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Why the GOP Hates U.S. History: Inconvenient Truths That Freak Out American Conservatives

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More: Why the GOP Hates U.S. History: Inconvenient Truths That Freak Out American Conservatives Later, Congress established a pension system for civil war veterans that consumed about 25 percent of all government spending. Rather than “welfare queens” being a post New-Deal development, some 40 states had programs to support single …

Martin Luther King Jr. waves to supporters on the Mall in Washington, D.C., Aug. 28, 1963. AFP/Getty Images