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    United States Politics

  • Congress refused Franklin admission to the Union

    Congress refused Franklin admission to the Union
    Franklin was created in 1784 from part of the territory west of the Appalachian Mountains that had been offered by North Carolina as a cession to Congress to help pay off debts related to the American War for Independence. It was founded with the intent of becoming the fourteenth state of the new United States.
  • The Treaty of Hopewell was signed

    The Treaty of Hopewell was signed
    The Treaty of Hopewell is any of three different treaties signed at Hopewell Plantation. The plantation was owned by Andrew Pickens, and was located on the Seneca River in northwestern South Carolina. The treaties were signed between the Confederation Congress of the United States of America and the Cherokee (1785), Choctaw and Chickasaw (1786) peoples.
  • Shay's Rebellion took place

    Shay's Rebellion took place
    Shay's Rebellion was the armed uprising in Massachusetts. Revolutionary War veteran Daniel Shays led four thousand rebels in this uprising.
  • The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 was passed

    The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 was passed
    The Ordinance created the Northwest Territoryf, the first organized Territory. The Northwest Ordinance was an act of the 'Congress of the Confederation' of the United States.
  • First United States Election took place

    First United States Election took place
    George Washington was Elected President of the United States. This was the first quadrennial presidential election.
  • The United States Constitution came into effect

    The United States Constitution came into effect
    The Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America. The Constitution, originally comprising seven articles, delineates the national frame of government.
  • George Washington becomes the first president of the USA

    George Washington becomes the first president of the USA
    George Washington is elected as the first president of the United States of America.
  • United States Bill of Rights is Ratified

    United States Bill of Rights is Ratified
    Congress of the United States begun and held at the City of New-York, on Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine.
  • The First Amendment is ratified

    The First Amendment is ratified
    Prohibits Congress from making any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances.
  • Second Amendment is ratified

    Second Amendment is ratified
    Protects the right to keep and bear arms.
  • Third Amendment is ratified

    Third Amendment is ratified
    Places restrictions on the quartering of soldiers in private homes without the owner's consent, prohibiting it during peacetime.
  • Fourth Amendment is ratified

    Fourth Amendment is ratified
    Prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and sets out requirements for search warrants based on probable cause as determined by a neutral judge or magistrate.
  • Fifth Amendment is ratified

    Fifth Amendment is ratified
    Sets out rules for indictment by grand jury and eminent domain, protects the right to due process and prohibits self-incrimination and double jeopardy.
  • Sixth Amendment is ratified

    Sixth Amendment is ratified
    Protects the right to a fair and speedy public trial by jury, including the rights to be notified of the accusations, to confront the accuser, to obtain witnesses and to retain counsel.
  • Seventh Amendment is ratified

    Seventh Amendment is ratified
    Provides for the right to trial by jury in certain civil cases, according to common law.
  • Eighth Amendment is ratified

    Eighth Amendment is ratified
    Prohibits excessive fines and excessive bail, as well as cruel and unusual punishment.
  • Ninth Amendment is ratified

    Ninth Amendment is ratified
    Protects rights not enumerated in the Constitution.
  • Tenth Amendment is ratified

    Tenth Amendment is ratified
    Reinforces the principle of federalism by stating that the federal government possesses only those powers delegated to it by the states or the people through the Constitution.
  • The Eleventh Amendment is ratified

    The Eleventh Amendment is ratified
    The Eleventh Amendment (Amendment XI) to the United States Constitution, which was passed by the Congress on March 4, 1794 and was ratified on February 7, 1795, deals with each state's sovereign immunity from being sued in federal court by someone of another state or country.
  • John Adams was elected as president

    John Adams was elected as president
    John Adams was elected as the second president of the United States of America
  • George Washington Dies

    George Washington Dies
    On Thursday, December 12, 1799, Washington spent several hours inspecting his plantation on horseback, in snow, hail, and freezing rain; that evening, he ate his supper without changing from his wet clothes.[186] He awoke the next morning with a severe sore throat and became increasingly hoarse as the day progressed.
  • Jefferson is elected President by the House of Representatives

