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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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On this day in 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down state laws that had
been restricting abortions during the first six months of pregnancy. The case
(Roe vs. Wade) legalized abortion. The Court ruled, in a 7-2 decision, that

a woman’s right to choose an abortion was protected by the privacy rights guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. 


This is a 1972 photo of the United States Supreme court who decided on Roe V. Wade. From left, front row : Associate Justice Potter Stewart; William O. Douglas;Chief Justice Warren Berger, Associate Justice William J. Brennan Jr.; and Byron A. White. Back row: Associate Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr.; Thurgood Marshall; Harry A. Blackmun; and William H. Rehnquist.
This is a 1972 photo of the United States Supreme court who decided on Roe
V. Wade. From left, front row : Associate Justice Potter Stewart; William O. Douglas;Chief Justice Warren Berger, Associate Justice William J. Brennan Jr.
and Byron A. White. Back row: Associate Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr.;Thurgood 
Marshall; Harry A. Blackmun; and William H. Rehnquist. (AP)

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Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973)

Lyndon Johnson, often referred to by the initials LBJ, was an American
politician who served as the 36th
president of the United States from
1963 to 1969. Formerly the 37th
vice president from 1961 to 1963, he
assumed the presidency following the
assassination of President John
F. Kennedy
.

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DRAFT DODGERS PARDONED ON THIS DAY IN 1977

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President Jimmy Carter, in his first day in office, fulfilled a campaign
promise by announcing the pardoning of draft dodgers.

 

     


On January 21, 1977, U.S. President
Jimmy Carter granted an unconditional
pardon to hundreds of thousands of men who evaded the draft during the
Vietnam War by fleeing the country or by failing to register. The executive
order left many people furious, while others saw it as a bold show of
compassion.

In total, some 100,000 young Americans went abroad in the late 1960s and
early 70s to avoid serving in the war. Ninety percent went to Canada, where
after some initial controversy they were eventually welcomed as immigrants.

Still others hid inside the United States. In addition to those who avoided
the draft, a relatively small number–about 1,000–of deserters from the U.S.
armed forces also headed to Canada. While the Canadian government
technically reserved the right to prosecute deserters, in practice they left
them alone, even instructing border guards not to ask too many questions.

   
    
    

   
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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were married on this day in
1954. The marriage only lasted nine months.

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RIGHT TO VOTE GAINED ON THIS DAY IN 1867

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This 1867 drawing by Alfred Waud, “The First Vote,” depicts Black
men waiting in line to cast ballots in Southern states.


On January 8, 1867, African American men gained the right to vote in the
District of Columbia despite the veto of
President Andrew Johnson. The
Republican-controlled senate overrode Johnson by a vote of 29-10
three years before a constitutional amendment granted the right to
vote to all men regardless of race.

As evidenced by his veto, Johnson valued reconciliation with the former Confederacy over racial equality and also opposed the Fourteenth
Amendment
, which made freed slaves citizens. His opposition to 
the Republicans’ views on Reconstruction would define his presidency 
and lead to his becoming the first president ever to be impeached.

Though Johnson was unable to stop Congress from granting voting 
rights to the African Americans of D.C., he spent much of his term in 
office vetoing the bills of the so-called Radical Reconstructionist.  

 

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Andrew Johnson (1808-1875)

Johnson was the 17th U.S. president,
assumed office after the assassination
of Abraham Lincoln.

   
            
      
     


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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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The Senate meeting to consider the Articles of Impeachment against
President William Clinton. Chief Justice William Rehnquist presiding.

President Clinton went on trial before the Senate on this day in 1999. It was
only the second time in
U.S. history that an impeached president had gone
to trial. Clinton was acquitted February 12 of perjury and obstruction of
justice charges.

 

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Hillary Clinton stood next to Bill Clinton as he delivered his
strongest public denial of allegations that he had an affair
with Monica Lewinsky, during a press conference at the
White House.

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