On April 30, 1803, James Monroe secured an agreement from the French government, then led by Napoleon, to allow purchase of a large section of what we now know as the United States of America. The Louisiana Purchase famously doubled … Continue reading
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Forty years ago yesterday, the Watergate break-in changed the way many United States citizens viewed American political life and America itself. President Richard M. Nixon, his advisers and the “unindicted co-conspirators” could not have conceived the reverberations their actions would have on American culture. President Nixon became the first and only President to resign from office, and his political demise began with the Watergate break-in and its subsequent cover-up. Continue reading →