Historians point to the landmark decision Dred Scott v. Sanford of 1857 as a major factor leading to the American Civil War. That case established slaves as property that could not be taken away from their masters without due process.
London Bridge wasn't exactly falling down in the 1960s, but it was sinking under the weight of modern traffic. When the capital city in England decided to build another to replace it, the 1831 bridge was put up for sale.
Human trafficking has a long and sad history in many countries. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, teenage and younger Chinese girls were often lured to America with false promises of a better life.
International trade has been a major focus of CBP from its formation, and in the Homeland Security Act, the U.S. Congress required CBP to retain import and international trade specialist positions at the same level as the former U.S.
In February of this year, the offices of the service port of Portland, Maine moved out of the historic U.S. Custom House facing onto the harbor and Custom House Wharf, thus ending 140 years of continuous occupancy.
Robert Smalls' extraordinary ability as a sailor led the Confederacy to choose the African-American as pilot for its gunship Planter, but Smalls' quest for freedom compelled him to commandeer the ship....
On the morning of Feb. 15, 1951, Saul Chabot delivered his new two-door black Buick to New York City's Pier 90. Chabot, along with his coupe, was to set sail aboard the Europe-bound luxury liner R.M.S Queen Elizabeth.
It was the 1960s, and the U.S. was at war in Vietnam. Many arriving American supplies and equipment disappeared from the Saigon dockside and turned up for sale on the black market or in the hands of the North's Viet Cong.
Obelisks, also known as Boundary Monuments, trace their roots to the Guadalupe Hidalgo Treaty of 1848 and the Gadsden Treaty of 1853, both of which redefined the international boundary between the U.S. and Mexico.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection joins the nation as it pauses on Veterans Day to remember all who have served in the armed forces. CBP is also honored to daily serve those fallen soldiers on their final return home.
Japan’s first gift of cherry trees to Washington, D.C., had to be destroyed because of insect infestation. This international incident led to the passing of the Plant Quarantine Act of 1912 and to a second shipment of trees.