This Day in History

John Tyler is Inaugurated as 10th President

John Tyler is inaugurated as the 10th President of the United States following the death of President William Henry Harrison, becoming the first vice president to succeed to the presidency due to the death of his predecessor. Tyler’s presidency, marked by political challenges and controversies, sets important precedents for presidential succession and executive authority.

The Supreme Court Ruled on The Amistad Case

In 1841, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the landmark case of United States v. The Amistad, declaring that a group of African captives who had mutinied against their Spanish captors had been illegally enslaved and were entitled to their freedom. The decision was a pivotal moment in the abolitionist movement and highlighted the ongoing […]