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“Their City. Their Stadium. Our Victory.” - USA 1-0 Mexico.
It’s one of the best rivalries in all of sports, so needless to say there is no such thing as a friendly match when the United States take on Mexico. However, there was just one element missing from the US-Mexico rivalry: a US win in Mexico. That’s right, it’s been 75 years and the US had never won a match in Mexico. Their record? 0-23-1.
Well, after last night in the legendary Azteca stadium it’s 1-23-1, and the barrier of prestige Mexico fans held over the heads of American fans has been breached. Chicharito was silenced. Jurgen Klinsmann was vindicated. And a Mexican-American from California, Michael Orozco Fiscal, was the unlikely hero as he kissed the US badge in ecstasy. Despite Mexico’s recent (and amazing) accomplishments, a new chapter to this rivalry has been written. [Graphic by Live Breathe Futbol. GIF via. Posted by EB]
On June 1, 1812, President James Madison sent Congress a message asking for a declaration of war with Great Britain. The House adopted the war resolution on June 4 by a vote of 79-49, and it was then sent to the Senate for approval. The Senate made amendments to the House war resolution, and voted in favor of the changes on June 17, 19-13. On June 18 the House approved the amendments. President Madison signed the declaration of war on June 18.
Senate Amendments to the House Declaration of War, HR 12A-B3, 6/17/1812, Records of the U.S. House of Representatives
House Approval of the Senate Amendments to the House Declaration of War, HR 12A-B3, 6/18/1812, Records of the U.S. House of Representatives
This June marks the 200th anniversary of the declaration of the War of 1812. The “House Declaration of War” of June 4, 1812 is undergoing conservation treatment. The previously laminated document was treated to remove cellulose acetate. After delamination, a conservator repaired tears and filled losses. This ‘during treatment’ photo shows a new paper insert being fitted to fill a loss. Visit the U. S. Capitol Visitors’ Center fall exhibition to see the completed document on display.
On June 4, 1919, the suffrage amendment passed both houses of Congress and was sent to the states for ratification. Initial efforts to secure the right to vote for women in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s achieved some success at the state level, but women’s organizations finally concluded that an amendment to the U.S. Constitution was essential for woman suffrage. World War I played an important role in helping women achieve the right to vote as many women began to work outside the home to support the war effort. In 1917 President Woodrow Wilson called for a Constitutional amendment, and though the House passed a woman suffrage amendment in 1918, it failed in the Senate, largely because of the opposition from southern states. After the amendment passed Congress in 1919, many states quickly approved it, and on August 18, 1920 Tennessee became the 36th state to approve the amendment. Two weeks later, on August 26, Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby signed the certification that the required number of states had ratified the Nineteenth Amendment. However, in early 1920, five states rejected the amendment. Mississippi was among them. Political cartoonist Clifford K. Berryman portrays the Mississippi rejection as an April Fool’s joke played on the suffrage movement.
April First by Clifford K. Berryman, 4/1/1920, U.S. Senate Collection (ARC 6011595)