Diarrhea was the leading cause of death among soldiers in the American Civil War. And soldiers had a code of honor against shooting at someone who was pooping.
In 1857, a party of Mormons and Native Americans attacked a wagon party of Americans and massacred between 120 and 140 people.
In 1965 a U.S. Senate subcommittee predicted that by the year 2000 Americans would be working 20 hours a week and vacationing 7+ weeks a year.
The US army placed a military base right on top of ancient Babylon in 2003.
North Carolina sterilized about 7,600 people, many of them against their will, between 1929 and 1974, in an attempt to remove mental illness and ‘social misbehavior’ from the gene pool. Among the victims were 2000 young people, some as young as ten years old.
The US had to pay Iran 61.8 million for shooting down a civilian aircraft killing 290 civilian passengers in 1988, but never issued a formal apology.
In 1893 at the World’s fair in Chicago, a group of Scandavian-Americans built a replica viking ship and moored in the harbor to protest Columbus being hailed as the discoverer of North America.
The insignia of the 45th Infantry Division of the United States Army featured a swastika until 1939.
The Lakota Sioux Native American tribe owns the land Mount Rushmore is built upon through a treaty with the United States. They want to destroy Mount Rushmore because it is on land the government stole, it lies on sacred ground, and the monument celebrates the killings of their people.
In 1907 a corporation was actually arrested in the United States and made to stand trial.