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American History is discovered in compelling articles that span the Colonial Era until 5 minutes ago! See Spanish, French, British, Dutch and Swiss Colonies become one nation. This fresh journey traces the nation’s birth on the Eastern Seaboard to its early 19th century childhood and political development. Follow its adolescence when the Civil War threatened her existence. See westward expansion spurred by "Manifest Destiny". Study the 20th Century adult years when the promising young ideals of freedom were severely tested. Watch 21st Century America influence the world and see if this "greatest experiment in government" continues to be the brightest beacon of freedom. This is your safe haven to discuss social and economic issues and yes, even religion and politics!

An American Thanksgiving Timeline

Originally, Thanksgiving day in America was set by presidential proclamation. A joint congressional resolution in 1941 settled on the 4th Thursday in November. Those intrepid...

Ellis Island, U.S. Immigration Portal, Closed

The main immigration center admitted about 15 million newcomers in 62 years, and today more than 100 million Americans can trace their ancestry to...

Eisenhower Wins Presidency in Landslide

Dwight Eisenhower, a career military officer who rose to the rank of five-star general and led U.S. troops in World War II, was first...

The History of Halloween

Halloween is a time for candy, costumes, parties and parades despite the allegations that it is for satanic ritual. The history of Halloween is...

Halloween History and Origins

As the masses disguise themselves in ghoulish attire and beg for candy, they should give Halloween meaning by familiarizing themselves with the holiday's origins. Halloween...

The Spirit of Halloween

Ghouls, goblins, trick-or-treating and apple-bobbing. But how did the celebration of Halloween begin? Halloween. When you hear this word, what thoughts come to your...

Halloween: A Brief History

Halloween, celebrated each year on October 31, is a mix of ancient Celtic practices, Catholic and Roman religious rituals and European folk traditions. Straddling...

History of Columbus Day

Columbus Day, celebrated on October 12, commemorates the first sighting by Christopher Columbus's crew of the New World. In the United States, Columbus Day...

Columbus in the New World: Was the Discoverer of America a Hero or a...

Christopher Columbus has been vilified as the man whose discovery of the Americas brought death and destruction to native cultures, beginning the pattern of...

Columbus the Criminal

Some historical legends like Christopher Columbus have had their legacies re-evaluated by modern historians, and have been found wanting. Past generations of American school-children learned...

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What Day Is Thanksgiving?

Franklin Roosevelt's proclamation of Thanksgiving on the third Thursday of November sparked controversy. It was well within his right, however; but Congress regulated it. In...

The Tradition of Thanksgiving

Upon researching, one would be surprised at the disparity of facts surrounding our traditional Thanksgiving celebration and the early Thanksgivings recorded in History. Today families...

An American Thanksgiving Timeline

Originally, Thanksgiving day in America was set by presidential proclamation. A joint congressional resolution in 1941 settled on the 4th Thursday in November. Those intrepid...