According to The Library of Congress, the "President's Book of Secrets" does not exist and is only a fictional reference in the movie "National Treasure: Book of Secrets." The movie made people believe the Library of Congress housed the book.
A:Presidents accused of using their power for personal gain include Richard Nixon and Warren G. Harding. Additionally, there are otherwise good presidents who are accused of stretching their presidential powers to the limit at certain points during their tenure.
A:In 1992, Bill Clinton became president of the United States, and Hurricane Andrew hit the coast of Florida and became one of the costliest hurricanes in history. In addition, the first black female astronaut spent a week orbiting the Earth in the space shuttle Endeavour. Also in 1992, the North American Free Trade Agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico was signed.
A:The Whiskey Rebellion was a significant event in American history because it proved that the U.S. government was willing and able to suppress violent opposition with military force. The events during this rebellion also played a significant role in the development of political parties.
A:The XYZ Affair was a diplomatic crisis between the United States and France from 1797 to 1798 during which President John Adams sent three envoys to France to prevent a full-scale war, according to the Thomas Jefferson Foundation. The name of the incident comes from Adams's use of X, Y and Z to denote three French ministers' names in publicly released diplomatic correspondence.
A:On July 21, 1969, at 02:56 UTC, Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the lunar surface. Definitive proof of this event is available from multiple sources, including hundreds of independent observatories, which regularly make use of laser refractory arrays that were placed during later Apollo missions.
A:Rosa Parks is most famous for her refusal to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Ala. bus on Dec. 1, 1955. During that time, U.S. segregation laws demanded African-Americans sit in the back seats of the bus, and to automatically give up their seat if a white person requested it. Rosa Parks was arrested and fined for her refusal. Her arrest was a catalyst for the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which began the Civil Rights Movement.
A:The Cheyenne originally settled in Minnesota as a woodland tribe, but they became horse-nomads of the Great Plains in the 1600s due to the influx of European settlers in the east. The Cheyenne Nation occupied the land from the Black Hills of South Dakota to southern Colorado at its peak.
A:The Warren Commission found that Lee Harvey Oswald was the sole being responsible for carrying out the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The commission was formed by President Lyndon Johnson after the death of President Kennedy.
A:The 1857 war of Independence, or Indian Rebellion of 1857, was the first Indian war of Independence and it was contained on June 20,1858 with the fall of Gwalior. It began on May 10, 1857 when Indian sepoys from the East Indian Company's army created a mutiny in Meerut that soon spread throughout the central and northern India cities.
A:When colonial children had time to have fun, they would play many of the same games being played by children in the 21st century, including hide-and-seek, tag and hopscotch. Colonial children also turned their work into games to make it more enjoyable, such as seeing who finished the job they were doing faster.
A:George Washington was 6 feet 2 inches tall. He was not the tallest president of the United States, as that distinction goes to Abraham Lincoln who was 6 feet 4 inches tall. Lyndon Johnson was the second tallest president with a height of 6 feet 3 inches.
A:In the 1970s, popular focus shifted away from the social issues that had dominated the 1960s and shifted more toward introspective self-examination. Writer Tom Wolfe is responsible for dubbing it "The 'Me' Decade."
A:Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, James K. Polk, Andrew Jackson and Dwight D. Eisenhower were all rumored to have tattoos. Theodore Roosevelt was the only president to have a confirmed tattoo on his body.
A:The 1960 presidential race between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon was the closest presidential election in U.S. history in terms of the popular vote and the electoral college votes. Kennedy won the race by 0.1 percent, a victory that was not announced until noon the next day.
A:There is no viable proof that poet, Edgar Allan Poe, cut off his ear. Poe did attempt suicide in 1848, according to Listverse, and he died on Oct. 7, 1849 of unknown causes. The painter Vincent Van Gogh was an artist who actually did cut off his own ear.
A:Alexander Hamilton supported a national bank because the United States needed some way to recovery financially after the Revolutionary War. At the time, the United States had no common currency. The creation of a national bank would facilitate the creation of a common currency.
A:The winner of the Battle of Antietam was deemed inconclusive, although a tactical victory was claimed by the Union army and gave President Abraham Lincoln the backing he needed to deliver the Emancipation Proclamation. The Battle of Antietam was fought on September 17, 1862, in Sharpsburg, Maryland, and was the first battle to be fought in the North. As of 2014, the battle remains the bloodiest single day in American history.
A:Though neither the British nor the Americans gained or lost territory during the War of 1812, the conflict had many results, including the establishment of the Canadian border, the end of British influence among the northwest Indians, and the demise of the Federalist Party due to its anti-war stance. It also boosted American patriotism and self-confidence, and led to a time of prosperity known as the "Era of Good Feelings."
A:The original color of the White House was white. According to the White House Historical Association, when the walls were finished in 1798, they were whitewashed to keep the stone from freezing in winter.
A:One of the primary hallmarks of the Jacksonian Era was Andrew Jackson's Indian removal policy. Jackson believed that white settlers had the right to settle on lands east of the Mississippi River that belonged to American Indians. He pushed a law through Congress that led to the removal of most of the eastern American Indian tribes from their homelands.
A:The Pilgrims came to what is now the United States for the opportunity to practice their own religion, while the Puritans came to reform the beliefs of the Church of England and then spread them. The puritanical view was much more restorative than that of the Pilgrims.