What are the two reasons the congress picked May to be Asian Pacific American Heritage Month?
This date was chosen because two important anniversaries occurred during this time: the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants in America on May 7, 1843 and the completion of the transcontinental railroad (by many Chinese laborers) on May 10, 1869
The Congress of the United States declares war. The president usually formally asks Congress to declare war against a nation, giving the reasons for wanting to go to war. Pushed by the War Hawks in Congress, President James Madison asked Congress to declare war on Great Britain to defend American rights against British outrages, like impressment of American sailors into the British Navy. The war became known as "Mr. Madison's War."