Category: Presidential History

  • NYC Draft Riots Start

    NYC Draft Riots Start

    July 13, 1863, the New York City draft riots began.

  • Civil Rights Act Signed

    Civil Rights Act Signed

    July 2, 1964, the Civil Rights Act was signed into law.

  • US Declares War (1812)

    US Declares War (1812)

    June 18, 1812, the United States declared war on Great Britain.

  • Watergate Break-in

    Watergate Break-in

    June 17, 1972, a group of men were caught breaking into the Watergate Hotel.

  • Lewis and Clark Expedition Starts

    Lewis and Clark Expedition Starts

    May 14, 1804, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark left for their expedition to the west.

  • Polk Asks For Declaration of War

    Polk Asks For Declaration of War

    May 11, 1846, President James K. Polk asked Congress to declare war on Mexico.

  • Victoria Woodhull Nominated President

    Victoria Woodhull Nominated President

    May 10, 1872, Victoria Woodhull made history by becoming the first woman nominated for president.

  • Lincoln Shot

    Lincoln Shot

    April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot and fatally wounded at Ford’s Theatre.

  • FDR Passes

    FDR Passes

    April 12, 1945, FDR passed away.

  • Teapot Dome Scandal

    Teapot Dome Scandal

    April 7, 1922, the Teapot Dome Scandal began to unfold.