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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!

Orson Welles’ Halloween Prank – The War of the Worlds on Radio

In the summer of 1938, the CBS Radio Network began broadcasting the hourly anthology series Mercury Theatre On the Air, a creation of the...

History of Halloween and the Fun Today

My endearing husband recently told me that he doesn’t understand the point of celebrating Halloween. I could not believe what I was hearing. To...

The History of Trick or Treating and Halloween Costumes

The History of Trick or Treating Trick or treating is undoubtedly the most popular modern Halloween tradition. Its history can be traced back to the...

History of the First Thanksgiving

American's celebrate Thanksgiving every year, but many do not know how the first Thanksgiving came about. Here is a brief history of the...

Mayflower Movies: Teaching Kids About the First Thanksgiving

If you’re looking for a way to rehearse the Thanksgiving story with your family this holiday season, consider a family movie. Thanksgiving movies that...

Stranger Danger and Other Common Myths Associated With Halloween

Every year as Halloween approaches, the media is full of warnings of Stranger Danger - the fear that some evil, unknown person is after...

Discovering America or Inventing It?

On October 12, many people in the Americas and in Spain celebrate the “discovery” of America by Christopher Columbus, who was subsequently dubbed by...

Christopher Columbus Discovers America

The image of the explorer as an intrepid hero has been called into question. After arriving in the Bahamas, he and his crew...

Thanksgiving in America

From the Pilgrims First Thanksgiving to the present day, the holiday offers different things to people. The history of Thanksgiving in America is unique. In...

Halloween History: The Tradition of Bobbing for Apples

The Halloween tradition of bobbing for apples has dwindled over the years, and this might be partially due to hygiene concerns. In times past,...
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