In 1803, John Marshall led the Supreme Court in a landmark decision creating the precedent of Judicial Review. This established the ability of the Judiciary Branch to declare a law unconstitutional.Four U.S. Presidents died from assassination while in office and another six were subject to assassination attempts. Only one, Gerald Ford, was subject to not just one but two assassination attempts, both by women. Learn more about each assassination and attempt on the U.S. President.On March 24, 1765, the Quartering Act was passed by the British requiring colonists to house British troops. Quartering of troops angered colonists so much that when they finally gained independence, they included an amendment in the Bill of Rights that would not allow troops to be quartered in private homes during peacetime.
Causes of the American Revolution
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Uncle Tom's Cabin
Saturday March 20, 2010
On March 20, 1852, Harriet Beecher Stowe's book "Uncle Tom's Cabin" was published. Few books have had such an effect on America. This book had a major influence on the way the public viewed slavery. Uncle Tom's Cabin established Stowe's reputation as a woman of letters and a literary hero while rallying many to fight for abolition. The coming Civil War would once and for all end the issue of slavery in America with Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and then the Thirteenth Amendment.
* Top Five Causes of the Civil War
* The Underground Railroad
* Civil War Battles
* African-American History
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James Madison - Fourth President
Tuesday March 16, 2010
On March 16, 1751, James Madison was born in Virginia and grew up at Montpelier which would eventually become his home. Madison is known as the Father of the Constitution because he was the primary author of most of the document. After the Constitutional Convention, he was one of the authors of the...