The Circus Maximus as it was. The first major stadium in Rome built for the Circus Maximus was placed conveniently between the Aventine and Palatine hills, nestled within a small valley. This stadium would usually house the standard fare of the circus which consisted of chariot racing, specialized acts and religious ceremonies. Being that the stadium could accommodate 150,000 spectators, the sight would have been one of amazement for any citizen of the old world.
Andrew Johnson, 17th President – took office after Lincoln's death. Johnson presided over the initial and contentious Reconstruction era of the US following the Civil War. His signature legislative endeavor was passage of the Homestead Act. Under his presidency, Sec. of State William Seward purchased Alaska from Russia in 1867.
Close No 193 Hight Street - 1868 Scottish photographer Thomas Annan’s view of the poor living conditions in the narrow lanes just off the High Street, Glasgow. Annan was commissioned by The City Improvement Trust to document the city’s slums which were scheduled for demolition and reconstruction by an act of Parliament in 1866.
“My faith in the Constitution is whole, it is complete, it is total,” Jordan said. “I am not going to sit here and be an idle spectator to the diminution, the subversion, the destruction of the Constitution.”