The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution granted powers to President Johnson to use American military force to assist countries in Southeast Asia that were facing so-called ‘communist aggression’.
Congress formally recognized the Pledge when it was included in the U.S. Flag Code.
The money allowed for the purchase of approximately 3,000 volumes from England that were housed in the north wing of the Capitol building.
American President George Washington delivered the very first State of the Union address to Congress.
Running against Caleb S. Hunt, Menard secured approximately 64 percent of the vote, and on 3 November 1868 became the first African-American person to be elected to the United States Congress.