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R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Find Out What It Means in HeinOnline

Women’s History Month is celebrated in March every year around the world to honor the vital role of women in history. To commemorate this celebration, let’s take a look at the women who have paved the way for today’s generation, inspiring us to fight for equality.

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The Flag, the National Anthem, and the First Amendment

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice. While some people support the protests, others feel it is disrespectful to the flag & the anthem. Let’s take a look at what resources HeinOnline contains in regards to this controversial topic.

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Celebrating United Nations Day

October 24, 2017 is United Nations Day. This day celebrates the anniversary of when the United Nations was established in 1945 as an intergovernmental organization whose main objective is to create and maintain international order.

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North Korea and the Nuclear Crisis

North Korea recently made threats about a possible nuclear war, claiming that they have successfully built an intercontinental ballistic missile. While this is considered current news, history proves this conflict is nothing new. Let’s dive in and explore the history and current conflict.

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“Seward’s Folly” or “Seward’s Icebox”: The Alaska Purchase

March 30, 2017 marked the 150th anniversary of the sale of the Alaska territory from Russia to the United States. Alaska was approved by Congress for statehood on July 7, 1958 through the Alaska Statehood Act (72 Stat. 339). It was proclaimed the 49th state on January 3,1959 by President Eisenhower.

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Happy Birthday Alexander Hamilton & Salmon P. Chase

Beginning this year, we will be discussing notable figures in legal history and what information can be found on them in HeinOnline. Last week marked the birthdays of Alexander Hamilton and Salmon P. Chase, both of whom greatly influenced the national banking system of the United States.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Yesterday, the United States observed the holiday which marks Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. The name Martin Luther was chosen in honor of the German religious reformer from the 1500s.