HISTORY IN ACTION
A STRUCTURED TIMELINE OF THE EVENTS SURROUNDING APRIL 2030
It's difficult to begin a conversation about what happened on the mall in April 2030 -- it's even more difficult to try and discern how it began and trace the fall-out afterwards. This guide is brief, and by no-means complete, look at key moments of that history-changing era.
LEST WE FORGET
• Undercounts of immigrants. Rumors about a citizenship question and rumors
about ICE agents going door-to-door lead people to not respond or go into
• ICE agents pose as Census workers and arrest just under 100 people, who are
never heard from again.
NOVEMBER 3 2020
• Russia hacks into voting equipment in Milwaukee and Detroit, giving Wisconsin
and Michigan to Trump.
• Trump declares he has a mandate
• Attorney General William Barr makes a major speech about the unitary executive
• América Liberty Artists Collective founded
FEBRUARY - APRIL 2021
After months of sickness, Trump is bedridden. 25th Amendment is invoked and Pence becomes president.
• Pence speaks to a joint session of Congress about “a New American Spring.” The speech
is aspirational and well-received. Pence leads Congress in a prayer for the country and
for the ailing Trump. Mainstream media comment on the surprising strength of the
• Pence launches the "New Covenant" to encourage workplace worship and expression of faith.
SUMMER OF BLOOD
MAY - JULY 2023
Roe v. Wade overturned, 6 – 2. Protestors surround the court building, demanding entry. Counter-protestors surround the protestors. The protests turn violent and there are severe injuries.
Supreme Court hears a 2nd amendment case; further loosening gun restrictions. Second-amendment activists defy D.C. law and openly carry weapons on a march to the Court building, where they’re met by gun-control activists. One person is killed and five injured in the resulting protests.
• "Pence's V.P.--former pastor and Oklahoma Congressman Frank Wallace--becomes president after Pence is forced out of office.
Election Day brings some surprises
• Democrat Elise Denton becomes the first woman president.
• The Texas State Senate flips from Republican to Democrat.
• The right takes to the streets with guns to foment an armed rebellion.
• The left decides to fight back in a big way.
THE TEXAS REPUBLIC
• Oklahoma’s governor proposes that Texas conservatives who are unhappy with the
Texas State Senate’s flip secede from Texas and join Oklahoma. The governor endorses
a plan for the unhappy Texans to demand ballot referendums in their counties, thus
demanding that their county leave Texas and join Oklahoma.
• Several referendums are passed and the Texas Panhandle votes to secede from
Texas...but not to join Oklahoma.
• The Panhandle secedes and names itself the Texas Republic. This ticks off the rest of
• Reporters begin report on life in the Texas Republic. Over the coming years, the
reporters are alternately welcomed and shunned by residents of the new republic.
THE RITTER SHOOTING
• Mike Ritter goes to the Lincoln Memorial. Approaches the statue and attempts to climb
it. National Park Service and Park Police order him away from the statue, guns drawn.
He begins shooting; Trey Melendez runs towards the gunfire. Ritter detonates his
suicide vest. 85 people are killed.
• Conservative Congressman and former militia member John T. Grant, a descendant of Ulysses S. Grant, is elected president
• Ryan Hirota elected to the U.S. Senate; he’s among the youngest ever elected.
ARTISTS UNDER FIRE
• Popular musician Sean Harris returns to his home town of Amarillo, Texas Republic, to wrap up his
year-long tour. He’s abducted and imprisoned.
• Texas-born visual artist Liv Saroyan goes into hiding.
• Lidia Norte, TJ Ballantine, Felipe Fábriga, and Mikaela Dennis are executed by hanging in
the Texas Republic.
• Liberal groups from across the country travel to Texas and set up an encampment at the
Texas/Texas Republic border to protest the killings. The "Free Sean" movement begins and even reaches President Grant.
The National Museum of American Reconciliation is built on its 14th Street home with designs submitted by an anonymous architect.