It was on this day in 1959 that Alaska was admitted to the union as the 49th state- ending a process that started 13 years earlier.
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The First Amendment might be the best known part of the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to the Constitution that were ratified in 1791. James Madison championed the Bill of Rights in 1789 and the amendment we now know as the First Amendment was actually the third amendment presented to the states for ratification. Since then, the First Amendment has been the subject of many court cases.
Retail marijuana stores are open for business on New Years’ Day in Colorado, the first state that has successfully legalized the controlled sale and use of recreation pot. But that doesn’t necessarily mean the cloud of legal controversy has lifted.
The Supreme Court had a busy year in 2013, issuing key rulings on same-sex marriage, the Voting Rights Act, the use of police dogs in searches, and affirmative action.
This weekend marks the birthday of perhaps the most-maligned president in American history. But was Andrew Johnson really that bad, or just the target of some second-guessing historians?