In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the voyage a slave by the name of Cinque leads an uprising taking over the ship. Ultimately leading to a court battle to decide if the 53 slaves were indeed property or not. Documentary was filmed in 1997 to cosign with the release of the blockbuster movie from Director Steven Spielberg.
The Cold War was a period of political hostility between the USSR (Russia) and the USA. The war lasted from 1945-1990 and only ended with the collapse of the USSR .
A war to stop the spread of communism in SE Asia due to the belief in the Domino Effect. The war itself lasted 10 years. The US was involved throughout the command of 5 US Presidents. This video explains: Why the US Fought in Vietnam.
This day, for a generation, is the day they will remember forever. It changed the world with 3 separate but connected attacks on the United States by a radical Islamic terrorist group. The 9/11 Attacks as it unfolded.
In 2008, the US economy capsized under the pressure of a financial crisis called the Subprime Mortgage Crisis. The US was experiencing a housing boom, and creditors began giving out high risk loans at high interest rates to people with poor credit, thus high risk loans, aka Subprime Mortgages. As the burdens of these mortgages began to fail, the weight of these financial failures toppled the US Economy.