This Day in History

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April 25, 1846: U.S. Mexico War Begins

Today’s border with Mexico is the product of invasion and war. Grasping some of the motives for that war and some of its immediate effects begins to provide students the kind of historical context that is crucial for thinking about the line that separates the United States and Mexico.
Themes: Latinx, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
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Columbia Student Occupation 1968

April 23, 1968: Columbia Student Occupation

Students for a Democratic Society, Student Afro-American Society and others began a nonviolent occupation of campus buildings at Columbia University.
Themes: Democracy & Citizenship, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
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April 19, 1943: Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Began

The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising began, on the eve of Passover, when Nazi forces attempted to clear out the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw, Poland, to send them to concentration camps.
Themes: Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, World History/Global Studies
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