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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!

Election Surprises – Woodrow Wilson’s Re-Election

In 1912, Woodrow Wilson, a Democrat, had been elected president in spite of the fact that more people voted against him than for him....

Almost President – Hannibal Hamlin

Hannibal Hamlin missed being President by five weeks. Most history students know that Abraham Lincoln’s Vice President was Andrew Johnson, who became President when...

Election Surprises – Truman’s 1948 Victory

Probably the biggest surprise in the history of presidential elections, Harry Truman defied the odds in winning re-election in 1948. When the campaign started,...

Jim Bridger and the Fur Trade, Part 3

Next came a dispute between Bridger and Brigham Young. The dispute seems to have arisen because Young thought Bridger was inciting the Indians to...

The Natick Cobbler – Henry Wilson, Part 3

During the 1872 campaign, Wilson made a strenuous speaking tour covering 10,000 miles and giving ninety-six campaign speeches. This tour ruined his health. In...

Jim Bridger and the Fur Trade, Part 2

Bridger spent that winter at the forks of the Snake River. It was not a good spot, as there was very little grass for...

The Natick Cobbler – Henry Wilson, Part 2

In the Senate, Wilson was compared somewhat unfavorably to the other Massachusetts Republican Senator, Charles Sumner. Sumner was a powerful, eloquent orator with great...

Culture and History of Nashville

Ancient people built mounds and nomadic tribes of the Shawnee algonchini settled centuries ago on the high coast of what today is the Cumberland...

The Natick Cobbler – Henry Wilson, Part 1

The life of Henry Wilson, second Vice President under President U.S. Grant, was a real American success story. Born in poverty, he worked his...

Jim Bridger and the Fur Trade, Part 1

Jim Bridger was born in the spring of 1804. When Jim was eight the family moved from Virginia to a Missouri farm not far...
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