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Birth of the Republican Party in California

The Territory of California, ceded to the United States by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848, adopted a Constitution which was ratified on November 1849. It outlawed slavery and, as a result, Federal recognition of California’s status was blocked…

Alred Dreyfus Proclaims His Innocence

(1859-1935) French Army Officer Whose Trial for Treason Began a Twelve-Year Controversy that Deeply Marked the Political and Social History of the Third French Republic (February 14, 1895) Written by Dreyfus to the minister of Colonies at the very moment…