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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!

Benjamin Franklin and His Battle With Gout

Late in his life, Benjamin Franklin suffered much pain, including battles with numerous gout attacks. These episodes caused him much pain and decreased the...

A History of Hatboro: The Story of a Small Pennsylvania Town

Whether or not George Washington really visited half of the places that he supposedly graced with his presidential presence may never be known, but...

First Women Pilots: Early Female Pioneers of Aviation

Breaking into aviation was no easy chore for females at the turn of the century. Many were forced to take chances and risk their...

Manifest Destiny: 54° 40′ or Fight: 1844 Presidential Campaign Slogan Outlines Oregon Territory Position

The Oregon Country was governed equally by Great Britain and the United States. James Polk supported US expansionism, became president and settled the boundary...

The Embargo Act of 1807: Thomas Jefferson’s Failed Foreign Relations Policy

While the intentions of the act may have been noble, in reality, the embargo act of 1807 meant to hurt the British and the...

History of Hops in Vermont: New England Hops Production and Early Importance as Cash...

Hops in Vermont sounds like a novel idea, but it really is not. According to Leonard Perry of UVM, the hops plant was first...

The Politics of James Monroe: Ideological Leanings During the “Era of Good Feelings”

Apart from George Washington, James Monroe is the closest America has ever come to having a unanimously elected president, leading the country during peaceful...

Battle of Little Bighorn: 56 – Passing in Review

The 7th Cavalry Company Flag On June 22, the 7th Cavalry passed in review before Terry, Gibbon, and Custer. The regimental band had remained at...

Battle of Little Bighorn: 55 – Custer’s Orders

Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer On the morning of June 22, Terry gave Custer a copy of his written orders. In some points Terry was...

Battle of Little Bighorn: 54 – Guess How Many Hostiles are Out There

General Alfred Terry On June 21, General Terry moved his command up the Yellowstone and set up a base camp at the mouth of the...
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