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How Many Times Has the US Officially Declared War?
The United States has officially declared war 11 times during five separate military conflicts. According to the Constitution (Article I, Section 8), Congress has the exclusive power to declare war. The last time America declared war was during World War II. The Korean War, the ...read more
Abraham Lincoln's Family: Meet the Key Members
Abraham Lincoln came from the humblest of beginnings. His wife Mary Todd hailed from a wealthy clan. Their lives together were marked by personal tragedy. Lincoln’s mother, sister and three of his sons died young. Losing the boys crushed Lincoln and Mary, who also ...read more
7 Writers of the Harlem Renaissance
In the early 20th century, millions of African Americans migrated from the rural South to the urban North to seek economic opportunity and escape widespread racial prejudice, segregation and violence. Many of them settled in the New York City neighborhood of Harlem, which became ...read more