AP US History This Day in American History August 12

AP US History This Day in American History August 12

AP US History This Day in American History October 28 1864 at the Second Battle of Fair Oaks, Virginia, Union forces withdraw after failing to breach the Confederate defenses around Richmond. The assault was actually a diversion to draw attention from a larger Union offensive around Petersburg, Virginia.

AP US History This Day in American History October 28 1886 The Statue of Liberty, a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States, is dedicated AP US History

This Day in American History October 28 1919 Congress passes the Volstead Act over President Woodrow Wilson's veto. The Volstead Act provided for the enforcement of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, also known as the Prohibition AP US History

This Day in American History October 28 1965 - workers "top out" the final section of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, completing construction of the nation's tallest memorial after four years of work.

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