Historical & Current Events

Keep up on the times—or brush up on past events—with our historical and current event terms and phrases. No fake news here, we guarantee it.

  1. the Great Depression

    The Great Depression was a severe, global economic…

  2. Black Panthers

    The Black Panther Party is a black, far-left…

  3. Trail of Tears

    The Trail of Tears was the forced relocation…

  4. The Fappening

    The Fappening refers to an event that began…

  5. silk road

    The silk road was a network of historical…

  6. Salem witch trials

    The Salem witch trials consisted of investigations, trials,…

  7. Prohibition

    Prohibition refers to a 13-year period in American…

  8. prima nocta

    Prima nocta is the semi-historical legal right of…

  9. lynching

    Lynching is the mob killing of a person…

  10. fall of the Berlin Wall

    The expression fall of the Berlin Wall refers…

  11. Roe v. Wade

    Roe v. Wade is a landmark 1973 US…

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