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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!

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...

The Columbus Day Celebration

Pope John Paul II broke new ground when he apologized to the Indigenous populations and to African Americans on the 500th anniversary of Columbus'...

Columbus Day – Celebration of Myth, Torture and Genocide

America has many great days to celebrate but Columbus was not the first discoverer and his arrival started the torture,slavery and genocide of many...

World Smile Day – Celebrated the 1st Friday in October

World Smile Day was created by Harvey Ball to encourage the world for just one day a year to participate in acts of...

National Golf Day – October 4th

National Golf Day was created to raise money for charities providing help for those in need. National Golf Day is about much more than...

French and Dutch Forays into the New World

While the Spanish pursued conquest and gold and silver treasure in the New World, the French and Dutch had somewhat more modest aspirations: the...

The Use of Foreign Coins in Colonial America

For Americans in the colonial and revolutionary periods, ready money consisted almost exclusively of coins from other countries, primarily Spain. In accord with the mercantile...

Whig Opposition to the American Independence Movement

American independence was strengthened by attempts at colonial unity, pro-colonial leaders in Parliament, and assumptions leading to British defeat. American independence was rooted in a...

America’s Religious Past

America's drift towards Christian dominance isn't supported by its early history or constitution Many political leaders wish to return America to the religious days of...

Earliest New England

The seminal Puritan experience in the New World was more complex than is typically remembered. Indeed, not all New England colonists were Puritans. The Puritan...

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Royal Marine Commandos in the Korean War

United Kingdom's elite Marines fought alongside their American and South Korean Marine brethren from 1950 to 1952. The Korean War, fought from 1950 to 1952,...

United States Military Reform Post Civil War

Between 1865 and 1900 the United States' Army and Navy changed in direct relation to the threats the nation faced. The reforms the United States...

Legend of Cyrus the Great of Persia’s Childhood: Story of the Founder of the...

Cyrus the Great was the founder of the most successful Persian Empire. The legend of his birth, however, is fascinating, and sets the stage...