A Divided Nation
The 1850s, which saw passions over slavery split families and fracture the nation, eventually led to the Civil War.
The 1960s, which were marked by divisions over the Vietnam War and civil rights, and the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr.
"We are now reaping the whirlwind after years of wild anti-government, anti-politician, simplistic political vitriol,"
Stated the day after 6 people were killed by a gunman who also critically injured Arizona's U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords