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This section has been created to answer some of the most popular and interesting history-related questions our users may ask. In Ask HistoryOnTheNet, we hope to provide many interesting tidbits of information that make history all the more fascinating.

If you share our passion for history and have any questions you would like to see answered, we would love to hear from you. If you have any other suggestions or think we don’t quite have our facts straight, you are also more than welcome to contact us.

Why Was Andrew Johnson Impeached?

Andrew Johnson was impeached in 1868 because he decided to dismiss Edwin M. Stanton (a radical Republican) and appoint Ulysses S. Grant in his place as secretary of war. Why Such A Big Fuss About a Dismissal? President Johnson had a Reconstruction program that...

What was the Bonus Army?

The Bonus Army consisted of a group of around 43,000 people, among which 17,000 WW1 veterans with their families who gathered during the spring and summer of 1932 in Washington D.C. They called themselves the “Bonus Expeditionary Force,” set up camps...

Was Richard Nixon Impeached?

Richard Nixon was never impeached, not because there were no impeachment proceedings against him, but because he resigned the presidency at the near-certain prospect of losing the impeachment vote and being removed from office. Nixon served as president of America...

What is Fascism?

The label “Fascism” is used to describe any movement or political ideology inspired by Benito Mussolini’s Italian Fascism. As a rule, Fascism is associated with dictatorship or a strict hierarchical, authoritarian structure where the state gets total...

When was the Vietnam War?

Although the history of Vietnam has been dominated by war for 30 years of the 20th century, the conflict escalated during the sixties. When we talk about the “Vietnam War” (which the Vietnamese refer to as the “American War”), we talk about the...

Was Bill Clinton Impeached?

Bill Clinton was indeed impeached by the House of Representatives, but the senate did not come to the necessary 2/3 majority agreement to fully process it, so he was acquitted. Initially, four impeachment articles were brought against president Clinton: two perjury...

When Did the Civil War End?

The Civil War, which many refer to as the four bloodiest years in American history, came to an end in the spring of 1865, when Robert E. Lee and the last, major Confederate army surrendered at the Appomattox Courthouse to Ulysses S. Grant on April 9. Lee was actually...

Where was Adolf Hitler Born?

Interestingly enough, Adolf Hitler was not born in Germany, but in a small village in Austria, Braunau am Inn. The building where he was born has been used as a workshop, school, library, home for the disabled and a bank through the years, but as of 2014 there are...

Famous Speeches in History

Throughout the ages politicians have used the power of a passionate speech to encourage and motivate people to their cause. Although we may remember quotes from some of the greatest speeches, the most famous ones are not only known for what was said, but what was...
what started ww2

What Started WW2? A Look At The Causes

What Started WW2? Military Causes Although a variety of different factors caused World War Two, the main event and the trigged for what started WW2 was Germany’s invasion of Poland in September 1939. Of course the invasion was preceded by decades of political...
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