    Jefferson is elected President by the House of Representatives
    Thomas Jefferson is elected the third president of the United States. The election constitutes the first peaceful transfer of power from one political party to another in the United States.
  • Jefferson is reelected as president of the United States

    Jefferson is reelected as president of the United States
    Thomas Jefferson beat John Adams winning the election for the second time.
  • Ohio officially becomes a state

    Ohio officially becomes a state
    Ohio was formally known as the northwest territory in America. On this day Ohio was announced the 17th state
  • The Twelfth Amendment is ratified

    The Twelfth Amendment is ratified
    The Twelfth Amendment was proposed by the Congress on December 9, 1803 and was ratified by the requisite number of state legislatures on June 15, 1804.
  • Non-Intercourse Act is passed

    Non-Intercourse Act is passed
    This act is the collective name given to six statutes passed by the Congress throughout the years to set Amerindian boundaries of reservations. The various Acts also regulate commerce between Americans and Native Americans.
  • James Madison is elected president

    James Madison is elected president
    James Madison is elected president of the United States of America
  • Louisiana becomes the 18th state

    Louisiana becomes the 18th state
    Louisiana becomes the 18th state of the United States of America.
  • John Tyler is elected president

    John Tyler is elected president
    John Tyler is elected president of the United States of America. Continuing off of where John Tyler left off.
  • Indiana Becomes the 19th State

    Indiana Becomes the 19th State
    Indiana becomes the 19th state of the United States of America.
  • James Monroe becomes president

    James Monroe becomes president
    James Monroe becomes president of the United States of America
  • Mississippi becomes the 20th state

    Mississippi becomes the 20th state
    Mississippi becomes the 20th state of the Unites States of America
  • Alabama becomes the 22nd state

    Alabama becomes the 22nd state
    Alabama becomes the 22nd state of the United States of America.
  • George Strother of Virginia's 10th congressional district resigned

    George Strother of Virginia's 10th congressional district resigned
    Democratic-Republican representative George Strother of Virginia's 10th congressional district resigned
  • David Walker of Kentucky's 6th congressional district died.

    David Walker of Kentucky's 6th congressional district died.
    Democratic-Republican congressman David Walker (Kentucky politician) of Kentucky's 6th congressional district died.
  • Massachusetts's 14th congressional district was abolished.

    Massachusetts's 14th congressional district was abolished.
    The state of Maine was admitted to the Union. Massachusetts's 14th congressional district was abolished.
  • Missouri becomes the 24th state

    Missouri becomes the 24th state
    Missouri becomes the 24th state of the United States of America.
  • John Quincy Adams is elected president

    John Quincy Adams is elected president
    John Quincy Adams becomes president of the United States of America.
  • Levi Woodbury was installed as senator from New Hampshire.

    Levi Woodbury was installed as senator from New Hampshire.
    Levi Woodbury was anounced as senator from New Hampshire.
  • Missouri governor Frederick Bates found dead

    Missouri governor Frederick Bates found dead
    Missouri governor Frederick Bates found dead, it was suspected to be pneumonia.
  • Andrew Jackson is elected president of the United States of America

    Andrew Jackson is elected president of the United States of America
    Andrew Jackson becomes the president of the United States
  • Martin Van Buren is elected president of the USA

    Martin Van Buren is elected president of the USA
    Martin Van Buren becomes president of the United States of America
  • William Henry Harrison becomes president

    William Henry Harrison becomes president
    William Henry Harrison is elected president of the United States of America. He also died in office.
  • William McKinley is elected president

    William McKinley is elected president
    William McKinley becomes president of the United States of America
  • James K. Polk is elected president

    James K. Polk is elected president
    James K. Polk becomes president of the United States of America and died in office.
  • Zachary Taylor is elected president

    Zachary Taylor is elected president
    Zachary Taylor becomes president of the United States of America
  • Millard Fillmore is elected president

    Millard Fillmore is elected president
    Millard Fillmore becomes president of the United States of America
  • Franklin Pierce is elected president of the US

    Franklin Pierce is elected president of the US
    Franklin Pierce becomes president of the United States of America.
  • James Buchanan is elected president

