When slaves were freed in the USA, some towns in the south would arrest young black men for not having a job and then sell them to corporations like US Steel as slaves for the duration of their sentence.
When the slaves were freed from the USA, some went back to Africa and promptly enslaved the native Africans based on the plantation methods they learnt in the states.
“Ugly Laws” in the US banned many disabled people from appearing in public until the 1970s.
One proposal to get rid of Castro was to spread rumors that he was the Antichrist, then fake the second coming; a US submarine would project an image of Jesus on some clouds near Havana while firing star-shells. A loudspeaker would be the voice of Jesus, urging them to renounce communism.
The current flag of the USA was designed by a 17 year old for a school project. He received a B-.
During World War 1, the United States Government tried to rename hamburgers as “liberty sandwiches” to promote patriotism.
Two days before signing the constitution the founding fathers drank “54 bottles of Madeira, 60 bottles of claret, eight of whiskey, 22 of porter, eight of hard cider, 12 of beer and seven bowls of alcoholic punch.“
In 1916 an amendment was proposed to the Constitution that all acts of war would be put to a national vote. People voting yes would have to register as volunteers for service in the United States Army.