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Open Salem witch trials
Salem witch trials

In the summer of 1692 all of eastern Massachusetts trembled in fear as neighbors and kinfolk accused one another of practicing witchcraft. Hundreds

Open Same-Sex Marriage
Same-Sex Marriage

Same-sex marriage is the union of two people of the same sex that is sanctioned by the state. The term is often deployed to talk about legally


in law and ethics, any inducement to individuals or groups to follow or refrain from following a particular course of conduct. All societies impose

Open Sand Creek Massacre
Sand Creek Massacre

Slaughter of 450 Cheyenne and Arapaho by the 3rd Colorado Volunteers under Col John Chivington , during an unprovoked attack on Cheyenne peace chief

Open School violence
School violence

Experts once defined school violence conventionally as a serious crime (i.e., murder, rape, assault, robbery, and theft) that occurred on school

Open Scopes Trial
Scopes Trial

Called the “world’s most famous court trial” at the time, the case of State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes (1925) concerned a young biology

Scotland Yard

From its being the site of the London residence of the kings of Scotland from the 12th century. Originally, a short street (in full, Great Scotland

Scottsboro Case

In 1931 nine black youths were indicted at Scottsboro, Ala., on charges of having raped two white women in a freight car passing through Alabama. In a

Open Second Amendment to the United States Constitution
Second Amendment to the United States Constitution

The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the

secret police

policing organization operating in secrecy for the political purposes of its government, often with terroristic procedures. Enforcement of the law has