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In 1830 this president signs the Indian Removal Act.
As a result, near 50,000 people are forcibly relocated west. Thousands perish en route. Their journey becomes known as this.
Trail of Tears
This presidential candidate is accused of being a Muslim who pals around with terrorists and a Kenyan with a forged birth certificate among other things, and has his early work as a community organizer repeatedly disparaged.
In 1954, to differentiate Americans from godless Communists, Congress adds these two words to the Pledge of Allegiance.
Two years later the official motto of the country is changed to this.
In God We Trust
After appearing to win the Tour de France multiple times this man is found guilty of cheating.
Racist laws passed from 1876 to 1965 in various states establish segregation, prohibit miscegneation, and restrict voting rights and collectively come to be known as this.
Joseph Smith and tens of thousands of followers establish this church in the 19th century.
Some sects of the above religion still practice this form of marriage, illegally, to this day.
This oft-celebrated US president brings the entire world to the brink of annihilation in 1962.
John F Kennedy
This self-obsessed douche gains cult hero status after irreponsibly dissemenating classified information in the 2010s.
Bradley Manning or Edward Snowden
Following the acquittal in 1992 of LAPD officers who brutally beat this man, riots break out resulting in 53 deaths and a billion dollars in property damage.
909 followers of this crazy person commit mass suicide in 1978 by drinking cyanide-laced FlavorAid.
Southern Democrats furious over their party's support of civil rights legislation break away and form this, their own party, in 1948.
Subsequently, to capitalize on racists' disillusionment with Democrats, Republicans in the 60s adopt this strategy to gain their favor.
In 1993 two special forces helicopters are shot down in this country. 18 Americans are killed.
This science fiction author incorporates the Church of Scientology in 1953.
L Ron Hubbard
This man in 2013 is acquitted on all charges after stalking and killing an unarmed teenager, citing Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law.
In a 2005 survey of 34 "Western" countries, only people from Turkey are found to be less accepting of this established scientific Theory.
Starting in 1979, 66 Americans are held hostage in this country for 444 days. Rescue attempts end in debacle.
This popular TV personality claims the Haitian earthquake of 2010 was caused by the Haitians' pact with the devil. It's not the worst thing he's ever said, yet he's still on TV.