of power.  Fearing a loss of power within the Union, many Southerners revisited arguments about the nature of the Constitution.  Some Read more…

Anniversary of the Stamp Act of 1765

November 1st, 2011 by

On November 1, 1765, the British Parliament enacted the Stamp Act.  The Act required the British colonists in North America to pay a tax on paper documents including licenses, legal documents, newspapers, and playing cards in order to pay for the expenses incurred during the French and Indian War. Stamp Act Congress In October 1765, Read more…