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20 Most Infamous Moments in U.S. History

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This is a look at the worst events our great nation has seen. This list is not compiled to bring up pain, but rather to show that no matter what happens, America will always be strong in the face of tyranny.

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Using the atomic bomb on Japan Report Abuse
It may have ended World War II, but it brought in a new age of fear.
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Hiroshima would not have happened if Pearl Harbor had not happened, and Nagasaki would not have happened if Japan would have surrendered. We had no beef with Japan. They sucker-punched a sleeping giant, which as you might have guessed, is a very very stupid thing to do. I hate that it happened, I'm glad it wasn't a decision I had to make, and it's true that it ushered in a new era of fear, but the Japanese had no one to blame but their own government/military. The attack on Pearl Harbor was a miscalculation of titanic proportions. And lest you forget, back then, Japan was nowhere even remotely close to what they are today. Everyone always wants to paint the Nazis as the ultimate evil, but let me tell you a story about a little thing called Unit 731...
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The US had to invent them because other enemy countries were trying to invent them, who ever got it first, wins.
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What are you on about? Hitler was already dead by this point! Maybe read a book sometime?
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Hitler was a bout 55 gallons short of "heavy water" and he would have had many nukes. if we didnt nuke Japan, millions more would have died. Truman did what he had to do.If the stupid Japanese Ruler would have surrendered after Hiroshima, Nagasaki would have never happened.
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The trail of tears Report Abuse
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The Bombing of Pearl Harbor Report Abuse
F.D.R. said it best that "This day will live in infamy." Yet while it is one of our worst moments in history, it mobilized a giant and thrust us into becoming a world power.
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September 11th, 2001 Report Abuse
We are still seeing the aftermath of this horrible moment. In fact we still have a while before we really truly understand how the ramifications of this event will shape your future.
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The assasination of J.F.K. Report Abuse
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The Jonestown Massacre Report Abuse
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Bay of Pigs Report Abuse
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The Oklahoma City bombing Report Abuse
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The assasination of Martin Luther King Jr. Report Abuse
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The assassination of Abraham Lincoln Report Abuse
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Tuskegee syphilis experiment Report Abuse
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The Cuban Missle Crisis Report Abuse
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Roe v Wade Decision Report Abuse
Histories second "slaughter of the innocents."
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When they made the decision, they chose WRONG!
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The second slaughter of the innocents are the lives of the women who were forced to have unsafe, illegal abortions because they were denied their rights.
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Columbine High School Shooting Report Abuse
In a few moments of chaos we realized that even our own children could become monsters if we did not care for them properly.
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Waco Report Abuse
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The fall of Saigon Report Abuse
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Iran Contra Report Abuse
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Hurricane Katrina Report Abuse
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The Massacre at Virginia Tech Report Abuse
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My Lai massacre Report Abuse
US soldiers killed 504 unarmed South Vietnamese villagers, mostly women and children.
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University of Texas massacre Report Abuse
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The 1999 November Florida Presidential Ballot problems Report Abuse
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The assassination of Harvey Oswald Report Abuse
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Dred Scott Decision Report Abuse
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The treachery of Benedict Arnold Report Abuse
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Sinking of the U.S.S. Maine Report Abuse
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Shock and Awe Report Abuse
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Shooting at Kent State Report Abuse
a bunch of kids with guns shot a bunch of kids with flowers. Shows us just how easily tyranny can sneak into our lives.
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The sinking of the Titanic Report Abuse
As my father used to say, "Let this be a lesson to you."
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The McCarthy witch hunt Report Abuse
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The Battle of Gettysburg Report Abuse
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Sinking of the Lusitania Report Abuse
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Susan Smith Killing her own children Report Abuse
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Watergate Report Abuse
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April 19, 1775 Report Abuse
I cannot, for the life of me, even begin to fathom as to why this date is not number one! Not only is it not number 1 - It's not even on the list! It was Wednesday morning, on the 19th day of April, in the year 1775, that 800 British Regulars marched on Concord, Mass. to sieze the arms and sustenence of the American colonists. Just so happens, instead of preventing conflict - They inadvertly lit the match that would set the continent ablaze with an eight year war. Resulting in our independance from Britan, and ultimately the very nation that we now call The United States of America. This question would not even exist, were it not for the events at Lexington, Concord and the length of the road betwixt them and Boston, on April 19th, 1775. Have we really forgotten? Have we lost our heritage? Sad it is, that we have fallen this far.
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I see, I have added it to the list. Well it's a start. Just a follow up note from a great man: "Unhappy it is ... to reflect that a brother's sword has been sheathed in a brother's breast, and that the once happy and peaceful plains of America are either to be drenched with blood or inhabited by slaves. Sad alternative! But can a virtuous man hesitate in his choice?" -George Washington, May 1775
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Iran-Iraq war Report Abuse
Selling arms to both sides. A bit naughty but somewhat understandable.
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Las Vegas Shooting of 2017 Report Abuse
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First Gulf War Report Abuse
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saddam killed more people than milochovitch,Mussolini and idi amin combined!
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Secong Gulf War Report Abuse
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"Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime ... He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation ... And now he is miscalculating America's response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction ... So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real..." -- Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003
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"In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members ... It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons." -- Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002
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"I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force -- if necessary -- to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security." -- Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002
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"We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country." -- Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002 "Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power." -- Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002
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"Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process." -Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998
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"[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs." Letter to President Clinton, signed by: -- Democratic Senators Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, and others, Oct. 9, 1998
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"One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line." --President Bill Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998 "If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program." --President Bill Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998
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Sorry - second gulf war
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Invasion of Normady Report Abuse
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