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Women Against Women's Right to Vote (1918)

In the decades leading up to the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920,  as the women's suffrage movement was growing, an anti-suffragist movement also emerged. Dozens of State and national anti-suffrage organizations were created. Many of the leaders of the anti-suffrage movement were actually women. 

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Nixon Declines to Obey Subpoena (1973)

In the letter below from President Nixon to Judge Sirica, Nixon states he refusal to obey the subpoena and turn over his tapes. Nixon cites the long historical precedent of U.S. Presidents not adhering to court orders, noting that official communications between government department heads...

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Iowa Statehood Request (1844)

On the 4th of July in 1838, the U.S. Congress established the Territory of Iowa, which had a population about roughly 23,000 at the time. A movement quickly emerged within Iowa to push for statehood and less than a decade later on December 28th, 1846 Iowa became the 29th...

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U.S.-Australian Relations in WWII (1941)

The history of U.S.-Australian relations largely dates back to the Battle of Hamel on the 4th of July, 1918. The Battle of Hamel was a successful join attack in WWI by the Australian and U.S. armies, aided by British tanks, against Germans in the Le Hamel area of Northern France. In WWII U.S. and Australian forces again...

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Confederate War Ship Photo (1865)

From the early days of photography, pictures we used for intelligence gathering. During the Civil War, the Confederacy purchased many foreign ships, largely from Great Britain. While some were used to raid Union commerce ships, others were used to thwart the Union blockage and bring valuable supplies to the Confederate...

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