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Saving The World: The History of the First Earth Day 

Before 1970, most Americans weren’t aware that anything was wrong with the environment. That all changed in 1970, when activists across the country came together for Earth Day, which became the largest one-day protest in all of world history.

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The Human Genome Project

Occasionally, the scientific community undertakes a task that is so important that it requires an international effort. One of these was the Human Genome Project—an effort to identify and sequence all 3 billion base pairs that make up human DNA.

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5 Women Who Broke Legal Ground

The legal field was dominated by men until well into the 20th century. In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re taking the opportunity to dive into HeinOnline and spotlight five women who broke down barriers and became trailblazers for women in law.

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Primaries vs. Caucuses: How Presidential Nominees Are Chosen

Last month, Iowa held its Republican presidential caucus. A week later, New Hampshire held the first primary election of the 2024 election season. All these primaries and caucuses might have you wondering, what’s the difference?

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How a Lawmaker Gets Expelled from Congress

On December 1, 2023, George Santos was expelled from the House of Representatives by a 311-114 vote, telling reporters, “To hell with this place!” as he exited the United States Capitol. It was a dramatic moment, fitting for such a rare occasion—only 21 Congress members have ever been expelled.

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The House Speaker Debacle

On October 25, Mike Johnson was elected the new Speaker of the House after Kevin McCarthy was removed from the position—marking the first time that a Speaker has been voted out in U.S. history. But the journey to replace the Speaker was arduous.

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The Infamy of the Dred Scott Decision

Dred Scott v. Sandford, a Supreme Court decision made in 1857, is largely regarded as one of the most infamous decisions in the Supreme Court’s history. This case determined that people of Black African descent were not entitled to U.S. citizenship.

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