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Tammany Hall and the Triangle Fire

When a general strike of 20,000 female garment workers took place in New York City in the winter of 1909, Tammany Hall, the corrupt,...

23rd President of the United States: Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893)

Harrison is probably best remembered as the candidate who won in the first round with Grover Cleveland only to be defeated by him in...

Tenth President of the United States: John Tyler (1841-1845)

John Tyler was the first unelected President following the death of Harrison in 1841. His role was to set the direction for future...

Harry Houdini and the Spiritualists

As Houdini's career goes from strength to strength, his focus on exposing the frauds who exploited the spiritual world was his next challenge. In...

Beaver Island, Michigan – A Curious and Unique History

Beaver Archipelago's history and location led to financial riches and ethnic conflict, and made Big Beaver Island an economic center and a Mormon...

Second President of the United States, John Adams (1797-1801)

John Adams was the first Vice President of the United States and its second President following Washington. He was a brilliant scholar of...

27th President of the United States William Howard Taft (1909-1913)

William H. Taft was selected by Theodore Roosevelt as Vice Presidential candidate and his successor. Four years later Roosevelt would aid in Taft's...

Spain Discovers the New World

Spanish claims in the Americas began with Columbus and eventually included southern North America, Central America and most of South America. By 1504, Columbus had...

Thomas Jefferson and the Consent of the Governed

Jefferson was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, which was, and still is, one of the most radical political documents ever...

Emily D. West – A Historical Perspective

The story of Emily West has been touted both as myth and as history, according to various sources. While it is accepted as fact...

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