Topic: Congress

The Dawes General Allotment Act, February 8, 1887

On February 8, 1887 the Dawes General Allotment Act was enacted by the U.S. Congress regarding the distribution of land to American Indians in Indian Territory (later Oklahoma). The Act was amended in 1891 and again in 1906 by the Burke Act. The act remained in effect until 1934. The act provided for the division […]

Declaration of Independence. The 4th of July, 1776

The Declaration of Independence is a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776 Which announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire. Instead they formed a union that would become a new nation—the United […]
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