The Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight of 1848 has become the symbol of the will for freedom and liberty of the Hungarian people. It resonated loudly here in the United States when Lajos Kossuth made a historic visit in 1851-52 to gather support for the fight for Hungarian Independence. Speaking to half the population of the United States at the time and witnessed by heroic welcomes across the country, Lajos Kossuth's impact on the United States was nothing short of historic.