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Open Baby boom generation
Baby boom generation

The baby boom that began during World War II and continued for two decades was one of the most remarkable demographic phenomena of the twentieth

Open Bacon's Rebellion, 1676
Bacon's Rebellion, 1676

popular revolt in colonial Virginia in 1676, led by Nathaniel Bacon . High taxes, low prices for tobacco, and resentment against special privileges

Banking Act of 1933

The Banking Act of 1933, also known as the Glass-Steagall Act, was introduced as a response to the stock market crash of 1929. It established the

Open Bank of the United States
Bank of the United States

name for two national banks established by the U.S. Congress to serve as government fiscal agents and as depositories for federal funds; the first

Open Bannock Indians
Bannock Indians

Member of a nomadic American Indian people who moved from the Great Basin (southern Idaho) to the Great Plains (Colorado, Utah, Montana, and Oregon)

Open Barkley, Alben William, 1877-1956
Barkley, Alben William, 1877-1956

As majority leader of the Senate from 1937 to 1947, Alben W. Barkley (1877–1956) played an important role in the passage of President Franklin D.

Bataan Death March

The forced march of 12,000 U.S. soldiers and 64,000 Filipino troops after the Japanese captured the Bataan Peninsula in the Philippines came to be

Open Battle of Brandywine, Pa., 1777
Battle of Brandywine, Pa., 1777

British victory over General George Washington during the American Revolution 11 September 1777 at the Brandywine River, Pennsylvania. Washington

Open Battle of Bunker Hill, Boston, Mass., 1775
Battle of Bunker Hill, Boston, Mass., 1775

Date June 17, 1775 Location Charleston Peninsula, Boston, Massachusetts Opponents (*winner) *Great Britain American Patriots Commander Major General

Open Battle of Cold Harbor, Va., 1864
Battle of Cold Harbor, Va., 1864

Start Date: May 31, 1864 End Date: June 12, 1864 Costly Union defeat during the Overland Campaign (May 4–June 12, 1864). Union general in chief