On Thursday, Representative John Boehner of Ohio was once again chosen as speaker of the House of Representatives. So how exactly did that happen? No, we’re not talking about the politics behind Boehner’s narrow victory–although that’s certainly worth talking about–but the process. Boehner’s re-election by his constituents didn’t guarantee he would maintain the top post… [Continue Reading]
On this day in 1896, Utah became the 45th state, after numerous attempts over nearly 50 years to achieve statehood. Between 1847 and 1868, about 60,000 Mormon emigrants traveled across the country, most on foot in handcart companies. When the initial company arrived in what is now the Salt Lake Valley, their leader, Brigham Young,… [Continue Reading]
Today we celebrate the anniversary of the first 10 amendments, known as the Bill of Rights (ratified December 15, 1791). Here’s what you need to know!
Today we celebrate the anniversary of the 13th Amendment (ratified December 6, 1865). Here’s what you need to know!
Today we celebrate the anniversary of the 21st Amendment (ratified December 5, 1933). Here’s what you need to know!