    James Buchanan is elected president
    James Buchanan becomes president of the United States of America.
  • Abraham Lincoln becomes president of the United States of America

    Abraham Lincoln becomes president of the United States of America
    Abraham Lincoln is elected president of the USA
  • Andrew Johnson is elected president

    Andrew Johnson is elected president
    Andrew Johnson becomes president of the United States of America.
  • The Thirteenth Amendment is ratified

    The Thirteenth Amendment is ratified
    The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution officially abolished and continues to prohibit slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime.
  • The Fourteenth Amendment is ratified

    The Fourteenth Amendment is ratified
    The Fourteenth Amendment (Amendment XIV) to the United States Constitution, along with the Thirteenth and Fifteenth Amendments, was adopted after the Civil War as one of the Reconstruction Amendments on July 9, 1868.
  • Ulysses S. Grant is elected president

    Ulysses S. Grant is elected president
    Ulysses S. Grant becomes president of the United States of America
  • The Fifteenth Amendment is ratified

    The Fifteenth Amendment is ratified
    The Fifteenth Amendment (Amendment XV) to the United States Constitution prohibits each government in the United States from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's "race, color, or previous condition of servitude."
  • Rutherford B. Hayes is elected president of the USA

    Rutherford B. Hayes is elected president of the USA
    Rutherford B. Hayes becomes president of the United States of America.
  • James A. Garfield is elected president of the US

    James A. Garfield is elected president of the US
    James A. Garfield becomes president of the United States of America
  • Chester A. Arthur becomes president of the USA

    Chester A. Arthur becomes president of the USA
    Chester A. Arthur is elected president of the United States of America
  • Grover Cleveland is elected president

    Grover Cleveland is elected president
    Grover Cleveland becomes president of the United States of America
  • Grover Cleveland is reelected as president

    Grover Cleveland is reelected as president
    Grover Cleveland becomes president of the United States of America again.
  • Benjamin Harrison becomes president of the USA

    Benjamin Harrison becomes president of the USA
    Benjamin Harrison is elected president of the United States of America.
  • Theodore Roosevelt is elected president of the United States of America

    Theodore Roosevelt is elected president of the United States of America
    Theodore Roosevelt becomes president of the United States of America.
  • William Howard Taft is elected president

    William Howard Taft is elected president
    William Howard Taft becomes president of the United States of America
  • The Sixteenth Amendment is ratified

    The Sixteenth Amendment is ratified
    The Sixteenth Amendment (Amendment XVI) to the United States Constitution allows the Congress to levy an income tax without apportioning it among the states or basing it on Census results.
  • Woodrow Wilson is elected president

    Woodrow Wilson is elected president
    Woodrow Wilson becomes president of the United States of America
  • The Seventeenth Amendment is ratified

    The Seventeenth Amendment is ratified
    The Seventeenth Amendment (Amendment XVII) to the United States Constitution was passed by the Senate on June 12, 1911, the House of Representatives on May 13, 1912, and ratified by the states on April 8, 1913.
  • The Eighteenth Amendment is ratified

    The Eighteenth Amendment is ratified
    Amendment XVIII (the Eighteenth Amendment) of the United States Constitution, along with the Volstead Act (which defined "intoxicating liquors" excluding those used for religious purposes and sales throughout the U.S.), established Prohibition in the United States.
  • Congress Passes The Volstead Act

    Congress Passes The Volstead Act
    On October 28, 1919, Congress passed the Volstead Act providing for enforcement of the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution, ratified nine months earlier.
  • The Nineteenth Amendment is Ratified

    The Nineteenth Amendment  is Ratified
    The first Territorial legislature of Wyoming granted woman suffrage in 1869, Utah doing likewise in the following year. In 1890 Wyoming came into the Union as the first woman suffrage State.
  • Warren G. Harding is elected president

    Warren G. Harding is elected president
    Warren G. Harding becomes president of the United States of America.
  • Calvin Coolidge is elected president

    Calvin Coolidge is elected president
    Calvin Coolidge becomes president of the United States of America
  • Herbert Hoover is elected president

