German cartographer produces world map with first recorded use of ‘America’
The 15th Amendment is declared in effect, prohibiting denying citizens the right to vote based on race
U.S. reaches deal w/Russia to purchase Alaska for $7.2 million
Supreme Court rules child born in the U.S. to Chinese immigrants is a U.S. citizen.
The US spends as much on defense as the rest of the world combined, but our diplomatic budget is barely 1% of the federal budget.