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1

oct 28, 1919
congress enforces prohibition

Volstead Act provided for the enforcement of the 18th amendment (prohibition)

2

Oct 29, 1929
Stock Market crashes

in the aftermath of black tuesday, america and the rest of the world spiraled into the great depression

3

nov 1 1765
parliament enacts stamp act

taxation without representation

4

nov 4 1979
Iranians Strom US Embassy

radical Islamic fundamentalists took 90 hostages

5

nov 5, 1940
FDR re-elected President

Roosevelt was elected to a third term with the promos of maintaining American neutrality as far as foreign wars were concerned

6

nov 6 1860
Abraham Lincoln elected president

the announcement of Lincoln's victory signaled the secession of the southern states

7

Nov 7 1972
Nixon re-elected president

watergate scandal ultimately proved to be nixon's undoing, and he resigned the presidency as a result of it in August 1974

8

Nov 8 1960
John F. Kennedy elected president

1) Bay of Pigs -- failed to give air support
2)Nikita Khrushchev bullied kennedy during summit meeting
3)Berlin wall
4) deteriorating situation in south east Asia -- civil war in Vietnam

9

nov 11 1918
world war 1 ends

the peace treaty that officially ended the conflict (treaty of versailles of 1919) forced punitive terms on Germany that established Europe and laid the groundwork for WW2

10

nov 13, 1909
Ballinger-Pinchot scandal erupts

Roosevelt concluded that Taft had so badly betrayed the ethics of conservation that he had to be ousted. Roosevelt mounted an unsuccessful challenge to Taft on the independent Bull Moose ticket in 1912.

11

nov 15, 1777
Articles of confederation adopted

could
raise armies
declare war
sign treaties

couldn't
No taxes
No regulating trade or collecting tariffs

12

Nov 18 1987
Congress issues final report on Iran-Contra scandal

funds from secret weapon sales to Iran were used to finance the contra war against Sandinista government in Nicaragua

13

Nov 19, 1863
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

the speech reflected his refined belief that the civil war was not just a fight to save the Union, but a struggle for freedom and equality for all.