    Herbert Hoover is elected president
    Herbert Hoover becomes president of the United States of America
  • The Twentieth Amendment is ratified

    The Twentieth Amendment is ratified
    The Twentieth Amendment (Amendment XX) to the United States Constitution establishes the beginning and ending of the terms of the elected federal officials.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected president

    Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected president
    Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes president of the United States of America
  • The Twenty-first Amendment is ratified

    The Twenty-first Amendment is ratified
    The Twenty-first Amendment (Amendment XXI) to the United States Constitution repealed the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which mandated nationwide Prohibition.
  • Harry S. Truman

    Harry S. Truman
    Harry S. Truman
  • The Twenty-second Amendment is ratified

    The Twenty-second Amendment is ratified
    No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of President more than once.
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower is elected president

    Dwight D. Eisenhower is elected president
    Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes president of the United States of America
  • John F. Kennedy is elected president of the United States

    John F. Kennedy is elected president of the United States
    John F. Kennedy becomes president of the United States of America. JFK was also assassinated in front of his wife.
  • The Twenty-third Amendment is ratified

    The Twenty-third Amendment is ratified
    The Twenty-third Amendment (Amendment XXIII) to the United States Constitution permits the District of Columbia to choose Electors for President and Vice President.
  • Lyndon B. Johnson is elected president

    Lyndon B. Johnson is elected president
    Lyndon B. Johnson becomes president of the United States of America
  • Twenty-fourth Amendment is ratified

    Twenty-fourth Amendment is ratified
    Over twenty years after Atlanta textile worker "Mr. Trout" lamented his inability to vote to a WPA interviewer, the collection of poll taxes in national elections was prohibited by January 23, 1964, ratification of the Twenty-Fourth Amendment to the Constitution. Passage of the amendment affected voting in Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, and Virginia.
  • The Twenty-fifth Amendment is ratified

    The Twenty-fifth Amendment is ratified
    The Twenty-fifth Amendment (Amendment XXV) to the United States Constitution deals with succession to the Presidency and establishes procedures both for filling a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, as well as responding to Presidential disabilities.
  • Richard Nixon somehow is elected president

    Richard Nixon somehow is elected president
    Richard Nixon sadly becomes president of the United States of America
  • A plane crashed in Ceredo, West Virginia killed around eighty passengers and crew.

    A plane crashed in Ceredo, West Virginia killed around eighty passengers and crew.
    Southern Airways Flight 932 was a chartered Southern Airways in the United States commercial jet flight from North Carolina to West Virgina and the aircraft crashed into a hill just short of the Tri-State Airport, killing all 75 people on board.
  • The Clean Air Act of 1970 was passed

    The Clean Air Act of 1970 was passed
    The Clean Air Act of 1970 was passed, amending the Clean Air Act to include extensive regulatory standards.
  • The Twenty-sixth Amendment is ratified

    The Twenty-sixth Amendment is ratified
    It was adopted in response to student activism against the Vietnam War and to partially overrule the Supreme Court's decision in Oregon v. Mitchell. It was adopted on July 1, 1971. The voting age had previously been 21.
  • President Nixon fired three top legal advisers over the disposition of secret tapes

     President Nixon fired three top legal advisers over the disposition of secret tapes
    The Saturday Night Massacre was the term used by political commentators to refer to U.S. President Richard Nixon's dismissal of independent special prosecutor Archibald Cox, and as a result of the resignations of Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus on October 20, 1973, during the Watergate scandal.
  • President Richard Nixon is the first president to resign from office

    President Richard Nixon is the first president to resign from office
    President Richard Nixon becomes the first and only President to resign from office. After submitting his resignation in an address to the nation the evening before, Nixon stated that "the interest of the Nation must always come before any personal considerations.
  • Vice President Gerald Ford is sworn in as President after Nixon resigned

    Vice President Gerald Ford is sworn in as President after Nixon resigned
    Vice President Gerald Ford is sworn in as President after the resignation of President Nixon.
  • Gerald Ford is elected president of the USA

