J. Edgar Hoover’s 50-Year Career of Blackmail, Entrapment, and Taking Down Communist Spies

Antebellum Period

American Anti-Slavery Society Facts

The American Anti-Slavery Society (AASS)

The American Anti-Slavery Society (AASS; 1833–1870) was an abolitionist society founded by William Lloyd Garrison and Arthur Tappan. American Anti-Slavery Society: More rhetorical blows Among the abolitionist movement’s most prominent spokesmen was the Massachusetts activist and publisher William Lloyd Garrison, who started the newspaper The Liberator in 1831. Garrison had…

Nullification Crisis Civil War Facts Significance

Nullification Crisis: Catalysis for the Civil War

The Nullification Crisis, in U.S. history, was the confrontation between the state of South Carolina and the federal government in 1832–33 over the former’s attempt to declare null and void within the state the federal Tariffs of 1828 and 1832. Nullification Crisis and the Civil War Responding to the claim…

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James Madison: The Enigmatic Founding Father

James Madison is perhaps the most enigmatic of the Founders. Patrick Henry called him a “theoretic statesman,” a slap at Madison’s character and reclusive nature. One Spanish ambassador said Madison was “full of subterfuges, evasion, and subtleties. . . . ” Another contemporary described him as “studious” and “the master…

What was the Purpose of the Missouri Compromise?

As with most compromises, the purpose of the Missouri Compromise was to maintain peace, and it has managed to do exactly that for 30 years before the conflict about slavery in North America finally escalated. All About Numbers In 1819, just 5 years after the country managed to become Independent,…

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