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Thirteenth Amendment

"Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction." On February 1, 1865, President Lincoln formally abolished slavery with his signature of the thirteenth amendment to the constitution.

Stock Market Crash of 1929

Stock prices spiraled out of control and the stock market crashed on October 29, 1929. Black ... more

Fred Allen & Jack Benny: Best of Frenemies

Comedians Fred Allen and Jack Benny were good friends who enjoyed playing comic adversaries. ... more

Theodore Roosevelt’s Great White Fleet

It’s that old saying: if you’ve got it…flaunt it. The U.S. Navy did just that on December ... more
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