    Gerald Ford is elected president of the USA
    Gerald Ford becomes president of the United States of America
  • Gerald Ford pardoned Nixon for any crimes he may have committed as president

    Gerald Ford pardoned Nixon for any crimes he may have committed as president
    President Ford pardoned former President Richard Nixon for any crimes he may have committed as President during the Watergate Scandal. Wow.
  • Bill Gates founded Microsoft Corporation

    Bill Gates founded Microsoft Corporation
    Microwsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics, and personal computers and services. Its best-known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, Microsoft Office office suite, and Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers.
  • Jimmy Carter is elected president

    Jimmy Carter is elected president
    Jimmy Carter becomes president of the United States of America
  • The United States Department of Energy is established

    The United States Department of Energy is established
    The United States Department of Energy is a Cabinet-level department of the United States Government concerned with the United States' policies regarding energy and safety in handling nuclear material. Its responsibilities include the nation's nuclear weapons program, nuclear reactor production for the United States Navy, energy conservation, energy-related research, radioactive waste disposal, and domestic energy production.
  • Ronald Reagan becomes president of the United States of America

    Ronald Reagan becomes president of the United States of America
    Ronald Reagan is elected president of the United States
  • Anti-nuclear protests were held at Central Park in New York City

    Anti-nuclear protests were held at Central Park in New York City
    Anti-nuclear protests were held at Central Park in New York City, with nearly one million peaceful demonstrators protesting the arms race.
  • President Reagan proposes the Strategic Defense Initiative

    President Reagan proposes the Strategic Defense Initiative
    The Strategic Defense Initiative was a proposed missile defense system intended to protect the United States from attack by ballistic strategic nuclear weapons (intercontinental ballistic missiles and submarine-launched ballistic missiles). The system, which was to combine ground-based units and orbital deployment platforms.
  • The Tax Reform Act of 1986 was signed into law

    The Tax Reform Act of 1986 was signed into law
    The U.S. Congress passed the Tax Reform Act of 1986 to simplify the income tax code, broaden the tax base and eliminate many tax shelters. Referred to as the second of the two "Reagan tax cuts" (the Kemp-Roth Tax Cut of 1981 being the first), the bill was also officially sponsored by Democrats, Richard Gephardt of Missouri in the House of Representatives and Bill Bradley of New Jersey in the Senate.
  • The Immigration Reform and Control Act was signed into law

    The Immigration Reform and Control Act was signed into law
    required employers to attest to their employees' immigration status,
    made it illegal to hire or recruit illegal immigrants knowingly,
    legalized certain seasonal agricultural illegal immigrants.
  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 508 points in a single session, losing 22.6% of its value

     The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 508 points in a single session, losing 22.6% of its value
    In finance, Black Monday refers to Monday, October 19, 1987, when stock markets around the world crashed, shedding a huge value in a very short time. The crash began in Hong Kong and spread west to Europe, hitting the United States after other markets had already declined by a significant margin.
  • George H. W. Bush is elected president

    George H. W. Bush is elected president
    George H. W. Bush becomes president of the United States of America
  • The Twenty-seventh Amendment is ratified

    The Twenty-seventh Amendment is ratified
    It is the most recent amendment to the United States Constitution, having been ratified in 1992, more than 202 years after its initial submission in 1789.
  • A Category 5 hurricane killed sixty-five people

    A Category 5 hurricane killed sixty-five people
    Hurricane Andrew: A Category 5 hurricane killed sixty-five people and caused $26 billion in damage to Florida and other areas of the Gulf Coast.
  • Bill Clinton becomes president of the United States of America

    Bill Clinton becomes president of the United States of America
    Bill Clinton is elected president of the USA
  • Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell switches parties

    Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell switches parties
    Democratic senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell of Colorado switched parties to become a Republican.
  • The US and the UK defined their maritime border in the Caribbean Sea

    The US and the UK defined their maritime border in the Caribbean Sea
    The United States and the United Kingdom defined their maritime border in the Caribbean Sea
  • A World Wrestling Federation event took place in Philadelphia

