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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!

Battle of Little Bighorn: 49 – War!

The three-pronged attack against the hostiles has begun. The leading military persons involved are General Alfred Terry, General John Gibbon, General George Crook, and...

The Saint Valentine Day Massacre

The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre is the name given to the murder of seven people during a mafia turf war between rival gangs run...

A Cinderella Story at Mardi Gras 1857

A young girl who had to leave the Mardi Gras ball early left behind a slipper that was returned to her when the man...

What is Mardi Gras?

Mardi Gras has evolved from a Medieval celebration into a worldwide Carnival. The most famous Mardi Gras celebration in North America has always been...

Importance of African American History Month

African Americans have contributed to national and international landscapes with a focused vision and a myriad of achievements. In 1926 Carter G. Woodson, a historian,...

The Lincoln-Davis Resume Debate

For 150 years, historians have evaluated the presidential performance of Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis. Lincoln usually wins in a walk. The Lincoln-Davis Experience Qualifications On...

Saving Tennessee’s Civil War Battlefields

Preservationists continue to save Civil War hallowed ground. Recent victories have occurred at Parker's Crossroads and Franklin. As the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War...

Kentucky, which joined the Confederacy after the Civil War

A Civil War site in central Kentucky contains lots of African American and Civil War memories. The title of this article vents a sense that...

President Abraham Lincoln Frees the Slaves

Lincoln said the proclamation was "essentially a war measure" with "the desired effect of depriving the Confederacy of much of its valuable laboring force." On...

The Origin of Santa Claus

Although based on St. Nicholas and the Dutch Sinterklass, the jolly gift-giver who is known universally today as Santa Claus is definitely an American...

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Schönbrunn Palace in ViSchönbrunn Palace in Vienna: A UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in...

Much has been written about the palace residence, designed by Johann von Erlach between 1696 and 1712. It boasts over 1000 rooms, but the...

Battle of Little Bighorn: 51 – Locating Hostiles

Yellowstone River Having advanced from Fort Ellis in Montana, General John Gibbon remained along the Yellowstone River, waiting to make contact with General Terry and...

Roxane, The First Wife Of Alexander The Great: A Story Of Intrigue And Adventure...

Hidden by her father in a remote fortress, a girl whose name means "little star" would come to marry the most powerful man in...