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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!

George Washington – British Officer

George Washington is remembered for many things. He was the victorious general who defeated the most powerful army on earth to win our nation's...

Presidential Inaugurations – Deviations From Tradition

Presidential inaugurations proceed according to well-established traditions and customs. The President had the oath administered to him by the Chief Justice on the east...

Presidential Feuds, Part 4

The last great presidential feud was strictly personal. Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower just plain didn’t like each other. This was not a long...

Presidential Feuds, Part 3

One of the most fascinating presidential feuds involved two men who had been best of personal and political friends, Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard...

Presidential Feuds, Part 2

Andrew Johnson and Ulysses S. Grant engaged in a personal and political feud almost unparalleled in both the briefness of its duration and the...

Presidential Feuds, Part 1

The United States Senate has been called “the most exclusive club in the world” but there is an even more exclusive club. Only forty-two...

Henry Clay – The Great Compromiser, Part 4

As the election of 1844 approached, it seemed obvious to everyone that the candidates would be Henry Clay for the Whigs and former President...

Henry Clay – The Great Compromiser, Part 3

In 1832, Henry Clay made another try for the White House. He had succeeded John Quincy Adams as leader of the National Republican Party...

The Women’s Civil War

The Civil War is said to be the first true modern war. This conflict brought forth the use of the first air force (hot...

Henry Clay – The Great Compromiser, Part 2

Now in Congress, and Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Henry Clay joined with other young, newly elected members and became a War...
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