On this day in 1793, young inventor Eli Whitney had his U.S. patent for the cotton gin approved, an invention that would definitely have an impact on social and economic conditions that led to the Civil War.
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On March 11, 1861, delegates from the newly formed Confederate States of America agreed on their own constitution. And much of it mirrored the Constitution of the United States as it existed at the time.
On March 10, 1848, the Senate approved a treaty that led to California and much of the Southwest joining the United States. But the man who negotiated the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was promptly fired on his return to Washington.
Over the next two weeks, a very largest block of votes will be up for grabs in the Republican and Democratic primaries. After this “Super Fortnight,” the majority of elected delegates will be selected for both parties, with a bigger effect on the Republicans.
March 4th is an important day in the America saga as Congress met for the first time in 1789 to start governing under the Constitution. So why don’t more people honor that day as a significant point in history?