• Lincoln Assassination

    On April 15, of 1865 Abraham Lincoln died from a bullet to the head. He was at a play with his wife, when an assassin, John Wilkes Booth, shot and killed Abraham from behind.
  • Social Security

    FAQsSocial Security started in 1935 & the first taxes were collected in 1937. It was originally just a retirement plan. Social Security has paid out $11.3 trillion dollars from 1937-2009.
  • McCarthy Hearings

    This was a senate hearing developed from McCarthy's search for communists in the US.
  • Brown VS Board of Education

    Brown VS Board of Education
    Brown Vs Board was a court case based on the issue that race-based segregation of children into “separate but equal” public schools is unconstitutional. It was declared unconstitutional, and schools became un-segregated.
  • Medicare

    Medicare was, and still is the largest change in healith insurance coverage.It has an annual cost of $260 billion, and explains 17% of US health expenditures.
  • Civil Rights Act, 1965

    Civil Rights Act, 1965
    In 1965, a bill was passed to outlaw discriminitory voting practices. Although the 15th amendment states you can't deny anyone the right to vote due to their race or color, african americans in the south were experiencing discrimination.
  • Watergate Scandal

    Watergate Scandal
    in June 1972 the Democratic National Headquarters was broken into, there were tape recordings and money found proving Nixon to be a part of the scandal. This eventually led to the resignation of Nixon.
  • Bill Clinton Impeachment

    Impeachment videoImpeachment was threatened to Clinton for perjury, but was never finalized because he had high approval ratings, and the economy was booming.
  • 9/11/01

    9/11 is easily one of the most recognizable dates in history. The World Trade Center was attacked by the Al-Qaeda, who ran two planes into the buildings. 2,996 people were killed, and many more peoples lives were affected.
  • Health and Affordability Act

    On March 23, 2010 president Barak Obama signed the patient protection and affordability act, which aims to decrease the number of uninsured americans & reduce overall healthcare costs.