     A World Wrestling Federation event took place in Philadelphia
    The main event was a tag team match in which WWF Champion Diesel and Bam Bam Bigelow faced Tatanka and Sycho Sid. Diesel won the match by pinning Tatanka. The main matches on the undercard were Bret Hart versus Jerry Lawler in a "Kiss My Foot" match and the King of the Ring Final as Mabel faced Savio Vega.
  • Keylee Sue Sanders won a beauty pageant held in Kansas

    Keylee Sue Sanders won a beauty pageant held in Kansas
    Miss Teen USA 1995: Keylee Sue Sanders won a beauty pageant held in Wichita, Kansas.
  • Two teen students kill 13 other classmates in Columbine High School

    Two teen students kill 13 other classmates in Columbine High School
    Two teenage students, named Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, murdered 13 other students and teachers at Columbine High School.
  • George W. Bush is elected president of the United States of America

    George W. Bush is elected president of the United States of America
    George W. Bush becomes president of the United States of America. He is also the son of George H. W. Bush.
  • Nineteen terrorists hijacked four planes and crashed them into the World Trade Center in New York City

     Nineteen terrorists hijacked four planes and crashed them into the World Trade Center in New York City
    September 11 terrorist attacks: Nineteen terrorists hijacked four planes and crashed them into the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, and an open field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, killing 2,996 people and injuring over 6,000.
  • The United States launched an invasion of Afghanistan

    The United States launched an invasion of Afghanistan
    The war in Afghanistan (or the American war in Afghanistan) followed the 2001 United States invasion of Afghanistan. Supported initially by the United Kingdom, the US was later joined by the rest of NATO, beginning in 2003. Its public aims were to dismantle al-Qaeda and to deny it a safe base of operations in Afghanistan by removing the Taliban from power.
  • Ten people were killed and three were injured in attacks around the Washington, D.C. area

    Ten people were killed and three were injured in attacks around the Washington, D.C. area
    Ten people were killed and three other victims were critically injured in several locations throughout the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and along Interstate 95 in Virginia. The rampage was perpetrated by John Allen Muhammad (then aged 42) and Lee Boyd Malvo (then 17), driving a blue 1990 Chevrolet Caprice sedan.
  • Seven astronauts killed from space shuttle accident

    Seven astronauts killed from space shuttle accident
    The Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated on reentry into the Earth's atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts aboard.
  • Facebook is invented

    Facebook is invented
    The social networking website Facebook was launched.
  • President George W. Bush was reelected

    President George W. Bush was reelected
    George W. Bush was reelected as president for the United States of America
  • A hurricane devastated the Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama coastlines

    A hurricane devastated the Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama coastlines
    Hurricane Katrina: A hurricane devastated the Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama coastlines killing at least 1,836 people and causing $81 billion in damage.
  • The Democratic Party regained control of both houses of Congress

    The Democratic Party regained control of both houses of Congress
    The Democratic Party regained control of both houses of Congress and gained control of a majority of state governorships.
  • Barack Obama is officially sworn in as United States President

    Barack Obama is officially sworn in as United States President
    On this date Barack Obama is officially sworn in as the first United States African American President. Barack Obama is also the forty-fourth President of the United States.
  • Pop icon Michael Jackson died

    Pop icon Michael Jackson died
    On June 25, 2009, Michael Jackson died of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication at his home on North Carolwood Drive in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles.
  • Micah Xavier Johnson ambushed and fired upon a group of police officers in Dallas, Texas

    Micah Xavier Johnson ambushed and fired upon a group of police officers in Dallas, Texas
    Killing five officers and injuring nine others. Two civilians were also wounded. Johnson was an Army Reserve Afghan War veteran who was reportedly angry over police shootings of black men and stated that he wanted to kill white people, especially white police officers. The shooting happened at the end of a peaceful protest against police killings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, which had occurred in the preceding days.
  • Donald Trump becomes president of the United States if America

    Donald Trump becomes president of the United States if America
    Donald Trump wins the 2016 presidential election and becomes the forty-fifth president of the United States. The Republicans also regained the majority of both the House and Senate; an election in which the Republican candidate wins the election while the majority in Congress maintains a Republican control hasn't happened since the 1920s.