Cold War Era & Social Reform (1945-1989)

History Federal Holidays United States

The History and Timeline of Federal Holidays in the US

The United States has a long history behind its numerous federal holidays. As of June 2022, there are currently twelve federal holidays. Americans celebrate eleven holidays annually, while DC residents enjoy another (Inauguration Day) every four years. Contrary to popular belief, official federal holidays have not existed since the beginning of the United States. In …

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Significance Interstate Highway Act 1956

The Significance of the Interstate Highway Act of 1956

One of the biggest construction projects that had the most historical significance was the United States’ Interstate Highway Act of 1956. The bill played a monumental role in shaping the future of the US and transforming the national landscape. The Interstate Highway System had its origins in the woes of the Great Depression. World War …

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Guatemala United Fruit Company

The Influence of the United Fruit Company in Guatemala

The United Fruit Company (UFC) was a large, multinational American corporation that played a large role in the development of Latin America, particularly Central American nations such as Honduras, Guatemala, and Costa Rica throughout the 20th century. Many Central American countries were ruled by dictators in the early 20th century that enacted favorable policies towards …

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