History

When did Puerto Rico become a commonwealth?

Puerto Rico has been a U.S. possession since 1898. It became a commonwealth in 1952. Puerto Rican citizens became U.S. citizens in 1917.

Who was the first to use the term Iron Curtain?

Iron Curtain speech[edit] Winston Churchill’s “Sinews of Peace” address of 5 March 1946, at Westminster College, used the term “iron curtain” in the context of Soviet-dominated Eastern Europe: The Iron Curtain as described by Churchill at Westminster College.

what were the nuremberg trials

The Nuremberg trials were a series of trials held between 1945 and 1949 in which the Allies prosecuted German military leaders, political officials, industrialists, and financiers for crimes they had committed during World War II

How did The Great War begin?

Britain, France, Ireland and Russia were part of an alliance called the Triple Entente, while Germanyaligned itself with Austria-Hungary – known as the Central Powers. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo on 28th June 1914, it triggered a chain of events that resulted in World War 1.

When was the United States capital moved from Philadelphia to Washington DC?

This mansion at 6th & Market Streets served as the presidential mansion of George Washington and John Adams, 1790–1800. Philadelphia served as the temporary capital of the United States, 1790–1800, while the Federal City was under construction in the District of Columbia.

What was the first US national monument?

President Theodore Roosevelt established the first national monument, Devils Tower in Wyoming, on September 24, 1906.

Who was the first president to visit a foreign country while in office?

Teddy Roosevelt was the first President to travel abroad while in office; he visited the Panama Canal in 1906. In 1943 Franklin Roosevelt made the first Presidential flight. Richard Nixon was the first President to visit all 50 states.