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Off With Her Head: The Unfortunate Fate of Anne Boleyn

On May 19, 1536, the citizens of London gathered around a scaffold at the Tower of London, where the swift chop of a sword brought an end to the life of Anne Boleyn, the second of King Henry VIII’s six wives. Her crime? Failure to bear a son.

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Frances Perkins’ Life of Service

Frances Perkins was the first woman to serve in a presidential cabinet when she became the longest-serving Secretary of Labor in 1933. Her career changed the lives of every working American.

Eugene Debs, the Espionage Act, and the Election of 1920

Near the end of World War I, Eugene Debs delivered an anti-war speech in Ohio. Two weeks later, he was arrested and imprisoned for his words. In 1920, he ran for president from his prison cell, ultimately waging the most successful campaign by a socialist candidate in American history.

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The Ratification of the Bill of Rights

December 15 marks Bill of Rights Day, commemorating the 1791 ratification of the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, collectively known as the Bill of Rights. However, crafting a Bill of Rights was highly controversial at the time.

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