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Today in History: James Madison Vetoes “Bonus Bill” as Unconstitutional

March 7, 2020 History / James Madison 0

By: Dave Benner Today in 1817, President James Madison vetoed the Bonus Bill of 1817 – a plan that called for the federal construction of various roads, bridges, and canals ...

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Today in History: Treaty of Paris Signed, Formally Ending War for Independence

By: Dave Benner Today in history, on September 3 1783, the Treaty of Paris was signed, formally ending the American War for Independence the next year. In 1781, a major ...

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Today in History: 14th Amendment Ratified. Or Was it?

By: Dave Benner Today in 1868, the United States general government claimed that the 14th Amendment had received the endorsement of the requisite number of states to add it to ...

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